The Walking Dead (2010– )
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Beside the Dying Fire 

As the farm is overrun by walkers, the group fights to escape.

Director:

Ernest R. Dickerson (as Ernest Dickerson)

Writers:

Frank Darabont (developed by), Robert Kirkman (based on the series of graphic novels by) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Andrew Lincoln ... Rick Grimes
Jon Bernthal ... Shane Walsh (credit only)
Sarah Wayne Callies ... Lori Grimes
Laurie Holden ... Andrea Harrison
Jeffrey DeMunn ... Dale Horvath (credit only)
Steven Yeun ... Glenn Rhee
Chandler Riggs ... Carl Grimes
Norman Reedus ... Daryl Dixon
Melissa McBride ... Carol Peletier
Irone Singleton ... Theodore 'T-Dog' Douglas
Lauren Cohan ... Maggie Greene
Emily Kinney ... Beth Greene
Scott Wilson ... Hershel Greene
Jane McNeill ... Patricia
James Allen McCune ... Jimmy
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Storyline

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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Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official iTunes Season 2

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 March 2012 (USA) See more »

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Color
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Trivia

Jon Bernthal (Shane) came to the set to watch the shooting of the finale but since he was too emotional he watched from the woods on the farm property. See more »

Goofs

When firing on the walkers outside of his home, Hershel fires a shotgun over a dozen times without having to stop and reload. Shotguns generally only hold between seven and nine shells fully loaded. See more »

Quotes

[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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Connections

Referenced in Talking Dead: Still Gotta Mean Something (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

The Walking Dead Main Title
(uncredited)
Written by Bear McCreary
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Jump the Shark Anyone?
6 May 2014 | by arfdawg-1See all my reviews

For me, this is about where the show jumped the shark.

Firstly it's revealed that they are "all" infected and that causes a tizzy!!

Why? It's doesn't make a bit of difference if they know that or not. Not one shred of difference.

They all see that once bitten the dead always rise, so this bit of knowledge does nothing and you have to wonder why it is even mentioned. The CDC should have said something else to him.

Next, the show becomes fragmented after this episode. Too many story lines too many characters to be following. It might work a little better if your marathon watching but when they skip so many months between seasons it doesn't.

And finally, they start to get way too dramatic introducing new characters -- uh the hooded one ???

Come on.

The show was so well written in the beginning. Things really took a wrong turn with the series after this episode.


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