The Walking Dead: Season 1, Episode 2

Guts (7 Nov. 2010)

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Rick finds himself trapped with a group of survivors inside a department store that is surrounded by walkers.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Morales (as Juan Pareja)
Jacqui (as Jeryl Prescott Sales)


Rescued from his precarious situation, Rick meets a band of scavengers who have made their way to Atlanta to get supplies for their larger group that lives in a makeshift camp just outside the city. They're trapped in a department store with hundreds of zombies trying to break down the door to at them. Tensions are high and Rick ends up handcuffing one of them, a redneck named Merle Dixon, to keep him from killing someone. They try to escape through the sewers without success and Rick comes up with a clever scheme to draw the zombies away from their location. They have to leave one man behind however. Written by garykmcd

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During filming of this episode, when Merle Dixon (Michael Rooker) is shooting from the rooftop of the department store, The S.W.A.T. squad of Atlanta were called because people thought he was a sniper. But everything was fine when they were told they were filming. See more »


When Morales is handed the axe and begins chopping the body, his face guard falls off on the first chop. It is then on again in the next scene and falls off again on the second chop. Then is on again in the next scene. See more »


T-Dog: [into walkie-talkie] Anybody out there? Hello? Anybody read? I'm hoping to hear somebody's voice 'cause I'm sick and tired of hearing mine.
Merle Dixon: Yeah, well, that makes two of us. Why don't you knock that crap off? You're giving me a headache, boy.
T-Dog: Why don't you pull your head out of your ass? Maybe your headache will go away. Try some positivity for a change. Damn.
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Rooker Shines In A Solid Second Episode.
18 October 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Deputy Sheriff Rick Grimes is saved from his predicament at the end of the first episode by a young man called Glenn.

From here we are introduced to a lot more characters T-Dog, Andrea, Morales, Jaqui and the troublesome hot headed Merle Dixon.

We also spend some time a camp where Ricks wife Lori and son Carl are staying with his former partner Shane, an older gentleman called Dale, Andrea's sister Amy and a guy called Jim.

Lincoln was again excellent as Rick and Steven Yeun was really good as Glenn who unselfishly helped out Rick at the start of the episode. Michael Rooker was a stand out performance as Merle Dixon though.

A solid second episode.

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