In just a few days the midseason finale of “The Walking Dead” season 5 will air on AMC. After Sunday night, fans will have to wait a few months before the second half of the season airs. Loyal fans of the zombie series spend the season breaks speculating on what will happen and searching for “TWD” spoilers. Even though viewers don’t know what is going to happen on “The Walking Dead” season 5, episode 8, there are already some hints. Executive producer Gale Anne Hurd and showrunner Scott M. Gimple revealed that the focus of the second half is going to be trust, according to a Nov. 28 report by Design & Trend.
According to USA Today, Gimple said that trust is going to continue to be an “incredible important currency” in the second half of “The Walking Dead” season 5. Survivors of the zombie apocalypse are stuck in a difficult position. On one hand survivors need to trust others to watch their back, especially when teaming up with a group. On the other hand the end of the civilized world can bring out the worst in people. Look what happened with Shane, Terminus and Eugene. Even though Team Prison never really trusted the Governor, they didn’t prepare themselves for the worst either. They didn’t trust the man, but trusted that things could be resolved or they would stay out of each other’s way.
So what is meant by trust being an important factor in the last eight episodes of season 5 and who are they talking about? Gimple asked if Team Prison should trust Gabriel and does he trust Rick’s group? It seems that Gabriel has some secrets and a lot of guilt.
As for Eugene, they trusted he was telling the truth about a cure in D.C. and it turned out to be a lie. Lives were lost, resources were depleted and hopes were shattered. However, McDermitt says even though Eugene doesn’t have the physical ability to fight, his greatest asset is his brain.
It seems that Eugene might survive “The Walking Dead” midseason finale. Josh McDermitt said that viewers are going to discover how Eugene fights to get back in the group. However, he isn’t everyone’s favorite person right now.
Hurd said that the second half of “The Walking Dead” season 5 will have an angle that compliments the first eight episodes. Some characters didn’t get much screen time in the first half of season 5. This is going to change when the show returns. As for the goals for the second half, Hurd told E! Online,
“I think the goal is to continue the theme of the first season, really, which is an in-depth examination of each character in our band of survivors and where they find themselves emotionally given the acts they’ve had to commit to survive.”
The second half of “The Walking Dead” season 5 is scheduled to premiere on Feb. 8. What do you think is going to happen when the zombie series returns to AMC?