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The King, the Widow and Rick 

With things looking up for Rick and the group, an argument breaks out at the Hilltop, where the consequences of the decision are life versus death.


John Polson


Frank Darabont (developed by), Robert Kirkman (based on the series of graphic novels by) | 4 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 (credit only)
Alanna Masterson ... Tara Chambler
Josh McDermitt ... Eugene Porter (credit only)
Christian Serratos ... Rosita Espinosa
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


With things looking up for Rick and the group, an argument breaks out at the Hilltop, where the consequences of the decision are life versus death.

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Drama | Horror | Thriller


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Release Date:

26 November 2017 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Douglasville, Georgia, USA

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


The title of this episode refers to Ezekiel (the King) (Khary Payton), Maggie (the Widow) (Lauren Cohan) and Rick (Andrew Lincoln). They are the three leaders of the communities that have rebelled against Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan). See more »


The walker that Siddiq kills can be seen moving around in the background, and the actor portraying the walker can be seen breathing. See more »


Carl Grimes: Sometimes kids have to find their own way to show their parents the way.
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Referenced in Talking Dead: The King, the Widow and Rick (2017) See more »


The Walking Dead Main Title
Written by Bear McCreary
Performed by Dominik Hauser
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Thanks for that last review!
26 November 2017 | by ericstevensonSee all my reviews

Well, my last review was my most liked ever in the 1,000+ reviews I've done! I guess it would be a tough act to follow here, but I really shouldn't be saying stuff like that in the actual review. Anyway, I didn't think this episode was great. The best part was when we get introduced to this new character, Siddiq. This cast is getting larger all the time. He's a guy who claims he's been killing walkers to release their souls which probably makes as much sense as anything else here. It's interesting how a show with zombies still doesn't treat itself as being supernatural or proving the existence of such.

I wished to see Negan. The most relevant part is probably Rick trying to get help against the Saviors. Unfortunately, it doesn't work out well. This episode doesn't focus on a single character or even a single group of characters as we get to see scenes from most of the characters in this. It does come across as kind of pointless because there aren't many character revelations made. I just expect more from this show. It still had its unique bits and was mostly enjoyable. ***

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