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Rick Grimes (Character)
from "The Walking Dead" (2010)

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"The Walking Dead: Guts (#1.2)" (2010)
[Glenn saves Rick's life from the surrounding Walkers on the street]
Glenn: Nice moves there, Clint Eastwood. You the new sheriff come riding in to clean up the town?
Rick Grimes: It wasn't my intention.
Glenn: Yeah, whatever. Yeehaw. You're still a dumbass.

[the group starts to cover Glenn with the Walker guts]
Glenn: [Glenn groans] Oh God! Oh jeez. Oh, this is bad. This is really bad.
Rick Grimes: Think about something else... Puppies and kittens.
T-Dog: Dead puppies and kittens.
Andrea: [when Glenn vomits] That is just evil. What is wrong with you?
Jacqui: [Jacqui looks over to T-Dog, about Rick] Next time let the cracker beat his ass.

[over the walkie-talkie, Glenn tells Rick the bad news]
Glenn: [on the walkie-talkie] Hey, are you alive in there?
Rick Grimes: Hello? Hello?
Glenn: [on the walkie-talkie] There you are. You had me wondering.
Rick Grimes: Where are you? Outside? Can you see me right now?
Glenn: [on the walkie-talkie] Yeah, I can see you. You're surrounded by walkers. That's the bad news.
Rick Grimes: There's good news?
Glenn: [on the walkie-talkie] No.

[over the walkie-talkie, Glenn tells Rick that he needs to make a run for it from the tank]
Rick Grimes: Listen, whoever you are, I don't mind telling you I'm a little concerned in here.
Glenn: [on the walkie-talkie] Oh man. You should see it from over here. You'd be having a major freak-out.
Rick Grimes: Got any advice for me?
Glenn: [on the walkie-talkie] Yeah, I'd say make a run for it.
Rick Grimes: That's it? 'Make a run for it?
Glenn: [on the walkie-talkie] My way's not as dumb as it sounds.

[Rick meets Glenn for the first time]
Rick Grimes: Rick. Thanks.
Glenn: [Glenn shakes Rick's hand] Glenn. You're welcome.

[Rick asks Glenn why did he save his life back at the tank]
Rick Grimes: Back at the tank, why'd you stick your neck out for me?
Glenn: Call it foolish, naive hope that if I'm ever that far up shit creek, somebody might do the same for me. Guess I'm an even bigger dumbass than you.

[Rick meets Andrea for the first time as she tells him that he just killed all of them]
Andrea: [Andrea holds her gun at Rick] We're dead because of this stupid asshole.
Morales: Andrea, I said back the hell off. Well, pull the trigger.
Andrea: [Andrea lowers her gun] We're dead... All of us... Because of you.
Rick Grimes: I don't understand.
Morales: Look, we came into the city to scavenge supplies. You know what the key to scavenging is? Surviving! You know the key to surviving? Sneaking in and out, tiptoeing. Not shooting up the streets like it's the O.K. Corral.
T-Dog: Every geek for miles around heard you popping off rounds.
Andrea: [Rick sees the Walkers outside the building first floor] You just rang the dinner bell.

[Rick asks the group what about the refugee center]
Morales: Hey, T-Dog, try that C.B. Can you contact the others?
Rick Grimes: Others? The refugee center?
Jacqui: [Jacqui sarcastically responds] Yeah, the refugee center. They've got biscuits waiting at the oven for us.

[Merle threatens the group on who gives the orders]
Merle Dixon: [Merle holds his gun on T-Dog] Yeah! All right! We're gonna have ourselves a little powwow, huh? Talk about who's in charge. I vote me. Anybody else? Huh? Democracy time, y'all. Show of hands, huh? All in favor? Huh? Come on. Let's see 'em. Oh, come on. All in favor?
Merle Dixon: [the group reluctantly raise their hands] Yeah. That's good. Now that means I'm the boss, right? Yeah. Anybody else? Hmm? Anybody?
Rick Grimes: Yeah.
[when Rick punches Merle to the ground]

[Rick cuffs Merle to the rooftop while introducing himself]
Merle Dixon: Who the hell are you, man?
Rick Grimes: Officer friendly.

[Rick tells Merle the rules of the new world]
Rick Grimes: Look here, Merle. Things are different now. There are no niggers anymore. No dumb-ass-shit, inbred white-trash fools either. Only dark meat and white meat. There's us and the dead. We survive this by pulling together, not apart.

[Rick tells Merle it's common sense to be polite to a man with a gun]
Merle Dixon: Screw you, man.
Rick Grimes: I can see you make a habit of missing the point.
Merle Dixon: Yeah? Well, screw you twice.
Rick Grimes: Ought to be polite to a man with a gun.
Rick Grimes: [Rick cocks his gun] Only common sense.

[Rick holds his gun to Merle's head on the rooftop]
Merle Dixon: You wouldn't. You're a cop.
Rick Grimes: All I am anymore is a man looking for his wife and son. Anybody that gets in the way of that is gonna lose.

[Rick sees the drugs on Merle's nose]
Rick Grimes: Got some on your nose there.
Merle Dixon: What are you gonna do? Arrest me?
Merle Dixon: [Merle laughs, as Rick throws Merle's drugs over the edge] Hey! What are you doing? Man, that was my stuff! Hey! If I get loose, you'd better pray... Yeah, you hear me, you pig! You hear me?
Rick Grimes: [Rick walks away from the cuffed Merle] Yeah, your voice carries.

[Morales welcomes Rick to Atlanta as they both look on from the rooftop]
Morales: You're not Atlanta P.D. Where you from?
Rick Grimes: Up the road a ways.
Morales: Well, officer Friendly from up the road a ways, welcome to the big city.

[Merle asks for Andrea to uncuff him so that they could leave to together alone]
Rick Grimes: It's up to us to find a way out.
Merle Dixon: Good luck with that. These streets ain't safe in this part of town from what I hear.
Merle Dixon: [Merle looks to Andrea] Ain't that right, sugar tits? Hey, honeybunch, what say you get me out of these cuffs, we go off somewhere and bump some uglies? Gonna die anyway.
Andrea: I'd rather.
Merle Dixon: Rub muncher. I figured as much.
Morales: The streets ain't safe. Now there's an understatement.

[Glenn devises a plan to go into the sewers for the group]
Glenn: Look, until now I always came here by myself... In and out, grab a few things... No problem. The first time I bring a group... Everything goes to hell. No offense. If you want me to go down this gnarly hole, fine... But only if we do it my way. It's tight down there. If I run into something and have to get out quick, I don't want you all jammed up behind me getting me killed. I'll take one person...
Glenn: [Rick steps forward] Not you either. You've got Merle's gun and I've seen you shoot. I'd feel better if you were out in that store watching those doors, covering our ass. And you've got the only other gun, so you should go with him.
Glenn: [Glenn points to Morales] You be my wingman. Jacqui stays here. Something happens, yell down to us, get us back up here in a hurry.
Jacqui: Okay.
Rick Grimes: Okay, everybody knows their jobs.

[Andrea apologizes for putting a gun into Rick's face]
Andrea: Sorry for the gun in your face.
Rick Grimes: People do things when they're afraid.
Andrea: Not that it was entirely unjustified. You did get us into this.
Andrea: If I get us out, would that make up for it?
Andrea: No, but it'd be a start.
Rick Grimes: Next time though, take the safety off. It won't shoot otherwise.
Andrea: [Andrea looks down to her gun] Oh.

[Rick teaches Andrea how the safety works on her handgun]
Rick Grimes: Is that your gun?
Andrea: It was a gift. Why?
Rick Grimes: Little red dot means it's ready to fire. You may have occasion to use it.
Andrea: Good to know.

[Rick tells Andrea to take a necklace from the department building they're in]
Rick Grimes: See something you like?
Andrea: Not me, but I know someone who would... My sister. She's still such a kid in some ways. Unicorns, dragons... She's into all that stuff. But mermaids... They rule. She loves mermaids.
Rick Grimes: [Rick in a low voice] Why not take it?
Andrea: [Andrea in a low voice] There's a cop staring at me.
Andrea: [Rick chuckles] Would it be considered looting?
Rick Grimes: [Rick smiles] I don't think those rules apply anymore. Do you?
[Andrea smiles as she takes the necklace]

[Rick tries to come up with a diversion to not be recognized by the Walkers]
Rick Grimes: That construction site, those trucks... They always keep keys on hand.
Morales: You'll never make it past the Walkers.
Rick Grimes: [Rick looks to Glenn] You got me out of that tank.
Glenn: Yeah, but they were feeding. They were distracted.
Rick Grimes: Can we distract them again?
Merle Dixon: Right. Listen to him. He's onto something. A diversion, like on 'Hogan's Heroes.'

[Rick learns that the Walkers can tell who they are by smell]
Rick Grimes: They're drawn by sound, right?
Glenn: Right, like dogs. They hear a sound, they come.
Rick Grimes: What else?
Morales: Aside from they hear you? They see you, smell you and if they catch you, they eat you.
Rick Grimes: They can tell us by smell?
Glenn: Can't you?
Andrea: They smell dead, we don't. It's pretty distinct.

[Rick reads the I.D. card of the dead Walker they drag in for guts]
Rick Grimes: Wayne Dunlap. Georgia license. Born in 1979. He had $28 in his pocket when he died... And a picture of a pretty girl. 'With love, from Rachel.' He used to be like us... Worrying about bills or the rent or the Super Bowl. If I ever find my family, I'm gonna tell them about Wayne.
Glenn: One more thing... He was an organ donor.
[as the group remains silent]

[Glenn says he's going to hurl as the Walker guts cover him]
Glenn: Oh God.
Rick Grimes: [Rick hands the axe to Morales] Keep chopping.
Glenn: [Glenn groans] I am so gonna hurl.
Rick Grimes: Later.

[Rick and Glenn cover themselves in Walker guts]
Glenn: [to Rick] You suck.
Rick Grimes: Do we smell like them?
Andrea: Oh yeah.
Andrea: [Andrea hands Glenn his gun] Glenn. Just in case.

[Rick asks Morales for the axe back]
Rick Grimes: Give me the axe. We need... We need more guts.
[as Rick chops down at the Walker's body again]

[Glenn and Rick covered in guts slowly make their way through the crowded Walkers]
Glenn: [Glenn whispers to Rick] It's gonna work. I can't believe it.
Rick Grimes: [Rick whispers back] Don't... Draw... Attention.
[as Glenn starts to moan like a Walker]

[the crowd of Walkers start to stare closer at Glenn and Rick in the rain]
Glenn: The smell's washing off. Isn't it? Is it washing off?
Rick Grimes: [Rick in a low voice] No, it's not.
Rick Grimes: [as a Walker stares into Rick's face] Well, maybe.

[Rick and Glenn devise a plan while driving around in the truck]
Glenn: [Glenn nervously shakes] Oh my God. Oh my God. They're all over that place.
Rick Grimes: You need to draw them away. Those roll-up doors at the front of the store... That area? That's what I need cleared. Raise your friends. Tell them to get down there and be ready.
Glenn: And I'm drawing the geeks away how? I... I missed that part.
Rick Grimes: Noise.


"The Walking Dead: A (#4.16)" (2014)
[last lines]
Rick Grimes: [Rick stands locked in the train car with his original and new group] They're gonna feel pretty stupid when they find out.
Sgt. Abraham Ford: [Abraham steps forward] Find out what?
Rick Grimes: [as Rick pauses] They're screwing with the wrong people.

[Joe's last remaining Claimer Dan holds a knife to Carl's throat]
Dan: [Dan yells] I'll kill him. I'll-I'll kill him!
Michonne: Let the boy go.
Rick Grimes: [Rick brandishes Joe's knife] He's mine.
[when Rick charges the man and repeatedly stabs his throat]

[Carl asks Rick how do they tell Terminus what they've done and who they are]
Carl Grimes: When we get there, are we gonna tell them?
Rick Grimes: Tell them what?
Carl Grimes: Everything that's happened to us. All the stuff we've done. Are we gonna tell them the truth?
Rick Grimes: We're gonna tell them who we are.
Carl Grimes: But how do you say that? I mean... who are we?

[Daryl tries apologizing to Rick for what Joe's group did to Michonne and Carl]
Daryl Dixon: I didn't know what they could do.
Rick Grimes: It's not on you, Daryl.
Rick Grimes: [Rick looks Daryl in the eyes] Hey. It's not on you. You being back with us here, now, that's everything. You're my brother.

[Rick asks Carl and Michonne how hungry they are while in the woods]
Rick Grimes: How hungry are you, scale of 1 to 10?
Carl Grimes: [Rick looks to Carl] 15.
Michonne: [Rick looks to Michonne] 28.

[in a flashback, Rick asks Hershel for the time]
Rick Grimes: What time is it?
Hershel Greene: I never know what time it is anymore. Ever since I gave Glenn my watch, it's always right now to me.

[Rick asks Michonne if she noticed that all they talk about is food]
Rick Grimes: Have you noticed that's all we talk about anymore? Food. I forgot what this feels like.
Michonne: Me, too. I hope we're able to forget again soon.

[Rick and Michonne talk about if Terminus is safe]
Rick Grimes: We're close. Just got to make it through another day. If folks there are taking people in, they have to be strong. They have to have a system.
Michonne: I wonder if the whole thing's legit.
Rick Grimes: We let people in.
Michonne: We did. So did the Governor.
Rick Grimes: Yeah, it's always the same, isn't it? Don't get to know until we know.

[Joe holds a gun to Rick's head while threatening Michonne and Carl]
Rick Grimes: Listen, it was me. It was just me.
Joe: See, now that's right. That's not some damn lie. Look, we can settle this. We're reasonable men. First, we're gonna beat Daryl to death. Then we'll have the girl. Then the boy. Then I'm gonna shoot you and then we'll be square.
[as Joe laughs repeatedly]

[in a flashback, Hershel tells Rick the war is over]
Hershel Greene: Those feral pigs in the forest, it doesn't take much to domesticate them. Same with the horses we've seen. We have seeds. We can grow our own food. It's time we started planting.
Rick Grimes: Okay.
Hershel Greene: Can't do it myself.
Rick Grimes: I got to go out there. Go on runs, be at the fences.
Hershel Greene: I teach you how to do this. You teach Carl. We're going to be here a while.
Rick Grimes: They need me.
Hershel Greene: We've been here two months. You've made it work. The war is over, Rick.

[in a flashback, Hershel tells Rick all that matters is right now]
Hershel Greene: [about Carl] He shot that boy.
Rick Grimes: Yeah, I know.
Hershel Greene: He needs his father. He needs his father to show him the way. What way are you going to show him? He can shoot, we know that. What's his life going to be? What's yours? All this. I'm just saying everything because I owe you. We all owe you. We can make this better now.
Rick Grimes: Things changing in here doesn't change things out there.
Hershel Greene: No, it doesn't. But we're here today, right now. This is a good place to start.

[Daryl hands Rick a water after they kill Joe's group]
Rick Grimes: We should save it to drink.
Daryl Dixon: [about Carl] You can't see yourself, he can.

[Daryl tells Rick that Beth is just gone]
Daryl Dixon: I was with Beth. We got out together. I was with her for a while.
Rick Grimes: Is she dead?
Daryl Dixon: [Daryl in a low voice] She's just gone.

[Daryl tells Rick that anybody would've murdered Joe's group the way he did]
Daryl Dixon: Hey, what you did last night... anybody would have done that.
Rick Grimes: No, not that. Something happened.
Daryl Dixon: That ain't you.
Rick Grimes: Daryl, you saw what I did to Tyreese. It ain't all of it, but that's me. That's why I'm here now. That's why Carl is. I want to keep him safe. That's all that matters.

[Rick and Michonne ask each other if they're okay while walking on the train tracks]
Rick Grimes: You okay?
Michonne: Yeah.
Rick Grimes: I'm okay.
Michonne: I know.
Rick Grimes: How?
Michonne: 'Cause I'm okay, too.
[Rick smiles]

[Rick's group enters through the back door to Terminus]
Broadcasting Woman: [when Rick sees a woman broadcasting] Terminus: Those who arrive survive. Follow the tracks to the point where all lines intersect. There are maps at the crossings to help guide you with your journey. Sanctuary for all. Community for all. Those who arrive survive. Terminus, sanctuary for all. Community for all.
Rick Grimes: [Rick calls out to the warehouse] Hello. Hello.
Gareth: [when the Terminans stare in silence] Well, I bet Albert is on perimeter watch.

[Gareth welcomes Rick's group to Terminus]
Gareth: [Gareth raises his arms out] Welcome to Terminus. I'm Gareth. Looks like you've been on the road for a good bit.
Rick Grimes: We have. Rick. That's Carl, Daryl, Michonne.
Gareth: [Gareth quietly waves] You're nervous. I get it. We were all the same way. We came here for sanctuary. That what you're here for?
Rick Grimes: Yes.
Gareth: Good. You found it.

[Alex pats down Rick's group while the group lays down their weapons]
Alex: [Alex looks at Daryl] I'd hate to see the other guy.
Rick Grimes: You would.
Alex: They deserve it?
Carl Grimes: Yes.
Gareth: Just so you know, we aren't those kind of people, but we aren't stupid either. And you shouldn't be stupid enough to try anything stupid. As long as everyone's clear on that, we shouldn't have any problems. Just solutions.

[in a flashback, Rick sees Patrick playing with Legos in the prison]
Patrick: Hey, Mr. Grimes. Thanks for grabbing these.
Rick Grimes: Well, I thought Carl might want 'em.
Patrick: They were just sitting there. I figured it had been a while. I'm not ashamed that they're for ages four to twelve.
Rick Grimes: [when Rick smiles] You shouldn't be.
[as Rick sees Carl cleaning down the handguns]

[Rick holds Alex by the throat with a gun to his head]
Rick Grimes: Where the hell did you get this watch?
Alex: You want answers? You want anything else? You get 'em when you put down the gun.
Rick Grimes: [Rick faces Alex to the sniper above] I see your man on the roof with a sniper rifle. How good's his aim?

[Rick demands answers from Alex and Gareth]
Rick Grimes: Where did you get the watch?
Alex: I got it off of a dead one. I didn't think he'd need it.
Rick Grimes: [Rick looks to the surrounding Terminans] What about the riot gear? The poncho?
Gareth: Got the riot gear off a dead cop. Found the poncho on a clothesline.
Alex: Gareth, we can wait.
Gareth: Shut up, Alex.
Rick Grimes: [Rick looks to Gareth] You talk to me.
Gareth: What's there left to say? You don't trust us anymore.

[Rick's group finds the Terminus trophy room while running from the Terminans]
Daryl Dixon: What the hell is this place?
Michonne: These people, I don't think they're trying to kill us.
Rick Grimes: No, they were aiming at our feet.

[Rick enters the train car at Terminus and a part of his group]
Glenn Rhee: Rick?
Rick Grimes: You're here. You're here.
Maggie Greene: [Rick sees Abraham's group] They're our friends. They helped save us.
Daryl Dixon: Yeah. Now they're friends of ours.
Sgt. Abraham Ford: For however long that'll be.

[in a flashback, Rick picks up Carl's sheriff hat that falls off during farming at the prison]
Rick Grimes: [to Carl, Rick smiles] Gonna have to get you a farming hat.
Rick Grimes: [Rick puts the sheriff hat on Beth] There's a new sheriff in town.
[as Beth smiles]

[in a flashback, Rick sees Carl and Hershel farming together while Beth holds Judith]
Hershel Greene: It can be like this all the time.
Rick Grimes: It's like this now. That's enough.
[Rick smiles]


"The Walking Dead: Tell It to the Frogs (#1.3)" (2010)
[Rick tells Shane why he has to go back to save Merle Dixon]
Shane Walsh: Could you just tell me why? Why would you risk your life for a douchebag like Merle Dixon?
Daryl Dixon: Hey, choose your words more carefully.
Shane Walsh: [Shane looks to Daryl] No, I did. Douchebag's what I meant. Merle Dixon... The guy wouldn't give you a glass of water if you were dying of thirst.
Rick Grimes: What he would or wouldn't do doesn't interest me. I can't let a man die of thirst... Me. Thirst and exposure. We left him like an animal caught in a trap. That's no way for anything to die, let alone a human being.

[Rick asks Daryl if he can have a calm discussion with him about his brother Merle]
Rick Grimes: I'd like to have a calm discussion on this topic. Do you think we can manage that? Do you think we can manage that?
Shane Walsh: Hmm?
Daryl Dixon: Mmm. Yeah.
Rick Grimes: [when Shane lets Daryl go] What I did was not on a whim. Your brother does not work and play well with others.

[Rick asks for Glenn to join him on his plan to save Merle Dixon]
Lori Grimes: So you and Daryl, that's your big plan?
Glenn Rhee: [Rick looks to Glenn] Oh, come on.
Rick Grimes: You know the way. You've been there before... In and out, no problem. You said so yourself. It's not fair of me to ask... I know that, but I'd feel a lot better with you along. I know she would too.

[Morales tells Rick about Merle's brother Daryl]
Morales: Best not to dwell on it. Merle got left behind. Nobody's gonna be sad he didn't come back... Except maybe Daryl.
Rick Grimes: Daryl?
Morales: His brother.

[the group sees Rick get out of the truck after they return from Atlanta]
Shane Walsh: How'd y'all get out of there anyway?
Glenn Rhee: New guy... He got us out.
Shane Walsh: New guy?
Morales: Yeah, crazy Vato just got into town. Hey, helicopter boy! Come say hello. The guy's a cop like you.
Rick Grimes: [when Shane sees Rick, Rick sees Lori and Carl, Rick whispers] Oh, my god.
Carl Grimes: [Carl screams, running up to his father, as Rick cries] Dad! Dad!

[Rick tries to describe to the group on what he felt when waking up in that hospital]
Rick Grimes: Disoriented. I guess that comes closest. Disoriented. Fear, confusion... all those things but... Disoriented comes closest.
Dale Horvath: Words can be meager things. Sometimes they fall short.
Rick Grimes: I felt like I'd been ripped out of my life and put somewhere else. For a while I thought I was trapped in some coma dream, something I might not wake up from ever.

[Carl tells Rick that his mother Lori said he had died]
Carl Grimes: Mom said you died.
Rick Grimes: [Rick smiles] She had every reason to believe that. Don't you ever doubt it.
Lori Grimes: When things started to get really bad, they told me at the hospital that they were gonna medevac you and the other patients to Atlanta, and it never happened.
Rick Grimes: Well, I'm not surprised after Atlanta fell.
Lori Grimes: [Lori hangs her head] Yeah.

[Rick tells Shane he's grateful for what he did for his family]
Rick Grimes: I can't tell you how grateful I am to you, Shane. I can't begin to express it.
Dale Horvath: There go those words falling short again. Paltry things.

[Rick and T-Dog suggest to who is going to tell Daryl Dixon about leaving Merle Dixon behind]
T-Dog: Have you given any thought to Daryl Dixon? He won't be happy to hear his brother was left behind.
T-Dog: I'll tell him. I dropped the key. It's on me.
Rick Grimes: I cuffed him. That makes it mine.
Glenn Rhee: Guys, it's not a competition. I don't mean to bring race into this, but it might sound better coming from a white guy.

[Rick sits with Lori and Carl under their tent]
Rick Grimes: [Rick holds his hand on Carl's head] I found you, didn't I?
Carl Grimes: [Carl whispers] I love you, dad.
Rick Grimes: [Rick smiles] I love you, Carl.
Rick Grimes: [Rick kisses Carl goodnight and lay next to Lori, kissing her passionately on the lips] I found you both.

[Rick tells Lori that he knew he would find her and Carl]
Rick Grimes: I knew I would.
Lori Grimes: You're getting cocky now, a little bit.
Rick Grimes: No. No, I knew. Walking into our home, finding an empty house, both of you gone.
Lori Grimes: I'm so sorry.
Rick Grimes: I knew you were alive.
Lori Grimes: How?
Rick Grimes: The photos were gone, all our family albums.
Rick Grimes: [Lori chuckles and reaches for one of the photo albums] I told you so.
Lori Grimes: [Lori smiles] Now you're getting cocky, huh? A lot.
Rick Grimes: [Rick takes out his only photo of Lori and Carl out from his wallet] It belongs in here.

[Lori tells Rick she thought she would never see him again]
Lori Grimes: Baby, I really thought I would never see you again. I'm so sorry... For everything. I feel like... When you were in the hospital, I just... I wanted to take it all back... The anger and the bad times. But the mistakes...
Rick Grimes: [Rick kisses Lori on the lips] Maybe we got a second chance. Not many people get that.

[Rick sees Lori carry his wedding ring on her necklace]
Rick Grimes: I wondered where that went.
Lori Grimes: Do you want it back?
Rick Grimes: [Rick smiles] Of course.
[as Lori takes the ring off from her necklace and puts it on Rick's hand]

[Rick sees Carol finishing up on washing his clothes]
Carol Peletier: They're still a little damp. The sun'll have 'em dry in no time.
Rick Grimes: You washed my clothes?
Carol Peletier: Well, best we could. Scrubbing on a washboard ain't half as good as my old Maytag back home.
Rick Grimes: [Carol smiles] That's very kind. Thank you.

[Glenn watches the men at the campsite strip apart the stolen Mustang]
Glenn Rhee: [Rick walks up next to Glenn] Look at 'em. Vultures. Yeah, go on, strip it clean.
Dale Horvath: Generators need every drop of fuel they can get. Got no power without it. Sorry, Glenn.
Glenn Rhee: Thought I'd get to drive it at least a few more days.
Rick Grimes: [Rick smiles] Maybe we'll get to steal another one someday.

[Lori tells Rick in the morning that she didn't want to wake him]
Lori Grimes: Morning, officer.
Rick Grimes: Hey.
Lori Grimes: [Lori smiles] You sleep okay?
Rick Grimes: [Rick smiles] Better than in a long time.
Lori Grimes: [Lori chuckles] Well, I didn't want to wake you. I figured you could use it.

[Rick reminds Lori about Merle Dixon whom they left behind]
Lori Grimes: [Lori sees Rick stare at her] God. What?
Rick Grimes: I've been thinking about the man we left behind.
Lori Grimes: You're not serious.

[Rick introduces himself to Daryl as Daryl finds out about his brother Merle]
Shane Walsh: There was a... There was a problem in Atlanta.
Daryl Dixon: He dead?
Shane Walsh: We're not sure.
Daryl Dixon: He either is or he ain't!
Rick Grimes: No easy way to say this, so I'll just say it.
Daryl Dixon: Who are you?
Rick Grimes: Rick Grimes.
Daryl Dixon: Rick grimes, you got something you want to tell me?

[Rick tells Daryl that he handcuffed his brother to a rooftop]
Rick Grimes: Your brother was a danger to us all, so I handcuffed him on a roof, hooked him to a piece of metal. He's still there.
Daryl Dixon: Hold on. Let me process this. You're saying you handcuffed my brother to a roof and you left him there?
Rick Grimes: [Rick in a low voice] Yeah.
[as Daryl tries attacking Rick]

[Shane asks Rick why is he going to leave and forget about everybody else at the campsite]
Shane Walsh: So that's it, huh? You're just gonna walk off? Just to hell with everybody else?
Rick Grimes: I'm not saying to hell with anybody... Not you, Shane... Lori least of all.
Shane Walsh: Tell her that.
Rick Grimes: She knows.

[Rick tells Lori about the walkie-talkie he left in Atlanta]
Lori Grimes: To hell with the guns. Shane is right. Merle Dixon? He's not worth one of your lives, even with guns thrown in. Tell me. Make me understand.
Rick Grimes: I owe a debt to a man I met and his little boy. Lori, if they hadn't taken me in, I'd have died. It's because of them that I made it back to you at all. They said they'd follow me to Atlanta. They'll walk into the same trap I did if I don't warn him.
Lori Grimes: What's stopping you?
Rick Grimes: The walkie-talkie, the one in the bag I dropped. He's got the other one.

[Rick asks Dale for his bolt cutters]
Dale Horvath: I never like lending tools. The last time I did...
Dale Horvath: [Dale looks to T-Dog] And yes, I am talking about you... Let's just say your bag of guns wasn't the only bag that was dropped. My tools got left behind with Merle.
Rick Grimes: We'll bring your tools back too. Think of the bolt cutters as an investment.
Dale Horvath: Sounds like more of a gamble.

[Shane looks in his bag to give Rick some Python bullets that he might have]
Shane Walsh: Hey, Rick, got any rounds in the python?
Rick Grimes: No.
Shane Walsh: Last time we were on the gun range, I'm sure I wound up with a few loose rounds of yours.
Rick Grimes: You and that bag... like the bottom of an old lady's purse.

[Shane gives Rick his only four Python rounds from his bag]
Shane Walsh: I hate that you're doing this, man. I think that it's foolish and reckless. But if you're gonna go, you're taking bullets.
Rick Grimes: I'm not sure I'd want to fire a shot in the city, not after what happened last time.
Shane Walsh: That's up to you. Well... Four men, four rounds. What are the odds, huh? Well, let's just hope that... Let's just hope four is your lucky number, okay?
Rick Grimes: Thank you.

[Rick asks Glenn if they go for the guns first or Merle]
Rick Grimes: Merle first or guns?
Daryl Dixon: Merle! We ain't even having this conversation.


"The Walking Dead: Days Gone Bye (#1.1)" (2010)
[Rick starts to wake up in the hospital bed imagining that Shane is still sitting beside him]
Rick Grimes: [Rick sees the vase on the table in the room] That vase has something special. Fess up. Did you steal it from your Grandma Gene's house? I hope you left her that spoon collection. Shane?

[Rick questions Morgan about shooting the man walking in the street]
Rick Grimes: You shot that man today.
Morgan Jones: Man?
Duane Jones: That weren't no man.
Morgan Jones: What the hell was that out of your mouth just now?
Duane Jones: It wasn't a man.
Rick Grimes: You shot him in the street out front, a man.
Morgan Jones: Friend, you need glasses. It was a walker. Come on. Sit down, before you fall down.

[Morgan asks Rick if he knows about the dead people walking]
Morgan Jones: Hey, mister, you even know what's going on?
Rick Grimes: I woke up today in the hospital, came home, and that's all I know.
Morgan Jones: But you know about the dead people, right?
Rick Grimes: Yeah, I saw a lot of that. Out on the loading dock, piled in trucks.
Morgan Jones: No... Not the ones they put down. The ones they didn't. The walkers. Like the one I shot today. 'Cause he'd have ripped into you, tried to eat you, taken some flesh at least. Well, I guess if this is the first you're hearing it, I know how it must sound...

[Duane asks his father and Rick if he can learn how to shoot]
Duane Jones: Daddy, can I learn to shoot? I'm old enough.
Morgan Jones: Hell yes, you're gonna learn. But we've got to do it carefully, teach you to respect the weapon.
Rick Grimes: That's right. It's not a toy. You pull the trigger, you have to mean it. Always remember that, Duane.
Duane Jones: Yes, sir.

