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What Lies Ahead 

The group's plan to head for Fort Benning is put on hold when Sophia goes missing.

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Episode complete credited cast:
... Rick Grimes
... Shane Walsh
... Lori Grimes
... Andrea Harrison
... Dale Horvath
... Glenn Rhee
... Carl Grimes
... Daryl Dixon
... Carol Peletier
... Theodore 'T-Dog' Douglas
... Sophia Peletier
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The caravan of survivors find the road blocked by smashed-up cars and the cooling water hose of Dale's truck bursts. The group decides to stop to get fuel and supplies from the vehicles but out of the blue, a pack of walkers come in their direction. Dale stays in the top of the truck and the others hide below the cars. Sophia leaves the hideout too soon and two zombies chase her. Rick rushes after the walkers, reaches Sophia and asks her to stay hidden in the bank of a stream. When Rick kills the zombies and returns to Sophia, he does not find the girl anymore in the place. The group organizes a pursuit to seek out the girl. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Drama | Horror | Thriller

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Trivia

This episode starts the Miles Behind Us story arc from the comics. See more »

Goofs

The electronic bell at the church could be hooked up to a battery. We have seen things like radios hooked up to car batteries in other episodes, so it is quite possible someone at the church hooked the PA system up to a car battery. See more »

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[first lines]
Rick Grimes: [Rick speaks into the walkie-talkie for in case Morgan can still hear him] I guess I'm losing hope that you can hear me. But there's always that chance, isn't there? That slim chance. It's all about slim chances now. I tried to do everything right, keep people safe. I tried, Morgan. I tried. Our group's smaller now. We lost another, day before last. It was her choice. I won't say I blame her, but she lost faith. The CDC was a dead end. I met a man there, a scientist. He told me ...
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References Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982) See more »

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The Walking Dead Main Title
Written by Bear McCreary
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The budget left when Frank did
18 October 2011 | by See all my reviews

Season 2 premieres of The Walking Dead has clearly established the titular zombies as shambling or running dead defying all previous cannon and moving clearly away from George Romero towards Danny Boyle territory. The first episode of the troubled but successful series was overall mildly enjoyable though horribly annoying in parts due to budget constraints, poor writing and lack of character conviction. It was possibly one of the worst episodes yet in a series with no bad episodes? Yes it was far more violent but fake looking cgi blood just doesn't cut it which is clearly one of the monetary issues which will plague this season and was one of the reasons its creator Frank Darabont left. Though there seemed to be lots of zombies it could have been the same ten and failed to inspire the spectacle of season 1 premiere. Ironically though they are zombies they were far from what we expect and at one point they seemed so mobile, able and organised that they might as well have been vampires. There were some awful moments with very stupid people and their dumb kids constantly getting into trouble and frankly by this point people this dumb would be dead and eaten. Also religion made a big return which though appropriate considering the circumstances the scenes were unrealistic and melodramatic, overtly long and frankly ludicrous with no one blaming the almighty for allowing the extinction of the near human race unless god is a zombie and so he has recreated us all in his new, slightly mouldy image?

The already weak extra characters plumbed new lows in ridiculousness with a totally token black dude and the minority Asian fav. completely wasting the little screen time they were given in an episode which felt that it went on too long with very little happening. After a brief promising start the episode quickly became a walk in the woods and overall the characters which were not that great in season 1 proved there disposable quality which could easily lead to the show as a whole. The one redeeming moment was an adhoc autopsy which was fantastically awful but fascinating all the same. If they could have added at least two more of these high mark moments which will not be forgotten in a hurry then the season would be assured, instead I worry that it will run out of steam as soon as it runs out of money and probably viewers.


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