The Walking Dead Season 6: First Glance Into The New SeasonOctober 4, 2015
The end of season 5 left viewers with the possibility of the Ricktatorship coming back full force, will Morgan be able to even out the chaos of Alexandria?
Season 5 was a season full of uncertainty and revelations. The survivors led by Rick went through literal hell in the first episode with the cannibalistic tribe at Terminus taking them hostage for the possibility of being a meal for the savage group. Rick and co. proved to be more than what could be handled, eventually the group escaped with their lives, and bringing back the Rick that was thought to have been lost. The savage, brutal, will do anything to survive Rick Grimes was back, and he is taking no prisoners.
This theme continued throughout the season as we saw the return of the survivors of Terminus take one of our favorite characters away from us (well mine anyways), and the tragedy of the group of survivors in the hospital with Beth. The season as a whole proved that no one was safe from the world they now lived in, and men and women that we believed were good to the core showed their true selves when push came to shove. It was no wonder when they got to Alexandria, Rick saw the potential of the settlement and would do anything that he could to ensure that everyone would be able to live there safe and happy.
With the introduction of season 6 we get to see what life has been like since the group has essentially taken over Alexandria as their guardians, and how the existing residents of Alexandria are coping with Rick and the group. There is also the introduction of a new face and name. Ethan Embry (Empire Records, Vegas Vacation) joins the cast as Carter, one of the original Alexandria residents that helped construct the wall that now serves as their protection against the outside world. Carter comes off as someone who wants to do the right thing for his people, but does’t really know how to go about it. He has not had the chance, or experience to deal with what is going on outside and this makes him appear weak to Rick and his faction of survivors.
Without giving away anything about the plot of episode itself, we get to see how the group is teaching the Alexandrians how to survive outside of the walls when there is massive danger at their doorstep. The residents are reluctant to fight, take chances, or even kill walkers. Taking chances and fighting back is something that the battle hardened survivors will need to teach to the docile Alexanrians if they ever expect to make it in the long run. The only Alexandrians that seem to be taking to it so far are Nicholas, who is desperate to make up for the death of Noah in the previous season, and Deanna Monroe the current leader of Alexandria, who is trying to bounce back and cope with the murder of her husband.
The season sets a fresh tone, and doesn’t give you any real clues to where the season will go past the first episode. We are set with new faces, and unanswered questions from the prior season. The “Wolves” have yet to be seen, and no one has any idea of what their motive is. If we are to guess, its not going to be any good considering the traps they have set for other survivors, and the carved up bodies that litter the countryside. The one very apparent thing that will last throughout the season, or at least half is the ongoing tension between Rick and the enlightened Morgan. Rick has become a force of nature that sweeps through and takes over, ensuring that if you are not with him that you are against him, and that is somewhere no one wants to be. Morgan on the other hand is trying to find peace in the new life they all have to live, and to ensure that he can have this he has to try and bring Rick back down. He will stand as the moral compas for Rick, much like Hershel had in previous seasons.
We will release a full rundown of the episode once it airs, but I am anticipating on this being one of the best seasons to date.
The Walking Dead Season 6 “First Time Again” will premiere on AMC October 11th, 2015 at 9pm EST.