- The Walking Dead S01E01: Days Gone Bye
- The Walking Dead s01e02: Guts
- The Walking Dead s01e03: Tell It to the Frogs
- The Walking Dead S01E04: Vatos
- The Walking Dead s01e05: Wildfire
- The Walking Dead s01e06: TS-19
- The Walking Dead s02e01: What Lies Ahead
- The Walking Dead s02e02: Bloodletting
- The Walking Dead s02e03: Save the Last One
- The Walking Dead s02e04: Cherokee Rose
- The Walking Dead s02e05: Chupacabra
- The Walking Dead s02e06: Secrets
- The Walking Dead s02e07: Pretty Much Dead Already
- The Walking Dead s02e08: Nebraska
- The Walking Dead s02e09: Triggerfinger
- The Walking Dead s02e10: 18 Miles Out
- The Walking Dead s02e11: Judge, Jury, Executioner
- The Walking Dead s02e12: Better Angels
- The Walking Dead s02e13: Beside the Dying Fire
- The Walking Dead s03e01: Seed
- The Walking Dead s03e02: Sick
- The Walking Dead s03e03: Walk With Me
- The Walking Dead s03e04: Killer Within
- The Walking Dead s03e05: Say the Word
- The Walking Dead s03e06: Hounded
- The Walking Dead s03e07: When the Dead Come Knocking
- The Walking Dead s03e08: Made to Suffer
- The Walking Dead s03e09: The Suicide King
- The Walking Dead s03e10: Home
- The Walking Dead s03e11: I Ain’t a Judas
- The Walking Dead s03e12: Clear
- The Walking Dead s03e13: Arrow on the Doorpost
- The Walking Dead s03e14: Prey
- The Walking Dead s03e15: This Sorrowful Life
- The Walking Dead s03e16: Welcome to the Tombs
- The Walking Dead S04E01: 30 Days without an Accident
- The Walking Dead: Season Four
- The Walking Dead: Season Five
A review by C J Dee
Director: Greg Nicotero
Writer: Scott M Gimple
Starring: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Chandler Riggs, Steven Yeun, Scott Wilson, Lauren Cohan, Emily Kinney, Melissa McBride, Danai Gurira, Chad L Coleman, Sonequa Martin-Green, Kyle Gallner, Lawrence Gilliard Jr, Vincent Martella
Running time: 43 minutes
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
[Spoilers, Sweetie — review contains a synopsis of episode]
‘30 Days without an Accident’ begins several months after the end of season three. The prison has more structures including vegetable gardens, sheltered outside eating areas and animal pens.
Tyreese (Coleman) and Karen (Martin-Green) have begun a relationship, as have Beth (Kinney) and new arrival Zach (Gallner).
Michonne (Gurira) returns from a scouting mission just in time to join Daryl (Reedus) and a group of volunteers on a scavenging mission.
Hershel (Wilson) tells Rick (Lincoln) that when he goes to check snares the council wants him to take his gun, revealing that Rick hasn’t used a gun since Carl’s murder of a boy at the end of season three.
While out checking snares, Rick finds a woman. She begs him to help her get a pig to her husband and tells him they haven’t eaten in days. She asks to go back to the prison with Rick and admits they have been doing badly on their own. Rick says he needs to meet her husband and ask them both three questions. When they get to the camp the woman attacks Rick. She admits she couldn’t live without her husband so kept his head after he turned into a zombie. She stabs herself so she can be like him and begs Rick not to end it. He remains with her until she dies and then leaves.
Two young sisters are at the fence talking to the walkers they have named. Carl (Riggs) tells them they’re not people or pets, but the girls maintain that the walkers are just different.
During the scouting mission, Bob (Gilliard) is shown to have clearly struggled with alcoholism. As he reconsiders and puts a wine bottle back, the shelves of bottles collapses and stir the zombies on roof. As the walkers stir, they begin to fall through the rotted roof. Beth’s boyfriend Zach is eaten by walkers in the chaos. The rest of the group escape.
Tyreese and Karen reunite after the failed run. Daryl tells Beth that Zack died. Beth tells Daryl she doesn’t cry anymore and is just glad she got to know him. Daryl admits he is tired of losing people.
The episode ends with Carl’s friend Patrick (Martella) clearly sick and showering fully clothed. He collapses in the shower and awakens as a walker.
There was so much happening in this episode and it was perfectly weaved together. One of my favourite things about The Walking Dead is the unseen time that passes between seasons. It allows the seasons to hit the ground running without having to remind everyone where the show was up to.
Carl is still one of my least favourite characters, but unfortunately I can’t hold out the hope that he will be eaten by zombies as I did with Shane and Andrea. I just don’t think the creators will be feeding the sheriff’s young son to the walkers anytime soon. However, I will be keeping an eye on Lizzie, the creepy girl who thinks zombies are just different and misunderstood. The writers proved with Sophia that no-one is truly safe, regardless of age.
‘They’re not people and they’re not pets. Don’t name them.’
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