The Walking Dead Webisodes: Red Machete is a six-part story featuring the origins of the red machete used by Rick Grimes in AMC's The Walking Dead. The machete was used to brutally kill Gareth in Season 5.

Plot Synopsis

The series starts all the way back to the beginning, when the red-handled machete was just one item on the shelf of a hardware store as the zombie apocalypse began. A young man pulled the machete off the shelf and used it to defend himself from a walker. Unfortunately for him, he didn't actually know how to kill a walker and ran the blade through his assailant's stomach rather than striking at the monster's head.

The young man died, but the machete ended up with David, taking care of two young girls named Mandy and Alyssa, presumably his daughters. David used the machete to defend himself and the children from walkers and to chop wood while they bunker in their home.

However, when the cabinets eventually ran bare David was forced to lead the girls out into the walker-infested wilds. While making their escape, a walker grabbed Alyssa by the hair and she was lost, eaten before her sister's eyes. The final scene of the episode shows David using the machete to cut Mandy's hair, ensuring that she does not suffer the same fate as her sister.


Title Writer(s) Posted Date
1. "Behind Us" Nick Bernardone October 22, 2017
2. "Sorrowful" Nick Bernardone November 19, 2017
3. "Made to Suffer" Nick Bernardone December 10, 2017
4. "What We Become" Nick Bernardone February 25, 2018
5. "Gone" Nick Bernardone March 20, 2018
6. "We Find Ourselves" Nick Bernardone April 9, 2018


This is a list of the Cast in The Walking Dead Webisodes: Red Machete.

Red Machete
Actor Character Webisode count Status Background
Anais Lilit Mandy 4 Unknown The older sister of Alyssa and the daughter of David.
Jose Rosete David 2 Dead Father of both Mandy and Alyssa.
Sofia Esmaili Alyssa 1 Dead The youngest sister of Mandy and daughter of David.
Michael Wayne Foster Derek 2 Dead He arrives at Mandy's home with three other survivors and takes the red machete.
Jeff Kober Joe 2 Unknown Leader of The Claimers. Claims the red machete after killing the walker it's stuck in.
Davi Jay Tony 1 Unknown Member of The Claimers.


Red Machete
Actor Character Webisode count Status Background
Christopher Troy Young Man 1 Dead The original wielder of the infamous red machete.
Unknown Savior 1 Dead Member of the Saviors


Awards & Nominations

Primetime Emmy Awards

Year Category Nominee(s) Result

Outstanding Short Form Comedy or Drama Series

Alex Coley Brown, Noam Dromi, Jay Williams, executive producers; Nick Bernardone and Avi Youabian, producers Nominated


Episodes of The Walking Dead Webisodes
Torn Apart "A New Day" • "Family Matters" • "Domestic Violence" • "Neighborly Advice" • "Step Mother" • "Everything Dies"
Cold Storage "Hide and Seek" • "Keys to the Kingdom" • "The Chosen Ones" • "Parting Shots"
The Oath "Alone" • "Choice" • "Bond"
Flight 462 "Part 1" • "Part 2" • "Part 3" • "Part 4" • "Part 5" • "Part 6" • "Part 7" • "Part 8" • "Part 9" • "Part 10" • "Part 11" • "Part 12" • "Part 13" • "Part 14" • "Part 15" • "Part 16"
Passage "Part 1" • "Part 2" • "Part 3" • "Part 4" • "Part 5" • "Part 6" • "Part 7" • "Part 8" • "Part 9" • "Part 10" • "Part 11" • "Part 12" • "Part 13" • "Part 14" • "Part 15" • "Part 16"
Red Machete "Behind Us" • "Sorrowful" • "Made to Suffer" • "What We Become" • "Gone" • "We Find Ourselves"
The Althea Tapes "Al" • "Ed" • "Earl and CJ" • "Clark" • "Jody" • "Samora"
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