The following is a timeline for the TV show explaining what happened each day:
|Pre-Wildfire Global Outbreak||
Hershel left home and didn’t return for his father’s funeral. (s2 ep10)
When he was 9 years old, Daryl, got lost in the woods and eventually found his own way home. (s2 ep9)
|Global Outbreak Day - 131||Global Outbreak starts called Wildfire - Wildfire is the first recorded case of zombie infection.Verification needed (s1 ep5)|
|Shootout day||Rick Grimes and Shane Walsh discuss Rick’s family. No mention of zombies. (s1 ep1) Rick and Shane engage in shootout. Rick gets shot and passes out. (s1 ep1) Outside Carl Grimes’s school, Lori Grimes and Paula talk about Lori’s relationship with Rick. Shane tells Lori that Rick has been shot and is in the hospital. Lori relays this information to Carl as Shane looks on. (s2 ep8)|
After shootout day, before Global Outbreak Day 0
|Shane visits Rick in hospital with flowers. (s2 ep1)
Lori and Carl visit Rick in the hospital. Carl offers to give Rick blood. (s2 ep8)
|Global Outbreak Day 0||Wildfire Global Outbreak|
|Global Outbreak Day 0 Morning||Hannah and her daughter Jamie and son Billy sit on the sofa and look at their dead goldfish in the fish bowl. They have a fish funeral around the toilet bowl. They go for a drive in their SUV. (Web1) Judy walks down the street with some groceries. She sees a woman lying next to a car in front of Palmer's undecorated house. While doing CPR she gets bitten and infected. Presumably, Judy escapes and wanders off. (Web3) Mike Palmer's front yard is decorated for his 50th birthday. (Web1)Andrew's dog, Max, is "torn into" by something/someone. (web4)
Shane investigates a disturbance at a house. (Dead Reckoning web game)
|Global Outbreak Day 0 Afternoon||While looking for a gun to put his dog down, Andrew encounters Palmer in his basement. Palmer informs him that the CDC is looking for a cure and that he shot his wife but not his kids. He gives Andrew a gun after he (non-verbally) agrees to shoot him. (web4)
Andrew shoots Max in the backyard, comes inside to wash up and notices the power going out. (web3)
Andrew encounters an infected Judy, and shoots her in the stomach. He covers her up in the rug. (web3)
Hannah gets into a car accident trying to avoid a mob and is knocked unconscious. Her kids leave the car and go to Andrew's house. (web1)
Hannah awakens in her car to find her kids missing. She runs through the neighborhood and notices a dead body on Palmer's front lawn amidst party decorations. (web1)
Hannah encounters a walker eating a dead body and is chased by the walker to the front of Andrew's house. Andrew shoots the walker and lets Hannah into the house. (web1)
Once Hannah is inside the house the kids hug their mother. Andrew asks Hannah about her injury. (web2)
As Hannah and Andrew chat, Billy asks to go outside and wake Max. Andrew tells him no and tells him to put the dog bowl away. Billy walks near a rug and noises can be heard coming from it. (web2)
As Jamie and Billy talk, while Judy (now a walker) rises. They hide under the table and then in the closet as Judy stalks them. Just as they are discovered, Hannah kills Judy with an axe. (web5)
|Global Outbreak Day 0 Evening||Andrew decides they need to go to Atlanta for safety. He goes over to Mike Palmers house to get truck keys but is killed by walker Palmer kids. (web6)
Hannah hearing a helicopter announcement decides to leave the house with the kids. Once on the street they are pursued by several walkers. Hannah is bitten on the arm and says goodbye to her kids. The kids escape as Hannah is torn apart by the walkers. (web6)
|Onset of Wildfire Global Outbreak (Global Outbreak Day +1 / Global Outbreak Day +5)||Andrea and Amy meet Dale in Atlanta (Frank D.)
