Rick and the group cross paths with a mysterious priest and take shelter in his church, soon realizing that they're being hunted. Meanwhile, Daryl and Carol follow a lead to the whereabouts of Beth.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Andrew Lincoln ... Rick Grimes
Norman Reedus ... Daryl Dixon
Steven Yeun ... Glenn Rhee
Lauren Cohan ... Maggie Rhee
Chandler Riggs ... Carl Grimes
Danai Gurira ... Michonne
Melissa McBride ... Carol Peletier
Michael Cudlitz ... Abraham Ford
Emily Kinney ... Beth Greene (credit only)
Chad L. Coleman ... Tyreese Williams
Sonequa Martin-Green ... Sasha Williams
Lawrence Gilliard Jr. ... Bob Stookey
Josh McDermitt ... Eugene Porter
Christian Serratos ... Rosita Espinosa
Alanna Masterson ... Tara Chambler


Rick and his group escape from Terminus and they help the mysterious priest Gabriel from an attack of walkers. Gabriel brings the survivors to his church but Rick does not trust him. Then Rick, Michonne, Bob, Sasha and Gabriel go to a nearby town to scavenger food and ammunition. Meanwhile Carol and Daryl find a car while bringing water to the church. During the night, Daryl and Carol find a lead to the whereabouts of Beth and Bob is abducted by strangers. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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When Glenn exits the gun store, he hands over three firearm suppressors. The one in the middle is a SilencerCo Osprey. See more »


On the path away from Terminus, Rick and Daryl whisper to each other that the group is being followed. Later (despite knowing Gabriel wasn't following them), the whole group is relaxed inside the church. Daryl and Carol just leave. Bob steps outside, oblivious to any danger. This would mean that Rick and Daryl not only never told the others about being followed, but apparently forgot all about it. See more »


[first lines]
Rick Grimes: [Rick talks to Tara for one of the first times, about being part of the Governor's group before] You didn't want to be there. That's why I tried to talk to you. Glenn told me you saved his life.
Tara Chambler: He saved mine.
Rick Grimes: That's how it works with us. Right.
Tara Chambler: Right. Hey.
[Tara holds out her hand to give Rick a fist bump, Rick hesitates, and then gives Tara a fist bump back]
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Attaching us to the Characters yet again
22 October 2014 | by SpoodermanDerpSee all my reviews

Don't trust anyone

"Strangers" is an episode which focuses more on the development of Rick and his group and how they no longer trust anyone. They meet a stranger called Gabriel who owns a Church and is heavily supplied with food. The question going through the whole episode is, Can they trust him?

The episode was not one of the action packed and thrilling episodes. It was all about how the group has transformed all through out the 5 seasons. With each enemy they face they grow less and less assured with each new person they meet. Rick understands that he has failed to protect his family before and thought they could have lived a peaceful life with the places they have stayed which have distanced them from the walkers, but as we already know it turns out that the living were the bigger threats. As the gang began to analyze who Gabriel was, it really showed how much they are dead serious and aren't playing around anymore. I was personally hooked with the conversations of each characters in the episode too. Carol and Darryl resumed their relationship even though Carol had done a murderous deed back at the prison. I found their dialogue together to be smart as they begin to cope with the changes that occurred ever since the prison. Seth Gilliam gave a fantastic performance as Father Gabriel. As the episode was running, I was not sure on my feelings whether to trust him or not which was a striking part for me in the episode. I expect to see more of him in the future. At the end of the day this was a well rounded episode that is definitely worth watching to get attached and inclined to the characters. As this season progresses we will be introduced to new more characters and strangers yet to be explored, and if Gabriel is just a starter then we are on for one hell of an amazing ride this Season.

With a interesting new character, a well developed group and a shocking ending that will definitely keep me waiting for the next episode. The Walking Dead at it's finest.

Verdict: 8.4/10

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19 October 2014 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Douglasville, Georgia, USA

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