The Season 4 finale of The Walking Dead ended with Rick and friends trapped a train car at the mercy of the citizens of Terminus. But Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) once again found his inner badass ended the season with a pledge that these mysterious new captors don't realize "they're screwing with the wrong people."
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Beth, of course, was not in that train car. The last time we saw her, a mystery kidnapper had thrown her into a car and driven away as Daryl hopelessly chased after them. But the "Ask Ausiello" column at TVLine assures us all that Emily Kinney's character will be back next season:
"Question: Did you get any clarification when Beth will be back on The Walking Dead? I saw that Robert Kirkman said she may not even be in Season 5. Is Emily Kinney contracted for next season? -Derek
Ausiello: She'll be back, don't you worry."
In other news, the "Mega Buzz" column at TV Guide explores what's next for Carl via executive producer and comic writer Robert Kirkman:
"So Carl is totally going to go crazy on the Walking Dead cannibals next season, right? - Lawrie
While producers won't confirm that people of Terminus even are the cannibals of the comics - but they totally are, right? - Carl's dire situation will give him the opportunity to see if he truly is the monster he fears he's becoming. 'Carl [is] in a pretty bad position locked in this train car at the mercy of other people, and that could lead to him being tested in other big ways,' executive producer Robert Kirkman says. 'There's a lot of changes left for that kid to go through.'"
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