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The Walking Dead: Pretty Much Dead Already

The future of the group on the farm is in question, especially when they all discover the barn full of walkers. While Rick tries to reach out to Hershel, Dale is becoming increasingly fearful of Shane's capabilities.

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x7
Airdate: Sunday November 27th, 2011

Alternate Airdates:

UK (FOX) Dec 02, 2011
AU (FX) Apr 29, 2014


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
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

Amanda DyarAmanda Dyar
As Barn Walker
Amber ChaneyAmber Chaney
As Hershel's Wife (Walker In The Barn)
Clair Danielle CanterburyClair Danielle Canterbury
As Barn Walker
Tony GowellTony Gowell
As Walker
Travis CharpentierTravis Charpentier
As Shawn Greene, Walker In The Barn
Triston JohnsonTriston Johnson
As Barn Walker
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 and it's dawn at the Hershel farm. The survivors meanwhile, are eating lunch in a camp outside the main house. Suddenly, Glenn stands up after an encouraging nod from Dale. "Um, guys, so, the barn is full of walkers," Glenn discloses, much to everyone’s shock and horror. Shane, then on hearing this, peeks into the barn. Sure enough, there are more than a dozen hungry, drooling zombies inside. Shane becomes angry, at this revelation. He wants to leave, immediately. Daryl, Rick and Carol argue in the meanwhile. They then discuss about Sophia. Shane though is sick of hearing about Sophia. ..

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Episode Notes
Ratings: 6.62 Million Viewers

Trivia: Maggie is quoting from Book of St. John (13:34) when she says "A new command I give to you: Love one another, as I have loved you."

Casting: The walkers that Rick, Hershel and Jimmy remove from the swamp and bring back to the farm were played by father and daughter stunt performers.

Episode Quotes
Maggie: Give me your hat.
(Maggie smashes an egg inside Glenn's hat)
Glenn: Why would you waste an egg like that?
Maggie: I figure it was rotten.

Shane: Dale, shut up. Just shut up and give me the guns.
Dale: Am I gonna have to shoot you? Do I have to kill you? Is that what it's gonna take?
Shane: Eh, yeah. That's what it's gonna take.

Shane: These things ain't sick. They're not people. They're dead. Ain't gonna feel nothing for them 'cause all they do, they kill! These things right here, they're the things that killed Amy. They killed Otis. They're gonna kill all of us. Hey, Hershel, man, let me ask you something. Can a living breathing person, could they walk away from this?
(shoots walker in its chest)
Rick: No! Stop it!
Shane: That's three rounds in the chest. Could someone who's alive, can they just take that? Why is it still coming?
(shoots walker in its chest again)
Shane: That's its heart, its lungs. Why is it still coming?
(shoots it again)
Rick: Shane, enough!
Shane: Yeah, you're right, man. That is enough.

Dale: This is where you belong, Shane.
Shane: How's that, Dale?
Dale: This world, what it is now, this is where you belong. And I may not have what it takes to last for long, but that's okay. 'Cause at least I can say when the world goes to shit, I didn't let it take me down with it.
Shane: Fair enough.

Glenn: I had to tell them.
Maggie: You did not!
Glenn: No. I did! Okay? I wanted to! You see, I forgot. Okay? I forgot or I stopped thinking about it or maybe I didn't wannna think about it. I let them lower me into that well like it was fun. Like I was playing Portal. Eh, that's a video game.
Maggie: Of course it's a video game.
Glenn: And then the pharmacy happened yesterday and I realized something. I forgot that they're dangerous. I don't care if they're sick people or dead people. They're dangerous. And then I realized something else. That I don't want you in danger ever. So, I hate to blow your dad's big secret, but I'm sick of secrets. Secrets get you killed. And I'd rather have you pissed off at me and alive than liking me and dead. So that's why I told him.
Maggie: Hey, walker bait.
Glenn: Don't call me that.
Maggie: Okay, Glenn.

