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After several residents are killed in a walker attack, it soon becomes apparent that there is a deadly illness spreading inside the prison. To make matters worse, a build up of walkers is weakening the fences.

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x2
Airdate: Sunday October 20th, 2013

Director: Guy Ferland
Writer: Angela Kang

Alternate Airdates:

Serbia and Montenegro Oct 21, 2013
UK (FOX) Oct 25, 2013
IE (RTÉ TWO) May 30, 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
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
Kennedy BriceKennedy Brice
As Molly
Brandon Carroll (1)Brandon Carroll (1)
As David
Luke DonaldsonLuke Donaldson
As Luke
Victor McCayVictor McCay
As Ryan Samuels

Frederick CarpenterFrederick Carpenter
As Fence Walker
John JaretJohn Jaret
As Walker
Lauren HennebergLauren Henneberg
As Walker
Taylor McPhersonTaylor McPherson
As Prison Newcomer
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


At the fences there is a flashlight shining on some Walkers. Whoever is holding the flashlight dangles a rat through the fence, feeding a Walker. ..

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Episode Notes
Ratings: 13.9 Million Viewers

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Frank SinatraI've Got You Under My SkinTyreese sings to Karen in his prison cell.
Tom WaitI Don't Want to Grow UpBeth sings to baby Judith.

Episode Quotes
Maggie: Changing of the guard?
Glenn: Yeah, I'll bring you breakfast after perimeter check.
Maggie: (looks at picture Glenn took of her) Oh my god, throw that away.
Glenn: Yeah, not going to happen.

Rick: You be careful out there.
Michonne: I always am. Any requests? Books, comics, some stale M&Ms?
Carl: You're the one who likes stale M&Ms.
Michonne: Yep, and I'll definitely be looking for some. I'l look for some stuff you like too. Why don't you wear your hat anymore?
Carl: It's not a farming hat. See you soon?
Michonne: Pretty soon.

Carl: Dad, I'm sorry. I've been trying.
Rick: Yeah, I know. I'm proud.
Carl: Dad, when can I have my gun back?

Ryan: Lizzie and Mika, you care about them. I've seen it. They don't have anybody else. Kids on their own, they don't have a chance. Can you look out for them? Like they're yours?
Carol: Yeah. Yeah I can. I will. Ryan, you're going to have to let them say goodbye, okay?
Ryan: (crying) Okay.

Mika: Dad? We have to go get Dr. S.
Carol: Honey, he's been bitten. The Dr. won't help.
Ryan: (to Lizzie) Take care of your sister.

Carol: Patrick a fine yesterday, and he died overnight. Two people died that quick? We have to separate everyone that's been exposed.
Daryl: That's everyone in that cell block. That's all of us, maybe more.
Hershel: We know that this sickness can be lethal. We don't know how easily it spreads. Is anyone else showing symptoms that we know of?
Carol: We can't just wait and see. I mean, there's children. It isn't just the illness. People die, they become a threat.
Hershel: We need a place for them to go. They can't stay in D. We can't risk going in there to clean it up.
Carol: We can use cell block A.
Glenn: Death row? Not sure that's much of an upgrade.
Daryl: It's clean, that's an upgrade.

Carl: Hey Dad, Carol's been teaching the kids how to use weapons. How to kill. Their parents don't know and she doesn't want you to know. I think you should let her. I know you're going to say it's not up to you, but it can be. Dad?
Rick: Thank you for telling me.
Carl: Yeah
Rick: I won't stop her, I won't say anything. Carl? (Rick gives Carl his gun back)

Cultural References
Frank Sinatra: Tyreese sings a "I've Got You Under My Skin" to Karen.

"I've Got You Under My Skin" is a famous love song by singing legend Frank Sinatra.

Episode References
Season 4, Episode 1: At the end of 4x01 "30 Days Without an Accident" Patrick fell down in the shower and woke up as a walker.

Season 4, Episode 1: Tyreese says that he can't stop thinking about Zack. Beth's boyfriend, Zack, was killed by a walker in 4x01 "30 Days Without an Accident".

Other Episode Crew

DeveloperFrank Darabont
Executive ProducerGail Anne Hurd  |  Greg Nicotero  |  Tom Luse  |  Scott M. Gimple  |  David Alpert  |  Robert Kirkman
Co-Executive ProducerDenise Huth  |  Seth Hoffman
Supervising ProducerCurtis Gwinn  |  Nichole Beattie
ProducerJolly Dale  |  Paul Gadd  |  Angela Kang
Co-ProducerMatthew Negrete  |  Channing Powell  |  Caleb Womble
Associate ProducerKenneth Requa
Production DesignerGrace Walker
EditorAvi Youabian
CastingSharon Bialy  |  Sherry Thomas
Unit Production ManagerTom Luse
First Assistant DirectorChip Signore
Second Assistant DirectorMatthew Goodwin
MusicBear McCreary
Music EditorMichael Baber
Music SupervisorThomas Golubic
Costume DesignerEulyn Womble
Set DecoratorKristen Walker
Location ManagerMike Riley
Transportation CoordinatorKeith Collis
Property MasterJohn Sanders
Production Sound MixerMichael P. Clark
Script SupervisorAmy Blanc Lacy
Assistant EditorEvan Schrodek
Supervising Sound EditorJerry Ross
Re-Recording MixerGary D. Rogers  |  Dan Hiland
Director of PhotographyMichael Satrazemis
Assistant Production CoordinatorAlex Carey
Post Production CoordinatorMichelle Trujillo McKibben
Based On The Works OfRobert Kirkman  |  Charlie Adlard  |  Tony Moore (2)
Costume SupervisorIliana Sanchez Taylor
Key Makeup ArtistDonna M. Premick  |  Jake Garber
Transportation CaptainJody Winslette
Casting AssociateGohar Gazazyan
Key HairstylistTaylor Knight
Production Office CoordinatorMandy McCowan
Rigging GafferGary Holmes
Makeup ArtistJake Garber  |  Kevin Wasner  |  Garrett Immel  |  Gino Crognale  |  Andy Schoneberg
Special Effects Make-upHoward Berger  |  Greg Nicotero
Location CastingLisa Mae Fincannon  |  Craig Fincannon
Producers AssistantAlex Brown (2)
"B" Camera First AssistantBruce Robinson (2)
Writers' Production AssistantDesa Larkin Boutte
Animal WranglerCarol Tresan  |  Greg Tresan
Key Rigging GripMike Pilcher
"A" Camera 1st AssistantDavid Galbraith
2nd Unit Director Of PhotographyDavid Daniels
VFX SupervisorVictor Scalise
Location Casting AssociateJen Ingulli
Key GreenspersonDenette West
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