I liked the predictions. I think that helicopter might land and Merle will jump out to challenge his brother to a one-handed fistfight over that bike.
To me, the best part of the show is the interaction with other members of the living who they cross paths with now and again. Since there is so little proof to substantiate re-animation, one would assume that a virus would cause the dead to go out with a whimper rather than a bang. Just using simple math, one would also conclude that the amount of resources available would then be enormous, but the show tries to make you think otherwise. Everything has already been taken.
Unlike Cormac McCarthy's Pulitzer Prize winning tome, where everything dies, TWD displays a world where most of nature is very much alive. The greatest danger then is the same thing that it is now. Man. Like Jurassic Park, the creatures allow one to be distracted rather than focus on solving real problems.
What seems so counterintuitive is the starting over. They have now passed through their farming phase, where he who controls agriculture is in charge. Soon, they will move to the industrial age and finally, the age of information. In the last episode, they will all sit on computers and just type what they are doing, as if it were real.
People put too much emphasis on ole’ Charlie Darwin’s theory about the survival of the fittest. It has produced a cottage industry of shake-weights, special-muscle-morphing powder drinks, and girly men that sell exercise videos. Not me.
See, this here is the 1911.”
~Peter S. Thompson”