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The Day Will Come When You Won't Be 

Having been brutally overpowered by Negan and his Saviors, Rick and the group kneel helplessly as they suffer heavy losses that will haunt them forever.


Greg Nicotero


Frank Darabont (developed by), Robert Kirkman (based on the series of graphic novels by) | 3 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 ... Sgt. Abraham Ford
Lennie James ... Morgan Jones
Sonequa Martin-Green ... Sasha Williams
Jeffrey Dean Morgan ... Negan
Josh McDermitt ... Dr. Eugene Porter
Christian Serratos ... Rosita Espinosa
Alanna Masterson ... Tara Chambler
Seth Gilliam ... Father Gabriel Stokes


Having been brutally overpowered by Negan and his Saviors, Rick and the group kneel helplessly as they suffer heavy losses that will haunt them forever.

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Release Date:

23 October 2016 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital


Color | Black and White (flashback scenes)

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


The name of this episode refers to a line spoken by Dr. Jenner in The Walking Dead: TS-19 (2010) when Jenner traps Rick and the others in the control room of the C.D.C. After finally freeing Rick and the others and giving them a chance to live, Jenner tells Rick that "there's your chance," to which Rick replies that he's "grateful." Jenner then counters that "the day will come when you won't be." The horrific events of this episode are what Jenner was referring to. See more »


Blood splatter on Rick's face changes throughout the episode. See more »


[first lines]
Negan: What? Was the joke that bad?
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Referenced in Talking Dead: Say Yes (2017) See more »


The Walking Dead Theme
Written by Bear McCreary
Performed by Dominik Hauser
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A new beginning in TWD
24 October 2016 | by yamurbinaSee all my reviews

I rate this episode 9. It was a tremendous heartbreaking, traumatic and I was really nervous and breathless like I've never been with a TV Show. Although I was expecting more focus on Negan while killing, it really had gory scenes. This is a traumatic way to see someone die. And I still can't take that image out of my mind.

My biggest complain is the lack of continuity of the storyline and even dialogue, season 6 finished with only Negan speaking, but in this episode magically we could hear a character's goodbye phrase. Negan also threatened Rick about Carl since season 6 and he didn't do it. Seems like Negan forgot it. And the whole way the showed the so anticipated death scene, I personally felt, they did it to stretch the story and fill 45 min. of television just like TWD has always done before and is annoying.

Other than that, I'm excited to see this new journey Rick's group will have to go through. They are not powerful or invincible people anymore, they have new rules to follow and their confidence has been brought down like never before on the show.

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