The Walking Dead Season 5 Finale Promo Pics Spark Theories

by Jon Lachonis / March 25, 2015
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If you’re looking for any hints from this crop of promotion photos from The Walking Dead Season 5 finale you might be a little frustrated. The group of photos focus entirely on Daryl and Aaron, with one zombie. On the other hand, the photos may foreshadow a lot indeed. Also check out the three clips from the finale “Conquer” at the bottom of this article.

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In last week’s Walking Dead, “Try”, Daryl and Aaron seemed to be closing in on the mysterious group that seems to love disassembling walkers and carving W into their foreheads. We don’t know anything about this group other than they love tagging and have a very twisted approach to dealing with the Zombie menace, but could they yet turn out to be the big bad for the season finale?

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Consider this, Daryl and Aaron have seemed to be on the trail of this group but what if the group is actually on their tail. The classic twist of the hunter being the hunted. In this scenario, the as yet revealed W’s could tail Daryl and Aaron back to Alexandria, where it appears Rick is on the verge of exile.

A hostile force showing up at the gates of Alexandria could change the complexion of the situation considerably. Rick’s main beef with the Alexandria leadership is that they do not know how to deal with the living. Rick has tried to no avail to convince Deanna that the biggest threat to their sanctuary is not zombies, but the humans who will come seeking to take what they have.

Rick’s fate is definitely the major plot point for The Walking Dead finale episode, “Conquer” so it seems odd that AMC would focus on Darly and Aaron unless their escapades somehow interweaves with Rick’s plight. The arrival of a hostile human menace could certainly wisen up the Alexandria leadership in a hurry, they may even be forced to admit that they need the Ricktatorship to survive.

The Walking Dead “Conquer” airs Sunday, March 29th at 9PM EST on AMC.

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