There were strange stories on the news. (s2 ep16)
|Global Outbreak Day +14||Shane visits Rick in Hospital. Military is shooting staff. Power is on at Hospital but goes out due to explosion. Shane listens for Rick’s heartbeat. The walkers roam the halls of the hospital. Shane leaves Rick and blocks the door with a bed. (s2 ep6)(s2 ep16)|
Global Outbreak Day +15 /Global Outbreak Day +17
|Lori/Carl leave house with Shane to find a refugee camp in Atlanta. (s2 ep11) They are on a gridlocked highway with Carol, Ed, and Sophia Peletier. Shane and Lori watch as helicopters napalm bomb Atlanta. Shane hugs Lori. (s2 ep11)|
|Global Outbreak Day +17 /Global Outbreak Day +53||Quarry Camp established (?)|
|Global Outbreak Day +30 /Global Outbreak Day +33||The French come close to finding a cure according to Jenner. (s1 ep6) Jenner losses outside communication. Electrical Grid is lost. (ep6)Jenner at CDC starts trying to shut down scrubbers to conserve electricity. (s1 ep5)Gas lines stop working according to Morgan Jones. (s1 ep1)|
|Global Outbreak Day +53||Lori starts suggesting to Shane to post signs on Hwy 85 to warn people. (s1 ep1)|
|Global Outbreak Day +60||Rick wakes up in the hospital and has a drink of water. Tries phone and gets no dial-tone. He leaves the hospital and sees multitudes of dead bodies. Rick sees the bicycle-zombie (Hannah), and bikes to his house to find Lori and Carl missing, but encounters Morgan and Duane Jones. Duane knocks him unconscious. Rick is brought back to Morgan and Duane's house. Morgan explains everything to Rick what happened. Walkers (including Morgan's wife) surround the house at night but don't get in. Car alarm set off outside house. Morgan's wife's corpse wonders the streets also.(s1 ep1)|
|Global Outbreak Day +61||After Rick killing his first zombie with a baseball bat, Morgan & Duane go with Rick to his house in morning and finds food, water, blankets & family photo albums gone, Duane suggests Rick's family is in Atlanta, Morgan suggests the CDC is the safet place. (ep1) Rick/Morgan/Duane goes to police department. They take showers and later get guns and ammo. Rick gives Morgan a radio so the can talk to each other and leaves them. Rick shoots Leon in the head. Morgan says he will follow in a few days once Duane has learned how to shoot a gun. Rick makes a stop to kill the bicycle zombie and leaves for Atlanta. Morgan returns home and tries unsuccessfully to shoot his zombified wife, Jenny. Rick stops at a Gas station north of Hwy 85 at shoots zombie girl (start s1 ep1), Rick makes a radio transmission on Hwy 85 which the quarry camp hears. The Atlanta group tries to contact him, but failed. Rick runs out of Gas, finds dead people at a farm house, he gets a horse, Rick arrives in Atlanta on horseback and sees helicopter reflection. He follows and encounters a giant herd of walkers. He makes refuge inside a tank. He makes Radio contact with Glenn.
Rick escapes from tank and meets Glenn and 5 others (s1 ep2). They are upset about the noise he made on the street which has attracted the walkers to the building. Lori/Shane has sex at camp. After a disagreement Merle is handcuffed to roof. Rick and Glenn cover themselves with zombie guts and gain access to a van. The group leaves department store without Merle with Glenn causing a distraction with a red sports car. The van arrives at quarry camp and Glenn brings red car to camp. Others come back and reunite with the others. Rick arrives and finally reunites with Lori and Carl. Later there is a campfire discussion about Merle. Lori & Rick have sex at night. Jim has a strange dream.
