The Walking Dead

Let's discuss episode 1

We lament the death of Rick's trusty steed and discuss those dramatic zombie kills. Join the chat.

The Walking Dead

That was a tense, event-crammed 90 minutes of television right there. It's fair to say that Rick had his fair share of choice encounters with the 'walkers' in this episode including a stand off with a zombie child, and a creepy peep-hole stare-off with Morgan's undead wife, all before a full on 'walker' assault on the streets of Atlanta. Which of Rick's zombie encounters was your favourite in this ep?

The 'walkers' claimed their first victim in this episode, but it wasn't a human one. Instead it was Rick's poor horse that became the first casualty -  he didn't stand a chance really the poor thing.

Questions for episode 2 - will we see Morgan and his son Duane return and if they do return, will they return as 'walkers'? What will Rick do when he finds out his wife is now eloping with his best friend and can the zombie kills get any more gruesome?

Share your thoughts about the season opener of The Walking Dead with us by leaving a comment below:

Comments (148)

  • Susan Edwards

    over 1 year ago

    Susan Edwards

    How can i watch the latest episode of the walking dead?

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  • blueeyes

    2 years ago

    blueeyes

    so when season 2 starting then any ideas ?

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  • henry

    over 2 years ago

    henry

    i luv the bit were the little girl (zombie) with the teddy bear gets shot :)

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  • niall

    almost 3 years ago

    niall

    absulutly amizing the best episode of the series cant get over it im sad that it is over cant wait untill next series !!! :]

  • Lynne

    almost 3 years ago

    Lynne

    I missed this first episode. Why isn't it available to view?

  • Jacob

    almost 3 years ago

    Jacob

    hahahahahahah you're all soooo sad hahahah

  • jayden hughes

    almost 3 years ago

    jayden hughes

    it was really good

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  • claire

    almost 3 years ago

    claire

    Why can't I watch episode 1 on here?

  • 1980swifty

    almost 3 years ago

    1980swifty

    people why wont it let me watch the first episode plzzzzzzzzzzz help

  • Wilf

    almost 3 years ago

    Wilf

    He keeps coming across tanks, helicopters etc so there's been battles with the zombies and the zombies have won. How? He's bumping them off all over the place with a pistol.If they're attracted to sound and the smell of living humans,find some open ground pop off a few rounds and when they congregate blow them up.

  • simon d

    almost 3 years ago

    simon d

    dont understand this on demand service, seen ep 2 on tv,want to see ep 1 and i cant!!!sort it out 5!!!

  • JDrick

    almost 3 years ago

    JDrick

    yeah why is this episode not available

  • Ramzeez

    almost 3 years ago

    Ramzeez

    why is this episode not available to watch please? ive been dieing to watch it so i can catch on the other cos i missed it. tried but i didnt understand what was going on cos i havent watched the 1st episode,please help

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  • cindy

    almost 3 years ago

    cindy

    yes the adverts somewhat irksome ,but guess this is how the funds are found to make programmes

  • deadman walking

    almost 3 years ago

    deadman walking

    why cant i watch episode 1 on demand i missed first show gutted work always spoils your fun so please channel 5 put episode 1 back on please

  • cindy

    almost 3 years ago

    cindy

    love it pretty lame comment but there u have it

  • Luke

    almost 3 years ago

    Luke

    To everyone asking why he didn't drive the tank to safety - why do you think a small town police officer cannot drive a vehicle which requires several people to drive - even if he WAS trained in how to drive it. Tanks aren't cars people. Also - fuel may be an issue too.

  • Keren

    almost 3 years ago

    Keren

    Really enjoyed the first episode but agree about irritating advert breaks. Bit confused as to why his wife didn't check if he was alive in the hospital though.

  • libbo

    almost 3 years ago

    libbo

    oh and we dont know yet how everyone became 'walkers' ;)

  • libbo

    almost 3 years ago

    libbo

    SUZ ... rick is wounded durin a shootout wiv his copper buddies and falls into a coma, when he wakes up he finds himself in a deserted hospital (apart from the 'walkers' locked in a cupboard ... creepy!! once hes outta there he comes across a man and his son who take him into their home, clean him up and give him the bad news that basically everythin's gone belly up and that he was probably better off in his coma they go to the deserted police station, stack up on guns 'n' ammo then rick rides off to atlanta to find the refugee centre which is when his horse gets munched on and he ends up inside the abrams tank ... oh iforgot about the lil girl zombie that he blasts into next week lol! u gotta watch it suz its ace!!!

