The Walking Dead

Season 1 Episode 2

Guts

36
Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Nov 07, 2010 on AMC
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8.4
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Episode Summary

Due to his gun toting arrival in Atlanta, Rick causes a group of survivors to be trapped by walkers. The group dynamic devolves from accusations to violence, as Rick must confront an enemy that is far more dangerous than the walkers themselves.

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  • Escaping the city.

    9.5
    This was a very good early episode into the season When Rick finds the worst possible place to be is the city he realises he is trapped and his attempt to get out doesn't go down well with a group of stranded when the gun fire gets them trapped This episode is about Rick helping the group to get out the city before the walkers get to them I really enjoyed the episode but things are going to be complicated if Rick is reunited with his wife.moreless
  • Alarming

    8.0
    Holy characters. So many characters. And most of them don't have names yet. If you want your audience to be connected and invested in the characters, they need to stand out. From this episode, only Glenn really stood out. And we can check off the "act like zombies" escape plan (should totally play WD bingo). Still feeling like another zombie series so far, and Glenn driving off (with the car still alarming) was a very weak closing. I mean, I guess it sets up a bit more of his character (who's the dumbass now), but it wasn't in the tone the rest of the episode carried.moreless
  • quiero ver twd

    8.0
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  • 1x02 - Guts

    8.5
    Oh man, I cringed for the poor horse especially since I thought using a horse for transport was a brilliant idea when you can run out of gas so I wasn't expecting that. I did like how the show framed that coming in without knowing what situation you'll run into was freaking stupid.
  • Guts

    8.0
    The Good:

    -"You just rang the dinner bell."

    -Shane and Lori start a sexual relationship, which could be the start of a tense triangle if Rick is reunited with his wife.

    -The exchange between Rick and Andrea in the store is revealing. She hesitates to take a mermaid necklace for her sister because she's afraid it's looting. Rick admits that he's not sure if those rules apply anymore. This is a thought-provoking way to show how the laws of society are changing, and fast.

    -Rick is able to show off his intelligence and the knowledge that served him while he was a deputy.

    The Bad:

    -Though the episode starts at the camp, most of "Guts" focuses on Rick and his new posse. It would be nice if there was a greater balance between the two groups.moreless
Juan Gabriel Pareja

Juan Gabriel Pareja

Morales

Guest Star

Michael Rooker

Michael Rooker

Merle Dixon

Guest Star

Emma Bell

Emma Bell

Amy

Recurring Role

Jeryl Prescott

Jeryl Prescott

Jacqui

Recurring Role

Andrew Rothenberg

Andrew Rothenberg

Jim

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Goof - When Rick is backing up the Truck at the construction site he turns his body backwards in order to see where he's backing up the truck, but the camera immediately cuts to the back of the truck showing that the tail gate is down, meaning Rick was looking at an empty truck body. It could be argued that the truck has the body cut out to access the back of the truck from the cabin, but the tailgate was down so it makes no difference. Also, the truck's body is separate from the cab when looking at it from the outside, but when Rick picks up the survivors at the mall he walks straight into the cab from the body of the truck as if it where a single piece.

    • Goof: Despite Rick's warning not to get blood on their skin or eyes, a patch of blood can be found on Rick's hand when he removes the gloves.

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Merle: (after knocking T-Dog down and holding a gun) We're gonna have ourselves a little pow-wow..huh? Talk about, who's in charge. I vote me. Anybody else?
      Rick: (gun butts Merle in the head) Yeah.

    • Morales: (to Rick after Glenn saved him and shooting off his gun) Look, we came to the city to scavenge supplies. You know what the key to scavaging is? Surviving. You know the key to surviving? Sneaking in and out..tiptoeing and not shooting up the streets like it's the O.K. Corral.
      Andrea: (looking at the glass doors with dozens of Walkers trying to get in) You just rang the dinner bell.

    • Rick: We're going to need more guts.

    • T-Dog: (into walkie-talkie) Anybody out there? Hello? Anybody read? I'm hoping to hear somebody's voice 'cause I'm sick and tired of hearing mine.
      Merle: Yeah, well, that makes two of us. Why don't you knock that crap off? You're giving a headache, boy.
      T-Dog: Why don't you pull your head out of your a**? Maybe your headache will go away. Try some positivity for a change. Damn.

    • Glenn: Nice moves there, Clint Eastwood. You're the new sheriff come riding in to clean up the town?
      Rick: Wasn't my intention.
      Glenn: Yeah, whatever. Yeehah. You're still a dumb***.

    • Rick Grimes: Things are different now. There are no nig**** anymore, no dumb a** sh** inbred white trash fools either, only dark meat and white meat.

    • Rick Grimes: Where are you? Outside? Can you see me right now?
      Glenn: Yeah, I can see you. You're surrounded by walkers. That's the bad news.
      Rick Grimes: There's good news?
      Glenn: No.

  • NOTES (3)

    • Viewership: 4.7 million (third most watched cable show for Sunday November 7th, 2010)

    • Locations: Atlanta, Georgia and survivor's camp north-east of Atlanta neart Rt. 85
      The building that Merle is trapped on top of belongs to Norfolk Southern, at the corner of Spring and Nelson in Atlanta.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Latin America: November 8, 2010 on FOX
      Italy: November 8, 2010 on Fox/Fox HD
      Portugal: November 9, 2010 on Fox/Fox HD
      United Kingdom: November 11, 2010 on FX/FX HD
      Turkey: January 30, 2011 on CNBC-e
      Sweden: February 27, 2011 on TV11
      Slovakia: May 23, 2012 on JOJ Plus
      Czech Republic: August 25, 2012 on Prima COOL

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • At the end of the episode, Glenn is seen speeding down the highway Rick rode into town - most zombie and post apocalypse films feature such long empty stretches of roads which the viewer often imagines themselves speeding down if they had been in such a situation - Glenn is among, if not the first to provide this fan service.

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