|Global Outbreak Day +62||Jim & Dale scavenge red car for parts/gas, while Carol cleans Rick's clothes a walker nears camp and starts eating deer. Daryl arrives back at quarry camp looking for Merle. Merle meanwhile is trying to retrieve a hacksaw to escape. Rick makes a decision to return to Atlanta. Rick/Glenn/Theodore/Daryl travels to Atlanta to retrieve guns, they go to the department store to see Merle has left. Back at camp Shane argues with Lori then Shane beats Ed (ep3) Amy and Andrea catch fish in the quarry pond. Jim starts digging holes which alarms Dale. Shane confronts Jim and after knocking him down ties him to a tree. Back in Atlanta Rick & co follow Merle's trail but decide to retrieve the guns before searching the streets. They encounter Miguel and Glenn is captured by some thugs. After a showdown with the Vatos they be-friend them and talk with the Vatos leader Guillermo. They return to the van to find it gone they set out on foot back to camp. Back at camp Shane frees Jim and invites him to the fish-fry. Ed declines to join them. There is a campfire discussion about Dale's watch. The camp is attacked by many walkers and Amy is bitten/killed. Around 14 other survivors are killed. Rick & Co arrive in time to fight off walkers. (s1 ep4)|
|Global Outbreak Day +63||At the CDC, Dr. Jenner makes morning transmission and states Wildfire started 194 days ago and global outbreak was 63 days ago. (ep5) He loses TS-19 samples. Back at camp the quarry survivors are buried and all dead walkers are burned. Andrea sits next to Amy's corpse and waits for her to turn, so she put the mermaid neckless around Amy's neck. Rick makes a morning transmission to Morgan. Amy reanimates and Andrea shoots her in the head. Jim's bite is discovered by Jacqui so she tells everyone. Shane makes a campfire announcement that they will leave for the CDC in the morning (Day 64).|
|Global Outbreak Day +64||The survivors leave the quarry and part ways with Morales and family. On the way, they leave Jim by a tree on the highway while the RV is repaired. The survivors arrive at CDC. Rick pleads with CDC camera to let them in. CDC door opens.
Group goes inside CDC and meets Dr. Jenner. The group goes underground in a secret lab. They proceed to get blood tests. (ep6) The Group eats and drinks and thanks Edwin. Group takes hot showers. Rick and Jenner talk. Shane confronts Lori about what happened in the hospital. Everyone goes to sleeps.
|Global Outbreak Day +65||
Group awakens with hangovers and eats eggs. Group sees Enhanced Internal View of TS-19. Jacqui comments that Andrea lost someone (Amy) two days ago (day 62). Jenner states that building is in lock down mode. After finding no gasoline in basement the group confronts Jenner who locks them in viewing room. Rick persuades Jenner to unlock doors, so he does. Before Rick left with the group, Jenner whispers in his ear. The group proceeds upstairs without Andrea and Jacqui for they want to stay. Dale stays to confront Andrea to come. Using a grenade to destroy the glass, they escape the CDC and board the 5 vehicle caravan. Dale and Andrea emerge from the CDC. Jacqui and Jenner remain in the CDC as it explodes. The caravan departs the CDC area lead by Rick and his family in the RV and Shane in a Jeep at the rear. The caravan stops somewhere for the night.
|Global Outbreak Day +66||The group reduce their caravan from 5 cars to the RV, the Station Wagon and a motorbike. Not much else is known about this day.|
|Global Outbreak Day +67||In the morning Rick makes a transmission to Morgan stating they lost Jacqui "the day before last" (day 65). The group boards the caravan and head out on the highway. The RV breaks down and the group stops to fix it and gather supplies. A herd of zombies approach the group. A walker attacks Andrea in the RV, which she kills with a screwdriver. T-dog is injured and Sophia is chased by two walkers into the woods. Rick pursues Sophia and finds her. Rick kills the two walkers.
Sophia is seen emerging from the stream with her doll. Sophia starts to make her way back to the highway but goes off track. A walker attacks her biting her neck. She drops her doll in the water. She escapes the walker but dies from loss of blood. She turns into a walker near Hershel’s farm.
Back at the highway the group looks for supplies. Shane fixes up a car and the group hears a radio transmission. Rick and Daryl search for Sophia but only find the woodchuck walker. They return to the RV and the group sleeps.
|Global Outbreak Day +68||The group awakens and gets changed into new clothes. Andrea confronts Dale about their decisions at the CDC. Dale and T-Dog wait at the RV while the rest of the group goes into the woods to search for Sophia. They find a tent and Daryl pockets a gun.
