06x01 - First Time Again

Narrator: Previously on AMC's The Walking Dead...

Rick: What is this place?

Deanna: This is the start of sustainability, community.

Father Gabriel: Rick, his group... they're dangerous.

Glenn: Noah died because of you.

You tried to kill me.

(crying)

Daryl: Why?

Morgan: Cause all life is precious.

(screaming)

Deanna: Do it.

(gun shot)

Morgan: Rick?

(gunshot)

(people scream)

Morgan: Rick?

Rick: I know this sounds insane, but this is an insane world.

We have to come for them before they come for us.

It's that simple.

(walkers snarling)

This is where it all starts tomorrow.

Tobin gets in the truck, opens the exit and we're off.

He hops out, catches up with his team at red staying on the west side of the road.

Daryl gets on his bike--

(rumbling)

You see that?

(metal groaning)

It's open! We got to do this now!

We're doing this now!

Tobin's group, get moving, go!

No, Rick, we're not ready.

Sasha! Abraham!

Abraham: Damn straight, we'll do it live.

You meet Daryl at red. Let him take them through the gauntlet.

Yeah, we meet at red.

Rick: Go!

Rick, I'll hit the tractor place.

Okay, who else?

We got to take them out or they'll distract the horde.

I'm here, let me help.

No.

I'm here!

Do everything I say.

I will. - Rick, this was supposed to be a dry run.

Rick: Daryl, get ready.

They're coming.

Rick, we haven't even gone through the whole plan.

You want to go back, go back. We're finishing this.

Tobin, you hit it on my signal.

They're heading for home. We don't have a choice.

Get ready to hit the flares.

Now!

(engine starts)

(growling)

Rick: Tobin, hit the truck!

(theme music playing)

You were wrong.

Ron.

(door slams)

Thank you.

Of course.

Okay.

(groaning)

Glenn.

Glenn, what happened? Are you okay?

I'm okay.

You guys look like sh1t.

She's fine. She's fine. She's okay.

Tara?

I'm okay.

You just check on them.

I'm okay.

What happened?

We were out there.

The walkers and-- we're all right.

Got winged by a ricochet.

(groans)

It's all right.

Holy sh1t.

Thank God... nothing happened to your hair.

(chuckles)

Okay, Eugene's freaking me out.

Somebody want to send Noah in here to protect me?

You were right.

It wasn't over.

We should talk more tomorrow.

Listen...

I don't take chances anymore.

And you shouldn't.

(ring clatters)

(snarling)

(gunshot)

Rick on radio: You all have your assignments.

You know where to rendezvous.

Daryl leads them out.

Sasha and Abraham join him at the bottom of the hill.

(flares fire)

Rick: Glenn, you hit us when you take care of the walkers at the tractor place.

That's the one thing we gotta get ahead of.

Everybody keep your heads.

Just keep up.

(walkers snarling)

(door opens)

So, is he okay with it?

It was pretty much his idea.

He gets it.

It's got a bed and a bath, but it's still a cage, you know?

He gets it.

He told me what happened out there with the trucks.

He tell you about those guys he met?

The Ws.

Like that walker we saw, yeah.

We need more watch points.

And I'm gonna tell Deanna we don't need to go looking for people anymore.

You feel different about it?

Yeah, I do.

Well, people out there, they got to take care of themselves, just like us.

I'm gonna get him out.

Shouldn't leave him in there any longer than we have to.

You good?

Yeah.

I'm trying.

Listen, if you're still looking to go buck wild with the breath impaired...

You already asked the question and I already answered it.

If you were so worried, why the hell did you get into the car with me?

Listen, doing something as big as this... that's living.

There it is.

Sasha on radio: We're at red at the bottom of the hill.

Daryl on radio: All right, here comes the parade.

Where'd you learn that?

A friend.

Before or after?

I ask, you answer.

It's common courtesy, right?

(chuckles)

It was after.

After everything.

Look, I'm sorry for this, for having to do this.

It's all right.

The way I look at it, sometimes you're safer when there's no way out.

Got to get to know each other again.

For the first time... again.

(car approaches)

(car door opens, closes)

Man: Hey, it's us.

We're back. You gonna let us in or what?

I'm technically not authorized, so I will not be doing so.

Who the hell are you?

You first.

I'm Heath.

I live here. My team's been on a run the last couple weeks.

I'm Eugene.

