Written by John Edward Betancourt
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After this week's episode of The Walking Dead I truly needed a few minutes of quality quiet time to myself. This was an intense one. From the sad story that kicked off the show as we watched what life was like for Bob before the prison, to fending off walkers in the fog, this was an episode that had a different dismal feel to it that I had not yet experienced in my time watching this show.
It's a welcome feeling because this is of course, a show about a world where the dead have returned to life but there was also something more ominous about this show that seems to be building and it left me unsettled as Talking Dead kicked off for its hour long breakdown of the show.
I'm referring of course to Terminus. The great sanctuary that everyone is now making their way toward in an effort to either fine one another or find shelter, but either way this is our destination for the end of Season Four and as often as the signs are popping up now, I'm starting to get a horrible feeling about this place.
It hangs over the show at this point and let's be honest, how can any good come of a place where the definition of its name is basically...the end. In the comics there were some dark days that came along after the group left the prison and as ugly as the second half of Season Four has been, I cannot help but think those dark days are coming in the show as well.
After all, it is the end of days. It's a free for all for those who want it to be, a world without rules at last. I think The Governor was just a hint of that and there are uglier things that wait for these intrepid survivors in this land of the dead. It doesn't mean I have to like it. But every time I see that word, TERMINUS, I shiver. Because the group is so desperately looking for a safe haven that it does indeed look appealing, and that's just what someone with a horrible agenda would want. Sure we can say, maybe it will be a better place than they think, maybe it will be a happy ending. But we all know the truth. There is something ugly waiting for them there and all we will be able to do is watch as the horror unfolds.