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The King, the Widow and Rick 

With things looking up for Rick and the group, an argument breaks out at the Hilltop, where the consequences of the decision are life versus death.


John Polson


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





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Andrew Lincoln ... Rick Grimes
Norman Reedus ... Daryl Dixon
Lauren Cohan ... Maggie Greene
Chandler Riggs ... Carl Grimes
Danai Gurira ... Michonne
Melissa McBride ... Carol Peletier
Lennie James ... Morgan Jones (credit only)
Alanna Masterson ... Tara Chambler
Josh McDermitt ... Eugene Porter (credit only)
Christian Serratos ... Rosita Espinosa
Seth Gilliam ... Gabriel Stokes (credit only)
Ross Marquand ... Aaron
Jeffrey Dean Morgan ... Negan (credit only)
Austin Amelio ... Dwight (credit only)
Tom Payne ... Paul 'Jesus' Rovia


With things looking up for Rick and the group, an argument breaks out at the Hilltop, where the consequences of the decision are life versus death.

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Drama | Horror | Thriller


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Release Date:

26 November 2017 (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 title of this episode refers to Ezekiel (the King) (Khary Payton), Maggie (the Widow) (Lauren Cohan) and Rick (Andrew Lincoln). They are the three leaders of the communities that have rebelled against Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan). See more »


The walker that Siddiq kills can be seen moving around in the background, and the actor portraying the walker can be seen breathing. See more »


Carl Grimes: Sometimes kids have to find their own way to show their parents the way.
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Featured in Talking Dead: The King, the Widow and Rick (2017) See more »


The Walking Dead Main Title
Written by Bear McCreary
Performed by Dominik Hauser
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Disgusting bias on IMDb.
1 December 2017 | by astowell-29612See all my reviews

It's so hilariously transparent. As soon as the latest episode of The Walking Dead airs, it's rated a 1 out of 10 by the same number of people (give or take). But it's not just exclusive to this show, it's a trend everywhere on this site.

This is why IMDb is the worst place of reference for the quality of any given show. It's all agenda driven, circlejerk, armchair quarterback BS. If you read through the reviews, it's all the same. Little input, no attempt to discuss the show, just vitriol.

No matter how bad I think an episode of a show might be, I just can't imagine voting a 1 out of 10 unless it is absolutely abhorrently awful. And if it was that bad I would be more than happy to explain why I feel that way, this is what IMDb reviews lack. Those ratings are in no way a fair assessment of The Walking Dead nor many other shows the suffer the same brigade BS.

IMDb is a go to for a lot of people on the internet, purely based on it's name and reputation. But in recent times, the site has devolved into an echo chamber of kneejerk hate and meme based evaluation. Even the great Game Of Thrones suffered an amount of the same BS undeservedly.

How can you possibly have a site as a source of quality and recommendation when it is completely drowned in the the typical "Youtube" or "Twitter" analysis of users?

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