Show 1 : Season 4 - "A" Finale Recap
A flashback shows Rick, Hershel and company at the prison after Rick returns from a bloody run. In present time, Rick sits by a car covered in blood. A day before, Rick, Carl, and Michonne are continuing making their way to Terminus. In the forest, a man is attacked by a swarm of walkers, which then follows the trio. They escape the walkers and come upon an abandoned car. They stay the night there. During the night, Joe and the Claimers ambush Rick and Michonne. Carl, in the car, is attacked by Dan, a claimer. Daryl walks up, oblivious to the fact that Joe wants to kill Rick. The other Claimers beat Daryl. Rick hits Joe and then bites his neck, killing him. Michonne gets the upper hand of Tony and shoots him, and Daryl kills the two others. Rick then brutally stabs Dan to death, while Michonne holds Carl close. Rick then sits by the car where he was in the first scene and talks to Daryl about what has happened before then. The four continue toward Terminus through the woods. Before entering Terminus, Rick hides his bag including his revolver and supplies. Carl talks to Michonne about his thoughts on murdering people. Michonne tells him of her son's death. They embrace while Michonne tells Carl that she'll keep him safe and so will Rick. Then they enter Terminus and meet Gareth and Alex. Alex shows them around. While Rick looks around he sees Glenn and Maggie's gear. Then he sees and takes Glenn's watch from Alex and holds a gun to his head. Everyone raises their weapons. Gareth distracts Rick while Mary readies to shoot Rick. Rick spins around and Mary shoots Alex in the head. The four run while in the firefight. They come to a dead end and are forced to drop their weapons. Gareth threatens to kill Carl unless they all go into a boxcar. They go into the boxcar and are locked in. There they find Glenn, Maggie, Sasha, Bob, Tara, Abraham, Eugene, and Rosita, all being held as prisoners. With the group giving up, Rick remarks that "they're screwing with the wrong people".
Show 2 : Season 5 Premier - No Sanctuary
In flashbacks, the Terminus inhabitants are assaulted and captured by marauders before their leader Gareth declares their need to become "the butcher". In the present, Carol and Tyreese learn from a Terminus ally, Martin, that the rest of the group is being held captive in Terminus. Carol heads off to rescue Rick's group while Tyreese stays behind with Martin and Judith. Carol causes an explosion that sets fire to parts of Terminus, attracts a nearby herd of walkers, and averts the executions of Rick, Daryl, Glenn, and Bob, who use the opportunity to escape after discovering that the inhabitants of Terminus are cannibals. The four fight their way through the herd of walkers and the Terminus inhabitants, and rescue the rest of their group, while Gareth leads some of his surviving men out of Terminus. After Rick's proposal to pursue Gareth's men is rejected, the group reunites with Carol, Judith, and Tyreese, who claims to have killed Martin after the latter threatened Judith's life. The group proceeds to places unknown, with Abraham intending to deliver Eugene to Washington, D.C. to cure the walker virus. Rick covers up a Terminus sign and labels it "No Sanctuary"; the sign is then discovered by Morgan Jones.
Show 3 : Season 5 Episode 2 - Strangers
While trekking through the woods, the group addresses several moments of their pasts, while Daryl senses that someone is watching them. The group encounters a priest, Father Gabriel Stokes, whom Rick immediately distrusts after Stokes claims to have never killed any walkers or people. Fr. Gabriel leads the group to his church for shelter, despite Abraham believing that it would slow down their journey to Washington. Fr. Gabriel, who had survived through canned goods from a fortuitously-timed food drive, directs Rick to a food bank which has supplies but is overrun with walkers. Rick decides to travel to the food bank anyway, with Michonne, Bob, Sasha and a reluctant Fr. Gabriel joining him. Before leaving, Rick expresses his distrust for Fr. Gabriel to Carl, and reminds him to keep his guard up. At the food bank, Rick's group dispatches several walkers in a flooded area, but Bob is caught in a scuffle with a decayed walker before it is taken out by Sasha. Rick continually pressures Fr. Gabriel to reveal what he is hiding, to no success; Carl later discovers writing on the church's exterior which reads "You'll burn for this." During a festive dinner that night, Abraham expresses the need to continue with the mission, and Rick finally agrees to participate; Tara confesses to Maggie that she was among the Governor's army, but Maggie reassures her of her position within the group. Rick thanks Fr. Gabriel for his hospitality, but also threatens him should his secret cause harm to the group. Carol, who feels uneasy with the new members of the group, decides to leave, but Daryl follows her to an abandoned car that they fixed earlier. A car speeds past, and the two follow it in their car after Daryl observes that the other car has the same white cross as the car he saw the night Beth disappeared. Bob, who went outside the church to weep, is captured by Gareth's small band of Terminus survivors, which includes a still-alive Martin. Upon waking up, Bob realizes that his leg has been amputated and is being eaten by Gareth's group of "hunters".
