The priest died protecting the children from the Balloon Dog. After this, the children were attacked by the unfriendly rat monsters. Saki and Satoru escaped together but where caught. They managed to escape and were aided by a friendly monster rat, who actually knows how to speak. The monster rat revered Saki and Satoru as gods and explained that they are at war with the unfriendly rats. The children couple took refuge at the talking rat's nest but were once again forced to flee when the unfriendly rats attacked.
Episode 5 of From the New World was very exhilarating and well executed. I will also give big props to the animation, which greatly enhanced what was happening with the characters. The children have realized that their world is a very dangerous and mysterious place. I applaud the creators of this anime for providing the sexual, tense moment between Saki and Satoru because it was uncomfortable but yet very appropriate. Hoping that this anime continues to shine, I give this episode a 10 out of 10.