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Fans Predict the Season 5 Finale

Spoiler Alert

In a blatant attempt to get you guys to do our work for us, I recently asked you for your finale predictions on Twitter and Facebook.

We got over 600 responses on Facebook and good number on Twitter! Since many of you are comic-savvy (high five!) you know a little more so we’ll veer away from specifics. That being said, let’s take a look at the most common:


I think this one generated the most discussion. You guys seem pretty convinced that whoever/whatever the Wolves (or whoever is responsible for those carved Ws and/or Ms) will be showing up in force. Comic readers think they’ve found the comic corollary for them (actually there’s TWO competing theories but I think one of them is ridiculous) but I’ll also point out how much Robert likes to mix up the show to keep you guys guessing. Also, pretty sure the Wolves and W thing have to be related, right? For a while I kind was on the “M” train to be honest (That upside-down close up? Monroe? The chained up walker?) but by around episode 14 was pretty sure that was not it. We’ll see though!


Solid prediction. He was teased in that premiere end-cap, so he has to show up at SOME point. How far behind was he, though? At least weeks, if not months. We’ll see. Love that Lennie James. Hopefully he’s not been too busy carving Ms into everything…


Pete’s a problem for sure. FOR SURE, guys. But he’s also a pretty interesting moral quandary. There is no other surgeon. Rick has the hots for his wife. He’s SUPER volatile. He’s a good ingredient to keep in the mix.


GASP! When Entertainment Tonight asked Norman Reedus about the finale, what did he say? “Wow, bring your Kleenex and you’ll be screaming at your television.” Also, where does Daryl go from here as a character? He’s gone from Lone Wolf bad boy to the loyal sidekick and member of the family. Merle is dead. Beth is dead. He has the most dangerous job in Alexandria.


To be fair, this one seems to be more of a fan wish than a prediction. You guys HATE Gabriel. Will he be killed off though? As a character, he’s not serving the plot too much now that he turned on Rick and his crew so maybe.


Oh sure, let’s get vague. I mean, this IS The Walking Dead. Let’s look at past season finale deaths:
Season 1: Dr. Jenner and Jacqui.
Season 2: Jimmy (Beth’s ex) and Patricia (Otis’ wife).
Season 3 (that we see): Andrea, Milton, Allen, and Woodyburyites Jody, Paul, and Eric (what a blood bath).
Season 4: All of Daryl’s temporary “Claimers” group (Joe, Tony, Harley, Billy, and Dan) and Gareth’s brother Alex. So all bad guys! And one rando no-name.

So honestly, only one finale (season 3) has a major protagonist death. I’d like to say that means the odds are good we WON’T have a major death, but honestly I’m really thinking that we’re due. Sorry. In any event, SOMEONE will die, right? This is The Walking Dead.


Could Rick’s group rise up and take over Alexandria? Yes. Easily. Those people are whimps. But who would Michonne stand with? Who would Daryl stand with? Would anyone from Alexandria join Rick’s Group? Or will a truce be worked out after Rick’s insane outburst? He wasn’t exactly wrong to try and stop Pete…


Dalton thought he was being cute with a sure thing but the joke’s on him because the show should end up around 65 minutes without commercials. With commercials: 91 minutes (AMC schedule shows it as 9-10:31)! You guys get a whole extra minute. Probably of commercials.

Speaking of, every episode we get tweet after tweet complaining about all the commercials. Every episode of TWD is just about 44 minutes, maybe a bit less. This is the same as every other hour-long.: 22 minutes of show per 30 minutes of programming. So when you think the show is 50% commercials on Sunday, try and remember that there are an average number of commercials (ok fine, with one extra minute).


I think we’ll hear casting news for a character this big before he arrives BUT did you know the first appearance of Michonne at the end of Season 2, that wasn’t Danai since she hadn’t been cast when they filmed that scene? Hmmmm….



That’s that! You guys had A TON of predictions but I think those were the ones we saw the most. What else you got? Plop ’em in the comments below and if you drop set spoilers or any inside information so help me God I will strike down upon thee with a great vengeance and FURIOUS anger! And let’s leave comic talk in the other posts.

