Waco (2018)
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The Strangers Across the Street 

ATF agent Jacob Vasquez begins undercover surveillance and befriends David Koresh.


John Erick Dowdle


John Erick Dowdle (developed for television by), Drew Dowdle (developed for television by) | 5 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Shannon ... Gary Noesner
Taylor Kitsch ... David Koresh
Andrea Riseborough ... Judy Schneider
Paul Sparks ... Steve Schneider
Rory Culkin ... David Thibodeau
Shea Whigham ... Mitch Decker
Melissa Benoist ... Rachel Koresh
John Leguizamo ... Jacob Vazquez
Julia Garner ... Michele Jones
Camryn Manheim ... Balenda Thibodeau
Christopher Stanley ... Edward Wiggins
Demore Barnes ... Wayne Martin
Annika Marks ... Kathy Schroeder
Steven Culp ... Peter Hardwick
Andy Umberger ... Perry Jones


ATF agent Jacob Vasquez begins undercover surveillance and befriends David Koresh.

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31 January 2018 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


John Leguizamo (Jacob Vazquez) & Andrea Riseborough (Judy Schneider) also worked together on Bloodline (2015) as Ozzy Delvecchio & Evangeline respectively. See more »


Ed Wiggins and his media liaison are taken by surprise when they see the "Sinful Messiah" article in the Waco Tribune-Herald. The ATF had actually been aware of the article and tried to stop its publication. See more »


Rachel Koresh: What if it is Child Services?
David Koresh: Usually, agents from Child Protective Services are women, not men.
Rachel Koresh: But what if it is? David, we follow Talmudic law here. We live our lives by the rules laid out in the Bible, and we all here believe that's the right thing to do, but... those men live by man's law, not God's. I worry that if we're going to be judged by man's law, we're more vulnerable than you think.
David Koresh: What are you really scared of?
Rachel Koresh: I'm afraid they're going to come after our children.
David Koresh: No. They can't....
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Great Episode.
1 February 2018 | by leomilanSee all my reviews

The acting, the script, the dialogue, and build up are very amazing in this episode. It gets the point across to the viewers of the personal feelings each character is going through while successfully moving the show's plot forward. Most importantly, it keeps audience hooked into the series.

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