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The Walking Dead: The Grove

As Tyreese and Carol continue taking the girls toward Terminus, they happen upon a grove. Drawn in by its quaint resources and sense of tranquillity, they contemplate staying there, but Lizzie's understanding of the walkers becomes too much to ignore.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 4x14
Airdate: Sunday March 16th, 2014

Alternate Airdates:

UK (FOX) Mar 17, 2014
DE (Fox) Mar 17, 2014
DK (DR3) Apr 08, 2014

Starring Roles
Chad ColemanChad Coleman
As Tyreese (credited as Chad L. Coleman)

Guest Stars
Brighton SharbinoBrighton Sharbino
As Lizzie Samuels
Kyla Kenedy WhiteKyla Kenedy White
As Mika Samuels (credited as Kyla Kenedy)
Main Cast
Melissa McBrideMelissa McBride
As Carol Peletier


A water pot boils on a stove, with some music that sounds like it’s on a record player playing. Outside a little girl plays tag with an adult Walker...

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Episode Notes
Ratings: 12.90 Million Viewers

Casting: Main cast members Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes), Norman Reedus (Daryl Dixon), Steven Yeun (Glenn Rhee), Lauren Cohan (Maggie Greene), Chandler Riggs (Carl Grimes) and Danai Gurira (Michonne) do not appear in this episode.

Trivia: In the scene where Carol tells Tyreese that she killed Karen and David, there is a puzzle on the table. If the puzzle were to be completed, it would be a picture of Carol's daughter Sophia.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
The Ink SpotsMaybeA child plays outside with a walker.

Episode Quotes
Carol: You can sleep Lizzie, I'm okay.
Lizzie: If there's trouble I can take Judith. I can help.
Carol: You really think you can help me?
Lizzie: I know I can, ma'am.

Tyreese: Lizzie's tough.
Carol: When it comes to people.
Tyreese: What do you mean?
Carol: You haven't seen it? She's confused about them, the walkers, she doesn't see what they are. She thinks they're just different.
Tyreese: Is Mika the same way.
Carol: No, she's worse. She doesn't have a mean bone in her body.

Mika: I don't have to be tough, I can run, I'm good at that.
Carol: No. My daughter ran, and it wasn't enough. That's why I taught the kids at the prison to do more than that.
Mika: I can kill walkers, I mean I tried. I'm not like my sister, I'm not messed up. I know what they are, but I can't kill people. I could never do that, and the bad people at the prison, they were right in front of us. I held up my gun, but I couldn't pull the trigger. Killing people is wrong.

Tyreese: The whole world is haunted now, and there's no getting out of that, not until we're dead.
Carol: Tyreese, maybe they're not haunting us. Maybe they're just teaching us. Helping remind us, so that we can live with what we have to do.

Carol: Just look at the flowers, Lizzie. Just look at the flowers. Just look at the flowers...

Episode Goofs

When the group finishes shooting the walkers, Carol moves in to hug Lizzie, and Lizzie is holding her gun in her left hand. The camera angle changes, and Carol and Lizzie are hugging, but the gun is in her right hand now.


The way that Lizzie is griping the knife changed between camera angles as Tyreese and Carol are approaching her.

Because of the motion in the scene the cameras stayed focused on weird places, like the background and Carol's pants, but there is a bigger goof. When Carol approaches Lizzie she pushes with her left hand going across her own body. Pushing Lizzie that way would have left the girl facing away from the Walker, unless she spun when she fell. In the next cut she falls without spinning but is turned to look at the walker. Watching Carol's hands will show that it has switched to Carol pushing her with her right hand, knife hand, and reaching for the walker with her left.

Cultural References
Adventures of Tom Sawyer: When the group is walking along the tracks, Mika asks Carol how 'Tom Sawyer' ends, as they never got to finish it.

Adventures of Tom Sawyer is the title of a novel by American author Mark Twain.

Episode References
Season 4, Episode 10: Tyreese and Carol met up in 4x10 "Inmates" after Tyreese, Mika, Lizzie and Judith fled the prison.

Season 4, Episode 2: When Carol kills the walker that had gone after Lizzie and Mika, Mika tells Lizzie to count and look at the flowers. She said the same thing to her when Carol had to kill their father in 4x02 "Infected."

Season 4, Episode 12: The fire that Carol and Tyreese smell, and the smoke they see, is likely from the cabin that Daryl and Beth set on fire during 4x12 "Still."

Season 4, Episode 2: Carol tells Tyreese about what happened to Karen and David. Karen and David died in 4x02 "Infected."

Other Episode Crew

DeveloperFrank Darabont
Executive ProducerGail Anne Hurd  |  Robert Kirkman  |  David Alpert  |  Tom Luse  |  Greg Nicotero  |  Scott M. Gimple
Co-Executive ProducerDenise Huth  |  Seth Hoffman
Supervising ProducerNichole Beattie  |  Curtis Gwinn
ProducerPaul Gadd  |  Jolly Dale  |  Angela Kang
Co-ProducerChanning Powell  |  Caleb Womble  |  Matthew Negrete
Associate ProducerKenneth Requa
Production DesignerGrace Walker
EditorJulius Ramsay
CastingSherry Thomas  |  Sharon Bialy
Unit Production ManagerTom Luse
First Assistant DirectorJeffrey F. January
Second Assistant DirectorMatthew Goodwin
MusicBear McCreary
Music EditorMichael Baber
Music SupervisorThomas Golubic
Costume DesignerEulyn Womble
Set DecoratorKristen Walker
Location ManagerMike Riley
Property MasterJohn Sanders
Production Sound MixerMichael P. Clark
Script SupervisorAmy Blanc Lacy
Assistant EditorDan Liu
Supervising Sound EditorJerry Ross
Re-Recording MixerGary D. Rogers  |  Dan Hiland
Director of PhotographyStephen Campbell (1)
Post Production CoordinatorMichelle Trujillo McKibben
Based On The Works OfCharlie Adlard  |  Tony Moore (2)  |  Robert Kirkman
Key Makeup ArtistDonna M. Premick  |  Jake Garber
Casting AssociateRussell Scott (2)
Key HairstylistTaylor Knight
Special Effects SupervisorDarrell Pritchett
Production Office CoordinatorMandy McCowan
Rigging GafferGary Holmes
Special Effects CoordinatorDarrell Pritchett
Makeup ArtistCaley Brooks  |  Kevin Wasner  |  Garrett Immel  |  Andy Schoneberg  |  Gino Crognale
Special Effects Make-upGreg Nicotero  |  Howard Berger
Location CastingCraig Fincannon  |  Lisa Mae Fincannon
Producers AssistantAlex Brown (2)
"B" Camera First AssistantBruce Robinson (2)
Writers' Production AssistantDesa Larkin Boutte
Key Set Production AssistantTownson Wells
Animal WranglerGreg Tresan  |  Carol Tresan
Greens PersonJeff Garner
Key Rigging GripJason Zaluska
"A" Camera 1st AssistantDavid Galbraith
VFX SupervisorVictor Scalise
GreensmanJeff Garner
Location Casting AssociateJen Ingulli
Key GreenspersonDenette West
Set Dressing Gang BossKenneth Nelson (2)
On Set GreenspersonDaniel Hahn
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