Just a quick point...
There has been nothing about cannibalism in the show thus far connected to Terminus. I know that cannibalism is a thing in the comics because I have been reading the NO COMIC SPOILER threads. Which Quite frankly is bullshit unto itself.
This thread title in the NO COMIC SPOILER thread is itself a comic spoiler. Can we please change this, and then stop spoiling the show? I have been a follower of this thread from the beginning and every year major plot lines are spoiled by people and it is really not cool
I can't vouch for previous spoilery behavior, but I think there are plenty of contextual clues that would lead a viewer to believe that something could be very wrong in Terminus, and that something might have to do with their dietary habits.
-The generally ominous signs leading people to Terminus in a show where everything promising has turned to shit. It only got worse when they arrived: nobody with good intentions and a grip on reality is that inviting in this world.
-Speaking of signs, I'd argue that Maggie's resorting to writing messages to Glenn in blood is pretty strong foreshadowing.
-It appeared to me that they're growing flowers primarily, if not exclusively. Who has the luxury of decorative plants in the zombie apocalypse?
-The lingering shot of the smoking barbecue.
-The (a bit forced) "We'll make you a plate," line.
The above, combined with what I'd consider a strong presence of cannibalism in post-apocalyptic stories of all types, seems to add up without influence from the books.
Edited by Brandon Stark, 24 March 2014 - 10:54 PM.