Is it wrong that I want to set the zombie scenes from this one to “Yakety Sax” and post the vid on Youtube?

NOTE: Video update.

Title: “18 Miles Out”

Cast and Crew

Directed by Bill Gierhart
Written by David Leslie Johnson
Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes
Jon Bernthal as Shane Walsh
Scott Wilson as Herschel Greene
Laurie Holden as Andrea
Sarah Wayne Callies as Lori Grimes
Jeffrey DeMunn as Dale Horvath
Lauren Cohan as Maggie Greene
IronE Singleton as T-Dog
Emily Kinney as Beth Greene
James Allen McCune as Jimmy
Jane McNeill as Patricia
Michael Zegen as Randall

Additional cast and crew information may be found here.


Rick and Shane find themselves in conflict with zombies and each other when they try to deal with Randall, the young man they acquired in the previous episode. Meanwhile, back at the ranch, the increasingly badass Andrea and the increasingly annoying Lori argue about the role of women while a life hangs in the balance.

High Point

The scenes on the road were as intense as anything in the series, with some real question regarding who would and would not live. Of course, they could have avoided this situation if they had either (a) left Randall behind last week or (b) taken some time to know him before they decided to drive him to Zombie Central.

Low Points

The debates about each character’s role in the post-apocalyptic society would be more palatable if they were better-handled.

The Scores:

Originality: 2/6

Effects: 6/6

Story: 4/6 The plot still receives some of its direction from dubious decisions made by the characters.

Acting: 5/6 It serves the series to have episodes where we can focus on only a few of the characters.

Emotional Response: 5/6 This might have been an interesting episode to present from Randall’s point-of-view, but the conflict between Shane and Rick was overdue.

Production: 6/6.

Overall: 4/6.

In total, “18 Miles Out” receives 32/42

Lingering Questions

Why were these zombies so inept at breaking through glass, something the Atlanta walkers managed in season one?


I thought I was being original with my opening comment. Apparently not. Enjoy: