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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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Because it was 27 degrees on the night of shooting the attack on the farm, the zombies' breath was visible. Since dead people don't breathe, editors had to remove each zombie's breath with CGI. See more »


Whilst firing the shotgun Herschel isn't being affected by the recoil. 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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Written by Bear McCreary
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Beside the Dying Fire, and into the blackness...
19 March 2012 | by (Hungary) – See all my reviews

Firstly I'm gonna state here, that finally we saw some turns in this episode included within: I'm gonna mention the most obviously main turn is the "Rick's darkside", how he getting turned into a bully, getting sick of being the man of power, but i'll return to this phase.

I'm not a big fan of zombie franchise/style, coz' it's illogical in some ways, but of course we cannot complain about it, coz' this style is maintained in order to amuse the audience. I really liked the beginning of this part, we had a little perspective about the zombies daily-life and behavior, also it was funny how they managed to get along that way to the farm.

The action parts were okey, as they use to be, not really chiselled, but it's understandable from that view that this is a TV show.

But, of course then, the emphasis is on the characters/personalities. Finally, we got our Shane killed, but unfortunately the outcome of it is not really positive, how possibly would it be. My -and I guess I'm writing in many peoples name- My favorite character is Rick, he's the hero of course, but what is likable is the moral and wise personality of him, but in this case now, after many terrible things got happened, he had turned into something else, He starting to have lack of patience, and respect from others, somehow he starts to lose the control over the party coz' its their weakness. Poor guy, I feel really sorry for him, but of course, it's not possible to be the perfect all the time, right? Even Heroes got their bad mood. But mostly what's the annoying thing, that Lori turned her back from him? What the hell? Well Carl too, but he's a kid, it's obvious, but the woman, who always trusted in his husband, and she had the reason, everyone had its reason to trust in him, now, she just acting like she isn't the one who has to be blamed for this outcome? ahhh... I'm really starting to hate her...

Anyway, the show is impressive in its own way, I love the intense character changing in it, so I'm looking forward to watch this show next fall I guess.

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