[Rick, Shane, and Leon draw their guns out from the blockade in the middle of the street]
Lam Kendal: [the three of them hear the police sirens in the distance] Sounds like they're chasing those idiots up and down every back road we've got.
Leon Basset: Maybe we'll get on one of them video shows, you know? Like 'World's Craziest Police Chases.' What do you think?
Rick Grimes: What I think, Leon, is that you need to stay focused, and make sure you've got a round in the chamber and your safety off.
Shane Walsh: [Leon realizes the safety on his gun is still on as he turns it off] Would be kind of cool, getting on one of them shows.

[first lines]
Rick Grimes: [in a flash-forward, Rick sees a little girl walking on a deserted street] Little girl? I'm a policeman. Little girl.
Rick Grimes: [the little girl stops] Don't be afraid. Okay? Little girl.
[when the little girl turns around it's revealed to Rick that she's a walker by a part of her face missing]

[Rick takes Morgan to his home and shows him the missing photo albums]
Rick Grimes: They're alive, my wife and son. At least they were when they left.
Morgan Jones: How can you know? By the look of this place...
Rick Grimes: I found empty drawers in the bedroom. They packed some clothes. Not a lot, but enough to travel.
Morgan Jones: You know anybody could've broken in here and stolen clothes, right?
Rick Grimes: You see the framed photos on the walls? Neither do I. Some random thief take those too, you think? Our photo albums, family pictures, all gone.
Morgan Jones: Photo albums.
Morgan Jones: [Morgan chuckles] My wife... Same thing. There I am packing survival gear, she's grabbing photo albums.

[Rick sees the officer walker Leon Basset]
Rick Grimes: Leon Basset? Didn't think much of him. Careless and dumb, but... Can't leave him like this.
Morgan Jones: [Rick pulls out his pistol] You know they'll hear the shot.
Rick Grimes: Let's not be here when they show up.
Morgan Jones: [Morgan quickly tells Duane] Let's go, son. Come on.

[Rick asks Shane what the difference between men and women are]
Rick Grimes: What's the difference between men and women?
Shane Walsh: This a joke?
Rick Grimes: No, serious.
Shane Walsh: I never met a woman who knew how to turn off a light. They're born thinking the switch only goes one way. On. They're struck blind the second they leave a room. I mean, every woman, I ever let have a key... I swear to God. It's like, I come home, house is all lit up. And my job, you see, apparently... because-because my chromosomes happen to be different is I then gotta walk through that house, turn off every single light this chick left on.
Rick Grimes: Is that right?
Shane Walsh: Yeah, baby.

[Shane gives Rick a Reverend Shane speech about women]
Shane Walsh: Oh, Reverend Shane's preaching to you now, boy.
Shane Walsh: [Shane and Rick chuckle] Then, the same chick, mind ya... She'll bitch about, uh, global warming. You see, this is... This is when Reverend Shane wants to quote from the Guy Gospel and say 'Um, darling, maybe you and every other pair of boobs on this planet just figure out that the light switch, you see, goes both ways, maybe we wouldn't have so much global warming.'
Rick Grimes: You say that?
Shane Walsh: Mmm. Yeah, well, a polite version. Still, man, that-that earns me this look of loathing you would not believe. And that's when the exorcist voice pops out. 'You sound just like my damn father! Always-always yelling about the power bill, telling me to turn off the damn lights!'
Rick Grimes: And what do you say to that?
Shane Walsh: I know what I wanna say. I wanna say, 'Bitch, you mean to tell me you've been hearing this your entire life and you are still too damn stupid to learn how to turn off a switch?
[Shane and Rick chuckle some more]

[Shane asks Rick how him and Lori are doing]
Shane Walsh: So how's it with Lori, man?
Rick Grimes: She's good. She's good at turning off lights. Really good. I'm the one who sometimes forgets.
Shane Walsh: Not what I meant.

[Rick tells Shane about his problems of not opening up to his wife Lori]
Shane Walsh: Hey, look, man, I may have, uh, failed to amuse with my sermon, but I did try. The least you could do is... is speak.
Rick Grimes: That's what she always says. 'Speak'. 'Speak'. You'd think I was the most closed-mouth son of a bitch to ever hear her tell it.
Shane Walsh: Do you express your thoughts? Do you share your feelings, that kind of stuff?
Rick Grimes: The thing is... Lately, whenever I try, everything I say makes her impatient, like she didn't want to hear it after all. It's like she's... Pissed at me all the time, and I don't know why.

[Rick tells Shane his final thought about the difference between men and women]
Rick Grimes: The last thing she said this morning? 'Sometimes I wonder if you even care about us at all.' She said that in front of our kid. Imagine going to school with that in your head. The difference between men and women? I would never say something that cruel to her... and certainly not in front of Carl.

[Rick gets shot in his bullet proof vest]
Shane Walsh: Rick!
Rick Grimes: I'm all right!
Shane Walsh: I saw you get tagged, man. That scared the hell out of me.
Rick Grimes: Me too. Son of a bitch shot me. Can you believe that?
Shane Walsh: What, it catch you in your new vest.
Rick Grimes: Yeah. Shane, you do not tell Lori that happened. Ever. You understand... Ah!
[as Rick gets shot from another gunman in his back]

[Rick returns to his home looking for Lori and Carl]
Rick Grimes: [Rick screams into the empty house] Lori! Carl!
Rick Grimes: [as Rick cries himself to the floor] Is this real? Am I here?
Rick Grimes: [when Rick starts to smack himself] Wake-Wake up!

[Rick is hit in the face with a shovel by the kid Duane]
Rick Grimes: [Rick drowsy from the ground] Carl? Carl. I found you.
Duane Jones: Daddy, I got the sumbitch! I'm gonna smack him dead!
Morgan Jones: He say something? I thought I heard him say something.
Duane Jones: He called me Carl.
Morgan Jones: Son, you know they don't talk.

[Morgan questions Rick about his bandaged wound]
Morgan Jones: What was? The wound?
Rick Grimes: Gunshot.
Morgan Jones: Gunshot? What else? Anything?
Rick Grimes: Gunshot ain't enough?

[Morgan continues to question Rick about if he got bit]
Morgan Jones: Did you get bit?
Rick Grimes: Bit?
Morgan Jones: Bit, chewed, maybe scratched... Anything like that?
Rick Grimes: No, I got shot. Just shot, as far as I know.

[Morgan tells Rick about the walkers outside and to never let himself get bit by one of them]
Rick Grimes: They're out there now? In the street?
Morgan Jones: Yeah. They get more active after dark sometimes. Maybe it's the cool air or... Hell, maybe it's just me firing that gun today. But we'll be fine, long as we stay quiet. Probably wander off by morning. But listen, one thing I do know... Don't you get bit. I saw your bandage and that's what we were afraid of. Bites kill you. The fever burns you out. But then after a while... You come back.
Duane Jones: [Duane looks to Rick] Seen it happen.

[Morgan asks Rick if he was a bank robber]
Duane Jones: Did you ask him?
Morgan Jones: [Morgan chuckles] Your gunshot... We've got a little bet going. My boy says you're a bank robber.
Rick Grimes: [Rick chuckles] Yeah, that's me. The deadliest Dillinger. Kapow. Sheriff's deputy.

[Rick asks Morgan if the walkers are really dead, before beating his first walker down with a bat]
Rick Grimes: Are we sure they're dead? I have to ask at least one more time.
Morgan Jones: They're dead, except for something in the brain. That's why it's got to be the head.

[Rick kneels over the bicycle walker before shooting her in the head]
Rick Grimes: [with tears in his eyes] I'm sorry this happened to you.
[Rick fires a round]

[Rick finds a horse while on his way to Atlanta]
Rick Grimes: Easy now. Easy. I'm not gonna hurt you. Nothing like that. More like a proposal. Atlanta's just down the road a ways. It's safe there. Food, shelter, people. Other horses, too, I bet. How's that sound?

[Rick holds the gun to his head as he lays under the tank surrounded by walkers]
Rick Grimes: Lori, Carl, I'm sorry.
[when Rick sees the open hatch underneath the tank]


"The Walking Dead: Wildfire (#1.5)" (2010)
[first lines]
Rick Grimes: [Rick speaks into the walkie-talkie to tell Morgan about Atlanta, over the walkie-talkie] Morgan, I don't know if you're out there. I don't know if you can hear me. Maybe you're listening right now. I hope so. I found others... My family, if you can believe it. My wife and son, they're alive. I wanted you to know that. There's something else you need to know. Atlanta isn't what we thought. It's not what they promised. The city is... Do not enter the city. It belongs to the dead now. We're camped a few miles northwest, up by a big abandoned rock quarry. You can see it on a map. I hope you come find us. But be careful. Last night Walkers came out of the woods. We lost people. Watch yourself, Morgan. Take care of your boy. I'll try you again tomorrow at dawn.

[Jim tells Rick that he wants them to leave him behind]
Rick Grimes: We'll be back on the road soon.
Jim: Oh, no. Christ. My bones... My bones are like glass. Every little bump... God, this ride is killing me. Leave me here. I'm done. Just leave me. I want to be with my family.
Rick Grimes: They're all dead. I don't think you know what you're asking. The fever... You've been delirious more often than not.
Jim: [Jim looks to Rick] I know. Don't you think I know? I'm clear now. In five minutes I may not be. Rick, I know what I'm asking. I want this. Leave me here. Now that's on me. Okay? My decision. Not your failure.

[Daryl raises a pickaxe to kill the infected Jim with]
Daryl Dixon: You go looking for aspirin, do what you need to do.
Daryl Dixon: [Daryl yells wielding the pickaxe] Someone needs to have some balls to take care of this damn problem!
Shane Walsh: [as Shane shouts] Hey, hey, hey!
Rick Grimes: [Rick cocks his gun at Daryl] We don't kill the living.
Daryl Dixon: That's funny coming from a man who just put a gun to my head.

[Rick walks up to Andrea who sits over her dead sister]
Rick Grimes: Andrea.
Andrea: [Andrea cocks her handgun aiming it at Rick] I know how the safety works.
Rick Grimes: [as Rick apologizes backing away] All right. Okay. I'm sorry. I'm sorry. I'm sorry.

[Rick discusses on how to handle the infected Jim]
Rick Grimes: He's sick. A sick man. We start down that road, where do we draw the line?
Daryl Dixon: The line's pretty clear. Zero tolerance for Walkers, or them to be.

[Rick suggests to the group to head to the C.D.C facility]
Rick Grimes: I heard the C.D.C. was working on a cure.
Shane Walsh: I heard that, too. Heard a lot of things before the world went to hell.

[Rick moves Jim away for his own protection from the group]
Rick Grimes: Come with me.
Jim: Where are you taking me?
Rick Grimes: Somewhere safe.

[Lori tells Rick, Shane and Daryl that they need to bury their dead]
Daryl Dixon: I still think it's a mistake not burning these bodies. It's what we said we'd do, right? Burn 'em all, wasn't that the idea?
Shane Walsh: At first.
Daryl Dixon: The Chinaman gets all emotional, says it's not the thing to do, we just follow him along? These people need to know who the hell's in charge here, what the rules are.
Rick Grimes: There are no rules.
Lori Grimes: Well, that's a problem. We haven't had one minute to hold onto anything of our old selves. We need time to mourn and we need to bury our dead. It's what people do.

[Carl asks Rick if they're safe as they prepare to leave the campsite]
Carl Grimes: Are we safe now, dad? Now that we're together?
Rick Grimes: I won't leave again. I promise you that. Not for anything.

[Lori tells Rick she's doing the best she can right now]
Rick Grimes: Shane blames me for not being here. Do you?
Rick Grimes: [as Lori remains silent] We got guns now. We're stronger.
Lori Grimes: And we have fewer people. That makes us weaker. You want me to say I think you were right? I understand that. All I can say is that neither one of you is entirely wrong. It's the best I can do right now.

[Rick tells Lori he loves her, that's all he's got right now]
Rick Grimes: We're at the ragged edge here. We need relief and we got a sick man who needs help. I don't know why people can't see that.
Lori Grimes: Well, look at their faces. Look at mine. We're all terrified. If one of us suggested, based on a hunch, that we head toward that city, you'd have no part of it. Tell me something with certainty.
Rick Grimes: I love you.
Rick Grimes: [Lori smiles with tears in her eyes] Th-That's all I got.
Lori Grimes: I love you, too.

[Jim tells Rick that the sound he hears is God laughing]
Jim: You save a grave for me?
Rick Grimes: Nobody wants that.
Jim: It's not about what you want. That, uh... That sound you hear, that's God laughing while you make plans.
Rick Grimes: [Rick pauses] What I want, Jim, if... If God allows, is to get you some help.

[Jim starts talking deliriously to Rick in the RV]
Jim: Watch the mangroves. Their roots will gouge the whole boat. You know that, right? Amy is there swimming. You'll watch the boat, right? You said you would.
Rick Grimes: [Rick in a low voice] I'll watch the boat. Don't worry.

[Rick tells Shane if he had a family he'd know what's best for them]
Rick Grimes: I got to do what's best for my family.
Shane Walsh: Best for your family? What's that? Exposing them to all kinds of risks?
Rick Grimes: As opposed to what? Crossing 100 miles of hostile territory? If we're looking for a lifeline, I say swim toward the closest ship, not further out to sea. Why can't you back me up?
Shane Walsh: Look, I want to. It's just... I don't see it.
Rick Grimes: If it was your family, you'd feel differently.

[Rick speaks into the walkie-talkie to tell Morgan about the C.D.C. facility]
Rick Grimes: [over the walkie-talkie] We're moving out, leaving the quarry. If you heard me yesterday, you may be coming here. If you are, we'll be gone by the time you arrive. I'm leaving a note and map behind for you, taped to a red car, so you can follow our trail. We're heading to the C.D.C. If there's anything left, it's got to be there, don't you think? Morgan... I hope you were right about that place. I need you to be.

[Dale tells Rick that he's out of duct tape for the RV hose]
Dale Horvath: I told you we'd never get far on that hose. I said I needed the one from the cube van.
Rick Grimes: Can you jury-rig it?
Dale Horvath: That's all it's been so far. It's more duct tape than hose. And I'm out of duct tape.

[Lori tells Rick, Shane and Dale that it's not their call to leave Jim behind]
Rick Grimes: I would say yes.
Dale Horvath: Back in the camp when I said Daryl might be right and you shut me down, you misunderstood. I would never go along with callously killing a man. I was just gonna suggest that we ask Jim what he wants. And I think we have an answer.
Shane Walsh: We just leave him here? We take off? Man, I'm not sure I could live with that.
Lori Grimes: It's not your call, either one of you.

[Rick's group arrives to the C.D.C. facility]
Theodore 'T-Dog' Douglas: There's nobody here.
Rick Grimes: Then why are these shutters down?
Daryl Dixon: [as Daryl screams] Walkers!

[Rick sees the camera move outside the C.D.C. facility]
Rick Grimes: The camera... It moved.
Shane Walsh: You imagined it.
Rick Grimes: [Jenner watches from the camera] It moved. It moved.
Shane Walsh: Rick, it is dead, man. It's an automated device. It's gears, okay? They're just winding down. Now, come on.
Dr. Edwin Jenner: [Jenner whispers to himself] No, just go away.

[last lines]
Rick Grimes: [Rick looks up to the C.D.C. camera begging for help] I know you're in there. I know you can hear me.
Shane Walsh: [Shane tries dragging Rick away] Everybody get back to the cars now!
Rick Grimes: Please, we're desperate. Please help us. We have women, children, no food, hardly any gas left.
Lori Grimes: [Lori tries holding Rick back] Rick. There's nobody here.
Rick Grimes: [Rick pounds on the shutter doors speaking to the camera] We have nowhere else to go. Keep your eyes open. If you don't let us in, you're killing us! Please!
Shane Walsh: Come on, buddy, let's go. Let's go.
Rick Grimes: [as Rick starts to scream] Please help us. You're killing us! You're killing us! You're killing us!
[when the shutter doors open]


"The Walking Dead: Nebraska (#2.8)" (2012)
[Rick tells Hershel at the bar that there's still hope]
Rick Grimes: You thought there was a cure. Can't blame yourself for holding out for hope.
Hershel Greene: Hope? When I first saw you running across my field with your boy in your arms, I had little hope he would survive.
Rick Grimes: But he did.
Hershel Greene: He did. Even though we lost Otis. Your man Shane made it back and we saved your boy. That was the miracle that proved to me miracles do exist. Only it was a sham, a bait and switch. I was a fool, Rick, and you people saw that. My daughters deserve better than that.

[Rick and Hershel argue at the bar about the promises Rick made to being the leader]
Rick Grimes: I promised Maggie I'd bring you home safe.
Hershel Greene: Like you promised that little girl?
Rick Grimes: So what's your plan? Finish that bottle? Drink yourself to death and leave your girls alone?
Hershel Greene: Stop telling me how to care for my family, my farm. You people are like a plague! I do the Christian thing, give you shelter, and you destroy it all!
Rick Grimes: [Rick stands face-to-face with Hershel] The world was already in bad shape when we met.
Hershel Greene: [Hershel shouts] And you take no responsibility! You're supposed to be their leader!
Rick Grimes: [Rick shouts] Well, I'm here now, aren't I?
Hershel Greene: Yes. Yes. Yes, you are.

[Rick declines from bringing Dave and Tony back to the farmhouse]
Rick Grimes: We don't know anything about you.
Dave: No, that's true. You don't know anything about us. You don't know what we've had to go through out there, the things we've had to do. I bet you've had to do some of those same things yourself. Am I right? 'Cause ain't nobody's hands clean in what's left of this world. We're all the same.

[Dave tells Rick what made him and Tony drive south]
Rick Grimes: Well, what drove you South?
Dave: Well, I can tell you it wasn't the weather. I must've dropped 30 lbs. in sweat alone down here.
Tony: I wish.
Dave: No, first it was D.C. I heard there might be some kind of refugee camp, but the roads were so jammed, we never even got close. We decided to get off the highways, into the sticks, keep hauling ass. Every group we came across had a new rumor about a way out of this thing.
Tony: One guy told us there was the coast guard sitting in the Gulf, sending ferries to the islands.
Dave: The latest was a rail yard in Montgomery running trains to the middle of the country... Kansas, Nebraska.
Glenn: Nebraska?
Tony: Low population, lots of guns
Glenn: Kinda makes sense.
Dave: Ever been to Nebraska, kid? A reason they call 'em 'flyover states.'

[Dave notices that Rick sees the gun in his jeans]
Dave: Not bad, huh? I got it off a cop.
Rick Grimes: I'm a cop.
Dave: This one was already dead.
[Dave smiles]

[Dave at the bar asks Hershel if he wants a drink with the rest of them]
Dave: How about you, pal? Have one?
Hershel Greene: I just quit.
Dave: [Dave smiles] You've got a unique sense of timing, my friend.
Rick Grimes: His name's Hershel. He lost people today, a lot of them.
Dave: I'm truly sorry to hear that. To better days and new friends. And to our dead... may they be in a better place.
[everyone drinks to the toast]

[last lines]
Dave: [Rick suggests to Dave that he keep looking in Nebraska for someplace safe] You gotta understand... we can't stay out there. You know what it's like.
Rick Grimes: Yeah, I do. But the farm is too crowded as is. I'm sorry. You'll have to keep looking.
Dave: Keep looking. Where do you suggest we do that?
Rick Grimes: I don't know. I hear Nebraska's nice.
Dave: [Dave chuckles] Nebraska. This guy.
[as both Rick and Dave raise their guns up, Rick fires one gunshot, and then two gunshots into Tony behind him]

[Rick and Maggie search through Hershel's room looking for a trace of where he could've left to]
Shane Walsh: Looks like he found an old friend.
Maggie Greene: [Shane throws Maggie an empty flask] That belonged to my grandfather, gave it to dad when he died.
Rick Grimes: I didn't take Hershel for a drinker.
Maggie Greene: No, he gave it up on the day I was born. He didn't even allow liquor in the house.
Rick Grimes: What's the bar in town?
Maggie Greene: Hatlin's. He practically lived there in his drinking days.
Rick Grimes: Betting that's where I'll find him.

[Dave asks Rick if they can take them back to their farmhouse]
Dave: Well, hang on a second. This farm... it sounds pretty sweet. - Don't it sound sweet, Tony?
Tony: Yeah, real sweet.
Dave: How about a little Southern hospitality? We got some buddies back at camp, been having a real hard time. I don't see why you can't make room for a few more. We can pool our resources, our manpower.
Rick Grimes: Look, I'm sorry. That's not an option.
Dave: Doesn't sound like it'd be a problem.

[Glenn confesses to Rick that he thinks Maggie is in love with him]
Glenn: Maggie said she loves me.
Glenn: [Glenn chuckles] She doesn't mean it. I mean she can't. I mean... well... She... she's upset or confused. She's probably feeling, like...
Rick Grimes: I think she's smart enough to know what she's feeling.
Glenn: No. No. No, you know what? She wants to be in love, so she's... she needs something to... to, like... to hold onto.
Rick Grimes: Glenn, it's pretty obvious to everyone Maggie loves you, and not just because you're one of the last men standing. So what's the problem?
Glenn: I didn't say it back.
Rick Grimes: Huh.
Glenn: I've never had a woman say that to me before except my mom, of course, and my sisters. But with Maggie, it's different. We barely know each other. What... what does she really know about me? Nothing. We're practically strangers. But I... I didn't know what to do with it. I just stood there like a jerk.
Rick Grimes: Hey. Hey, this is a good thing, something we don't get enough of these days. Enjoy it. And when we get back, return the favor. It's not like she's going anywhere.

[Shane tells Rick that he's just as delusional as Hershel]
Shane Walsh: Daryl almost died looking for her, Rick. Any one of us could have. I'm gonna tell you right now... That son of a bitch, he knew.
Rick Grimes: He didn't know. He's not like that. He opened his home to us.
Shane Walsh: He put us all in danger. Man, he kept a barn full of Walkers.
Rick Grimes: So you just start an insurrection, hand out guns and massacre his family?
Shane Walsh: His family's dead, Rick.
Rick Grimes: Well, he doesn't believe that. He thinks you just murdered them in cold blood.
Shane Walsh: No, man, I don't care what he thinks. I was handling it, brother.
Rick Grimes: I was handling it and you just...
Shane Walsh: You had us out in those woods looking for a little girl that every single one of us knew was dead! That's what you did. Rick, you're just as delusional as that guy.
Shane Walsh: [Shane scoffs before walking away] You handling it, huh?

[Rick shows Lori that he feels guilty for making everyone look for Sophia]
Rick Grimes: She was there all the time.
Lori Grimes: And you did everything you could.
Rick Grimes: Yeah, I know. I always do, don't I? Went after her, protected her, killed those Walkers, but she still got bit. And Carl still got shot. People counting on me and I had 'em chasing a ghost in a forest.
[Lori tries to hold Rick as he walks off]

[Dale questions the group about Shane being wrong for the barn massacre]
Dale Horvath: You can't tell me this was right.
Rick Grimes: It wasn't. It'll cost us with Hershel.
Andrea Harrison: He's grieving. He'll come around, see we had no choice. Look, I shot too. This wasn't all Shane.
Theodore 'T-Dog' Douglas: Look, I got no qualms about it. Walkers in my backyard? Mm-hmm.
Dale Horvath: I'm not saying that we shouldn't have taken care of the problem, but creating a panic!
Lori Grimes: There's no point arguing about it. It's done. There's nothing we can do about it.

[Lori tells Rick that Carl needs a father like him right now]
Lori Grimes: Carl said he would've shot Sophia himself. That's your son. He's getting cold. He's growing up in a world with... He's growing up in a world where he needs a father like you... Around, alive, not running off, solving everybody else's problems.
Rick Grimes: It's not just his problem I'm trying to solve. We need Hershel for the baby. I'm going after him.

[Rick sees Hershel at the bar with a glass of liquor in front of him]
Rick Grimes: How many have you had?
Hershel Greene: Not enough.
Rick Grimes: Let's finish this up back at home.

[Hershel tells Rick at the bar that there is no hope]
Rick Grimes: Your girls need you now more than ever.
Hershel Greene: I didn't want to believe you. You told me there was no cure, that these people were dead, not sick. I chose not to believe that. But when Shane shot Lou in the chest and she just kept coming, that's when I knew what an ass I'd been, that Annette had been dead long ago and I was feeding a rotten corpse! That's when I knew there was no hope. And when that little girl came out of the barn, the look on your face... I knew you knew it too. Right? There is no hope. And you know it now, like I do. Don't you? There is no hope for any of us.

[Rick tells Hershel that death is death it's always been there]
Rick Grimes: You know what the truth is? Nothing has changed. Death is death. It's always been there, whether it's from a heart attack, cancer, or a Walker. What's the difference? You didn't think it was hopeless before, did you? Now there are people back at home trying to hang on. They need us, even if it's just to give them a reason to go on, even if we don't believe it ourselves. You know what? This... this isn't about what we believe anymore. It's about them.

[Rick tells Dave that him and Tony seem a long way from Philadelphia]
Rick Grimes: You fellas are a long way from Philadelphia.
Dave: It feels like we're a long way from anywhere.

[the tension grows between Rick and Dave's conversation at the bar]
Dave: Let's take a nice friendly hayride to this farm and we'll get to know each other.
Rick Grimes: That's not gonna happen.
Dave: Rick.
Tony: This is bullshit.
Rick Grimes: [Rick in a low voice] Calm down.
Tony: [Tony shouts] Don't tell me to calm down. Don't ever tell me to calm down. I'll shoot you three assholes in the head and take your damn farm!
Dave: Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. Relax. Take it easy. Nobody's killing anybody. Nobody's shooting anybody. Right, Rick?
Dave: [Dave heads behind the bar] Look. We're just friends having a drink. That's all. Now where's the good stuff, huh? Good stuff, good stuff, good stuff. Let's see.
Dave: [Dave sees Rick hold on his gun, as he pulls a bottle of liquor out from behind the bar, smiling] Hey, look at that. That'll work.


"The Walking Dead: Sick (#3.2)" (2012)
[Rick tells Tomas that shit happens]
Tomas: [about the Walker that Tomas intentionally threw at him] He was coming at me, bro.
Rick Grimes: Yeah, yeah, I get it. I get it. Shit happens.
[as both Rick and Tomas stare down each other, when Rick raises his machete and swings it into Tomas' skull]

[last lines]
Lori Grimes: [Rick tells Lori that the group is grateful for her saving Hershel's life] I thought maybe you were coming here to talk about us. Maybe there's nothing to talk about anymore.
Rick Grimes: [Rick reaches to put his hand on Lori's shoulder while keeping his distance] We're awful grateful for what you did.
[as Rick walks away Lori starts to cry, lowering her cheek to her shoulder]

[Rick holds his gun to Axel and Oscar's forehead questioning on whether or not they were on Tomas' side]
Axel: [Rick holds his gun at Axel's head] You saw what he did to Tiny! He was my friend. Please, we ain't like that. I like my pharmaceuticals, but I'm no killer. Oscar here, he's a B and E and he ain't very good at it neither. We ain't the violent kind, they were! Please, I swear to god! I wanna live!
Rick Grimes: What about you?
Oscar: [Rick holds his gun at Oscar's head] I ain't never pleaded for my life. And I ain't about to start now. So you do what you gotta do.

[Rick chases Andrew out into a courtyard filled with Walkers]
Andrew: [Andrew turns back to the gate] Let me back in, man. Let me back in! Open up, man! Open up!
Rick Grimes: You better run.

[Rick tells Glenn to not leave Hershel's side while he's unconscious]
Rick Grimes: Do not leave his side! If he dies, you need to be there for that. You think you can do this? Maggie will be there.
Glenn Rhee: I got it.
Rick Grimes: I can bring T in...
Glenn Rhee: I got it.
Rick Grimes: Good.

[Rick tells the prison inmate Tomas that his group spilled blood to take the prison]
Rick Grimes: We took it, set you free. It's ours. We spilled blood.

[the inmates wonder who Rick's group is]
Tomas: Who the hell are you people, anyway?
Axel: Don't look like no rescue team!
Rick Grimes: If a rescue team's what you're waiting for, don't!

[Rick asks the inmates how long were they in that cafeteria]
Tomas: [about Hershel] You guys rob a bank or something? Why don't you take him to a hospital?
Rick Grimes: [Rick pauses] How long have you been locked in that cafeteria?
Tomas: Going on like ten months.
Big Tiny: A riot broke out. Never seen anything like it.
Axel: Attica on speed, man.
Andrew: Ever heard about dudes going cannibal, dying, coming back to life? Crazy.

[Rick tells the inmates nothing is left in the world]
Rick Grimes: There is no army.
Tomas: What do you mean?
Rick Grimes: There's no government, no hospitals, no police. It's all gone.
Axel: For real?
Rick Grimes: Serious.
Oscar: What about my moms? My kids. And my old lady? Yo, you got a cell phone or something that we can call our families?
Daryl Dixon: You just don't get it, do you?
Rick Grimes: No phones, no computers. As far as we can see, at least half the population has been wiped out. Probably more.

[Rick tells the inmates that they're all infected]
Big Tiny: So what is this, like a disease?
Rick Grimes: Yeah, and we're all infected.
Axel: What do you mean infected? Like AIDS or something?
Daryl Dixon: If I was to kill you, shoot an arrow in your chest, you come back as one of these things. It's gonna happen to all of us.

[Rick and the prison inmate Tomas discuss on who the prison belongs to]
Rick Grimes: We took out these Walkers. This prison is ours.
Tomas: Slow down, cowboy.
Andrew: You snatched the locks off our doors.
Rick Grimes: We'll give you new locks, if that's how you want it.
Tomas: This is our prison. We were here first.
Rick Grimes: Locked in the broom closet?
[Rick scoffs]

[Rick asks the prison inmate Tomas how stocked are they in their cafeteria]
Rick Grimes: How stocked is that cafeteria? It must have plenty of food. Five guys lasting almost a year?
Daryl Dixon: It sure as hell don't look like anybody's been starving.

[Rick makes a deal with the prison inmate Tomas]
Rick Grimes: Bet you've got more food than you've got choices. You pay, we'll play. We'll clear out a block for you, then you keep to it.
Tomas: Alright.
Rick Grimes: [Rick gets in Tomas' face] But let's be clear... If we see you out here anywhere near our people, if I so much as even catch a whiff of your scent, I will kill you.
Tomas: [Tomas hesitates before answering] Deal.

[Rick sees the freezer door in the cafeteria]
Rick Grimes: What's in there?
Big Tiny: Don't open that.
Tomas: [Rick opens the door immediately choking on the fumes as Tomas laughs] You wanted to know!