  • Suzan Richards

    3 years ago

    Suzan Richards

    Can any one help me as I missed first episode. How did this start, what made the people walking dead? Brill programme, can't wait till next episode. But in agreement with alot of other people too many adverts.

  • Den

    3 years ago

    Den

    Its good but having half an hour of ads in 1 hour is a joke close to every 8 mins we had to put up with 5 mins of ads!!

  • Jimbo

    3 years ago

    Jimbo

    Great series but far to many ad breaks, ridiculous and ruins it, will sky+ and watch minus annoying ads!!

  • thankyouchannel5

    3 years ago

    thankyouchannel5

    i think he is going to go underneath the tank and run away

  • deadmanwalking

    3 years ago

    deadmanwalking

    i wish it showed what happens next i hope he just drives the tank and flatten all the zombies nut he also needs to get the guns lol i dont know but i cant wait to see tonights one im also watching it with one of my freinds lol and she hasent watch a zombie program before and we are chatting on msn about it when its on lol

  • Timmeh

    3 years ago

    Timmeh

    i wonder how the hell hes going to get out of that tank with only a few magnum rounds and a clip in his m9... anyone else laugh after he shot that zombie in the head in the tank, just so hilarious how he shot him and then the bang. who cares about the adverts. every nin minutes you need to be checking out your window see there isnt no zombies roaming around ;)

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  • Aidan

    3 years ago

    Aidan

    I thought it was amazing and brilliant it was a bit like 28 days later but better

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  • Ryan

    3 years ago

    Ryan

    First episode was great. The fact that there was so little dialogue made that series-opener really good. Cannot wait for the next one tonight!

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  • lapis

    3 years ago

    lapis

    never watch zombie films but this is a film that happens to have zombies ..good one channel 5!

  • DAVID

    3 years ago

    DAVID

    DAVE love it so far!!can't wait for the next ep, i would love to be in an ep,and kill a few zombie's

  • Aj

    3 years ago

    Aj

    What a great opening episode to the first series. really gets you hooked on what the next episode is going to bring. cant wait for episode 2.

  • LUke

    3 years ago

    LUke

    Disease or parasite or what?

  • LUke

    3 years ago

    LUke

    love zombies. How do you think it started anyway

  • harry

    3 years ago

    harry

    yeh this is so sick man can't wait two watch there next one really good this is more scary then scream

  • harry

    3 years ago

    harry

    yeh this is so sick man can't wait two watch there next one really good this is more scary then scream

  • JJ

    3 years ago

    JJ

    AWESOME new show! Can't wait till Sunday! OMG it's so good- can't wait to see what happens.. LOVE the zombie apocalypse genre <3 Although.. silly and needless sentimental scene in park when he returned to shoot that mangled zombie with the entrails hanging out.

  • flamer40

    3 years ago

    flamer40

    no life force in other Zombies need fleshy blood pumping humans with lovely brains (to many years watching 70's classic zombie fests)

  • DJW123

    3 years ago

    DJW123

    why do zombies always want to eat the living was wrong with eating each other or grass - its always the same idea.

  • Ony

    3 years ago

    Ony

    OMG I really enjoyed the first episode, it was so interesting and kept me on the edge of my seat all through. Just the kind of stuff i like to watch.

  • charlywarly

    3 years ago

    charlywarly

    the show is lush the zombies look so real but how does he stay alive but him?.

  • Steve

    3 years ago

    Steve

    All of the questions raised can be answered pretty easily: He picked up the matches from the nurses station in the hospital Atlanta was meant to be a safe haven, they describe it as a 'refugee centre' in the programme. Rick is going there because that's where he thinks his wife and chld will be if they survived. The machine gun - pretty safe to say that the previous inhabitants of the tank would have exhausted the ammunition in their attempts to survive. Same goes for the fuel, why else would the tank have stopped in the middle of the street? It all makes sense, but to be honest who cares? It's a TV show, albeit a top quality one that I am now watching for the 3rd time (rest of the TV scheduling is pretty poor at the moment)!

  • buy absolute acai berry

    3 years ago

    buy absolute acai berry

    Can miles truly separate you from friends... If you want to be with someone you love, aren't you already there?

