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The First Day of the Rest of Your Life 

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The stakes continue to grow higher as paths cross; The group enacts an intricate plan as the saviors arrive in Alexandria.


Greg Nicotero


Frank Darabont (developed by), Robert Kirkman (based on the series of graphic novels by) | 5 more credits »





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Andrew Lincoln ... Rick Grimes
Norman Reedus ... Daryl Dixon
Lauren Cohan ... Maggie Greene
Chandler Riggs ... Carl Grimes
Danai Gurira ... Michonne
Melissa McBride ... Carol Peletier
Lennie James ... Morgan Jones
Sonequa Martin-Green ... Sasha Williams
Alanna Masterson ... Tara Chambler
Josh McDermitt ... Eugene Porter
Christian Serratos ... Rosita Espinosa
Jeffrey Dean Morgan ... Negan
Seth Gilliam ... Gabriel Stokes
Ross Marquand ... Aaron
Austin Amelio ... Dwight


The stakes continue to grow higher as paths cross; The group enacts an intricate plan as the saviors arrive in Alexandria.

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Drama | Horror | Thriller


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Release Date:

2 April 2017 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Douglasville, Georgia, USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital


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Did You Know?


This episode featured a tribute to a popular John Carpenter film. Negan's gun was inspired by the one Snake Plissken used in "Escape from New York." See more »


The smiley pancake has blueberries, strawberries, and apples with it. Those 3 fruits were not available at the same time in TWD's world where they're not getting fruit shipments from other parts of the country/world. See more »


Jadis: [Looks, admiring Alexandria] What you fight for?
Rick Grimes: Not the place. The people.
[Looks at Michonne]
Rick Grimes: Each other. You're a part of that now.
Jadis: We take, we don't bother, our way. May be another way?
[Looks from Rick to Michonne, then nods her head towards Rick]
Jadis: Yours?
Michonne: Well we're together.
Jadis: I lay with him after. You care?
Michonne: [Rick looks anxiously at Michonne] We should get back to work.
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Referenced in Talking Dead: Season 8 Preview Special (2017) See more »


Someday We'll All Be Free
Written by Donny Hathaway and Edward Howard
Performed by Donny Hathaway
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This episode was amazing
3 April 2017 | by Undeadzombie36See all my reviews

I read some of people reviews and all I did was shake my head

Was it the best season finale of TWD or on TV: No – TWD: Last Day on Earth. TV: Call to Arms -- Deep Space 9

Was it the worse season finale of TWD or on TV: No – TWD: Welcome to the Tombs TV: Margate Sands - Broadwalk Empire

Was it the best fight sequence of TWD or on TV: No Way – TWD: Too far Gone TV: What you Leave Behind - Deep Space 9

Was it the Worse fight sequence of TWD or on TV: No Way: TWD: Welcome to the Tombs TV: Blackwater – Game of Thrones

The only part of this episode that wasn't so good was the part when Carl start shooting at the Garbage Clan, someone of the main cast should have died during this encounter, but I let this go, cause almost every show does this thing. Maybe in the 100 episode we see some of the main cast die off on both sides , hence no one important dies, only Sasha cause she leaving for another show – Star trek finally back on TV.

Just think about one thing what happen when a car breaks down on the motor way, what happens every time. Almost everybody would look at it, so hence the traffic slow down.

Zombie Sasha attaches Negan, everybody looks. Carl saw his chance to go for it.

The Kingdom and Hilltop Saving the day was a timing thing, which I saw on other shows. Games of Thrones does this a lot also, but the difference here for me and others who like these shows will let things like this happen. If you think a show is just OK you will hate these moments.

The Sasha moments were great and seeing Abraham again was brilliant, because he was my favourite character on the show. Rosita and Michonne being injure during the fight was good to see, but however no one was killed off. Maybe a few Savior's and a lot of the Garbage Clan. Two people from Alexandria that didn't matter.

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