And hey, set those DVRs to record a couple extra minutes just to be sure…

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  1. carlyyougoonie March 25, 2015 at 6:15 pm - Reply

    Good call on extra minutes on the DVR recording.

  2. Barry Wells March 25, 2015 at 6:35 pm - Reply

    Pete can die,,, Gabriel can die,, Daryl can die. Would not miss any of them. Rick will calm down, after he kills Pete…lol Nah too predictable,,, Carol…. Carol kills Pete,, Careful Pete don’t go picking flowers.

  3. blsanchez1962 March 25, 2015 at 7:01 pm - Reply

    Deanna seems swayed by Gariel’s little story, I think that little Mrs. High and Mighty needs to be taught a lesson and be taken outside the gates and tied up or penned up just a little out of bite’s range and surrounded by walkers so she can pass judgement on Rick. Rick needs to be brought back to reality by some kind of trauma, let’s say the Wolves and lay off of the Jessie band wagon for now so she can sort her life out and make a public break from Pete, then maybe get with Rick.
    What I don’t want to happen is for any of Rick’s group to turn on him, that would suck. Well, those are my thoughts, and I am apprehensive about seeing Sunday’s episode. There have been enough death from our group. I say Nicholas and Gabriel need to be walker-bait!

  4. MaximumParty March 25, 2015 at 7:07 pm - Reply

    Im excited, whatever happens im pretty ready for this, loving this season so damn much

  5. ClintManly March 25, 2015 at 7:17 pm - Reply

    All I know is if they turn Daryl gay I will NEVER watch another minute of this show again.

  6. blsanchez1962 March 25, 2015 at 7:23 pm - Reply

    It would be cool if Sasha ends up running into Morgan on one of her hunting walker trips.

  7. jmoore711b March 25, 2015 at 7:46 pm - Reply

    Everyone dies in Alexandria. Daryl and Aaron die. Morgan dies. The only one left alive is Father Gabriel and the next 3 seasons will focus on him living in isolation and slowly going mad.

  8. jmoore711b March 25, 2015 at 7:47 pm - Reply

    By the way, I like the picture you used for this header. Aaron looks like a serial killer.

  9. walker42570 March 25, 2015 at 9:50 pm - Reply

    Many will die… ppl & walkers included, Alexandra will go under attack, father Gabriel will get exiled for his cowardliness & unrighteousness. Daryl will die protecting the MAN he loves, the wife beater will die, Carroll commits suicide & so on

  10. walker42570 March 25, 2015 at 9:54 pm - Reply

    Aliens???!!! Well MotherDick !!!

  11. Houstonz March 25, 2015 at 10:21 pm - Reply

    Aw c’mon, make the alien ending canon in at least one universe.

  12. DarylDxon March 25, 2015 at 11:06 pm - Reply
  13. edward.goodnow March 25, 2015 at 11:52 pm - Reply

    Okay prediction based off of last week’s epiusode…did anyone else notice that when Carl was talking to his new girlfriend on the log she was carving an obvious “W” into said log? yes…that young girl is a spy and probably only one in many inside Alexandria..if you consider this then the Wolves at Noah’s town stuff start to make sense…everything was burnt from the insode out…gates were knocked down from the inside out and such…people were murdered insiode the walls….all of that points to spies…that girl is a spy sent from that group and probably only one of many

    • edward.goodnow March 25, 2015 at 11:57 pm - Reply

      that makes perfect sense and even follows the message of the season of weaker people doing what it takes to survive(like Eugene or Gabrielle)…that group we haven’t seen yet is using children and possibly others to infiltrate other groups and take what they want….makes the most sense of any other propositions when you think of it “Wolves not fair”? People have made a lot out of that…but what if this is a group that will use nearly anything available (even children) to get an advantage over others? In this show that makes perfect sense…and everything seems pointed that way if you watch what that girl was cutting into that log

    • Glenn24Rhee March 26, 2015 at 12:20 am - Reply

      That’s kind of awesome. She’s a spy and she is starting to like it there. She hasn’t been there long, like Lydia from the comic book, but no the Whisperers.

