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The Walking Dead: Chupacabra

Keeping up his solo search efforts for Sophia, Daryl gets hurt and begins hallucinating. As Shane questions the point of staying on the farm, Rick tries to talk Hershel into letting them stay permanently.

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x5
Airdate: Sunday November 13th, 2011

Alternate Airdates:

UK (FOX) Nov 18, 2011


Guest Stars
Melissa McBrideMelissa McBride
As Carol Peletier
Irone SingletonIrone Singleton
As T-Dog
Madison LintzMadison Lintz
As Sophia Peletier
Lauren CohanLauren Cohan
As Maggie Greene
Michael RookerMichael Rooker
As Merle Dixon
Emily KinneyEmily Kinney
As Beth Greene
Scott WilsonScott Wilson
As Hershel Greene

Co-Guest Stars
Jane McNeillJane McNeill
As Patricia
James Allen McCuneJames Allen McCune
As Jimmy
Adam MinarovichAdam Minarovich
As Ed

Chance BartelsChance Bartels
As Atlanta Evacuee
Matthew LydaMatthew Lyda
As Creek Bed Walker #1
Main Cast
Andrew LincolnAndrew Lincoln
As Rick Grimes
Norman ReedusNorman Reedus
As Daryl Dixon
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 with a flashback, and shown is a long line of cars choking the highway, as families attempt to flee the undead menace. Shane, Lori and other familiar faces meanwhile try their best to restrain their panic in front of the children. Suddenly, there is a loud bang. Helicopters are shown flying overhead. Lori and Shane then run toward the sound. From the woods, they watch a city being fire-bombed by the government. Horrified and frightened, the pair embraces. Back in the present day, Lori awakens inside a tent outside the Hershel farm. Carol meanwhile, suggests cooking dinner for the Hershel clan. "Trying to look for things to keep my mind occupied," the distraught mom explains. ..

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Episode Notes
Ratings: 6.12 Million Viewers

Trivia: When Norman Reedus was acting his scene on the ground in the mud he was bit by a large carpenter ant and incorporated the pain into his performance.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
(Unknown artist)Daryl's ThemeDaryl hurts himself falling down the cliff.

Episode Quotes
Jimmy: (Talking about a rifle) Well, if I'm going out, I want one.
Daryl: Yeah, and people in hell want Slurpees.

Glenn: Do you think Andrea's on her period? I'm only asking cause it's like all the woman are acting really weird and I read somewhere that when women spend a lot of time together their cycles line up and they all get super crazy hormonal at the same time.
Dale: Uh, I'm gonna advise you to keep that theory to yourself.

Andrea: How's he doing?
Dale: He'll be fine. How about you?
Andrea: I shot Daryl.
Dale: Well, don't be too hard on yourself. We've all wanted to shoot Daryl.

Daryl: I'm going to borrow a horse and head up to this ridge right here. Get a bird's eye view of the whole grid. If she's up there I'll spot her.
T-Dog: Good idea. Maybe you'll see your chupacabra up there, too.
Rick: Chupacabra?
Dale: You never heard that story? First night in camp, Daryl tell us the whole thing reminds him of the time he went squirrel hunting and he saw a chupacabra.
Jimmy: (laughs)
Daryl: What are you braying at, jackass?
Jimmy: So, you believe in a bloodsucking dog?
Daryl: You believe in dead people walking around?

Glenn: You know, we still have eleven condoms.
Maggie: Yeah, you see eleven condoms; I see eleven minutes of my life I'm never getting back.

Merle: Ain't nobody ever really cared about you except for me, little brother, and there ain't nobody that ever will.

Shane: If we'd just moved on, man, we'd be half way to Fort Bennett right now. Carl wouldn't have gotten shot, and you said so yourself. When we're out here we're risking lives. Your own son, man, almost died. Otis, he paid that bill. Man, what the hell are we still doing this for?
Rick: I had her in my hands Shane, she looked in my eyes and trusted me. I failed her. If I hadn't, she wouldn't be out here. I think she's still alive, and I'm not going to...I'm not going to write her off.

Episode Goofs

When Daryl is lying on the ground in the mud, the splatters of mud on his chin and lips disappear and reappear several times between shots.


When Daryl gets down from his horse to pick up the doll his crossbow is not loaded. When he is down in the creek it is suddenly loaded, and when he mounts his horse again the crossbow is unloaded once more.

Cultural References
Dawn of the Dead: There is a sign in Dale's RV that says "How about a nice cup of shut the hell up?"

This is a reference to a line from 'Dawn of the Dead,' when the character CJ says "The plan is you drink a nice tall glass of Shut The F*ck Up!"

Annie Oakley: When Andrea is standing guard on the RV, Dale asks her "What's with the Annie Oakley routine"?

Annie Oakley was a famous American sharpshooter and exhibition shooter.

Episode References
Season 2, Episode 4: Lori found out at the end of 2x04 "Cherokee Rose" that she is pregnant.

Season 2, Episode 1: Sophia is still missing after having gotten lost in 2x01 "What Lies Ahead" while running away from a walker.

Season 1, Episode 3: When Daryl is hallucinating Merle, Merle asks him why he stopped looking for him. In 1x03 "Tell It to the Frogs" Daryl went back with Rick to the department store where Merle had been chained to find that he was gone.

Other Episode Crew

DeveloperFrank Darabont
Executive ProducerFrank Darabont  |  Gail Anne Hurd  |  Robert Kirkman  |  Glen Mazzara  |  David Alpert
Co-Executive ProducerGreg Nicotero  |  Evan Reilly
ProducerDenise Huth  |  Scott M. Gimple
Co-ProducerPaul Gadd
Production DesignerGregory Melton
EditorNathan Gunn
CastingSharon Bialy  |  Sherry Thomas
Unit Production ManagerTom Luse
First Assistant DirectorVeronica A. Hampton
Second Assistant DirectorCraig Harris
MusicBear McCreary
Music EditorMichael Baber
Music SupervisorThomas Golubic
Costume DesignerEulyn Womble
HairstylistVincent Gideon
Set DecoratorLynne Mitchell
Location ManagerMike Riley
Property MasterJohn Sanders
Construction CoordinatorJohn Fore
Production Sound MixerBartek Swiatek
Script CoordinatorSteve Sharlet
Assistant EditorLiza Cardinale
Post Production SupervisorKenneth Requa
Supervising Sound EditorJerry Ross
Re-Recording MixerDan Hiland  |  Gary D. Rogers
Director of PhotographyRohn Schmidt
Story EditorAngela Kang
Stunt CoordinatorLonnie Smith
Production SupervisorJolly Dale
Based On The Works OfTony Moore (2)  |  Robert Kirkman  |  Charlie Adlard
Key Makeup ArtistDonna M. Premick
AssistantScott Einbinder  |  Phillip Kobylanski  |  Ryan C. Coleman
Casting AssociateRussell Scott (2)
Key HairstylistTaylor Knight
Special Effects CoordinatorDarrell Pritchett
Makeup ArtistYolanda Sheridan  |  Kevin Wasner  |  Andy Schoneberg  |  Jake Garber  |  Andre Freitas  |  Mark Ross  |  Carey Jones (2)
Special Effects Make-upHoward Berger  |  Greg Nicotero
Production ConsultantBen Roberts  |  Jess Clark
Location CastingLisa Mae Fincannon  |  Craig Fincannon
Produced ByTom Luse
VFX SupervisorVictor Scalise
ClearancesLaura Sevier
Charge ScenicFranklin T. Bennett
Production Co-supervisorCaleb Womble
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