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Judge, Jury, Executioner 

Dale fears the group is losing its humanity as Rick and the others vote to execute Randall.


Greg Nicotero


Frank Darabont (developed by), Robert Kirkman (based on the series of graphic novels by) | 4 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
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
Melissa McBride ... Carol Peletier
Irone Singleton ... Theodore 'T-Dog' Douglas
Lauren Cohan ... Maggie Greene
Emily Kinney ... Beth Greene
Michael Zegen ... Randall Culver
Scott Wilson ... Hershel Greene
Jane McNeill ... Patricia


Daryl interrogates Randall about his group and he learns that they are formed by thirty dangerous men capable to rape two teenage daughters in front of their father. Rick and Shane decide to kill Randall, who is considered a threat to the survivors, but Dale opposes to their decision and Rick summons the group that is supportive to the execution to vote. Dale tries to convince each survivor that they must not lose their humanity. Carl is affected by the situation and has strange actions: first he sneaks to talk to Randall; then he disrespects Carol with an offensive comment about her beliefs; then he teases a walker that is trapped in the swamp; then he decides to participate in the meeting that will judge of Randall; and finally when Rick is ready to shoot Randall in the head, Carl arrives in the barn affecting Rick. Meanwhile Dale wonders on the field and is surprised by the walker that Carl had made fun of. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Drama | Horror | Thriller


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Official Sites:

Official iTunes Season 2





Release Date:

4 March 2012 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Douglasville, Georgia, USA

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


The conversation between Rick & Carl about Carol's mental state after losing her daughter, is similar to the comics except the roles are reversed. See more »


[All goofs for this title are spoilers.] See more »


[first lines]
Randall Culver: [Daryl interrogates Randall for the location of his group] I told you...
Daryl Dixon: You told me shit!
Randall Culver: [Daryl slams Randall against the shed wall] I barely knew those guys. I met 'em on the road.
Daryl Dixon: How many in your group?
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Referenced in The Walking Dead: The Journey So Far (2016) See more »


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Sorry Brother
25 October 2014 | by slightlymad22See all my reviews

After the last action packed episode, this weeks is a much slower pace

Plot In A Paragraph: After Randall reveals that he was with is heavily armed and violent, Rick decides that they have little choice but to kill him. Dale disagrees feeling that this is a question about keeping their humanity. Shane is fed up with Rick and Hershel and is thinking of staging a takeover. Carl begins to rebel against his parents authority but there are consequences and there is a terrible price to pay.

Jeffrey DeMunn is the star of this episode as Dale desperately tries to stop the group from losing it's humanity, by pleading with each member of the group individually not to vote to kill Randall. Carl is in need of a good slap, and his actions cost a camp member their life.

Last episode I said which two characters I would happily see die, it was neither of them, but one of the characters I liked instead. So add Carl to the list of Lori and Andrea.

T-Dog has been relegated to the background so much I thought I'd missed an episode where he'd died till he turned up at the end of this episode. Even then he doesn't even speak. Someone wrote this guy some dialogue.

There is a nice scene where Herschel has a man to man talk with Glen.

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