The Walking Dead (2010– )
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Rick runs into a familiar face when he, Carl and Michonne head back to Rick's hometown for more guns to fortify themselves against The Governor.


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Episode complete credited cast:
Andrew Lincoln ... Rick Grimes
Sarah Wayne Callies ... Lori Grimes (credit only)
Laurie Holden ... Andrea Harrison (credit only)
Norman Reedus ... Daryl Dixon (credit only)
Steven Yeun ... Glenn Rhee (credit only)
Lauren Cohan ... Maggie Greene (credit only)
Chandler Riggs ... Carl Grimes
Danai Gurira ... Michonne
Michael Rooker ... Merle Dixon (credit only)
David Morrissey ... Philip 'The Governor' Blake (credit only)
Melissa McBride ... Carol Peletier (credit only)
Scott Wilson ... Hershel Greene (credit only)
Lennie James ... Morgan Jones
Russell Durham Comegys ... Man (as Russ Comegys)


Rick, Michonne and Carl head off to his hometown police station find more weapons and ammunition. In the town, they come under fire from someone. They knock out their attacker who turns out to be Morgan Jones, the man who saved Rick when Rick left the hospital after first regaining consciousness. Michonne is none too pleased when Rick decides to wait until Morgan comes to. Carl and Michonne go off ostensibly to get Judith a crib but Carl has something else in mind. When Morgan awakens, he's half out of his mind and even after he recognizes Rick, wants nothing more than to die. Rick wants him to join them at the prison. Written by garykmcd

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Drama | Horror | Thriller


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Official Sites:

Official iTunes Season 3





Release Date:

3 March 2013 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Douglasville, Georgia, USA

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


In the scene where Rick (Andrew Lincoln) walks around in Morgan's (Lennie James) room, you can see in the background two protection kits for adults, written in Hebrew. The text is: Protection Kit for Adults. Protection kits are distributed by the Israeli Home Front Command. See more »


The café door window spot that Carl cleaned to see inside isn't there when he and Michonne walk away and discuss how to get back inside. See more »


Carl Grimes: I just thought Judith should - should know what her mom looked like. Thank you.
Michonne: I was gonna go back in anyway.
[shows Carl a stuffed toy cat]
Michonne: I just couldn't leave this behind. It's too damn gorgeous.
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Referenced in Talking Dead: Good Out Here (2018) See more »


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Written by Bear McCreary
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Best episode since the pilot!
4 March 2013 | by Joe MarleySee all my reviews

Wow. This episode is excellent from start to finish. It's normally the "big zombie battle" episodes that get remembered in TWD but this one ranks even higher.

Just having Rick, Michonne and Carl going out on a trip was a great move, as it allowed for great characterisation. And the return of Morgan! What a guy he is, and i'm sure i'm not the only one eagerly anticipating his return since the pilot. He's portrayed brilliantly in this episode, showing just how far the circumstances can effect the characters. With Rick seeing Morgans condition, it might make him realise what he could become, given his latest "hallucinating/crazy antics". Meanwhile I also loved Carl and Michonnes mission to retrieve a personal item for Carl in a zombie infested bar. It made for tense, gripping viewing and allowed the two characters to bond for the first time since Michonnes arrival. On the subject, this was a great episode for Michonne! We have finally got to see her involved in actual conversations, along with her bad-ass sword killing.

In conclusion, what an episode! More like this please TWD! 10/10.

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