The Walking Dead (2010– )
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First Time Again 

Rick and the group come up with a plan to lure a massive herd of walkers away from Alexandria, while flashbacks show the events following Pete's death, including Rick's reunion with Morgan.


Greg Nicotero


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

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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
Lennie James ... Morgan Jones
Sonequa Martin-Green ... Sasha Williams
Josh McDermitt ... Eugene Porter
Christian Serratos ... Rosita Espinosa
Alanna Masterson ... Tara Chambler
Seth Gilliam ... Gabriel Stokes
Alexandra Breckenridge ... Jessie Anderson


Rick and the survivors find a quarry with thousands of walkers blocked by heavy trucks, and he begins to plan how to take them far from their community. Rick is supported by Deanna but the reluctant Carter unsuccessfully plots a scheme against him. While training the group, one of the trucks falls off the cliff letting the walkers escape and the plan needs to be immediately put into action without much preparation. Daryl on his motorcycle and Sasha and Abraham in a car herd the walkers through the road to a distant point far from Alexandria. Will Rick's plan work? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; jonathanroberts

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Release Date:

11 October 2015 (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?


Greg Nicotero has stated that this episode had the most walker extras they've ever done. But in fact, the episode "No Way Out" has got the most by now. See more »


When the tractor trailer in the quarry falls off the cliff, you hear it exactly as it is happening instead of a delay because of the distance. See more »


[first lines]
Morgan Jones: [in a flashback, Rick shoots Pete] Rick?
Rick Grimes: [in the present, Rick gets ready to lead the group into moving the herd of walkers] I know this sounds insane, but this is an insane world. We have to come for them before they come for us. It's that simple.
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Referenced in Talking Dead: Fear the Walking Dead (2015) See more »


The Walking Dead Main Title
Written by Bear McCreary
Performed by Dominik Hauser
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Inspired by memento
12 October 2015 | by seshasai-trisSee all my reviews

The screenplay of this episode is inspired by Nolan's memento. I didn't see it intriguing as the climax of the episode is already shown in the opening shot and there is absolutely nothing that happens in the episode. The only major plot that happens in the next 55 minutes is that Rick scheming to help the people get to a secure location, which is pretty much the same plot as every episode. I might get a lot of hate and down votes for putting it this way, but I feel the show writers need to stop being lazy and portray their thoughts meticulously and cleverly.

Would you take if a director makes a one hour show with a one line plot? I don't think so. Even if you scratch my lines and say that there is much of characterisation left, you are wrong. We all have seen countless episodes that built up the characters. Now all we need is some progress in the show.

The zombies are great , the killings are cool , but just ramp up the story!!

My rating 8/10

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