The Walking Dead creator - and undead overlord - Robert Kirkman has spoken about Season 5 and what we should expect from the zombie drama - basically zombies and drama.
And while Kirkman was reticent to give away too many details, he did offer some info on the fate of Beth, revealing:
She got taken, she’s not back yet. I can say that Terminus has a lot of signs out there and it’s certainly possible that all kinds of different people out there could make their way to Terminus in some way, so maybe Beth shows up to Terminus in Season 5… maybe not. I think I can say that Beth’s story is not over. We’ll see her again, maybe in Season 5, maybe not
Ah Kirkman, you old tease! Give us something juicy to sink our teeth into!
He also shared some details on the return of Carol, Judith and Tyreese, saying:
They’re definitely still out there. I’m hoping that that’s something people notice. People have reunited in that train car at the end, but Tyreese, Carol and Judith are still out there. I think we’re gonna go in a pretty unexpected direction with that one.
Finally Kirkman spoke about head Termite, Gareth and how he's a different type of villain to the Governor:
Gareth is definitely not another Governor, he’s a far different character with a far different path that we’re going to be going down. I will say that he is a version of a comic book character, as Scott Gimple says he’s a remix of something we did in the comics, so there are elements of the comics that will be brought into the show through Gareth in a different way. I would expect a lot more out of that character when we come back.
I'm not sure exactly what the deal is with Gareth and his band of Termites, but what I will say is this: there were no children at Terminus. Doesn't that strike you as odd?