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Killer Within 

Lori goes into labour when the prison comes under attack. Michonne tries to convince Andrea to leave Woodbury.

Director:

Guy Ferland

Writers:

Frank Darabont (developed by), Robert Kirkman (based on the series of graphic novels by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Andrew Lincoln ... Rick Grimes
Sarah Wayne Callies ... Lori Grimes
Laurie Holden ... Andrea Harrison
Norman Reedus ... Daryl Dixon
Steven Yeun ... Glenn Rhee
Lauren Cohan ... Maggie Greene
Chandler Riggs ... Carl Grimes
Danai Gurira ... Michonne
Michael Rooker ... Merle Dixon
David Morrissey ... Philip 'The Governor' Blake
Melissa McBride ... Carol Peletier
Irone Singleton ... Theodore 'T-Dog' Douglas
Emily Kinney ... Beth Greene
Lew Temple ... Axel
Scott Wilson ... Hershel Greene
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Storyline

Michonne is intent on leaving Woodbury convinced that there is something out of place there. Andrea isn't so sure she wants to leave and on a map shows Merle the location of the farm where she last saw his brother Daryl. Back at the prison, Herschel is hobbling around with the help of crutches. Suddenly, Rick and the others are having to deal with a major attack by walkers. Someone has set off the prison siren and the group is broken up into twos and threes. Lori goes into labor leaving it to Maggie and Carl to help her deliver the baby. T-Dog and Carol have to face an overwhelming number of walkers while Rick, Daryl and Glenn try to get control of the prison yard. Written by garykmcd

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Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official iTunes Season 3

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 November 2012 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Douglasville, Georgia, USA

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Runtime:

| (uncut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The memory of the fallen in this episode is honored by replacement of regular music with utter silence during the entirety of the end credits. See more »

Goofs

Andrea tells the Governor that she "lost" her family (parents and sister), implying that she knows her parents are dead. However, in "Vatos," Andrea and Amy speculate that their parents are still alive - that "maybe Florida wasn't hit so bad." There is no indication that Andrea knows one way or another whether her parents are alive or dead. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Rick Grimes: [Rick gets his group to drive their vehicles within the prison fences] Alright, let's get the other car in. We'll park 'em in the west entry of the yard.
Daryl Dixon: Good. Our vehicles camped out there look like a giant 'vacancy' sign.
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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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A killer
17 June 2018 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

Had heard nothing but great things about 'The Walking Dead' from friends and IMDb reviewers. It took a while to get round to watching, both from being busy and also not being sure whether it would be my cup of tea. Finally getting round to it a few years ago and slowly working my way through it, having had a very long to watch and review list, 'The Walking Dead' turned out to be very much my cup of tea and as good as the hype made it out to be, have found it extremely addictive.

Actually really liked Season 2, where the weakest episode ("Cherokee Rose") was very good still, but do share others' feelings about many episodes being on the talky side and moments of slowness. Season 3 started excellently and keeps going strong with one of the season's best "Killer Within", which was brilliant. And a strong reminder of how Seasons 1-5 of 'The Walking Dead' to me were absolutely brilliant and seeing the show in its full glory days (Season 6 was uneven, Season 7 was a huge disappointment and am still debating whether to watch Season 8). It is as emotional, complex and as tense as one would expect , at the same time it has adrenaline and guts.

It still shocks me at how an intelligent, well-made (so much so that it is easy to mistake it for a film) show about zombies could be made when so many films have tried and failed abysmally to do so.

"Killer Within" is one of the tightest, most exciting, most harrowing, most suspenseful and most emotionally investable episodes of the show in general. One of the season's best and a show high-point.

Like all the episodes of the show, "Killer Within" is incredibly well made in the production values, with gritty and audacious production design, photography of almost cinematic quality, effects that look good, have soul and are not overused or abused and pretty frightening make-up. The music is haunting and affecting, having presence but never being too intrusive.

The writing generally is intelligent and thought-provoking, with lots of tension and emotional resonance and still shows signs of character complexity and multiple layer storytelling. The more eventful scenes, in one of the show's most jam-packed episodes, are thrilling and terrifying as well as uncompromising.

Appreciated the ever strong and still progressing story and character building, with some great development for Lori. The human drama is balanced well with the action, which the episode wastes no time in getting to. Also that the pace is never dull or rushed. There is a lot of tension and the ending is unforgettably harrowing in the most gut-wrenching of senses as well as emotionally devastating.

Everything is tautly paced without rushing through the more important parts and emotionally complex. The world building is stunningly immersive and effective. Direction is smart and atmospheric while the show throughout has been strongly acted. Andrew Lincoln is superb and Sarah Wayne Callies gives her best performance of the show up to this point, she usually didn't do much for me but she brings it here.

Overall, brilliant and a killer episode in the best way. 10/10 Bethany Cox


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