The Walking Dead (2010– )
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Daryl and Carol chase the white-crossed car to a desolated Atlanta with hopes of finding Beth and her kidnappers.


Seith Mann


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 (archive footage)
Norman Reedus ... Daryl Dixon
Steven Yeun ... Glenn Rhee (credit only)
Lauren Cohan ... Maggie Rhee (credit only)
Chandler Riggs ... Carl Grimes (credit only)
Danai Gurira ... Michonne (credit only)
Melissa McBride ... Carol Peletier
Michael Cudlitz ... Abraham Ford (credit only)
Emily Kinney ... Beth Greene (credit only)
Chad L. Coleman ... Tyreese Williams (archive footage)
Sonequa Martin-Green ... Sasha Williams (credit only)
Josh McDermitt ... Eugene Porter (credit only)
Christian Serratos ... Rosita Espinosa (credit only)
Alanna Masterson ... Tara Chambler (credit only)
Seth Gilliam ... Gabriel Stokes (credit only)


After following a car similar to the one used to kidnap Beth, Carol and Daryl find themselves in downtown Atlanta. They run into problems when they stop and are unable to restart their car. Carol knows the area and leads Daryl to a place she's familiar with - which turns out to be the battered women's shelter she and Sophia went to after fleeing her abusive husband. Their initial meeting with Beth's friend Noah doesn't go well as he takes their weapons. When they meet again, they realize the connection between them and agree to work together - but Carol is hit by a police car from the hospital. Written by garykmcd

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Drama | Horror | Thriller


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Release Date:

16 November 2014 (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?


Daryl picks up Morley cigarettes. The famous cigarettes that have been featured in many films, TV shows, books and even video games. The Morley cigarettes brand has been around sine 1960 when the first appearance of them was in the movie Psycho. See more »


Carol's flashback of her rushing back to the prison doesn't add up with the timing of events during the fall. She couldn't have made her way to the opposite side of the prison (through all the walkers) to catch up with Tyreese and the girls so quickly. See more »


[first lines]
Carol Peletier: [in the flashback, Carol goes on her own after Rick kicks her out of the group, she sits in her car crying when a Walker comes to the passenger window, Carol screams] Go away!
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Featured in The Walking Dead: The Journey So Far (2016) See more »


The Walking Dead Main Title
Written by Bear McCreary
Performed by Dominik Hauser
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Journeying to Atlanta
20 November 2018 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

It took a while to get round to watching the much recommended from friends and IMDb reviewers 'The Walking Dead', both from being busy and also not being sure whether it would be my cup of tea. 'The Walking Dead' turned out to be very much my cup of tea gradually getting through the episodes over-time and as good as the hype made it out to be, at its best it is extremely addictive.

Season 5 started off extremely well, brilliantly in fact. For me Season 5 had the most consistent start quality-wise, none of the previous seasons had equally brilliant first three episodes, that are up there with the most gutsy and powerful episodes of the show, like Season 5 did. 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. "Slabtown" and "Self Help" had a lot of great merits but underwhelmed a bit.

"Consumed" is not as brilliant as the first three episodes but is an improvement on "Slabtown" and "Self Help".

Maybe it, being an action-light and more dependent on characterisation, is a little slow with the basic story being quite slight. A little heavy on the talk perhaps too.

Everything else however is terrific. It, like all the episodes before it, is superbly made. It has gritty and audacious production design, effects that are well crafted and have soul rather than being overused and abused and photography of almost cinematic quality. The music is haunting and affecting, having presence but not being intrusive.

There is a lot of thought provoking writing and emotion. There is subtle tension and emotional power and some great character development that feels advanced rather than reiterated or going in circles. It was a good move focusing on fewer characters and the setting intrigues and provides both nostalgia and tears at how it's become since it was first and last seen a while ago in the show's run. Have always liked Daryl and Carol and it was great to see further development to them, particularly with Carol. It is an example of a slower episode working well mostly and that 'The Walking Dead' can do them well, never do expect non-stop action from the show because it excels even more at world immersion, character building/development and interaction, all three of which "Consumed" excels quite brilliantly in.

"Consumed" is directed with control on the most part and the acting from Norman Reedus and Melissa McBride is exemplary.

In conclusion, very good. 8/10 Bethany Cox

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