The Walking Dead Season 5 Spoilers: Rick To Be 'Reckless' & Scary Changes In Store?

By Donyae Coles , Updated Dec 30, 2014 01:06 PM EST

There's been a lot of talk about what Rick Grimes will be up to in the second half of season five of The Walking Dead. Fans have seen Rick's descent from upstanding southern law man into the Ricktator and then finally into the Rick we have today. The actor, Andrew Lincoln, recently hinted at what's to come for the character in the coming episodes.

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Lincoln is the first person to admit that Rick has gone through some changes over the course of the series. In a recent Entertainment Weekly interview he shared his feelings on the character and his upcoming story arc.

Lincoln has confirmed that there would be surprises in store for viewers with the upcoming episodes, "[W]e do something very, very different in the back half, but believe me when I say it comes full circle and I think the back eight is some of the most interesting storytelling we've ever done on this show. It's so exciting to do. It's been scary, but also it's been thrilling because it's so different."

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"It's worth saying that episode 9 is one of the greatest episodes we've ever done," said Lincoln. "And 10 is the episode I always wanted to make."

Rick is going to be letting go of some of his control and be playing fast and loose with his choices. This aligns with some of what we already thought was coming for the character, but it also seems that he'll be more chaotic then controlling.

Rick is always a man with a plan, though, so don't expect random acts of terror from the hero of the zombie apocalypse. But there will be more drastic choices coming for Rick and his team as he enters what may possibly be the Alexandria Safe Zone in the coming season.

Season Five of The Walking Dead will return on Sunday, February 9. 

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