The Walking Dead (2010– )
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Forget 

As Deanna throws a party for the new arrivals, Carol comes up with a plan to get the group's weapons back. Meanwhile, Daryl bonds with Aaron, and Sasha struggles to cope.

Director:

David Boyd

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
Norman Reedus ... Daryl Dixon
Steven Yeun ... Glenn Rhee
Lauren Cohan ... Maggie Rhee
Chandler Riggs ... Carl Grimes
Danai Gurira ... Michonne
Melissa McBride ... Carol Peletier
Michael Cudlitz ... Abraham Ford
Emily Kinney ... Beth Greene (archive footage)
Chad L. Coleman ... Tyreese Williams (archive footage)
Sonequa Martin-Green ... Sasha Williams
Josh McDermitt ... Eugene Porter (credit only)
Christian Serratos ... Rosita Espinosa
Alanna Masterson ... Tara Chambler (credit only)
Seth Gilliam ... Gabriel Stokes (credit only)
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Storyline

Sasha, Rick, Daryl and Carol are having difficulties to fit in the normal life of Alexandria. Sasha is deeply affected and asks to work as lookout while Rick, Daryl and Carol plot a scheme to retrieve their weapons. Daryl goes out of the wall and Aaron meets him, and they unsuccessfully try to capture a horse that is attacked by walkers. Then Aaron invites Daryl to have dinner with Eric and him. Meanwhile Deanna organizes a party for the newcomers and only Daryl does not come. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Genres:

Drama | Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 March 2015 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Douglasville, Georgia, USA

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The horse trainer for Button was disguised as a walker during filming. The same trainer was used for the horse in the series' first episode. See more »

Goofs

When Aaron shoots the walker in the field, we see the shot from behind the walker, and the brain material is splattered onto a clear screen in front of the camera. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Olivia: [Olivia opens up the armory room for Sasha to get what she needs] No, no, it's cool. I'm usually up. I used to open for a coffee shop every day for seven years. Your brain, is wired to things you don't need anymore. I still like carrying around my cell phone, too. One of these days it's gonna ring and freak my ass out. Hey, um, if you happen to bag a boar out there, can I have a leg?
Olivia: [Sasha looks strangely up at Olivia] To make a prosciutto. I used to cure meats in my basement even ...
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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
Performed by Dominik Hauser
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Not quite unforgettable, but not one to dismiss
14 April 2019 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

In its prime (Seasons 1-5), 'The Walking Dead', which surprisingly did appeal to me, was one of the best and most addictive shows on television. Not every episode was amazing and the odd one disappointed (but slightly), but the best episodes were that and beyond. Seasons 7 and 8 saw one of the biggest declines in quality for any show in recent memory, very like 'House of Cards'. Have said this frequently, and sorry if it is annoying anyone, but it is worth reiterating.

Season 5 may not quite be as consistent as the previous four seasons, with a small lapse in quality in the episodes, which were still more than worthwhile and well above average despite an understandably divisive critical reaction, between "Four Walls and a Roof" and "The Distance". But at its best, like the first three episodes of the season and the previous two episodes, it still intrigued and amazed. Overall, it was a solid season. After two such exceptional episodes, there is an enormous amount to recommend about "Forget" but couldn't help thinking that it was a little bit of a disappointment and less of a return to form than the previous two episodes were. It's still a very good episode in my opinion and not to be forgotten, the good qualities are many and they are great.

"Forget" is one of those episodes that is a bit on the slow side, with some not so eventful stretches, and it did for me lack tension at times.

While Sasha had a big scene that was one of the highlights of the episode, she until this point had not been the most developed or meatiest of characters, so some might consider initially the scene slightly out of the blue. Some may dismiss "Forget" as not being the most story-advancing of episodes and as a filler episode.

There is however so much that works about "Forget". The character development does advance and become richer, both significantly in ways one does not expect and with plenty of subtle touches and little things. Appreciated the quieter and more reflective tone on the most part and that it didn't feel over-stuffed, it was also very touching and above all human. It was a change of pace and a pretty good job was done on that front, it is very understated but at the same time equally confident. While previous events of the season aren't advanced as such, there is some nice foreshadowing and setting up what's to come and even some harkening back. Two scenes stood out. Despite any initial reservations, Sasha's breakdown was very poignant and many will relate, even if for some this was the first time they properly notice her that scene and her development in this episode was necessary. Making even more of an impression was the scene between Carol and Sam, showing a darker side to Carol that was so unexpected and it was quite scary and makes one feel uncomfortable in a good way. The Daryl and Aaron subplot was intriguing and did have some tension, and am loving what they are doing with the Alexandria setting, which already feels and seems like a community and that is really great to see.

As one expects, "Forget" is another superbly made episode. It has gritty and audacious production design, visuals that are well crafted and have soul rather than being overused and abused and photography of almost cinematic quality. The music is haunting and affecting, without being intrusive. The direction is controlled yet alert and the acting is never less than great, the best performances coming from Norman Reedus commanding the screen beautifully, a heartfelt Sonequa Martin-Green and best of all an unexpectedly but thrillingly intense Melissa McBride. Writing is thought-provoking while also taut.

On the whole, didn't blow me away but very good and even though not continuing the return to form standard it's a step in the right direction. 8/10


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