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Wildfire 

After the attack on the camp, Rick leads the survivors to the C.D.C., in the hope that they can cure an infected Jim.

Director:

Ernest R. Dickerson (as Ernest Dickerson)

Writers:

Frank Darabont (developed by), Robert Kirkman (based on the series of graphic novels by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

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
Emma Bell ... Amy Harrison
Andrew Rothenberg ... Jim
Juan Gabriel Pareja ... Morales (as Juan Pareja)
Noah Emmerich ... Edwin Jenner
Melissa McBride ... Carol
Jeryl Prescott ... Jacqui (as Jeryl Prescott Sales)
Irone Singleton ... T-Dog
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Storyline

Rick tries to make contact with Morgan to tell him his location. Back at camp, after the fight with the zombies, Jim has been bitten and is slowly beginning to change; Andrea mourns over Amy's death; and Shane blames it all on Rick for leaving. Now that camp isn't safe anymore, Rick decides that it's time for them all to move out. He plans to take them to the C.D.C., a military base, to find a cure for Jim and, hopefully, more survivors. Written by Chris Green

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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:

28 November 2010 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Austell, Georgia, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

The tanks seen outside the CDC are Leyland Chieftain Mk.10s, a British MBT (Main Battle Tank) designation FV 4201. They have been painted tan and feature the inverted black "V" used to identify Coalition troops during the First Gulf War. This is in keeping with the US Department of Defense disallowing their own tanks to be used in filming. See more »

Goofs

As the Winnebago turns onto the main road, a crew member is seen in the windshield's reflection. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Rick Grimes: [Rick speaks into the walkie-talkie to tell Morgan about Atlanta, over the walkie-talkie] Morgan, I don't know if you're out there. I don't know if you can hear me. Maybe you're listening right now. I hope so. I found others... My family, if you can believe it. My wife and son, they're alive. I wanted you to know that. There's something else you need to know. Atlanta isn't what we thought. It's not what they promised. The city is... Do not enter the city. It belongs to the dead now....
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Connections

References The Andromeda Strain (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

The Walking Dead Main Title
(uncredited)
Written by Bear McCreary
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Full of fire and emotion
21 May 2018 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

Had heard nothing but great things about 'The Walking Dead' from friends and IMDb reviewers. It took a while to get round to watching, both from being busy and also not being sure whether it would be my cup of tea. Finally getting round to it a few years ago and slowly working my way through it, having had a very long to watch and review list, 'The Walking Dead' turned out to be very much my cup of tea and as good as the hype made it out to be, have found it extremely addictive.

"Wildfire" continues the extensive character building and a full establishment of tone, in no way disappoints, maintains the complexity and delivers even more on the tension, emotional impact and adrenaline-rush guts. It does not matter at all that it's a slow burn, it never gets dull, for me it's one of Season 1's best. Another strong reminder of how Seasons 1-5 of 'The Walking Dead' to me were absolutely brilliant and seeing the show in its full glory days (Season 6 was uneven, Season 7 was a huge disappointment and am still debating whether to watch Season 8). The characters and storylines are advancing well.

It still shocks me at how an intelligent, well-made (so much so that it is easy to mistake it for a film) show about zombies could be made when so many films have tried and failed abysmally to do so.

Complaints are few actually. Sarah Wayne Callies doesn't seem at ease yet in a role that was not interesting at this point of the show. It is also a bit light on zombie action.

Like all the episodes of the show however, "Wildfire" is incredibly well made in the production values, with gritty and audacious production design, photography of almost cinematic quality, effects that look good, have soul and are not overused or abused and pretty frightening make-up. The music is haunting and affecting, having presence but never being too intrusive.

The writing, the aforementioned grievances aside, is intelligent and thought-provoking, with lots of tension and emotional resonance and already showing signs of character complexity and multiple layer storytelling. The more eventful scenes are thrilling and terrifying as well as uncompromising.

Particularly at the end, and the story building and growing characterisation are getting richer all the time.

It's all thrilling and tautly paced without rushing through the more important parts. The world building is already stunningly immersive and effective. Direction is smart and atmospheric while the show throughout has been strongly acted. "Wildfire" is no exception. Andrew Lincoln continues to be an excellent lead.

Overall, excellent. 9/10 Bethany Cox


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