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Rick's discovery of new survivors is bittersweet as they are kept from returning to their camp by a horde of walkers. However, the most dangerous threat maybe not from the dead, but from the living.


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x2
Airdate: Sunday November 07th, 2010


Alternate Airdates:

UK (FOX) Nov 12, 2010

  • Currently 8.8/10
8.8/10 (50 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Andrew RothenbergAndrew Rothenberg
As Jim (Camp Survivor, Helping Dale Fix The Camper)
Recurring
Emma BellEmma Bell
As Amy (Collects Mushrooms At Camp, Andrea's Sister)
Recurring
Jeryl Prescott SalesJeryl Prescott Sales
As Jacqui (Member of Scavenging Team)
Recurring
Juan ParejaJuan Pareja
As Morales (Helps Rick Cut Up The Walker)
Recurring
Michael RookerMichael Rooker
As Merle Dixon (Member of Scavenging Team)
Recurring

Co-Guest Stars
Irone SingletonIrone Singleton
As T-Dog (Member of Scavenging Team)
Recurring
Main Cast
Andrew LincolnAndrew Lincoln
As Rick Grimes
Steven YeunSteven Yeun
As Glenn Rhee
Chandler RiggsChandler Riggs
As Carl Grimes
Jeffrey DeMunnJeffrey DeMunn
As Dale Horvath
Sarah Wayne CalliesSarah Wayne Callies
As Lori Grimes
Jon BernthalJon Bernthal
As Shane Walsh

Recap

The episode begins at a familiar survivor camp. Lori meanwhile announces that she is “heading out” and tells Carl to stick close to Dale. "If you see anything, holler," Dale demands. "I'll come running." So Lori heads into nearby woods to search for provisions. She then hears a rustling. But when she tries to locate the origin of the sound, she is unable to do so. She then continues. Then suddenly she hears more rustling; nothing again. Lori is then about to panic when Shane appears out of nowhere and drags her to the ground. They then immediately begin to strip off their clothes. Shane momentarily stops when he sees Lori's pendant. ..

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Episode Notes
Ratings: 4.71 Million Viewers

Location: The building that Merle is left on top of at the end of the episode is the Norfolk Southern, at the corner of Spring and Nelson in Atlanta.

Trivia: During filming a S.W.A.T. team in Atlanta was called because people thought that Michael Rooker (Merle Dixon) was a sniper on the roof.



Music
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Bear McCrearyThe Walking Dead Main TitleOpening Credits
Black StrobeI'm a ManGlenn speeds down the highway, End of episode.


Episode Quotes
Rick: Where are you? Outside? Can you see me right now?
Glenn: Yeah, I can see you. You're surrounded by walkers. That's the bad news.
Rick: There's good news?
Glenn: No.

Glenn: Nice moves there, Clint Eastwood. You're the new sheriff come riding in to clean up the town?
Rick: Wasn't my intention.
Glenn: Yeah, whatever. Yee-hah. You're still a dumbass.

Andrea: We're dead, all of us, because of you.
Rick: I don't understand.
Morales: Look, we came into the city to scavenge supplies. You know what the key to scavenging is? Surviving. You know the key to surviving? Sneaking in and out. Tip toeing, not shooting up the streets like it's O.K. Corral.
T-Dog: Every geek for miles around heard you popping off rounds.
Andrea: You just rang the dinner bell.

T-Dog: Anybody out there? Hello? Anybody read? I'm hoping to hear somebody's voice 'cause I'm sick and tired of hearing mine.
Merle: Yeah, well, that makes two of us. Why don't you knock that crap off? You're giving me a headache, boy.
T-Dog: Why don't you pull your head out of your ass? Maybe your headache will go away. Try some positivity for a change. Damn.

Morales: Hey T-Dog, how's that signal?
T-Dog: Like Dixon's brain: weak.

Glenn: Oh, this is bad. This is really bad.
Rick: Think about something else. Puppies and kittens.
T-Dog: Dead puppies and kittens.



Episode Goofs
Continuity:

Rick tells Glenn that he has a gun with one magazine and 15 bullets, however, he runs out of ammo after firing 14 shots.

Continuity:

When Morales and Rick are chopping up the walker Morales is wearing a helmet. When he swings the axe down his helmet is on, but when he raises his head again the helmet is gone.


Continuity:

When Rick hands Morales the helmet there is no blood on his gloves or on the face guard and Morales gloves are also clean. A moment later there is blood all over the face guard and Morales gloves are covered in blood.