    • BASTET. March 26, 2015 at 7:19 am - Reply

      I didn’t catch that but I’ll certainly be looking for it when I re-watch the ep this weekend!

  14. Glenn24Rhee March 26, 2015 at 12:21 am - Reply

    I think Pete is going to kill Carol like he did to Regina Monroe in the comic. Rick will then kill Pete, and maybe the danger beyond the wall will be the herd that is suppose to blow through the community.

  15. revan772 March 26, 2015 at 1:00 am - Reply

    Maybe Jesus finds Morgan then they will both be absent for a while. Like Jesus comes in in the season finale of 6, and Morgan sometime in early 7. That would be so cool!

  16. GovernorPhillip March 26, 2015 at 3:39 am - Reply

    There are so many possibilities! I’m hoping that the ‘wolves’ attack Alexandria, a zombie-herd enters Alexandria due to the attack, Pete and others die and *COMIC SPOILER!!!!* Carl get’s shot in the eye by Deanna when she gets eaten.

  17. BillyHo March 26, 2015 at 4:09 am - Reply

    Aaron might die horribly? Possibly the tear jerker Daryl talked on? Or something else forcing an absence of Daryl from the group for awhile?
    Morgan will likely get another non-important cameo with little more then him staring again?
    Pete and family… GONERS. Simply put… Rick looses his crush and Alexandria lose their doctor. Carol gets rid of her hang around.
    Glen tussles with the liar (his name?) and likely turns the gun on him some way? Thinking his crying is while contemplating killing him as he is submitted by Glenn after an attack?
    Rick is thinking on taking over Alexandria and prepping for it as the city council is taking a vote on his situation? But everything goes off track as the Wolves take the moment to attack Alexandria. All chaos and Alexandrians are running scared while rick and his survivors… well they SURVIVE!
    The scene with Rick walking among armed people in Alexandria? Thinking it might be after they have fought off Wolves and he has armed the Alexandrians and walk among them as new BMOC?
    Ending is likely Daryl related to add the climaxing… wait till next season moment?
    All my prediction markers set down on the roulette table. Lets see how they pay out?

  18. Neganism March 26, 2015 at 5:04 am - Reply

    There’s gonna be blood, guts, tears, dead people walking around with 60 mins of show with 30 min of commercials. All I want to know is, where the hell is Heath? Quit giving Daryl bits and pieces of otherwise good characters.

    My one other prediction is Porch dick Pete killing Carol, which sends Rick over the edge. Rick shoots Pete and draws what seems to be the scavengers (wolves) to Alexandria.

  19. BASTET. March 26, 2015 at 7:03 am - Reply

    Rick & Nicholas are exiled. Nicholas goes back for revenge & Rick hangs nearby, just like Carol did at the prison. Tara’s life hangs in the balance, since Pete is refusing to treat her. Carol’s secret is out, since she’s approaching Pete (fucking LOVE Carol!!). Meanwhile, Daryl & Aaron run up on the Wolves & it’s not in their favor (we may not even find out the outcome of their situation until Oct). Rick may witness this & makes an attempt to warn Alexandria. The core group are rising up to defend while Alexandria is balking at the idea & unraveling at the seams. Walls are breached & the threat is two-fold.
    Possible deaths in the aftermath:
    Sam (I think this is what Reedus may be referring to)

    Carl is seriously wounded (comic fans, ya feel me?).

    Finale ends with Morgan taking his first peek at the walls of ASZ.

    • BillyHo March 26, 2015 at 5:06 pm - Reply

      Carl isn’t wounded… doesn’t happen till next season if at all.

      • BASTET. March 26, 2015 at 5:28 pm - Reply

        You can’t argue against speculation… unless you’re one of those Spoiling Dead Fucks & if that’s the case, you know what you can do.

        • KingDead March 27, 2015 at 12:21 am - Reply
          • KingDead March 27, 2015 at 12:22 am
          • BASTET. March 27, 2015 at 6:03 am

            KingDead It’s about to finish running its course. I promise.