Otis discovers walker Sophia and brings her back to the barn. He then sets out to hunt deer.
They find a church and kill the walkers inside. Carol prays for Sophia. Lori and Shane discuss Shane leaving. Andrea talks to Shane about leaving the group. Shane, Rick and Carl remain behind to search for Sophia. The rest of the group makes their way back to the RV. Lori confronts Carol about Rick. While searching for Sophia, Carl sees a deer in a clearing and approaches it. Suddenly the deer and Carl are shot. Rick runs to his son while Shane sweeps the area. A short while later, Rick carries Carl to Hershel's farmhouse while Otis and Shane follow.
Rick approaches a farmhouse, where an older man, Hershel, meets him on the front porch with his daughters Maggie and Beth, Beth's boyfriend Jimmy, and Patricia, Otis's girlfriend. Hershel proceeds to tend to Carl while Rick donates blood. Meanwhile Lori hears the gunshot and worries about Carl. Andrea and Carol talk but are interrupted by Daryl who wants to keep searching. Back at the RV T-Dog is getting delirious from his injury which concerns Dale. Hershel tells Shane that he needs a respirator to operate on Carl. Shane and Otis leave for a FEMA base to gather the supplies. Maggie leaves on horse to retrieve Lori. In the forest Andrea is attacked by a walker but is saved by Maggie who tells Glenn the directions to the farmhouse. The group returns the RV and discuss their next moves with Dale. Daryl finds some pills for T-Dog. Maggie and Lori arrive at the farmhouse and Lori and Rick watch over Carl.
As it gets dark, Shane arrives at the FEMA camp and large herd of walkers block the way to the supply trailer. Shane distracts the walkers with some flares and they enter the trailer and get supplies. When they exit the trailer the walkers chase them into the school where Shane and Otis pause to catch their breath. Shane and Otis venture further into the school and split up in order to escape. They meet up outside the school and as they are limping away from a herd of walkers Shane shoots Otis in the leg. Shane retrieves the medical supplies and makes his way back to the truck as Otis is eaten by the walkers. Glenn and T-Dog arrive at the farm and meet Maggie on the porch. Daryl and Andrea venture out into the woods to look for Sophia. They encounter the hanging lurker and Daryl shoots him in the head. They return to the RV where Dale gives Andrea back her gun. Back at the farmhouse Shane returns with the Medical supplies and Carl is saved. Shane shaves his head to cover up where Otis tore out his hair.
|Global Outbreak Day +69||In the morning Rick tells Carl that Sophia is fine. The survivors arrive at the farm and once settled in they have a funeral for Otis. Shane lies about his last moments. After the funeral Maggie brings out a map and they formulate a plan to search for Sophia. Maggie volunteers to go into town to get medical supplies and asks Glenn to accompany her. T-Dog and Dale fetch water from a well and discover a lurker inside the well. The group attempt to get the lurker out by using Glenn as bait. Eventually the lurker is lifted out but rips in two. T-Dog kills the lurker to the chagrin of Maggie.
Glenn and Maggie venture into a town where Glenn gets a pregnancy test for Lori. Glenn and Maggie have sex in a pharmacy. They return to the farm and Glenn gives the True Blue test to Lori. Meanwhile Daryl searches a farmhouse for Sophia but only finds some flowers (Cherokee Roses). Elsewhere Rick and Hershel discuss the farm, Hershel’s father and God. Rick asks to stay at the farm which Hershel considers. Shane and Andrea scout out an area for target practice. Rick returns to Carl’s bedside and they talk. Rick gives Carl his hat. Daryl gives a flower to Carol and tells her a story to comfort her. At night Lori takes the pregnancy test and looks concerned when it shows a positive.
|Global Outbreak Day +70||The next day Lori wakes up and talks to Carol about using the farmhouse kitchen. Meanwhile the group is still searching for Sophia and Jimmy joins them. Shane questions Rick’s decision to keep searching for the girl. When they return Rick and Lori talk about continuing the search. Beth calls for Rick to talk to Hershel. Hershel is not happy about Jimmy joining the group and Daryl taking a horse. He and Rick agree to control their own people. Daryl finds Sophia’s doll in a riverbed. He continues to search but his horse throws him and he falls on one of his arrows. He has a vision of Merle and awakes to find a walker biting at his work boots. He dispatches that walker and another and then climbs out of the ravine.
