The Walking Dead (2010– )
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What Comes After 

Rick is forced to face the past as he struggles to maintain the safety of the communities and protect the future he and Carl envisioned.


Greg Nicotero


Frank Darabont (developed by), Robert Kirkman (based on the series of graphic novels by) | 8 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Andrew Lincoln ... Rick Grimes
Norman Reedus ... Daryl Dixon
Lauren Cohan ... Maggie Greene
Danai Gurira ... Michonne
Melissa McBride ... Carol Peletier
Alanna Masterson ... Tara Chambler
Josh McDermitt ... Eugene Porter
Christian Serratos ... Rosita Espinosa
Seth Gilliam ... Gabriel Stokes (credit only)
Ross Marquand ... Aaron (credit only)
Katelyn Nacon ... Enid
Jeffrey Dean Morgan ... Negan
Tom Payne ... Paul 'Jesus' Rovia
Khary Payton ... Ezekiel
Pollyanna McIntosh ... Anne 'Jadis'


Rick is seriously wounded riding his horse to attract the herd of the walkers far from the communities. Along his journey, he has daydreams with his deceased and living friends that protect him. Meanwhile Maggie arrives in Alexandria and goes to Negan's cell to kill him with a crowbar. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Release Date:

4 November 2018 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Georgia, USA

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Greg Nicotero has explained that this episode includes footage from the original pilot. At the end of the scene where Rick is in Atlanta, the camera hadn't been turned off until eight seconds after the direct called "cut." Digital effects then inserted Andrew Lincoln coming around the bus. See more »


At the end of the episode when an older Judith saves the new group of survivors with a couple of well placed shots from, what is presumably, Rick's old Colt Python. Though it is likely that a child in a world like TWD would receive some weapons training there is almost no chance a child of Judith's size could handle the recoil of a .357 magnum. See more »


Rick Grimes: They - they're all dead.
Sasha Williams: Yeah. I know. And it's okay.
Rick Grimes: How can it be okay? How can - How can this be okay?
Sasha Williams: Because you did your part. Like I did mine. Like the others did before us.
Rick Grimes: How?
Sasha Williams: They gave us the strength that we needed. To do what we had to do for the others. And the others draw strength from us. We change each other. We help each other. We make each other better. And it never ends.
Rick Grimes: It feels like it's the ending.
Sasha Williams: Little things do end. But it's never the end of everything. Because we ...
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Referenced in Talking Dead: What Comes After (2018) See more »


Space Junk
Performed by Wang Chung
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Great, but I'd prefer to go into it "blind"...
6 November 2018 | by jeffballermedSee all my reviews

This episode would have been at 10 for me if I had just sat down with no knowledge of what was going to happen. Unfortunately, as is becoming all too common these days, you pretty much knew what was going to happen with Rick. And that takes all of the surprise out of it. For about the first 45 minutes of this episode I wasn't terribly interested at all, other then the scene with Maggie and Negan. Basically, I was just sitting around watching Rick pass out and have a little talk with a dead loved one, get back up and pass out again, rinse and repeat. So it really didn't hold my attention. If I didn't know this was ricks last episode I would've been on the edge of my seat.

However, the last 25 minutes of the episode were absolutely great and I can't wait to see where everything goes from here. I'd say more but I really don't want to give a single thing away that you haven't already been told about.

So, definitely worth the watch! Definitely a great episode! And it is in the way the filmmakers fault that it could've been at 10 all the way through was partially spoiled because we the public are told too much before hand!

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