The Walking Dead

Season 2 Episode 13

Beside the Dying Fire

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Mar 18, 2012 on AMC



  • Trivia

    • Goof: the front (& likely rear) tire on Daryl's bike changes from a dirt bike tire (when on the farm) to a street tire (outside of the farm)

  • Quotes

    • Rick: (adressing the group)I know it looks bad, we've all been through hell and worse but at least we found each other. I wasn't sure, I really wasn't but we did, we're together, we keep it that way. We'll find shelter somewhere, there's gotta be a place.
      Glenn: Rick look around, ok, there's walkers everywhere. They're migrating or something.
      Rick: There's got to be a place, not just where we hold of but we fortify, hunker down, pull ourselves together, build a life for eachother. I know it's out there we just have to find it.

    • Hershel: You can go if you want.
      Daryl: You gonna take 'em all on?
      Hershel: We have guns. We have cars.
      Andrea: Kill as many as we can, and we'll use the cars to lead the rest of them off the farm.
      Daryl: Are you serious?
      Hershel: This is my farm. I'll die here.
      Daryl: All right. It's as good a night as any.

    • Rick: Where'd you find everyone?
      Daryl: Well, those guys' tail lights zigzagging all over the road -- figured he had to be Asian, driving like that.
      Glenn: (chuckles) Good one.

    • Rick: You're a man of God. Have some faith.
      Herschel: I can't profess to understand God's plan. Christ promised the resurrection of the dead. I just thought he had something... a little different in mind.

    • Carl: (walking in the field away from Shane's body) What happened? You guys attacked? I mean, I..I heard a gunshot but I didn't see any Walkers nearby. (a pause) How did Shane die?
      Rick: (Stops walking and looks at Carl trying to figure what to say. Hears noises and see a horde of Walkers coming their way.)

  • Notes

    • Due to the cold night when the episode was taped, the breath of the actors who played the zombies was visible even though zombies aren't warm and don't breath. The VFX crew removed the breath using CGI during post-production.

    • Credit: Jon Bernthal's name appears in the episodes opening credits, even though Bernthal does not appear in the episode.

    • Location: The final scene is at Elders Mill Road in Senoia, GA. The stone structures that the characters took refuge in were from a mill that once stood there. The Elder family owned the mill and surrounding land for over 130 years before selling it in the late 1950's/early 1960's.

    • Viewership: 8.9 million (top show for cable on March 18th)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      United Kingdom: March 23, 2012 on FX/FX HD
      Sweden: March 25, 2012 on Kanal 11
      Slovakia: August 22, 2012 on JOJ Plus
      Finland: August 26, 2012 on Fox
      Czech Republic: December 17, 2012 on Prima COOL
      Turkey: December 30, 2012 on CNBC-e

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