Very little is known about Terminus right now except that it is run by a man named Gareth, the residents are herding survivors like animals being prepared for slaughter and they are having people come to them instead of the other way around. The last "community" that "The Walking Dead" characters dealt with was Woodbury. So how do the two compare? On April 3, WetPaint reported the details.
Even though Terminus and Woodbury do have a few similarities, such as being run by men who are considered to be evil and demented, it turns out that is probably where the similarities end. Robert Kirkman told TV Line,
“Woodbury was much more of a return to civilization. It was a safe place. It had a leader who had a lot of secrets, but, on the surface, it was a place where families could live and people could survive. Terminus is not that. It’s a completely alien environment with very strange people that live in a very specific and strange way that is in no way any kind of remnant of what we knew before. They’re actually a lot more dangerous and a little bit scarier when it all comes to light.”
There is a lot of speculation that the folks at Terminus are cannibals, like the Hunters were in the comic books. Although neither Robert Kirkman or Scott Gimple has confirmed this yet, the barbecues, leftover human skulls and spines seem to indicate that the cannibal theory is likely. However, if the people at Terminus are more dangerous and scarier than fans think, then what other secrets are they hiding? What could be worse than being eaten?
Viewers will have to wait until "The Walking Dead" season 5 airs in October 2014 to find out. In the meantime, fans can always speculate.