[Lori asks Rick if the inmates have guns]
Lori Grimes: Do they have guns?
Rick Grimes: Only saw one. I don't know if it's gonna work...
Lori Grimes: [about letting the inmates stay at the prison] Well, what are your options?
Rick Grimes: Kill 'em.

[Rick and Daryl tell the inmates how they're going to clear the cell block of Walkers]
Rick Grimes: Stay tight, hold formation no matter how close the Walkers get. Anyone breaks ranks, we could all go down. Anyone runs off, they could get mistaken for a Walker, end up with an axe to the head.
Daryl Dixon: And that's where you aim. These things only go down with a head shot.
Tomas: [Tomas smiles] You ain't gotta tell us how to take out a man.
Theodore 'T-Dog' Douglas: They ain't men. They're something else.

[Rick yells at the inmates while clearing the cell block]
Rick Grimes: Stay in tight formation, no more prison riot crap.

[Rick gives the cell block to the remaining two prison inmates Oscar and Axel]
Axel: [as the two men see the rows of executed inmates] Oh man! I knew these guys, they were good men.
Rick Grimes: [Rick looks to Daryl] Let's go.
Oscar: So you're just gonna leave us in here? Man, this is sick!
Rick Grimes: We're locking down the cell block. From now on, this part of the prison is yours. Take it or leave it. That was the deal.
Daryl Dixon: You think this is sick? You don't wanna know what's outside.
Rick Grimes: Consider yourselves the lucky ones.

[Rick tells Lori that for the record she isn't a bad mother]
Rick Grimes: For the record, I... I don't think you're a bad mother.
Lori Grimes: Well, wife is a different story. For better or worse, right? I mean, what are we gonna do... hire lawyers get divorced and split our assets?
[as the two smile]


"The Walking Dead: TS-19 (#1.6)" (2010)
[Jenner asks the computer Vi to define H.I.T.s to the group]
Dr. Edwin Jenner: In the event of a catastrophic power failure... in a terrorist attack, for example... H.I.T.s are deployed to prevent any organisms from getting out.
Rick Grimes: H.I.T.s?
Dr. Edwin Jenner: Vi, define.
Vi: H.I.T.s - high-impulse thermobaric fuel-air explosives consists of a two-stage aerosol ignition that produces a blast wave of significantly greater power and duration than any other known explosive except nuclear. The vacuum-pressure effect ignites the oxygen between 5,000 and 6,000 degrees and is used when the greatest loss of life and damage to structures is desired.
Dr. Edwin Jenner: [Jenner in a low voice] It sets the air on fire. No pain. An end to sorrow, grief... Regret. Everything.

[Jenner tells Rick that there is no hope for mankind]
Dr. Edwin Jenner: [Jenner looks to Rick] You do want this. Last night, you said, you knew it was just a matter of time before everybody you loved was dead.
Shane Walsh: What? You really said that? After all your big talk?
Rick Grimes: I had to keep hope alive, didn't I?
Dr. Edwin Jenner: There is no hope. There never was.
Rick Grimes: There's always hope. Maybe it won't be you, maybe not here, but somebody somewhere...
Andrea: What part of 'Everything's gone' do you not understand?
Dr. Edwin Jenner: Listen to your friend. She gets it. This is what takes us down. This is our extinction event.

[Jenner tells the group what happens to the C.D.C. facility in 28 minutes]
Rick Grimes: What happens in 28 minutes?
Rick Grimes: [Rick yells to Jenner] What happens in 28 minutes!
Daryl Dixon: Come on!
Dr. Edwin Jenner: [as Jenner screams to the group] You know what this place is? We protected the public from very nasty stuff! Weaponized smallpox! Ebola strains that could wipe out half the country! Stuff you don't want getting out! Ever!

[the group find Jenner inside the shutter doors of the C.D.C. facility]
Dr. Edwin Jenner: Why are you here? What do you want?
Rick Grimes: A chance.
Dr. Edwin Jenner: That's asking an awful lot these days.
Rick Grimes: I know.

[Jenner tells the group that he's all that's left]
Rick Grimes: Where is everybody? The other doctors, the staff?
Dr. Edwin Jenner: I'm it. It's just me here.
Lori Grimes: What about the person you were speaking with? Vi?
Dr. Edwin Jenner: Vi, say hello to our guests. Tell them... Welcome.
Vi: [Vi responds] Hello, guests. Welcome.
Dr. Edwin Jenner: [Jenner looks to Rick] I'm all that's left.

[the group drinks wine together while at the C.D.C. facility]
Dale Horvath: You know, in Italy, children have a little bit of wine with dinner. And in France.
Lori Grimes: Well, when Carl is in Italy or France, he can have some then.
Rick Grimes: What's it gonna hurt? Come on.
Dale Horvath: Come on.
Rick Grimes: [Lori looks to Rick before agreeing] What?
Dale Horvath: There you are, young lad.
Carl Grimes: [Rick chuckles as Carl takes his first alcoholic drink] Eww.
Lori Grimes: [the group laughs at Carl's reaction] That's my boy. That's my boy.

[Rick tells Jenner that it was only a matter of time before they died out there]
Rick Grimes: You don't know what it's like out there. You may think you do, but you don't. We'd have died out there. It was only a matter of time. There's too many of those things. My... my boy... My... my wife, I never... I never told 'em what I really thought. I never even hinted, just... Just kept it in. Kept it in and kept us moving, you know. Just kept it in. Kept us...
Dr. Edwin Jenner: It'll all be okay. It'll be okay.

[Rick whispers to Lori in bed as she cries]
Rick Grimes: [Lori sniffles] We don't have to be afraid anymore. We're safe here. All right?
[Lori cries after nearly being taken advantage of by Shane]

[Carl asks his father Rick if he's hungover]
Carl Grimes: Are you hungover? Mom said you'd be.
Rick Grimes: Mom is right.
Lori Grimes: Mom has that annoying habit.

[Rick sees the food left by Jenner for their morning hangovers]
Rick Grimes: Where'd all this come from?
Lori Grimes: Jenner.
Rick Grimes: [Rick hands Lori the bottle of aspirins] Could you help me, please?
Lori Grimes: He thought we could use it. Some of us, at least.
Glenn Rhee: [Glenn holds his face in his arm] Don't ever, ever, ever let me drink again.

[Jenner tells the computer Vi to do an Enhanced Internal View of TS-19's brain]
Shane Walsh: [as the group sees the brain of TS-19] What are those lights?
Dr. Edwin Jenner: It's a person's life... Experiences, memories. It's everything. Somewhere in all that organic wiring, all those ripples of light, is you... The thing that makes you unique. And human.
Daryl Dixon: You don't make sense ever?
Dr. Edwin Jenner: Those are synapses, electric impulses in the brain that carry all the messages. They determine everything a person says does or thinks from the moment of birth to the moment of death.
Rick Grimes: Death? That's what this is, a vigil?
Dr. Edwin Jenner: Yes. Or rather the playback of the vigil.
Andrea: This person died? Who?
Dr. Edwin Jenner: Test subject 19. Someone who was bitten and infected... And volunteered to have us record the process.

[Jenner tells the computer Vi to scan forward to the second event]
Dr. Edwin Jenner: The resurrection times vary wildly. We had reports of it happening in as little as three minutes. The longest we heard of was eight hours. In the case of this patient, it was two hours, one minute... Seven seconds.
Lori Grimes: It restarts the brain?
Dr. Edwin Jenner: No, just the brain stem. Basically, it gets them up and moving.
Rick Grimes: But they're not alive?
Dr. Edwin Jenner: [Jenner holds his arms out] You tell me.
Rick Grimes: It's nothing like before. Most of that brain is dark.
Dr. Edwin Jenner: Dark, lifeless, dead. The frontal lobe, the neocortex, the human part... That doesn't come back. The you part. Just a shell driven by mindless instinct.

[the group sees the clock counting down in the C.D.C. facility]
Dale Horvath: Dr. Jenner, I know this has been taxing for you and I hate to ask one more question, but... That clock... It's counting down. What happens at zero?
Dr. Edwin Jenner: The basement generators... They run out of fuel.
Rick Grimes: And then?
Rick Grimes: [as Jenner walks off Rick asks the computer Vi] Vi, what happens when the power runs out?
Vi: When the power runs out, facility-wide decontamination will occur.

[Rick asks for Jenner to open the doors now]
Rick Grimes: Hey, Jenner, open that door now.
Dr. Edwin Jenner: There's no point. Everything topside is locked down. The emergency exits are sealed.
Dale Horvath: Well, open the damn things.
Dr. Edwin Jenner: [Jenner looks to Rick] That's not something I control. The computers do. I told you once that front door closed, it wouldn't open again. You heard me say that. It's better this way.

[Jenner tells the group there's nothing out there but a brutal life and agonizing death]
Dr. Edwin Jenner: You know what's out there... A short, brutal life and an agonizing death.
Dr. Edwin Jenner: [Jenner looks to Andrea] Your... Your sister... What was her name?
Andrea: Amy.
Dr. Edwin Jenner: Amy. You know what this does. You've seen it.
Dr. Edwin Jenner: [Jenner looks to Rick] Is that really what you want for your wife and son?
Rick Grimes: I don't want this!

[Rick holds the shotgun over Shane after their struggle together]
Rick Grimes: Are you done now? Are you done?
Shane Walsh: Yeah, I guess we all are.

[Rick tells Jenner that all they want is a choice]
Rick Grimes: You're lying about no hope. If that were true, you'd have bolted with the rest or taken the easy way out. You didn't. You chose the hard path. Why?
Dr. Edwin Jenner: It doesn't matter.
Rick Grimes: It does matter. It always matters. You stayed when others ran. Why?
Dr. Edwin Jenner: Not because I wanted to. I made a promise... To her. My wife.
Andrea: Test subject 19 was your wife?
Dr. Edwin Jenner: She begged me to keep going as long as I could. How could I say no? She was dying. It should've been me on that table. I wouldn't have mattered to anybody. She was a loss to the world. Hell, she ran this place. I just worked here. In our field, she was an Einstein. Me? I'm just... Edwin Jenner. She could've done something about this. Not me.
Rick Grimes: Your wife didn't have a choice. You do. That's... That's all we want... A choice, a chance.
Lori Grimes: [Jenner looks over to Lori with tears in her eyes] Let us keep trying as long as we can.

[Rick tells Jenner that he's grateful for the chance]
Rick Grimes: I'm grateful.
Dr. Edwin Jenner: The day will come when you won't be.


"The Walking Dead: Vatos (#1.4)" (2010)
[Rick and the group see that Merle cauterized his stump]
Daryl Dixon: Told you he was tough. Nobody can kill Merle but Merle.
Rick Grimes: Don't take that on faith. He's lost a lot of blood.
Daryl Dixon: Yeah? Didn't stop him from busting out of this death trap.
Glenn: He left the building? Why the hell would he do that?
Daryl Dixon: Why wouldn't he? He's out there alone as far as he knows, doing what he's got to do. Surviving.
T-Dog: You call that surviving? Just wandering out in the streets, maybe passing out? What are his odds out there?
Daryl Dixon: No worse than being handcuffed and left to rot by you sorry pricks.

[Guillermo and Rick threaten each other for the guns]
Rick Grimes: You have your man. I want mine.
Guillermo: I'm gonna chop up your boy. I'm gonna feed him to my dogs. They're the evilest, nastiest man-eating bitches you ever saw. I picked them up from Satan at a yard sale. I told you how it has to be. Are you woefully deaf?
Rick Grimes: No, my hearing's fine. You said come locked and loaded.
Rick Grimes: [Rick and Guillermo's groups all cock their guns] Okay then, we're here.

[Daryl asks Rick how long does he think the people at the nursing home have]
Daryl Dixon: You've given away half our guns and ammo.
Rick Grimes: Not nearly half.
Daryl Dixon: For what? Bunch of old farts who are gonna die off momentarily anyhow? Seriously, how long you think they got?
Rick Grimes: How long do any of us?

[Guillermo gives Rick two options to get Glenn back]
Guillermo: What's to stop my people from unloading on you right here and now and I take what's mine?
Rick Grimes: You could do that. Or not.
T-Dog: [T-Dog in a low voice to Rick] Come on, man. Make the trade. Please.
Guillermo: Oye.
Guillermo: [as Rick sees two men appear with Glenn on the roof] I see two options. You come back with Miguel and my bag of guns, everybody walks. Or you come back locked and loaded, we'll see which side spills more blood.

[Rick pulls Guillermo to the side as he sees that Guillermo is protecting a nursing home]
Rick Grimes: [Rick in a low voice] Could I have a word with you? You're the dumbest son of a bitch I ever met. We walked in there ready to kill every last one of you.
Guillermo: Well, I'm glad it didn't go down that way.
Rick Grimes: If it had, that blood would be on my hands.
Guillermo: Mine too. We'd have fought back. Wouldn't be the first time we've had to. Protect the food, the medicine... What's left of it. These people, the old ones... The staff took off, just left 'em here to die. Me and Felipe were the only ones who stayed.
Rick Grimes: [Rick looks at the old folks] What are you, doctors?
Guillermo: Felipe's a nurse... A special care provider. Me, I'm the custodian.

[Guillermo tells Rick's group that the world is the same as it ever was]
Guillermo: The people we've encountered since things fell apart, the worst kind... Plunderers, the kind that take by force.
Rick Grimes: That's not who we are.
Guillermo: How was I to know? My people got attacked and you show up with Miguel hostage... Appearances.
T-Dog: Guess the world changed.
Guillermo: No. It's the same as it ever was. The weak get taken.

[Guillermo tells Rick that he doesn't know why people look to him at the nursing home]
Guillermo: The people here, they all look to me now. I don't even know why.
Rick Grimes: [Rick in a low voice] Because they can.

[Daryl holds his Crossbow aimed up at T-Dog for Merle being missing from the roof]
Rick Grimes: [Rick holds his gun on Daryl] I won't hesitate. I don't care if every Walker in the city hears it.
[as Daryl lowers his Crossbow]

[Rick tries to keep Daryl calm so that they can help him find his brother Merle]
Daryl Dixon: [to Rick] You couldn't kill him. Ain't so worried about some dumb dead bastard.
Rick Grimes: What about 1,000 dead dumb bastards? Different story?
Daryl Dixon: Why don't you take a tally? Do what you want. I'm gonna go get him.
Rick Grimes: [Rick tries to stop Daryl] Daryl, wait.
Daryl Dixon: [Daryl shouts] Get your hands off me! You can't stop me.
Rick Grimes: I don't blame you. He's family, I get that. I went through hell to find mine. I know exactly how you feel. He can't get far with that injury. We could help you check a few blocks around but only if we keep a level head.
Daryl Dixon: [Daryl in a low voice] I could do that.

[Glenn tells Rick and Daryl that his plan is to go out by himself on the street of Walkers]
Rick Grimes: You're not doing this alone.
Daryl Dixon: [Daryl looks to Glenn] Even I think it's a bad idea and I don't even like you much.

[Rick tries to have a calm discussion with Guillermo]
Felipe: Hey, that's that Vato right there, homes. He shot me in the ass with an arrow. What's up, homes, huh?
Guillermo: [Guillermo calms Felipe down] Chill, ese, chill. Chill.
Guillermo: [looking back to Rick] This true? He wants Miguelito's feet? That's pretty sick, man.
Rick Grimes: We were hoping more for a calm discussion.
Guillermo: That hillbilly jumps Felipe's little cousin, beats on him, threatens to cut off his feet, Felipe gets an arrow in the ass and you want a calm discussion? You fascinate me.

[the group debates on whether or not Glenn's life is worth saving for a bag of guns]
T-Dog: Question is, do you trust that man's word?
Daryl Dixon: No, question is what are you willing to bet on it? Could be more than them guns. Could be your life. Glenn worth that to you?
Rick Grimes: What life I have I owe to him. I was nobody to Glenn, just some idiot stuck in a tank. He could have walked away, but he didn't. Neither will I.

[Rick sees Felipe's grandmother as she assumes Rick's their to arrest her grandson]
Abuela: Don't you take him.
Rick Grimes: Ma'am?
Abuela: Felipe's a good boy. He has his trouble but he pulls himself together. We need him here.
Rick Grimes: Ma'am, I'm not here to arrest your grandson.

[the group heads back to the van to leave Atlanta]
Glenn: Admit it, you only came back to Atlanta for the hat.
Rick Grimes: [Rick smiles while wearing his Sheriff's hat] Don't tell anybody.


"The Walking Dead: Indifference (#4.4)" (2013)
[Carol tells Rick why she burned the bodies of Karen and David]
Carol Peletier: They would have drowned in their own blood. They were suffering. I made it quick. We needed the bodies gone. We needed to stop it from spreading. They were the only ones who were sick. They were a threat. I was trying to save lives. I had to try. Somebody had to.
Rick Grimes: [Rick in a low voice] Maybe.

[Sam and Ana say they missed the Deadie in the PJs while in the house]
Rick Grimes: After the greenhouse, you came here?
Sam: Yeah. We thought it was clear. We missed the Deadie in the PJs, so we dove into the bathroom.
[Sam smiles]

[Sam and Ana tell Rick and Carol about how long they were hiding in the upstairs bathroom]
Rick Grimes: So how long were you up there till we showed up?
Sam: Like, two days.
Carol Peletier: There was just one. You had guns.
Ana: [Ana chuckles] We have about 12 bullets. It usually takes us about five or six to bring one of them down.
Carol Peletier: But you have knives.
Sam: [Sam nervously chuckles] To what, stab it in the head?
Carol Peletier: Yeah.

[Ana tells Rick how her and Sam first met]
Ana: We were at a refugee center together and there was a fire. People were just trampling over me.
Sam: [Sam chuckles] Assholes.
Ana: Sam saved my life. We didn't know each other before. It didn't heal right, but it healed. And we found each other. It was worth it.
Rick Grimes: [the two smile alongside one another] Where are you two headed next?
Sam: We just keep moving. We haven't been waiting for places to go bad. I mean, it's getting a little old.
[Sam chuckles]

[Rick tells Sam and Ana about the prison]
Sam: [Sam smiles] So, did we pass your test?
Rick Grimes: We're in a prison eight miles north. If you come back with us, we can't guarantee your safety. There's an illness, a flu. It's bad.
Carol Peletier: We've lost a lot. Kids, too.
Ana: [Ana looks to Carol] Yours?
Carol Peletier: No, thank God. But one of my girls, she's got it.

[Rick asks Carol if she thinks it was right to invite Sam and Ana back to the prison]
Rick Grimes: Did you think it was right? Letting those kids come back with us?
Carol Peletier: I think it was the humane thing to do.
Rick Grimes: But did you think it was right?
Carol Peletier: [Carol searches through a bedroom] Look at us. Digging through drawers, hoping that... a couple of cough drops and some disinfectant might be the difference between dying and living a couple of more hours. If they're strong enough to help us survive this thing, yeah, I think you made the right call.
Rick Grimes: And if they're not?
Carol Peletier: Let's hope they are.

[Carol tells Rick that he needs to face reality]
Carol Peletier: Rick... I killed two people and you haven't said a word about it.
Rick Grimes: What do you want me to say?
Carol Peletier: It's not about what you say. It's about facing reality. It always comes for us and over and over again we face it so that we can live.
Rick Grimes: So that we can live.
Carol Peletier: That's right. That's what it always comes down to.

[Carol tells Rick that he would've done what she did with Karen and David]
Carol Peletier: You're a good leader. Better than I probably gave you credit for.
Rick Grimes: I never murdered two of our own.
Carol Peletier: [about Shane] Just one.
Rick Grimes: He was gonna kill me.
Carol Peletier: So were they. They were gonna kill all of us.
Rick Grimes: You don't know that.
Carol Peletier: If you thought it would save Judith or Carl, would you have done it then or would you have just gone back to your crops and hoped it'd all be okay?

[Rick asks Carol how she learned to fix a dislocated shoulder]
Rick Grimes: How'd you put his shoulder back before? You learn that from Hershel?
Carol Peletier: Internet. It's easier than telling an ER nurse I'd fallen down the stairs a third time.
Rick Grimes: I'm sorry.
Carol Peletier: [about her husband Ed] Don't be. Just fixed what needed fixin'. I actually convinced myself I was happy with him. Which wasn't all that hard to do considering my idea of happiness then was just not being alone. Made a decent living. He was charming when he wanted to be, especially those mornings after he'd come home piss-drunk and... stupid. Stupid. I didn't think I could be strong. I didn't know I could. I already was.

[Rick asks Carol why she doesn't say Sophia's name anymore]
Rick Grimes: Why don't you say her name?
Carol Peletier: She's dead, Rick. Sophia. Dead. Somebody else's slideshow.

[Rick tells Carol that he still thinks about Lori cooking breakfast]
Rick Grimes: Some mornings I still wake up half-expecting Lori to be there. Reminding me to pick up Carl after school or telling me breakfast is ready. Every Sunday she'd make us these pancakes that were just... god awful.
Rick Grimes: [Rick chuckles] Clumps of flour that weren't mixed in right. Thing was... she knew it was bad.
Carol Peletier: [Carol smiles] Why'd she keep at it?
Rick Grimes: Well... she wanted us to be the kind of family that ate pancakes on Sunday.

[Rick tells Carol that Tyreese will kill her when he finds out about Karen's murder]
Rick Grimes: They might have lived. Karen and David, they might have lived, and now they're dead. That wasn't your decision to make. When Tyreese finds out... he'll kill you. He damn near killed me over nothing.
Carol Peletier: I can handle Tyreese.
Rick Grimes: When the others find out, they won't want you there.

[Rick tells Carol that he would never have her with his family alone]
Rick Grimes: If everybody dies of this thing and it's just the two of us, with Judith and Carl... with my, my children... I won't have you there.
Carol Peletier: [Carol with tears in her eyes] Rick, it's me. No one else has to know. I thought you were done making decisions for everyone.
Rick Grimes: I'm making this decision for me.
Carol Peletier: [Carol cries] I could have pretended that everything was gonna be fine. But I didn't. I did something. I stepped up. I had to do something.
Rick Grimes: No, you didn't.

[Carol tells Rick that she needs to take Lizzie and Mika with her]
Carol Peletier: If you think I'm going anywhere without Lizzie and Mika...
Rick Grimes: If you want them to leave, to go out there with you? Lizzie's sick. Mika is 10 years old.
Carol Peletier: [Carol cries] She can't...
Rick Grimes: We'll keep them safe. You're not that woman who was too scared to be alone, not anymore. You're gonna start over, find others, people who don't know, and you're gonna survive out here. You will.
Carol Peletier: [Carol in a low voice] Maybe.


"The Walking Dead: What Lies Ahead (#2.1)" (2011)
[first lines]
Rick Grimes: [Rick speaks into the walkie-talkie for in case Morgan can still hear him] I guess I'm losing hope that you can hear me. But there's always that chance, isn't there? That slim chance. It's all about slim chances now. I tried to do everything right, keep people safe. I tried, Morgan. I tried. Our group's smaller now. We lost another, day before last. It was her choice. I won't say I blame her, but she lost faith. The CDC was a dead end. I met a man there, a scientist. He told me something. He told me... It doesn't matter. What matters is we're moving on. Atlanta's done. We're gonna try for Fort Benning. We're facing a long hard journey, maybe even harder than I can imagine. But it can't be harder than how our journey's been so far. Can it? 125 miles... That's what lies ahead. And I'm trying hard not to lose faith. I can't. If I do, the others... My family, my wife... My son. There's just a few of us now. So we've gotta stick together, fight for each other, be willing to lay down our lives for each other if it comes to that. It's the only chance we've got.
Dale Horvath: [Dale from the distance to Rick] Son, let's saddle up.
Rick Grimes: [Rick finishes into the walkie-talkie] Be careful out there, Morgan. I hope you and Duane are okay. Stay off the road. Keep moving. Keep your eyes open. I don't know, just... Just be safe. Maybe we'll see you in Fort Benning someday. Rick signing off.

[Lori tells Rick that she was thinking about their trip to the Grand Canyon]
Lori Grimes: Just thinking about our trip to the Grand Canyon with Carl.
Carl Grimes: [Rick smiles] I don't remember that.
Lori Grimes: No, you wouldn't. You were just a baby. Besides, we never made it past Fort Worth.
Rick Grimes: No, you got sick. I never knew a baby could throw up so much.
Carl Grimes: Ick.
Lori Grimes: Yeah, ick.

[Carl and Sophia ask Rick if they can go see the Grand Canyon one day]
Carl Grimes: Can we go see it? The Grand Canyon? I'd like to.
Sophia Peletier: I would, too. Can we go?
Rick Grimes: [Rick looks to Sophia and Carol] We'd never go without you and your mom. That's a promise.

[Rick attempts to hide Sophia from the approaching Walkers]
Rick Grimes: Sophia, you have to do exactly as I say. Hide in there. Squeeze in tight. I'll draw them away from you.
Sophia Peletier: No, no. Don't leave me!
Rick Grimes: Listen, listen, listen, listen. They don't get winded. I do. I can only deal with them one at a time. I wouldn't be able to protect you. This is how we both survive. You understand?

[Rick gets a Walker to follow him away from Sophia]
Rick Grimes: [Rick shouts out] Come on! You ugly son of a bitch. Come on! Come on!

[Rick and Daryl continue to follow Sophia's tracks through the woods]
Rick Grimes: Tracks are gone.
Daryl Dixon: No, they're faint, but they ain't gone. She came through here.
Rick Grimes: How can you tell? I don't see anything. Dirt, grass.
Daryl Dixon: You want a lesson in tracking or you want to find that girl and get our ass off that interstate?

[Rick and Daryl inspect a Walker's dead body while looking for Sophia]
Daryl Dixon: What are you looking for?
Rick Grimes: Skin under the fingernails. It fed recently. There's flesh caught in its teeth.
Daryl Dixon: Yeah, what kind of flesh?
Rick Grimes: Only one way to know for sure.
Daryl Dixon: [Daryl stops Rick from gutting the Walker open] Here, I'll do it. How many kills you skin and gut in your life? Anyway, mine is sharper.

[Carol sees Rick and Daryl return without Sophia]
Carol Peletier: Is that blood?
Rick Grimes: We took down a Walker.
Carol Peletier: Walker? Oh my God.
Rick Grimes: There was no sign it was ever anywhere near Sophia.
Andrea: How can you know that?
Daryl Dixon: We cut the son of a bitch open, made sure.

[Carol questions Rick about leaving Sophia alone in the woods]
Carol Peletier: How could you just leave her out there to begin with? How could you just leave her?
Rick Grimes: Those two Walkers were on us. I had to draw them off. It was her best chance.
Shane Walsh: Sounds like he didn't have a choice, Carol.
Carol Peletier: How was she supposed to find her way back on her own? She's just a child. She's just a child.
Rick Grimes: [Rick gets to his knees] It was my only option. The only choice I could make.
Shane Walsh: I'm sure nobody doubts that.
Carol Peletier: [Carol begins crying to herself] My little girl got left in the woods.

[Rick tells Shane that he can't give up looking for Sophia]
Rick Grimes: I can't go back. Her being out here is my fault.
Shane Walsh: That's great. Now they got you doubting yourself, huh?
Rick Grimes: What about you? You doubt me?
Shane Walsh: Hey, we can assign all kinds of blame.
Rick Grimes: [Rick in a low voice] This means something, finding her. Oh, man. It would be the miracle we need. We can't give up.

[Rick prays to the Jesus Christ statue while in the church]
Rick Grimes: I don't know if you're looking at me with what?
Rick Grimes: [Rick looks at the Jesus statue] Sadness? Scorn? Pity? Love?
Rick Grimes: [Rick sighs] Maybe it's just indifference. I guess you already know I'm not much of a believer. I guess I just chose to put my faith elsewhere. My family, mostly. My friends. My job. The thing is, we... I could use a little something to help keep us going. Some kind of... acknowledgment. Some indication I'm doing the right thing. You don't know how hard that is to know. Well, maybe you do. Hey look, I don't need all the answers. Just a little nudge. A sign. Any sign will do.
Shane Walsh: [Rick walks out of the church] Get what you needed?
Rick Grimes: Guess I'll find out.

[last lines]
Rick Grimes: [Rick, Shane and Carl see a deer stare back at them in the woods, when Rick whispers to Shane] Shane.
Rick Grimes: [Rick and Shane then begin to watch Carl walk up to the deer in silence, when a branch snaps in the distance and a gunshot is fired at Carl, Carl falls to his back] Oh, no. No.
Rick Grimes: [Rick runs to Carl yelling out] No, no, no, no!

[in a deleted scene, Rick tells the group that they can barricade themselves in the Vatos nursing home]
Rick Grimes: Upstairs is our best bet. We've cleared a few rooms, we could barricade those if we have to. We'll be all right.
Carol Peletier: You mean it this time? Or are you lying to us like other times before.
Lori Grimes: That's no fair and no help to us.


"The Walking Dead: 30 Days Without an Accident (#4.1)" (2013)
[first lines]
Carl Grimes: [Carl tells Rick that he never woke him up in the morning] You didn't wake me up.
Rick Grimes: 'Cause I knew you were up all night reading comics with a flashlight.

[Clara answers Rick's three questions before she dies]
Clara: What were... the questions? The three questions?
Rick Grimes: [Rick tears up] How many Walkers have you killed?
Clara: [Clara bleeds out] Eddie... Eddie killed... killed them all. Until...
Rick Grimes: How many people have you killed?
Clara: [Clara whispers] Just me. Just me.
Rick Grimes: Why?
Clara: [Clara breathes out] You don't... you don't get to come back. You don't get to come back from things. You don't...
[when Clara passes away in front of Rick]

[Carl and Rick see the sick pig Violet]
Carl Grimes: What's up with Violet?
Rick Grimes: Carl, I told you not to name them. They're not piglets anymore. They're food.
Carl Grimes: I just thought, you know, until... okay.

[Rick gives Carl a list of things he can do around the prison]
Rick Grimes: Do your chores. Read comics. Maybe some books, too. Hang out with Patrick. Maybe go to story time.
Carl Grimes: Dad, that's for kids.
Rick Grimes: [Rick smiles] Yeah.

[Hershel tells Rick that he needs to look the part of a farmer]
Hershel Greene: You're growing us enough food so we won't need to do runs soon. But we do have to find you a good pair of overalls. You need to look the part. A little piece of wheat out of the corner of your mouth. Maybe a bigger ass.
Rick Grimes: [Rick chuckles] Yeah.

[Hershel tells Rick that the council members want Rick to carry his gun outside the fence]
Hershel Greene: Listen, the rest of the council: Daryl, Glenn, Carol, Sasha, all of them... they wanted me to talk to you. When you go out there, you got to take your gun.
Rick Grimes: It's just outside the fence. I have my knife. I get in trouble, six bullets isn't gonna make the difference.
Hershel Greene: Rick, we want you to be safe. Bring your gun.