Continuity:

When Rick goes inside the department store Andrea pulls a gun on him. Her finger alternates between being on and off the trigger between shots.


Continuity:

When Glenn and Rick cover themselves in walker guts, Glenn's jacket is almost entirely covered except for small portions of his arms and the bottom of his coat. When the scene changes he is suddenly only half covered with guts.


Continuity:

When Rick and Glenn are covering themselves in walker guts, Rick gives T-Dog the key to Merle's hand cuffs. Everyone then goes upstairs to watch Rick and Glenn in the street. However, when they get up there, T-Dog is already sitting on the ground on the walkie talkie like he was earlier in the episode.


Continuity:

When Rick and Glenn are driving out of the parking lot in the truck it is raining heavily outside. The camera angle switches as the drive through the gate and suddenly the streets are not wet and the sun is out.


Continuity:

When Lori takes off her shirt in the woods she is wearing a necklace that is long enough to be tucked under the wire of her bra. In the next scene the chain of the locket is noticeably shorter.



Continuity:

Rick tells the group not to get any blood on their skin or face, but when he hands T-Dog the key, there is clearly blood on his hands.


Continuity:

The truck that Rick and Glenn use to get out of the construction site has no rear windows, yet, when they are backing out Rick turns around to look behind him.


Factual Error:

Rick uses a screwdriver to hot wire the 2010 Dodge Challenger. This would not work in real life because all new models of Challenger's have a push start and use a Key Fob system.

Factual Error:

The M67 grenade that Rick finds in the tank has a blue safety lever. An actual M67 is entirely green with a yellow stencil on the body. The one used in this episode is a repainted M69.



Cultural References
Clint Eastwood: Glenn calls Rick Clint Eastwood after meeting him in the alley and helping him escape the walkers.

Clint Eastwood is an American film actor known best for his roles in a large variety of western films.

Gunfight at the O.K. Corral: Morales tells Rick that he came into the city shooting like he was in the 'O.K. Corral.'

'Gunfight at the O.K. Corral' is a western film from 1957 starring Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas.

Hogan's Heroes: Merle tells the group that they need to create a diversion to distract the walkers "like on Hogan's Heroes."

'Hogan's Heroes' is a television series from 1965 starring Bob Crane, Werner Klemperer and John Banner.



Episode References
Season 1, Episode 1: It was revealed at the end of 1x01 "Days Gone Bye" that Rick's wife Lori, and his son Carl, are alive and at a camp outside of Atlanta.

Season 1, Episode 1: In 1x01 "Days Gone Bye" we learn that Lori and Shane are secretly in a relationship.

Season 1, Episode 1: After riding into Atlanta on a horse, Rick got trapped inside a tank at the end of 1x01 "Days Gone Bye."



Other Episode Crew

ProducerDenise Huth
Associate ProducerSkip Schoolnik
Unit Production ManagerStephanie Accetta
First Assistant DirectorMarty Jedlicka
Music EditorMichael Baber
Music SupervisorThomas Golubic
Costume DesignerPeggy Stamper
Key GripRobert Kempf
Set DecoratorLisa Jeanne Alkofer
Location ManagerMike Riley
Property MasterMichael Sabo
Production Sound MixerShirley Libby
Script SupervisorRebecca Poulos
Assistant EditorNathan Gunn
Post Production SupervisorKenneth Requa
Supervising Sound EditorWalter Newman
Re-Recording MixerGary D. Rogers  |  Dan Hiland
Stunt CoordinatorSteve Ritzi
Production SupervisorCaleb Womble
Art DirectorAlex Hajdu
Key Makeup ArtistDonna M. Premick
Production AccountantHerb Johnson
Chief Lighting TechnicianRick Crank
"A" Camera OperatorMichael Satrazemis
Casting AssociateRussell Scott (2)
Key HairstylistTaylor Knight
Special Effects CoordinatorDarrell Pritchett
Makeup ArtistKevin Wasner  |  Garrett Immel  |  Andy Schoneberg  |  Jake Garber
AssistantJess Clark
Special Effects Make-upGregory Nicotero  |  Howard Berger
Location CastingCraig Fincannon  |  Lisa Mae Fincannon
Second Assistant DirectorVeronica A. Hampton
SculptorJeremy Aiello
VFX SupervisorJason Sperling
ClearancesLaura Sevier
 
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