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The Damned 

The plan involving Alexandrians, Kingdommers and Hilltoppers unfolds; As Rick continues to fight, he encounters a familiar face.

Director:

Rosemary Rodriguez

Writers:

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
Lauren Cohan ... Maggie Greene (credit only)
Chandler Riggs ... Carl Grimes (credit only)
Danai Gurira ... Michonne (credit only)
Melissa McBride ... Carol Peletier
Lennie James ... Morgan Jones
Alanna Masterson ... Tara Chambler
Josh McDermitt ... Eugene Porter (credit only)
Christian Serratos ... Rosita Espinosa (credit only)
Seth Gilliam ... Gabriel Stokes (credit only)
Ross Marquand ... Aaron
Jeffrey Dean Morgan ... Negan (credit only)
Austin Amelio ... Dwight (credit only)
Tom Payne ... Paul 'Jesus' Rovia
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The plan involving Alexandrians, Kingdommers and Hilltoppers unfolds; As Rick continues to fight, he encounters a familiar face.

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Drama | Horror | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 October 2017 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital

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16:9 HD
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According to director Rosemary Rodriguez, filming outside in Georgia was nothing to smile about. "One minute it's cold, then it's raining, then it's super hot." See more »

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At about the 42-minute mark, in the complex that Jesus, Tara, and Morgan are attacking, the Saviors surrender and relinquish their weapons. After Morgan wakes up, fights his way outside, and emerges into the sunlight, the Saviors are all without their weapons and being held at gunpoint, but for some reason, Jared is very clearly holding a rifle and nobody really seems to care. Then 20 seconds later when Morgan confronts him, he is no longer holding the rifle. See more »

Quotes

Carol Peletier: Compound is not far off, if he made it, if they know we're coming, they're gonna be ready.
Ezekiel: Two Possibilities, just one fact.
Carol Peletier: And what is that!
Ezekiel: We shall be ready regardless.
Carol Peletier: What's about to happen, it's not just a few walkers, you know that right?
Ezekiel: Yes. And yet I smile.
Carol Peletier: Why?
Ezekiel: Do I feel the supreme Confidence or is my lot, my job to simply protect such certainty. No and yes. Yes and no. And then finally yes to both! Fake it till you make it, baby. That's what I've done and what I do, I am king ...
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Referenced in Talking Dead: The Damned (2017) See more »

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The Walking Dead Main Title
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Written by Bear McCreary
Performed by Dominik Hauser
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Now That's A Good Episode!
30 October 2017 | by sliusarekSee all my reviews

I'm surprised. I did not like the premiere at all and now that I've seen this week's episode, I think the fault for the previous was mainly on Greg Nicotero. He just can't direct human on human mass shooting, everything seemed off about that episode, Greg is brilliant with psychology but he fails at not zombie-centered action. This week was much better!

So, most of the episode is action, but it's actually decent, camera- work is fast-paced and occasional wound/deaths made me thrilled. Another part of the episode was a bit more deep with (finallly!) some meaningful and well-written dialogue and interesting psychological moments.

Story. Now, I know, Morales is back and it's kind of a meme already, but I think it was well placed. Morales never was a good guy to begin with, he left the group, took a decent amount of ammunition and went on his own journey, not thinking about anyone else. So, it's logical to see him at the Saviors ranks.

This episode was divided into few parts: Rick-Daryl story-line; Morgan-Tara-Jesus, Aaron-Eric-Tobin and Ezekiel-Carol. Surprisingly, it worked very well. I loved the structure and pace of this episode, it actually gives you some feeling of the ongoing operation. "Mercy" failed at that, jumping back and forth in time. Stream-lined story works best for All Out War.

I really loved what was happening to Morgan during this episode, but then of course, he had do to sort of break his character and fall under Jesus. Look, Morgan is sick now, he clearly lost all his mind in S7, there is no way he would listen to Jesus and not kill that Savior. They built up a perfect moment for Morgan and they ruined it by not killing the annoying Savior. Why? To prolong this story-line.

Jesus annoyed me. Why is it okay to not kill someone who tried to murder you and okay to kill some random Saviors? Why it was okay for him to kill Saviors in S7? I don't understand and he annoys me.

Rick-Morales-Daryl stuff was great. I love seeing mad or psychologically damaged Rick, there is something beautiful about him being in this state of mind. The baby scene was just brilliant. I have a suggestion, tough. It would have been much cooler if Rick heard echoed voices while looking at that child: maybe Negan saying "But that's not you anymore, is it?", then Rick saying "I've killed people", then again Rick saying something about why they can't kill people. That would show just how that baby messed up with his head and brought up old wounds. I know it happened in his head, but it would have been much better to hear. I may even edit it myself some time later...

Ezekiel did not make me cheer, but I liked seeing good old king in action. He just needed a little bit more emotion, but it was still good.

Music was nicely done this episode. It deserves a compliment.

I also appreciate the fact that people are finally dying or getting wounded. It's a war, you will have random casualties or injuries. First episode looked like everyone played with toy guns.

Not happy about not seeing Negan-Gabriel stuff, but I guess they have to hold it up for future episodes. Sounds fine to me. I'm quite excited to see the next week's episode. Morales is fun and I am really hoping that Rick will finally meet Negan in private and - - maybe, maybe!!! - Rick will finally loose his hand.

A solid 8.


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