Glenn and Dale talk about the women and Glenn admits he had sex with Maggie. Andrea thinks she sees a walker emerge from the woods. Rick and co approach the person to discover it is Daryl. Andrea blinded by the sun shoots Daryl in the temple. Later Hershel tends to Daryl’s wounds as Dale comforts Andrea. At the supper table there is awkward silence as Maggie slips Glenn a note. Glenn returns the note.
That evening Maggie checks the note and realizes Glenn is in the barn. She runs to the barn to find Glenn has discovered a number of walkers. She tells him that “he’s not supposed to see this” as the walkers push at the barn door. (ep11)
|Global Outbreak Day +71||In the morning the group is doing chores around the farm. Lori and Carl feed the chickens while Patricia snaps the legs of some of the chickens and puts them in a sack. Patricia then feeds the walkers in the barn the crippled chickens from the safety of the hayloft. Glenn watches the barn with binoculars until Maggie warns him not to tell anyone. Rick and Shane plan out that day’s search for Sophia and Shane volunteers to check out a housing development near where Daryl discovered the doll. Carl is discovered with a gun and Rick and Lori decide that he should learn how to use it. The group travels to the firing range for gun practice. After the group leaves Glenn confesses to Dale that Lori is pregnant and there are walkers in the barn. At the firing range Andrea shows remarkable marksmanship and Rick recommends she attends Shane’s ‘advanced class’ after the rest head back to the farm. Dale speaks with Hershel at the stables and tells him he knows walkers are in the barn. Hershel tells Dale that his wife and step-son are in the barn.
While mending a fence Hershel tells Lori that the group should be moving on soon. Lori confronts Rick about leaving and Rick says they will get by. At the advanced training Andrea cannot focus and after Shane brings up Amy, Andrea walks away angrily. Shane catches up with her and apologizes. Andrea accepts and she and Shane journey to the housing development to search for Sophia. Dale talks with Lori about her pregnancy and afterwards Lori asks Glenn for his help in obtaining an item at the pharmacy. Glenn and Maggie travel to the pharmacy and Maggie is angry with Glenn about him telling Dale about the walkers. At the pharmacy Maggie finds the morning after pills but is grabbed by a walker. Glenn decapitates the walker saving Maggie. Maggie returns to the farm and gives the pills to Lori. Maggie and Glenn have a fight about Glenn role in the group.
At the Wiltshire Estates housing development, Shane and Andrea search for Sophia but all they find is burned bodies. Walkers appear and Shane and Andrea flee to their car. Andrea finds her shooting touch and starts killing walkers with ease. After her and Shane leave they engage in sex in the car. Lori and Glenn talk about the pills. Afterwards Lori swallows the pills and then suddenly throws them up. Dale confronts Shane after he returns with Andrea and tells Shane he “knows what kind of man you are.”
Rick finds the morning after pills and confronts Lori. Lori confesses she is pregnant and admits she slept with Shane while Rick was in the coma. (ep12)
|Global Outbreak Day +72||In the morning the group is eating breakfast. Glenn announces to the group that there are walkers in the barn. The group investigates with Shane taking the lead. Rick decides to talk to Hershel about the walkers after Dale reveals Hershel thinks they are sick people. Various conversations are held between Maggie and Glenn, Daryl and Carol and Dale and Andrea. Dale sneaks off with the guns to hide them in the woods.
