Sarlacc83 wrote:There is a telling lack of responses to this thread, but let me just note that:
The cannibals storyline was contrived to begin with, but even then, they could have done something interesting with Terminus instead of just eliminating Gareth in the first first episodes. This show is such a complete waste of time.
I thought how they handled Gareth's 'plan' was awful writing. Bringing Bob back alive makes no sense since he most likely can tell them how many there are and where they are, then paint a giant A on the building and leave just to come back again when they actually expect them. Why tip their hand? Because that doesn't give Rick vengeance or a sad and unnecessary goodbye to Bob. It would have been much better written if they had just killed Bob after finding out he was infected (dump his body at the church if you want), attacked without warning (since they knew where they were) and been killed off in a firefight, ending the Terminus story line while making Gareth have some common sense. You can keep main characters alive in danger without making the enemies complete morons. The show continues to use idiocy as a plot device. I'm glad the plot is actually moving forward at least, although it again makes no sense for Abraham to ABSOLUTELY need to leave at that moment. My guess is Glenn or Maggie die wherever their bus is heading since their love story hasn't been interesting since season 2. Or they could drag it out til season 11.
My hope is we find out more about the people who came through Terminus and locked Gareth up, ultimately leading to a meeting with whoever they are. If the crazy tattooed guy who came out of the train car in the premiere before being eaten was the head guy
as indicated from the flash back, I will be very disappointed. Having the presence of people much worse than Gareth in the area who we haven't met yet but see do terrible things to the Terminus people would add an interesting wrinkle. If it was me I think I would have it be Negan but wouldn't really introduce him as Negan in real time until the end of the season.
My favorite part of season 5 though is Carl having maybe 3 lines so far. Have him protect Judith silently and he gets my emmy vote.