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Strangers 

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.

Director:

David Boyd

Writers:

Frank Darabont (developed by), Robert Kirkman (based on the series of graphic novels by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

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
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Drama | Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 October 2014 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Douglasville, Georgia, USA

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

There are 5 bible verses listed on the board when the group enters the church. They are: Romans 6:4 - We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life. Ezekiel 37:7 - So I prophesied as I was commanded. And as I was prophesying, there was a noise, a rattling sound, and the bones came together, bone to bone. Matthew 27:52 - The tombs broke open and the bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life. Revelations 9:6 - During those days men will seek death, but will not find it; they will long to die, but death will elude them. Luke 24:5 - In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, Why do you look for the living among the dead?" See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[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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Connections

Referenced in Talking Dead: Thank You (2015) See more »

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The Walking Dead Main Title
(uncredited)
Written by Bear McCreary
Performed by Dominik Hauser
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In this form, season 5 could be a Winner!
20 October 2014 | by sirajqSee all my reviews

Normally, in a show like The Walking Dead, there is always a sort of reality check episode, usually being one that follows an absolutely amazing one. But Season 5 so far hasn't descended into the usual. No, 'Strangers' is a brilliant follow up to the awesome premier.

Now, 'Strangers' is much slower than the premier, but it's also a much more focused and concise episode, with an absolutely gut-churning cliffhanger that will excite the hell out of the comic book readers. A dark, intense atmosphere coupled with the solid progression of almost every character makes this episode quite engrossing.

Never has The Walking Dead raced out of the gates with this much polish and confidence. And thank God it is doing so, because if season 5 carries on this form, this could be the best season yet. 8.5/10


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