Recap / The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead is an apocalyptic drama based on the comic of the same name, revolving around a group of survivors struggling to live in the Zombie Apocalypse. The show has run on AMC from 2010 to present.

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    Season 1 
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"What part of 'everything is gone' do you not understand?"
Andrea

Rick Grimes awakens from a months long coma to find the world overrun by the undead. With advice from a fellow survivor, he sets out to find his wife and child, and ends up joining their camp of survivors led by his best friend Shane. As Rick comes to lead the group of misfit survivors, they all search for answers to their predicament and look for a safe place - though neither of those wishes are guaranteed to be fulfilled.
  1. "Days Gone Bye"
  2. "Guts"
  3. "Tell it to The Frogs"
  4. "Vatos"
  5. "Wildfire"
  6. "TS-19"

    Season 2 
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"You stay, this isn't a democracy anymore."
"We're facing a long, hard journey, maybe harder than I can imagine... but it can't be harder than our journey's been so far, can it?"
Rick Grimes

The group moves to leave Atlanta, but when one of their own goes missing, the search takes them to the Greene family farm. Though its' owner Hershel allows the group to temporarily stay on the property, tension between the Greene family and Rick's group begin to boil over as Rick tries to convince Hershel to allow them to stay for good. As this is all going on, Daryl begins to find his place in the group, a Love Triangle between Rick, Shane and Lori begins to go south, and the group discovers that the undead are not the only threats they have to worry about in this horrible new world.
  1. "What Lies Ahead"
  2. "Bloodletting"
  3. "Save the Last One"
  4. "Cherokee Rose"
  5. "Chupacabra"
  6. "Secrets"
  7. "Pretty Much Dead Already"
  8. "Nebraska"
  9. "Triggerfinger"
  10. "18 Miles Out"
  11. "Judge, Jury, Executioner"
  12. "Better Angels"
  13. "Beside the Dying Fire"

    Season 3 
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"In this life now, you kill or you die. Or you die and you kill."
The Governor

After a long winter, Rick settles his battle-hardened and more combat-proficient group into an abandoned prison, but discovers that the place may not be the safe haven they had hoped for. Chief among the threats to the prison is The Governor, the despotic ruler of a nearby community of Woodbury, who sees Rick's group as a challenge to his empire. Caught in between the escalating war between the two groups is Andrea, who questions her place as she slowly begins to realize The Governor's true nature as the conflict threatens to destroy both groups from the inside out.
  1. "Seed"
  2. "Sick"
  3. "Walk With Me"
  4. "Killer Within"
  5. "Say the Word"
  6. "Hounded"
  7. "When the Dead Come Knocking"
  8. "Made to Suffer"
  9. "The Suicide King"
  10. "Home"
  11. "I Ain't a Judas"
  12. "Clear"
  13. "Arrow on the Doorpost"
  14. "Prey"
  15. "This Sorrowful Life"
  16. "Welcome to the Tombs"

    Season 4 
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"Things break, but they can still grow."
Hershel Greene

Several months after the Woodbury War, Rick has ceded leadership of the swelling prison group to a council led by Hershel, seeking to regain the humanity he risked losing during the previous season. As Rick questions whether you can come back from the things you have to do to survive, the specter of The Governor begins to cast a shadow over the prison with devastating results. The survivors of the tragedy, now scattered to the winds, begin to migrate towards Terminus, a supposed safe haven, while Rick is forced to finally come to terms with both his humanity and brutality if he is to finally find what kind of man he really is.
  1. "30 Days Without an Accident"
  2. "Infected"
  3. "Isolation"
  4. "Indifference"
  5. "Internment"
  6. "Live Bait"
  7. "Dead Weight"
  8. "Too Far Gone"
  9. "After"
  10. "Inmates"
  11. "Claimed"
  12. "Still"
  13. "Alone"
  14. "The Grove"
  15. "Us"
  16. "A"

    Season 5 
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"Nightmares end. They shouldn't end who you are."
Bob Stookey

The reunited group escapes from a harrowing ordeal, but the nightmare isn't over, as they now find themselves hunted by the cannibalistic Hunters. The mystery of Beth's disappearance also comes to light, and brings about a confrontation and a string of losses that break the group's faith. Nevertheless, the group leaves Atlanta for good, and is eventually welcomed into the idyllic community of Alexandria several hundred miles away. Rick finds the sheltered community too weak and pampered, and begins to question whether or not he'll have to take drastic measures to protect his family and new home as a sinister threat begins lurking in the background.
  1. "No Sanctuary"
  2. "Strangers"
  3. "Four Walls and a Roof"
  4. "Slabtown"
  5. "Self Help"
  6. "Consumed"
  7. "Crossed"
  8. "Coda"
  9. "What Happened and What's Going On"
  10. "Them"
  11. "The Distance"
  12. "Remember"
  13. "Forget"
  14. "Spend"
  15. "Try"
  16. "Conquer"

    Season 6 
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"Will you look out for him like you look out for your people? Guess what. They're all your people, Rick."
Deanna Monroe

After the events of the previous season, Rick's group is still not wholly assimilated into Alexandria. When outside threats begin to threaten the community, Rick takes command to repel the threats and soon learns that if they are to survive, not only must the Alexandrians change their ways, but he must as well if he is to actually become their leader. After heavy losses, the Atlanta group and the native Alexandrians become one during a climactic battle, and then discover other settlements of survivors nearby. The newly expanded group will have to adapt to this larger world sooner than later once they discover that a threat larger and deadlier than anything they've ever faced before is well on its way — and may truly give them something to fear.
  1. "First Time Again"
  2. "JSS"
  3. "Thank You"
  4. "Here's Not Here"
  5. "Now"
  6. "Always Accountable"
  7. "Heads Up"
  8. "Start to Finish"
  9. "No Way Out"
  10. "The Next World"
  11. "Knots Untie"
  12. "Not Tomorrow Yet"
  13. "The Same Boat"
  14. "Twice as Far"
  15. "East"
  16. "Last Day on Earth"

    Season 7 
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"Things have changed. Whatever you had going for you, that's over. The thing is... I am everywhere."
Negan


Alternative Title(s): The Walking Dead TV Show

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