THE BEGINNING: When the episode first started you see the word (THEN) showing some of the Terminus gang discussing their signs and one showing regret for inviting anyone to Terminus. Then the episode transitions to Rick and the gang in the train cart they were left in at the end of season 4. Rick was peeling wood from the cart with his chain; Michonne was putting together her fighting stick, getting creative because her sword was taken away by the Terminus crew; the rest of the gang where also sharpening hand-made weapons getting ready to go to war when the Terminus crew opened to cart. To their surprise the Terminus gang has one up on them and instead of coming in the cart through the front door they threw a gas bomb inside from the top.
A BLOODY MESS: The Terminus gang drug, bound and started to kill a row full of guys leaning over a tub that included Rick, Daryl, Glen and Bob. They killed, first, by bashing the back of the head in with a bat while another man slices the throats of the victims. They killed three men and by the time they got down to Glen there were several interruptions including Carol creating a diversion and getting the zombies all fired up and ready to ambush Terminus.
CAROL and TYREESE: Carol and Tyreese where traveling along the train tracks on their way to Terminus when they ran into a herd of zombies. Quietly and quickly Carol takes on a zombie on the tracks while Tyreese held baby Judith. Tyreese is still dealing with the trauma of season four when Lizzie kills her sister Mika and Carol then kills Lizzie because she couldn't be trusted and she had no loyalty or understanding of what was going on around her and what needed to be done to survive. As Carol and Tyreese travel they ran across a man from Terminus discussing some of the belongings of the old crew. Carol then puts a gun to his head, learns all she needs to know to go save the day. Tyreese ended up staying back with baby Judith eventually, but not wanting to, kill the man from Terminus.
THE OLD GANG + SOME: The old Crew with Carol's help was able to escape Terminus. The zombies where coming in by the droves but they fought like they had something to live for! They are now traveling with others including Eugene who claims to have a cure for the virus causing the zombie breakout.
HISTORY: Before leaving Terminus Carol ran into Mary who first introduced herself to Rick and the crew when they first arrived. She explained to Carol why they did what they did and why killing was necessary quoting "You're either the butcher or the Cattle!" Mary told Carol how it was when it first started but turned into something else when others came in and started stealing, raping and killing those among them. By the end of the first episode we see Mary and others from Terminus in a train cart with a man in their face, yelling and dragging out other women to do only God knows what to. Mary was telling the truth about what happened to them and how they became the butchers. NOW the question is, WILL Rick and the gang run into the group or groups that did this and caused those of Terminus to feel they had to kill all who walked in off the streets?
THE END OF THE BEGINNING: Rick writes on a Terminus sign with blood that later reads "No Sanctuary". Rick and the gang are on the move looking for their next safe haven. After the credits roll we see a familiar face. It's Morgan, passing by the sign Rick just wrote on and crossed out words with blood. Morgan along with his son helped nurse Rick back to health in season one. What's next after Terminus? Will Morgan find Rick and the others or will he cross those left alive of the Terminus gang and others who placed those of Terminus on their destructive path? Will Daryl and Maggie ever see Beth again? There are so many different directions they can take the characters in and they are off to a HECK OF A GOOD START! -TVandPopcorn
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