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Does The Walking Dead Trailer Hint At A Major Character Death?

Following the release of the first trailer for Season 5 of The Walking Dead, fans were left to dig through the excellently suspenseful and thrilling footage to see what clues the video might offer as to the fate of Rick Grimes and his group, who were last seen -- Season 4 spoiler alert -- at the mercy of the people of Terminus. Does the new trailer hint at a major character death? With all the mayhem going on, that would be an obvious theory on its own, but there may be a couple of other big clues that one specific characters' days are numbered.

This article contains speculation about Season 5 of The Walking Dead based on the trailer. What we're about to share hasn't been confirmed, but if it turns out to be right, it could be perceived as spoilery. Before we get to that, take another look at the trailer and see if you see who we're referring to...

Go ahead and take a look at the :34 mark in the video. What do you see?


Reader James Carveth gets the credit for bringing this potential clue to our attention.

While we're distracted by the sight of Rick Grimes responding to Gareth's grin with a death glare, Bob's not moving. Moments prior to this, he was seen insisting that if they could just get to Washington, they would be able to find a cure and put the whole situation right. At that point, Bob seemed really animated...

bob talking

...but when Gareth is smiling and holding Bob behind the neck, his eyes are closed and he's not moving.

Now, it's possible Bob's holding his breath, waiting for whatever to happen to happen. He is still upright after all. But it's possible he was just stabbed or shot and is somehow still upright because of the way he's positioned. If Gareth or someone did just kill Bob, it would explain the intense look on Rick's face.

Here's the thing though, we don't know exactly when the potential-execution scene takes place in Season 5. Is this a follow-up to the opening-scene mayhem? Or something that happens later on? Because Bob is all over the place in the rest of the trailer...

Walking through the woods...


Fighting walkers...

walker fight

And getting grabbed by a really wet walker...

wet walker

That actually brings us to another Bob-related theory that we came across, which suggests that Bob gets bit by the above pictured walker, and ends up dying.

He doesn't look bitten when he's on his knees...

Bob Knees

So, the second theory might disprove the first, or vice versa. Either way, there seems to be some concern over Bob's wellbeing and possibly for good reason.

We're obsessing, of course. Because we have months to wait until The Walking Dead returns, and the writers and cast have already told us that the first six minutes of Season 5 will be brutal. Will we lose a main character in the season premiere? We'll know in October!

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