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Hounded 

Rick receives a mysterious phone call. Andrea grows closer to The Governor. Merle tries to hunt down Michonne.

Director:

Daniel Attias (as Dan Attias)

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 (voice)
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
Emily Kinney ... Beth Greene
Alexa Nikolas ... Haley
Scott Wilson ... Hershel Greene
Emma Bell ... Amy (voice)
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Storyline

At the prison, Rick is surprised by a ringing telephone after his rampage against the walkers. The callers won't identify themselves or say where they are other than they are in a very safe place. While Rick comes to terms with his own demons, Daryl, Carl and Oscar go to clear out other areas of the prison. Just when he thinks he's done, Daryl makes an amazing discovery. In Woodbury, the Governor sends Merle and three others to track down and kill Michone. They don't have much luck but Merle comes across Glenn and Maggie who were out looking for baby formula. Meanwhile, the Governor and Andrea become better acquainted. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Drama | Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Official iTunes Season 3

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 November 2012 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Douglasville, Georgia, USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Rifle barrel on guard on truck is bent. Hope he doesn't shoot a zombie. See more »

Goofs

In an establishing shot of Woodbury, one of the guards on the wall is holding a sniper rifle with a bent barrel, thus rendering the gun useless. See more »

Quotes

Carl Grimes: I'm sorry about your mom.
Daryl Dixon: I'm sorry about yours.
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

The Walking Dead Main Title
(uncredited)
Written by Bear McCreary
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Mysterious hounding
26 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.

"Hounded" is another terrific episode to Season 3, after a hugely promising start to the season. Not as good as the brilliant first two episodes or the equally brilliant "Killer Within", but there is a lot to love. It is yet again 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.

My only complaint of "Hounded" is that at times it is a little too heavy on the talk.

Like all the episodes of the show, "Hounded" 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 shows signs of character complexity and multiple layer storytelling. The more eventful parts are thrilling and terrifying as well as uncompromising.

Appreciated the ever strong and still progressing story, where a lot happens and full of different strands without being confused or over-stuffed, and character building, which the episode has a bigger emphasis on, and that the pace is rarely dull or rushed, if not as taut or edge of your seat as most of the previous episodes. The character writing and the character interactions are what is particularly great here, most striking with Rick, while the Governor is wonderfully mysterious and already interesting character and Merle is always great value. Am really appreciating the season continuing to give stronger development to Andrea and Michonne is also interesting.

Everything is nicely paced without rushing through the more important parts. The world building is already stunningly immersive and effective. Direction is smart and atmospheric while the show throughout has been strongly acted. Andrew Lincoln is excellent as ever, while Michael Rooker and David Morrissey in support are just as great and Laurie Holden and Danai Guirira continue to hold their own. Norman Reedus' deeply felt performance is one of the episode's highlights.

Overall, great. 9/10 Bethany Cox


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