What's Happening and What's Going on...
So I know many people have been having a laugh about 5.09’s title for TWD. However it’s not as silly as you may think.
"What’s going on" is the title track for Marvin Gaye’s album ‘What’s going on". The second title on the track is "What’s happening brother"
What’s going on was originally inspired by a police brutality incident and was mainly viewed as a meditation on the troubles and problems of the world. Gaye asked himself when writing, “‘With the world exploding around me, how am I supposed to keep singing love songs?”
What’s Happening Brother : the song started off the song cycle that began with a man returning home from fighting in the Vietnam War only to discover that his world is abstractly different from what it used to be before he left for duty.
Considering 5.08 is called coda I won’t be surprised if this is a reference to the Marvin Gaye album. Just food for thought.
Also the team delusional in me has to say this could definitely apply to Beth, especially due to the connection with police brutality. She’s going to be changed by her experiences, it’s almost as if she went to war and when she reunites with the group everything is going to be different from how it was.