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Indifference 

Daryl, Tyreese, Michonne and Bob continue to the veterinary college on foot in search of medicine. Rick and Carol go on a run to a nearby town where they find two uninfected stragglers.

Director:

Tricia Brock

Writers:

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

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Andrew Lincoln ... Rick Grimes
Norman Reedus ... Daryl Dixon
Steven Yeun ... Glenn Rhee (credit only)
Lauren Cohan ... Maggie Rhee (credit only)
Chandler Riggs ... Carl Grimes (credit only)
Danai Gurira ... Michonne
Melissa McBride ... Carol Peletier
Scott Wilson ... Hershel Greene (credit only)
Emily Kinney ... Beth Greene (credit only)
Chad L. Coleman ... Tyreese Williams
Sonequa Martin-Green ... Sasha Williams (credit only)
Lawrence Gilliard Jr. ... Bob Stookey
Melissa Ponzio ... Karen
Brighton Sharbino ... Lizzie Samuels
Robin Lord Taylor ... Sam
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Storyline

Daryl, Michone, Tyreese and Bob go to the university to get medical supplies for the survivors. Tyreese is furious and Bob confesses to Daryl the he is alcoholic. Meanwhile Rick and Carol travel by car to get supplies for the group since most of the food was lost in the infected block. They reach a suburb and find a young couple while searching the houses for food. When they get the supplies, they find the girl dead and her boyfriend missing. Rick surprisingly expels Carol from the group and she drives another car without destiny. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Genres:

Drama | Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Dollar General brand car cleaning products and accessories can be seen on display at the auto shop where Tyrese, Daryl, Bob, and Michonne look for a car battery. See more »

Goofs

Carol supposedly knew she was likely already a carrier of the illness and that some may never develop the deadly symptoms. Despite Lizzie not appearing very sick, Carol let her in to the quarantine area. This means that if Carol thought Karen and David would spread the illness, and didn't think she herself was a carrier too, then Carol was trying to kill Lizzie. Even if Carol's thinking was that Karen and David were too close to death and would turn, all she had to do was to lock their cell doors. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Lizzie Samuels: [Carol talks to Lizzie through the glass in the prison visiting room] Ma'am?
Carol Peletier: Hi, Lizzy
Lizzie Samuels: They told me to come down here.
Carol Peletier: Are you okay?
Lizzie Samuels: Good.
Carol Peletier: I wanted to see you because I'm going on a run with Rick.
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Connections

Referenced in The Walking Dead: The Journey So Far (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

The Walking Dead Main Title
(uncredited)
Written by Bear McCreary
Performed by Dominik Hauser
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Hardly indifferent to this episode
25 August 2018 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

Had heard nothing but great things about 'The Walking Dead' from friends and IMDb reviewers. It took a while to get round to watching, both from being busy and also not being sure whether it would be my cup of tea. Finally getting round to it a few years ago and slowly working my way through it, having had a very long to watch and review list, 'The Walking Dead' turned out to be very much my cup of tea and as good as the hype made it out to be, have found it extremely addictive.

"30 Days Without an Accident" was a hugely promising start to Season 4 after a not terrible but disappointing Season 3 finale. The season's second episode "Infected" was even better, a return to the tense and gutsy kind of episodes instead of the quieter action-light kind of episode. "Isolation" was quieter but still great. "Indifference" is another quieter/lighter episode rather than the gutsy adrenaline-rush of other episodes, and lacks other episodes's tautness but it is still a very well done episode that handles this approach well. It is yet again a strong reminder of how Seasons 1-5 of 'The Walking Dead' to me were absolutely brilliant and seeing the show in its full glory days (Season 6 was uneven, Season 7 was a huge disappointment and am still debating whether to watch Season 8). It is a thought-provoking episode with some tension and emotion, though these two are stronger in previous and later episodes.

It still shocks me at how an intelligent, well-made (so much so that it is easy to mistake it for a film) show about zombies could be made when so many films have tried and failed abysmally to do so.

My only complaints of "Indifference" were that it occasionally did drag a little in the more talk-heavy scenes and the way Carol was written does take some getting used to.

Like all the episodes of the show, "Indifference" is incredibly well made in the production values, with gritty and audacious production design, photography of almost cinematic quality, effects that look good, have soul and are not overused or abused and pretty frightening make-up. The music is haunting and affecting, having presence but never being too intrusive.

The writing is intelligent and thought-provoking, a bit heavy on the talk at times but intrigues still, with lots of tension and emotional resonance and shows signs of character complexity and multiple layer storytelling. The more eventful parts are thrilling and terrifying as well as uncompromising.

Appreciated the ever strong and still progressing story, where there is never the mistake of being confused or over-stuffed, and character building, which the episode has a bigger emphasis on, and that the pace is rarely dull or rushed, with a taut intensity in the more tense parts. The character writing and the character interactions are what is particularly great here, like with Rick and Carol. Michonne is not as interesting as in previous episodes though, a bit bland.

Everything is nicely paced without rushing through the more important parts, not exactly taut but not dull. The world building is already stunningly immersive and effective. Direction is smart and atmospheric while the show throughout has been strongly acted, especially in this episode Andrew Lincoln and Melissa McBride, both superb.

In summary, very well done though may not work for everybody. 8/10 Bethany Cox


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Official Sites:

Official iTunes Season 4

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 November 2013 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Douglasville, Georgia, USA

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