Aaron brought myself and my group here directly within that window, so we haven't had the chance to meet and I can't exactly confirm your residence.

Open the gate.

If I do, how do I know you won't attempt to kill me?

(chuckles) Okay, look, I'm not gonna kill you.

But the longer you make me wait, the more you motivate me to beat your ass, so...

(gate unlocks)

Thank you.

So Deanna put you on gate duty?

Oh, no, I'm not proper duty. This is Holly's shift.

I was just walking by.

She asked if I could relieve her for a few ticks.

I said, "No, thank you" and she ignored me, which is obviously what I should have done as it's been at least five ticks and still no Holly.

(car door opens)

I'm Scott. This is Annie.

Hi. Good to meet you.

How many of you are there?

13.

I mean, 12.

Annie: I'm sorry.

I'll close up.

(gate squeaking)

(engine starts)

Anything big happen while we were gone?

Well, we had a meeting last night.

(lock clangs)

Oh, yeah? About what?

You might want to talk to Deanna.

Get it from the horse. Her mouth.

You know?

Right.

Hey, it's good to see someone like me.

I fully respect the hair game.

Who put up the wall?

They did.

There was a man, Reg.

He drew up plans, made it happen early on.

A lot of people in here.

They've been inside from the start.

They had food, energy, not a whole lot of walkers.

They just lived.

They haven't had to survive.

They figured that out, brought us in.

Still might be too late.

Too late how?

For them to come around.

We'll see.

You'll have to talk to Deanna.

She's the woman in charge.

She was married to Reg.

Was?

Yeah.

What are you doing?

We're--

I wanted to help.

We only need one.

We have two men here.

We're not gonna bury killers inside these walls.

I understand how you feel.

I do.

But it's not your decision.

Tobin.

Rick's right.

Take it away.

Go west.

Down Branton Road a few miles.

Just past the bridge.

We don't go out that way.

Let the trees have him.

I shot him because he killed Reg.

That was it. We didn't have a choice.

You do have a cell.

Not for killers.

I'm a killer, Rick.

I am, and you are, too.

Glenn, you there yet?

Glenn: Almost. We'll have it handled before they get here.

And we'll meet you at yellow.

Copy that.

It'll hold.

Well, that's good.

You know, considering where we're standing.

Michonne.

Yeah?

Back when you were in that place... where I lived... did you take one of my protein bars?

No.

See, I could have sworn there was one more peanut butter left.

(sighs) That's how it is, isn't it?

You always think there's one more peanut butter left.

(walkers growling)

(car approaching)

Morgan.

Maybe we just leave him here.

That's not who you are.

I know.

Hey.

You don't.

(distant walkers growling)

Morgan.

Morgan.

Stop.

Did you hear that?

(wind whistling)

(walkers growling)

(walkers snarling)

(grunts)

(walkers snarling)

What are you doing out here, Ron?

I wanted to know where my dad was buried.

Rick: This is how.

How what?

How the community's still here.

They've had walkers at their walls, but a lot of them, maybe most of them, they wound up here.

Ron.

Ron.

I'm going back.

Hey.

I'm fine.

You shouldn't be out here.

I don't care what you think.

It's not what I think, it's what I know.

You can't protect yourself. I'll show you how, but right now you have no idea what you're doing.

And if you come out here, you're gonna die.

And it won't be quick and it won't ever be over 'cause you'll be one of them.

That's what's gonna happen.

You're coming back with us now.

Don't make it hard.

Rick on radio: Glenn, you have to hurry.

The noise could distract the herd right off the road.

Talk to me.

Glenn: We're here.

(growling, banging)

Nicholas: Sounds like a lot.

(growling, banging)

We need it quiet.

So what's the plan?

Take 'em out a few at a time.

Nicholas, you're at the door.

All right.

You let one or two out and then you close it.

You keep doing that. That's the trick. That's how we control it.

Heath--

Wait, what if he can't close it?

I'll be able to.

Then we take them on.

We take them on?

If we get into trouble, we go behind the building into the woods and we draw them away.

Hey, you've been out on runs since he got here.

He knows what he's doing.

Me and Aiden, we didn't.

This was supposed to be a dress rehearsal.

I'm supposed to be delivering pizzas, man.

Daryl's leading them this way and they're closing in.

That noise is gonna pull the herd right off the road and then we have serious trouble.

We have to do this.

