The Walking Dead: Season 1, Episode 2

Guts (7 Nov. 2010)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Drama, Horror
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.6/10 from 6,804 users  
Reviews: 13 user | 29 critic

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



(developed by), (based on the series of graphic novels by), 3 more credits »
0Check in

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Video


10 Best Action Heroes

We consulted IMDb's Highest-Rated Action-Family Films to came up with 10 scene-stealing action figures your kids can relate to, look up to, and be inspired by.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 35 titles
created 28 Apr 2013
a list of 40 titles
created 18 Jun 2013
a list of 37 titles
created 11 Aug 2013
a list of 43 titles
created 12 Nov 2013
a list of 24 titles
created 8 months ago

Related Items

Search for "Guts" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Guts (07 Nov 2010)

Guts (07 Nov 2010) on IMDb 8.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Walking Dead.
« Previous Episode | 2 of 83 Episodes | Next Episode »





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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Drama | Horror


TV-14 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:



Official Sites:




Release Date:

7 November 2010 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See  »

Did You Know?


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 »


In the woods, when Lori is lying on the ground and takes off her blouse, her locket and Rick's wedding ring are on a necklace that is clearly long enough to be stuck under the under the underwire of her bra. In the next shot, the chain is considerably shorter and the locket is resting above the V between her bra cups. 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.
See more »


References Resident Evil (2002) See more »


I'm A Man
Written by Bo Diddley
Published by Jewel Music Publishing LTD/ARC Music Group
Performed by Black Strobe
2007 Playloudrecordings
Licensed courtesy of Playloudrecordings / Beggars Group
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

One Left Behind
8 October 2011 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Rick is guided by Glenn that rescues him. They head to a department store where they meet a group of survivors that has come to Atlanta to seek supplies. They advise that Rick brought the attention of the geeks (zombies) and now they are trapped inside the building under siege of many walkers that are trying to break in the department store.

They stay on the roof and the violent racist Merle Dixon wastes ammunition and hits the survivor T-Dog. Rick controls the situation and handcuffs Merle on the support of a piping. Rick learns that the zombies are attracted by sound and the human smell, so he tears the walker into pieces and uses his guts to cover the overcoat and gloves that Glenn and he are wearing. They deceive the zombies and get a truck to bring the survivors back to their camp. But Merle Dixon is left behind.

"Guts" is another engaging episode of "The walking Dead". The redneck and racist Merle Dixon is a despicable character, but I felt sorry for him in the end of the show when he is left behind. Like in the pilot, the plot is very well constructed through a good story, great performances and stunning special effects. The romance between Rick's best friend and his wife will certainly bring serious consequences when Rick meets Lori in the camp. My vote is nine.

Title (Brazil): "Guts" (1.2)

10 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
To all the gunphobics out there.... skjoseph
So... Will Glenn die? superbaseboll
Is Daryl asexual? skjoseph
If Shane was still with us. GoldenShellback
Lori's Death ??? cindyluvsebay
The pilot episode ... jamesdean-13
Discuss Guts (2010) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page