[Clara asks Rick if he has a camp nearby]
Clara: Do you have a camp around here?
Rick Grimes: Yeah.
Clara: [about her and her husband] Could we possibly come back with you? We've been doing... very badly on our own.
Rick Grimes: I'd have to meet him.

[Rick tells Clara to not try anything or she'll be the one who loses]
Rick Grimes: Look, I don't know you, so I'm just gonna tell you this. You try anything... anything... you're gonna be the one who loses.
Clara: [Clara in a low voice] I don't have anything else to lose.
Rick Grimes: No. You do.

[Clara tells Rick how her and Eddie survived on their own]
Clara: There were a lot of us and... now it's just Eddie and me. And I wouldn't have made it if it wasn't for him. And it isn't that... he saved me over and over again or that he showed me the things that I had to do or... to be willing to do. If he wasn't still here... I-I couldn't be. I just... I couldn't.
Rick Grimes: What were they?
Clara: What?
Rick Grimes: The things you had to be willing to do?
Clara: Um... eating whatever we could find... animal carcasses and rotten fruit... and... leaving people behind. Hiding from people who needed my help. Unlike you.
Rick Grimes: This is not charity.

[Rick tells Clara that they call the dead 'Walkers']
Rick Grimes: You have to have numbers. People are the best defense against Walkers or people. We help each other.
Clara: You call them 'Walkers'?
[as Rick remains silent]

[Clara asks Rick if he had to do those same things her and Eddie did to survive]
Clara: What Eddie and I had to do, did you do things like that? Did you? Do you think you get to come back from them?
Rick Grimes: I hope so.
Clara: Yeah? I hope we answer your three questions to your satisfaction.

[Clara begs Rick to please not stop her from being with Eddie]
Clara: [Clara sobs] I wanted to take the boar. I just knew... I knew I'd get you here so much quicker.
Clara: [Clara cries] He's starving. He's slowing. He needs something alive. Please, I told you, I can't be without him. And so I kept him. It was wrong. I can't do things like this. And... and you have to do things like this.
Clara: [Clara asks Rick to not kill her after] Let me be like him. Don't stop it. Don't end it after.
Rick Grimes: [as Clara takes out her knife] No.
Clara: Let me be with him.
Rick Grimes: [when Clara stabs herself in the stomach] No!

[last lines]
Hershel Greene: [Hershel tells Rick that some people are so far gone but not them] You tried to help her. You couldn't. No one could. Some people are too far gone. You're not. You tried to help her.
Rick Grimes: How that woman wound up, I got close to that. If I lost Carl and Judith, if I lost this place...
Hershel Greene: Not then, Rick. Not even then. You came back. Your boy came back. You get to come back. You do.


"The Walking Dead: 18 Miles Out (#2.10)" (2012)
[Rick tells Shane that he's not the good guy anymore]
Rick Grimes: You don't think I can keep Lori or Carl safe?
Shane Walsh: I didn't say that. Or my baby? Is it gonna have to be me too?
Rick Grimes: Rick, you can't just be the good guy and expect to live. Okay? Not anymore.
Shane Walsh: I'm not the good guy anymore. To save Carl's life, I would've done anything... anything.

[first lines]
Shane Walsh: [Rick and Shane drive Randall 18 miles out] I thought we were going further.
Rick Grimes: We are. 18 miles out.
Shane Walsh: So why are we stopping?
Rick Grimes: I wanted to talk. Been waiting a week till we were gonna do this. I just wanna talk.
Shane Walsh: We don't need to.
Rick Grimes: We do.
Shane Walsh: No man, we don't.

[Rick talks to Shane in the street about what happened to Otis]
Rick Grimes: I heard what really happened at the school. Was it to survive?
Shane Walsh: Yeah. One of us wasn't gonna make it out. It had to be him. One shot to the leg, Carl lives. Reality is... He had no business being here. There. Whatever.
Rick Grimes: You don't think I would've done it?
Shane Walsh: No, man, I know you wouldn't have.

[Rick talks to Shane to his face]
Rick Grimes: Now Lori says you're dangerous, but you're not gonna be dangerous. Not to us, not to me, not anymore. How about you look at me?
Rick Grimes: [Shane looks to Rick's eyes] You and Lori... I get what happened. When I figured it out... and I figured it out pretty quickly... I wanted to break your jaw, let you choke on your teeth. But I didn't. That wasn't weakness. It took everything. That is my wife. That is my son. That is my unborn child. I will stay alive to keep them alive. You don't love her. You think you do, but you don't. Now the only way you and me keep on... Is that you accept everything I just said right here, right now, and we move forward with that understanding.
[Shane remains silent]

[Shane talks to Rick's back]
Shane Walsh: When it started it was just... It was a couple of weird stories on the news. Then... then it was so quick. Everything... It just happened. Two weeks later, I'm in the hospital and there were soldiers shooting people in the halls. They were shooting people, man, not walkers. Then the walkers came through. You know, I tried to get you out, I tried, but we weren't gonna make it. Man, there was no way and I knew it. But I couldn't live with it. I couldn't live, knowing... But I had to.
Shane Walsh: [Shane tears up] I didn't keep Lori and Carl alive, man. They kept me alive. I want you to know that I didn't look at her before that. Brother, if I could take it all back, I would.
Rick Grimes: [Rick walks off to Randall without responding] I wanna check the ropes.

[Rick drives with Shane in the SUV]
Rick Grimes: We've gotta start using our knives more. If there's one walker, we use our knives. We keep things quiet. We save ammunition.
Shane Walsh: Yeah.
Rick Grimes: We need dry goods ahead of the winter... Warm clothes... fuel. Maybe we get a break. You gotta think the cold affects them. If it doesn't kill 'em, it's gotta slow 'em down. The second week of January last year, we got all that snow and ice. My cousin got stuck on 85 for 24 hours. Sitting in his car with a birthday cake for his girlfriend at Georgia tech. He just sat and ate birthday cake and listened to the 'Lord Of The Rings' book on tape. We get lucky, we get the same winter as last year. By December, it's a different world. Safer. Maybe we find some snowmobiles to make runs.
Shane Walsh: [Shane stares out to the Walker standing in the field] That sounds good.

[Rick and Shane find two Walkers without bites]
Shane Walsh: Hey, Rick. I don't see any bites.
Rick Grimes: [Rick examines the Walkers] Gotta be scratches then... This one's hand, other one's cheek. They had walkers here... burned bodies down the hill.
Shane Walsh: I guess it's gotta be scratches then, huh?

[Randall begs for Rick and Shane to not leave him in the middle of nowhere alone]
Randall Culver: I'm just some guy! I used to watch football and screw around on the Internet. I lived with my mom! I lost her like you lost people. I went to school with Maggie for God's sake!
Randall Culver: [as Rick and Shane stop walking away] I went to church. I rode the bench on varsity baseball.
Rick Grimes: [Rick yells] You went to school with Maggie? You go to school with Maggie? Answer the question!

[Rick stops Shane from shooting Randall dead]
Rick Grimes: Shane, no! Not now... just not now!
Shane Walsh: [Shane from the ground] Well, when, Rick? When?
Rick Grimes: When I've had a chance to think about it.
Randall Culver: Don't let him kill me. Please don't.
Rick Grimes: [Rick yells to Randall] Shut up!

[Rick and Shane argue about what the right choices are in this world]
Shane Walsh: The right choice is the one that keeps us alive. It's always the same with you. It's like the first moment... it's whenever you're put to the test.
Rick Grimes: Stop acting like you know the way ahead, like you know the rules. There are no rules, man. We're lost.
Shane Walsh: No-no-no, man. I know exactly where I am.
Rick Grimes: You don't know shit anymore.
Shane Walsh: I don't think you can do it, Rick.
Rick Grimes: It's my call, man.
Shane Walsh: I don't think you can keep them safe.

[Rick talks to Shane back at the parked SUV on the road]
Rick Grimes: If you wanna kill me, you're gonna have to do better than a wrench.

[Rick tells Shane that it can't be that easy to kill a boy]
Rick Grimes: [about Randall] Probably gonna have to kill that boy, but I am gonna think about it a night. It can't be that easy, killing someone, killing anyone. You know that.

[last lines]
Rick Grimes: [Rick whispers to Shane by his side] That is my wife. That is my son. That is my child.
Rick Grimes: [when Shane looks into Rick's eyes] If you're gonna be with us, you gotta follow my lead, you gotta trust me. It's time for you to come back.
[Rick hands Shane his gun]


"The Walking Dead: Better Angels (#2.12)" (2012)
[first lines]
Rick Grimes: [Rick stands over Dale's grave with the rest of the group, narrating] Dale could... could get under your skin. He sure got under mine, because he wasn't afraid to say exactly what he thought, how he felt. That kind of honesty is rare and brave. Whenever I'd make a decision, I'd look at Dale. He'd be looking back at me with that look he had. We've all seen it one time or another. I couldn't always read him, but he could read us. He saw people for who they were. He knew things about us... the truth... Who we really are. In the end, he was talking about losing our humanity. He said this group was broken. The best way to honor him is to unbreak it. Set aside our differences and pull together, stop feeling sorry for ourselves and take control of our lives... our safety... our future. We're not broken. We're gonna prove him wrong. From now on... we're gonna do it his way. That is how we honor Dale.

[Rick kneels over Shane's bleeding body as Shane dies]
Rick Grimes: [Rick screams] Damn you for making me do this, Shane. This was you, not me! You did this to us! This was you, not me... not me! Not me!

[Shane tells Rick to raise his gun]
Shane Walsh: Come on, man. Raise your gun.
Rick Grimes: No. No, I will not.
Shane Walsh: What happened, Rick? I thought you weren't the good guy anymore. Ain't that what you said? Even right here, right now, you ain't gonna fight for 'em? I'm a better father than you, Rick. I'm better for Lori than you, man. It's 'cause I'm a better man than you, Rick. 'Cause I can be here and I'll fight for it. You come back here and you just destroy everything! You got a broken woman. Y-You got a weak boy. You ain't got the first clue on how to fix it.
Shane Walsh: [Shane cocks his gun] Raise your gun.
Rick Grimes: [Rick in a low voice] You're gonna have to kill an unarmed man.

[Hershel invites Rick's group in the house so that they can all sleep together]
Rick Grimes: It'll be tight, 14 people in one house.
Hershel Greene: Don't worry about that. With the swamp hardening, the creek drying up...
Maggie Greene: With 50 head of cattle on the property, we might as well be ringing a damn dinner bell.

[Rick asks for Andrea to babysit Shane]
Rick Grimes: You've become close.
Andrea Harrison: We talk.
Rick Grimes: Then you know he's not a bad guy. He's just his own worst enemy.
Andrea Harrison: You want me to babysit Shane?
Rick Grimes: I need to make sure every time I leave the farm all hell doesn't break loose.
Andrea Harrison: Then maybe you should stop leaving.

[Rick asks Daryl if he's good after being the one who killed the wounded Dale]
Rick Grimes: That thing you did last night...
Daryl Dixon: Ain't no reason you should do all the heavy lifting.
Rick Grimes: So are you good with all this?
Daryl Dixon: I don't see you and I trading haymakers on the side of the road. Nobody'd win that fight.
Daryl Dixon: [Daryl walks off] I'm gonna take a piss.

[Rick sits beside Carl in the barn]
Rick Grimes: [Rick holds a gun out to Carl] Take it. What happened to Dale had nothing to do with you.
Carl Grimes: He... he died, Dad.
Rick Grimes: [Rick hangs his head] Yeah. Yeah. Feels like there's a lot of that going around.
Rick Grimes: [Rick puts his arm around Carl] That's why I need you. No more kid stuff. I wish you could have the childhood I had, but that's not gonna happen.
Rick Grimes: [Rick in a low voice] People are gonna die. I'm gonna die. Mom. There's no way you can ever be ready for it. I try to be, but I can't. The best we can do now is avoid it as long as we can, keep one step ahead. I wish I had something better to say, something... something more profound. My father was good like that. But I'm tired, son.
Rick Grimes: [Rick holds the gun back to Carl] Please take it.

[Shane walks Rick out into the empty field to kill him]
Rick Grimes: So this is where you planned to do it?
Shane Walsh: It's a good place as any.
Rick Grimes: At least have the balls to call this what it is... murder.

[Rick tells Shane that nobody will believe his story]
Rick Grimes: You really believe if you walk back onto that farm alone... no me, no Randall...
Shane Walsh: I want you to hush up.
Rick Grimes: You really believe they're gonna buy whatever bullshit story you cook up?
Shane Walsh: That's just it. It ain't no story. I saw that prisoner shoot you down. I ran after him. I snapped his neck. It ain't gonna be easy, but Lori and Carl... they'll get over you. They done it before. They just gonna have to.
[Shane cocks his gun at Rick]

[Rick tells Shane that he won't be able to live with himself if he kills him]
Rick Grimes: I thought we worked this all out.
Shane Walsh: [Shane chuckles] We tried to kill each other man. What you think? We just gonna forget about it all? We gonna ride off into the sunset together?
Rick Grimes: You're gonna kill me in cold blood? Screw my wife? Have my children... my children... call you daddy? Is that what you want? That life won't be worth a damn. I know you. You won't be able to live with this.
Shane Walsh: What you know about what I can live with? You got no idea what I can live with, what I live with! You wanna talk about what I can do, Rick? How about what you can do? Here I am.

[Rick pleads with Shane to put his gun down]
Rick Grimes: [Shane holds his gun aimed at Rick] Now listen to me, Shane. There is still a way back from this.
Rick Grimes: [Shane pants as Rick lowers his gun] Nothing has happened here. We're gonna lay down our guns and we're gonna walk back to the farm... together.
Rick Grimes: [Shane stares quietly as Rick steps toward him] Back to Lori. Back to Carl. Put this all behind us.
[when Rick moves in to stab Shane]

[last lines]
Carl Grimes: [Carl finds Rick in the field with Shane's dead body] Dad?
Rick Grimes: [Rick with tears in his eyes] Carl. You know... you should be back home with mom.
Rick Grimes: [Carl cocks the gun at Rick] Just... just put the... put the gun down.
Rick Grimes: [the Walker-Shane rises up from behind Rick, snarling] It's not what it seems.
Rick Grimes: [Carl nervously aims before firing a shot] Please.
Rick Grimes: [as Rick and Carl look at the Walker-Shane's body collapse] Wait-wait-wait-wait.


"The Walking Dead: East (#6.15)" (2016)
[Rick and Michonne eat an apple together in bed]
Rick Grimes: Mm. This is good.
Michonne: [smiles] Mm, it is. Jesus came through.
Rick Grimes: They all did. And they're all gonna keep coming through.

Michonne: [turns down Rick's sexual advances] Maggie has us on a schedule and I'm not pissing off a pregnant lady.
Rick Grimes: Yeah. Not that pregnant lady.

Rick Grimes: When they come for us, we'll end it, the whole thing. This won't be like before. We're putting everything in place and these people know what to do now. The world's ours, and we know how to take it. Everything we need is right in here inside these walls. We're not losing any of it again. I'm not.
Michonne: No, you're not. I'm not.

Morgan Jones: What I believe - I'm not right. There is no right. There's just the wrong that doesn't pull you down.
Rick Grimes: It hasn't pulled me down.
Morgan Jones: I think it will. 'Cause I know you.

Rick Grimes: [after seeing the dead Saviors that Carol killed] I'm proud of her.
Morgan Jones: How's that?
Rick Grimes: She took four of them down. That woman, she's a freak of nature.
Morgan Jones: She left because she can't anymore. That's what her letter said.
Rick Grimes: She could because she had to. Sometimes you have to.

Morgan Jones: So, you out here because Carol is your friend?
Rick Grimes: I'm out here 'cause she's my family.

Morgan Jones: [about Carol] I found out about what happened at the prison. How you sent her away. She killed two of your people, right? Burned their bodies. What if that had happened today? Would you kill her?
Rick Grimes: If it happened today I'd thank her. Or I would've killed them myself. She was right to do it. They were sick spreading a disease. They weren't gonna make it.
Morgan Jones: Yeah, but this was back then. And you didn't kill her. You sent her away, Rick, and she came back. And she came back and she saved all y'all. People can come back, Rick.

Morgan Jones: Those people... the Wolves... after they attacked, I found one of them. He had attacked me on the road before, when I was trying to find you. And I stopped him. But I let him live. And then he was there in Alexandria after the attack, hiding in one of the Brownstones, so I stopped him again. I knocked him out and I could have killed him. But all life is precious. I put him in the cell of the Brownstone basement. 'Cause I knew he could change. We all can change.
Rick Grimes: You had one of them alive in the community?
Morgan Jones: Oh, yeah. And when the walls came down and the walkers broke in, Carol found out. We fought and that man escaped, and Denise... she had come to the cell to try and help him and he took her hostage. And then she and that Wolf, they got swarmed, and that man, that killer, he saved her life. And then Denise was there to save Carl. It - It's all a circle. Everything gets a return. But the fact is the fact. I did what I did. I let him live.

Rick Grimes: You're coming back.
Morgan Jones: Yeah. But if I don't, don't come looking.

Rick Grimes: [as Morgan turns away to search for Carol] Morgan... Michonne did steal that protein bar.
Morgan Jones: [smiles] Oh, I know.

Sgt. Abraham Ford: You afraid... to go back to it? Let somebody close?
Rick Grimes: [hesitates] Yeah. Yeah.
Sgt. Abraham Ford: Mm. Me, too. But now... I think I'm that much more ready to tear the world a brand new asshole. Any second now.
[they smile]

Rick Grimes: I don't take chances anymore!


"The Walking Dead: Isolation (#4.3)" (2013)
[first lines]
Rick Grimes: [Rick and Tyreese stand over the burned bodies of Karen and David] You found them like this?
Tyreese Williams: I came to see Karen... and I saw the blood on the floor. Then I smelled them. Somebody dragged them out here and set them on fire. They killed them and set them on fire!
Tyreese Williams: [Tyreese gets in Rick's face] You're a cop. You find out who did this and you bring 'em to me. You understand? You bring 'em to me!

[Rick tries to calm Tyreese down over Karen's murder]
Rick Grimes: Hey, look, I know what you're going through. We've all lost someone. We know what you're going through right now, but you've got to calm down.
Tyreese Williams: You need to step the hell back!
Rick Grimes: She wouldn't want you being like this.
[when Tyreese punches Rick in the face]

[Hershel tells Rick that what they've been keeping out has found its way in]
Hershel Greene: We just went through something terrible. Everything we've been working so hard to keep out, it found its way in.
Rick Grimes: [Rick in a low voice] No. It's always there.

[Hershel tells Rick that he still has responsibilities to keep people safe]
Hershel Greene: We just lost twelve of our own. Two more we killed in cold blood. We could be facing an outbreak.
Rick Grimes: I think I've done enough damage for one day.
Hershel Greene: I've fallen off the wagon before.
Rick Grimes: [Rick holds his sprained hand up] That's what this is?
Hershel Greene: Pretty close. When it happened, I didn't stand around feeling bad about it. I got back up. I had responsibilities. People to keep safe.

[Carol asks Rick if Carl is pissed about being quarantine]
Carol Peletier: Is Carl pretty pissed about going into quarantine?
Rick Grimes: Of course. But it's better to be safe.
Carol Peletier: Always better to be safe.

[Rick apologizes to Tyreese over Karen's grave]
Rick Grimes: I'm sorry about what happened. What I did to you. Everything.
Tyreese Williams: It's on both of us. You got to find who did this.

[Rick asks Tyreese if Karen had a problem with anybody before she was murdered]
Rick Grimes: Did anyone have a problem with him or Karen?
Tyreese Williams: No. No way. I was with her all the time, every day. She got along with everybody. Same with David.
Rick Grimes: They were the only two who were sick. The person who did it might have tried to stop this thing from spreading.
Tyreese Williams: They didn't. Now Sasha has it.

[Rick tells Tyreese that his priority is to keep their home going]
Rick Grimes: Look, whoever it was who did this, they're not going anywhere. We'll find them.
Tyreese Williams: Today? Right now? Because I'm not feeling the urgency. All I see you doing is pumping water. In fact, what I'm picking up is murder is okay in this place now.
Rick Grimes: No, it is not. But we have to save lives first. We have to keep this place going.
Tyreese Williams: You worry about that. I'll worry about what's right.

[Rick tells Carl to watch if any of the kids get sick]
Rick Grimes: If anybody gets sick, you let me know.
Carl Grimes: What if they've already turned when I find them?
Rick Grimes: You don't fire unless you absolutely need to.
Carl Grimes: But you know I might need to, right?
[Rick remains silent]

[Hershel tells Rick about the Elderberries to treat patients with]
Rick Grimes: What's going on?
Hershel Greene: Elderberries. My wife used to make tea with them. They're a natural flu remedy. Caleb's too sick to help. I can. There's so many times we haven't been able to do anything to change what was happening... what was happening to us. We wished we could, but we couldn't. This time, I can.

[Carol barely makes it back from unclogging the water pump]
Carol Peletier: [Carol out of breath] Piece of cake.
Rick Grimes: We decided to do that tomorrow.
Carol Peletier: We don't know if we get a tomorrow.

[last lines]
Rick Grimes: [Rick asks Carol if she killed Karen and David] You know, you do a lot for us, for the kids. You sacrifice a lot. Is there anything you wouldn't do for the people here?
Carol Peletier: No.
Rick Grimes: [Carol walks off] Carol...?
Rick Grimes: [Carol stops to turn around] Did you kill Karen and David?
Carol Peletier: [Carol quickly responds before walking off again] Yes.


"The Walking Dead: Last Day on Earth (#6.16)" (2016)
[Negan points out Carl to Rick]
Negan: This is your kid, right?
[chuckles]
Negan: This is definitely your kid.
Rick Grimes: Just stop this!
Negan: Hey! Do not make me kill the little future serial killer. Don't make it easy on me. I gotta pick somebody. Everybody's at the table waiting for me to order.
[whistles]

Rick Grimes: Look, it's not up for discussion.
Aaron: Then you're just gonna have to punch me in the face and tie me up again. 'Cause that's what it's gonna take to stop me.

Father Gabriel Stokes: We have 24 hour shifts set up on each of the watchtowers, each one of them fully supplied and ready. In the case we're incurred upon, we have drivers assigned, evacuation and distraction, and the rendezvous we discussed. In the event of an emergency, my first priority is Judith. I will not fail you. Are you comfortable with leaving me in charge of Alexandria's defense?
Rick Grimes: [smiles] Yes.

Spencer Monroe: Hey, Rick. If the Saviors do show up... I don't know, I'm thinking, if it's not too late, should we try to make some kind of deal?
Rick Grimes: Tell them to wait for me. I'll make them a deal.

Rick Grimes: [comforting Maggie] Everything we've done, we've done together. We got here together, and we're still here. Things have happened, but it's always worked out for us, 'cause it's always been all of us. That's how I know. 'Cause as long as it's all of us, we can do anything.

Rick Grimes: Yeah, we keep driving, we get her there.
Sasha Williams: We will.
Sgt. Abraham Ford: If we have to shove each and every one of them up their own asses.

Rick Grimes: [holds Maggie's hand and forehead] You're gonna be okay. The baby's gonna be okay. This isn't it, this isn't it. There's more. There's gonna be more.
Maggie Greene: I believe in you, Rick.

Rick Grimes: Thank you for this. For all of it. We're lucky you're here.
Dr. Eugene Porter: I won't argue with that.

Saviour: Give us all your stuff. We'll probably have to kill one of you. That's just the way it is, but then we can start moving forward on business. All you have to do is listen.
Rick Grimes: Yeah... that deal's not gonna work for us. Fact is, I was about to ask for all your stuff, only thinking I don't have to kill any of you. Any more of you.

Rick Grimes: You want to make today your last day on Earth?
Saviour: No, but that is a good thing to bring up. Think about it. What if it's the last day on Earth for you? For someone you love? What if that's true? Maybe you should be extra nice to those people in that RV, 'cause you never know...
[snaps his finger]
Saviour: Just like that. Be kind to each other. Like you said... like it was your last day on Earth.
Rick Grimes: [smiles before heading back in the RV] You do the same.

Saviour: You made it. Welcome to where you're going. We'll take your weapons. Now.
Rick Grimes: We can talk about it...
Saviour: We're done talking. Time to listen.


"The Walking Dead: Judge, Jury, Executioner (#2.11)" (2012)
[Dale tries to stop Rick from making a decision to execute Randall]
Dale Horvath: You can't do this. You don't wanna do this. I know you don't.
Rick Grimes: I thought about it all night. Knowing what we know now, I don't see a way out of it.
Dale Horvath: But you can't just decide on your own to take someone's life.
Rick Grimes: The group seemed supportive.
Dale Horvath: What, because they didn't speak back? You didn't let 'em. There's gotta be a... a process.
Rick Grimes: And what would that be? We can't call witnesses, go before a judge.
Dale Horvath: So he's automatically guilty by association and sentenced to death? He's just a kid.

[Dale tells Rick to think about his son Carl before executing Randall]
Rick Grimes: [about the group] They need to be safe. I owe 'em that.
Dale Horvath: You think about your son! The message that you're giving him... shoot first, think later. I'm asking for one day to talk to everybody. You can give me that. Think-think about Carl.
Rick Grimes: I am. We reconvene at sunset, then what happens, happens.

[Rick teaches Carl some advice about thinking before talking]
Carl Grimes: [about Carol] I said it's stupid to believe in heaven. 'Cause it is.
Rick Grimes: Well, just think about that for a minute. She just lost her daughter. She wants to believe she's still alive in some way.
Carl Grimes: But she...
Rick Grimes: Don't... don't talk. Think. It's a good rule of thumb for life.
Carl Grimes: Mom always wants you to talk more.
Rick Grimes: Don't change the subject. You owe Carol an apology. You made a mistake. Fix it.
Carl Grimes: [about Randall] Is that why you're gonna kill that guy? Fixing your mistake?
Rick Grimes: That's different.
Carl Grimes: How are you gonna do it? Are you gonna hang him in the barn?
Rick Grimes: You just think about how you're gonna make things right with Carol. Don't talk. Think.

[Rick tells Lori that he has to be the one to execute Randall]
Lori Grimes: You don't have to be the one to do it... Shane, Daryl.
Rick Grimes: Yeah, it has to be me. I brought him back here. Maybe I shouldn't have. I gotta keep these people safe. That is what I'm gonna do.
Lori Grimes: What about Dale?
Rick Grimes: He's got an uphill battle.

[Rick asks Lori if she supports his decision to execute Randall]
Rick Grimes: You said you support me.
Lori Grimes: I do.
Rick Grimes: But you didn't say you think I'm making the right call. This is the right call.

[Dale learns that he's the only one defending Randall from being executed]
Rick Grimes: Well, let's... let's just see where everybody stands, then we can talk through the options.
Shane Walsh: Well, where I sit, there's only one way to move forward.
Dale Horvath: Killing him, right? I mean, why even bother to even take a vote? It's clear which way the wind's blowing.
Rick Grimes: Well, if people believe we should spare him, I wanna know.
Dale Horvath: Well, I can tell you it's a small group... maybe just me and Glenn.
Glenn Rhee: [Glenn hesitates to disagree with Dale] Look, I... I think you're pretty much right about everything, all the time, but this...
Dale Horvath: They've got you scared.
Glenn Rhee: He's not one of us. And we've... we've lost too many people already.

[the group express their lack of trust in having Randall alive]
Dale Horvath: He could be an asset. Give him a chance to prove himself.
Glenn Rhee: Put him to work?
Rick Grimes: We're not letting him walk around.
Maggie Greene: We could put an escort on him.
Shane Walsh: Who wants to volunteer for that duty?
Dale Horvath: I will.
Rick Grimes: I don't think any of us should be walking around with this guy.
Lori Grimes: He's right. I wouldn't feel safe unless he was tied up.
Maggie Greene: We can't exactly put chains around his ankles, sentence him to hard labor.

[Dale asks the group how are they better then the people they're afraid of]
Patricia: If you go through with it, how would you do it? Would he suffer?
Shane Walsh: We could hang him, right? Just snap his neck.
Rick Grimes: I thought about that. Shooting may be more humane.
Theodore 'T-Dog' Douglas: And what about the body? Do we bury him?
Dale Horvath: Hold on, hold on! You're talking about this like it's already decided.
Daryl Dixon: You've been talking all day, going around in circles. You just wanna go around in circles again?
Dale Horvath: This is a young man's life, and it is worth more than a five-minute conversation! We kill someone because we can't decide what else to do with him? You saved him and now look at us. He's been tortured. He's gonna be executed. How are we any better than those people that we're so afraid of?

[Dale tells the group that the world has turned into survival of the fittest]
Dale Horvath: You once said that we don't kill the living.
Rick Grimes: Well, that was before the living tried to kill us.
Dale Horvath: But don't you see? If we do this, the people that we were... The world that we knew is dead. And this new world is ugly. It's... harsh. It's... it's survival of the fittest. And that's a world I don't wanna live in, and I don't... and I don't believe that any of you do. I can't.
Dale Horvath: [Dale tears up] Please. Let's just do what's right. Isn't there anybody else who's gonna stand with me?
Andrea Harrison: [the group remains silent as Andrea speaks up] He's right. We should try to find another way.

[Randall begs for his life to Rick]
Rick Grimes: Would you like to stand or kneel?
Randall Culver: [Randall begs] Oh, no, please. Ple... Ah-ah-ah.
Rick Grimes: [Randall begins crying] Do you have any final words?
Randall Culver: [Randall repeatedly cries] No, please. Please don't. Don't. Oh, please.
Carl Grimes: [Rick cocks his gun as Carl blurts out from behind] Do it, dad. Do it.

[Rick tells Lori why he couldn't take Randall's life]
Rick Grimes: [about Carl] He followed us. He wanted to watch. I couldn't.
Lori Grimes: That's okay.
Lori Grimes: [Lori pauses before whispering to Rick's face again] That's okay.


"The Walking Dead: Bloodletting (#2.2)" (2011)
[Rick meets Hershel Greene for the first time when he takes the wounded Carl to the Greene residents]
Hershel Greene: Your name?
Rick Grimes: R-Rick.
Hershel Greene: Rick?
Rick Grimes: [Rick with tears in his eyes] I'm-I'm-I'm Rick.
Hershel Greene: Rick, we're gonna do everything we can, okay? You need to give us some room.

[Otis says he never saw Carl until he hit the ground]
Otis: I never saw him. Not until he was on the ground.
Rick Grimes: Lori doesn't know?
Shane Walsh: No, she...
Rick Grimes: [Rick begins to cry to Shane] My wife doesn't know. My wife doesn't know.

