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Bloodletting 

After Carl is accidentally shot, the group are brought to a family living on a nearby farm. Shane makes a dangerous trip in search of medical supplies.

Director:

Ernest R. Dickerson (as Ernest Dickerson)

Writers:

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

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
Melissa McBride ... Carol Peletier
Irone Singleton ... Theodore 'T-Dog' Douglas
Lauren Cohan ... Maggie Greene
Pruitt Taylor Vince ... Otis
Emily Kinney ... Beth Greene
Scott Wilson ... Hershel Greene
Jane McNeill ... Patricia
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Storyline

In a flashback sequence, before the zombie apocalypse, Lori is waiting for Carl at school and tells a friend that she had an argument with Rick the night before. Shane arrives and tells her that Rick is in the hospital because of what happened on the road. In the present, Rick runs seeking help, carrying Carl in his arms while Shane follows them with the hunter, Otis, who had accidentally shot Carl. They reach a farm and Carl is attended by an old man called Hershel. He finds that the bullet has shattered into six fragments and he needs Rick's blood for transfusion to Carl. He withdraw one piece, but he concludes that he needs surgical supplies to remove the other five fragments. Shane and Otis head to a school that is surrounded by walkers to get the medical supplies. One of Hershel's daughters rides a horse to find the searchers and brings Lori to the farm. Meanwhile Dale finds that T-Dog's arm is badly infected and he needs antibiotics. The group agrees to split up, some spending ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official iTunes Season 2

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 October 2011 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The first appearance of Maggie Greene (Lauren Cohan). See more »

Goofs

If Merle were being treated for Gonorrhea (the clap) he would be taking Doxycycline, not Oxycyclin. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Paula: [in a flashback, Lori's friend Paula talks to her about Rick while the two wait for their children to get out of school] I know that look. Then you get really quiet. So, are you gonna tell me?
Lori Grimes: We had a fight this morning. It got ugly, hurtful.
Paula: I'm sorry, hon. Men can be jerks.
Lori Grimes: Thing is, if we're being honest, he wasn't the asshole.
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Connections

Featured in The Walking Dead: The Journey So Far (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

The Walking Dead Main Title
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Written by Bear McCreary
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Awesome Episode!
31 May 2014 | by g-bodylSee all my reviews

This is the second episode of the second season of Walking Dead and it's a dandy. It's not as good as the opener, but a worthy follow-up for sure. Just like the opener, it finely balances the action and the drama. This episode has me hanging on the edge of my seat throughout. The major zombie action doesn't show up to near the end, but it nicely sets up what's going to happen next.

In this episode, "Bloodletting," Rick and Shane desperately get Carl to the farmhouse of Hershel Greene to save Carl after he got shot by accident by Otis, a resident of Greene's house. Meanwhile, Shane and Otis decides to go to the local high school to get supplies needed for Carl's operation.

Overall, this is a very good episode. It's often dramatic, tense, and even emotional at times. The acting is very good here as Andrew Lincoln and Jon Bernthal steal the show. But there are some good guest appearances by Pruitt Taylor Vince and he was pretty good. This episode ended on another well-done cliffhanger. I rate this episode 9/10.


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