The Walking Dead (2010– )
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The survivors gain access to the C.D.C. in the hope of a safe haven.

Director:

Guy Ferland

Writers:

Frank Darabont (developed by), Robert Kirkman (based on the series of graphic novels by) | 4 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
Jeffrey DeMunn ... Dale Horvath
Steven Yeun ... Glenn Rhee
Chandler Riggs ... Carl Grimes
Norman Reedus ... Daryl Dixon
Noah Emmerich ... Edwin Jenner
Melissa McBride ... Carol
Jeryl Prescott ... Jacqui (as Jeryl Prescott Sales)
Irone Singleton ... T-Dog
Madison Lintz ... Sophia
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Storyline

Having been allowed into the CDC building, the survivors meet Dr. Edwin Jenner who appears to be the only survivor in the facility. There is plenty of food and drink and the surroundings are comfortable. A drunken Shane tries to reconcile with Lori Grimes, but she will have nothing to do with it. Dr. Jenner shows them how the infection works to reanimate a dead corpse but admits that he hasn't been able to make any advance on defeating it. Despair sets in at the realization that there is no cure for the plague that has enveloped them. Jenner has his own plans for the future leaving the survivors only a few minutes to leave the facility. Not everyone chooses to leave however. Written by garykmcd

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Plot Keywords:

hope | countdown | brain | wine | blood | See All (80) »

Genres:

Drama | Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 December 2010 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

Robert Kirkman said that this is the only episode he regrets because it tells the survivors about the rest of the world rather than learning first hand. See more »

Goofs

Dr. Jenner states that other research centers shut down for lack of electricity, including the one(s) in France. He then states that they lacked electricity "because the world runs on fossil fuels."

France gets 80% of its electricity from CO2-free nuclear power plants which run for more than a year between refueling and can even run for many years without refueling at lower efficiencies. The research center in France may have shut down for lack of electricity, but it wasn't because they ran out of fossil fuels. His fossil-fuel sermon was misplaced. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Shane Walsh: [in a flashback, Shane tries asking the soldiers and nurses for help to move Rick out of the hospital] Hey, hey. Whoa, whoa. Ma'am. Ma'am, please. Please, can you help me?
Nurse: [the nurse continues running off] No, no!
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Connections

Featured in The Walking Dead: The Journey So Far (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Tomorrow is a Long Time
(uncredited)
Written and performed by Bob Dylan
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A Classic Zombie Series
28 February 2011 | by soheyl-989-538572See all my reviews

Finally! After a lot of near-nonsensical zombie movies, we've now come across a stylish, matter-of-fact zombie series that's just gripping...to say the least. Apart from the brilliant direction & screenplay, what really hits the viewer(maybe unconsciously)is the brilliant camera-work...and, hold on, the fantastic background music - which is used to a minimum...it's used only at the right moments! Most of the time there's no music, which actually adds to the tension...making you feel you are with them! Of course, the heavy influence of "28 days Later" & "28 weeks later" is obvious, but it's pardonable, considering the final result. Even the background music is influenced by John Murphy...but hey, no problem! The end result - Can't wait for season 2!


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