Show 4 : Season 5 Episode 3 - Four Walls and a Roof
Special guest host Kris Roe
Special guest host Kris Roe
Gareth continues to taunt Bob and threaten his group, but Bob begins laughing hysterically and reveals that he was bitten by the walker in the food drive, and they are eating "tainted meat". At the church, Sasha and Rick confront Fr. Gabriel over the disappearances of Bob, Daryl and Carol, and demand that he reveal his secret. Fr. Gabriel tearfully tells the group that he locked out many people, including his own congregation, from the church, and believes that Rick's group was sent to him as punishment. The group then hears a whistle and discovers Bob outside the church, deposited there by Gareth's group. Bob reveals his bite and tells them all he knows about the Hunters. Abraham decides to leave with Eugene immediately on the church bus, but Rick demands that they stay to retaliate against the Hunters and wait for Daryl and Carol. Their disagreement becomes heated and nearly violent before Glenn defuses the situation by agreeing to assist his group (alongside Maggie and Tara) if Abraham stays for twelve hours to help them. After Rick, Abraham, Sasha, Maggie, Glenn, Tara and Michonne leave towards Gareth's hideout, the Hunters break into the church to kill the remaining members. However, Rick's group ambushes them, kills two of Gareth's men and shoots off two of Gareth's fingers. Despite Gareth explaining their group's motives to them, Rick, Sasha, Abraham and Michonne slaughter him, Martin and the rest of the Hunters. The following morning, the group bids their goodbyes to Bob before he dies and is stabbed in the head by Tyreese. After burying Bob, the group part ways with Abraham's small band, with Abraham leaving a map to Rick that includes an apology. That night, Michonne encounters Daryl returning to the church. Michonne asks where Carol is; Daryl pauses and then calls for someone to come out of the bush behind him.
Show 5 : Season 5 Episode 4 - Slabtown
Special guest host Corrina Crossland
Special guest host Corrina Crossland
Beth wakes up in Grady Memorial Hospital in the middle of Atlanta. Officer Dawn Lerner, who is in charge of the hospital, assigns her as a nurse under Dr. Steven Edwards, the hospital's remaining doctor. Dawn enforces a policy in which the people her fellow officers rescue must work under them before they are rescued by the military, while disposing injured people that threaten the scarcity of their medical resources. A heavily injured man, Gavin Trevitt, is brought in, with Dawn unusually insisting that Edwards save him at all costs; she retaliates by hitting Beth when Stevens deems Trevitt a lost cause. Beth encounters another worker, Joan, who had been bitten and recaptured after a failed escape, and is forced to help Dawn and Edwards amputate Joan's arm. Later, she meets Noah, a laundry worker, who explains to her that only weak people are saved by the officers and tells her that he wishes to escape to his walled community in Virginia. An officer and her rescuer, Gorman, begins making advances towards her, only to be stopped by Edwards. When Beth questions Edwards on why he still stays in the hospital despite their bad conditions, he replies that it is still better inside than the overrun Atlanta. He tells her to give Trevitt a dose of Clozapine, however this results in the latter to have seizures and to flatline. Dawn confronts her about Trevitt's death, but Noah takes the blame and is badly beaten by the officers. Beth becomes confused when Edwards questions her about giving the correct drug, Clonazepam. Dawn confronts Beth after seeing through Noah's lie and tells her that she is not proving her worth. Beth and Noah formulate a plan to escape the hospital through the elevator shaft. While hunting for the key of the elevator shaft in Dawn's office, Beth encounters the body of Joan, who has killed herself by opening up her amputation wound, and Gorman, who tries to blackmail her into sexual acts. She complies in order to buy time for Joan's reanimation, and smashes his head with a jar before he is eaten by the zombified Joan. She and Noah then proceed to exit through the shaft and fight their way through walkers; although she is tackled by an officer, she smiles after seeing that Noah has made it out. Beth berates Dawn for letting things happen for nothing; Dawn retaliates by knocking her out. Beth later confronts Edwards about deliberately using her to kill Trevitt, another doctor, who would have threatened his position in the hospital. As she prepares to kill Edwards in the hallway, she sees an unconscious Carol brought in on a stretcher.