          • BASTET. March 28, 2015 at 6:13 am

            It’s been a while since I read that part in the comics about Carl. But in reality, that could happen at any time in the show. If someone is telling me that something is impossible, makes me think that they have inside info, & this season was horribly ruined for me by someone who did. Since the beginning of the season, I knew everyone’s death except for Noah’s, I knew who “Tainted Meat” would be, knew when Aaron would show up, & at what ep they would reach ASZ… all without asking for that info, all without any spoiler warning whatsoever! That’s why I’m bitter towards The Spoiling Dead Fans (Fucks) and avoid anyone who I think supports them. If a person DOESN’T have inside info, they get on my nerves if they try to argue against pure speculation.
            If you personally think that Carl could not possibly be harmed in the finale, that’s fine. We both have a 50/50 chance of being right/wrong. The thing is, you & I aren’t gonna call one another right or wrong BEFORE we find out & we more than likely won’t bring attention to it afterwards. The idea is to have FUN speculating & predicting!

        • BillyHo March 27, 2015 at 12:26 am - Reply

          I don’t read the comics but pick up enough information from those that do post here to see that the scenario you mention is not possible to occur at this time. Though you try to spoil for others by mentioning the very same spoiling item of Carl and then you call me a spoiling dead fuck? What is your disconnect?

          • BASTET. March 27, 2015 at 6:21 am

            I haven’t spoiled anything for anyone. I’m SPECULATING…PREDICTING! I don’t see how anything I’ve said could be impossible. Regardless of whether or not you read the comic, the show varies from the comic & you’re pulling info from people to try to argue against other people… how lame is that?! So I wonder how you get this exclusive information that it is impossible for Carl to get hurt during the finale. I didn’t call you a Spoiling Dead Fuck, but you do have the know-it-all/gotta-correct-everything-and-everybody attitude of one. If you are one or you follow them, then… do I have to spell it out for you?

          • KingDead March 27, 2015 at 11:25 am

            You should read the comics. If you say you run a YouTube channel you can read them on there. That’s what i did. Read them all the way up to 139 can’t wait for 140. Really anticipating 141but anyway the show is totally different in ways but you’ll have a better perspective of what’s to come. It’s good and I’m loving everything they’re doing with the show. But everybody knows the call thing isn’t coming quite yet. That’s deep storyline . Father than where we are in the show considerably. Only reason i can agree with you is because they just shot Wiltshire estates or shire welt whatever you want to call. It was different from comic to show. It was different time spans too but the Carl thing is entirely too early so it is kinda spoiling for others because it’s still so much that could still happen source material wise. You do make good predictions and i feel bastet because my first time coming to this website i loved it simply because it’s respectable. The fans are really fans talking about the walking dead loving this show backing this movement. And i loved the show before the comic. I just thank Robert Kirkman man can bring us altogether like this. Be die hard fans of something and be like jessie said when She told Rick how everybody was from different backgrounds and walks of life… wouldn’t of never came together if it hadn’t been for the outbreak. We couldn’t come together like this if it wasn’t for this show and it’s no show without the comic so i encourage everyone to read the comics so when you do speak of comic material you can know what you’re talking about entirely and don’t spoil it for others. For the finale my prediction is #SashaSlayingAction she’s not in the comic get time to shine. Daryl may die or lose * **** he’s not in the comic they can do anything with him. Carol is dead . She’s different from comic to show but i think it might be her time and I’m talking about my favorite characters next to Rick and carl. Also kinda on the baby Judith not gon make it far bandwagon (sorry folks). Maybe season 6 action. But other than that how Nicholas doesn’t get his comic fate something needs to happen to him. Deanna isn’t strong enough anymore. Gabriel just needs some ass and tara might die. Not in the comic unpredictable. Can’t wait to see regardless and whatever happens love the show that much

          • BillyHo March 28, 2015 at 11:53 am

            @KingDead – I didn’t say I ran a Youtube channel on Walking Dead… was that directed towards me? Possibly due to the fact Bastet was commenting on a previous post I made on a Youtuber that has a Youtube channel for Walking Dead but he sounded very much like he was lacking in some of the basic knowledge you would expect of someone that was representing himself as a go to for info on the Walking Dead.

