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The Walking Dead: 30 Days Without an Accident

It's been months since the Governor's failed attack on the prison and despite Michonne's efforts, he has completely disappeared. In the interim, the prison has flourished with many new survivors having been taken in, but while Rick is doing his best to keep himself and Carl on a better track, the prison may not be as secure as thought.

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x1
Airdate: Sunday October 13th, 2013

Alternate Airdates:

UK (FOX) Oct 18, 2013
IE (RTÉ TWO) May 24, 2014


Starring Roles
Emily KinneyEmily Kinney
As Beth Greene
Chad ColemanChad Coleman
As Tyreese (credited as Chad L. Coleman)
Sonequa Martin-GreenSonequa Martin-Green
As Sasha
Larry Gilliard, Jr.Larry Gilliard, Jr.
As Bob Stookey

Guest Stars
Melissa PonzioMelissa Ponzio
As Karen
Kerry CondonKerry Condon
As Clara
Vincent MartellaVincent Martella
As Patrick
Sunkrish BalaSunkrish Bala
As Dr. Subramanian
Brighton SharbinoBrighton Sharbino
As Lizzie Samuels
Kyla Kenedy WhiteKyla Kenedy White
As Mika Samuels (credited as Kyla Kenedy)

Co-Guest Stars
Brandon Carroll (1)Brandon Carroll (1)
As David
Luke DonaldsonLuke Donaldson
As Luke
Victor McCayVictor McCay
As Ryan Samuels
Main Cast
Andrew LincolnAndrew Lincoln
As Rick Grimes
Norman ReedusNorman Reedus
As Daryl Dixon
Steven YeunSteven Yeun
As Glenn Rhee
Lauren CohanLauren Cohan
As Maggie Greene
Chandler RiggsChandler Riggs
As Carl Grimes
Danai GuriraDanai Gurira
As Michonne
Melissa McBrideMelissa McBride
As Carol Peletier
Scott WilsonScott Wilson
As Hershel Greene


Some time has passed. A small farm has been set up in the prison yard. Rick is doing work with soil near a stable and a small pig sty. Carl joins Rick by the pig sty where they talk about a sick pig. They don't know why she's sick, and Rick doesn't want Carl naming the animals because they are not pets...

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Episode Notes
Ratings: 16.1 Million Viewers

Trivia: Six weeks before filming this episode plants, fruits and vegetables were planted to turn the prison into a farmyard.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
The Stanley BrothersPrecious MemoriesThe beginning of the episode on Rick's iPod.

Episode Quotes
Carl: You didn't wake me up.
Rick: I knew you were up all night reading comics with a flashlight.
Carl: What' up with Voilet?
Rick: Carl, I told you not to name them. They're not piglets any more, they're food.
Carl: I just thought, you know, until...okay.
Rick: I don't know what's going on with her. Could be sick, could be nothing. Feel better, Violet.

Daryl: Smells good.
Carol: Just so you know, I liked you first.
Daryl: Stop. You know, Rick brought in a lot of them, too.
Carol: Not recently. Give the stranger sanctuary, keep people fed, you're gonna have to learn to live with the love.
Daryl: Right.

Zack: Hey, I was just going to come find you.
Beth: What's up?
Zack: Well, the council pulled back everyone from the coal crew from going on the run. They're short handed right now. Figured I'd step up to help, go with them. I just wanted to make sure I saw you before...
Beth: Okay.
Zack: 'Cause I know. It's dangerous going out there.
Beth: I know.
Zack: Okay, you going to say goodbye?
Beth: Nope!
Daryl: It's a damn romance novel.

Zack: Okay I think I got it.
Michonne: Got what?
Zack: Oh, I've been trying to guess what Daryl did before the turn.
Daryl: He's been trying to guess for like six weeks.
Zack: I'm pacing myself. One shot a day.
Daryl: Alright, shoot.
Zack: Well, the way you are at the prison. You know, you being on the council you're able to track, you're helping people but you're still being kind of surly. Big swing here: Homicide Cop.
(Michonne laughs)
Daryl: What's so funny?
Michonne: Nothing, it makes perfect sense.

Clara: What were the questions? The three questions?
Rick: How many walkers have you killed?
Clara: Eddy...Eddy killed them all, until...
Rick: How many people have you killed?
Clara: Just me...just me.
Rick: Why?
Clara: I don't...I don't get to come back. I don't get to come back from this.

Cultural References
1812 Overture: The famous composition '1812 Overture' by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is being played over the speakers at the supermarket the group is searching in.

Episode References
Season 3, Episode 16: Michonne returns to the prison after spending time looking for The Governor. In 3x16 "Welcome to the Tombs" The Governor left with a small group of followers after failing to take the prison from Rick's group.

Season 3, Episode 6: The three questions Rick asks of Clara are a nod to 3x06 "Hounded", when Rick has hallucinations and talks on the phone. He is asked similar questions by the voices of Amy, Jim and Jacqui.

Other Episode Crew

DeveloperFrank Darabont
Executive ProducerGail Anne Hurd  |  Robert Kirkman  |  David Alpert  |  Greg Nicotero  |  Tom Luse  |  Scott M. Gimple
Co-Executive ProducerSeth Hoffman  |  Denise Huth
Supervising ProducerNichole Beattie  |  Curtis Gwinn
ProducerPaul Gadd  |  Angela Kang  |  Jolly Dale
Co-ProducerCaleb Womble  |  Channing Powell  |  Matthew Negrete
Associate ProducerKenneth Requa
Production DesignerGrace Walker
EditorJulius Ramsay
CastingSharon Bialy  |  Sherry Thomas
Unit Production ManagerTom Luse
First Assistant DirectorJeffrey F. January
Second Assistant DirectorMatthew Goodwin
MusicBear McCreary
Music EditorMichael Baber
Music SupervisorThomas Golubic
Costume DesignerEulyn Womble
Key GripEddie Evans
Set DecoratorKristen Walker
Location ManagerMike Riley
Property MasterJohn Sanders
Construction CoordinatorJohn Fore
Production Sound MixerMichael P. Clark
Script CoordinatorSteve Sharlet
Assistant EditorDan Liu
Supervising Sound EditorJerry Ross
Re-Recording MixerGary D. Rogers  |  Dan Hiland
GafferRick Crank
Director of PhotographyMichael Satrazemis
Stunt CoordinatorRussell Towery
Art DirectorDoug Fick
Post Production CoordinatorMichelle Trujillo McKibben
Based On The Works OfCharlie Adlard  |  Tony Moore (2)  |  Robert Kirkman
Key Makeup ArtistDonna M. Premick
Production AccountantMerci Navarro
"A" Camera OperatorGlenn Brown
Casting AssociateGohar Gazazyan
Key HairstylistTaylor Knight
Special Effects SupervisorDarrell Pritchett
Post Production AssistantNels Carlson
Steadicam OperatorGlenn Brown
Production AssociateAmy Beth Barnes
Makeup ArtistAndy Schoneberg  |  Gino Crognale  |  Garrett Immel  |  Kevin Wasner
"B" Camera OperatorRichard Cantu
Special Effects Make-upGreg Nicotero  |  Howard Berger
Second 2nd Assistant DirectorSpencer Jarvis
Location CastingCraig Fincannon  |  Lisa Mae Fincannon
Writers' AssistantAlex White
VFX SupervisorVictor Scalise
Charge ScenicRobbie Martin
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