The Walking Dead (2010– )
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What Happened and What's Going On 

Rick, Glenn, Michonne and Tyreese take Noah to his home in Shirewilt Estates with hopes of finding sanctuary, but what they encounter is something else entirely.


Greg Nicotero


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





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


Still recovering from Beth's death Rick, Tyreese, Glen and Michonne decide to honor her wish to help Noah get to his home. He had been living in a walled community in Richmond Virginia and they're hopeful that it may also provide them with a home. By the time they arrive, there's nothing left and the compound has been overrun. They now face a dilemma as to what to do next. One of the group is bitten by a walker however. Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

8 February 2015 (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?


Takes place exactly 17 days after the events of The Walking Dead: Coda (2014). See more »


When Tyreese gets his arm cut off no one is seen putting pressure on the wound, not when he's being carried, and not even once they get him in the car. Just having a tourniquet on wouldn't be enough to stop the arterial bleeding, putting pressure on it would help the blood to clot. [Edit: A properly placed tourniquet will stop and arterial bleed.] See more »


[first lines]
Father Gabriel Stokes: [Father Gabriel reads from the Bible at Beth's burial] We look at not what can be seen, but we look at what can not be seen. For what can be seen is temporary... but what cannot be seen is eternal. For we know the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hand, eternal in the heavens.
Noah: She was gonna come with me.
Rick Grimes: How far?
Noah: Outside Richmond, Virginia.
Rick Grimes: It was secure. It has a wall, homes, 20 people. Beth wanted to go with him. She wanted ...
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Crazy Credits

Due to the events in the episode, the end credits have no music whatsoever - but there is no silence, either: we hear the sound of shoveling continue right till the end of the credits. See more »


Referenced in Talking Dead: What Happened and What's Going On (2015) See more »


The Walking Dead Main Title
Written by Bear McCreary
Performed by Dominik Hauser
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What happened ? OH what just happened?
10 February 2015 | by HamzaksSee all my reviews

That was something !!! What happened ?? and what is going on ?? The title says it all ..

Time line of the episode , the way it started, the way it ended , and the way events progressed throughout the episode , it all adds up to one hell of a dramatic experience to those who are not after this series for just the action and the visual effects ,

The Walking dead is much more than that ... it is about life and death , it is about surviving , it is about the human nature and how much it is weak in facing such horrors

This episode showed us how feelings can make us so vulnerable , though they are the thing that separate us from "the bad guys"

This episode showed us the self destructive internal struggle , the haunting past

This episode introduced us to what much much more horrors we are going to face in the up coming episodes...

One that showed us how directing is so powerful when it is done the right way

this episode with much simplicity showed us the most obscure fact in our lives , you got to find this out , i rate this episode 9/10

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