As The Walking Dead lurched toward its Season 5 midpoint, multiple characters were forced to consider how much they could trust those in their company.
And, as is almost always the case, the answer was...not very much.
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Sunday's episode featured Rick (Andrew Lincoln) & Co. planning another trip into Atlanta to rescue Beth (Emily Kinney) and Carol (Melissa McBride) from the gang at Grady Memorial — and leaving Carl (Chandler Riggs), Judith and Michonne (Danai Gurira) behind at the church with Father Gabriel (Seth Gilliam). Meanwhile, Beth did her best to keep Carol alive at the hospital and Abraham (Michael Cudlitz) and his group tried to pull things back together in the wake of Eugene's admission about D.C.
So, who proved trustworthy? Let's break it all down...
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[WARNING: The following story contains spoilers from Sunday's episode of The Walking Dead. Read at your own risk.]
The Walking Dead's Rick Grimes is a man of his word.
On Sunday's episode, Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and the rest of the group learned that Gareth (Andrew J. West) and the remaining survivors of Terminus were still nearby when the Terminans returned Bob (Lawrence Gilliard Jr.) — minus most of his left leg — to Father Gabriel's church. Rick quickly assembled a search party to hunt for The Hunters, but as soon as they left the church, Gareth & Co. came calling.
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After a tense stand-off between the Terminans and those left behind at the church...
[WARNING: The following story contains spoilers from the Season 5 premiere of The Walking Dead. Read at your own risk.]
Well that didn't take long.
The Walking Dead's hotly anticipated Season 5 premiere wasted little time getting right into the action — and as a result, quickly paved the way for our band of survivors to escape Terminus, the presumed safe haven they arrived at last season only to be thrown into a train car. Although Rick (Andrew Lincoln), Daryl (Norman Reedus), Glen (Steven Yeun) and Bob (Lawrence Gilliard Jr.) were pulled out of the train car to meet a grisly, throat-slitting fate, they...
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