Yeah, okay.

Okay?

Okay.

Okay.

Okay.

All right.

Glenn: On three. Ready?

One... two... three!

sh1t!

(banging)

(growling, banging)

Heath: My team... we saw it early on, back when we were on one of those first scouts, finding out what was around here.

There was a camp at the bottom.

The people, they must have blocked the exits with one of those trucks back when everything started to go bad.

They didn't make it. They were all roamers.

Maybe a dozen of them.

No one's been back since?

DC, every town worth scavenging are all in the other direction.

And I never really felt like having a picnic next to the camp that ate itself.

So all the while the walkers have been drawn by the sound and they're making more sound and they're drawing more in.

And here we are.

Now what I'm proposing, I know it sounds risky, but walkers are already slipping through the exits.

One of the trucks keeping the walkers in could go off the edge any day now.

Maybe after one more hard rain.

That exit sends them east.

All of them. Right at us.

This isn't about if it gives, it's when.

It's gonna happen.

That's why we have to do this soon.

This is-- I don't even have another word for it.

This is terrifying.

All of it.

But it doesn't sound like there's any other way.

Maybe there is.

I mean, couldn't we just build up the weak spots?

I could draw up plans.

I worked on the wall with Reg.

Construction crew-- we can try and make it safe.

Even if we could, the sound of those walkers is drawing more and more every day.

Building up the exits won't change that.

Deanna: We're gonna do what Rick says, the plan he's laid out.

I told you all, we're gonna have Daryl leading them away.

Sasha: Me, too.

I'll take a car, ride next to him.

Can't just be him.

I'll keep 'em coming, Daryl keeps 'em from getting sloppy.

I'll go with her.

It's a long way to white-knuckle it solo.

We'll have two teams.

One on each side of the forest helping manage this thing.

We're gonna have a few people on watch from now on.

Rosita, Spencer, and Holly.

So they're out.

So who's in?

Me.

You should keep an eye on her.

Keep going with the plans you talked about.

Maggie: I know, but this is important.

She's important.

People are scared.

They need to see her come back.

That's not the only reason.

Yeah, it isn't.

Okay.

I'm in.

I'd like to help as well.

No. Who else?

We need more.

Carter: There's got to be another play.

We can't just control that many.

I said it before, walkers herd up.

They'll follow a path if something's drawing them.

That's how we can get 'em all at once.

So, what? We're supposed to just take your word for it?

We're all supposed to just fall in line behind you after...

After what?

After you wave a gun around screaming, pointing it at people.

After you shoot a man in the face.

After you--

Enough!

I'll do it.

Me, too.

Whatever you need, I'm in.

Deanna: Now who else?

I'll go.

We have to do this. I need to help.

You sure you can handle it?

You need people.

We'll make this work. We'll keep this place safe.

Keep our families safe.

We will.

The plan. Go through it again.

Man, he just said it.

Every part again.

The exact plan.


(walkers growling)

(engine revving)

Marshall and Redding.

We force them west here.

Deanna: How?

We block it off so they can only go one way, west, away from the community.

Carter: Block it off with what?

Cars.

We'll use the RVs, some of the bigger trucks, park them end to end.

We'll be drawing them away.

They're gonna keep moving.

Carter: Yeah, but that many?

Just bouncing off some sedans?

And then when they start slipping through and the ones that walk away start distracting the rest and you stop drawing them away?

Man's got a point.

Eugene: We got plates.

The big-ass metal ones from the construction site.

We can use them to fortify the whip wall.

It'd help disperse the force of impact and direct the walkers clean.

Like a pool table. Eight ball, corner pocket.

That's an army out there.

And what happens when this doesn't hold?

And they push on through. The curve in this hillside is gonna send them right back east.

Right back here.

You seriously want to risk that?

No.

So you need to help us to make it hold.

These walls, you built them.

So you've already done the impossible.

Carter.

Please.

(engine roaring)

(walkers snarling)

(metal rattling)

(rattling continues)

(snarls)

(chatter)

Hey, what you said before about us needing to take care of ourselves?

Going out finding more people, that is taking care of ourselves.

Your call, though.

Thanks.

You know, I can come with all of you.

You and Daryl have been teaching me how to shoot.

(sighs) I think you got the hang of it.

Rick: You should stay back, get a feel for how people feel now.

We still got a long way to go with them.

We'll get there.

She's in charge.

