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Inmates 

Beth tries to remain hopeful. Tyreese, Lizzie and Mika run into a familiar face. Glenn and Maggie struggle to cope without each other.

Director:

Tricia Brock

Writers:

Frank Darabont (developed by), Robert Kirkman (based on the series of graphic novels by) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Andrew Lincoln ... Rick Grimes (credit only)
Norman Reedus ... Daryl Dixon
Steven Yeun ... Glenn Rhee
Lauren Cohan ... Maggie Rhee
Chandler Riggs ... Carl Grimes (credit only)
Danai Gurira ... Michonne (credit only)
Melissa McBride ... Carol Peletier
Emily Kinney ... Beth Greene
Chad L. Coleman ... Tyreese Williams
Sonequa Martin-Green ... Sasha Williams
Lawrence Gilliard Jr. ... Bob Stookey
Alanna Masterson ... Tara Chambler
Michael Cudlitz ... Abraham Ford
Josh McDermitt ... Eugene Porter
Christian Serratos ... Rosita Espinosa
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Storyline

Daryl and Beth are on the run through the woods tracking down other survivors. Tyreese is protecting Judith, Lizzie and Mica; when he overhears screams, he tries to help two men that are being attacked by walkers and leaves the girls alone in the woods. Out of the blue, Carol appears and saves the girls, who are surrounded by walkers. One man tells them to stay on the tracks because there is a place that is safe for the children following the tracks. Maggie seeks out Glenn with Sasha and Bob. When they see the bus that left the prison, they find that there are walkers imprisoned inside. Maggie decides to open the door to see if Glenn is in the bus. Meanwhile, Glenn awakes in the prison alone and finds Tara completely wiped out. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Genres:

Drama | Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

Official iTunes Season 4

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 February 2014 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Newnan, Georgia, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?

Trivia

From this episode, until episode 4.16 The Walking Dead: A (2014), Judith Grimes is portrayed by Elisea DiFranco & Eleora DiFranco. They replace previous twins, Anniston Price & Tinsley Price. See more »

Goofs

Many viewers were given the impression (intentionally or not) that the shoe at the railroad tracks belonged to Luke or Molly. However, neither the shoe or clothing match what Luke or Molly had on when they were last seen. The series established the need to show any character's death to verify they aren't still alive. - This means the two children were likely still hiding within the prison when all the main characters ran away. See more »

Quotes

Daryl Dixon: They picked up the pace in here. Got up in a hurry. Things went bad.
Beth Greene: Wouldn't kill you to have a little faith.
Daryl Dixon: Yeah, faith. Faith ain't done shit for us. Sure as hell didn't do nothing for your father.
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The Walking Dead Main Title
(uncredited)
Written by Bear McCreary
Performed by Dominik Hauser
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Hopes and struggles
18 September 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.

Season 4's tenth episode "Inmates", more eventful and gutsy than the previous episode "After" (while that was far from a bad episode this was an improvement) if not the adrenaline rush of other episodes before and since, does lack other episodes's tautness but it is still a very well done episode. 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.

Maybe "Inmates" has spots where it is too coincidence and convenience reliant (especially with Carol) and the storytelling is more set up rather than advancing or properly building upon what was previously seen, if not quite filler.

Occasionally momentum is not always there, especially in the more exposition-oriented parts that didn't feel as focused in quality. More bolder risk taking may have helped.

Like all the episodes of the show however, "Inmates" 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 slow-burning tension and emotional resonance and shows signs of character complexity and multiple layer storytelling. The more eventful parts are suitably uncompromising.

Appreciated the story generally, where there is never the mistake of being confused or over-stuffed, and characterisation, which the episode has a bigger emphasis on, and that the pace is rarely dull or rushed with a mix of alertness and breathing, with some intensity in the more tense parts. The character writing and the character interactions are very compelling, even if not growing or illuminating in this regard as others before and since. Daryl and Tyreese are very well done and Beth is the most interesting she's been in a long time. Great to see Carol back.

Everything is nicely paced without rushing through the more important parts, not exactly taut all the time 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, here Emily Kinney, Melissa McBride and Norman Reedus are noteworthy.

Altogether, very well done. 8/10 Bethany Cox


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