[Rick questions himself to Shane on why he let Carl go with them both]
Rick Grimes: Why'd I let him come with us? I should've sent him with Lori.
Shane Walsh: You know, you start that, you never get that monkey off your back.
Rick Grimes: [Rick with tears in his eyes] Little girl goes missing, you look for her. Simple.

[Hershel operates on Carl requesting blood from Rick]
Hershel Greene: [as Carl screams uncontrollably] Almost there.
Rick Grimes: [Rick screams to Hershel] Stop! You're killing him!
Hershel Greene: Rick, do you want him to live?
Patricia: [as Carl cries in his screams] He needs blood.
Shane Walsh: [Shane screams to Rick] Do it now!

[Rick tells Shane that Lori has to be there with him and Carl]
Rick Grimes: Lori has to be here, Shane. She has to know.
Shane Walsh: Okay, I get that. I'm gonna handle it. But you've got to handle your end.
Rick Grimes: My-my end?
Shane Walsh: Your end is being here, for your son. Even if he didn't need your blood to survive, there is no way I'd ever let you walk out that door. Man, I'd break your legs if you tried. I mean, you know that, right? If something happened to him and you weren't here... If-if he slipped away while you were gone, you would never forgive yourself for that, and neither would Lori, man.
Rick Grimes: You're right.
Shane Walsh: [Shane smiles] When was I ever wrong?

[Shane tells Rick that he has the hard part of staying with Carl]
Shane Walsh: You know, when... When you were in that hospital, the one you were never supposed to leave, man... You should have seen Lori. She was like... The strength of that woman...
Shane Walsh: [Shane chuckles] You can't imagine it. See-see, that's what you gotta have now. I mean, Carl, he needs that from you. So you wire yourself tight, my friend. Hmm?
Shane Walsh: [Shane puts his hands around Rick's head] You hear? You've got the hard part. You just leave the rest to me, okay?
Rick Grimes: [as Rick holds Shane] All right. All right.

[Rick talks to Hershel about his farm being beautiful from the rest of the world]
Rick Grimes: This place is beautiful.
Hershel Greene: Been in my family 160 years.
Rick Grimes: I can't believe how serene it is. How untouched. You're lucky.
Hershel Greene: We weren't completely unscathed. We lost friends, neighbors. The epidemic took my wife, my stepson.
Rick Grimes: I'm sorry.
Hershel Greene: My daughters were spared. I'm grateful to God for that. These people here, all we've got left is each other.

[Rick tells Hershel that there is no cure to the dead coming back to life]
Rick Grimes: We were at the CDC... It's-it's gone now. There is no cure.
Hershel Greene: I don't believe it. When aids came along, everyone panicked. One boy in town came down with it and some parents pulled their children from school so they didn't have to sit in the same room.
Rick Grimes: This is a whole other thing.
Hershel Greene: That's what we always say. 'This one's different.'
Rick Grimes: Well, this one is.
Hershel Greene: Mankind's been fighting plagues from the start. We get our behinds kicked for a while, then we bounce back. It's nature correcting herself, restoring some balance.
Rick Grimes: I wish I could believe that.

[Lori asks Rick how many transfusions he's given Carl]
Lori Grimes: How many transfusions?
Rick Grimes: Two... Only two.
Lori Grimes: You know he wanted to do the same for you when you were in the hospital. I had to talk him out of it.

[Lori asks Hershel what kind of doctor is he as they talk about surgery for Carl]
Lori Grimes: Okay... I mean, you've done this procedure before?
Hershel Greene: Well, yes, in a sense.
Lori Grimes: In a sense?
Rick Grimes: Honey, we don't have the luxury of shopping for a surgeon.
Lori Grimes: No, I understand that. But, I mean, you're a doctor, right?
Hershel Greene: Yes, ma'am. Of course. A vet.
Lori Grimes: A veteran? A combat medic?
Hershel Greene: A veterinarian.
Lori Grimes: And you've done this surgery before on what? Cows? pigs?
Rick Grimes: [Rick nearly falls over] I... I have... I have to sit.

[Rick tells Lori that he needs to go after Shane]
Lori Grimes: Are you insane? You're not going after them.
Hershel Greene: Rick, listen to your wife.
Rick Grimes: If they got into trouble...
Hershel Greene: You're in no condition to do anything about it. You've given too much blood. You're barely on your feet. You wouldn't make it across the yard.
Rick Grimes: [Rick looks to Lori] Something happened, I have to go.
Lori Grimes: No, your place is here. If Shane said he'll be back, he'll be back. He's like you that way.
Rick Grimes: I can't just sit here.
Lori Grimes: [Lori shouts at Rick] That's exactly what you do! If you need to pray or cry or tell God he's cruel, you go right ahead, but you're not leaving, Rick. Carl needs you, here.
Lori Grimes: [Lori in a low voice] And I can't do this by myself. Not this one. I can't... I can't.


"The Walking Dead: Seed (#3.1)" (2012)
[Rick tells the group there's only one way the bit Hershel can remain alive]
Rick Grimes: Hold him down! Alright. Only one way to keep him alive!
[as Rick starts hacking Hershel's leg off]

[Lori tries to tell Rick that they need to talk]
Lori Grimes: We need to talk about...
Rick Grimes: About what?
Lori Grimes: Things. We've been avoiding...
Rick Grimes: You know what? You want to talk, talk to Hershel. I'm doing stuff, Lori. Things, isn't that enough? I'm still here.
Lori Grimes: You're right. I'm sorry.
[as Rick continues to walk off]

[Rick enters through the prison fence with the rest of his group]
Rick Grimes: It's perfect.

[first lines]
Rick Grimes: [Rick leaves Carl in charge of watching the street as Rick's group goes over the map] 15, you're on point.
[Carl nods]

[Hershel tells Rick that the pregnant Lori can't take much more moving about]
Hershel Greene: She can't take much more of this moving about.
Rick Grimes: Well, what else can we do, let her give birth on the run?
Hershel Greene: You see a way around that?

[Rick tells the group that they have to take the inside of the prison]
Rick Grimes: Look, I know we're all exhausted. This was a great win. But we gotta push just a little bit more. Most of the Walkers are dressed as guards or prisoners, looks like this place fell pretty early. Could mean the supplies may be intact. They have an infirmary, a commissary.
Daryl Dixon: An armory?
Rick Grimes: That would be outside the prison itself, but not too far away. Warden's offices would have info on the location. Weapons, food, medicine, this place could be a gold mine!
Hershel Greene: We're dangerously low on ammo. We'll run out before we make a dent.
Rick Grimes: That's why we have to go in there... hand to hand. After all we've been through, we can handle it, I know it.

[Rick looks to Carl to tell him that they can take the prison]
Rick Grimes: [Rick looks to Carl] These assholes don't stand a chance.
[as Carl smiles]

[Lori tries to tell Rick that she appreciates everything he's doing]
Lori Grimes: I appreciate everything you're doing, we all do. But it's been a death march, and we're exhausted, can we just enjoy this for a few days?
Rick Grimes: The baby will be here in a few days, it's no time for a picnic.
Lori Grimes: No, but it's time to get the house in order.
Rick Grimes: What do you think I'm doing?
Lori Grimes: Your absolute best.
Rick Grimes: Don't patronize me!

[Rick's group walks into the empty prison cell block for the first time]
Rick Grimes: What do you think?
Glenn Rhee: Home sweet home.
Rick Grimes: For the time being.

[Rick's group decides to sleep in the prison cells]
Beth Greene: We'll sleep in the cells?
Rick Grimes: I found the keys on some guards. Daryl has a set too.
Daryl Dixon: I ain't sleeping in no cage. I'll take the perch.


"The Walking Dead: Remember (#5.12)" (2015)
[last lines]
Rick Grimes: We good?
Daryl Dixon: Yeah. You a cop again?
Rick Grimes: I'm trying it on for size.
Carol Peletier: So we're staying?
Rick Grimes: I think we can start sleeping in our own homes. Settle in.
Carol Peletier: We get comfortable here, we let our guard down, this place is gonna make us weak.
Rick Grimes: Carl said that. But it's not gonna happen. We won't get weak, that's not in us anymore. We'll make it work. And if they can't make it... then we'll just take this place.

[Deanna talks to Rick on what she wants him and his group for]
Deanna Monroe: Rick, northern Virgina was effectively evacuated. Millions of people gone. For a long time, there's hardly been anyone living or dead, but still... we have lost people. And, uh... I've done things.
Rick Grimes: What have you done?
Deanna Monroe: I exiled three men who didn't work out. And we both know that's as good as killing them.
Rick Grimes: What do you want from us?
Deanna Monroe: These families... these families should be able to raise their children in a safe environment. Your son, your daughter, should have a place to grow up. What do I want? I want you to help us survive. I know you can help us do that.
Rick Grimes: How?
Deanna Monroe: I am exceptionally good at reading people. If I didn't win re-election, I was going to be a professional poker player.
Deanna Monroe: [Rick scoffs] I'm not kidding. Rick... it's 3:37 P.M. You're skeptical. You have a right to be. But it's time to decide if you're the one who's doing the deciding.
Rick Grimes: [Rick turns the hands on his watch to 3:37 P.M] I was a sheriff.
Deanna Monroe: Yeah, I knew it was something like that.
[Rick looks to Deanna with a sincere look]

[Aiden and Glenn return from their dry run]
Aiden Monroe: You three need new gigs. You're not ready for runs yet.
Glenn Rhee: Yeah, pretty sure you got that backwards.
Aiden Monroe: Hey, hey. Look, we got a way of doing things around here.
Glenn Rhee: You tied up walkers.
Aiden Monroe: It killed our friend! I'm not having this conversation. You obey my orders out there.
Glenn Rhee: Oh, then we're just as screwed as your last run crew.
Aiden Monroe: [pauses before getting in Glenn's face] Say that again.
Tara Chambler: No. Back off, Aiden.
Noah: Come on, man. Just take a step back.
Aiden Monroe: Come on, tough guy!
Glenn Rhee: No one's impressed, man. Walk away.
Deanna Monroe: [runs to the gates] Aiden! What is going on?
Aiden Monroe: This guy's got a problem with the way we do things. Why did you let these people in?
Glenn Rhee: Because we actually know what we're doing out there.
[Aiden throws a punch to Glenn but misses, Glenn then takes Aiden down, and Daryl drops Nicholas to the ground]
Deanna Monroe: Aiden! That's enough! I said that is enough.
Rick Grimes: [runs in from the distance and tries to pull Daryl back] Whoa, whoa! Hey, hey, hey! Let's not do this now.
Daryl Dixon: Tell him.
Michonne: [standing in front of Aiden who gets back on his feet] You want to end up on your ass again?

Deanna Monroe: [to Rick] I told you I had a job for you. I'd like you to be our constable. That's what you were. That's what you are.
[to Michonne]
Deanna Monroe: And you too. Will you accept?
Rick Grimes: Okay.
Michonne: Yeah, I'm in.
Deanna Monroe: [to Glenn, about Aiden] Thank you.
Glenn Rhee: For what?
Deanna Monroe: For knocking him on his ass.

[first lines]
[Rick and the group arrive at Alexandria with Aaron, Daryl kills an animal outside the fence gate]
Daryl Dixon: [holds up the dead animal] We brought dinner.
Aaron: It's okay. Come on in, guys.
[the groups walks inside the gate]
Nicholas: Before we take this any further, I need you all to turn over your weapons. If you stay, you hand them over.
Rick Grimes: We don't know if we want to stay.
Aaron: It's fine, Nicholas.
Rick Grimes: If we were gonna use them, we would have started already.
Aaron: Let them talk to Deanna first.
Sgt. Abraham Ford: Who's Deanna?
Aaron: She knows everything you want to know about this place. Rick, why don't you start?
Rick Grimes: [looks outside the gate and sees a walker] Sasha.
[Sasha turns around and shoots the walker as the group moves forward]
Rick Grimes: It's a good thing we're here.

[Deanna records Rick on camera as the two talk to each other for the first time]
Deanna Monroe: How long have you been out there?
Rick Grimes: Since the beginning.
Deanna Monroe: How did you all find each other? Did you know each other before or - ?
Rick Grimes: We didn't know each other before.
Deanna Monroe: I was a congress person. Ohio, 15th district. You?
Rick Grimes: I don't think it matters anymore.
Deanna Monroe: Oh, I know it does.
Rick Grimes: What is this place?
Deanna Monroe: This is the start of sustainability. That's what the brochures we found say. This was a planned community. With it's own solar grid, cisterns, eco-based sewage filtration. Starting at the low 800,000s...
Deanna Monroe: [Deanna chuckles] If there is such a thing. And they sold them all.
Rick Grimes: How did you end up here?
Deanna Monroe: Well, my family and I were trying to get back to Ohio so I could help my district manage the crisis. And... the army stopped us on a back road and directed us here. They were supposed to come later. They didn't. But there were supplies here and we made the best of it.
Rick Grimes: You put up the wall?
Deanna Monroe: Well, there was this huge shopping mall being built nearby. And my husband Reg is a professor of architecture. And who he was mattered quite a bit. He got the first plates up with our sons. And after a few weeks, more people arrived and we had help. We had a community.
Rick Grimes: You've been behind these walls this entire time?
Deanna Monroe: We need people who have lived out there. Your group is the first we've even considered taking in for a long time.
Rick Grimes: You should keep your gates closed.
Deanna Monroe: Why?
Rick Grimes: Because it's all about survival now. At any cost. People out there are always looking for an angle. Looking to play on your weakness. They measure you by what they can take from you. By how they can use you to live. So bringing people into a place like this now...
Deanna Monroe: Are you telling me not to bring your people in? Are you already looking after this place? Aaron says I can trust you.
Rick Grimes: Aaron doesn't know me. I've killed people. I don't even know how many by now. But I know why they're all dead. They're dead so my family, all those people out there, can be alive. So I could be alive for them.
Deanna Monroe: Sounds like I'd want to be part of your family.

Rick Grimes: [getting his hair cut] Electricity, showers, haircuts... I never thought I'd see those again.
Jessie Anderson: Come on, haircuts were never going away.

[Deanna knocks on Rick's front door to check on him before the end of the first night and sees him without his beard]
Deanna Monroe: Rick, I- Wow. I didn't know what was under there. Listen, I don't mean to interrupt. I just wanted to stop by and see how you were all settling. Oh, my.
[notices Rick's group all together in the same room]
Deanna Monroe: Staying together. Smart.
Rick Grimes: No one said we couldn't.
Deanna Monroe: You said you were a family. That's what you said. Absolutely amazing to me how people with completely different backgrounds and with nothing in common can become that. Don't you think?
Rick Grimes: Everybody said you gave them jobs.
Deanna Monroe: Mhmm. Yeah. Part of this place. Looks like the communists won after all.
Rick Grimes: Well, you didn't give me one.
Deanna Monroe: I have. I just haven't told you yet. Same with Michonne. I'm closing in on something for Sasha. And I'm just trying to figure Mr. Dixon out, but I will.
[turns to Rick one last time before walking out]
Deanna Monroe: You look good.

Carl Grimes: What do you think of this place?
Rick Grimes: Well, I think it seems... nice.
Carl Grimes: Yeah. I like it here. I like the people. But they're weak. And I don't want us to get weak, too.

Michonne: Deanna hasn't given me a job yet.
Rick Grimes: You want one?
Michonne: Yeah. Do you?
Rick Grimes: That's signing the papers. That's saying yes, this is how it is.
Michonne: You afraid to do that?
Rick Grimes: Aren't you?
Michonne: No.
Rick Grimes: So then why are we both awake?


"The Walking Dead: Chupacabra (#2.5)" (2011)
[Jimmy reaches to take a rifle with him when Rick stops him]
Rick Grimes: Hey, hey. You ever fire one before?
Jimmy: Well, if I'm going out, I want one.
Daryl Dixon: Yeah, and people in hell want Slurpees.

[the group tells Rick about how Daryl said he saw a Chupacabra]
Daryl Dixon: I'm gonna borrow a horse, head up to this ridge right here, take a bird's-eye view of the whole grid. If she's up there, I'll spot her.
T-Dog: Good idea. Maybe you'll see your Chupacabra up there too.
Rick Grimes: Chupacabra?
Dale Horvath: You never heard this? Our first night in camp, Daryl tells us that the whole thing reminds him of a time when he went squirrel hunting and he saw a Chupacabra.
Daryl Dixon: [Jimmy scoffs] What are you braying at, jackass?
Rick Grimes: So, you believe in a blood-sucking dog?
Daryl Dixon: Do you believe dead people walking around?

[Rick and Shane talk about the waitress Shane slept with back in high school]
Rick Grimes: You remember the name of that waitress at the dairy queen when we were in high school? I know you, Shane, well enough to know that there is only one sure-fire way of engaging you in a conversation, and that is to start asking you about girls you did in high school. I don't want to, but I'm willing to do it if that's what it takes.
Shane Walsh: Maryanne. I told you about her?
Rick Grimes: In excruciating detail.
Shane Walsh: Excruciating, my ass. You used to live for those details back in the day.
Rick Grimes: I was impressionable. And I may have been living vicariously through you.
Shane Walsh: Why wouldn't you, with my impressive list of accomplishments? I was an artist in his prime. A protégé.
Rick Grimes: You mean prodigy.
Shane Walsh: [Shane pauses thinking] Maybe.

[Rick and Shane talk about the 30-year-old teacher Shane slept with back in high school]
Shane Walsh: Is prodigy what you call a young high school stud that bangs 30-year-olds on the regular?
Rick Grimes: Which 30-year-old were you banging in high school?
Shane Walsh: The P.E. Teacher.
Rick Grimes: Mr. Daniels?
Shane Walsh: [Shane chuckles] Mrs. Kelly.
Rick Grimes: [Rick laughs] The girls volleyball coach? Wasn't she married?
Shane Walsh: C'mon.
Rick Grimes: You know what I just remembered? Why I never ask you about this stuff.

[Shane asks Rick about his love life back in high school]
Shane Walsh: Why don't we talk about your high school love life then, huh?
Rick Grimes: [Rick chuckles] Well, that's a short conversation. It may even already be over.
Shane Walsh: That right? There was Holly, right? Nope, that was me too. Then there was Sheila. That's the one you lied to me about.
Rick Grimes: I never lied about Sheila. I just got mixed up about what the bases meant.
Shane Walsh: All right. Well, just so you know, a home run, that usually means a sexual act. That's intercourse.
Rick Grimes: [Shane imitates the sound of sex] Yeah, I realize that now.
Shane Walsh: I think what you did was more like a ground rule double or something.
Rick Grimes: I'm aware of the judge's ruling.

[Shane tells Rick those high school stories are dead now]
Shane Walsh: Shouldn't be talking about this stuff. That life, it's gone and everyone in it. Sheila. Maryanne. Mrs. Kelly. It's like we're old folk. All the people in our stories are all dead.
Rick Grimes: We can't just forget them.
Shane Walsh: The hell we can't. It's hard enough accepting what's happened without digging up the past. I'll tell you what it is. It's nostalgia. It's like a drug. Keeps you from seeing things the way they are. That's a danger. You got people depending on you.
Rick Grimes: You think I don't know that?
Shane Walsh: I don't know. What are we doing? You got every able body at your disposal out scourging these woods for a little girl we both know is likely dead.

[Shane tells Rick it's about survival now]
Shane Walsh: Survival, Rick. It means making hard decisions. But you've got this knack. You spread us thinner and thinner. I'm trying to save lives here and you're out saving cats from trees.
Rick Grimes: Is that what you think Sophia is, a cat in a tree?
Shane Walsh: Don't do that, man. Don't twist my words. How many times we get called up to look for a missing child, man? You got 72 hours. 72 hours, and after that you're looking for a body. And that was before. I mean you honestly think we're just gonna find Sophia alive?
Rick Grimes: Are you that sure we won't?

[Rick tells Lori that he's doubting the hard decisions he makes]
Rick Grimes: Shane says my good intentions are making us weaker, that I can't make the hard decisions for the good of the group.
Lori Grimes: They're all hard decisions.
Rick Grimes: But maybe I'm holding on to a way of thinking that doesn't make sense anymore. He says it's math, basic survival. How much fuel, how much food, how much ammo. Not much room in that equation for being soft. It's pretty simple when you start thinking of life like that.
Lori Grimes: [Lori puts her hands to Rick's face] Hey. None of us were prepared to be living life this way. You are making the best decisions you can with the information you have. I don't see soft in that.

[Rick helps Daryl up after Andrea accidently shoots him]
Daryl Dixon: [when Daryl immediately thinks Rick shot him after he threatened him to] I was kidding
Rick Grimes: [as Rick helps Daryl up] Come on.

[Glenn sees Rick help Daryl up to Hershel's farmhouse]
Glenn: What the hell happened? He's wearing ears.
Rick Grimes: [Rick removes the ears from Daryl's neck] Let's keep that to ourselves.


"The Walking Dead: Pretty Much Dead Already (#2.7)" (2011)
[Shane shoots the Barn-Walkers in front of Hershel and the entire group]
Shane Walsh: These things ain't sick. They're not people. They're dead. Ain't gonna feel nothing for them 'cause all they do, they kill! These things right here, they're the things that killed Amy! They killed Otis! They're gonna kill all of us.
Rick Grimes: Shane, shut up!
Shane Walsh: Hey, Hershel, man, let me ask you something. Could a living breathing person, could they walk away from this?
Rick Grimes: [Shane fires three gunshots] No! Stop it!
Shane Walsh: That's three rounds in the chest. Could someone who's alive, could they just take that! Why is it still coming?
Shane Walsh: [Shane fires three more rounds] That's its heart, its lungs. Why is it still coming?
Rick Grimes: [Shane fires another gunshot] Shane, enough!
Shane Walsh: [when Shane goes up to the Walker Hershel holds] Yeah, you're right, man. That is enough.
[shooting a single shot to the Walker's head]

[first lines]
Lori Grimes: [Lori puts her hand in Rick's hair as he stares off quietly] Hey. Where'd you go?
Rick Grimes: I'm here.

[Shane peaks into the barn to see that it's full of Walkers]
Shane Walsh: You cannot tell me you're all right with this.
Rick Grimes: No I'm not, but we're guests here. This isn't our land.
Shane Walsh: [Shane shouts] This is our lives!

[Rick tells Hershel about him and his group finding the Walkers in the barn]
Hershel Greene: Leave it be.
Rick Grimes: Well, I'd like to talk about it, but either way... your barn, your farm, your say.
Hershel Greene: I don't want to talk about the barn. I don't want to debate.
Rick Grimes: Not a debate, a discussion.
Hershel Greene: [Hershel pauses] I need you and your group gone by the end of the week.

[Rick tells Hershel that the world out there is much, much worse]
Rick Grimes: You and I have our differences with the way we look at the Walkers. Those people... they may be dead, they may be alive. But my people, us, we are alive right now, right here, right in front of you. You send us out there and that could change.
Hershel Greene: I've given you safe harbor. My conscience is clear.
Rick Grimes: [Rick sits next to Hershel] This farm... This farm is special. You've been shielded from what's been going on out there. Dale said you saw everything happen on the news. Well, it's been... It's been a long time since the cameras stopped rolling.
Rick Grimes: [Hershel gets up from his chair as Rick follows] The first time I saw a Walker it was just half a body snapping at me from the ground. My inclination wasn't to kill it. But what the world is out there isn't what you saw on TV. It is much, much worse and it changes you. Either into one of them, or something a lot less than the person you were. Please do not... do not send us out there again.

[Rick tells Hershel that his wife Lori is pregnant]
Rick Grimes: My wife's pregnant.
Rick Grimes: [as Rick pauses] That's either a gift here or a death sentence out there. If we were to stay we could help you with the work, with securing this place. We can survive together.
Hershel Greene: Rick, I'm telling you we can't.
Rick Grimes: You think about this. You think about what you're doing.
Hershel Greene: [Hershel shouts] I've thought about it.
Rick Grimes: Think about it.
Hershel Greene: [Hershel yells] I've thought about it!
Rick Grimes: [Rick shouts] Think about it again. We can't go out there.

[Rick tells Shane that Lori is pregnant]
Rick Grimes: Shane, Lori's pregnant.
Rick Grimes: [as Shane remains silent, Rick says in a low voice] We need to stay.
Shane Walsh: We need our guns.
Rick Grimes: No, I can work this out.
Rick Grimes: [as Shane remains quiet, Rick turns around to walk off before stopping] You good?
Shane Walsh: [Shane scoffs] Yeah.
Shane Walsh: [Shane scoffs again with a smile] Lori's having a baby, man. Congratulations.
Rick Grimes: [Rick continues to walk off] Thank you.

[Hershel asks Rick if he can stop killing the Walkers]
Hershel Greene: How many have you killed?
Rick Grimes: Too many to count.
Hershel Greene: [as Hershel and Rick find two Walkers stuck in the river] Can you stop? There are people out there who haven't been in their right minds, people who I believe can be restored.
Rick Grimes: You're not talking about the Walkers, are you?
Hershel Greene: It doesn't matter if you see them as human beings anymore. But if you and your people are going to stay here, that's how you're gonna have to treat them. My farm, my barn, my say.

[Hershel and Rick gather the Walkers from the river to take back to the barn]
Hershel Greene: You're the carrot, not the stick.
Rick Grimes: [Rick shouts] What?
Hershel Greene: You heard me, just lead him. He'll come to you.
Rick Grimes: [about Otis] You told me he handled them easily. This is easy?
Hershel Greene: It's easier than some things.

[Rick screams for Shane to not open the barn full of Walkers]
Rick Grimes: No, Shane! Do not do this, brother! Please!
Glenn: Don't do it!
Lori Grimes: Rick!
Rick Grimes: [Rick screams] Please!
Shane Walsh: [Shane opens the barn door] Come on. Come on, we're out here!


"The Walking Dead: Strangers (#5.2)" (2014)
[Rick and the group find and meet Father Gabriel for the first time]
Rick Grimes: Do you have any weapons on you?
Father Gabriel Stokes: Do I look like I would have any weapons.
Sgt. Abraham Ford: We don't give two short and curlies what it looks like.
Father Gabriel Stokes: I have no weapons of any kind. The word of God is the only protection I need.
Daryl Dixon: Sure didn't look like it.
Father Gabriel Stokes: I called for help. Help came.
Rick Grimes: How many walkers have you killed?
Father Gabriel Stokes: Not any, actually.
Rick Grimes: Turn around. How many have you killed?
Father Gabriel Stokes: None.
Rick Grimes: Why?
Father Gabriel Stokes: Because the Lord abhors violence.
Rick Grimes: What have you done? We've all done something.
Father Gabriel Stokes: I'm a sinner. I sin almost every day. But those sins, I confess them to God, not strangers.
[Rick and the group stay weary of Father Gabriel and continue to move on]

[Rick and his group arrive with Abraham and his group at the church together, Abraham forms a plan to keep pushing and move forward to Washington]
Sgt. Abraham Ford: We found a short bus out back. It don't run, but I bet we can fix it in less than a day or two. Father here says he doesn't want it. Looks like we found some transport. You understand what's at stake here, right?
Rick Grimes: Yes, I do.
Michonne: [Rick and his group begin to walk into the church one after another] Now that we can take a breath...
Sgt. Abraham Ford: We take a breath, we slow down, shit inevitably goes down.
Michonne: We need supplies. No matter what we do next.
Rick Grimes: That's right. Water, food, ammunition.
Daryl Dixon: Short bus ain't going nowhere. Bring you back some baked beans.
Glenn Rhee: One way or another, we're doing what Rick does. We're not splitting up again.
Tara Chambler: What he said.
Bob Stookey: We want to roll with you, but... what she said.
[Abraham smiles and follows the group into the church]

[Bob talks to Rick about going to Washington as the group walks along the streets over to the food bank]
Bob Stookey: Hey. When you said they don't get to live, you weren't wrong. We push ourselves and let things go. Then we let some more go and then some more. And pretty soon, there's things we can't get back. Things we couldn't hold on to even if we tried. Washington's gonna happen, Rick.
Rick Grimes: I haven't decided if we're going.
Bob Stookey: Yeah, I know, and that's cool. But you've seen Abraham in action. He's gonna get there and Eugene's gonna cure all this and you're gonna find yourself in a place where it's like how it used to be. And if you let too much go along the way, that's not gonna work. 'Cause you're gonna be back in the real world.
Rick Grimes: This is the real world, Bob.
Bob Stookey: Naw. This is a nightmare, and nightmares end. I'm sorry. I'm calling it. Washington's gonna happen. You're gonna say yes. Already too much momentum. You can't fight city hall. Maybe that's just one of those parts I'm not letting go.
[Bob walks on with a smile on his face]

[Rick and Michonne walk together when Rick asks her about not having to carry her sword anymore]
Rick Grimes: Do you miss the sword?
Michonne: Wasn't really mine in the first place. Found it in the very beginning.
Rick Grimes: How'd you get so good?
Michonne: It was just me and them out here all day, every day a good long time. I don't know what that was, but it wasn't life. Not like today. Stumbling around in three feet of slime for some peas and carrots, that's living. I miss Andrea. I miss Hershel.
Rick Grimes: Yeah.
Michonne: I don't miss what was before. I don't miss that sword.

[Abraham cheers to Rick's group in the church, referring to them all as the survivors]
Sgt. Abraham Ford: [Abraham continues to give a speech] Is that all you want to be? Wake up in the morning, fight the undead pricks, forage for food, go to sleep with two eyes open, rinse and repeat? 'Cause you can do that. I mean, you got the strength. You got the skill. Thing is, for you people, for what you can do, that's just surrender. Now, we get Eugene to Washington and he make the dead die and the living will have this world again. And that is not a bad takeaway for a little road trip. Eugene, what's in D.C.?
Dr. Eugene Porter: Infrastructure constructed to withstand pandemics even for this fubar magnitude. That means fuel, food, refuge. Restart.
Sgt. Abraham Ford: However this plays out, however long it takes for the reset button to kick in, you can be safe there. Safer than you've been since this whole thing started. Come with us. Save the world for that little one. Save it for yourselves. Save it for the people out there, who don't got nothing left to do except survive.
[Rick smiles as the group sits in silence, Rick then hears Judith murmur out some baby talk]
Rick Grimes: What was that? I think she knows what I'm about to say. She's in. If she's in, I'm in. We're in.
[Rick's group begins to clap with joy]

[Rick talks to Carl in the church]
Rick Grimes: You are not safe. No matter how many people are around, or how clear the area looks, no matter what anyone says, no matter what you think, you are not safe. It only takes one second. One second and it's over. Never let your guard down, ever. I want you to promise me.
Carl Grimes: I promise.