But you're in charge now.

(banging)

This is a bad idea.

This is the only idea.

I think there's something like a dozen in there.

We stay back, we get on opposite ends, we draw them to each of us.

Try and take down four each?

No.

This is just me and Heath.

You get back and you stay back.

Things go south, you tell Rick and you draw them away.

Just move back.

He got Noah killed?

He did.

He did more than that.

He lured Glenn into the woods and tried to kill him.

What the hell?

Yeah.

What?

Glenn told me I could tell everyone if that's what I wanted to do.

Could get Nicholas exiled.

He'd die out there.

Could have done that.

You could do that now.

He got Noah killed and he tried to kill Glenn?

Glenn saves people.

Even people like that.

I couldn't accept it either.

But then I thought about you.

How we were on different sides of that fence on the worst day of my life.

And now you're one of the most important people in the world to me.

Things can get better.

We can make them better.

You tell me what you want to do.

(sniffles)

I'm just gonna follow your lead, okay?

Okay.

I'm sorry.

You ready?

No. But since you're doing this thing anyway...

All right.

They're still coming.

(gun clicks)

(walker snarling)

Get it.

(grunts)

Glenn: Good.

Let's go.

Here you go.

Oh, thank you.

It's Carol, right?

Yeah.

You been with Rick long?

Since Atlanta.

And were you a cop, too?

Why would you think that?

You're always watching.

You always... seem ready.

For what?

You know, to handle things.

Aren't you sweet?

(snarling)

What is it?

Got some looky-loos taking a little constitutional off the shoulder.

They starting a damn walkout.

You want to have Daryl circle back?

No.

Keep moving. I'll catch up.

Abraham.

Idiot.

(shouting)

Abraham: Come on!

This is my ride, asshole.

Whoo!

(chuckles) Well, look at me.

You didn't see Reg the night he got it.

That was a mess.

And Pete.

His face just... blowing up like Pompeii right when we were cheek to cheek.

I still think I got some of his brains in my ear.

(laughs)

Well, look at that.

All right.

Everything is aces again.

What the hell are you doing?

I'm just grabbing the bull by the nutsack.

I'm living, darling, just like you.

(laughing)

I haven't had a chance to say it yet, but I'm sorry about Reg.

He was smart and kind.

He was a good man.

It was the right call. We need this.

What else?

You need to tell me.

People need to be armed inside the walls.

They need to be trained, everyone.

(twigs snap)

(banging)

Stop.

Here they come.

Carter, heads up.

Man: Wait, folks.

Hey.

Use your shovels. The guns will draw more.

Help us.

You can do this. You need to, all of you.

Rick: Morgan, don't!

You said you don't take chances anymore.

Carter: Time is running out. He's talking about a dry run tomorrow. That's it.

Olivia: Rick stopped Pete. He stopped him.

Carter: This is not taking out a wife-beater.

Tobin: He was a murderer, Carter.

Carter: What Rick wants to do is suicide.

I'm sorry, Spencer, but Deanna is asleep at the wheel.

So it's on us. We have got to stop him.

What the priest said about him, about these people, he was right.

How many more of us have to die before we do something?

'Cause pretty soon it's gonna be too late.

Olivia: Carter, you need to be really careful here.

You're talking about us going to Deanna and telling her--

Carter: No, I'm not talking about talking some more.

About meetings. I'm not talking about that.

Plain and simple, we kill him before he kills us.

(shatters)

(clatters)

Hello.

Tobin: Carter.

He heard.

I didn't.

I mean, I didn't--

Tobin: Carter.

He heard.

(hammer clicks)

Olivia: Carter, don't. You can't.

(door opens)

What the hell is going on?

What are you doing?

I'm taking this place back from you.

That's what you were talking about in here?

That's what he was talking about.

See, I would have-- I would have set up some lookouts.

That would have been the smart thing.

You know, if I happened to--

(groans)

(hammer clicks)

You really think you're gonna take this community from us?

From Glenn? From Michonne?

From Daryl? From me?

Do you have any idea who you're talking to?

It was just me.

What?

It was-- it was just me.

Just-- just kill me.

Rick.

I'm good.

I'm good.

You can try to work with us.

You can try to survive.

Would you do that?

(snarling)

(whistles)

It's working.

You were right.

Everyone, we need to finish this.

We have to keep moving and fan out down that thing front to back.

