The Walking Dead (2010– )
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The survivors gain access to the C.D.C. in the hope of a safe haven.


Guy Ferland


Frank Darabont (developed by), Robert Kirkman (based on the series of graphic novels by) | 4 more credits »

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Episode complete credited cast:
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
Noah Emmerich ... Edwin Jenner
Melissa McBride ... Carol
Jeryl Prescott ... Jacqui (as Jeryl Prescott Sales)
Irone Singleton ... T-Dog
Madison Lintz ... Sophia


Having been allowed into the CDC building, the survivors meet Dr. Edwin Jenner who appears to be the only survivor in the facility. There is plenty of food and drink and the surroundings are comfortable. A drunken Shane tries to reconcile with Lori Grimes, but she will have nothing to do with it. Dr. Jenner shows them how the infection works to reanimate a dead corpse but admits that he hasn't been able to make any advance on defeating it. Despair sets in at the realization that there is no cure for the plague that has enveloped them. Jenner has his own plans for the future leaving the survivors only a few minutes to leave the facility. Not everyone chooses to leave however. Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

5 December 2010 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Robert Kirkman said that this is the only episode he regrets because it tells the survivors about the rest of the world rather than learning first hand. See more »


When they first enter the CDC, Jenner asks if anyone is infected. Later it is revealed that he knows that everyone is infected. See more »


[first lines]
Shane Walsh: [in a flashback, Shane tries asking the soldiers and nurses for help to move Rick out of the hospital] Hey, hey. Whoa, whoa. Ma'am. Ma'am, please. Please, can you help me?
Nurse: [the nurse continues running off] No, no!
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References Trivial Pursuit: America Plays (2008) See more »


Tomorrow is a Long Time
Written and performed by Bob Dylan
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A Great Season Finale!
16 December 2013 | by g-bodylSee all my reviews

The final episode of Season 1 is a good one and despite the fact it doesn't have a great cliffhanger, I still want more. I liked this episode because we learn more about the actual virus and whether there is a cure or not. And there is a good balance between the relaxing, quiet time and the good, tense action. The first half is story-building and the second half is the action as they are trying to flee the CDC.

This episode, "TS-19", is about how the gang is allowed to enter Jenner's facility and for the first time in a long time, they get to enjoy real food, wine, and hot showers. But as they learn more about Jenner and the virus, they realize it may not be the safest thing to do staying at this facility.

Overall, this is a solid ending to an amazing first season. I can't wait to check out more of the adventures of Rick Grimes. This is a really hooking show and it's not all about those zombies. While altering between a quiet start and an action-packed ending, this episode manages to be an effective finale. I rate this episode 9/10.

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