[first lines]
Rick Grimes: [Rick talks to Tara for one of the first times, about being part of the Governor's group before] You didn't want to be there. That's why I tried to talk to you. Glenn told me you saved his life.
Tara Chambler: He saved mine.
Rick Grimes: That's how it works with us. Right.
Tara Chambler: Right. Hey.
[Tara holds out her hand to give Rick a fist bump, Rick hesitates, and then gives Tara a fist bump back]

[Rick talks to Carol about sending her away, and now how she returned to save Rick from Terminus]
Rick Grimes: I sent you away to this...
Carol Peletier: You said I could survive. You were right.
Rick Grimes: I sent you away to this and now we're joining you. Will you have us?
[Carol nods in appreciation]
Rick Grimes: [Rick whispers] Thank you.

[Rick takes a seat besides Gabriel at the church]
Rick Grimes: Thanks for the hospitality. I'm surprised you let us drink your communion wine.
[Rick takes a drink of wine]
Father Gabriel Stokes: There's isn't anyone left to take communion. The wine's just wine until it's blessed.
[Gabriel takes a drink of wine]
Rick Grimes: You're hiding something. And it's pretty obvious it's something you can't hide from. That's your business. But these people, these people are my family. And if what you're hiding hurts them in any way, I'll kill you.


"The Walking Dead: The Next World (#6.10)" (2016)
[Rick talks to Daryl after coming back from their all-day run]
Rick Grimes: It is pretty stupid of us to go out there, isn't it?
Daryl Dixon: Yep. Do it again tomorrow?
Rick Grimes: Yep.

[first lines]
Michonne: [Michonne enters into Rick's bedroom] Do you have any toothpaste left?
Rick Grimes: [Rick gives Michonne the look that she's the borrower] No, because someone's been borrowing it every day for two weeks.

[Michonne wishes Rick good luck on his run with one reminder]
Michonne: You be good out there.
Rick Grimes: Yeah, we'll see. And thank you.
Michonne: Oh. Spearmint and baking soda. That's my favorite.

[Rick and Daryl start their run in the car]
Rick Grimes: Today's the day.
Daryl Dixon: Uh-huh.
Rick Grimes: We're gonna find food, maybe some people. Law of averages has gotta catch up.

[Rick plays a music cd that Daryl pleads for him not to play, of the song Action Packed by Ronnie Dee]
Rick Grimes: [Rick sings one of the quotes to Daryl] 'Draws 'em away from home.'

[Rick and Daryl officially meet Paul Rovia for the first time, also known as Jesus]
Paul Rovia: If this is the next world, I hope it's good to you guys.
Rick Grimes: I'm Rick. This is Daryl. What's your name?
Paul Rovia: [Rovia stops to turn around and lowers down his mask] Paul Rovia. But my friends used to call me Jesus. Your pick.

[Paul Rovia makes light threats to Rick and Daryl]
Rick Grimes: You said you didn't have a camp. You on your own?
Paul Rovia: Yeah. But, still, it's best not to try anything.
Daryl Dixon: Best not to make threats you can't keep, either.
Paul Rovia: [Rovia smiles] Exactly.

[Rick asks Michonne if she wants to talk about her day, not knowing about the Walker Deanna]
Rick Grimes: You wanna tell me about your day?
Michonne: No. Same thing.
Rick Grimes: What, you found a guy?
Michonne: [Michonne quietly responds] Not a guy.

[Rick hands Michonne the roll of mints at the end of the day]
Rick Grimes: Oh... got you something.
Michonne: [Rick holds up a roll of mints as the two laugh] Is this instead of the toothpaste?
Rick Grimes: Mm-hmm. Well, I do have a crate of toothpaste for you. It's currently at the bottom of a lake.
Michonne: Oh, so you had a day.
Rick Grimes: [Rick laughs] Yeah... all on account of your dental hygiene. Have your mints.
[Rick and Michonne hold hands]


"The Walking Dead: Killer Within (#3.4)" (2012)
[Rick asks T-Dog who's blood would he rather have on his hands]
Rick Grimes: We'll give the prisoners a week's worth of supplies for the road.
T-Dog: Might not last a week.
Rick Grimes: It's their choice.
T-Dog: Did they really have one?
Rick Grimes: Hey, hey... Whose blood would you rather have on your hands... Maggie's, Glenn's, or theirs?
T-Dog: Neither.

[Rick's group sees Glenn and Maggie messing around in the guard tower]
Carol Peletier: Where's Glenn and Maggie? We could use some help.
Daryl Dixon: Up in the guard tower.
Rick Grimes: Guard tower? They were just up there last night.
Daryl Dixon: [Daryl shouts up to the guard tower] Glenn! Maggie!
Glenn Rhee: [as Glenn steps out half undressed] Hey, what's up guys?
Daryl Dixon: [when some of the group chuckles] You comin'?
Glenn Rhee: [as Maggie steps out nervously] What?
Daryl Dixon: You comin'? Come on, we could use a hand.
Glenn Rhee: Yeah, we'll be right down!
Maggie Greene: [as Glenn and Maggie both head back into the guard tower, Maggie whispers] Sickos.

[first lines]
Rick Grimes: [Rick gets his group to drive their vehicles within the prison fences] Alright, let's get the other car in. We'll park 'em in the west entry of the yard.
Daryl Dixon: Good. Our vehicles camped out there look like a giant 'vacancy' sign.

[Oscar tells Rick's group that him and Axel can't stay in the cell block anymore]
Rick Grimes: Our deal is not negotiable. You either live in your cell block, or you leave.
Oscar: [Oscar looks to Axel] I told you this was a waste of time. They ain't no different than the pricks who shot up our boys. You know how many friends' corpses we had to drag out this week? Just threw 'em out like... Humph. Those were good guys. Good guys who had our backs against the really bad dudes in the joint, like Tomas and Andrew. Now, we've all made mistakes to get in here, chief. And I'm not gonna pretend to be a saint, but believe me... we paid our due... enough that we would rather hit that road, than to go back into that shithole.

[T-Dog tries telling Rick to give the inmates Oscar and Axel a chance with them]
Rick Grimes: Are you serious? You want them living in a cell next to you? They'll just be waiting for a chance to grab our weapons. You want to go back to sleeping with one eye open?
T-Dog: I never stopped.

[Rick suggests to Glenn that they bury all of the prisoner Walker bodies]
Rick Grimes: We'll throw as much wood as we can in the dog run.
Glenn Rhee: Won't the fire attract more Walkers? Maybe we should bury them.
Rick Grimes: We're behind the fence. It's worth the one-time risk to get rid of the bodies for good. I don't want to be planting crops in Walker-rotted soil.

[Rick gets frustrated while looking for the generators to shut off the prison alarm]
Rick Grimes: Somebody is playing games! We'll split up and look for the others. Whoever gets to the generators first, shut 'em down!

[Carl volunteers to stop his mother from turning as he remembers what his father told him]
Maggie Greene: Carl...
Carl Grimes: She's my mom.
Rick Grimes: [Carl stands over Lori's dead body, in a flashback] No more kids stuff. People are gonna die. I'm gonna die, Mom. There's no way you can ever be ready for it.

[last lines]
Rick Grimes: [Rick sees Maggie hold his newborn child covered in blood, as Rick looks for Lori] Where... where is she? Where is she?
Maggie Greene: [Maggie stops Rick from going in the prison] No... Rick, don't!
Rick Grimes: [when Rick looks at Carl and uncontrollably cries] Oh, no. No! No!
Rick Grimes: [Rick stammers an sobs before falling to his back] Oh! No... No.


"The Walking Dead: Cherokee Rose (#2.4)" (2011)
[Hershel and Rick look out into an open field from a hilltop]
Hershel Greene: That's something, isn't it? It's good to pause for an occasional reminder.
Rick Grimes: Of what?
Hershel Greene: Whatever comes to mind. For me, it's often God. No thoughts on that?
Rick Grimes: Last time I asked God for a favor and stopped to admire a view, my son got shot. I try not to mix it up with the almighty anymore. Best we stay out of each other's way.
Hershel Greene: Lori told me your story... How you were shot, the coma. Yet you came out of it somehow. You did not feel God's hand in yours?
Rick Grimes: [Rick chuckles] At that moment? No, I did not.
Hershel Greene: In all the chaos, you found your wife and boy. Then he was shot and he survived. That tells you nothing?
Rick Grimes: It tells me God's got a strange sense of humor.

[Rick gives Carl his Deputy's hat]
Carl Grimes: Hey, I'm like you now. We've both been shot. Isn't that weird?
Rick Grimes: [Rick smiles] Yeah, I think your mother would rather hear we got the same eyes. So let's keep that between us. Since you're in the club now, you get to wear the hat. Didn't you know? We'll pad the rim tomorrow so it sits better.
Carl Grimes: [Rick hands over the hat to Carl] Won't you miss it?
Rick Grimes: Maybe you'll let me borrow it from time to time.
Carl Grimes: [Carl smiles] We can share it.

[Rick tells Hershel that he lied to his son Carl that morning]
Rick Grimes: I lied to him this morning. It wasn't a big lie, but it was enough.
Hershel Greene: My father didn't bother with comforting lies. He used his fist. He was a loveless, violent drunk and no good to anybody. He drove me from home when I was 15. Didn't lay eyes on this place again for many years. I was not at his deathbed, Rick. I would not grant him that and to this day do not regret it. Some men do not earn the love of their sons. I don't see you having that problem.

[first lines]
Hershel Greene: [Carl wakes up with Lori and Rick hunched over him] Fever's gone down.
Lori Grimes: Baby?
Rick Grimes: Carl?
Carl Grimes: Sophia? Is she okay?
Rick Grimes: Fine. She's fine.
Lori Grimes: Rest. We'll be right here, okay?
Carl Grimes: [Carl closes his eyes] Okay.

[Shane asks Rick what to do for if they find Sophia bit]
Shane Walsh: I hate to be the one to ask, but somebody's got to. What happens if we find her and she's bit? I think we should all be clear on how we handle that.
Rick Grimes: You do what has to be done.
Maggie Greene: And her mother? What do you tell her?
Andrea Harrison: The truth.

[Rick reminds Daryl that he doesn't owe them anything]
Rick Grimes: Daryl. You okay on your own?
Daryl Dixon: I'm better on my own. I'll be back before dark.
Rick Grimes: Hey. We got a base. We can get this search properly organized now.
Daryl Dixon: You got a point or are we just chatting?
Rick Grimes: My point is it lets you off the hook. You don't owe us anything.

[Hershel reminds Rick that him and his group are not permanent guests]
Rick Grimes: We could give you more space. Set up over by the barn.
Hershel Greene: No, no need for that. Better you stay close to the house. I don't say this easily, Rick. We don't normally take in strangers. I can't have your people thinking this is permanent. Once you find this girl and your boy's fit for travel, I expect you'll move on. We need to be clear on that.

[Rick asks Hershel to reconsider letting him stay on their farm]
Rick Grimes: You need to reconsider.
Hershel Greene: I beg your pardon?
Rick Grimes: Asking us to leave. You need to reconsider. If you saw how it is out there, you wouldn't ask. You're a man of belief. If you believe anything, believe that.
Hershel Greene: You're putting me on the spot.
Rick Grimes: Well, I mean to. Those people look to me for answers. I wish they didn't, but they do. But I'm not asking for them or myself. I'm asking for my boy. After the price your friend Otis paid, the least you can do is give it some thought.
Hershel Greene: You're a plainspoken man.
Rick Grimes: I'm a father. He's the one thing I don't want to fail. I feel like I do every day.


"The Walking Dead: Secrets (#2.6)" (2011)
[Beth and Patricia ask Rick if they can learn how to shoot]
Beth Greene: We'd like to join you for gun training today.
Rick Grimes: [as Rick speaks to Beth for the first time] Hershel's been very clear. I can't involve any of you in what we do without his okay.
Beth Greene: He doesn't like it, but he consented.
Patricia: Otis was the only one who knew guns. Now that he's gone, we gotta learn to protect ourselves.

[Lori, Rick, and Shane discuss on whether or not Carl should carry a gun]
Shane Walsh: [Shane about training Carl] Now it's none of my business, but I'm happy to do it. It's your call.
Lori Grimes: I'm not comfortable with it.
Lori Grimes: [Lori looks to Rick has he remains quiet] Oh, don't make me out to be the unreasonable one here. Rick?
Rick Grimes: I know. I have my concerns too, but...
Lori Grimes: There's no but. He was just shot. He's just back on his feet and he wants a gun?
Rick Grimes: Better than him being afraid of 'em.

[Shane trains Andrea how to shoot a gun with the others]
Shane Walsh: Try this one. It's heavy. You get better balance, twice the rounds.
Shane Walsh: [Shane and Rick watch Andrea hit the targets on her first try] I'd say she's got the hang of it.
Rick Grimes: [Rick smiles] I'd say she's ready for the advanced class.

[Rick tells Lori that he can't handle her looking scared]
Rick Grimes: [Lori stares at Rick when she finds out Hershel wants them out] Don't look at me like that.
Lori Grimes: Like what?
Rick Grimes: Like you're scared. Like you don't trust me. I can take it from everyone else, but not from you.

[Rick confronts Lori about her being pregnant]
Rick Grimes: Is there something you need to tell me?
Lori Grimes: We can't leave. I'm pregnant.
Rick Grimes: [Rick holds up the abortion pills wrapper] Are you?
Lori Grimes: I threw them up. You can yell if you want. You can scream if you have to, but talk to me.
Rick Grimes: How long have you known?
Lori Grimes: Does it matter? Days? Weeks?
Rick Grimes: And you didn't tell me?
Lori Grimes: I'm telling you now.
Rick Grimes: No!

[Lori tells Rick why she doesn't want the baby]
Lori Grimes: We can't protect the son we already have.
Rick Grimes: So this is the solution?
Lori Grimes: Rick, I threw them up. I screwed up. I don't know how we do this.
Rick Grimes: [Lori cries] We can make it work.
Lori Grimes: How? Tell me how.
Rick Grimes: We'll figure it out. Shouldn't we try to figure it out? You threw up the pills. You want this baby. I know you do.
Lori Grimes: [Lori in tears] Not like this. Not giving birth in a ditch. Not when its life will hang by a thread from the second it's born. Not when every cry will put it, and Carl, and everyone we care about, in danger. That's not right.
Rick Grimes: Not even giving it a chance isn't right either.

[Lori tells Rick that she didn't want to tell him about the baby to not be on his conscience]
Lori Grimes: Maybe this is why I didn't want to tell you.
Rick Grimes: [Rick with tears in his eyes] I still... I still don't understand why. You really think I'd make you have a baby you don't want?
Lori Grimes: [Lori in a low voice] No, no, so that if I went through with it, it would be on my conscience and not yours.
Rick Grimes: [Rick in a low voice] Maybe that's true, but... I can't live like this anymore, Lori. We can't live like this.

[last lines]
Rick Grimes: [Lori tells Rick about Shane and her] Is there anything else I should know about?
Lori Grimes: [Lori whispers] Shane and I.
Rick Grimes: I know. Of course I know. You thought I was dead. The world went to shit and you thought I was dead. Right?
Lori Grimes: [Lori nods side-to-side before nodding up-and-down and cries] Yeah.


"The Walking Dead: Save the Last One (#2.3)" (2011)
[Rick tells Lori about the story of Shane stealing Principal Kingsley's car]
Rick Grimes: Lori, did you... I mean, it was legendary. Did you ever hear about the time Shane stole Kingsley's car?
Lori Grimes: Yeah.
Rick Grimes: The Principal's car right out of the teacher's lot in the middle of a school day. Shane steps out of lunch and makes a beeline to Kingsley's Hyundai...
Rick Grimes: [Rick chuckles] Wires the ignition, peels out, drives down Dylan drive to that chicken farm out there. You've heard this before, right? So he pulls it into one of the big holding pens. Kingsley, he waxed that thing every month; had the auto shop vacuum it out every week. Shane, he parks it in this huge pen with a couple of hundred Rhode Island reds. He busts open bags of seed in the back seat, rolls down all the windows, and then starts sprinting back to school. It's three miles away easy. He's back in time to finish his sandwich before the bell. And then the bell rings. Shane gets up and when he runs into Kingsley in the hallway he looks out the window and says, 'Principal Kingsley, your Coupe's gone.'
Rick Grimes: [Rick chuckles] Coupe, like chicken coop.
Lori Grimes: I get it.
Rick Grimes: Of course you do. You've heard this story 1,000 times. What you said before, you're right. Shane's gonna make it back with what the doctor needs. He'll make it back.

[Lori tells Rick that maybe this isn't a world for children anymore]
Lori Grimes: Maybe this isn't a world for children anymore.
Rick Grimes: Yeah well, we have a child. Carl is here in this world now.
Lori Grimes: Maybe he shouldn't be. Maybe this is how it's supposed to be.
Rick Grimes: You can't mean that. Okay. All right. I can understand that thought crossing your mind.
Lori Grimes: It didn't cross my mind, Rick. I can't stop thinking it.

[Lori tries to tell Rick that she thinks Jenner was right at the CDC]
Rick Grimes: What changed?
Lori Grimes: What?
Rick Grimes: Jenner offered us a way out. You asked him to let us keep trying. You-You begged him. 'For as long as we can,' you said. What changed?
Lori Grimes: There was a moment the other day... it was just a second but I forgot Jacqui was dead. I turned around, I wanted to tell her something. I almost said her name. It was just a second and then I remembered. But then I realized she didn't have to see any of it. The highway, the herds, Sophia, Carl getting shot... She didn't... She doesn't have to be afraid anymore. Hungry. Angry. It hasn't stopped happening, Rick. It's like we live with a knife at our throats every second of every day. But Jacqui doesn't. Not anymore. And then... I thought, 'Maybe Jenner was right.'
Rick Grimes: I don't accept that. I can't accept that. That man surrendered. It doesn't matter... it doesn't matter what he said. None of it. You really think it would be better if Carl... if we just gave up?
Lori Grimes: [Lori in a low voice] Tell me why it would be better the other way. Please.

[Carl wakes up from his bed to tell Lori and Rick about the deer he saw]
Carl Grimes: You should have seen it.
Lori Grimes: What?
Carl Grimes: The deer. It was so pretty, Mom. It was so close. I've never been...
Rick Grimes: [Lori and Rick watch Carl's expression go silent] Carl?
Lori Grimes: What is happening?
Hershel Greene: [as Carl starts going into a seizure, Lori holds him down] Don't. It's a seizure. If you hold him down, you could hurt him.
Lori Grimes: You can't stop it?
Hershel Greene: He has to just go through it.

[Rick tells Hershel to take more blood from him]
Hershel Greene: His brain isn't getting enough blood. His pressure is bottoming. He needs another transfusion.
Rick Grimes: Okay, I'm ready.
Hershel Greene: If I take any more out of you your body could shut down. You could go into a coma. Or cardiac arrest.
Rick Grimes: [Rick holds his arm out] You're wasting time.

[Rick and Lori hold hands with Carl as they talk about the deer he saw]
Rick Grimes: Before it happened, we were standing there in the woods and this deer just crossed right in front of us. I swear, it just planted itself there and looked Carl right in the eye. And I looked at Carl looking at that deer, and that deer looking right back at Carl. And that moment just...
Rick Grimes: [Rick sighs] Slipped away. It slipped away. That's what he was talking about when he woke up, not about getting shot or what happened at the church. He talked about something beautiful, something living.
Rick Grimes: [Lori begins to cry] There's still a life for us, a place maybe like this. It isn't all death out there. It can't be. We just have to be strong enough, after everything we've seen, to still believe that. Why is it better for Carl to live, even in this world? He talked about the deer, Lori. He talked about the deer.

[Hershel tells Lori and Rick they have to make a choice about Carl living or dying]
Hershel Greene: He's still losing blood faster than we can replace it. And with the swelling in his abdomen we can't wait any longer or he's just going to slip away. Now I need to know right now if you want me to do this, because I think your boy is out of time. You have to make a choice.
Lori Grimes: [Lori looks to Hershel] A choice?
Rick Grimes: [Rick looks to Lori] A choice. You have to tell me what it is. You have to tell me what it is.
Lori Grimes: [Lori looks to Carl in bed] We do it.

[Shane returns to Hershel's farm without Otis]
Hershel Greene: Otis?
Shane Walsh: No.
Hershel Greene: [Hershel pauses] We say nothing to Patricia. Not till after. I need her.
Shane Walsh: [Shane steps over to Rick] They kept blocking us at every turn. We had nothing left. We were down to 10 rounds. Then he said... He said he'd cover me and that I should keep going. So that's what I did. I just... I kept going. But I... I looked back and he... I tried.
Rick Grimes: [Rick in a low voice] He wanted to make it right.


"The Walking Dead: Forget (#5.13)" (2015)
[Rick talks to Daryl and Carol out in the woods about what they need to do next, to get the guns]
Rick Grimes: We need to do it sooner or later. Right now they're not watching us. Not worrying about meetings like this. We may need the guns, we may not.
Carol Peletier: We will whatever way it goes.
Rick Grimes: They're the luckiest damn people I ever met. And they just keep getting luckier.
Daryl Dixon: How's that?
Rick Grimes: We're here now.

[Rick and Michonne talk about Deanna handing them these police outfits to wear around the community]
Rick Grimes: I don't know if this is some kind of play, handing authority to strangers.
Michonne: The authority to break up fistfights.
Rick Grimes: If it was just that, she should've given one of these to Daryl.
Michonne: I don't know if it's for us or for them. Or maybe Deanna's trying to get rid of us and them. You put these jackets on me and you, have the people see it. If that's the play that'd be smart. And she seems smart.
Rick Grimes: Smart for then or smart for now?
Michonne: This is now.

[Deanna talks to Rick, Michonne, and Maggie about the civilization she see's growing within the community, starting with the constables]
Deanna Monroe: You protect and serve. You patrol, walk the wall, watch out for the kids. If there's a conflict, you solve it. And people will listen to you.
Michonne: Because we're wearing windbreakers?
Deanna Monroe: Because they believe in this. Because I'm telling them to. A police officer used to live here. So we had these jackets and I wanted to make it official. So it's official. There's going to be a government here one day. That's why I want Maggie working with me. There's going to be a police force. That's why I want you two to start it. I see a vibrant community here with industry, commerce, civilization. Real lives. It might be horses and mills, but - What?
Deanna Monroe: [Deanna see's Rick look off to the distance] Does that sound like pie in the sky?
Maggie Greene: [Deanna looks to Maggie in the eyes] No.
Michonne: [Deanna looks to Michonne in the eyes] No.
Rick Grimes: [Deanna looks to Rick in the eyes] No.

[homemaker-looking Carol talks to the other girls, when she see's Rick to talk to about needing somebody to get in the armory for weapons]
Erin: Mashed lima beans, cocoa powder, and a little sweetener. I would have eaten it all before this, I swear. It's protein, and it fills you up.
Carol Peletier: [Carol gives a big smile] Sounds delicious.
Carol Peletier: [Carol see's Rick walking down the street] I'll be back. I've got to go beg Rick for some help tonight.
Erin: You need anything else, you hit me, girl.
Carol Peletier: [Carol smiles at the girls] Okay, thanks.
Carol Peletier: [Carol walks to catch up with Rick] You've heard about the party?
Rick Grimes: Everyone's gonna be there.
Carol Peletier: That's right.
Rick Grimes: So tonight, then.
Carol Peletier: Should be able to slip out.
Rick Grimes: The armory is right next to Deanna's. I'll back you up.
Carol Peletier: People might wonder where the new constable is or Carl's dad.
Rick Grimes: Okay. We can't use Daryl. They watch every move he makes.
Carol Peletier: It's fine. You know what's great about this place? I get to be invisible again.
[Both Rick and Carol smile together]

[Rick and his group arrive to Deanna's party with Rick holding baby Judith in his arm]
Deanna Monroe: [Deanna is happy to see Rick and his group] Oh, my. Welcome.
Carol Peletier: [Carol smiles] Hi.
Deanna Monroe: Oh, it's so good to see you. Hi, Carl. Thank you for coming.
Deanna Monroe: [Deanna focuses on Judith] You know, I didn't get a chance to interview this one. I envy her.
Rick Grimes: Why?
Deanna Monroe: She'll get to see what this place will become.
Deanna Monroe: [Deanna whispers] Come. Come on in.

[Rick meets Deanna's husband Reg for the first time]
Reg: [Reg walks up to Rick with his head up] You're Rick.
Deanna Monroe: Rick, this is my husband, Reg.
Reg: You're a pretty remarkable guy.
Rick Grimes: How's that?
Reg: Well, I watched the tapes. All of them. The things those people said about you. The things you did for them.
Rick Grimes: Didn't you build that wall out there?
Reg: [Reg chuckles] Yeah, I did, with help. A lot of it. And it's a damned incredible achievement. But it's a wall.
Reg: [Deanna laughs] 14 lives in this world? I think you have me beat.
Deanna Monroe: Well, we're standing behind that wall right now, dear. So let's call it a tie.
Reg: Well, I'm glad you're here. Now, take a glass.
Rick Grimes: I'm good.
Reg: [Reg whispers] You don't have to be.
Reg: [Rick smiles holding out his glass as Reg fills it up] There ya go. Right. Welcome.
Rick Grimes: Thank you.

[Jessie talks to Rick about knowing what it feels like to lose something]
Jessie Anderson: Having fun?
Rick Grimes: Yes, I am.
Jessie Anderson: That's kind of a stupid question, right?
Rick Grimes: No.
Jessie Anderson: Still, this place has a pretty amazing view.
Rick Grimes: Yeah.
Jessie Anderson: Yeah, take a look.
Jessie Anderson: [Rick looks around the room seeing his group mingling with the community] Ordinary life like before. Well, not like before.
Rick Grimes: No.
Jessie Anderson: Yeah, no. I mean - I mean, it's better. Not out there, in here. You know, everone's been through it somehow. Everyone. And a lot of things disappeared. But a lot of bullshit went with it. They're all from totally different backgrounds, different places. They never would have even met. And now they're part of each other's lives. They are each other's lives. I'm just saying, we all lost things, but we got something back. It isn't enough, but it's something.
Rick Grimes: [Rick see's Carl smiling with the other kids] Yeah, yeah, it's a pretty good view.
Sam: [Sam comes running up] Mom, there's no more cookies.
Jessie Anderson: Oh.
Rick Grimes: Well, I happen to know the cookie maker. She's a good friend of mine. And I might be able to see about her making a whole batch just for you.
Sam: Mom, he doesn't have a stamp.
Jessie Anderson: Oh.
Sam: Do you want a stamp?
Rick Grimes: Sure.
Jessie Anderson: [Sam gives Rick a stamp of a letter A on the top of his hand] See? Now you're officially one of us.
[Rick and Jessie smile at each other]

[Rick finally agrees with Jessie about the community being a good place]
Jessie Anderson: [Jessie walks up to Rick holding Judith] It's been a long time since I held one of these.
Rick Grimes: She and Carl... they're why I'm still here. And I get what you've been telling me.
Jessie Anderson: What's that?
Rick Grimes: Here isn't that bad.
Jessie Anderson: [Judith fusses in Jessie's arm] Do you want to take her?
Rick Grimes: Yeah.
[Rick reaches for Judith from Jessie's arm when Rick kisses Jessie quietly on the cheek, she slowly begins to smile before stepping away]


"The Walking Dead: Try (#5.15)" (2015)
[Carol talks to Rick about Jessie getting abused by Pete]
Carol Peletier: Talked to Sam some more. He said his mom put a bolt on the inside of his closet. Tells him to lock himself in sometimes and not come out till morning. He said he can hear his dad yelling, things breaking, his mom crying. Last month it got quiet right in the middle of it and he went out and found her on the floor, unconscious, bleeding. Pete was just sitting on the porch.
Rick Grimes: Why do you care what happens to Jessie?
Carol Peletier: You know why. And I know why you do.
Rick Grimes: Why?
Carol Peletier: I've seen you talk to her. If walkers hadn't gotten Ed, I wouldn't be standing here right now.
Rick Grimes: Yeah, you would.
[Rick walks off]

[Pete confronts Rick and Jessie in Pete's own home]
Pete Anderson: I'm gonna have to ask you to leave, Rick.
Jessie Anderson: No.
Jessie Anderson: Excuse me?
Jessie Anderson: You need to leave.
Pete Anderson: What are you talking about?
Jessie Anderson: Just go, Pete.
Pete Anderson: What have you been saying to each other?
Pete Anderson: [Pete screams at Jessie] What have you been doing?
Rick Grimes: Pete, you and me are going to leave now.
Pete Anderson: You come into my house...
Rick Grimes: Pete, you and me are leaving.
Pete Anderson: You're leaving right now. You think you're the law? You actually think you have a say in anything here?
Rick Grimes: Step back.
Pete Anderson: Who the hell do you think you are?
Rick Grimes: Someone who's trying not to kill you.
Jessie Anderson: [Jessie screams] No!
[Pete and Rick exchange swings to the face]
Rick Grimes: You wanna stop now!
Pete Anderson: [Pete grabs a hold of Rick shoving him back into the wall] You come into my house!
[Pete and Rick scuffle before throwing each other out the front window of Pete's home]

[last lines]
Rick Grimes: [Rick holds Pete on the street pavement in front of the community members as Deanna comes running up] Stop it! Stop it right now.
Rick Grimes: [Rick continues to hold Pete in a choke hold] You touch them again and I'll kill you.
Deanna Monroe: Damn it, Rick! I said stop.
Rick Grimes: [Rick pulls out his revolver and aims it into the crowd of community members] Or what? You gonna kick me out?
Deanna Monroe: Put that gun down, Rick.
Rick Grimes: You still don't get it. None of you do!
Rick Grimes: [Sasha snipes walkers out from the tower as Rick's group and the community members watch Rick] We know what needs to be done and we do it. We're the ones who live. You, you just sit and plan and hesitate. You pretend like you know when you don't. You wish things weren't what they are. Well, you want to live? You want this place to stay standing? Your way of doing things is done. Things don't get better because you - You want them to. Starting right now, we have to live in the real world. We have to control who lives here.
Deanna Monroe: [Deanna responds to Rick looking down at him on his knees covered in blood] That's never been more clear to me than it is right now.
Rick Grimes: Me? Me? You...
Rick Grimes: [Rick laughs holding his hands up to himself] You mean - You mean me? Your way is gonna destroy this place. It's gonna get people killed. It's already gotten people killed. I'm not gonna stand by and just let it happen. If you don't fight, you die. I'm not gonna stand by and...
[Michonne knocks Rick unconscious by hitting him over the head]

[Rick talks to Deanna about handling Pete from beating his wife]
Deanna Monroe: Pete's a surgeon. He's saved lives. He might be saving Tara's life.
Rick Grimes: He's beating his wife. We have to stop him.
Deanna Monroe: How?
Rick Grimes: We separate them. We tell him that's how it'll be from now on.
Deanna Monroe: What happens when he doesn't want to do that?
Rick Grimes: It's not his choice.
Deanna Monroe: So what happens?
Rick Grimes: [Rick pauses] I kill him. We kill him.
Deanna Monroe: We don't kill people. This is civilization, Rick.
Rick Grimes: Warning someone to stop or die, that is civilized nowadays.
Deanna Monroe: [Deanna makes a disbelief face] Oh.
Rick Grimes: So what? So we just let him hit her? We let him kill her?
Deanna Monroe: No, we exile him if it comes to that.
Rick Grimes: We do that, we don't know when he comes back or what he does to them. Letting him go makes this place vulnerable. You really want to wait till someone in that tower has to take care of it? And that's if we're lucky.
Deanna Monroe: We are not... executing anyone. Don't ever suggest it again. That sort of thinking doesn't belong in here.
Rick Grimes: People die now, Deanna. They do. There's times like this you can decide who and when. Or it can be decided for you.
Deanna Monroe: It already was. I wouldn't kill you. I'd just send you away.
[Deanna walks away]

[Glenn talks to Rick about the people in the community after the death of Noah and Aiden]
Glenn Rhee: I almost left him out there. Could have told a story. What, you think I should have?
Rick Grimes: They don't know what they're doing. Any of them.
Glenn Rhee: We'll show them.
Rick Grimes: I don't know if they can see it. How things really are. I don't know if they can yet. They haven't caught up.
Glenn Rhee: We have to be here. We have to.
Rick Grimes: Yeah, we do. But their rules, we don't answer to them.
Glenn Rhee: We are them, Rick. We are now. Noah, he believed in this place. I'm telling you, we gotta make this work.
[Rick walks off]

[Pete finds Rick standing outside by himself in the shadows, who is thinking about Pete hitting his own wife]
Pete Anderson: Hey, Rick? Rick.
[Rick slowly turns around to look at Pete]
Pete Anderson: You okay, man?
[Rick just stares silently at Pete]
Rick Grimes: [Rick whispers] Keep walking.
Pete Anderson: What? What are you...
[Pete's expression grows silent as Rick watches an emotionless Pete walk off]

[Rick tells Jessie that Pete needs to be stopped]
Rick Grimes: He's hitting you. He's hurting you. It has to stop.
Jessie Anderson: [Jessie pauses to see that Rick knows] It will.
Rick Grimes: How?
Jessie Anderson: There are things in his life that happened.
Rick Grimes: I don't care.
Jessie Anderson: Look, it was like this before and he got help. I helped him and things were good. I can fix it.
Rick Grimes: No, you can't. But I can.
Jessie Anderson: No, what - What can you do? What are you gonna do? You gonna put him in jail? You're only gonna make things worse.
Rick Grimes: If it's gotten worse, it means he's killed you. That's what's next. And I'm not gonna let that happen.
Jessie Anderson: [Jessie pauses before asking Rick questions] Why do you care? Why is this so important to you? Now? You've made it. You have a home for your kids. Rick, what are you doing?
Rick Grimes: I'm trying to help.
Jessie Anderson: I don't know that. I'm married. Okay? I can take care of myself. We have to take care of ourselves.
[Jessie goes back into her house as Rick walks out in the street, seeing the happy people talk, walk their dog, reading a book, and then Sam with a red balloon]
Jessie Anderson: [Rick enters into Jessie's home where she's crying to herself] What are you doing?
Rick Grimes: [Rick's voice shakes] You know Sam asked for a gun? To protect you.
Jessie Anderson: [Jessie cries and asks for Rick to leave] You shouldn't be here.
Rick Grimes: Jessie, in here, you can't see it, but it's the same. It's the same as out there. We have food and roofs over our heads, but you don't get to just live. You don't get to put it off or wish it away, Jessie. If you don't fight, you die. And... and I don't want you to die.
Rick Grimes: [Jessie raises her eyes with tears in them and looks close at Rick] I can - I can help you. I can keep you and your boys safe. I can. All you have to do is say yes.
Jessie Anderson: [Jessie whispers to Rick] Would you do this for someone else? Would you do this for anyone?
Rick Grimes: [Rick looks down before whispering back] No. No.
Jessie Anderson: [Jessie whispers low] Yes.
Pete Anderson: [Rick and Jessie silently stare into each other's eyes when Pete walks into the room] Rick.


