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'The Walking Dead': Will season 5 feature character-driven episodes?

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The second half of "The Walking Dead" season 4 featured character-driven episodes, which made sense since everyone was separated. This was met with both praise and criticism from fans. Some enjoyed episodes that focused on only a few of the characters, learning more about them. Then there were others who preferred the traditional style of storytelling. So how will "The Walking Dead" season 5 be set up? On April 4, WetPaint revealed whether the next season will have character-driven episodes or if they will go back to the traditional way of telling the story.

Since the majority of the main characters have reunited and are stuck in a boxcar together at Terminus, it seems pretty clear that the traditional storytelling will occur, at least until they get out of their situation. The only characters that are missing are Tyreese, Carol and Baby Judith and of course Beth, who was kidnapped.

Robert Kirkman told The Hollywood Reporter,

“I don't think this show is going to settle into one formula. We'll continue to tell different stories here and there. There may be some individual episodes that focus on a smaller group or one character, but I don't think it'll become the norm. We'll continue doing what we always do: to try and break new ground with every season.”

It sounds like "The Walking Dead" season 5 will be told in the traditional way, but as far as individual episodes once in a while, hopefully that will include Beth. Nobody knows what happened to her or who kidnapped her and it would be nice to get little slices of information about her predicament. Fans are also hoping that Tyreese, Carol and baby Judith will meet up with Team Prison soon, but hopefully it will be on the outside of Terminus and they will avoid falling into the "sanctuary" trap.

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


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