As you probably remember, Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and his merry band of survivors were in a bit of a pickle at the end of season four, having been captured by the cannibals of Terminus. Luckily for them, we are off to an explosive start of season five when Carol swoops in before they are all turned into kebabs.
After that though, they find themselves on the road again and things are looking kinda bleak. Until they come across a priest who offers them shelter in his church. While searching the surrounding area, Darryl (Norman Reedus) comes across a car that looks just like the one that kidnapped Beth (Emily Kinney). He follows it and finds that she has been taken to a hospital in Atlanta, where she is forced to help out another band of survivors. Another rescue attempt later, they are once again on the move and things are looking even bleaker this time around.
But then they run into this guy called Aaron (Ross Marquand), who wants them to join him in Alexandria, a walled community where people are living normal lives right down to the power, water and all the other comforts of home. At first, everyone seems to blend in perfectly. They even get jobs and for the first time since the zombies reared their ugly heads, things appear normal. But hey, it wouldn’t be The Walking Dead if everybody was happy and things were going well, right?
I’m a huge fan of The Walking Dead and season five doesn’t disappoint. Not all of the storylines offered here work equally well (like the Atlanta hospital one), but seeing as the show moves along at a quicker pace this time around, it’s no big deal. And as usual, they leave the door wide open for the next season. Oh wait, was that a spoiler right there?