"The Walking Dead: First Time Again (#6.1)" (2015)
[in a flashback, Deanna discusses to Rick and Morgan how to dispose of Pete's corpse, that they don't bury killers]
Deanna Monroe: Rick's right. Take it away. Go west. Down Branton Road a few miles. Just past the bridge. We don't go out that way. Let the trees have him.
Rick Grimes: [the scene cuts to Rick and Morgan loading up the body in a trunk] I shot him because he killed Reg. That was it. We didn't have a choice.
Morgan Jones: You do have a cell.
Rick Grimes: Not for killers.
Morgan Jones: I'm a killer, Rick. I am, and you are, too.
[Rick closes the car trunk]

[first lines]
Morgan Jones: [in a flashback, Rick shoots Pete] Rick?
Rick Grimes: [in the present, Rick gets ready to lead the group into moving the herd of walkers] I know this sounds insane, but this is an insane world. We have to come for them before they come for us. It's that simple.

[in a flashback, Morgan talks to Rick after the murder of Pete]
Morgan Jones: [Morgan smiles] You were right. It wasn't over.
Rick Grimes: We should talk more tomorrow. Listen... I don't take chances anymore.
Morgan Jones: And you shouldn't.

[Rick catches Carter pumping up the community members in the armory, to take back Alexandria by killing Rick]
Rick Grimes: [Rick holds a gun to the back of Carter's head] You really think you're gonna take this community from us. From Glenn? From Michonne? From Daryl? From me? Do you have any idea who you're talking to?
Carter: It was just me.
Rick Grimes: What?
Carter: It was - It was just me. Just - Just kill me.
Daryl Dixon: [Rick hesitates] Rick.
Rick Grimes: [Rick lowers his weapon] I'm good. You can try to work with us. You can try to survive. Would you do that?

[in a flashback, Rick offerss the keys to his house to Morgan as the two rest along the porch]
Rick Grimes: [Rick tosses his house keys to Morgan] Get your stuff. You should stay with us over here.
Morgan Jones: You got room?
Rick Grimes: We'll make room. We don't need to do that anymore. I know you, Morgan. Even if this is the first time.
Rick Grimes: [Morgan looks over to Rick holding Judith] You want to hold her?
Morgan Jones: [Morgan chuckles] Okay.
Rick Grimes: [Rick hands Judith over to Morgan] This is Morgan. He's a friend of mine.
Morgan Jones: [Morgan holds Judith] Hey. Hi. Okay. Let me have a look at you. Hey, hey. hey, hey.
Morgan Jones: [Rick and Morgan sit on the porch as Morgan pauses] You with that man Carter, at the armory - That's you. You're still the same man I met in King County. The one that came back and told me it wasn't over. That was you. Same you that's right in front of me right now.
Rick Grimes: [Rick talks about Carter] I wanted to kill him. So it would be easier. So I wouldn't have to worry about how he could screw up or what stupid thing he'd do next because that's who he is. Just somebody who shouldn't be alive now. I wanted to kill him. But all that hit me and... I realized I didn't have to do it. He doesn't get it. Somebody like that... they're gonna die no matter what.
[Morgan sits quiet as the scene cuts to Carter being bit by a walker]

[in a flashback, Rick talks to Jessie about Ron, that he wants to teach her and her kids on how to protect themselves]
Rick Grimes: Ron needed to hear every word I said. That's why I grabbed him. I wasn't angry. I was just telling him the truth.
Jessie Anderson: If it's coming from you, he can't hear it. You got to understand that.
Rick Grimes: [Rick grabs a pistol from the armory shelf] He needs to know how to handle himself. I can teach him. I can teach you.
Jessie Anderson: Rick.
Rick Grimes: You need to know how.
Jessie Anderson: [Jessie shows Rick that she's already carrying a gun and learning to shoot] Rick. When I found out we could have them, I asked Rosita to start showing me how. Okay? She's gonna teach me and I'm gonna teach Ron, and I'm gonna teach Sam. I heard what you were saying to us at the meeting. And at my house before, you know. I am gonna fight, Rick.
[Rick nods his head and sets the pistol back down]

[last lines]
Rick Grimes: [in a flashback] I know this sounds insane, but this is an insane world. We have to come for them before they come for us. It's that simple.
[in the present, we see the herd of walkers walking according to plan, when an unexpected horn starts blaring out in the distance]
Heath: What the hell is happening?
Glenn Rhee: It's a horn or something. It's pulling the back half off the road. Oh, God.
Michonne: Whatever that is it's far. It sounds like it's coming from...
Rick Grimes: Home.
[the camera shows from a bird's-eye view the hundreds of walkers heading in the direction of Alexandria]


"The Walking Dead: Triggerfinger (#2.9)" (2012)
[Rick asks Hershel to cover Glenn at the bar]
Hershel Greene: You want me to cover Glenn?
Rick Grimes: You missed all that gun training. It could've come in handy now.
Hershel Greene: Nah, I can shoot. I just don't like to.

[first lines]
Glenn Rhee: [Rick, Hershel and Glenn stand over the dead body of Tony at the bar] Holy shit.
Rick Grimes: You all right?
Glenn Rhee: [Glenn takes a deep breath] Yeah.
Rick Grimes: Hershel?
Hershel Greene: [Hershel pauses] Let's head back.

[Rick suggests giving Randall a canteen and leaving him on the main road]
Rick Grimes: We give him a canteen, take him out to the main road, send him on his way.
Andrea Harrison: Isn't that the same as leaving him for the walkers?
Rick Grimes: He'll have a fighting chance.

[Rick tries to tell the group that Randall is not a threat]
Rick Grimes: He's not a threat.
Shane Walsh: Not a threat. How many of them were there? You killed three of their men, you took one of them hostage, but they just ain't gonna come looking?
Rick Grimes: They left him for dead. No one is looking.
Theodore 'T-Dog' Douglas: We should still post a guard.
Hershel Greene: He's out cold right now, will be for hours.
Shane Walsh: You know what? I'm gonna go get him some flowers and candy.

[Rick and Lori struggle to get out of their shirts]
Lori Grimes: Here.
Rick Grimes: [Lori pulls Rick's shirt off] Thank you. Ah.
Lori Grimes: [as the two chuckle] Need your help.
Rick Grimes: [as the two smile] Come here.
Rick Grimes: [Rick pulls Lori's shirt off] We're like a couple of old people.

[Lori tells Rick that Shane thinks the baby is his]
Lori Grimes: We need to talk about Shane.
Rick Grimes: [Rick sighs] What's he done now?
Lori Grimes: He thinks the baby's his.
Lori Grimes: [Lori looks to Rick] No matter what, it's yours.

[last lines]
Rick Grimes: [Rick tells Lori that he killed two men to protect their family] I killed two people myself because of you, and Carl and the baby. It was gonna be me and not them no matter what.
Lori Grimes: [Lori holds Rick from behind] You killed the living to protect what's yours?
Rick Grimes: That's right.
Lori Grimes: [Lori whispers over Rick's shoulder] Shane thinks I'm his. He thinks the baby is his. And he says you can't protect us, that you're gonna get us killed. He's dangerous, Rick, and he won't stop.


"The Walking Dead: Infected (#4.2)" (2013)
[Daryl compliments Rick for putting the group first]
Daryl Dixon: [about the prison when overrun with Walkers] Glad you were in there.
Rick Grimes: Wasn't much use without my gun.
Daryl Dixon: No, you were. All this time you've been taking off, you earned it. We wouldn't be here without you.
Rick Grimes: It was all of us.
Daryl Dixon: No, it was you first. You gonna help us figure this out?
Rick Grimes: I screwed up too many times. Those calls you got to make, I start down that road... I almost lost my boy... who he was. Whatever else this place needs, I'm here for it.
Daryl Dixon: Like I said, you earned it. But for what it's worth, you see mistakes. I see when the shit hits, you're standing there with a shovel.

[Carl suggests to Rick that they help with clearing the Walkers around the fence]
Carl Grimes: They only took out one cluster yesterday. Probably gonna need more people today. Maybe we could help.
Rick Grimes: I got other plans involving dirt and cucumbers and keeping people fed.
Carl Grimes: Well, if you don't want to, maybe I could. Could I?
Rick Grimes: We have other plans. That's what I should have said.

[Rick and the group examine the dead infected Walker]
Rick Grimes: No bites. No wounds. I think he just died.
Dr. Caleb Subramanian: Horribly, too. Pleurisy aspiration.
Hershel Greene: Choked to death on his own blood. Caused those trails down his face.
Rick Grimes: I've seen them before on a Walker outside the fences.
Daryl Dixon: I saw them on Patrick, too.
Dr. Caleb Subramanian: They're from the internal lung pressure building up... like if you shake a soda can and pop the top. Only imagine your eyes, ears, nose, and throat are the top.
Bob Stookey: It's a sickness from the Walkers?
Dr. Caleb Subramanian: No, these things happened before they were around. Could be pneumococcal. Most likely an aggressive flu strain.

[the group questions how the sickness might be spreading]
Rick Grimes: I had a sick pig, it died quick. Saw a sick boar in the woods.
Hershel Greene: Pigs and birds. That's how these things spread in the past. We need to do something about those hogs.
Dr. Caleb Subramanian: Maybe we got lucky. Maybe these two cases are it.
Bob Stookey: Haven't seen anybody be lucky in a long time. Bugs like to run through close quarters. Doesn't get any closer than this.
Hershel Greene: All of us in here, we've all been exposed.

[Rick tells Michonne, Maggie and Carl there's a sickness in the cell block]
Rick Grimes: Patrick got sick last night. It's some kind of flu. It moves fast. We think he died and attacked the cell block. Look, I know he was your friend and I'm sorry. He was a good kid. We lost a lot of good people. Glenn and your dad are okay, but they were in there. You shouldn't get too close to anyone that might have been exposed, at least for a little while.
Rick Grimes: [Rick motions for Carl to stay back] Carl. All of you.

[Carl asks Rick if the pigs made them sick]
Carl Grimes: Think the pigs made them sick?
Rick Grimes: Or we made the pigs sick.

[last lines]
Carl Grimes: [Carl tells Rick that Carol's been teaching the kids how to use weapons] Carol's been teaching the kids... how to use weapons. How to kill. Their parents don't know and she doesn't want you to know. I think you should let her. I know you're gonna say it's not up to you. But it can be. Dad?
Rick Grimes: Thank you for telling me.
Carl Grimes: Yeah.
Rick Grimes: I won't stop her. I won't say anything.
Rick Grimes: [Rick motions for Carl to come over] Carl?
[as Rick hands Carl a gun]


"The Walking Dead: Now (#6.5)" (2015)
[Rick gives a speech to the Alexandria survivors about the wall holding up]
Rick Grimes: Look, I know you're scared. You haven't seen anything like this. You haven't been through anything like this. But we're safe for now. The panel the truck hit seems intact. We reinforced it just in case. Either way, the wall's gonna hold together. Can you?

[Deanna talks to Rick, after having just battled her first walker]
Deanna Monroe: I want to live. I want this place to stay standing.
Rick Grimes: You need to lead them.
Deanna Monroe: They don't need me. What they need is you.

[last lines]
Rick Grimes: [Rick quotes what Jessie said to him once before] This is what life looks like now.
Jessie Anderson: You heard about that? I wasn't saying there wasn't a future. There's gotta be. Tell me there's more.
[Rick quietly moves in to give Jessie passionate kisses]

[first lines]
[Deanna walks along on top of the fence wall as she listens down at Michonne talking to Maggie]
Michonne: The town was overrun. He split off with Nicholas. He had this idea that... if he lit a fire, it would stop the walkers from coming here. I tried to go instead. I wanted to. The fire never got lit. We had to keep going. I'm sorry. He said if he got stuck, he would find a way to send a signal.
Maggie Greene: A signal?
Rick Grimes: [Deanna hears a scream in the distance come from outside the gate] Open the gate!
Rick Grimes: [Deanna see's a herd of walkers following Rick right to the community] Open the gate!

[Rick stops Jessie from burying the dead Wolves]
Rick Grimes: Don't. We don't bury killers inside the walls.
Jessie Anderson: We aren't going out there. So what do we do?
Rick Grimes: We wait.

[Deanna asks Rick while she's covered in walker blood]
Deanna Monroe: What I wanted for this place, was it really just pie in the sky?
Rick Grimes: No.

[Rick tells the Alexandria survivors about what they must do while waiting for the others to arrive back]
Rick Grimes: Daryl, Abraham, Sasha, they have vehicles. They're gonna lead'em away, just like the others. And Glenn and Nicholas are going to walk back through the front gate after. They know what they're doing, and we know what we need to do. We keep noise to a minimum. Pull our blinds at night. Even better, keep the lights out. We'll try to make this place as quiet as a graveyard, see if they move on.
Francine: This place is a graveyard.


"The Walking Dead: Not Tomorrow Yet (#6.12)" (2016)
[Morgan tries to remind Rick about killing human life]
Morgan Jones: Where there's life, there's possibility.
Rick Grimes: Of them hitting us.
Morgan Jones: We're not trapped in this. None of you are trapped in this.

[Carol questions Rick after he arrives back from the Hilltop]
Carol Peletier: Rick, what's going on?
Rick Grimes: We're gonna have to fight.

[Rick talks to the Alexandria community in the church]
Rick Grimes: We can work with the Hilltop. Maggie hammered out a deal. We're getting food - Eggs, butter, fresh vegetables. But they're not just giving it away. These Saviors, they almost killed Sasha, Daryl, and Abraham on the road. Now, sooner or later, they would've found us, just like those Wolves did, just like Jesus did. They would've killed someone or some of us. And then they will try to own us. And we would try to stop them. But by then, in that kind of fight, low on food, we could lose. This is the only way to be sure, as sure as we can get, that we win. And we have to win. We do this for the Hilltop, it's how we keep this place. It's how we feed this place. This needs to be a group decision. If anybody objects, here's your chance to say your peace.

[Morgan suggests to Rick that he talk to Negan and the Saviors before attacking them]
Morgan Jones: You're sure we can do it? We can beat them?
Rick Grimes: What this group has done, what we've learned, what we've become, all of us - Yes, I'm sure.
Morgan Jones: Then all we have to do is just tell them that.
Rick Grimes: Well, they don't compromise.
Morgan Jones: This isn't a compromise. It's a choice you give them. It's a way out, for them and for us.

[Rick asks Father Gabriel why he's still wearing his priest shirt as they prepare to make their attack on the Saviors]
Rick Grimes: Why are you still wearing that?
Father Gabriel Stokes: It's still who I was. I think.
Father Gabriel Stokes: [Gabriel then makes a joke] And it'll be harder for them to see me in the dark.

[Andy watches Rick punch the nose of a dead walker to look more like the head of Gregory]
Rick Grimes: [Andy stares at Rick] What?
Andy: The Saviors, they're scary, but those pricks got nothing on you.

[last lines]
Polly: [on the Saviors' walkie-talkie, a woman's voice calls out to Rick] Lower your gun, prick. You, with the Colt Python. All of you lower your weapons, right now.
Rick Grimes: Come on out. Let's talk.
Polly: [on the walkie-talkie] We're not coming out, but we will talk. We've got a Carol and a Maggie. I'm thinking that's something you want to chat about.


"The Walking Dead: Knots Untie (#6.11)" (2016)
[Rick kills Ethan by stabbing him in the neck, soaked in Ethan's blood, Rick stands up and looks around at the Hilltop residents who witness the murder]
Rick Grimes: What?

[last lines]
Rick Grimes: [Rick asks Michonne if he thinks they can take out Negan and the Saviors] Hey, you up for this?
Michonne: It's gonna be a fight.
Rick Grimes: We'll win. We have to.
Michonne: We'll win.

[Rick assures Jesus that him and his group will kill Negan]
Rick Grimes: Confrontation's never been something we've had trouble with.

[Jesus talks to Rick and his community]
Paul 'Jesus' Rovia: Look, we got off to a bad start. But we're on the same side - The living side. You and Rick had every reason to leave me out there, but you didn't. I'm from a place that's a lot like this one. Part of my job is searching out for other settlements to trade with. I took your truck because my community needs things, and both of you looked like trouble. I was wrong. You're good people. And this is a good place. I think our communities may be in position to help each other.
Glenn Rhee: Do you have food?
Paul 'Jesus' Rovia: We've started to raise livestock. We scavenge, we grow. Everything from tomatoes to sorghum.
Rick Grimes: Tell us why we should believe you?
Paul 'Jesus' Rovia: I'll show you. If we take the car, I can take you back home in a day, and you can all see for yourselves who we are and what we have to offer.
Maggie Greene: Wait, you're looking for 'more' settlements. You mean you're already trading with other groups?
Paul 'Jesus' Rovia: [Jesus sits back smiling] Your world's about to get a whole lot bigger.

[Rick tells Carl about him and Michonne being together]
Rick Grimes: Look, I was gonna tell you about me and Michonne, but it just happened. It 'just' happened. Last night. This is - This is different.
Carl Grimes: [Carl smiles] It's cool.

[the Hilltop man holds a spear up at Rick after Rick kills Ethan]
Kal: Drop it now!
Rick Grimes: [Rick holds his Colt Python aimed on Kal] I don't think I will.


"The Walking Dead: The Distance (#5.11)" (2015)
[Rick waits at the barn as the group searches for Aaron's friend]
Aaron: When the world was still the world, I worked for an NGO. Our mission was to deliver medicine and food to the Nigel River Delta. Bad people pointed guns in my face every other week. You're not bad people. You're not going to kill us. And we're definitely not going to kill you.
Rick Grimes: Just because we're good people doesn't mean we won't kill you. If the five of them aren't back in an hour... I'll put a knife in the face of your skull.
[Rick closes the barn door]

[last lines]
Michonne: [Rick and the group arrive at the community, Alexandria. Still hesitant on Aaron and his people, Rick hears children playing, people chatting on the other side of the steel fence, as Michonne looks over to Rick] You ready?
Rick Grimes: Yeah. Yeah.
Carol Peletier: [Carol looks over to Rick with all the confidence in him] Even though you were wrong, you were still right.

[first lines]
Maggie Greene: Hey. Everyone, this is Aaron. We met him outside. He's by himself. We took his weapon and we took his gear.
Aaron: [Aaron attempts to shake Rick's hand] Hi. It's nice to meet you.
Rick Grimes: You said he had a weapon?
Rick Grimes: [Maggie hands Rick Aaron's pistol] There something you need?
Sasha Williams: He has a camp nearby. He wants us to audition for membership.
Aaron: I wish there was another word. Audition makes it sound like we're some kind of dance troupe. That's only on Friday nights.
Aaron: [nobody from Rick's group laughs at Aaron's joke] Um, and it's not a camp. It's a community. I think you all would make valuable additions. But it's not my call. My job is to convince you all to follow me back home. I know. If I were you, I wouldn't go either. Not until I knew exactly what I was getting myself into. Sasha, can you hand Rick my bag?
Aaron: [Sasha hands Aaron's bag over to Rick] Front pocket, there's an envelope. There's no way I can convince you to come with me just by talking about our community. That's why I brought those. I apologize in advance for the picture quality. We just found an old camera.
Daryl Dixon: No one gives a shit.
Aaron: You're absolutely 100% right.
Aaron: [Rick begins looking through the photos] That's the first picture I wanted to show you because nothing I say about our community will matter unless you know you'll be safe. If you join us, you will be. Each panel in that wall is a 15-foot-high, 12-foot-wide slab of solid steel framed by cold-rolled steel beams with square tubing. Nothing alive or dead gets through that wall without our say-so. Like I said, security is obviously important. In fact, there's only one resource more critical to our community's survival. The people.
[Michonne gives Rick a look]
Aaron: Together, we're strong. You can make us even stronger. The next picture, you'll see inside the gates. Our community was first constru...
[Rick suddenly punches Aaron, knocking him out]
Michonne: [the camera cuts and returns with Michonne telling Rick] So we're clear, that look was not a - Let's attack that man look. It was a - He seems like an okay guy to me look.

[Aaron tries to convince Rick and the group of his good intentions when Rick questions Aaron on how many people are out there in the woods]
Rick Grimes: How many of you are out there?
Aaron: Does it matter?
Rick Grimes: Yes. Yes, it does.
Aaron: I mean, of course, it matters how many people are actually out there, but does it matter how many people I tell you are out there? Because I'm pretty sure no matter what number I say - 8, 32, 444, 0... no matter what I say, you're not going to trust me.
Rick Grimes: Well, it's hard to trust anyone who smiles after being punched in the face.
Aaron: How about a guy who leaves bottles of water for you in the road?
Daryl Dixon: [Daryl looks at the bottles of water and then looks back to Aaron] How long you people been following us?
Aaron: Long enough to see that you practically ignore a pack of roamers on your trail. Long enough to see that in despite a lack of food and water you never turned on each other. You're survivors and you're people. Like I said, and I hope you won't punch me for saying it again, that is the most important resource in the world.
Rick Grimes: How many others are out there?
Aaron: One. I knew you wouldn't believe me. If it's not words, if it's not pictures, what would it take to convince you that this is for real? What if I drove you to the commmunity? All of you? We leave now, we'll get there by lunch.
Rick Grimes: I'm not sure how the 15 of us are going to fit in the car you and your one friend drove down here in.
Aaron: We drove separately. If we found a group, we wanted to be able to bring them all home. There's enough room for all of us.
Rick Grimes: And you're parked just a couple miles away, right?
Aaron: East on Ridge Road, just after you hit Route 16. We wanted to get them closer, but then the storm came, blocked the road. We could't clear it.
Rick Grimes: Yeah, you've really thought this through.
Aaron: Rick, if I wanted to ambush you, I'd do it here. You know, light the barn on fire while you slept, pick you off as you ran out the only exit. You can trust me.
Michonne: I'll check the cars out.
Rick Grimes: There aren't any cars.
Michonne: There's only one way to find out.
Rick Grimes: You don't need to find out.
Michonne: We do. You know what you know and you're sure of it. I'm not.

[Rick grabs the applesuace out of Aaron's bag to feed to Judith who's crying]
Aaron: [Rick walks up to Aaron to have him taste the applesauce first] You think I'm trying to poison your baby daughter? I'm tied up and you've already expressed the willingness to stab me in the head. How would cruelly killing your daughter in front of you in any way help the situation?
Rick Grimes: Maybe she doesn't die. Maybe she just gets sick. Maybe you're the only one that can help her and I just lose.
Aaron: I am the only one who can help her because I have some applesauce and we all win.
Aaron: [Rick holds the applesauce back up to Aaron's mouth as he finally commits to eating it] I hate applesauce. My mom made me used to eat foods I didn't like to make me more manly. Salmon patties, applesauce, and onions. She was a very confused woman who tried her damnedest. I only brought the jar to show you we have apple trees nearby.
[Rick begins to feed Judith the applesauce]


"The Walking Dead: Heads Up (#6.7)" (2015)
[Rick talks to Maggie on the fence wall while Maggie waits for Glenn's signal]
Rick Grimes: When we go out there, it's never easy, it's never simple. It's always a fight. But we've come back from harder things. From further away. Glenn, Daryl, Abraham, and Sasha, they will, too. Maybe we don't wait for them to be back. We should start figuring out how to draw the walkers away. We have some food and water to last us a while and the walls are holding. We can take our time. Really think this through. Do it right. Clear it so they can - They can walk right in.
Maggie Greene: I saw Judith in the house the other day. She's starting to - She's starting to look like Lori.
Rick Grimes: [Rick nods his head] Yeah.
Maggie Greene: It made me happy.
Rick Grimes: [Rick smiles] Me, too.

[Rick and Michonne talk to Morgan about life in this world]
Morgan Jones: [Morgan looks to Rick] Why didn't you kill me, Rick, back in King County? Pulled a knife on you. I stabbed you. So why didn't you kill me? Was it 'cause I saved you after the hospital?
Rick Grimes: 'Cause I knew who you were.
Morgan Jones: Back there I would have killed you as soon as look at you. And I tried. But you, you let me live and then I was there to help Aaron and Daryl. See, if I... if I wasn't there, if they died... maybe those Wolves wouldn't have been able to come back here. I don't know what's right anymore. 'Cause I did want to kill those men. I seen what they did, what they would keep doing. I knew I could end it. But I also know that people can change. 'Cause everyone sitting here has. All life is precious. And that idea - that idea changed me. It brought me back and keeps me living.
Michonne: I just don't think it can be that easy.
Michonne: It's not easy.
Michonne: I wasn't saying...
Morgan Jones: I - I know. And I've thought about letting that idea go. But I don't want to.
Michonne: You may have to. Things aren't as simple as four words. I don't think they ever were.

[Rick sits across from Morgan after questioning him about letting the Wolves go]
Morgan Jones: Do you think I don't belong here?
Rick Grimes: Making it now, do you really think you can do that without getting blood on your hands?
Morgan Jones: I don't know.

[Rick teaches Ron how to fire a pistol as Carl watches from the side]
Rick Grimes: Someone's in front of you, they have a gun.
Carl Grimes: You'll gonna be scared. You will be.
[Ron looks at Carl without saying anything]
Rick Grimes: Your body's gonna tense, you won't have time to think. You're just gonna want to pull the trigger when you get it in front of you.
Rick Grimes: [Rick pulls back the hammer of the gun] But you'll miss, and you'll be dead.
Rick Grimes: [Rick pulls back the hammer again holding the gun up] You have to get it up to your eye.
Carl Grimes: You've got to be strong enough to wait for your moment.
Ron Anderson: [Ron looks at Carl before asking for the pistol from Rick] Can I, uh...
Rick Grimes: [Rick hands over the pistol as Ron clears his throat, aiming] Hey, your finger doesn't touch the trigger until you're ready to shoot.
Rick Grimes: [Ron calmly pulls the trigger as the gun clicks] Keep that one with you. Get a feel of what it's like to carry one around.
Ron Anderson: Can I shoot it? Maybe like down at the walkers.

[Tobin talks to Rick while working on the wall]
Tobin: You know, you scared the hell out of people when we first saw you.
Rick Grimes: I know.
Tobin: You scared the hell out of me. With that beard. The way you looked around like you were seeing things we weren't... hiding around corners. Turns out you were. Things moved slow here. And then things just started moving fast. Too fast. But don't give up on us.


"The Walking Dead: Clear (#3.12)" (2013)
Rick Grimes: We're eating his food now?
Michonne: The mat said "Welcome."

Morgan Jones: Hey, your boy, is he dead?
Rick Grimes: No.
Morgan Jones: No? He will be. See, 'cause people like you, the good people, they always die. And the bad people do, too. But the weak people, the people like me... we have inherited the earth.

