Some really good thoughts on the ending from you guys... Diddly had awesome foreshadowing ideas I hadn't considered. I'm leaning (was anyway but now more so) to them being cannibals at Terminus. Also caught the bones though and that, to me, plus the creepy **** that was around, leads me to think Tasha Yar's a bit of a female governor herself + cannibal.
I totally agree that the height of the episode was Rick channeling his inner-Shane and going ape**** on the bikers. Claim that, asshat. Rick is, was, and always shall be THE badass in this show. To me he always comes out as the one you would want in your group if you could only have one. He gets ragged on for various things, but from putting down Sophia to this episode's freak-out and destruction of tough people with an upper-hand, it just all reinforced to me how Rick is hands down my favorite character on the show. Love Darryl or Michonne all ya want, but Rick is where it's at!
I really think some people will be f'd up early next season in Terminus. Now we have to wait.
Carol/Tyrese seemed a ways behind everyone in my estimation... Given the "run" from that zombie hoard on the tracks after the doofus that got swarmed and I think that Rick/Carl/Michonne got that much further ahead of Carol/Tyrese, who now have that little mini-hoard blocking their path somewhat to Terminus.
I think Carol/Tyrese wind up playing a role in Rick & The Gang getting out of Terminus, and Carol does some major ass kicking perhaps. It's her time to shine.
Beth, again I agree, she's somewhere else at this point I think. Maybe not, but she's sort of forgotten at this point it seems.
The Terminus people were definitely herding Rick's group but I feel like they were also a far more inept group of people. Rick's final words are going to ring true. They're dead meat. It's so weird this ended on a "dark" note but yet you almost look at the people with the upper hand as the ones in the most trouble.