The Walking Dead (2010– )
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Save the Last One 

As Carl's condition continues to deteriorate, Shane and Otis try to dodge the walkers as they head back to the farm.

Director:

Phil Abraham

Writers:

Frank Darabont (developed by), Robert Kirkman (based on the series of graphic novels by) | 4 more credits »
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Episode complete credited cast:
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
Pruitt Taylor Vince ... Otis
Scott Wilson ... Hershel Greene
Jane McNeill ... Patricia
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Storyline

Carl is near death and with internal bleeding. He is surviving due to the successive blood transfusions, but Rick is getting weaker and weaker. Daryl can not sleep during the night since Carol is weeping all the time. He decides to take a walk with Andrea to seek out Sophia. Meanwhile Shane and Otis are short of ammunition and surrounded by a large number of walkers. They decide to split to take a chance against the zombies. Glenn and T-Dog arrive in the farm and T-Dog's wound is disinfected and treated. When Herchel Greene is ready to operate on Carl, Shane arrives, completely shaken, with the necessary medical supplies. Then he recalls how he was able to survive. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Genres:

Drama | Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official iTunes Season 2

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 October 2011 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Newnan, Georgia, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

In 2011, The Walking Dead (2010) won an Emmy for outstanding prosthetic make-up. See more »

Goofs

The farmhouse is well lit and supplied with hot water. Water would likely only be available from a well (that is likely to be on such a remote farm), which would need to be supplied via a pump run by electricity. Lights, water, and hot water are all in plentiful supply. Fuel and generators are available, the property also has five wells and a large creek. Their power and water came from town before it went down and became overrun with walkers. The case for running a generator attracting the dead is possible, though some generators for a home run very quietly. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Lori Grimes: [Lori sits with Rick who's weak from providing Carl blood transfusions] Rick, just... You've got to keep your strength up.
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References Breaking Bad (2008) See more »

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The Walking Dead Main Title
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Written by Bear McCreary
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Exciting format, boring dialogs, questionable acting, John Bernthal on fire, disturbing Shane, dumb behavior, unbalanced production, Glenn bless you
31 October 2011 | by igoatabaseSee all my reviews

The ending at the beginning. It's a formula that often makes a story more exciting. This time it was mostly about Shane and I liked how his dangerous and action-driven quest in the night was mirrored by the more psychological and emotional arc featuring Rick and the others. However I thought his dialogs with Lori would never end as they seemed rehashed. Moreover I'm not really convinced by Andrew Lincoln and Sarah Wayne Callies as leads. Their couple lacks the chemistry required to make us really care for them. It's not the first time I point out the issue but this time it was magnified by Jon Bernthal impressive skills. Shane just had a new layer to his wicked persona and after almost shooting his best friend in the woods I was really wondering what the writers would come up with. They didn't disappoint and his arc was almost shocking. As for his sidekick I wonder how it's possible to be fat in a world infested by walkers.

For once Deryl and his gang disappointed me. Their dumb behavior didn't make sense and was reminiscent of scream or bad horror movies. Moreover it wasn't scary and overall felt like an awkward way to feature them when the episode should have only focused on Carl. As for the production I didn't like the night scenes visual because it wasn't as polished as the sequences shot in the house. They could have used a better or creative lighting and probably some post processing. The image was just too cold and lacked the immersion factor the show is known for. Applying a film grain overlay and twisting the editing would have made things way more entertaining. Hopefully more Glenn couldn't be more welcome because to tell the truth I have missed him since Guts. He's such an under exploited character ! His obvious connection with the girl could also lead to some empathic romance and intense moments.

Note : This review was first posted on Kritikenstein, my weblog.


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