The Walking Dead Season 4 Episode 16 Recap: Rick Breaks Bad; What is Terminus?!

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The Walking Dead Season 4 Episode 16 finished off the series' fourth season in dramatic fashion Sunday, with the gang trapped in a train car inside Terminus.

Whatever that is. It sure is creepy.

While it's still unclear what this mysterious location is, we have a pretty good idea after a number of clues were dropped on the Season 4 finale.

The Walking Dead spoilers ahead ...

Amid flashbacks to simpler times (watch The Walking Dead online to catch up on all past seasons) Rick, Michonne and Carl were on their way to Terminus.

Then the violent gang Daryl joined attacked them, seeking vengeance against Rick ... who ended up biting Joe's throat out with his teeth. Good times.

He then repeatedly stabbed the guy who attacked Carl, officially laying to rest the mellow, farmer Rick we once knew, or might have known again.

Breaking Bad much, Rick?

Eventually, the gang made it to and sneaked inside Terminus, met some locals, including Gareth, and were given a tour, where Rick made some observations.

The tour guide had the pocket watch Hershel gave Glenn, while residents were wearing riot gear and Maggie's poncho ... and then it all hit the fan.

In a hail of bullets, it became clear that they were being led to a specific location on the compound; Gareth ushered them into a train car and closed the door.

Terminus

Once inside, they saw Glenn, Maggie, Sasha, Bob, Abraham, Rosita and Eugene. "They're screwing with the wrong people," Rick says as we fade to black.

The popular theory that Terminus is a community of cannibals seems to have merit. Train cars full of people, kept well-fed? Then huge piles of bones?

"The more people become a part of us, we get stronger," said one Terminus resident, which could be interpreted as a perfect cannibal mantra too.

If the Terminus group are in fact cannibals ... Beth is missing. When the show returns, we may learn she was the first victim of this new, "big bad" collective.

Speaking of the return, previous seasons have all premiered in mid-October, expect that for The Walking Dead Season 5 ... and we already can't wait.

So, what did you think of The Walking Dead Season 4 Episode 16? Share your comments, theories, opinions and everything else with us below.

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I hope someone has a knife hidden somewhere.

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I hope someone has a knife hidden somewhere.

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Oh man! WD just gets more exciting and engaging every episode! Too much to explain why as this is an incredible story with storys within storys. Undoubtedly one of TV's greatest series in the history of television. The people who make this series obviously love it as do its fans. The stars of the show aren't egotistic, elitist snobs trying to draw attention to themselves with scummy behavior like some "stars" do. The WD actors are recognized by the high standards of their craft. Kudos to all who create this most beloved horror/survivor drama! God bless for the amazing roller coaster ride of thrills! Yep! Happy cannibals at Terminus. Oooeee! I saw the pile of defleshed human skeletons. I got it before the season finale when that extra-creepy woman was flipping some large steaks and there were no cattle to be seen, nor people. She also said something like, "You'll be a part of us". I just knew those steaks had to be "long-pig". Ick! And I almost a vegetarian (not for some goofy political reason, I just don't care to much for it.) Has anyone thought what the "zombie virus" is? I have, and it hit me that there is a virus similar to it. Hydrophobia or commonly called rabies. Think about how it's transmitted and what it can do to an animal or human. It's transmitted by bites and the living creature goes mad. It can be very fatal. Might the "zombie virus" be a form of rabies that scientists made even more terrible than the original? Look up facts about rabies and see what you think? (In rural New Mexico we are concerned about rabies via wild animals.) Thanks for reading my input. Let us try to be patient for WD season 5! Humbly, another WD devotee, faithfully yours, Vivian McAlexander

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Oh man! WD just gets more exciting and engaging every episode! Too much to explain why as this is an incredible story with storys within storys. Undoubtedly one of TV's greatest series in the history of television. The people who make this series obviously love it as do its fans. The stars of the show aren't egotistic, elitist snobs trying to draw attention to themselves with scummy behavior like some "stars" do. The WD actors are recognized by the high standards of their craft. Kudos to all who create this most beloved horror/survivor drama! God bless for the amazing roller coaster ride of thrills! Yep! Happy cannibals at Terminus. Oooeee! I saw the pile of defleshed human skeletons. I got it before the season finale when that extra-creepy woman was flipping some large steaks and there were no cattle to be seen, nor people. She also said something like, "You'll be a part of us". I just knew those steaks had to be "long-pig". Ick! And I almost a vegetarian (not for some goofy political reason, I just don't care to much for it.) Has anyone thought what the "zombie virus" is? I have, and it hit me that there is a virus similar to it. Hydrophobia or commonly called rabies. Think about how it's transmitted and what it can do to an animal or human. It's transmitted by bites and the living creature goes mad. It can be very fatal. Might the "zombie virus" be a form of rabies that scientists made even more terrible than the original? Look up facts about rabies and see what you think? (In rural New Mexico we are concerned about rabies via wild animals.) Thanks for reading my input. Let us try to be patient for WD season 5! Humbly, another WD devotee, faithfully yours, Vivian McAlexander

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Oh man! WD just gets more exciting and engaging every episode! Too much to explain why as this is an incredible story with storys within storys. Undoubtedly one of TV's greatest series in the history of television. The people who make this series obviously love it as do its fans. The stars of the show aren't egotistic, elitist snobs trying to draw attention to themselves with scummy behavior like some "stars" do. The WD actors are recognized by the high standards of their craft. Kudos to all who create this most beloved horror/survivor drama! God bless for the amazing roller coaster ride of thrills! Yep! Happy cannibals at Terminus. Oooeee! I saw the pile of defleshed human skeletons. I got it before the season finale when that extra-creepy woman was flipping some large steaks and there were no cattle to be seen, nor people. She also said something like, "You'll be a part of us". I just knew those steaks had to be "long-pig". Ick! And I almost a vegetarian (not for some goofy political reason, I just don't care to much for it.) Has anyone thought what the "zombie virus" is? I have, and it hit me that there is a virus similar to it. Hydrophobia or commonly called rabies. Think about how it's transmitted and what it can do to an animal or human. It's transmitted by bites and the living creature goes mad. It can be very fatal. Might the "zombie virus" be a form of rabies that scientists made even more terrible than the original? Look up facts about rabies and see what you think? (In rural New Mexico we are concerned about rabies via wild animals.) Thanks for reading my input. Let us try to be patient for WD season 5! Humbly, another WD devotee, faithfully yours, Vivian McAlexander

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So Robert - did you think it was an awesome episode?

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That was one awesome episode. Good to se Rick with his b***s back. This show is just one good episode after another. It aint broke so dont fix it. In other words dont get all "artsy fartsy" with the new episodes like "The Sopranos" did. What you have WORKS! Stick with that! Badabing baby!

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That was one awesome episode. Good to se Rick with his b***s back. This show is just one good episode after another. It aint broke so dont fix it. In other words dont get all "artsy fartsy" with the new episodes like "The Sopranos" did. What you have WORKS! Stick with that! Badabing baby!

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That was one awesome episode. Good to se Rick with his b***s back. This show is just one good episode after another. It aint broke so dont fix it. In other words dont get all "artsy fartsy" with the new episodes like "The Sopranos" did. What you have WORKS! Stick with that! Badabing baby!

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That was one awesome episode. Good to se Rick with his b***s back. This show is just one good episode after another. It aint broke so dont fix it. In other words dont get all "artsy fartsy" with the new episodes like "The Sopranos" did. What you have WORKS! Stick with that! Badabing baby!