The finale is just a little more than a day away! Before watching it, I put together some questions that I’d love to see answered or at least advanced in the Season 5 finale.
WHO’S SIDE IS DEANNA ON?
Deanna has firmly been in the Rick camp, seeing in him someone with the capabilities and passion to protect her community. But after Gabriel’s testimony, and what happened with Aiden, is she still Team Rick?
WHAT’S UP WITH SASHA?
Angry, emotional, walker-slaughtering Sasha has been super intense lately. Obviously she’s lost a lot this season, without a lot of time to deal with it, but will we learn more about what she’s hoping to accomplish? And more importantly, if this all comes to a head, what will she do? Will she turn on her crew? Would she snap and murder someone?
Anton Chekhov once said, “Remove everything that has no relevance to the story. If you say in the first chapter that there is a rifle hanging on the wall, in the second or third chapter it absolutely must go off. If it’s not going to be fired, it shouldn’t be hanging there.” Because I take things super literally, I only ever use this principle to refer to weapons [Fun fact: I learned about this principle from Archer]. And hence, what is up with Rick’s blender gun, now in the hands of Nicholas? Everyone that watches the show thinks that Nicholas is super shady and now he has a gun that no one knows about and no one suspects. Will he take aim at Rick? Maybe pass it to Pete?
WHAT WILL PETE DO?
Speaking of Pete, how’s he going to react to being kicked out of his home and almost killed by Rick? Is it possible he’ll punish Jessie for this? Or a member of Rick’s crew?
MICHONNE V. RICK
These two besties are going to have some talking to do after Michonne cracked Rick on the head to stop his freak out. How will Rick take that? What will Michonne have to say for herself?
He’s been teased a couple times this season, so I have to assume we’ll at least catch a glimpse of him. Where will that be? How far behind is he? How will he even find Rick since he’s not in DC?
WHAT’S UP WITH THE “W”s?
Those walkers that have “W”s carved in their heads (or is it “M”s?) have been popping up all over the place. Will we find out who’s behind it and why the hell they’re doing it? Because seriously, it’s creeping me out.
WHO ARE THE WOLVES?
They obviously played a major part in the destruction of Noah’s walled community. I don’t think it was a throw-away detail that we saw a few times that episode that the Wolves were to blame. And how here our group is in a walled community. Prevailing theory is that they’re behind the “W” walkers. Will Alexandria have it’s walls tested?
WILL DARYL DIE?
This has been all over Twitter. But I think that might happen every big TWD episode. Norman Reedus hasn’t made fans feel any less secure, predicting crying and screaming over the finale. We won’t have long to wait to find out.
WILL WE SEE THE NEXT MAJOR CHARACTER?
Is it possible the finale will end with a tease of the next major character? We haven’t heard any casting news for anyone major, but that doesn’t mean they can’t tease it. What if we see a long-haired man in a beanie with a bandana covering his face and binoculars watching Alexandria or approaching Daryl? What if the last shot of the show is just a barb wire-wrapped baseball bat dropping into frame and a bleeped curse word? I think I would lose my mind.
We’ll find out Sunday at 9|8c!