As Hershel reads the bible over lunch Rick talks to him about the walkers in the barn. He reveals Lori is pregnant and leaves to tell Shane the same. Shane talks with Lori and Carl. Shane goes to the RV to get the guns but discovers them missing. Jimmy tells Hershel there are walkers in the swamp and Hershel persuades Rick to join them in retrieving them. They find two walkers and struggle to lead them back to the barn. Meanwhile Daryl brings Carol to a Cherokee Rose plant. Maggie and Glenn confess they have feeling for each other and make up with a kiss. Shane finds Dale in the woods and they talk about Otis. Dale points a gun at Shane’s chest but cannot pull the trigger. Shane takes the guns and leaves Dale.
Returning to the farm Shane rallies the group to do something about the walkers as he distributes the guns. He sees Rick, Hershel and Jimmy leading the walkers out of the woods with ketch poles and runs to investigate. Shane snaps at the latest development and shoots walker Louise several times to proof that the walkers aren’t living. He opens the barn doors and as walkers pour out the group mow them down with their guns. The last walker to emerge is Sophia and the only person able to shoot her is Rick as Carol cries in anguish (ep13).
After Rick shoots Walker-Sophia, Beth runs to her dead mother Annette, who re-animates and grabs her. Andrea kills Walker-Annette. Rick, Shane and Glenn follow Hershel and his kin to the house and ask questions about the barn. Carol sits in the RV while Daryl watches over her silently. Glenn and Maggie briefly discuss their future in the farm house. Lori and Carl talk about Sophia. Lori asks Dale to bring Carl up to the house for some rest. Lori suggests they dig 3 graves, and Andrea announces they will burn the rest. Lori and Rick talk about the barn incident. As Shane gets the truck, he notices Dale and has words with him. The graves are dug, and Lori invites Carol to the service. Carol refuses and laments Sophia to Daryl. Hershel packs up his wife’s belongings and finds his father's flask. The group has a brief service over the three graves, where everyone is present except Carol. The group separates after the service, and Hershel leaves the farm in a car to drive to the nearby bar. Nearby, Carol tears apart a Cherokee Rose plant.
T-Dog and Andrea throw the walker bodies in the truck. Dale, T-Dog, Rick and Andrea discuss the merits of Shane's decision to open the barn. T-Dog and Andrea drive the walker bodies to the pyre site. Glenn and Maggie discuss their plans until Beth collapses. Beth is brought to a room while Rick, Shane, Maggie, Lori and Glenn search for Hershel. Rick deduces he is at the local bar in town, and he and Glenn decide to go there and retrieve Hershel. Lori and Shane question Rick's decision to leave the group, but Rick decides to go anyway. Glenn and Maggie say goodbye while Rick waits at the station wagon. Shane washes up at the well as Carol emerges from the woods. Shane talks to Carol while he washes her wounds. Dale and Lori talk about the barn incident, and Dale relays his suspicions about Shane sacrificing Otis.
Rick and Glenn drive towards the town and discuss Glenn's love life. Rick and Glenn arrive at the local bar and discover Hershel drinking. At the farm, Andrea tells Lori that Beth is 'burning up' and Hershel is needed. Lori approaches Daryl and asks him to go look for Rick, but Daryl angrily refuses and Lori leaves him. At the bar, Rick and a drunken Hershel discuss Beth, Annette, and hope for the group. Meanwhile, Lori takes her gun and a map and drives toward town to get Rick. She hits a walker and crashes the car on the side of the road. After exchanging heated words, Hershel decides to leave the bar with Rick just as Tony and Dave arrive. Dave and Tony tell their story and ask Rick where they are staying. Ricks states Hershel lost a lot of people that day (barn incident). Dave deduces they are staying at a farm, and when Rick refuses to take them there, the tensions escalate until Dave points a gun at Rick while Tony flanks him. Rick does a quick-draw and shoots Dave and Tony dead. Meanwhile, back at the farm T-Dog and Shane burn the walker bodies in a pyre. (ep14)
