The Walking Dead

Season 3 Episode 1


Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Oct 14, 2012 on AMC
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    The Walking Dead's Season 3 Premiere: Our Kind of Zombie Apocalypse

    Zombies look out! Rick and his crew are no longer the wimps we knew in Season 1 and Season 2.

  • Episode Summary

    The survivors continue the hunt for shelter and attempt to clear out an abandoned prison. But not all is what it seemed as time progresses.

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    • hmmmmm

    • Uhhhhhhhh

      Didn't watch it yet
    • A Very Good Start

      Great Episode so far. A lot of unknown questions but I'm sure we'll find the answers. It's not predicable like most of season 2 was so this is good, we don't need to know all the answers this is was going keep me watching to find those answers. Finally, their focus on building a foundation instead of bickering at one another like most of season 2. I like this new scent of fresh air like season 1. Great job writers and great acting.moreless
    • Or Not

      Well, so much for Hershal. There was so much potential there, but then they had to go and do a time jump and of course with Lori due soon, we can't have the doctor around. For a season opener, this was too far ahead and didn't explain anything that's happened in the lost time. Why does Rick suddenly have the power over Lori when last we saw, she wanted nothing to do with him? What caused Carol to recover as she has? What's going on with Beth and Carl (and how old is she, anyway)? Just not a fun place to be after an absence of the show.moreless
    • Love it!!!

      Love it!!!
    Theodus Crane

    Theodus Crane

    Big Tiny

    Guest Star

    Nick Gomez

    Nick Gomez


    Guest Star

    Markice Moore

    Markice Moore


    Guest Star

    Melissa McBride

    Melissa McBride

    Carol Peletier

    Recurring Role

    IronE Singleton

    IronE Singleton


    Recurring Role

    Scott Wilson

    Scott Wilson

    Hershel Greene

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (2)

      • There were 56 confirmed Walker kills in this episode.

      • As stated in the episode, the song that Beth and Maggie sing is called "The Parting Glass". It is a traditional song from Ireland and Scotland that has existed since at least the early 1600's and is sung at the end of gatherings.

    • QUOTES (1)

    • NOTES (4)

      • Viewership: 10.9 million (top show on cable on October 14th, most viewed episode for the series)

      • Starting with this episode, Lauren Cohan (Maggie Greene) is main cast member.

      • Original International Air Dates:
        United Kingdom: October 19, 2012 on FX/FX HD
        Latin America: October 16 , 2012 on FOX/FOXHD
        Finland: October 21, 2012 on FOX
        Sweden: November 4, 2012 on Kanal 11
        Slovakia: March 14, 2013 on JOJ Plus

      • Locations: The Prison is a set built in Senoia, GA.
        The ESCO Feed Mill and Deer Cooler store in the new opening sequence is in Harlenson, GA.
        The building that Michonne finds the aspirin inis also in Harlenson, GA.

    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • As Carl searches the kitchen for food at the beginning of the episode, he handles a can of 'SMEAT'. This is a parody of SPAM, but this prop was used in the post-apocalyptic film 'Water World' as the foodstuff of choice of the piratical Smokers.