Andrew Lincoln and Norman Reedus in The Walking Dead
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09/04/2014 AT 09:00 AM EDT
Looks like Terminus really wasn’t all it was cracked up to be.
Last season on The Walking Dead, Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and his people risked their lives searching for the mysterious sanctuary – only to be taken hostage. Rick cursed their captors, vowing, “They’re going to feel pretty stupid when they find out … that they’re screwing with the wrong people.”
In a still from Season 5 shared exclusively with PEOPLE, Rick seems to be keeping his promise, armed and ready for the fight alongside Daryl (Norman Reedus).
Video of The Walking Dead season 5 episode 1. The prison group escapes Terminus. Please like and share!
The Walking Dead has shown us some of the most disturbing imagery on television the past four years. But if star Andrew Lincoln is to be believed, we haven’t seen anything yet. And a lot of that is due to the fact that the man Lincoln plays, Rick Grimes, is pretty much done messing around.
“The show is the same story moving forward,” Lincoln told us about season 5 (which debuts Oct. 12 on AMC) after getting good and bloody for his EW cover shoot. “But because their leader is incredibly uncompromising, I think he is dragging a lot of those people into a place that is darker, more brutal, and there will be fallout from that. So it feels like it’s a more grown-up show. It fees like we’re heading into the heart of darkness. Brutal is the word for this season. It’s always been pretty intense, but this season I think is very hard hitting. People should be prepared for that, I think.”
This is the Rick viewers most assuredly need after watching him mope around on-and-off for two seasons after having very bad thing in the world happen to him. And it’s the Rick that the rest of the survivors need as well if they are going to continue to keep on keeping on. “Rick is probably at the most complete place he’s been ever since the apocalypse started,” says Lincoln. “He’s a man who doesn’t doubt himself anymore, and he’s accepted his brutality as much as his humanity. So I think he’s in an incredibly powerful and dangerous place.”
Of course, that could be bad news for Gareth and the Terminus gang, as well as anyone else who dares oppose Mr. Grimes. “You stand alongside Rick, you’re family. You stand in opposition to him, you’re a problem.”
Source – http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/09/03/the-walking-dead-andrew-lincoln-rick-season-5-brutal/
When we showed you the first exclusive image of Daryl Dixon from season 5 of The Walking Dead, he appeared to be in a bit of a bind…literally, in fact, seeing as how he was gagged and bound. Let’s just say that many fans of the crossbow-wielding warrior (played by Norman Reedus) were less than pleased to see their main man in such peril. Now we have a brand new exclusive gallery shot from the upcoming season (which premieres Oct. 12 on AMC), and this one should have Reedus Nation breathing a bit easier. Just click on the “Full Size” magnifying glass tab above to see the full picture in all of its glory.
So what is happening in this photo? Well, Daryl has his weapon back, so that’s certainly good news. He also appears to be creeping up on someone. But whom? And where? Well, it’s relatively safe to assume that a member (or members) of Terminus would be the subject of his steely gaze. And that creepy plastic he is peering through makes me wonder if there is some sort of messy activity going on in there. If the Terminus gang are indeed cannibals (as has been theorized), then perhaps this is where they liberate humans from their flesh for consumption. Either way, this is far more promising than what we saw last time.
Source – http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/09/04/walking-dead-norman-reedus-daryl-dixon-season-5/
The tagline for The Walking Dead‘s fifth season is “hunt or be hunted,” and it looks like Rick Grimes may be on the losing end of that proposition.
In the exclusive image from Season 5 of the AMC zombie drama below, Rick (Andrew Lincoln) is armed with a rifle, but he clearly doesn’t seem to be in a great spot. But just who or what is Rick hiding from?
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Although it’s safe to assume that a hungry pack of walkers are after Rick as usual, the fifth season promises to explore the origins of the (possibly cannibalistic) people of Terminus, where Rick and several members of his group ended up at the end of the last season. Could those shadowy figures actually be some hungry Termites instead?
Check out the full-sized image below and weigh in with your theories in the comments!
The Walking Dead premieres Sunday, Oct. 12 at 9/8c on AMC. Watch the trailer for the new season now:
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