            And Bastet took the opportunity to troll my reply here of having not cared to remember Nicolas’ name? But again… I don’t run a Walking Dead Youtube channel so as a simple fan it is not upon me to have a need to be as exact.

            But hey… I am not often correct in my guesses because I don’t read the comics. But when I do read what Bastet and others have spoiled for me such as Carl’s issue that he likes to bring up and then gets angry when others spoil things…? But I do take any info and determine the odds of events happening. And odds are Carl isn’t getting hurt at the end of this season.

            But Bastet is just upset because I disagree with his predictions. I have no issue with anyone but him/her(?) and find the black cat to be a bit trollish on their comments.

      • BASTET. March 28, 2015 at 11:53 am - Reply

        You obviously don’t know what “the pot calling the kettle black” phrase you stated above means & it normally doesn’t include the word “cat”, genious. I’m done with your little annoying ass… so much better stuff to do & intelligent people to talk to than to waste my time with a little prick!

  20. UltimateZombie March 26, 2015 at 10:24 am - Reply

    I think the Wolves are using the zombies to attack the comunities, the make the zombies go in that direction and when the zombies kill everebody they come and take all they can and go, so they avoid fighting large group of people. The reason they mark the zombies would be a way of fun or something idk that part still isn’t clear to me

  21. Gorejess March 26, 2015 at 10:48 am - Reply

    Idc as long as nothing bad happens to Daryl. <3

  22. Bfagan91 March 26, 2015 at 11:21 am - Reply

    I’m wondering if we are going to see Denise Cloyd maybe during the finale, if not next season.

  23. Thebigfatwalker1997 March 26, 2015 at 1:08 pm - Reply

    Come on… introduce Heath already! I don’t care if he is part of hilltop or someone new that arrives at alexandria or even a defected wolf! hurry the hell up already!

  24. BillyHo March 26, 2015 at 5:10 pm - Reply

    An added note. One of the zombies focused on in one of the sneak peeks is seen with a noose around his neck (no ‘w’ on his head though) wondering if that has any meaning behind it?
    Wondering if one of the exiled maybe hung himself and then is now returning to Alexandria to give them an eye opener to what exile can mean?

  25. KingDead March 27, 2015 at 12:20 am - Reply

    Love these predictions. Sasha is going to slay some wolves again. Funny but i think she’s the safest character. At least for the finale haha

  26. DeadFan1973 March 27, 2015 at 9:44 am - Reply

    Daryl is going to get killed – saving Aaron. or at least bit – saving Aaron…..
    Rick is going to be ‘thrown out’ of ASZ – but his family will make it right – that’s why they were meeting (at least Carol, Daryl and Rick) outside of the complex .. they have planned for this…
    Gabrielle will be confronted – and hopefully leave ASZ once The Family takes over and bring Rick back inside.
    Meanwhile – while in exile, Rick will run into Morgan – and bring him back to ASZ with him – unfortunately, he will run into Aaron on the way back – who will be carrying Daryl’s dead body. Carol will lose it completely and look for someone to take it out on…
    Sasha will end up in a scuffle with Michone – that’s been forecast a couple times… and Michone will see the light before it’s too late.
    Eugene will continue to be a useless fuck.
    Abe will get drunk
    Rick will get the girl in the end….

    … then again … maybe something totally different LOLOLOL
    Cant wait

  27. ClintManly March 27, 2015 at 9:50 pm - Reply

    I just get sick of everyone trying to play the PC game. The show already has enough gay characters. We def don’t need Daryl turning into one. I mean can you even imagine him dressed in a little plaid shirt and rain jacket with his hair all neatly combed like the gay guy he’s hanging around? That would be the ruination of the show and an all time great character. Just because Obama and the liberal media are trying to force the gay’s agenda on us doesn’t mean TWD has to bend to pressure and turn Daryl gay. Merle would be spinning in his grave.

    • BASTET. March 28, 2015 at 5:04 am - Reply

      Thing is, if Daryl’s gay, he’s been gay the whole time. So he’d have been a badass gay guy from the start. Nothing would change… not his hair, his leather… none of that, because that’s who he is. Gay or not, Daryl is Daryl.

