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The dangling threads
The writers made sure to leave some mysteries unsolved for us as the season closes.
What of Tyreese, Carol and baby Judith? Rick saw powdered milk labels on the ground in front of the box car before he stepped in. Did the trio already get processed? Last we saw them they were heading to Terminus.
What of that defiled painting Michonne found in the house with Carl when they were scrounging for food? Does it have anything to do with that bizarre wealthy lady zombie that was cut in half at the waist and placed on a mannequin legs in the country club gift shop spotted by Daryl and Beth?
And, who snatched Beth and what awful things are happening to her?
Speaking on the after show, The Talking Dead, showrunner Scott Gimple said that his goal in season 4 was to give each character their own story every eight episodes (the Fall half and then the Spring half) and he plans to do it again this Fall when the series returns for the first half of season 5. I really enjoyed the way the characters showed growth and backstory and new interactions with each other and I look forward to more of that later this year. And, of course, more remorseless, badass Rick showing those smug Terminus hipsters what it really takes to survive in post-Apocalyptic America.