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No Sanctuary 

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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


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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 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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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 »


Right before Rick attacks a Termite and takes his AK-47 away the man and the others he is with are seen firing their rifles from the hip, with the barrels aimed at a downward angle. This would cause them to hit the walkers in the legs, not hit them in the chest and head as shown. 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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Crazy Credits

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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Blew my freakin mind.
13 October 2014 | by elizabeth_rose324See all my reviews

This episode, was without a doubt, the greatest and most phenomenal episode of any show of all time. I seriously doubt that anybody could pull of what The Walking Dead did in this premier. There were explosions, and bullets, and walkers.. So Many Walkers. I spent the entire time either screaming, crying, laughing, or simply cheering because every single one of the characters on TWD are brilliantly written and are simply amazing. The fact that anyone could judge this episode to be anything less than a 10/10 is ridiculous. I would gladly give it a 100/10. If you have ever had any reservations of watching TWD, stall no more. Just watch all the first 4 seasons in the hope that eventually you will see this one, and everything in the world will seem small and dumb compared to it.

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Release Date:

12 October 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

No Sanctuary See more »

Filming Locations:

Douglasville, Georgia, USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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