Warning: "The Walking Dead" spoilers everywhere.
In a preview for the final episodes for Season 5 of "The Walking Dead," the cast and producers are dropping hints about what to expect. Showrunner Scott Gimple said the second half of the season will have "a huge change for the situation of these characters." Andrew Lincoln later added, "It feels that we're moving into a new show."
Whether it was getting to Terminus or surviving The Governor's attacks, the characters in the show have always had a central motivation, but with Washington, D.C. revealed to be a bust and everyone moving on from the events at Grady Memorial Hospital, the future of the survivors is really up in the air.
Co-executive producer Denise Huth said the second half of the season is "dark" and "sad," while Lauren Cohan said Maggie will be dealing with a "dark side" of her own (which actually sounds like good news for "Star Wars" fans waiting on "The Force Awakens"). In any case, it appears Norman Reedus was genuine with his warning to HuffPost Entertainment to "grab your tissues."
"The Walking Dead" returns February 2015 to AMC.