Four things you missed on 'The Walking Dead' season 5 finale and what to expect in season 6 of 'The Walking Dead'
Season 5 of 'The Walking Dead' is finally over and it's 90 minute finale has came and went.
The final episode was long and included a lot of different details about each and every character. We saw the bloody aftermath of the Rick vs. Pete fight, a man hunt against Glenn, and the misadventures of Daryl and Aaron. In addition, Morgan kicked some serious butt with his new found jedi skills.
But, before you say the episode didn't reveal too much or didn't have that much character development. Here are 4 things you probably missed in 'The Walking Dead' season finale, "Conquer":
1. Little Red Riding Hood
Early in the episode, Aaron and Rick spot a potential new recruit for Alexandria. The guy seems like he could become a valuable asset to the group but, minutes later the new possible recruit was killed off. The use of the red poncho was really clever, because he is eventually killed at the hands of the Wolves, but unlike the child fairytale, The Little Red Riding Hood is killed.
2. The Walking Dead foreshadowed the final scene
The final scene was really intense. Deanna losing her husband Reg when a crazed Pete sought revenge on Rick but, the episode was actually foreshadowed in a conversation between Rick, Glenn, Abraham, Michonne and Rick after Rick wakes up from last episode's fight. When talking about not having guns, Carol responds, "we still have knives, that's all we'll need against them."
In addition, when Rick suggested a plan he says "If we can't get through we take the three of them and say we'll slit their throats".
In weird twist it was actually Reg who ended up with his throat slit, and even more interestingly it was at the hands of Michonne's katana.
3. There was symoblism for the city Alexandria throughout the episode
If you weren't watching closely, then you probably missed this piece of symbolism. When Michonne is sheathing her katana and placing it back over the mantel, there is a ferris wheel artwork in the background. According to Redditor siahbabedblsiah, the octagons symbolize rebirth or transition, a symbol for a community that is about to embark on a complete transition and rebirth as Rick's group takes over and Alexandrian's are forced to adapt to this new life.
4. Rick and Morgan have switched places
The last time Rick saw Morgan, Morgan was completely insane in a house full of booby traps. However, now Morgan looks completely sane, while Rick is the one covered in blood, barely holding on to his sanity.
After Morgan revealed how every life is precious, and then sees his friend execute a man in front of half the town, it is interesting to see how that it is all going to pan out.
What to expect in Season 6?
It will most likely be expensive and even bigger than season 5.
Executive producer Gale Anne Hurd spoke to Entertainment Weekly
before the Season 5 finale and dropped several of hints as to what fans can look forward to in the fall.
While Hurd didn’t reveal any plot details for Season 6, she did say that “The Walking Dead” writers have already “pitched out eight episodes.” If the series maintains its 16 episode order for next year, that means that the writers already have an idea of where the characters will be leading up to the midseason finale in December.
“It is going to be quite the rollercoaster,” she teased. But that’s not the juiciest part of her Season 6 scoop. Hurd added that the show’s line producer, Tom Luce, has been “pulling out his hair” over the episode pitches.
Why should Luce’s hair pulling/ anxiety mean anything to “Walking Dead” fans? A line producer’s job is to manage the budget of the show. This means that the series will either be introducing more new characters – which will add expenses due to more people on payroll. Or it could be a hint that fans should expect more over the top action and special effects.
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