On the episode titled "Us," viewers finally saw Terminus and it turns out that it is real. At first it looked abandoned because the gates were unlocked. However, the group was greeted by a friendly woman named Mary. The episode ended on that note, which has viewers asking a lot of questions. On March 23, executive producer Greg Nicotero spoke with The Hollywood Reporter and revealed spoilers about Terminus and what to expect on "The Walking Dead" season finale, titled "A."
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Viewers only saw one person at Terminus and that was Mary. With the gates unlocked and not guarded, that led to a lot of questions about the community. It seemed that either Mary was crazy and was the only one there or that everyone really feels safe at the sanctuary. Nicotero confirmed that there are other people at Terminus besides Mary and viewers will meet them quickly. As for why it wasn't guarded like other places would be, the executive producer said that they are trying to rebuild the world. He said that this is why they were broadcasting messages and posting signs all over the Georgia countryside leading survivors to it.
One question that fans have is with Terminus unlocked and not guarded, why is it they don't have a fear of other people who may not be looking for a safe place, but to overtake it. Greg said,
"I'm sure that they have had to deal with good people who showed up and probably people who wanted to rob them, who knows. But you have to start somewhere, and clearly we met the "Claimers" and that situation did not end well for Len (Marcus Hester). You see that there are people out there who have their own rules."
Nicotero also compared where the group has been the past few seasons. They started out at Hershel's farm, then the prison and now they are out experiencing the world. They are seeing both the devastation as well as how people survive.
Many fans think that Terminus is too good to be true. While the executive producer didn't say if it was or wasn't, he did comment,
"... we're now getting a chance to learn about Terminus that has been able to survive and not be so creepy, weird and malevolent about it. Everyone gets to Terminus and smiles and thinks, 'Maybe the world isn't all a bad place.'"
As for the character of Gareth, viewers will meet him on "The Walking Dead" season finale and Nicotero said that it is safe to say that he will be at Terminus. However, he wouldn't say if Gareth would be a good guy or bad guy. He said that there are different perceptions on what is "good" and "bad." While most viewers don't view Joe as one of the good guys, Greg said,
"In different worlds and different perceptions, who is a good guy and who is a bad guy? In Joe's perception, Joe isn't a bad guy, he's a good guy who has just figured out a way to survive and use a set of rules that work for him. So it'll be interesting to see how things play out and how fans respond to what we've set up in the last episode."
"The Walking Dead" season 4, episode 16 is the season finale and it is titled "A." It will air on AMC on March 30.