  • Dave Davis

    3 years ago

    Dave Davis

    Some of you guys are crazy! Does it really matter where he got the matches from? It's TV. And the 'rules' you seem to think exist about zombies such as eating horses and intelligent activity. You can't say they don't do them as it's fictional thoughts. Zombies can do whatever you want them to as long as it's convincing to the audience. Really good show. Well done Egg for being a great lead role.

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  • JJJJ0rd4n3

    3 years ago

    JJJJ0rd4n3

    amazing show, just cant wait for the rest of it !!! :D

  • mattyzombieman

    3 years ago

    mattyzombieman

    love this program cant get enough, season 2 out on FX in july, CANT WAIT!

  • babs

    3 years ago

    babs

    Sorry,but I can't help but think the main character is a bit dense (or still dazed)when he goes trotting into Atlanta.He has already seen how many zombies are hanging around in his small town (so doh!)Atlanta is a big city!!!I think the guy must have some type of death wish (unfortunately for the horse) Otherwise a good show.

  • Will

    3 years ago

    Will

    Defo 1 of the best drama's i have ever watched... Cannot wait 4 next sunday

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  • JustinBeersonl

    3 years ago

    JustinBeersonl

    Hi - I am definitely happy to discover this. cool job!

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  • Tim

    3 years ago

    Tim

    My favourite zombie is seen through a window at 44 minutes 10 seconds. He suddenly has his spinal cord removed! Great zombie improvisation.

  • imnotbeingfunny

    3 years ago

    imnotbeingfunny

    Brilliant first episode, very true to the original undead genre. The only exeptions being the horse-eating (they don't eat em) and the deviations into intelligent activity, ie picking up teddy bears, turning door handles. They don't do it. But minor things - it is fantastic.

  • CRISS

    3 years ago

    CRISS

    WILL THE 1ST EPISODE B ON TV AGAIN BEFORE THE NEXT EPISODE FOR MY INTERNET ISNT GREAT FOR WATCHING THINGS

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  • Thomas Pennington

    3 years ago

    Thomas Pennington

    LOVED IT, normally ''zombie film'' are a little bit animated and look not so good although this has finally cracked it. I want more and more, and im agreeing with the comments about the silly advert breaks there ARE TOO MANY !. But aside that it is the BEST zombie series and ''program'' i have ever seen. Oh and poor horse :(

  • Richard

    3 years ago

    Richard

    Great adverts. Shame about the interruptions from the "drama" - really irritating!

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  • Left4DeadFan

    3 years ago

    Left4DeadFan

    This is what channel 5 has been waiting for a good show that doesnt look too CGI and the special effects are worthy of Universal Studios. I have put on my facebook how awesome this really is and I may set up a group. LOVE THE WALKING DEAD. Left4DeadFan Liverpool UK.

  • Lee

    3 years ago

    Lee

    Great television, the budget must have been generous as the effects were great, esp the zombie woman with half a body! Can't wait to see more of this. Great to see another British actor succeed in the states as well

  • mitch

    3 years ago

    mitch

    i didnt understand the bit in the tank because he just stood up in the hatch and there was that massive machine gun and he just stood there couldnt he of just used that massive machine gun or drove the tank

  • Alex

    3 years ago

    Alex

    Amazing! Loved every minute. Shocks galore! How will he get out of the tank? Series two is confirmed for 13 episodes!! :-)

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  • Charlotte

    3 years ago

    Charlotte

    didn't think they would kill the poor horse - usually in the zombie genre they don't seem interested in livestock! Such a nice animal as well! Really enjoyed it though- although i wish the series was longer like most US series - i think it will be over all too soon!

  • darrenc1973

    3 years ago

    darrenc1973

    so when i read about this show my first thoughts were oh a modern day "28 days later" and guess what it is..... loved it!!! Great cast, made with a good budget and should run for a few series, however... as this is a US import im already sick of the Ad breaks, 4 mins of ads every 9 mins is a joke so because of this i will either sky+ it or watch on demand 5... i would go as far as saying with so many ads its unwatchable :(

  • The MentalMonk3y

    3 years ago

    The MentalMonk3y

    Poor Horse. Did'nt even put up a fight. Would like to see more of Morgan and his shovel lovin son, I'm sure they'll pop up in a later ep. And what an unfaithful woman, the whole world has gone to pot and all she can think about is getting off with the last remaining 'livin'. Please please bring on the gore. Great stuff channel 5, can't wait till next week.

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