The Walking Dead

Season 1 Episode 5

Wildfire

29
Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Nov 28, 2010 on AMC
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Episode Summary

The group is led by their newest member to the Center for Disease Control while one of the members is forced to make a choice that has harsh consequences.

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  • The group leaves the camp.

    9.0
    After the attack on the camp in the previous episode there was no surprise that the group decided to move This wasn't one of the better episodes of the season but it was still very good A lot of decisions needed to be made concerning some members of the group and one of the parts I found very interesting was where Rick and Shane was in the forest and Shane held the gun up to him from a distance Who knows what would have happened if Dale hadn't turned up When the group arrived at the CDC it seemed like a pointless journey but Rick made the doctor realise that if he never let them in he would be killing them I am looking forward to watching the finale and its a shame the first season only lasts for six episodes.moreless
  • On the Road Again

    7.5
    Lose one, gain one. Whoop di do. Though I highly doubt anyone "lost" and not shot in the head isn't really lost. Rick keep talking about the black man and his son and we haven't seen anything of them for four episodes. Throw us a bone. Make us care. And here's yet another character, a careless, at-rope's-end government employee. His character can only be thrilling and enlightening. Hopefully having him around will answer that big question the writers have left unaddressed: how did zombies happen in the first place?moreless
  • Wildfire?

    9.0
    I am still a little bit confused about this episode. I watched it a few times (in German), so mayhaps somethings got lost in translation.



    The episode started with a video transmission from Dr. Jenner; he said that it has been 194 days since 'Wildfire' started and 63 days since the deasease started to spread. So I was (and I sill am) wondering, what 'wilfire' means. I looked it up in a dictionary and it still doesnt make sense. Why should they know about this infenction hardly 130 before the desease spreads?



    So I doubted that wildfire was a medical experiment (maybe of the CDC) which went wrong. In one scene Dr. Jenner explained very elevated what kind of deseases the CDC researches on (pox, ebola, and why the decontamination process was necessary. So, was there a kind of guilt, the CDC (including Dr. Jenner and his wife, CDCs' director) tries to avenges for? Something that could even explain all this suicides among the scientists?



    So, what do you think?moreless
  • 1x05 - Wildfire

    7.5
    This is an okay episode. The side effect of watching this show is that I'm always thinking how I would survive the same situation and when someone dies because the characters are being stupid I can't help but roll my eyes and find it exasperating. This episode did have the side effect of making me like Andrea more.
  • Keep moving forward

    8.0
    Rick starts to take the lead of the group, after last night people were attacked by the dead. His best friend doesn't agree with him and that's not all it looks like he wants to kill his friend to get him out of the way. Signs show by him point the shotgun at him when Rick was down below looking through the brushes, the weird part is they thought they were going to survive by just staying in one place obviously you would have to seek to find help to survive. Sitting still is a death sentence you might as well go out trying, looks like Shane wants Rick to fail. Because, that means his relationship with Lorie fails and Lori can go back to Shane.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Andrea: (looking down as a newly reanimated Amy) Amy I'm sorry. I'm sorry for not ever being there. I always thought there'd be more time but I'm here now. (Amy's hand up to Andrea's head and grabbing her hair) I'm here now. I love you. (shoots Amy in the head)

    • Dr. Jenner: I think tomorrow I am going to blow my brains out. I haven't decided. But tonight, I'm getting drunk.

    • Jim: You save a grave for me?
      Rick: Nobody wants that.
      Jim: It's not about what you want. That, uh... That sound you hear, that's God laughing while you make plans.
      Rick: What I want, Jim, if... if God allows, is to get you some help.

  • NOTES (4)

    • Locations: The scene where the survivors split up, Rick's people going to the CDC and Morales's family another, was taped at Bob White Rd, off Riverside Parkway, in Austell, GA.

    • Viewership: 5.56 million (most watched cable show for Sunday November 28th, 2010)

    • Music Played as the Convoy Rolls out: John Murphy - Adagio in D Minor: Originally from the Movie Sunshine 2007', this piece of music has been used in many films and TV Shows. Most notably Kick Ass 2010', The Trailer for The Adjustment Bureau 2011', the pilot for the TV Show "Fringe" and the finale for the TV Show "V"

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Latin America: November 29, 2010 on FOX
      Italy: November 29, 2010 on Fox/Fox HD
      Portugal: November 30, 2010 on Fox/Fox HD
      United Kingdom: December 3, 2010 on FX/FX HD
      Turkey: February 20, 2011 on CNBC-e
      Sweden: March 20, 2011 on TV11
      Slovakia: June 13, 2012 on JOJ Plus
      Czech Republic: September 10, 2012 on Prima COOL

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • The code name "Wildfire" is a reference to the novel The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton. The novel also dealt with studying a disease in an underground lab.

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