Some time after being shot on duty, Deputy Sheriff Rick Grimes awakens in hospital to find it deserted with bodies strewn everywhere. He returns to his home to find it abandoned but believes his wife and son may still be alive. He meets Morgan Jones and his son Duane who explain to him that the world has been overrun with zombies (aka walkers). The disease usually started with an infection and high fever followed by re-animation. The creatures are attracted to sound and eat flesh to survive. Morgan tells him that he thinks there is a refugee center in Atlanta and Rick sets off in the hope of finding his wife and child. Once there, he finds himself surrounded by the undead with little apparent hope of escaping.....until he hears a voice over the radio.Written by
When Rick kills his officer friend you can briefly hear an Xbox achievement sound See more »
During the gunfight at the first of the episode, Rick is shot just below his left shoulder, in the back. After he awakens in the hospital, and thereafter, he is shown with a bandage over his lower left abdomen, and there isn't a scratch on his back. See more »
[in a flash-forward, Rick sees a little girl walking on a deserted street]
Little girl? I'm a policeman. Little girl.
[the little girl stops]
Don't be afraid. Okay? Little girl.
[when the little girl turns around it's revealed to Rick that she's a walker by a part of her face missing]
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As far as season openers go, the first episode of AMC's The Walking Dead wastes no time in setting the time for what is to follow.
Plot In A Paragraph: Deputy Sheriff Rick Grimes wakes up in the hospital to find his town overrun by flesh-eating zombies. After making friends with Morgan and his son Duane, they fill him in on what he had missed. So Rick sets out to find his wife and son.
Andrew Lincoln does a superb job as Rick, and he pretty much carries most of the episode on his own. Lennie James as Morgan has a heartbreaking scene towards the end of the episode, but other than that it's Lincoln's show.
Scary, heartbreaking and harrowing. A great start.
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