‘Walking Dead’ Season 5 Teaser: Babysitters vs Zombies

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The Walking Dead is a milestone amongst comic book TV shows, cable TV shows, and TV shows in general, continuing to pull in huge ratings despite several creative shakeups behind-the-scenes, and a fanbase that seems to have as much fun picking apart the show and characters as they do actually watching them.

Season 4 was something of a departure, though; after a more traditional (albeit dark and somber) first half, the second half of the season broke things down into more isolated episodes, focusing on individual odd pair units of survivors from the prison camp. As we saw in the season 4 finale, however, the reunion of Rick Grimes and his crew came at a most unhappy time, as the lot of them were captured by the inhabitants of Terminus for some yet-to-be-revealed purpose that is most likely pretty horrific (given the world of The Walking Dead).

As this latest season 5 teaser reminds us, however, Rick and the gang aren’t the only ones in a bad place right now. After one of the most disturbing and controversial episodes in the show’s run, odd pair Carol (Melissa McBride) and Tyreese (Chad L. Coleman) are still out in the wilderness trying to avoid roving bands of zombies, all while caring for Rick’s young daughter Judith (as we see above) and shouldering the weight of the terrible events they’ve recently endured.

The Walking Dead Season 5 Teaser Carol and Tyreese Walking Dead Season 5 Teaser: Babysitters vs Zombies

Babysitting has been an especially precarious job in both The Walking Dead comic books and TV show. The only thing more disturbing than imagining the “What If’s?” of childcare gone wrong in a zompocalypse world is the reaction you see from an increasing amount of viewers who are vocal about the belief that ditching a baby is the only logical way to survive (all heart, those types).

Poor Carol and Tyreese; even if they do make it out of the woods, in Terminus they’ll find that they cared for that baby only to deliver it into the clutches of humans who (judging by the stack of bones we saw during the Season 4 finale) may make a meal out of her, same as the zombies. Talk about irony.

The Walking Dead season 5 premieres this fall on AMC.

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  1. Please don’t use the word “zompocalypse” anymore. Apocalypse will do just nicely (until 20th Century Fox tries to copyright it in 3 years).

    • Nope. Go ahead and keep using the word. It’s fine. Not everyone is as controlling as this guy.

    • hi im renelyn u know i really love walking death plz make more…………episode?n my baby love also

  2. Shortest clip ever…

  3. Ditching “Baby Judith”, are you serious? without a spark of hope to take away the survivors might Already be death.

  4. As for ditching the baby. I never really thought about it, but if all humans have this Zombie disease in them then doesn’t that already make the human race done? I guess we could continue to try to populate, but you have to wonder as what. Will the new generation be some mutant form of living Zombie who eventually wants flesh? Interesting concept

    • People are all infected, they do not turn or succumb to the zombie disease, if this where the case we would need new regulars around the clock. people turn when they die if they are mortaly wounded or diseased as seen in the first episodes of season 4 when the influenza struck among the jail population. as long as humand keep breeding and if they would eventually find a cure. then there is chance. also some future generations could develope imunity.

      I don’t think the writers will explore mutant zombie offspring, because the walking dead is more about survival. It would however be intresting to see a Baby walker or a Toddler walker :-)

      • Granted everyone “Living” at the time of the outbreak is infected. I question the newborns condition. I doubt they’d be mutated into living flesh eaters, but who knows? I’d think there’d be a better possibility of them becoming imuned and not turn at death. Much like other second generation carriers

      • Actually after giving more thought I’m thinking that the baby will have an immunity to even being bitten. It would make sense. The next generation is a carrier, but it’s always dormant, and doesn’t effect them when they die…. If there’s such a thing as logic in Zombie stories (Seeing we have to accept the dead rising in the first place). Then the only hope for humans to re-populate would be if the following generations were able to not be effected by the plague in the first place.

        As for the Zombies…..I’ve read the comics up to the prison so I’m not sure what’s down the road. One thing that’s always bothered me is that they are decomposing all the time. If that’s so then eventually you have skeletons and I doubt they could do much even if they were Zombies.

        I think that somehow they need to have some sort of hybrids that stay strong because they’ve learned to eat both the walking dead as well as those who live. Maybe they have limited intelligence too. Like they were some military who were injected with something that was thought to fight off the disease, but instead it prolonged it and turned them into even worse Zombies who were more cunning when hunting and tougher to kill. That’d be another good twist

  5. I heard something about Rick was killed in the later comics, but not sure. The story line doesn’t follow the comics all that close. I’m glad because the show is much better.

    As for both of them. I think the remaining suvivers from the original group are pretty much too central to the story line now, but then again they have offed others I didn’t think would go