The Walking Dead (2010– )
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In Atlanta, Rick is rescued by a group of survivors, but they soon find themselves trapped inside a department store surrounded by walkers.

Director:

Michelle MacLaren

Writers:

Frank Darabont (developed by), Robert Kirkman (based on the series of graphic novels by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Andrew Lincoln ... Rick Grimes
Jon Bernthal ... Shane Walsh
Sarah Wayne Callies ... Lori Grimes
Laurie Holden ... Andrea Harrison
Jeffrey DeMunn ... Dale Horvath
Steven Yeun ... Glenn Rhee
Chandler Riggs ... Carl Grimes
Michael Rooker ... Merle Dixon
Emma Bell ... Amy Harrison
Andrew Rothenberg ... Jim
Juan Gabriel Pareja ... Morales (as Juan Pareja)
Irone Singleton ... T-Dog
Jeryl Prescott ... Jacqui (as Jeryl Prescott Sales)
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Storyline

Rescued from his precarious situation, Rick meets a band of scavengers who have made their way to Atlanta to get supplies for their larger group that lives in a makeshift camp just outside the city. They're trapped in a department store with hundreds of zombies trying to break down the door to at them. Tensions are high and Rick ends up handcuffing one of them, a redneck named Merle Dixon, to keep him from killing someone. They try to escape through the sewers without success and Rick comes up with a clever scheme to draw the zombies away from their location. They have to leave one man behind however. Written by garykmcd

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Genres:

Drama | Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

7 November 2010 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?

Trivia

While handcuffed to the rooftop, Merle asks for T-Dog to give him the hacksaw in the bag so he could cut himself free from the pipe; telling T-Dog he can be all "Sunny Sunshine" afterwards. This is a reference made to real-life actor Ernest Fredric Knett, who was an African American child actor who performed under the stage name "Sunshine Sammy." See more »

Goofs

Food should be abundant. Canned food, dried goods last for years. Most people dying leaving food in their homes. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Lori Grimes: [Amy brings Lori back some berries from the woods] Any luck?
Amy Harrison: How do we tell if they're poison?
Lori Grimes: Uh, there's only one sure way I know of.
Amy Harrison: Ask Shane when he gets back?
Lori Grimes: Yeah, you've got it.
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Connections

Featured in The Walking Dead: Behind the Dead (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

The Walking Dead Main Title
(uncredited)
Written by Bear McCreary
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This is where it really starts...
20 October 2012 | by jackstarr777See all my reviews

After an ever-so-slightly disappointing first episode, this one was much better and got me into the series much more. Whilst the first episode was slow and somewhat dull, despite having a brilliant atmosphere, this second episode seriously picks up the pace, making things far more interesting and enjoyable.

Situations become far more intense with more action and more interesting plot devices, great camera work and the introduction of some very interesting new characters. We get to know Rick a little better, too, advancing the series furthermore.

Seeing this second episode has got me very excited for the rest of the series, and I am very much looking forward to episode three.

9.8/10


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