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Several months after the Governor's attack, a deadly flu kills many of the people at the prison. The Governor finds Martinez, his former right-hand man and kills him, taking over his group before leading them into the prison. Rick's group is forced to separate and flee, while Hershel and the Governor are killed. The survivors, divided, face off against the undead and make new acquaintances. They all find numerous signs pointing to a safe haven called Terminus. Group by group, they reunite at Terminus, but Rick's group, sans Carol, is captured for an unknown purpose.
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The series features several actors whom series developer Frank Darabont has worked with previously, including Laurie Holden (Andrea), Jeffrey DeMunn (Dale Horvath), Melissa McBride (Carol Peletier), Juan Pareja (Morales) and Sam Witwer (the dead soldier in the tank where Rick Grimes hides in "Days Gone Bye"). All five appeared in his 2007 film The Mist, along with Thomas Jane, who originally was set to star in the series as Rick Grimes when it was pitched to HBO. Jane was later in talks with Darabont to possibly guest star on the series as of fall 2010; however, with Darabont's departure, it is unknown whether the guest spot will happen or not. Holden also appeared in the 2001 film The Majestic, which Darabont also directed. DeMunn has appeared in several of Darabont's films; in addition to The Mist and The Majestic, he appeared in The Shawshank Redemption (1994) and The Green Mile (1999). It was planned that Witwer (Private Jessup in Darabont's The Mist) would reprise his "Days Gone Bye" role in the original conception of the series' second season premiere and in a webisode, but both plans were discarded.
The Saviors line up the survivors from the van (Rick, Carl, Glenn, Maggie, Sophia, Michonne, and Heath) on their knees before Negan. Negan informs the group that he wants revenge for the dead Saviors that Rick and his people killed. Negan then dictates the terms for the group's survival; everything in the Alexandria Safe-Zone now belongs to the Saviors. Negan further states that there is a new world order and that Rick and his people now follow Negan or they will die.
The Walking Dead orchestrated elements of the zombie phenomenon for the sake of believable post-apocalyptic entertainment, but the horror drama was occasionally challenged by plot holes regarding its undead. AMC's TV sensation certainly did not have a fixed representation of the undead upon the start of production - zombie lore has always varied within the horror genre, and The Walking Dead's source material, at least at the time, did not dare approach hard specifics concerning the living dead. In fact, author Robert Kirkman purposefully ended The Walking Dead comics with the origins of walkers unanswered.
Kirkman's decision to remain elusive in defining the zombies of The Walking Dead was ingenious, because it encouraged readers to remain suspended in their belief without questioning underdeveloped - or even unanswerable - conceptions. This method of obscurity had been observed for a while by AMC's adaptation, but the series eventually diverted from canon and approached the origins of The Walking Dead's undead by its own design. The Walking Dead's creative liberty proved successful, even necessary for the scale and projection of the television franchise, but the intricacies of its onscreen zombies also created gaping plot holes that have either yet to be answered or were very briefly acknowledged.
Season 1 of The Walking Dead debuted the undead with all kinds of cinematic abilities - Rick's first encounter with a walker saw a young undead bend over to pick up a teddy bear, and other walkers would be featured testing door handles or chasing Rick off on his horse. However, the Walking Dead zombie variants disappeared without a trace until the show decidedly addressed the curiosity in season 11, episode 19, appropriately entitled, "Variant." Although it took time for production to rally in some way behind the introduction of variants, their efforts established that The Walking Dead zombie conception wasn't fixed and is still coming to be defined.
As zombie traits continued to evolve, the defensive response of post-apocalyptic survivors would need to evolve as well. Throughout The Walking Dead, the primary method of defense against the undead came in characters shrouding themselves with the guts of a walker, and the earlier seasons showed numerous survivors decked from head to toe in zombie innards to approach them undetected. Interestingly, the defensive response did not evolve in the way anyone would expect, as by the series finale of The Walking Dead, the survivor strategy was watered down to a minimal zombie guts coverage that remained equally effective in keeping them camouflaged with no explanation as to why.
The Walking Dead fans have deliberated about the rate of decay for zombies since the inception of the series, and there had never once been a specification for how long it takes a walker to decompose. Keeping the rate of decomposition hidden from audiences helped suspend belief of the prevalence of the zombie population, but The Walking Dead constantly showed the undead in varying states of decay, suggesting that in time a walker should be reduced to a pile of dust. The Walking Dead season 6 established the first zombie herd to breach the tens of thousands, and although it was an extraordinary sight, the population numbers were inconsistent with decay theories.
The Walking Dead's infection rule failed to explain a season 2 issue that is relatively concealed until closer inspection. It had already been established that humans are doomed to the fate of the undead, whether by bite or the onset of death, but when Rick and the survivors come to a highway filled with dead people in their cars, audiences are witness to victims who have seemingly evaded the effects of the virus. While The Walking Dead's production team resolved that these people were victims of head trauma upon death and therefore did not turn, from the point of view of the audience, the dead have clearly avoided head damage altogether.
Another hotly debated topic among fans scrutinizes The Walking Dead in a major way - namely, the topic of how are walkers able to sense humans. In varying states of decay, deteriorating mouths and broken noses, every walker is equipped with an indescribable accuracy for human flesh that can only truly be described as a sixth sense. But, again, The Walking Dead has only scratched the surface of the decomposing flesh that contains its rendition of zombie, and as a result, there's a great deal needed to be done within the future of the franchise to correct inconsistencies in the undead.
The zombie series is based on the comic series of the same name, and it premiered on AMC back in 2010. Andrew Lincoln starred as Rick Grimes, a sheriff who wakes from a coma after getting shot, only to discover that the world has gone to hell, with the living outnumbered by the dead.
Set in an alternate reality, a rural Georgia cop wakes up in the hospital in Atlanta only to discover that the world he knows has ended. He soon faces his first "walkers," or the dead reanimated, and goes in search of his wife and son. His gang of survivors face not only the undead, but also the living groups of other humans out to take them down. "The Walking Dead" is the most-watched television series in basic cable history, based on the graphic novels by the same name, and has filmed exclusively in Georgia. It put locations in Atlanta, nearby Senoia and beyond on the map for fans of the show.
Georgia Tour Company offers two-hour walking tours of Senoia, visiting locations used in "The Walking Dead," "Fried Green Tomatoes," "Pet Sematary II," "Drop Dead Diva" and more. They point out the base camp used for filming of "The Walking Dead" and test visitor knowledge. You have your choice of three different themed tours, all of which leave from Senoia.
Disaster strikes towards the end of the fourth episode of season one, as Clementine goes missing and Lee gets bit by a walker. The bite happens when the protagonist is alone looking for Clem. So, your allies don't know what has happened. They soon start walking up to you, though, and you have to decide whether to show them the bite or not. 041b061a72