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'The Walking Dead' season 5 will be very different and intense

Andrew Lincoln and Steven Yeun star in "The Walking Dead"
Andrew Lincoln and Steven Yeun star in "The Walking Dead"
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It will be several months until "The Walking Dead" season 5 airs, but that doesn't mean there isn't information about the upcoming season. On April 24, Latin Post revealed what fans can expect when the show returns to AMC. One of the things that is being said is that the new season will be very different and intense.

On the season finale, Rick and most of the other characters were stuck in a boxcar at Terminus. Viewers were left with a lot of questions. Carol, Tyreese and baby Judith were missing from the finale and Beth's whereabouts were still unknown. Fans were also wondering how Rick and the others would get out of their situation.

Even though showrunner Scott Gimple is trying to keep a lot of information under wraps, he did tell Comic Book Resources that "The Walking Dead" season 5 is going to be very different from the second half of season 4. He also said that the tone for the upcoming season is going to be intense. He said,

"Things are just going to have a much different tone and a much different practical reality moving forward. The season has a number of shifts of location, and even of the tone, but the tone for most of the season is very, very, very intense. [It's] going to be very different from the last half-season ... It was always planned out in my head that there would be these big shifts, and we're about to have one of those big shifts."

According to ScreenCrush, Gimple told Larry King in an interview that the upcoming season will also have a lot more action. He also mentioned that he is hoping to get Morgan (Lennie James) back and fans will learn what happened to Beth. On AMC's "The Walking Dead" blog, it was written that Beth's story would be both heartwarming and heartbreaking.

However, a while back Lauren Cohan, who plays Maggie on the show, spoke to The Hollywood Reporter and Beth's kidnapping was one of the topics discussed. She said that there isn't going to be a quick resolve in regards to Beth's kidnapping. She stated,

“That's going to be a really good point of suspicion for a while; there's not going to be a quick resolve to that situation. It gets very scary.”

There are also reports that there will be a romance in the upcoming season besides Glenna and Maggie. Fans are speculating on which characters could find love. Some have a Daryl romance theory, either with Carol or Beth while others think that Rick and Michonne might get together. There is also the possibility that Carl or Beth might find someone, perhaps a new character.

There are a lot of questions that need to be answered in "The Walking Dead" season 5. What do you think will happen when the show returns to AMC? What would you like to see happen on the show?