Like we said, cops at a parade.

Glenn, you take the back.

You got the other walkie.

Got it.

If it gets sloppy, we fire our weapons, pull them back on track.

I'll hit the front.

Okay, one after the other.

(snarling)

(snarling)

(gasps)

(screaming)

(screaming continues)

Tobin, they're breaking off.

Tobin: What do you want us to do?

Fire your guns and draw them back.

(Judith coughs)

It's nice out.

Yeah.

Hope you don't mind.

I wanted to enjoy the evening a little and I don't have a porch over there, so...

Get your stuff.

You should stay with us over here.

Morgan: You got room?

Rick: We'll make it.

We don't need to do that anymore.

I know you, Morgan.

Even if this is the first time.

You want to hold her?

(chuckles)

Okay.

This is Morgan.

(Judith coos)

He's a friend of mine.

Hey.

Hi.

Okay.

Let me have a look at you.

Hey, hey. Hey, hey.

You with that man Carter, in the armory-- that's you.

You're still the same man I met in King County.

The one that came back and told me it wasn't over.

That was you.

Same you that's right in front of me right now.

I wanted to kill him.

So it would be easier.

So I wouldn't have to worry about how he could screw up or what stupid thing he'd do next because that's who he is.

Just somebody who shouldn't be alive now.

(sighs)

I wanted to kill him.

But all that hit me and...

I realized I didn't have to do it.

He doesn't get it.

Somebody like that... they're gonna die no matter what.

(screaming)

(screaming continues)

Oh, I'm dead.

Carter, take a breath.

(screaming continues)

Carter.

Oh, God! (screaming)

Be quiet. Shh.

Oh, God.

Carter. Carter, shh.

(screaming)

You got to be quiet.

(screaming)

Shh.

(screaming stops)

(distant gunfire)

Tobin on radio: It's working.

The gunfire is bringing them back on the road.

(gunfire continues)

Rick: You got them, Tobin.

Tobin: Copy that.

What was that screaming?

That was Carter.

He got bit right in the face.

I stopped him.

We have a good hour until we have 'em to green when we hand them off to Daryl, Sasha, and Abraham.

Why don't you head back, tell everyone what's happening?

They should know.

Okay, Rick, I just--

Will you do that for me?

I'll take care of that one.

Michonne, you take point.

I know it's how it is.

I do.

Yeah.

I do, too.

(snarling)

(door opens)

Rick: Hey.

I was just getting more flares for tomorrow.

I know I haven't--

I just-- I just thought it might be best if I let things be for a while.

Ron told me what happened.

Yeah, I wanted to talk to you about that.

He shouldn't have been out there.

No, he shouldn't have.

You're right.

But you can't talk to him like that, Rick.

You can't touch him.

Not you.

Ron needed to hear every word I said.

That's why I grabbed him. I wasn't angry.

I was just telling him the truth.

If it's coming from you, he can't hear it.

You got to understand that.

He needs to know how to handle himself.

I can teach him. I can teach you.

Rick.

You need to know how.

Rick.

When I found out we could have them, I asked Rosita to start showing me how.

Okay? She's gonna teach me and I'm gonna teach Ron and I'm gonna teach Sam.

I heard what you were saying to us at the meeting.

And at my house before, you know.

I am gonna fight, Rick.

(snarling)

All right, this is the finish line.

When we make it to green, we fall back.

The ditches and ridges will keep them on the road.

We head home, but Daryl, Sasha, and Abraham take them the rest of the way, 20 miles more.

All right, let's go.

Got a question for you.

Just some intel before our little road trip tomorrow.

Ask me.

You doing this 'cause you want to die?

No.

We're gonna take 'em right past here.

All that noise could distract them.

We'll clear it on our way back tonight.

We don't want any surprises tomorrow.

(snarling, banging)

Hey, what you've done, you're gonna sit with it a while, 'cause I don't want you out here tomorrow.

You're not ready.

You will be.

Some time soon, I'll make sure of it.

And then you start to make it right.

Thank you.

(snarling)

I know this sounds insane, but this is an insane world.

We have to come for them before they come for us.

It's that simple.

(snarling)

(horn blaring)

What the hell is happening?

It's a horn or something.

It's pulling the back half off the road.

Oh, God.

Michonne: Whatever that is, it's far.

It sounds like it's coming from--

Home.

(snarling)

(horn continues blaring)