Show 6 : Season 5 Episode 5 - Self help
In several flashbacks, Abraham kills several men who have assaulted his family. Frightened, his family leaves while he's asleep, and Abraham soon discovers they've been eaten by walkers. He prepares to kill himself when he encounters Eugene who is being attacked. After being saved, Eugene tells Abraham that he's on a very important mission, an obvious lie used to enlist Abraham's continued protection. In the present, a damaged engine in the church bus disrupts Abraham's view, leading the bus to flip over when it collides with a car. The group escapes just before the bus bursts into flames, and they find shelter in a nearby library. That night, Eugene watches Abraham and Rosita have sex. He's discovered by Tara, to whom Eugene confesses that he sabotaged the bus. When asked why he did it, he reveals his fear of being outcast from the group even if he were able to save the world. Tara reassures him that he is a friend, and that the group would never do that regardless of the outcome. She offers to keep his involvement in the bus crash secret. The next morning, the group locates a fire truck and is able to get it running. As they move the truck, a large group of walkers are released from the building it was parked against and begin attacking. Just as the group is about to be overwhelmed, Eugene uses the fire hose on the truck to mow down the walkers. As the group travels to the outskirts of town, they are forced to stop after spotting herds of walkers ahead on their route. Abraham pressures the group to move forward, while Glenn begs him to find another route. Refusing to comply, Abraham drags Eugene towards the truck, but when the rest of the group attempts to stop him, Eugene confesses that he's not a scientist and that he sabotaged the bus. With the rest of the group standing in shock, Eugene explains that he used his intelligence and his ability to lie to convince Abraham to lead him to Washington, which he believes is the best possible place of survival. An enraged Abraham punches and knocks out Eugene, who is badly hurt after slamming into the road. Stopped by Rosita, Abraham walks away and collapses to his knees shortly after in shock and disbelief.
Show 7 : Season 5 Episode 6 - Consumed
Daryl and Carol follow a car marked with crosses to Atlanta. Their car runs out of gas, however, and the pair are forced to spend the night in a nearby women's shelter – one that Carol had stayed at before. The next morning, they travel downtown and ascend a tall office building to get a better view of the city. Daryl spots a van with similar white crosses hanging over a bridge. On the way to check it out, they are ambushed by Noah, who steals their weapons and runs off leaving them to fend for themselves as several walkers attack. Carol attempts to shoot Noah with a pistol she was still armed with, but Daryl knocks her just as she shoots causing her to miss. The pair decide to continue on to the van. Inside, a label on a gurney leads them to believe the group they're following is based out of Grady Memorial Hospital. Walkers surround the van, trapping Daryl and Carol inside. They brace themselves as they intentionally rock the van off the ledge, survive the fall, and begin traveling towards the hospital. They enter a courthouse across the street to plan their next move. Gunfire erupts, and they discover it's from Noah, who was being attacked by walkers inside the building. Daryl reclaims their weapons, pinning Noah down under a bookshelf with the intention of leaving him behind. Carol insists on rescuing Noah, and Daryl reluctantly gives in. Noah reveals that he knows Beth, and that she helped him escape from the hospital. They decide to work together to free Beth, but Noah warns that the police will be coming soon to investigate the gunfire. As they evacuate the building, the police hit Carol with their car. Undetected, Noah restrains Daryl to keep them hidden, while Carol is placed on a gurney and loaded into the car. Noah assures him that they have medicine and a doctor who will treat her. The two commandeer a truck and travel towards the church to enlist Rick and the rest of the group's help.