As it gets dark (approximately between 8pm and 9pm), Rick checks the bodies of the Dave and Tony. They prepare to leave when they hear a van arrive. They hear voices outside of three strangers who are looking for Dave and Tony. Rick tells them that “they drew first” and “they are dead”. The strangers outside respond with gunfire through the windows of the bar. They formulate a plan to escape with Glenn running to the car while Hershel covers him. Glenn leaves the bar, is shot at and falls to the ground. Hershel shoots the stranger (Sean) who falls to the ground screaming. Rick checks in on Glenn to find him ok but shaken. Walkers are descending on the town and as one of the strangers (Nate) prompts another stranger (Randall) to jump from the roof. Randall doesn’t make it and Nate drives away. Rick runs to Randall and finds him impaled on a fence. As Glenn shoots at walkers, Rick pulls Randall’s leg free of the fence post. They get into Hershel’s Chevy and leave the town. They stop before they get to the farm to rest and to blindfold and tend to Randall. (ep15)
|Global Outbreak Day +73||In the morning Rick, Hershel and Glenn return to the farm with Randall. The group decides to drop him off somewhere once his leg heals. Lori confides in Rick that she thinks Shane is dangerous. (ep15)|
|Global Outbreak Day +74 /Global Outbreak Day +79||As Randall's leg heals the group continues to stay at the farm. (ep15)|
|Global Outbreak Day +80||Rick and Shane go to drop Randall off at a nearby public works station. Rick and Shane ending up fighting because it is revealed that Randall knows the farm's location and because Shane challenges Rick's competency as group leader, but a walker horde interrupts them. All three men escape and agree to take a day to decide whether to execute Randall. Beth tries to kill herself but decides to live. (ep16)|
|Global Outbreak Day +81||
Daryl brutally interrogates Randall, who states that his group is made up of thirty men. He also tells Daryl that his people raped two girls. He denies involvement. Rick prepares to kill Randall. Because Dale has reservations about this, the group votes to decide Randall's fate. Nearly everyone agrees that executing the prisoner would be the best idea. Rick is about to shoot Randall before Carl walks in and encourages him to do it. Disturbed that his son is becoming desensitized by his environment, Rick puts his gun down and takes Randall to the other barn. Carl encounters a walker. The same walker attacks Dale, critically wounding him. Daryl shoots Dale in the head. (ep17)
Global Outbreak Day +82
The group holds a funeral for Dale. Rick tells everyone that, in order to both prove Dale wrong and to honor his memory, they will do things Dale's way. Under a guise of leaving the group with him, Shane leads Randall into the woods, eventually confronting him and breaking his neck. Shane runs face-first into a tree to create the appearance of a confrontation and returns to the group, claiming Randall attacked him and stole his gun. Rick, Shane, Glen and Daryl split up to look for Randall in the woods. Glen and Daryl encounter, and kill, a walker who turns out to be Randall. Daryl finds it strange that Ranall changed, due to the lack of bite marks or scratches on his body. Later, Shane pulls a gun on Rick after being confronted about the real motive for their searching for Randall together. During the stand off, Rick stabs Shane and kills him. He reanimates moments later, confirming to Rick that they are all already infected(ep18), as whispered to him by Dr Jenner in the CDC. Later, almost at the brink of midnight, a herd of walkers migrating through the woods hear Carl's gunshot and move towards the sound. As Rick and the others fight for the farm, Jimmy is devoured by walkers in the RV while trying to save Rick and Carl from the burning barn, and Patricia is attacked by walkers while escaping with Lori, Beth, and T-Dog to their automobile. Soon, the group is scattered; Carol and Daryl leave on Daryl's motorcycle and the rest leaving in cars. (ep19)
Global Outbreak Day +83
The group reconvenes at the freeway. They head east until Rick's SUV runs out of gas. They set up a camp. Elsewhere, Andrea is fighting off walkers when Michonne saves her from a walker that had her pinned on the ground. That night, Rick's group is at the fire when they hear a branch snap. The group begin to want either to leave or search out any walkers. Rick uses this event as an opportunity to lay down the rules under his leadership. In the background looms a large prison-like structure. (ep19)