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No Sanctuary 

Carol takes drastic action to rescue Rick and the group from the cannibals of Terminus as she and Tyreese reach the compound. A familiar face makes a return.


Greg Nicotero


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





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 the others are still prisoners in the boxcar but the time of reckoning has come. They prepare to take on their captors by making weapons from whatever they can find and just wait for them to open the boxcar door. Those in charge however are one step ahead of them. Not far from Terminus Carol, Tyreese and baby Judith hear gunfire and soon after overhear someone talking about Michonne on his walkie talkie. They tie him up and while Tyreese says behind to keep an eye on him, Carol heads off to Terminus to save her friends. Written by garykmcd

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Drama | Horror | Thriller


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Release Date:

12 October 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Douglasville, Georgia, USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


The third highest user rated episode on IMDb of the series as of January 2017. The second is The Walking Dead: Too Far Gone (2013) and the first is The Walking Dead: No Way Out (2016). See more »


Judith looks almost exactly the same age in flashbacks as she does at the present time, even though the flashbacks take place many months earlier, when she would have been just a few weeks old. See more »


[first lines]
Alex: [Gareth and his people talk while locked in a train car in a flashback] We should never have put up the signs. What the hell did we think was gonna happen? We brought them here.
Gareth: We were trying to do something good.
[Alex laughs]
Gareth: We were being human beings.
Alex: What are we now, Gareth?
[Gareth closes his eyes as his expression grows cold]
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Unlike in any previous episode, there is a 'stinger' scene, ie. *after* the end credits are completely over. See more »


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Written by Bear McCreary
Performed by Dominik Hauser
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Either You Are the Butcher or the Cattle
14 October 2014 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In Terminus, Rick and the survivors are ready to be slaughtered by the cannibals. Meanwhile, Carol and Tyreese capture a man from Terminus and Carol decides to investigate the place while Tyreese stays with Judith and the prisoner. Carol creates havoc in Terminus with the walkers while Rick and his friends escape from the slaughterhouse.

"No Sanctuary" is the promising beginning of the Fifth Season of "The Walking Dead". After so many months without "The Walking Dead", we fans are rewarded with an episode dramatic and full of action. This is the show of Carol, with an outstanding participation of this character; her reunion with Daryl and the survivors is touching. The story of the people of Terminus is also promising. How could a group of people lose her humanity and become cannibal butchers. My vote is ten.

Title (Brazil): "No Sanctuary"

Note: On 17 April 2016, I saw this show again.

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