Show 8 : Season 5 Episode 7 - Crossed
After helping Carl and Michonne fortify the church, Rick, Sasha, and Tyreese accompany Daryl and Noah to Atlanta to rescue Beth and Carol. Despite Carl offering to teach him self-defense, Gabriel locks himself in a room and secretly flees the church. At the hospital, Beth desperately seeks help for Carol, but Dawn is unwilling to use her resources. She eventually relents and secretly gives Beth the key to the medicine cabinet. Confronted by Beth, Dr. Stevens tells her that a dose of epinephrine may save Carol, although he warns her that Dawn didn't give her the key out of kindness. She administers the medicine to Carol and stays by her side. Meanwhile, Maggie tends to an unconscious Eugene and a catatonic Abraham, while Rosita, Glenn and Tara retrieve water and catch fish. Rosita describes how she met Abraham and Eugene. After sheltering a still unconscious Eugene from the sun, Maggie tries to persuade Abraham to have a bottle of water. Eugene awakens shortly after. In Atlanta, Rick proposes to invade the hospital to quickly retrieve Beth and Carol, but Tyreese insists they capture several police officers to use as trade instead. Deciding to execute Tyreese's plan, the group engages in a short scuffle that leads to the capture of three police officers. Officer Lamson, who Noah says is "one of the good ones", offers advice to Rick on how to make the trade effective. Tyreese gives solace and comfort to Sasha, who is still mourning the loss of Bob. Lamson, recognizing what's going on, takes advantage of Sasha's condition. He tells her about a nearby walker that was his police partner, who died in the napalm bombing of Atlanta. Sasha offers take the walker out, and while aiming her rifle, Lamson knocks her out by ramming her into the window and escapes.
Show 9 : Season 5 Episode 8 - Coda (Mid Season Finale)
Lamson is chased by Rick, who hits him with his car and shoots him. The remaining officers being held captive agree to lie to Dawn about Lamson's death in order for the deal to push through. Gabriel explores the old camp used by Gareth's men, where he is horrified by Bob's roasted leg on the barbecue pit. Walkers break out of a nearby school and follow him to the church, where Carl and Michonne fend off the horde. When the walkers enter the church, the three escape through Gabriel's secret exit. Abraham's group arrives shortly after to help end the attack. Glenn tells Michonne that Eugene lied about the cure, and Michonne reveals to the group that they know where Beth is. Meanwhile, Dawn is opening up to Beth explaining to her that covering up recent events surrounding Gorman's death and Carol's situation was for her protection. Officer O'Donnell is nearby eavesdropping on their conversation and attempts to blackmail Dawn. Beth and Dawn work together to kill him. Continuing their earlier conversation, Beth accuses Dawn of covering up her actions in order to defend her reputation. She tells Dawn of her intentions to escape just like Noah, but Dawn retorts saying that she knows Noah will return. Rick's group proposes a trade with Dawn, and both groups meet at the hospital. The officers are traded for Carol and Beth, but Dawn changes the terms by demanding Noah's return. Despite Rick's refusal, Noah volunteers to stay. Beth confronts Dawn stabbing her with scissors she hid earlier. Dawn instinctively shoots Beth dead with a look of shock and remorse, while an enraged Daryl kills her immediately. Both groups engage in a standoff, however the officers decide to stand down, as they knew Dawn was unraveling. Noah rejoins the group as they leave the hospital and meet up with Abraham's group. Maggie breaks down after seeing Daryl carrying Beth's body. Meanwhile, Morgan continues his journey to find Rick's group. He encounters Gareth's camp and the church, where he finds Abraham's map that was left for Rick.
Show 10 : Season 5 Episode 9 - What Happened And What's Going On
Everyone is still reeling from the tragedy at Grady Memorial Hospital. Rick, Tyreese, Glenn, and Michonne decide to take Noah back to his hometown near Richmond, Virginia, in honor of Beth who was planning to help him get there. Upon arrival, however, they discover that the walled community has been overrun by walkers with no signs of survivors. Noah breaks down, then sprints to his family’s home with Tyreese in pursuit, only to find the remains of Noah's family. While Tyreese is surveying a bedroom, he's bitten in the arm by one of Noah's twin brothers, now a walker. Noah dispatches his brother and runs off to get the others who are scavenging the neighborhood for supplies. Tyreese suffers severe blood loss and begins to hallucinate, having imagined conversations with Martin, Bob, The Governor, Lizzie, Mika, and Beth. His strength and character are challenged by Martin and The Governor, while the others try to reassure him that everything's going to be alright. Elsewhere, Michonne continues to express her desire to settle in one place and wants to fortify the town, but Rick argues that the town is indefensible. Michonne then recommends going to Washington, D.C., as their best chance for survival, arguing that Eugene may have lied about the cure, but the belief that Washington holds the best odds are true. Rick nods in agreement as they are alerted by Noah screaming for help. Michonne amputates Tyreese's bitten arm, and they escape from an attacking horde of walkers. During the ride back, goaded by visions of Beth, Bob, and Lizzie and Mika, Tyreese dies. He is buried while Gabriel presides over the funeral.
