The Season 4 finale of “The Walking Dead” left a great many unanswered questions, particularly about Terminus, its people and the strange room full of candles. Executive producer and comic book creator Robert Kirkman was quoted by International Business Times on June 30 teasing some spoilers for those issues that will be addressed when Season 5 returns in the fall.
During the Season 4 finale, most of the group had made their way to Terminus only to discover it wasn’t the safe haven it was cracked up to be. Rick, Carl, Daryl and Michonne were herded into train car “A” where they were reunited with Maggie, Glenn, Sasha and Bob and were introduced to Abraham, Eugene and Rosita. It ended with a glimpse of the old Rick as he promised that the Termites didn’t know who they were messing with.
Just how they will escape from the boxcar and what is the back story of Terminus is high on everyone’s list of questions for Season 5. Kirkman has said that when the show returns in the fall, we’ll find "there's a lot going on with Terminus."
"In our premiere episode of season 5 we're going to give a ton of answers of who the people of Terminus are, what they're doing, why they're doing it, what's going on with them," he said.
Fans can rest assured that by the end of that first episode, they will understand what’s going on with the folks at Terminus and how they figure into the show. But what about that creepy candle room?
In the Season 4 finale, Rick and company passed through a room lit by tons of candles. On the wall was written the message "Never Again. Never Trust. We First, Always."
Kirkman explained that Terminus developed over a long period and in a complex way. The candle room or “the memorial” as he calls it is part of that. "It's what these people have lived through and what's happened to them and what's built them into what they are, which will be revealed in Season 5," he said.
For those who are itching to know more, Kirkman suggests going back to the memorial episode. He says there are a lot of hints in that episode that will inform the dedicated fan as to what is coming in season 5. "So I would definitely urge everyone to watch this episode multiple times and try to pick out the things we're teasing because there's a lot to find," he said.
He also promises the survivors get out of that train car. "They do not spend the entirety of season 5 in that train car. It is through ingenuity and creativity and somewhat savageness that they are able to make their way out of that train car," he said.
“The Walking Dead” season 5 will premiere sometime this October. Over Fourth of July, AMC will air a marathon for fans that want to a refresher and can’t wait until fall to get their fix. Keep checking back for more Season 5 spoilers.