The Walking Dead (2010– )
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The Obliged 

Rick's vision of a civilized future is threatened by a sudden reckoning with past sins that remain unavenged and unforgiven.


Rosemary Rodriguez


Frank Darabont (developed by), Robert Kirkman (based on the series of graphic novels by) | 6 more credits »





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Andrew Lincoln ... Rick Grimes
Norman Reedus ... Daryl Dixon
Lauren Cohan ... Maggie Greene
Danai Gurira ... Michonne
Melissa McBride ... Carol Peletier
Alanna Masterson ... Tara Chambler (credit only)
Josh McDermitt ... Eugene Porter
Christian Serratos ... Rosita Espinosa (credit only)
Seth Gilliam ... Gabriel Stokes
Ross Marquand ... Aaron (credit only)
Katelyn Nacon ... Enid (credit only)
Tom Payne ... Paul 'Jesus' Rovia
Jeffrey Dean Morgan ... Negan
Khary Payton ... Ezekiel (credit only)
Pollyanna McIntosh ... Anne 'Jadis'


Rick's vision of a civilized future is threatened by a sudden reckoning with past sins that remain unavenged and unforgiven.

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Drama | Horror | Thriller


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Release Date:

28 October 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Obliged See more »

Filming Locations:

Georgia, USA

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Technical Specs



Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


In 2018 a new AMC policy was announced that allows both The Walking Dead (2010) & Fear the Walking Dead (2015) to use the F word twice per season. The first instance was in this episode. See more »


As Rick is trying to climb out of the pit, three walkers fell into the pit, Daryl promptly puts them down and stacks the bodies to climb out. As he climbs up the wall, the camera pans down and there are now five live walkers in the pit reaching up for him before any others have fallen in. See more »


Rick Grimes: This doesn't work if she kills Negan! He becomes a martyr! The war was for nothing, every person who died died for nothing! Carl...
[voice breaks]
Rick Grimes: Carl died for nothing!
Daryl Dixon: What about the rest of us? You don't think after all the shit we've been through, we couldn't handle it? Man, you keeping asking us to have faith in all these other people. Truth is, you don't have enough faith in us.
Rick Grimes: You know that's not true.
Daryl Dixon: I'd die for you. And I would've died for Carl. You know it. But you gotta hear me. ...
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Referenced in Talking Dead: Warning Signs (2018) See more »


The Walking Dead Main Title
Written by Bear McCreary
Performed by Dominik Hauser
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End of an era but ????
30 October 2018 | by paama-59308See all my reviews

Ive watched walking dead from the start and great series he is impaled by a mtal bar zombies from the left zombies from the right only way out is UP in series 9 the helicopter has been about and is he an A or B in episode before with the preacher i think the helicopter will come to his rescue take him up and away

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