Show 11 : Season 5 Episode 10 - Them
On their journey to Washington, the group's van breaks down, forcing them to travel on foot. The group is exhausted and on the verge of dehydration due to dwindling supplies, and they begin to question their chances of survival. They continue to be disheartened from the untimely deaths of Beth and Tyreese. After travelling for miles with a herd of walkers dangerously close behind, Rick orchestrates a plan to eliminate them by luring them off the end of a bridge, but Sasha dispatches them with her knife, forcing the group to abandon the plan and take on the walkers head-on; Michonne continues to chastise Sasha for her recklessness, and warns her that she might end up like her brother. Maggie is disturbed when she discovers in the trunk of a car a bound and gagged walker, which is killed by Glenn afterwards. While the group is resting, a pack of feral dogs arrive, which are swiftly eliminated by Sasha and eaten by the group. Despite comfort from Carol, a grieving and emotionally numb Daryl begins to self-inflict pain. Daryl rejoins the survivors, who are suspicious of several water bottles in the middle of the road, with a note indicating that they came from "a friend." Rain begins to pour, and the group rejoices by catching the water with their mouths before realizing that the rainfall has aggravated into a thunderstorm. They retrieve the water bottles before hiding in a barn Daryl found. While the survivors are huddled in a fire formed in the barn, Rick tells the group that they have to live with reality, to "do what [they] have to do", and to tell themselves that they "are the walking dead." Daryl looks outside the entrance to see that a herd of walkers have converged; the group works together to fend them off. The next morning, the storm has decimated the walkers, and Maggie and Sasha decide to travel outside and watch the sunrise. The two are approached by a man named Aaron, who identifies himself as the "friend" and wishes to talk to Rick.
Show 12 : Season 5 Episode 11 - The Distance
Aaron tells the group that he is from the Alexandria Safe-Zone and shows them pictures, trying to convince them to join him. Rick, however, is untrusting of Aaron and punches him, knocking him unconscious. When Aaron regains consciousness, he has been tied up and Rick and the others have searched through his bag, finding a flare gun. Aaron reveals that the gun is to be used if he is in danger to signal his partner, who is outside nearby and also has a flare gun of his own. He also reveals that they have two vehicles nearby that are large enough to transport them all back to the safe-zone. Michonne convinces Rick that they should see if Aaron is telling the truth about the vehicles, and when they find that he has, she pressures him to go to the safe-zone. Rick confides in her that he's scared of losing his family and that he doesn't know if he can go through with the safe-zone, reasoning that Woodbury and Terminus appeared to be safe havens but with sinister intentions. Michonne convinces him to give it a chance and he agrees, but only if they take an alternate route. Aaron advises against it, as they have not cleared the area of straggling walkers. They leave at night and hit a herd of walkers in the middle of the road. After escaping the walkers, Rick, Glenn, Aaron, and Michonne meet up with the rest of the group, from which they were separated. Aaron is reunited with his partner, Eric, who was rescued by the other group after shooting his flare gun. The next morning, the group arrives at the Alexandria Safe Zone.
Show 13 : Season 5 Episode 12 - Remember
Rick and the group enter Alexandria and are instructed to surrender their weapons. The group meets with Deanna, the leader of the safe zone, who interviews the group individually and records their conversations. Rick, during his interview, warns her not to accept strangers and tells her how the world has changed; while Carol lies about her past and makes herself seem weak to Deanna. The group is given two separate houses to live in, however Rick insists that the entire group stay in the same house the first night. Several members of the group clean up, including Rick who shaves his beard and gets a haircut from Jessie, a resident of Alexandria and a former stylist. Glenn, Tara, and Noah go on a supply run with two residents, Nicholas and Deanna's son, Aidan. Tara is nearly killed during the supply run by a walker due to Aiden's cockiness, inexperience and recklessness when dealing with a walker. This causes Glenn to get into a fight with Aidan back at the safe zone. As a sign of trust and equality, Deanna assigns Rick and Michonne as constables of Alexandria. Later, Rick convenes with Carol and Daryl, declaring that if the community cannot protect themselves, Rick's group will have to step up and take over.
