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'The Walking Dead' season 5: Does Rick have a plan?

Andrew Lincoln plays Rick Grimes in "The Walking Dead"
Photo by Laura Cavanaugh

On March 30, the season 4 finale of "The Walking Dead" aired and while a few viewers were disappointed, most agreed that it was a good episode. However, it did end on a cliffhanger and fans are going to have to wait until October 2014 to find out what is going to happen. Viewers are already sharing their speculations on what "The Walking Dead" season 5 will bring and with the majority of the characters reunited in an uncertain and scary situation, does Rick have a plan?

Warning: If you have not seen the season 4 finale of "TWD" and/or do not want to know season 5 theories, then stop reading.

At the end of the episode Rick said that the Terminus group are going to "feel pretty stupid." What exactly does that mean? From the look on his face, it appeared as if he had a plan. After he said that he looked at Carl, Michonne and Daryl, who all had the same type of look, as if they were prepared for something to go down at Terminus.

Looking back throughout the episode, which was titled "A," there are some things that happened that may offer clues. When they first arrived outside the fences, Rick said that they should spread out and just watch. Then the camera zoomed in on Carl and Michonne, who weren't watching, but were walking through the woods instead. It almost appeared as if they were going away from Terminus or maybe they were just hanging back a bit to keep a lookout for walkers or other survivors.

Then Rick is burying a bag of weapons. He starts to put one gun on top, but then stops and switches it out with his gun. At first it seemed as if he was stashing the guns just in case they needed to go back out and get them. But Rick put a gun on top, then changed his mind and switched it out with his own gun, the one he always carries. Everyone knows what his gun looks like. Could he have been stashing those weapons for someone else and having his gun on top would be a message? Everyone went in to Terminus, so either there are new characters that are part of the group that weren't seen on camera that stayed behind or he is hoping that Tyreese and Carol come across it and get the message.

After Rick and the others hopped the fence and entered Terminus, the camera was behind the fence, as if there was someone watching them. Perhaps it wasn't one of Gareth's watchmen, but was someone else on Rick's side.

What did you think of the season 4 finale? Do you think that Rick already had a plan just in case things went bad?

"The Walking Dead" season 5 will air in October 2014.