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Days Gone Bye 

Deputy Sheriff Rick Grimes awakens from a coma, and searches for his family in a world ravaged by the undead.

Director:

Frank Darabont

Writers:

Frank Darabont (developed by), Robert Kirkman (based on the series of graphic novels by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Andrew Lincoln ... Rick Grimes
Jon Bernthal ... Shane Walsh
Sarah Wayne Callies ... Lori Grimes
Laurie Holden ... Andrea Harrison (credit only)
Jeffrey DeMunn ... Dale Horvath
Steven Yeun ... Glenn Rhee (voice)
Chandler Riggs ... Carl Grimes
Lennie James ... Morgan Jones
Emma Bell ... Amy Harrison
Jim R. Coleman ... Lam Kendal (as Jim Coleman)
Linds Edwards ... Leon Basset
Keisha Tillis ... Morgan's Wife
Adrian Kali Turner ... Duane
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Storyline

Some time after being shot on duty, Deputy Sheriff Rick Grimes awakens in hospital to find it deserted with bodies strewn everywhere. He returns to his home to find it abandoned but believes his wife and son may still be alive. He meets Morgan Jones and his son Duane who explain to him that the world has been overrun with zombies (aka walkers). The disease usually started with an infection and high fever followed by re-animation. The creatures are attracted to sound and eat flesh to survive. Morgan tells him that he thinks there is a refugee center in Atlanta and Rick sets off in the hope of finding his wife and child. Once there, he finds himself surrounded by the undead with little apparent hope of escaping.....until he hears a voice over the radio. Written by garykmcd

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Genres:

Drama | Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

31 October 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Days Gone Bye See more »

Filming Locations:

Fairburn, Georgia, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

One hindrance to the production was the extreme heat of Atlanta's summer months. Andrew Lincoln claimed never to have experienced such high levels of humidity before. See more »

Goofs

The tank which Rick hides in is a Cheiftain Mk10. It is a British Army tank designated FV4201, manufactured by Leyland and used by the British Army between 1966 and 1995. The tank in the episode (along with those seen outside CDC later in the "Wildfire" episode) are all painted tan and feature the inverted black "V" which was used to identify Coalition troops during the First Gulf War. This model of tank was never in service with the American Army and as such it would be highly unlikely to see four of them abandoned in Atlanta as depicted. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Rick Grimes: [in a flash-forward, Rick sees a little girl walking on a deserted street] Little girl? I'm a policeman. Little girl.
Rick Grimes: [the little girl stops] Don't be afraid. Okay? Little girl.
[when the little girl turns around it's revealed to Rick that she's a walker by a part of her face missing]
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Connections

Referenced in Talking Dead: Heads Up (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Space Junk
(uncredited)
Performed by Wang Chung
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Just Awesome
1 November 2010 | by markj-doyleSee all my reviews

Well Us Zombie fans have been waiting on a TV series like this for some time. And they did it right. I loved every min of this show. I will be watching every episode. If you are a fan of the Zombie Movies you will love this show. Here is a bit about the show and what you can expect to see. (Thanks to Wiki for providing the update) The Walking Dead is centered on Rick Grimes, a small-town police officer from Cynthiana, Kentucky, his family, and a number of other survivors who have banded together in order to survive after the world is overrun with zombies. As the series progresses, the characters become more developed, and their personalities shift under the stress of a zombie apocalypse, most notably Rick's.

In the beginning of the series, Rick and partner Shane are in a firefight and Rick is shot and enters a coma. Upon waking in a hospital, he discovers the undead are in the building and town. Rick returns home and shortly decides to go to Atlanta, where the survivors were told to await help, to find his wife Lori and son Carl. He discovers the city is crowded with zombies and bumps into Glenn, a scavenger for a band of survivors. Following Glenn, Rick discovers Lori and Carl are okay along with Shane, who is less than happy that his former partner has returned. He also meets new survivors.

The group searches for a place to call home, settling in a couple of temporary camps, including a prison, which comes to the attention of an insane man calling himself the Governor. The Governor runs his local city, Woodbury, Georgia, like a dictator and tortures Rick (including cutting off one of his hands) and other members of his group, culminating in an all-out assault on the prison. Several of the main characters die in the battle, including the Governor himself. After the prison is made unsecured by the attack, Rick and the surviving members, after leaving with others to Washington, D.C. for a chance to cure the infection, encounter cannibals (which are brutally taken care of). Their current residence is a township that is enclosed in the outskirts of Washington D.C. until its safety is compromised by gunshots that attract a horde of zombies.


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