Show 14 : Season 5 Episode 13 - Forget
Sasha travels outside the gates of Alexandria, taking with her to use as target practice framed family portraits she's found in Alexandria. Feeling desolate, she wanders further into the woods, mumbling to herself for the walkers to "come and get" her. Meanwhile, Rick, Carol, and Daryl meet privately in the woods to discuss retrieving weapons from the armory in Alexandria, should they need them at short notice. They kill a walker and discover a mysterious "W" carved into its forehead. While out hunting, Daryl encounters Aaron, who is also out hunting. The duo try to catch a wild horse but are attacked by walkers, and the horse is killed. Sasha returns to Alexandria unscathed and requests to be a lookout in the bell tower, but her request is rejected by Deanna, who feels there is no need for a lookout for the time being. That evening, Deanna holds a welcoming party for Rick's group at her house, where Rick is introduced to Deanna's husband Reg and Jessie's husband Pete. Jessie's young son stamps Rick's hand with the letter "A". Daryl is unwilling to attend the party and is invited into Aaron's house, where he, Aaron, and Eric eat a meal together. Aaron shows Daryl a workshop filled with motorcycle parts, says he's welcome to rebuild a bike, and persuades him to become a "recruiter" for Alexandria. With everyone else is still at the party, Carol sneaks into the armory and loads up with weapons, but is confronted by Jessie's son, Sam. Carol threatens to have him killed if he tells anyone what he saw. At the party, Sasha lashes out at a guest over her superficial concerns and storms out. The next day, Deanna finally allows Sasha to be a lookout in the bell tower, while Rick, Carol, and Daryl meet again in the woods. Daryl declines a weapon from Carol, believing the residents of Alexandria are harmless, while Rick takes a handgun. Upon their reentry into Alexandria, Rick passes Jessie and her husband in the street and then appears to be affected in some profound way.
Show 15 : Season 5 Episode 14 - Spend
Noah and Reg meet, where the former expresses his desires to learn how to build in order to support Alexandria's walls. Abraham is part of Alexandria's construction team in expanding the town's walls. When a walker herd attacks them, the team fires back, and Francine, a lookout, is exposed to walkers. Despite the instructions of Tobin, the team's leader, to fall back, Abraham rescues Francine and helps the group in eliminating the herd. Abraham begins taking charge, and Tobin recommends Abraham to Deanna as his replacement. Deanna notices that members of Rick's group are beginning to take charge in activities around the town, but Maggie reassures her that this was Deanna's intention to improve Alexandria. With the town's power failing, Glenn, Eugene, Tara, Noah, Aidan and Nicholas go on a supply run to find the necessary parts. Things go according to plan until Aidan accidentally detonates a grenade from an armed walker. The resulting explosion frees several walkers, injures Tara and impales Aidan on steel pipes. Eugene carries Tara to their van, while Glenn, Noah and Nicholas decide to rescue Aidan. Nicholas confronts Aidan on them previously leaving other supply runners before leaving him; Glenn and Noah decide to leave Aidan to be eaten when they are unable to free him. Glenn, Noah and Nicholas are trapped in a revolving door surrounded by undead, but Eugene manages to distract some walkers to clear a path. A panicked Nicholas pushes his way out, exposing the remaining two; Noah is devoured while a horrified Glenn watches him die. When Nicholas attempts to take Eugene's van, Glenn catches up to him and beats him up. Glenn and Eugene tosses him to the back of the van before returning to Alexandria. Meanwhile, the troubled Fr. Gabriel confronts Deanna and, while Maggie secretly listens in, attempts to persuade her that Rick's group are disguised evil that will destroy what she has built. After several periodic visits from Sam and suspicious activity from Pete, Carol concludes that Pete is abusing Jessie and possibly Sam, and advises Rick to help the family by killing Pete.
