The Walking Dead (2010– )
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The Cell 

Daryl is taken by Negan to the Sanctuary, home of the Saviors. Meanwhile, Dwight is sent on a mission to bring back a runaway member of his group.


Alrick Riley


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 (credit only)
Norman Reedus ... Daryl Dixon
Lauren Cohan ... Maggie Greene (credit only)
Chandler Riggs ... Carl Grimes (credit only)
Danai Gurira ... Michonne (credit only)
Melissa McBride ... Carol Peletier (credit only)
Lennie James ... Morgan Jones (credit only)
Sonequa Martin-Green ... Sasha Williams (credit only)
Alanna Masterson ... Tara Chambler (credit only)
Josh McDermitt ... Eugene Porter (credit only)
Christian Serratos ... Rosita Espinosa (credit only)
Jeffrey Dean Morgan ... Negan
Seth Gilliam ... Gabriel Stokes (credit only)
Ross Marquand ... Aaron (credit only)
Austin Nichols ... Spencer Monroe (credit only)


Daryl is kept arrested dirty, wounded, naked and fed by sandwiches of dog food in a dark room and forced to listen to an annoying loud music by Dwight. Meanwhile Dwight is assigned to bring his runaway friend back to Negan's compound. Negan unsuccessfully tries to break Daryl to turn him into another "Negan", offering a comfortable apartment, food and supplies if he works for him. Negan also tells how Dwight was broken by him after stealing medicines for his sister-in-law Tina. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Drama | Horror | Thriller


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Release Date:

6 November 2016 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Douglasville, Georgia, USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital


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Did You Know?


First appearance of The Sanctuary. See more »


In the opening sequence you see Dwight carving on his chess set. The issue is it shows a regular or "drop point" knife doing the carving then it cuts to Dwight holding a "sheep's foot" blade. See more »


Daryl Dixon: I get why you did it. Why you took it. You were thinking about someone else. That's why I can't.
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Referenced in Talking Dead: The Well (2016) See more »


Town Called Malice
Written by Paul Weller
Performed by The Jam
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Daryl vs. Dwight vs. Negan
7 November 2016 | by ploskiSee all my reviews

The three episodes couldn't be more different from one another in any aspect possible. The gore fest of the opener, the Utopian tiger-esque follow-up with a reminder of the ever-present danger at the end and now the Holy Trinity of the third part.

This part isn't about Daryl vs. Dwight. Or Daryl vs. Negan. Or Dwight vs. Negan. It's a battle between good, evil and someone lost in between. Negan respecting Daryl in a way, wanting him to become his ultimate trophy, Daryl resisting the turning to the dark side. And Dwight. He's human after all. Broken, mean, sympathetic, accepting his reality and wishing it wasn't so. His background, as we now discover it, is bitter and explains his actions and words. He's swaying between saving his life and saving his soul. He will most surely die for one of them.

I'm sure some people who loved 0701 will hate 0703 and vice versa. I'm not complaining about any of them. To me, S07 is immersive, fascinating, full of fear and expectations. JDM is simply Oscar-worthy with Norman Reedus really stepping up now that he's given a proper chance. Not a single season came close to this now. So far. Let's see where our favorite show takes us next...

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