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Which episodes are the scenes depicting the "worst things Rick did to make sure someone else survived" from?

In the season 1 finale of The Walking Dead spinoff, The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live, a series of clips from The Walking Dead are shown after Rick is asked by Beale, "What was the worst thing ...
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Does the sign "Protect […] the people from the people" reference a real-life sign at Yellowstone National Park?

In The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live, Season 1, Episode 5, "Become", Rick and Michonne come across a sign at Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, that reads, "Protect the park from the ...
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Is a Brad Pitt dummy identifiable as a zombie in the Walking Dead?

In the final episode of the Battlestar Gallacticast podcast, The Plan, with writer Jane Espensen, at around the 47 minute mark, Tricia Helfer (Number 6) discusses working on Creep Show. Tricia ...
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What should I know and watch from The Walking Dead series before watching The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon?

I recently learned that there is a new spin-off TV series in The Walking Dead universe that focuses on Daryl Dixon, and is set in France: The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon. What do I need to watch or know ...
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How come there's still so much gas in TWD? [closed]

In The Walking Dead: A New Frontier Episode 1, Javier finds a car with a lot of fuel in it and pumps it out. The problem is that this episode takes place 5 years since the zombies hit and according to ...
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Why does Gabriel not use his honorific when he signs the Coalition Charter?

In S9:E15 of The Walking Dead, "The Calm Before", at around 13 minutes in, the leaders of the soon-to-be Coalition decide to sign the charter originally drawn up by Michonne as part of a ...
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Why does Daryl have a red cord tied on his leg?

I've noticed in the early episodes of S10 that Daryl has a red shoelace or similar tied around one leg. Maybe it was there in S9 but I don't recall it being a long term addition. Is there a backstory ...
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The real reason for Frank Darabont’s TWD “Developed by” credit?

There’s no confusion about the origin of The Walking Dead. The Walking Dead was a monthly black-and-white American comic that started in 2003, and was created and written by Robert Kirkman with artist ...
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If a living person bites another living person, do they become infected and turn?

In The Walking Dead, if a living person bites another living person, do they become infected and turn?
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Is "Hiding Among Zombies" an idea from Walking Dead or has this existed earlier?

In the TV series The Walking Dead, I've for the first time seen the idea of hiding in hordes of Zombies using some of their traits. In The Walking Dead, there are currently two ways to do this: Wear ...
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Why has Morgan disappeared since season 9?

Morgan appeared many times in season 8 but he didn't appear in season 9 at all. I probably missed the scene. Then Why did Morgan disappear without indicating? Where did he go?
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In The Walking Dead, why did Ron Anderson try to kill Carl?

In The Walking Dead, why did Ron Anderson try to kill Carl? When lots of zombies flew into Alexandria because of Negan, Carl hid in the house that Ron and the others stayed in. After that Ron tried to ...
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By issue #193, how vast is the safe zone?

Issue #193 of The Walking Dead shows various places in the safe zone that came to be after I'm curious about how vast exactly that zone is. Last we saw the gang, they were in the Commonwealth, which ...
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What happened to Heath?

Heath is an inhabitant of Alexandria and is one of the community's supply runner. We see him regularly in Season 6 when he goes out of the community for supply with Glenn or Tara. In the 12th ...
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Why don't the Scavengers speak properly?

The Scavengers appear first in S7. At first I thought it was only their enigmatic leader who spoke a weird dialect but it seems they all do. The Walkers have only been around for a few years at this ...
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How did Rick not get zombie blood or "gunk" in his bloodstream while floating in the river?

When Rick gets blown off the bridge and floats downstream with a giant wound through his back and abdomen, along with countless zombies that have been blown to bits. How does zombie blood not enter ...
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How are child actors allowed to work in series like The Walking Dead when they’re younger than the legal age-rating?

Focusing on child actors in The Walking Dead and other similar series / horror movies, where they take part in or see brutal activities (for example zombies). I was wondering how child actors, such ...
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How many times has Kirkman outright lied in the "Letter Hacks" section of "The Walking Dead" comics?

At the end of each The Walking Dead comic issue is a "Letter Hacks" section, in which the writers (especially Kirkman) reply to fan letters about how they develop the comic, some ...
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Has The Walking Dead ever done a crossover with another comic?

I have only been a fan of The Walking Dead for roughly two years now, mainly watching the TV series and playing the TellTale Games. However, I am now starting to read the original source material, and ...
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Had William Sadler ever been considered for a role in The Walking Dead?

The Wikipedia article on Frank Darabont, original executive producer of The Walking Dead (TWD) explains that he works regularly with some actors. For example, Jeffrey DeMunn participated in many of ...
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Infected before or after death [duplicate]

I was wondering if the anyone has seen the people in the Walking Dead eat meat from animals. Are all animals infected so they can't eat any of them after they kill it, or if they catch a fish they are ...
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What is the power source for the machine that grinds up zombies?

In the scene where the zombies are getting ground up, where is the power source for that machine, in the dump?
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Walking Dead: what was the reason for massive initial death toll?

Assuming that everyone was already infected anyway, and the virus doesn't do anything until the host dies, what helped to kickstart the zombie apocalypse? Imo a society under martial law would've been ...
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In The Walking Dead, how come all the characters don't go up north a bit, where all the zombies would be dead from the first winter freeze? [closed]

From what I understand, being frozen solid (regardless of if you're warmed up again), causes the water in cells to crystallize (unless it's done extremely quickly. This would mean the brains of ...
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Why did Edwin Jenner compare himself to Edward Jenner and his wife to Einstein?