Show 16 : Season 5 Episode 15 - Try
As Deanna and her family mourn Aiden's death, Deanna reviews a video of Nicholas recounting the events of the ill-fated supply run, blaming Glenn and Noah; Glenn tells the true facts about the run to Rick. Meanwhile, the rest of the group try to deal with their own building issues. Sasha leaves her post from the bell tower to hunt walkers outside the walls, leading Michonne and Rosita to go out and retrieve her. While looking for more survivors to recruit, Daryl and Aaron come across dismembered limbs and the corpse of a woman who had been tied to a tree and disemboweled by walkers. They discover a "W" carved into her forehead. Carl continues to follow Enid, and the two begin to bond over their shared experiences as survivors from outside the walls. Glenn confronts Nicholas and warns him never to step foot outside the walls again, prompting Nicholas to retrieve a hidden gun, which turns out to be the same one Rick had previously stashed away and lost. Carol talks with Sam and manages to obtain more evidence of Pete's abuse, which she relays to Rick. Angered, Rick approaches Deanna, who reveals she knows about Pete's abusive behavior, but turns a blind eye since he is the town surgeon and his skills are valuable. Deanna turns down Rick's plans to either separate Pete from Jessie or execute him, and assures him that she will exile Pete if things get out of hand. Rick then approaches Jessie privately, promising her that he can protect her from Pete. Jessie reluctantly agrees just as Pete walks in. Rick and Pete get into an argument which quickly escalates into a physical brawl, attracting the attention of the entire town. Rick is able to subdue Pete and draws his gun on the onlookers. He ignores Deanna's orders to stand down, and rants about how Deanna's leadership is weak and the residents of Alexandria have grown too complacent to survive against the dangers of the outside world. Suddenly, Michonne arrives and knocks Rick out as he is ranting.
Show 17 : Season 5 Episode 16 - Conquer - Finale
Morgan is ambushed by two members of the Wolves, a group of scavengers who conform to the ancient belief that men evolved from wolves. The two men threaten to kill Morgan and take his supplies, but Morgan incapacitates them and leaves them unconscious in a car. As a result of Rick's outburst, Deanna decides to hold a meeting about his possible exile, and Rick advocates to hold Deanna's family hostage if the Alexandrians decide to exile him. Maggie tries to persuade Deanna to keep Rick in the community, but Deanna states that she "will do what she has to do". Abraham visits Tara's bedside, where he and Eugene make amends. Glenn follows Nicholas out of Alexandria, where the latter attacks him, and they brawl in the woods. Fr. Gabriel attempts to commit suicide by offering himself to a walker, before changing his mind and killing it and another walker before collapsing into tears; he returns and absentmindedly leaves the town gate ajar. Meanwhile, Daryl and Aaron follow a man in a red poncho whom they are interested in recruiting, but they fall into an elaborate trap set by the Wolves and they are attacked by dozens of walkers. They take refuge in a car before being rescued by Morgan, whom they recruit after discovering he knows Rick. The Wolves Morgan encountered earlier capture the man in the red poncho and kill him, before resetting the trap and finding Aaron's backpack, which contain photos of Alexandria. Still traumatized, Sasha seeks help from Fr. Gabriel, who rejects and taunts her. Rick notices the unlocked gate, which he closes, and then he races around the town following blood splatters and eliminating walkers that have strayed inside. Despite Rick's absence, Deanna initiates the meeting, where several allies of Rick make their case to keep him. Knowing Fr. Gabriel's betrayal, Maggie visits his church, where she comes upon Sasha holding him at gunpoint after a brief scuffle. Maggie convinces the two to stop, and they pray together. Tara regains consciousness. Glenn manages to subdue Nicholas and decides to spare him; they then help each other return to Alexandria. Rick carries a walker's corpse to the meeting, where he tells those assembled the dead and the living will always find a way to infiltrate the town, and he offers to show them how to survive. An enraged and drunken Pete, who had been relocated to a new house, barges into the meeting wielding Michonne's katana and threatens to assassinate Rick. Reg intervenes, and Pete accidentally slits his throat, killing him. Hysterical, Deanna tells Rick to kill Pete, and Rick complies without hesitation, just as Morgan, Daryl, and Aaron arrive. In the first post-credits scene, Michonne is about to replace her katana on the wall, but changes her mind and instead places the sword into the scabbard on her back. In the second scene, the red poncho man, now a walker, wanders around the yard where the Wolves keep the other walkers. The car in the yard is spray-painted with the words "WOLVES NOT FAR".