The Walking Dead (2010– )
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Beside the Dying Fire 

As the farm is overrun by walkers, the group fights to escape.


(as Ernest Dickerson)


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Episode complete credited cast:
Shane Walsh (credit only)
Dale Horvath (credit only)


Rick and Carl return to the farm but quickly realize that that they are being followed by by a large group of walkers. Mayhem ensues as the humans try to save the farm but they are eventually forced to flee realizing that the it is lost. Several of them do not survive the onslaught and others are separated into small groups. Some are reunited but fed up with the constant bickering and complaints about his leadership, Rick lets it be known that people will now do as they are told. Andrea meanwhile, on her own and separated from the others, is rescued by a hooded stranger. Written by garykmcd

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18 March 2012 (USA)  »

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The zombies' breath was CGI'd out of final cut. According to Jenner at the CDC, the brain stem is active - the brain stem contains cranial nerves that control autonomic functions like heart rate and respiration. Zombies can produce noises with their vocal folds, which requires some sort of steady airflow coming from the lungs. However, their bodies are the same temperature as the ambient temperature so their breath should not be visible. See more »


When Rick, Carl and Hershel wait for the lone Walker to pass after escaping the farm, there is no rear window in their car. But, after regrouping with the other survivors, there is a rear window. See more »


[first lines]
Andrea: [Andrea and the group wait at the farm house for Rick] I'm going after them.
Lori Grimes: Don't, they could be anywhere. And if Randall comes back, we're gonna need you here.
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Superb Season Finale
25 October 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

What a season finale for the second season of AMC's "The Walking Dead"

Plot In A Paragraph: The farm comes under attack from a group of walkers attracted by the sound of Carl firing his gun at the end of the last episode.

In an a superb action packed episode, we get to see how the walkers made their way to the farm from the City, initially they were following a helicopter (the same one Rick was following in the very first episode) we also got to see some of the group bite the dust. In fairness they didn't have many scenes or much dialogue, so they won't be missed much.

For the first time in a while Andrea didn't annoy me, she had me rooting for her, as she started taking out walkers defending the farm. Whilst Hershel unleashed his inner bad ass, that few suspected was hidden there. I feel a lot of sympathy for Hershel he did the right thing helping the group, and now because of them and their actions, he has lost his home.

Whilst I started to like Andrea, I wanted them to offer Sarah Wayne Callies as Lori up for Walker bait. That is one annoying woman whose behaviour is a total liability.

Overall the second season has been a bit of a slow burner. But it remained compelling viewing throughout. Some of my favourite scenes included the bonding of Daryl and Carol over the search for Sophia. And whilst some cast members will be missed, Scott Wilson is a very good addition to the cast as Hershal, as is Lauren Cohen and Emily Kinney as his daughters Maggie and Beth.

Bring on season 3.

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