The Walking Dead (2010– )
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Beside the Dying Fire 

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

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(as Ernest Dickerson)

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(developed by), (series of graphic novels) | 4 more credits »
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Storyline

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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Drama | Horror | Thriller

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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18 March 2012 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Though this episode marks the first appearance of Michonne, actress Danai Gurira does not portray her in this episode. Michonne had not been cast yet which is why we never see her face. Her face is covered by a shadow from her hoodie. Her casting was announced on Talking Dead which aired right after the season 2 finale. See more »

Goofs

When everyone leaves the farm, they flee in different directions as fast as their vehicles can carry them. They drive most of the night like this, each eventually decides to turn back then all of them end up back at the same place--the traffic snarl--at the same time the next day. See more »

Quotes

[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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Featured in The Walking Dead: The Journey So Far (2016) See more »

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The Walking Dead Main Title
Written by Bear McCreary
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The world has 198 countries... The US is only ONE of them
21 March 2012 | by (Buenos Aires, Argentina) – See all my reviews

Why this strange summary? You'll find out later.

Last episode of Season 2, grand finale. Zombie apocalypse for the farm (its owner, that huge actor named Scott Wilson owns also the better and most solid acting work of the whole series, along Jeffrey DeMunn) and turning point for the characters' fate and the plot itself.

Very well directed, better written than other episodes of this season, and with a pretty trustworthy cast (along the two miracles noted above), this one represents a good finale. And, with an enigmatic new character presented in the end, we'll wait until October or so to know what's next.

Sadly, Frank Darabont never directed another episode but the Season 1 pilot. Pity, we want more of him, one of the finest movie directors alive in the whole world.

And... What happened to you, AMC? With this episode only running in the USA, you spoiled the entire script in your official blog! Are you crazy, people? America is only one of the 198 countries in this world, and in the most of them the finale was not aired when you published the spoilers! Dear readers: if you don't like to have the finale totally ruined, DON'T VISIT the official AMC blog until you see it.

Worth seeing: Yes, very much. But the blog administrators deserve something worst than walking un-death.


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