The scene opens with a police car pulling up to an abandoned gas station where there are vehicles turned over and rust on them. The Sherriff, Rick Grimes, walks up to find that there are a lot of cars with dead people rotting inside. As Rick turns to leave, he hears a scuffle. A little girl is walking and he tells that he is a policeman. However, when the little girl turns around and she is not alive, but a zombie. Rick shoots her in the head. The scene flashbacks to before the incident happened and Officer Rick Grimes and Officer Shane Walsh are eating lunch and Shane talks about how he has women issues and he asks about Lori, Rick’s wife. Rick tells that they didn’t have a good night. He tells that she is always upset with him and said that he doesn’t care about the family. They get the call of a high speed chase and they lay down tire spikes in the road to catch the runaway vehicle. ..Read the full recap
Actor Sam Witwer was cast as the dead soldier Rick finds in the tank, as Frank Darabont had intended to revisit the character in flashback for the Season 2 premiere. This never materialised due to the departure of Darabont.