    • BillyHo March 28, 2015 at 12:02 pm - Reply

      Really do we have to listen to Obama haters even here on Walking Dead? Is there no relief from Politics in this world?

      I doubt they will change Daryl’s sexual status… an interview with a Kirkman supposedly already dismissed such rumors but thought it was amusing.

      And ‘Norman Reedus’ has said “If that’s the story they gave me, I would rock that story. I’m not afraid of it,” on Conan.

      and ere are the quotes from Kirkman: “In the letter column of the comic book that I do, I mentioned that there was a possibility early on about making Daryl Dixon’s character gay,” Kirkman explained. “I just wanted to clarify that the possibility is there and that I would have been fine with it, the network would have been fine with it — but we ultimately didn’t do that. I can make it official: Daryl Dixon is straight.”

  28. carlyyougoonie March 28, 2015 at 1:47 pm - Reply

    New theory for me.

    Deanna goes berserker and kills Nicholas for his lies regarding the deaths of Aiden and also Noah. Faced with the truth, she forgives Rick and admits his leadership is what Alexandria needs.

  29. ClintManly March 28, 2015 at 10:17 pm - Reply

    First off NO ONE is BORN gay. People chose to be gay. Unfortunately Daryl is just a character and has to do whatever the writers decide to do with him. So if they decide to turn him gay the actor just has to go along with it. It’s horseshot they’re wanting to take one of the best characters on tv and turn him into a poll smoker. I mean are the seriously trying to sabotage the show or something? No one will want to root for a gay character. Not only that but it wouldn’t even make sense Daryl has been a mans man and he knows how to hunt, track, and fight. A gay guy wouldn’t be able to do any of that stuff. He’d be flitting around and trying to seduce Rick and even shane before he died.

    • BASTET. March 29, 2015 at 7:23 am - Reply

      I thought that, too, at one time. But it didn’t feel right. So I did the research, putting all religious & moral aspects & ol skool teachings aside. Then when I was done with the science of it & my own observations, I asked myself at that time, why anyone would choose that lifestyle. That research caused me to change my mind & erased hate in my heart… it changed my life!
      Anyway…The Walking Dead…
      I happen to think both Tara & Aaron are cool as hell & I know I’m not alone! Their preference for the same sex hasn’t diminished any of their skills or their personality. Aaron is witty & has a heart of gold. He’s been given one of the most important jobs of Alexandria. He’s also pretty handy with a gun. There’s no doubt Tara’s a fighter, but people tend to forget all about females, which tells me that their issue is about something other than homosexuality itself. Daryl making an abrupt change in appearance & mannerisms would stick out in the show like a sore thumb (you see he hasn’t even cleaned up)! His looks are a large part of his character & so are his skills. So if being gay is all a choice, as you say, he’s either made the choice already & has been a badass regardless; or you can probably rest assured that he’s not abruptly gonna make that choice because EVERYONE loves the leather-wearing, greasy-haired, unkempt look of Daryl & AMC & the creators know this! I’ve been rooting for Tara (above a few others), I loved Aaron instantly, & my feelings towards Daryl wouldn’t change with his sexuality coming to light, whatever that may be. I’d still think he was cooler when he had a chip on his shoulder & that has nothing to do with being gay or straight.

  30. ClintManly March 29, 2015 at 3:59 pm - Reply

    He isn’t gay yet. That’s what I’m sayiyg. That’s why his appearance hasn’t changed. But IF they turn him gay he’ll have to start dressing neatly and combing his hair neatly and instead of hunting and tracking he’ll be flirting with the male characters and having carol teach him how to bake. That’s how gays act. And that would ruin the Daryl character.

    • BillyHo March 29, 2015 at 10:05 pm - Reply

      I understand your name might lead you into certain stereotypes Manly? But being Gay isn’t like becoming a Walker. You don’t get turned gay. ha
      And his attitude would not change it would simply mean that he would be scripted/written with a revealing moment that would identify him as being gay. Likely a kiss or conversation eluding to it… but most definitely not a walk out of the closet in drag.
      But again… the creator has already stated that though they mauled over the idea… he is emphatically heterosexual.

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