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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 may not be from the dead, but from the living.

Episode Info  

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

Alternate Airdates:

UK (FOX) Nov 12, 2010

Guest Stars
Michael RookerMichael Rooker
As Merle Dixon
Emma BellEmma Bell
As Amy
Andrew RothenbergAndrew Rothenberg
As Jim
Juan ParejaJuan Pareja
As Morales

Co-Guest Stars
Irone SingletonIrone Singleton
As T-Dog
Jeryl Prescott SalesJeryl Prescott Sales
As Jacqui

Sam WitwerSam Witwer
As Dead Soldier In Tank
Main Cast
Andrew LincolnAndrew Lincoln
As Rick Grimes
Steven YeunSteven Yeun
As Glenn Rhee
Chandler RiggsChandler Riggs
As Carl Grimes
Sarah Wayne CalliesSarah Wayne Callies
As Lori Grimes
Jeffrey DeMunnJeffrey DeMunn
As Dale Horvath
Jon BernthalJon Bernthal
As Shane Walsh


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.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
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 ammunition after firing only 14 shots.


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 hotwire the 2010 Dodge Challenger. This would not work in real life because all new Challenger models 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

DeveloperFrank Darabont
Executive ProducerFrank Darabont  |  Gail Anne Hurd  |  Robert Kirkman  |  David Alpert  |  Charles H. Eglee
Co-Executive ProducerJack LoGiudice
ProducerDenise Huth
Consulting ProducerGreg Nicotero  |  Adam E. Fierro
Associate ProducerSkip Schoolnik
Production DesignerGregory Melton
EditorJulius Ramsay
CastingSherry Thomas  |  Sharon Bialy
Unit Production ManagerStephanie Accetta
First Assistant DirectorMarty Jedlicka
Second Assistant DirectorVeronica A. Hampton
MusicBear McCreary
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 EditorTina Trego  |  Nathan Gunn
Post Production SupervisorKenneth Requa
Supervising Sound EditorWalter Newman
Re-Recording MixerDan Hiland  |  Gary D. Rogers
Director of PhotographyDavid Boyd
Stunt CoordinatorSteve Ritzi
Production SupervisorCaleb Womble
Art DirectorAlex Hajdu
Based On The Works OfCharlie Adlard  |  Tony Moore (2)  |  Robert Kirkman
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 ArtistJake Garber  |  Andy Schoneberg  |  Garrett Immel  |  Kevin Wasner
AssistantJess Clark
Special Effects Make-upGreg Nicotero  |  Howard Berger
Location CastingCraig Fincannon  |  Lisa Mae Fincannon
SculptorJeremy Aiello
Produced ByTom Luse
VFX SupervisorJason Sperling
ClearancesLaura Sevier
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