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Rumours about Rick and gang escaping Terminus and heading to Washington D.C. in an attempt to find the cure to the zombie outbreak has been proved correct now that the official synopsis of "The Walking Dead" season five has been released.

When season four ended, viewers saw Rick and his friends being trapped in Terminus, amidst cannibals, and since then speculations have been rampant about the possible death of a character. And although the official synopsis does not reveal if the main characters are safe, it hints at terror and hurdles as they move forward to find a safe place to call home.

Check out the synopsis of season five:

"Season 5 picks up shortly thereafter. What follows is a story that weaves the true motives of the people of Terminus with the hopeful prospect of a cure in Washington, D.C., the fate of the group's lost comrades, as well as new locales, new conflicts and new obstacles in keeping the group together and staying alive.

"Stories will break apart and intersect. The characters will find love and hate. Peace and conflict. Contentment and terror. And, in the quest to find a permanent, safe place to call home, one question will haunt them ...

"After all they've seen, all they've done, all they've sacrificed, lost, and held onto no matter what the cost ...Who do they become?"

Meanwhile, the trailer of the upcoming season showed the group leaving Terminus with some help from Gareth. Carol and Tyreese will reunite with the group, and Michonne, Daryl, Glenn, and Father Gabriel are also said to be alive when the season returns.

As for Beth, actress Emily Kinney teased during the San Diego Comic-Con that fans might get their wish of seeing Daryl and Beth together. During an interview with Zap2It, Kinney said she understood why fans would want to see the two as an item.

"People are longing for something more than just, like, death and destruction, you know?" she explained. "We want romance. We want music, you know? And these characters feel the same way the audience does. We don't want to just be surviving. We want something more."

She continued: "I find it so fascinating that the audience will immediately go to [love], you know, just because this happens or that happens they want that. That's what we live for, is love and romance and art."

Season five of "The Walking Dead" premieres on 12 October.