Rick: (to Herschel) You and I have our differences, the way we look at walkers. Those people; they may be dead, they may be alive, but my people? Us? We are alive, right now, right in front of you.

Episode Goofs
Factual Error:

When Maggie is talking to Hershel in their kitchen, she mentions that she was 14 years old when Hershel married Annette (Beth's father). It was established in a previous episode that Maggie is 22 years old, which means that she would be at least 13 years older than Beth. However, Beth only seems to be about 5 or 6 years younger.

Editing Error:

When Rick shoots walker Sophia as she comes out of the barn you can hear the sound of a shell hitting the ground after the gunshot goes off. Rick is using a Colt Python revolver, which does not eject its shells.


When Glenn and Maggie are arguing her blouse alternated between being on and off her right shoulder.


When Dale is talking to Shane in the woods there are marks on Shane's t-shirt where the barrel of a gun was pressed, even before Dale presses his rifle to his chest.

Cultural References
Portal: Glenn says to Maggie that he let them lower him into the well like he was "playing Portal."

'Portal' is a video game that was released in 2007.

Episode References
Season 2, Episode 6: Glenn told Dale about the walkers in the barn in 2x06 "Secrets".

Season 2, Episode 6: At the end of 2x06 "Secrets" Lori admitted to Rick that she was pregnant, and that she had a relationship with Shane.

Season 2, Episode 1: Sophia has been missing since 2x01 "What Lies Ahead" when she got lost running away from a walker.

Other Episode Crew

DeveloperFrank Darabont
Executive ProducerFrank Darabont  |  Glen Mazzara  |  David Alpert  |  Gail Anne Hurd  |  Robert Kirkman
Co-Executive ProducerGreg Nicotero  |  Evan Reilly
ProducerScott M. Gimple  |  Denise Huth
Co-ProducerPaul Gadd
Production DesignerGregory Melton
EditorJulius Ramsay
CastingSherry Thomas  |  Sharon Bialy
Unit Production ManagerTom Luse
First Assistant DirectorPolly Ann Mattson
Second Assistant DirectorVeronica A. Hampton
MusicBear McCreary
Music EditorMichael Baber
Music SupervisorThomas Golubic
Costume DesignerEulyn Womble
Set DecoratorLynne Mitchell
Location ManagerMike Riley
Property MasterJohn Sanders
Production Sound MixerBartek Swiatek
Script SupervisorAmy Blanc Lacy
Production CoordinatorMandy McCowan
Assistant EditorDan Liu
Post Production SupervisorKenneth Requa
Supervising Sound EditorJerry Ross
Re-Recording MixerGary D. Rogers  |  Dan Hiland
Director of PhotographyRohn Schmidt
Story EditorAngela Kang
Production SupervisorJolly Dale
Art DirectorDoug Fick
Post Production CoordinatorJessica Newman
Based On The Works OfRobert Kirkman  |  Charlie Adlard  |  Tony Moore (2)
Key Makeup ArtistDonna M. Premick
"A" Camera OperatorMichael Satrazemis
Casting AssociateRussell Scott (2)
Key HairstylistTaylor Knight
Post Production AssistantAlex Brown (2)
Steadicam OperatorGlenn Brown
Rigging GafferMike Tyson (1)
Makeup ArtistJake Garber  |  Toby Sells  |  Andy Schoneberg  |  Andre Freitas  |  Mark Ross  |  Kevin Wasner
"B" Camera OperatorGlenn Brown
Special Effects Make-upGreg Nicotero  |  Howard Berger
Production ConsultantJess Clark  |  Ben Roberts
Second 2nd Assistant DirectorAustin Davoren
Location CastingLisa Mae Fincannon  |  Craig Fincannon
Key Rigging GripMike Pilcher
Produced ByTom Luse
2nd Unit Director Of PhotographyMarc Dobiecki
VFX SupervisorVictor Scalise
ClearancesLaura Sevier
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