The Walking Dead: Season 2, Episode 13

Beside the Dying Fire (18 Mar. 2012)

TV Episode  -   -  Drama | Horror | Thriller
9.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 9.1/10 from 4,824 users  
Reviews: 10 user | 13 critic

As the Greene farm is overrun by walkers, Rick and the others fight to escape. Andrea is separated from the group in the chaos.

Director:

(as Ernest Dickerson)

Writers:

(developer), (series of graphic novels), 4 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 36 titles
created 19 Jan 2012
 
a list of 48 titles
created 11 Dec 2012
 
list image
a list of 23 images
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 43 titles
created 5 months ago
 
a list of 47 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Beside the Dying Fire (18 Mar 2012)

Beside the Dying Fire (18 Mar 2012) on IMDb 9.1/10

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 | 19 of 53 Episodes | Next Episode »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
...
...
Shane Walsh (credit only)
...
...
...
Dale Horvath (credit only)
...
...
...
...
...
Theodore 'T-Dog' Douglas (as Irone Singleton)
...
...
...
...
...
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

18 March 2012 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Although the zombies' breath was CGI'd out of final cut, it was unnecessary. According to Jenner at the CDC, the brainstem is active - the brainstem contains cranial nerves that control autonomic functions like heartrate and respiration. Zombies can produce noises with their vocal folds, which requires some sort of steady airflow coming from the lungs. See more »

Goofs

Approximately two minutes into the episode, when the Walkers are migrating at the wooden fence, a man shouts, "Action!" See more »

Quotes

Rick Grimes: I killed him. I killed Shane. He came at me. He killed Randall to get me in the woods. He planned it. I had - I had no choice. I gave him every chance... and he kept leading me further out. He pushed me, and I let him. After awhile, I knew - I knew what he was doing, what he was up to. And I kept going. I didn't stop. I could have, but... I just wanted it over. Dogging me every step of the way. Acting like I stole you and Carl, like... like I was in the way. I just wanted it over. I wanted him ...
See more »

Soundtracks

The Walking Dead Main Title
Written by Bear McCreary
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The Walking Dead Collides With The Young And The Restless
13 May 2013 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

The post-apocalypse genre is an interesting one to write about. It's different from every other genre in that society has collapsed and the world reverts to a prehistoric state (by 'prehistoric' I'm referring to roaming bands without permanent settlements and the lack of organized government). This limits what you can write about, but it also opens some doors. You lose the ability to write about conventional political intrigue, for example, or of contemporary every day life, or of society or culture because all of that is gone.

With The Walking Dead, it should be a visceral show about survival, and how out of their element these characters are, and of how their relationships develop and struggle. Instead, we have a soap opera on a farm with the occasional reference to a zombie.

I'm fine with a lack of zombies. In fact, I'd prefer if there were less zombies and more human conflict (because the way some of these characters slice through a zombie skull like it's butter doesn't depict them as much of a threat). And we did get that. Sort of. There really weren't many zombies, and there was human conflict. If by human conflict you mean atrociously written soapy drama about problems that shouldn't matter as much as they do, thereby completely ignoring the survival aspect of the show.

Episodes seemed to drag on and on with subplots that last half a dozen episodes longer than they should have. A skilled writer would have taken this season and condensed it into two or three episodes, trimming all the laughable drama and terrible dialogue along the way.


1 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
which city / state is still safe? dantures83
Traincar question DGribble27
Why is Negan so popular? indexcard
HOW DO YOU THINK????????/// :) HopePalamino
Getting cleaned up jimswarthau7
IF it happened in Europe? survivaldrr
Discuss Beside the Dying Fire (2012) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page