The Walking Dead (2010– )
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Eugene is forced to step up when a run led by Glenn goes awry. Back at Alexandria, Carol uncovers a secret.

Director:

Jennifer Lynch

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 (credit only)
Danai Gurira ... Michonne (credit only)
Melissa McBride ... Carol Peletier
Michael Cudlitz ... Abraham Ford
Sonequa Martin-Green ... Sasha Williams (credit only)
Josh McDermitt ... Eugene Porter
Christian Serratos ... Rosita Espinosa
Alanna Masterson ... Tara Chambler
Seth Gilliam ... Gabriel Stokes
Tovah Feldshuh ... Deanna Monroe
Tyler James Williams ... Noah
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Storyline

Abraham is assigned to a work crew but soon demonstrates leadership skills that result in him being put in charge. Carol has a conversation with Sam and begins to wonder about his home life. When she tries to visit Jessie, Pete refuses to let her in. Glenn, Noah, Eugene and Tara head off on a supply run with Aiden and Nicholas. When they get to their destination, Glenn wants to secure the building and learn more about the area. Aiden however ignores him and they soon find themselves surrounded by walkers. It all leads to tragedy and unexpected losses. Deanna begins to wonder if it's wise to have so many of Rick's people in positions of authority. Father Gabriel adds to her worries. Written by garykmcd

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Genres:

Drama | Horror | Thriller

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TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 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

Introduces a new director; Jennifer Lynch. Jennifer is the daughter of director David Lynch and painter Peggy Lynch (Peggy Reavey). Her parents divorced when she was 6. See more »

Goofs

When Spencer is talking to Rich while the group loads the truck, Glen is seen walking into the garage as Spencer says "Take care, Dad." However, when the camera pans right to reveal Maggie leaning against the wall and Tara exiting the garage, Glen enters again, despite not having left. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Reg Monroe: [Noah talks to Reg Monroe about Alexandria] Sorry I'm late. The power's out again. How is it that you called this extremely early morning meeting, yet I'm the one bringing breakfast?
Noah: 'Cause you're a good guy?
Reg Monroe: The evidence seems to go in that direction. What's up?
Noah: Can we start, meeting in the mornings?
Reg Monroe: So I can bring you steel-cut oatmeal and ask you why we're meeting?
Noah: So you can teach me how to build things.
Reg Monroe: You want to be an architect?
Noah: I want to make sure those walls stay up.
Reg Monroe: Do ...
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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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After spending a lot of time, we finally get going
16 March 2015 | by seshasai-trisSee all my reviews

A good episode finally where the start the ball rolling, in sorts.

Rick and his group have taken up all the jobs, three episodes later, they get used to the place. The thing that makes this episode unique, is the screenplay. It takes us through most of the characters, builds them in process and also progressing the story. It really gets thick and interesting when you show story around many characters in 40 minutes, than focus on a group of them.

In this episode we get to see the characters of Eugene, Abraham, Carol, Glen, Father Gabriel, Sasha and the sons of Deanna.

There is very little that took 1 star off 10. At one point we (audience) might stop liking 1. finding Walkers in a store 2. a few deaths in an episode 3. main characters thinking 4. finding a place to stay 5. destroying the same place around season end 6. walking on roads ( day/night) 7. Walker road blocks with less resources in backpacks

Because the above factors (deaths, walker attacks, scheming) at one point will become monotonic/humdrum. So the directors/screen writers have to give the audience something.

nonetheless, this episode shines a lot better than it's two predecessors in screenplay and narration and has set up a lot of potential for the upcoming ones.

My Rating - 8.7/10


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