Rick Grimes: Do you know who I am? Do you see who I am?
Morgan Jones: People wearing dead people's faces.

Rick Grimes: We found a prison. The fences can keep 'em out.
Morgan Jones: Is that where your wife died? Just go. Don't go back. Don't stop. Just get yourself some more time.
Rick Grimes: Look, I can help you. You can come back with us. You can heal.
Morgan Jones: You're taking a lot of guns, Rick. No, I'm just saying that that all is a lot of guns. Why do you need the guns, Rick? 'Cause if you got something good, that just means that someone wants to take it. And that is what is happening, right?
Rick Grimes: We're gonna win. You can be there. You can help.
Morgan Jones: You will be torn apart by teeth or bullets. You and your boy. Your people, but not me. Because I'm not gonna watch that happen again.

Michonne: You see something? I know you see things. People. I used to talk to my dead boyfriend. It happens.
Rick Grimes: You want to drive?
Michonne: Yeah.
Rick Grimes: Good. I see things.


"The Walking Dead: What Happened and What's Going On (#5.9)" (2015)
[first lines]
Father Gabriel Stokes: [Father Gabriel reads from the Bible at Beth's burial] We look at not what can be seen, but we look at what can not be seen. For what can be seen is temporary... but what cannot be seen is eternal. For we know the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hand, eternal in the heavens.
Noah: She was gonna come with me.
Rick Grimes: How far?
Noah: Outside Richmond, Virginia.
Rick Grimes: It was secure. It has a wall, homes, 20 people. Beth wanted to go with him. She wanted him to get there. It's a long trip, but if it works out, it's the last long trip we have to make.
Glenn Rhee: What if it ain't around anymore?
Rick Grimes: Then we keep going.
Michonne: Then we find a new place.
Mika Samuels: [we see in a flash forward Mika talking] It's better now.

[Rick talks to Glenn about Dawn's last moments, and getting Noah back home like Beth would've wanted]
Rick Grimes: [Rick and the group realize Noah's home didn't survive] You didn't think it would still be here?
Glenn Rhee: Did you?
Rick Grimes: After it happened, right after with Beth in the hospital, I saw that woman Dawn. She didn't mean to do it. I knew it, I saw it. But I wanted to kill her. I remember I just wondered if it even mattered. One way or another. Didn't have a thing to do with Beth. I don't know if I thought it would still be here. But Beth wanted to get him here. She wanted to get him back home. This was for her. And it could have been for us, too.

[Tyreese begins to hallucinate again when he see's Beth playing the guitar]
Beth Greene: [Beth sings to Tyreese] Every man has a right to live / Love is all we have to give / Together we struggle... by our will to survive / And together we fight just to stay alive / Struggling man has got to move / Struggling man no time to lose / I'm a struggling man / And I've got to move on
Beth Greene: [Beth talks to Tyreese] It's okay, Tyreese. You got to know that now.
Bob Stookey: It's okay that you didn't want to be a part of it anymore Ty.
Beth Greene: You don't have to be a part of it.
Martin: See, that's your problem right there.
Tyreese Williams: What's my problem?
Martin: You don't want to be part of it, but part of it is being now. That's what it is. Open your eyes.
Beth Greene: You don't have to. Not if you don't want to.
Mika Samuels: You don't. It's better now.
The Governor: You told me you'd earn your keep. You had no idea what you were talking about, did you? Did you? Your eyes were open, but you didn't want to see. Even though I made you see it. I showed you. Did you adapt? Did you change? No. That you would sit there in front of a woman who killed someone you loved... and you would forgive her.
Bob Stookey: That's all there is.
The Governor: This is all there is. This is it.
Tyreese Williams: I didn't know who I was talking to. I said I would do what I had to, to earn my keep. But I didn't know you. But I know - I know who I am. I know what happened and what's going on. I know. You didn't show me shit. You, you're dead. Everything that you were is dead. And it's - It's not over. I forgave her because... it's not over.
Tyreese Williams: [Tyreese begins crying] It's not over. It's not - It's not over. I didn't turn away. I kept listening to the news so I could do what I could to help. I'm not giving up. You hear? I'm not giving up! People like me - People like me, they can live. Ain't nobody got to die today.
The Governor: You have to pay the bill.
[the Governor pushes Tyreese back to the ground, as Lizzie quietly moves up next to Tyreese with a smile, holding up Tyreese's arm]
The Governor: [when Tyreese suddenly wakes up out of a hallucination, seeing Rick holding up his arm]
Rick Grimes: You hold him!
Glenn Rhee: I got it! Go!
Rick Grimes: One hit! Clean! Go!
[Michonne takes a swing with her samurai sword to Tyreese's arm]


"The Walking Dead: Four Walls and a Roof (#5.3)" (2014)
[Bob wants to talk to Rick for the last time, Rick stands alone with Bob holding Judith in his arm]
Bob Stookey: I just want to say thank you.
Rick Grimes: For what?
Bob Stookey: Before the prison, I didn't know if there were any good people left. I didn't know if anybody was left. You took me in. Because you took people in. It was you, Man. What I said yesterday, I ain't revising it. Even in light, of current events. Nightmares end. They shouldn't end who are you. And that is just this dead man's opinion.
Rick Grimes: I'll take it.
[Bob smiles when he see's Judith]
Bob Stookey: Just look at her, and tell me the world isn't gonna change.

[Rick questions Gabriel about his sins at the Church]
Rick Grimes: [Rick quotes the writing scratched into the outside wall of the Church] You'll burn for this. That was for you. Why?
Rick Grimes: [Rick grabs Gabriel by the shirt and screams at him] What are you going to burn for Gabriel? What? What did you do? What did you do?
Father Gabriel Stokes: I lock the doors at night. I always lock the doors at night. I always lock the doors at night. They started coming, my congregation. Atlanta was bombed the night before and they were scared. They were looking for a safe place a place where they felt safe. And it was so early, so early. The doors were still locked. You see... it was my choice. There were so many of them and they were trying to pry the shutters and banging on the sidings, screaming at me. So the dead came for them. Women... children.
Father Gabriel Stokes: [Father Gabriel begins to cry] Entire families calling my name as they were torn apart, begging me for mercy. Begging me for mercy. Damning me to hell. I buried their bones. I buried it all. The Lord sent you here to finally punish me. I'm damned. I was damned before. I always lock the doors. I always lock the doors.

[Rick and his group with their weapons drawn confronts Gareth and his group inside the Church]
Rick Grimes: [Rick shoots Gareth in the leg with a silenced rifle] Put your guns on the floor and kneel.
Gareth: [Gareth bleeds out and quickly kneels down] Do what he says.
Gareth: [the group listens to Gareth except for Martin] Martin, there's no choice here.
Martin: Yeah there is.
Sgt. Abraham Ford: [Abraham walks up to Martin with a rifle] Want to bet?
Gareth: No point in begging, right?
Rick Grimes: No.
Gareth: Still, you could have killed us when you came in. There had to be a reason for that.
Rick Grimes: We didn't want to waste the bullets.
Gareth: We used to help people. We saved people. Things changed. They came in and - After that... I know that you've been out there, I can see it. You don't know what it is to be hungry. You don't have to do this. We can walk away. And we will never cross paths again. I promise you.
Rick Grimes: But you'll cross someone's path. You'd do this to anyone, right? Besides, I already made you a promise.
[Rick pulls out the machete he promised to kill Gareth with and swings down repeatedly as Rick's group attacks Gareth's group]


"The Walking Dead: Spend (#5.14)" (2015)
[Rick talks to Jessie about catching the person who broke her Owl art piece]
Rick Grimes: You ever heard about the Broken Window Theory?
[Jessie shakes her head no]
Rick Grimes: It boils down to this - You keep the windows intact, you keep society intact.
Jessie Anderson: This was an owl, Rick.
Rick Grimes: Yeah. Yeah. I got to do something today.

[last lines]
Deanna Monroe: Gabriel, what is it?
Father Gabriel Stokes: I need to speak with you.
Deanna Monroe: Come - Come in.
Father Gabriel Stokes: Privately.
Deanna Monroe: All, right.
Father Gabriel Stokes: Satan... he disguises himself as the angel of light. I'm afraid that false light is here, inside these walls. This community, you say it's not a paradise, but it is. I'm grateful to be here. I am. But you made a mistake letting in the others.
Deanna Monroe: How so?
Father Gabriel Stokes: [Maggie listens from around the corner hallway to Gabriel talk about Rick and her group] Rick... his group... they're not good people. They've done things. They've done unspeakable things.
Carol Peletier: [the scene cuts to Carol talking to Rick] Pete's hitting Jessie. Maybe Sam, too.
Deanna Monroe: [the scene cuts back to Deanna and Gabriel] To make it out there as long as he did. They must've done things, Rick said as much. They survived. That's what makes them assets.
Father Gabriel Stokes: You're wrong. They can't be trusted. They're dangerous. You may believe that they did, what they had to do, that they were afraid and so they - The day will come... when they'll put their own lives before yours and everyone else's and they will destroy everything you have here. Everything you're working so hard to build.
Rick Grimes: You know this how? Sam tell you?
Carol Peletier: He didn't have to.
Father Gabriel Stokes: Why are you just now coming to me with this?
Father Gabriel Stokes: He disguises himself as an angel of light. His servants are the false apostles of righteousness. They don't deserve this. They don't deserve paradise.
Deanna Monroe: Thank you, Gabriel. I have a lot to think about.
Father Gabriel Stokes: I - I only wish I'd come to you sooner. That I just - I hope it isn't too late.
Carol Peletier: Rick. I know how this is gonna go with Pete. There's only one way it can go. You're gonna have to kill him.

[Rick answers his front door as a somewhat intoxicated Pete walks in to talk]
Pete Anderson: You know... I'm sure it looks like we haven't lost much, but we have. We've lost things. Other things we're just fighting like hell to hold on to. Everything you people have been through, I don't know if you see that.
Rick Grimes: We do.
Pete Anderson: [Pete takes a drink from the alcohol bottle he's holding] Bring your kids in for a checkup. I know I offered you one but they really should come in. They were out there a while, right?
Rick Grimes: Yeah. Thanks, Pete.
Pete Anderson: Let's be friends, man. We kind of have to be, right?
Rick Grimes: Yeah, we do.
Pete Anderson: So we will. I'll see you, Rick.
[Pete taps Rick on the shoulder before walking out of his house]


"The Walking Dead: Thank You (#6.3)" (2015)
[first lines]
[Rick and the group have to retreat into the woods, away from the herd that heads towards Alexandria]
Glenn Rhee: [Glenn stops beside Rick] Try again.
Rick Grimes: [Rick talks into the walkie-talkie] Tobin, it's not stopping. Light it up, you hear me? Tobin!
Michonne: [a single walker snarls coming at Rick] Michonne.
Michonne: [Michonne runs alongside Rick] Got it.
Sturgess: Shit! Shit! It was half. Jesus, it was more than half.
Annie: We gotta stay ahead of them. They walk, we run.

[Rick talks alone with Glenn and Michonne about the plan to get back to Alexandria]
Rick Grimes: Glenn, Michonne. If something's in front of you, you kill it. No hiding, no waiting. You keep going.
Glenn Rhee: I'm going with you, you can't do this on your own.
Rick Grimes: Glenn, I can do this.
Michonne: [to Glenn] You need to help me. We've got to get these people back.
Rick Grimes: Yeah. Thing is, they aren't all gonna make it.
Michonne: Rick.
Rick Grimes: You try to save them, you try, but if they can't keep up, you keep going. You have to. You make sure you get back.

[last lines]
Rick Grimes: [Rick talks to the group over the walkie-talkie while sitting in the RV] There's gunfire coming from back home. We gotta sit with it and hope they can handle it. I think they can. They have to. We keep going forward for them. Can't turn back 'cause we're afraid.
Sgt. Abraham Ford: [Abraham replies to Rick for both him and Sasha] We ain't afraid.
Rick Grimes: This is for them. Going back now before it's done, that'd be for us. The herd has to almost be here.
[Rick is suddenly attacked by the wolves who fire a pistol on him]
Daryl Dixon: [Daryl hears the gunfire over the walkie-talkie] Rick? Rick?
Daryl Dixon: [Daryl pulls over his bike to use the walkie-talkie again] Rick? Rick?


"The Walking Dead: Too Far Gone (#4.8)" (2013)
The Governor: Rick! Come down here. We need to talk.
Rick Grimes: It's not up to me. There's a council now. They run this place.
The Governor: Is Hershel on the council? What about Michonne? She on the council, too?
Rick Grimes: I don't make decisions anymore.
The Governor: You're making the decisions today, Rick. Come down here. Let's have that talk.

Rick Grimes: [points to Tara] You. You in the ponytails. Is this what you want? Is this what any one of you want?
Mitch Dolgen: What we want is what you got. Period. Time for you to leave, asshole.
Rick Grimes: Look, I've fought him before. And after, we took in his old friends. They've become leaders in what we have here. Now you put down your weapons, walk through those gates... you're one of us. We let go of all of it, and nobody dies. Everyone who's alive right now. Everyone's who's made it this far. We've all done the worst kinds of things just to stay alive. But we can still come back. We're not too far gone. We get to come back. I know... we all can change.
The Governor: Liar.

Rick Grimes: Don't look back, Carl. Just keep walking.


"The Walking Dead: When the Dead Come Knocking (#3.7)" (2012)
[Rick questions Michonne about who took Maggie and Glenn]
Rick Grimes: We can tend to that wound for you, give you a little food and water, and then send you on your way. But you're gonna have to tell us how you found us and why you were carrying formula.
Michonne: The supplies were dropped by a young Asian guy with a pretty girl.
Rick Grimes: What happened?
Hershel Greene: Were they attacked?
Michonne: They were taken.
Rick Grimes: Taken? By who?
Michonne: [about the Governor] By the same son of a bitch who shot me.

[Carl tells Rick that Daryl's been calling his sister Ass-Kicker]
Carl Grimes: Daryl's been calling her Ass-Kicker.
Rick Grimes: [Rick smiles] Ass-Kicker?
Rick Grimes: [Rick scoffs] Has he, now?

[Rick thanks Daryl for being their for his newborn baby Judith]
Rick Grimes: You know, what you did for me, for my baby, while I was... working things out... thank you.
Daryl Dixon: It's what we do.


"The Walking Dead: Them (#5.10)" (2015)
[the group holes up in the barn for the night with a fire going, when Rick looks at Carl sleeping]
Carol Peletier: He's gonna be okay. He bounces back more than any of us do.
Rick Grimes: I used to feel sorry for kids that have to grow up now. In this. But I think I got it wrong. Growing up is getting used to the world. This is easier for them.
Michonne: This isn't the world. This isn't it.
Glenn Rhee: It might be. It might.
Michonne: That's giving up.
Glenn Rhee: It's reality.
Rick Grimes: Until we see otherwise, this is what we have to live with.
[there's a long pause as the storm thunders over them]
Rick Grimes: When I was a kid... I asked my grandpa once if he ever killed any Germans in the war. He wouldn't answer. He said that was grown-up stuff. So... so I asked if the Germans ever tried to kill him. But he got real quiet. He said he was dead the minute he stepped in to enemy territory. Every day he woke up and told himself, rest in peace. Now get up and go to war. And then after a few years of pretending he was dead... he made it out alive. That's the trick of it, I think. We do what we need to do and then, we get to live. But no matter what we find in DC, I know we'll be okay. Because this is how we survive. We tell ourselves... that we are the walking dead.
Daryl Dixon: We ain't them.
Rick Grimes: We're not them. Hey. We're not.
Daryl Dixon: We ain't them.
[Daryl walks off from the group around the fire]

[Rick devises a plan to push the coming walkers off the road beside an overpass to save him and his group energy]
Michonne: [the walkers get closer as Rick and Abraham begin pushing them down the hillside, when Sasha starts to break the line] Sasha.
Rick Grimes: Stay in line. Flank her. Keep it controlled.
Sgt. Abraham Ford: [Abraham pulls out his knife] Plan just got dicked.

[Rick and his group find a group of bottled waters sitting in the middle of the road, with a sign that reads: From A Friend]
Tara Chambler: What else are we gonna do?
Rick Grimes: Not this. We don't know who left it.
Dr. Eugene Porter: If that's a trap, we already happen to be in it. But I for one, would like to think it is indeed from a friend.
Carol Peletier: What if it isn't. They put something in it?
Rosita Espinosa: [Eugene quickly leans down to grab for a bottled water] Eugene!
Tara Chambler: What are you doing, man?
Dr. Eugene Porter: Quality assurance.
Rick Grimes: [Abraham runs up and slaps the bottled water out of Eugene's hand] We can't.
[the group pauses as the clouds start to thunder, rain slowly sprinkles down, it quickly begins to fall all around them as the group laughs and smiles with such luck]
Father Gabriel Stokes: [Father Gabriel holds his hands up to the sky] I'm sorry, my Lord.


"The Walking Dead: Coda (#5.8)" (2014)
[first lines]
Rick Grimes: [Rick chases down Officer Lamson with a police car, talking to him on the police speaker] Stop. Stop right now. Stop. I won't ask again.
Sgt. Bob Lamson: [Rick revs up the police car engine at Lamson] Oh, shit!
[Rick runs down Officer Lamson from behind and gets out of the vehicle]
Sgt. Bob Lamson: [Officer Lamson pants in pain] Son of a bitch. You son of a bitch. Help me. Son of a bitch. Help me. You crazy - You crazy son of a bitch. I think - I think you broke my back.
Rick Grimes: [Rick kneels over Lamson who's quickly bleeding out] It didn't have to be like this. You just had to stop.
Sgt. Bob Lamson: I couldn't. I don't know you. But I think - I think I'm getting the idea.
Rick Grimes: You just had to stop.
Sgt. Bob Lamson: Take me back. Take me back to the hospital. I did it for your friend.
Rick Grimes: Not after this, no. You can't go back, Bob.
Sgt. Bob Lamson: I was gonna iron it over. She's under it. And you've been out here too long.
Sgt. Bob Lamson: [Rick pulls out his gun] You'll die. You'll all...
Rick Grimes: [Rick pulls the trigger] Shut up.

[Officer Dawn stops the trade from being completed with her and Rick having both of their hands on their guns]
Officer Dawn Lerner: [Dawn shouts out to Rick's back from down the hallway] Now I just need Noah. And then you can leave.
Rick Grimes: That wasn't part of the deal.
Officer Dawn Lerner: Noah was my ward. Beth took his place and I'm losing her so I need him back.
Officer Shepherd: Ma'am, please, it's not...
Officer Dawn Lerner: [Dawn quickly snaps back at her fellow officer] Shut up!
Officer Dawn Lerner: My officers put their lives on the line for him. One of them died.
Daryl Dixon: [Daryl walks over to Dawn] No, he ain't staying.
Officer Dawn Lerner: He's one of mine. You have no claim on him.
Rick Grimes: The boy wants to go home, so you have no claim on him.
Officer Dawn Lerner: Well, then we don't have a deal.
Rick Grimes: The deal is done.
Noah: It's okay.
Rick Grimes: No, no.
Noah: [Noah begins to walk back to Dawn's group] I got to do it.
Beth Greene: It's not okay.
Officer Dawn Lerner: It's settled.
Beth Greene: [Beth runs up to give Noah a hug] Wait!
Noah: [Noah gives Beth a shoulder hug back] It's okay.
Officer Dawn Lerner: [Dawn looks over to Noah and whispers] I knew you'd be back.
Beth Greene: [Beth looks over to Dawn and begins walking over to Dawn with tears in her eyes whispering back] I get it now.
[Beth stabs Dawn in the chest with a pair of scissors when Dawn almost immediately pulls the trigger to her gun at Beth's head]
Beth Greene: [Dawn tries to shout that it was an accident when Rick shoots her in the head]

[last lines]
Officer Shepherd: [Officer Shepherd screams out with her group drawing weapons out from behind her] No! Hold your fire! It's over. It was just about her. Stand down.
[Daryl and Rick begin to cry with tears rolling down]
Officer Shepherd: You can stay.
Dr. Steven Edwards: We're surviving here. It's better here than out there.
Rick Grimes: No. And I'm taking anybody back there who wants to leave. If you want to come with us... just step forward now.
[Noah is the only one to step forward as Daryl carries Beth's body out of the hospital]


"The Walking Dead: No Sanctuary (#5.1)" (2014)
[Rick and the group discuss amongst themselves while preparing to escape the train car]
Sgt. Abraham Ford: They seemed nice enough, but I was ready to go.
[Abraham chuckles]
Sgt. Abraham Ford: We just got here, but, damn, it was time to go. When I told them about DC, a wink and a nod from the head asshole in charge they pulled their guns and it was right back to our regularly scheduled shit storm.
Sasha Williams: Before they put you in here, you didn't see Tyreese?
Michonne: No.
Sasha Williams: Good.
Daryl Dixon: Black car with a white cross painted on it. I tried to follow it. I tried.
Carol Peletier: So she's alive?
Daryl Dixon: She's alive.
Terminan: [the group hears the Terminus men chatting outside the train car] Everybody shut up. Shut up!
Daryl Dixon: All right, got four of them pricks coming this way.
Rick Grimes: Y'all know what to do. Go for their eyes first. Then their throats.
Terminan: Put your backs to the walls on either end of the car now!
[the top of the train car unexpectedly opens when a gas can falls in]
Sgt. Abraham Ford: [screams] Move!
[the can explodes]

[Gareth talks to Rick before the Terminus men slit open his throat]
Gareth: We saw you go into the woods with a bag and come out without it. Had to pull my spotters back before we could go look for it. What was in it? You hid it, right? In case things went bad? Smart. Still, we'll find it. But it's too dangerous to go out there right now.
[pulls Bob forward with a knife aiming to his eye]
Gareth: What was in it? I'm curious. And it was a big bag.
[pause]
Gareth: You really gonna let me do this?
Rick Grimes: Let me take you out there. I'll show you.
Gareth: Not gonna happen, but this might.
[brings the knife closer to Bob's eye]
Rick Grimes: There's guns in it. AK-47... 44 Magnum. Automatic weapons. Nightscope. There's a compound bow and a machete with a red handle. That's what I'm gonna use to kill you.
[Gareth chuckles before putting the rag back over Rick's mouth]
Gareth: Thanks.

[while in Terminus looking for survivors, Rick opens a storage container with a crazed man inside]
Crazed Man: [the crazed man with writing over his head comes running out of the container at Rick talking hysterically] We're the same! We're them!
Rick Grimes: [Rick shoves the crazed man off of him] Back off!
Crazed Man: We're the same!
[the crazed man chuckles at Rick before being attacked by a walker]


"The Walking Dead: Start to Finish (#6.8)" (2015)
[first lines]
Rick Grimes: [Rick runs from the walkers entering into the community, screaming] Everyone, get back! Get into your houses, go!
[Rick fires his pistol into the crowd of pouring-in walkers]

[Rick talks to Deanna for the last time]
Deanna Monroe: Rick. I, uh... I wrote something... for Spencer, for Maggie.
Rick Grimes: I'll make sure they get them.
Deanna Monroe: Will you look out for him?
Rick Grimes: I will.
Deanna Monroe: Will you look out for him like you look out for your people? Guess what. They're all your people, Rick. They are.
Rick Grimes: We haven't had a chance to make it that.
Deanna Monroe: But that's how it is. I didn't run over to help you there because I like you... or because I think you're a good man, a good father... or that you can grow one hell of a beard. I ran over to help because you are one of us. That's the right answer.


"The Walking Dead: No Way Out (#6.9)" (2016)
[last lines]
Rick Grimes: [Rick leans over Carl's bed and talks to him while holding his hand] I was wrong. I thought after living behind these walls for so long that... maybe they couldn't learn. But today... I saw what they could do, what 'we' could do, if we work together. We'll rebuild the walls. We'll expand the walls. There will be more. There's gotta be more. Everything Deanna was talking about... is possible. It's all possible. I see that now.
Rick Grimes: [Rick voice starts to crack for what he saw that night] When I was out there... with them... when it was over... when I knew we had this place again... I had this feeling. It took me a while to remember what it was... because I haven't felt it since before I woke up in that hospital bed.
Rick Grimes: [Rick begins to cry, holding onto Carl's head] I want to show you the new world, Carl. I want to make it a reality for you. Please, Carl... let me show you.
[Carl tightens his hand to his dad]

[Ron pulls the trigger of his pistol before falling to the ground, as Carl turns around]
Carl Grimes: [Carl looks at his dad with a hole to his eye] Dad?
Rick Grimes: [Rick gasps] Carl.
Rick Grimes: [Carl falls to the ground as Rick carries him off the ground, following Michonne's sword slashing] No!


"The Walking Dead: The Day Will Come When You Won't Be (#7.1)" (2016)
Rick Grimes: [Weakly] I'm gonna kill you.
Negan: What? I didn't quite catch that, you're gonna have to speak up.
Rick Grimes: Not today, not tomorrow, but I'm gonna kill you.

Rick Grimes: Please, please, please don't. Please don't.
Negan: Me? Heh, heh. I ain't doin' shit.


"The Walking Dead: Conquer (#5.16)" (2015)
Rick Grimes: [to community] The ones out there, the living and the dead, they'll try to get in here. 'Cause we're in here. They'll hunt us, they'll find us, they'll try to use us, they'll kill us. But we'll kill them. We'll survive. I'll show you how.
Rick Grimes: You know, I was thinking, how many of you do I have to kill to save your lives? But I'm not going to do that. You're going to change.

Rick Grimes: I don't want to lie anymore.
Carol Peletier: You said you don't want to take this place, and you don't want to lie? Oh sunshine, you don't get both.


"The Walking Dead: The Suicide King (#3.9)" (2013)
Daryl Dixon: He helped us get out of there.
Rick Grimes: Yeah, right after he beat the shit out of you.
Merle Dixon: Hey, we both took our licks, man.
Daryl Dixon: Jackass.

Rick Grimes: [to Michonne] Hey, do you know Andrea?
Merle Dixon: Yep, she does. Her and blondie spent all winter cuddling up in the forest. Mm-mmm-mmm. Yeah. My Nubian queen here had two pet walkers. No arms, cut off the jaws, kept them in chains. Kind of ironic now that I think about it.


"The Walking Dead: After (#4.9)" (2014)
Carl Grimes: I tied the door shut.
Rick Grimes: We don't need to take any chances.
Carl Grimes: You don't think it'll hold?
Rick Grimes: Carl.
Carl Grimes: It's a strong knot. Clove hitch. Shane taught me. Remember him?
Rick Grimes: Yeah, I remember him. I remember him every day.

Rick Grimes: [Rick talking to Carl after abandoning the prison] I know... we'll never get things back to the way they used to be. I would've clung to that for you, for Judith, but now she's gone. And you... you're a man now, Carl.


"The Walking Dead: Service (#7.4)" (2016)
Rick Grimes: I'm not in charge anymore. Negan is.

Negan: [stands in front of the locked gate] Do not make me have to ask.
Rick Grimes: [opens gate] You said a week. You're early.
Negan: I missed ya.
[grins]


"The Walking Dead: Us (#4.15)" (2014)
[Rick sees Michonne and Carl playing a game of who falls off the train tracks first is the loser]
Rick Grimes: What are you doing?
Carl Grimes: Winning a bet.
Michonne: In your dreams.
Carl Grimes: I'm still on.
Michonne: [Michonne laughs] You spoke too soon, wise guy.
Rick Grimes: This might go on a while. Maybe we can speed this up.
Michonne: Yeah, you're right. Shouldn't be fooling around. We should probably...
Michonne: [Michonne screams] Carl!
[as Michonne loses her step off the tracks]


"The Walking Dead: The Same Boat (#6.13)" (2016)
[last lines]
Rick Grimes: [Rick questions Primo one final time] Was Negan in that building last night, or was he here?
Primo: Both. I'm Negan, shithead. Now, there's a whole world of fun we can talk about, so let's have a chat.
Rick Grimes: I'm sorry it had to come to this.
[Rick pulls his Colt Python out and shoots Primo in the head]


"The Walking Dead: Twice as Far (#6.14)" (2016)
[first lines]
Rick Grimes: [Rick questions Morgan about the jail cell he creates] Morgan? Wh - Why?
Morgan Jones: It'll give you some choices next time.


"The Walking Dead: Home (#3.10)" (2013)
Hershel Greene: You know I wouldn't have hobbled all the way down here if it wasn't important. Are you coming back soon? Glenn's on a warpath. Smart as he is, he can't fill your boots. I'm afraid he's reckless. We need you now more than ever.
Rick Grimes: Well, If you're so worried about him, you lead.
Hershel Greene: What are you doing out here?
Rick Grimes: I've- I've been- I've got... stuff out here. Stuff.


"The Walking Dead: Internment (#4.5)" (2013)
[Carl tells Rick that he can't keep him from getting sick]
Rick Grimes: I need you to stay here.
Carl Grimes: I will. But, Dad, you can't keep me from it.
Rick Grimes: From what?
Carl Grimes: From what always happens.
Rick Grimes: Yeah. Maybe. But I think it's my job to try.


"The Walking Dead: This Sorrowful Life (#3.15)" (2013)
Rick Grimes: What I said last year, that first night after the farm... it can't be like that. It can't. What we do, what we're willing to do, who we are - it's not my call. It can't be. I couldn't sacrifice one of us for the greater good because... because we *are* the greater good. *We're* the reason we're still here, not me. This is life and death. How you live, how you die - it isn't up to me. I'm not your governor. We choose to go. We choose to stay. We stick together.


"The Walking Dead: Made to Suffer (#3.8)" (2012)
Glenn Rhee: Daryl, this was Merle. It was. He did this.
Rick Grimes: You saw him?
Glenn Rhee: Face to face. Threw a walker at me. He was gonna execute us.
Daryl Dixon: S-So my brother's this governor?
Maggie Greene: No, it's somebody else. Your brother is his lieutenant or something.
Daryl Dixon: Does he know I'm still with you?
Glenn Rhee: He does now. Rick, I'm sorry. We told him where the prison was. We couldn't hold out.
Rick Grimes: Don't. No need to apologize.


"The Walking Dead: Arrow on the Doorpost (#3.13)" (2013)
The Governor: I thought you were a cop, not a lawyer.
Rick Grimes: Either way, I don't pretend to be a governor.
The Governor: I told you, I'm their leader.
Rick Grimes: You're the town drunk who knocked over my fence and ripped up my yard, nothing more.
The Governor: Didn't you ever misjudge someone? Hmm? Andrea told me about your baby. That it might be your partner's. But you're caring for her and I admire that. Restitution for your own lack of insight. For failing to see the devil beside you.
Rick Grimes: Oh, I see him, all right.