In The Walking Dead Series 1 Episode 5 - "Wildfire", the last remaining CDC scientist, Edwin Jenner says (of his late wife): She was an Einstein and I'm just a Jenner. I took that to mean he's ...
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What happens to all the flesh that the walkers eat? [duplicate]

Well, I was watching The Walking Dead season 6, and during episode 1, when that walker bit I started to wonder! What happens to all the flesh they consume?
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The Walking Dead: Wifi & Pilots? [duplicate]

How come in gated communities like Alexandria where there's electricity and normal appliances there is no computer with a wifi connection? Telecomm companies might have been zombie infested but that ...
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Are there any death-free episodes of The Walking Dead?

... for the purpose of this question, death of a person (including conversion to a zombie) and destruction of a zombie (typically by severe damage to the brain) count as "death". If additional ...
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How did Maggie get to the hilltop?

Near the start of Season 7 when Negan stops by Alexandria the first time the group implies to Negan that Maggie is dead and didn't survive the return trip. In reality she has somehow been brought to ...
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Could zombies be used as a defensive tactic?

Michonne can walk around with zombies and not get caught out (which makes no sense, but since it's already established, I'm using it as a basis for a question). If you put walkers around a building, ...
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What is The Redirect?

In season 7 episode 7 Negan's group mentions something called The Redirect. What is this? I don't remember this being mentioned in earlier episodes.
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Does eating infected flesh have an effect?

I don't remember what actually happends when people eat infected flesh. I have in mind : Gareth and the cannibals eating bitten Bob's leg in S05E03, Four Walls and a Roof. It seems that the cannibals ...
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Are there really survivors in the Walking Dead?

The living on this show, all have the zombie virus correct? So we get to the end, civilization starts to come back, survivors die, and now more zombies. Their children I would assume would have it ...
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Has there only ever been one Lucille?

Lucille is Negan's signature weapon, but ultimately only a wooden bat. Considering that Negan has put Lucille to good use over the story, I'm surprised that it remains in such good shape. Has there ...
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Why did Dwight return to the saviours?

In S7E3 it's revealed that Dwight returned voluntarily to the saviours. Is it explained why? I don't remember the S6 episode where he first appears but I don't think he was thinking of returning. Am ...
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Why did Merle cut off his hand instead of cutting the handcuffs?

Something that has really bothered me in The Walking Dead was the part in the first season when Merle Dixon, after being handcuffed to some ducting on top of the building, uses a hacksaw to cut off ...
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How long does it take to make a zombie?

I would like to know the average time it takes to put an extra into full zombie makeup and wardrobe for The Walking Dead. Just your standard milling-around zombie like we see in the first couple ...
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Walking Dead: Why wasn't the bazooka used at the end of season 6

During the final episode of Walking Dead season 6, Rick's party in the RV confronts numerous roadblocks set up by Negan's men, where the use of the bazooka would have been ideal, yet they never did. ...
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What were the spots on the "teddy bear girl" in episode 1?

I just started to watch the first season of The Walking Dead. The very first zombie - the "teddy bear girl" - was Rick’s first kill. Why were there blood spots all over the girl? Were they meant to be ...
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Did Negan force Enid to poison Maggie?

In The Walking Dead TV show, did Negan force Enid to poison Maggie? Think about it: Negan would've had to have known they would leave, when, why and where they were going. My theory is that Enid isn'...
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Why wasn't this character completely eaten by the zombies

When watching how the zombies behave - they just overwhelm their victim and then start devouring it. However when (I'm making this a spoiler-alert because honestly this is one of the most ...
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How long has the apocalypse been going on?

In The Walking Dead, the outbreak starts in an unknown year, but we know that Carl had to have been at least ten and the show has been going on for six years now and then by the time it's season six ...
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What does JSS mean?

In The Walking Dead TV show, in the first couple of episodes where Enid comes in, she is alone and is leaving the letters JSS in everything and everywhere. Why and what does JSS mean?
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Why did Lizzie think the walkers were still human?

In The Walking Dead, Lizzie is taken care of by Carol after her dad's death. But what I don't get is why Lizzie thinks that the walkers are still human. She is feeding them and is hurt whenever ...
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How come he keeps heads?

Some spoilers for season 3 in The Walking Dead. In The Walking Dead season 3 we see some shots of Why does he keep the heads??
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Why does Rick attack Negan (comic version) in All Out War Part 2 (Volume 21)

So in the end of this comic: Question:
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Do zombies blink?

A comment in chat piqued my interest: do zombies blink? If not, why not? And what adverse effects may they suffer from not blinking?
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Where is the napalm falling?

In The Walking Dead, Season 2, Episode 5 - Chupacabra, we see a flashback of Shane and Lori on the outskirts of Atlanta, watching as military helicopters drop napalm in the streets. I identified the ...
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How much would Rick's bag of guns weigh?

In the first season of The Walking Dead, Rick ransacks his Sheriff's station, fills a bag with guns, carries it to Atlanta, drops it, leaves it behind, then goes back for it. Here's how he describes ...
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Why does hardly anyone wear body armour in The Walking Dead?

Since zombies are not shown to be any stronger than normal humans and their only weapons are teeth and bare hands, any form of body armour would surely be a very effective defence against them. Yet in ...
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