The Walking Dead (2010– )
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As Glenn, Maggie, Abraham and co. head to D.C., a new revelation threatens to put the whole journey to a halt.


Ernest R. Dickerson (as Ernest Dickerson)


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

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Andrew Lincoln ... Rick Grimes (credit only)
Norman Reedus ... Daryl Dixon (credit only)
Steven Yeun ... Glenn Rhee
Lauren Cohan ... Maggie Rhee
Chandler Riggs ... Carl Grimes (credit only)
Danai Gurira ... Michonne (credit only)
Melissa McBride ... Carol Peletier (credit only)
Michael Cudlitz ... Sgt. Abraham Ford
Emily Kinney ... Beth Greene (credit only)
Chad L. Coleman ... Tyreese Williams (credit only)
Sonequa Martin-Green ... Sasha Williams (credit only)
Josh McDermitt ... Dr. Eugene Porter
Christian Serratos ... Rosita Espinosa
Alanna Masterson ... Tara Chambler
Seth Gilliam ... Father Gabriel Stokes (credit only)


Abraham is driving the bus to Washington but has an accident and the bus overturns. The group protects Eugene and walks to a bookstore to spend the night. Eugene discloses to Tara that he had sabotaged the bus but she does not reveal to the group. In the morning, Abraham finds a fire truck and they drive to Washington again. When the truck breaks on the road, Abraham wants to walk through a horde of walkers and Eugene discloses a secret to the group of survivors about his research. Meanwhile Abraham recalls the fate of his wife Annie and their two kids and how he met Eugene. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Release Date:

9 November 2014 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Douglasville, Georgia, USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


After the second flash back from Abraham's past when you first see Ellen's face and the children, the group is leaving the bookstore heading towards the fire hall and you see them walking through a puddle with rotting cardboard and a dirty hairband that is the same as the one that Ellen was wearing. See more »


The entire inside of the church bus is seen engulfed in flames, yet the inside of the bus is made of metal. There may of been some fuel leakage, but you can clearly see flames originating from areas that couldn't possibly have gotten any spilled fuel on them. See more »


[first lines]
Rosita Espinosa: [Rosita combs Abraham's hair as he drives the mini-bus] It's getting a little messy for you.
Sgt. Abraham Ford: Gettin' ready for retirement. Relaxin' the grooming standards. Thinkin' about becomin' a plumber, a sheepherder, or something.
Rosita Espinosa: You ain't herding sheep now, Abraham. Eyes on the prize.
Sgt. Abraham Ford: Damn right. That's my girl. Maybe I'll let you shave me down all over, dolphin-smooth.
Rosita Espinosa: [Rosita laughs sitting back] I'll cut it for you tonight.
Sgt. Abraham Ford: [Abraham smiles] Yes, Ma'am.
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Referenced in Talking Dead: Heads Up (2015) See more »


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Written by Bear McCreary
Performed by Dominik Hauser
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Just survive
10 November 2014 | by waterhouse_melonsSee all my reviews

This episode of The Walking Dead was unexpected from the very off. We now follow the three groups (Beth at the Hospital, Rick et al at the church and Eugene's safety crew to DC) in alternating episodes.

In the episode prior to this, you'd expect to see more of a development in the hospital and finally getting to see what happens on Daryl + Carol's journey to rescue Beth. However, we get great character development from the viewpoints of two rather mysterious till now characters - Sgt Abraham and Eugene.

This episode is where these two quiet really do shine as you see a glimpse into Abraham's history soon after the zombie apocalypse. His family deserts him after 'the straw that broke the camels back' moment occurs when he kills someone - who and why, we don't know!

On the edge of suicide, the Sargent is saved by the sense of hope that Eugene provides him when stumbling across his path with walkers. Deciding to retract the gun from his mouth after finding his wife and two children dead, he joins Eugene on the trip for the cure.

Eugene on the other hand is a totally different kettle of fish after this episode and by golly, I wasn't expecting it. Turns out that Eugene is no Doctor at all and just used this 'cure' as an opportunity to survive with a crew! He believes that DC has the safest protection against this apocalypse so used the story to get where he is today.

The whole episode concludes with us pondering where on earth the series can go next. It appears there is no hope other than to 'just survive' for all involved but I'm sure the writers and the comic book has more up its sleeve. Whether Eugene survives the brutal retaliation from Abraham or Abraham finally pulls the trigger on himself is yet to be seen.

This episode deserves a 9 because of the insight into the two very interesting characters that so far have taken a back seat.

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