The Walking Dead (2010– )
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After the attack on the camp, Rick leads the survivors to the C.D.C., in the hope that they can cure an infected Jim.


Ernest R. Dickerson (as Ernest Dickerson)


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Andrew Lincoln ... Rick Grimes
Jon Bernthal ... Shane Walsh
Sarah Wayne Callies ... Lori Grimes
Laurie Holden ... Andrea Harrison
Jeffrey DeMunn ... Dale Horvath
Steven Yeun ... Glenn Rhee
Chandler Riggs ... Carl Grimes
Norman Reedus ... Daryl Dixon
Emma Bell ... Amy Harrison
Andrew Rothenberg ... Jim
Juan Gabriel Pareja ... Morales (as Juan Pareja)
Noah Emmerich ... Edwin Jenner
Melissa McBride ... Carol
Jeryl Prescott ... Jacqui (as Jeryl Prescott Sales)
Irone Singleton ... T-Dog


Rick tries to make contact with Morgan to tell him his location. Back at camp, after the fight with the zombies, Jim has been bitten and is slowly beginning to change; Andrea mourns over Amy's death; and Shane blames it all on Rick for leaving. Now that camp isn't safe anymore, Rick decides that it's time for them all to move out. He plans to take them to the C.D.C., a military base, to find a cure for Jim and, hopefully, more survivors. Written by Chris Green

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Drama | Horror | Thriller


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Frank Darabont's intention with the series was to follow the comic books but to take detours along the way. The trip to the CDC is one of the first of these. See more »


When the group is heading towards the CDC, the Winnebago starts to smoke and they stop. Shane says he will go ahead into the city and try to find a matching hose for the engine, as the one they have is shot. But then they pull Jim out of the vehicle and lean him up against the tree. When they are ready to leave him behind, they climb back into their respective vehicles, and the Winnebago starts without a hitch and they drive away without any more mention of car troubles. See more »


[first lines]
Rick Grimes: [Rick speaks into the walkie-talkie to tell Morgan about Atlanta, over the walkie-talkie] Morgan, I don't know if you're out there. I don't know if you can hear me. Maybe you're listening right now. I hope so. I found others... My family, if you can believe it. My wife and son, they're alive. I wanted you to know that. There's something else you need to know. Atlanta isn't what we thought. It's not what they promised. The city is... Do not enter the city. It belongs to the dead now....
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Very Engaging Episode!
12 December 2013 | by g-bodylSee all my reviews

The fifth episode in this awesome series is very entertaining, despite the lack of zombie action. This episode gives us the feeling of purpose and a sense that it's time to take action or in other words, find a cure. From start to finish, we are engaged into the episode and I felt like this one flew by. The emotional core is still there especially as we see towards the end.

This episode, "Wildfire" deals with the aftermath of the walker attack. When they realize it's not safe to stay in their camp, they decide to head out to the CDC where hopefully they could find a cure.

Overall, this an effective episode and quite an emotional one as well. This is the first time we see Noah Emmerich in his cameo and he does a good job. I wish this episode never ended because it had the perfect cliffhanger and I wanted more. I rate this episode 9/10.

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Release Date:

28 November 2010 (USA) See more »

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Austell, Georgia, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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