The Walking Dead: Season 1, Episode 5

Wildfire (28 Nov. 2010)

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After the attack on the camp, Rick leads the survivors to the C.D.C., in the hope that they can cure an infected Jim.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Morales (as Juan Pareja)
Jacqui (as Jeryl Prescott Sales)
Theodore 'T-Dog' Douglas (as Irone Singleton)


Rick tries to make contact with Morgan to tell him his location. Back at camp, after the fight with the zombies, Jim has been bitten and is slowly beginning to change; Andrea mourns over Amy's death; and Shane blames it all on Rick for leaving. Now that camp isn't safe anymore, Rick decides that it's time for them all to move out. He plans to take them to the C.D.C., a military base, to find a cure for Jim and, hopefully, more survivors. Written by Chris Green

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After it has been discovered that Jim has been bitten, he is placed in Dale's camper with a fever. Behind him while he suffers, an American flag hangs upside down as a curtain. A flag flying upside down is a universal signal for distress. See more »


The tanks seen outside the CDC are Chieftain Mk.10s, a British MBT (Main Battle Tank) designation FV 4201, manufactured by Leyland and used by the British Army between 1966 and 1995; they are all painted tan and feature the inverted black "V" used to identify Coalition troops during the First Gulf War. This make of tank was never in service with the US armed forces and as such it would be highly unlikely to see any abandoned in Atlanta as depicted.

However, mocked-up Chieftains are often used to depict the US M1 Abrams MBT, as the US Department of Defense doesn't allow their own tanks to be used in filming. See more »


[first lines]
Rick Grimes: [into 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 ...
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Burying the Relatives and Friends
9 October 2011 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

The survivors bury their relatives and friends after the attack of zombies and Andrea grieves her younger sister Amy. The camp is no longer safe and when the campers find that Jim has been bitten by a walker, Rick convinces them to move to the C.D.C. facility to seek protection and the cure for Jim. But when they reach the military installation, they find the truth about the location.

"Wildfire" is the weakest episode of "The Walking Dead" so far. The dramatic story has fez action and is focused basically in Andrea, Jim and the C.D.C. scientist performed by Noah Emmerich. Let's wait for a better sequence. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Wildfire" (1.5)

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