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"Atlanta is not what we thought. It's not what they promised. Do not enter the city. It belongs to the dead now."
Rick Grimes

"Wildfire" is the fifth episode of season one of the survival horror television series The Walking Dead and the fifth episode of the series overall. The episode was directed by Ernest R. Dickerson with a script written by Glen Mazzara. It first aired on the AMC cable network on Sunday, November 28th, 2010 at 9:00 pm. In this episode, the members of the survivor group say their posthumous goodbyes to a few loved ones, and then make plans to head to the CDC. their hopes are shattered however, when they find that the CDC has been overtaken by the walking dead, and only one crazed scientist remains.

Cast Edit

Principal Cast Edit

Guest Starring Edit

Co-Starring Edit

Notes & Trivia Edit

  • This episode is rated TV-MA. It contains strong language and acts of extreme violence.
  • Dale Horvath recounts the story of his wife Mary's death to Andrea. Mary's name is seen painted on the side of Dale's motorhome.
  • Final appearance of Amy and Jim; both are killed in this episode. Amy becomes a zombie and is shot by Andrea, whereas Jim is left for dead, ultimately fated to become a zombie himself.
  • Final appearance of Ed Peletier; or rather, his human remains which are destroyed in this episode. Ed makes another appearance in flashback in "Chupacabra", which shows events that take place some time prior to "Days Gone Bye".

Appearances Edit

Characters Edit

  • Rick Grimes - Full appearance with dialogue.
  • Shane Walsh - Full appearance with dialogue.
  • Lori Grimes - Full appearance with dialogue.
  • Andrea - Full appearance with dialogue.
  • Dale Horvath - Full appearance with dialogue.
  • Glenn Rhee - Full appearance with dialogue.
  • Carl Grimes - Full appearance with minimal dialogue.
  • Daryl Dixon - Full appearance with dialogue.
  • Amy - As a walker only; final appearance; shot in the head by Andrea.
  • Jim - Full appearance with dialogue; final appearance; presumably turns following the events of this episode.
  • Morales - Full appearance with minimal dialogue.
  • Edwin Jenner - First appearance; Appears at the end of the episode only; minimal dialogue.
  • Carol Peletier - Full appearance with minimal dialogue.
  • Jacqui - Full appearance with dialogue.
  • T-Dog - Full appearance with minimal dialogue.
  • Sophia Peletier - Cameo appearance with no dialogue.
  • Eliza Morales - Cameo appearance with no dialogue.
  • Miranda Morales - Cameo appearance with no dialogue.
  • Louis Morales - Cameo appearance with no dialogue.
  • Ed Peletier - As human remains only; body destroyed by Carol Peletier.

Locations Edit

  • Atlanta - Skyline visible from the campsite; CDC exterior as well.
  • Atlanta CDC - First appearance in series; Exterior doors and parking lot; interior laboratory.
  • Rock quarry campsite - Main setting for the episode; final appearance.

Vehicles Edit

Honorable mentions Edit

Quotes Edit

  • Rick Grimes: Atlanta is not what we thought. It's not what they promised. Do not enter the city. It belongs to the dead now.

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  • Jim: You save a grave for me?
  • Rick Grimes: 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 Grimes: What I want, Jim, if... if God allows, is to get you some help.

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  • Andrea: 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.

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

See also Edit

External Links Edit



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