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Title Screens are a recurring tradition in The Walking Dead. They usually appear during the beginning of some Walking Dead-related TV Shows or video games. The title screens display the opening credits, where a select number of the main cast are displayed at first. Next credited are the series' current executive producers, before concluding with original series developer Frank Darabont and graphic novel creators Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie Adlard.

This page will focus on the Title Screens, as well as the Cold Opens for the TV Series and their differences.

Contents

Season 1

"Days Gone Bye"

On a deserted Georgia highway, Rick drives his police cruiser past overturned and damaged cars scattered blocking the road, making him stop. He gets out and takes a gas can out of the trunk. He walks past the remains of more wrecked and abandoned cars down a hill towards a gas station. Various corpses and garbage are spread across the gas station, where a handmade sign hanging reads "NO GAS".

Rick searches around, when suddenly, he hears something and ducks down behind a car. He catches a glimpse of the slippered feet of a little girl on the other side of the car as she picks up a teddy bear on the ground. He stands up and sees the little girl walking away, so he walks closer to her. "Little girl", Rick keeps calling to her until she turns around to face him. Her lips and right cheek have been torn away, exposing raw teeth and muscle.

Rick's face falls as she starts walking towards him, growling. She approaches faster as he steps back, draws his Colt Python and shoots her in the head. As her body falls to the floor, Rick lowers his gun, and the title screen begins. In the title screen we see:

The list of credits are as follows:

Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes

Jon Bernthal as Shane Walsh

Sarah Wayne Callies as Lori Grimes

Laurie Holden as Andrea

Jeffrey DeMunn as Dale Horvath

Steven Yeun as Glenn Rhee

Chandler Riggs as Carl Grimes

This is the first episode to feature credits for all of the previous aforementioned character.

"Guts"

Lori Grimes heads into a forest alone, unnerved by the sounds of snapping branches and moving brush, while she bends down to search for more mushrooms. Suddenly, someone grabs her from behind. Lori struggles but soon realizes it's Shane, pinning her down on the ground. "How much time do we have?" he asks, kissing her. "Enough," Lori replies, and the two begin to undress. Lori wears Rick's wedding ring on a locket around her neck, which she and Shane eye with a flash of guilt before she takes the locket off and lays it on the grass. The two then proceed to have sex, and the title screen begins.

The credits remain the same.

"Tell It to the Frogs"

In the roof of the department store, a handcuffed and delirious Merle Dixon sits alone, talking to himself about a violent incident from his past. Suddenly, he snaps back to reality and begins panicking as some walkers start to clamor at the padlocked stairwell door. Merle becomes hysterical, desperately trying to break free. He prays to God for forgiveness and then spots a hacksaw from the overturned tool box and his resolve suddenly strengthens. He shouts at God, "I ain't never begged you! I ain't gonna start beggin' you now!" Taking off his belt, he repeatedly tosses the buckle end to try to reel in the hacksaw, lying just out of reach, and the title screen begins.

The credits remain the same.

"Vatos"

Nearby, on top of his RV, Dale is keeping watch. He looks through his binoculars and in a field above the campsite, he sees Jim furiously digging holes into the ground with a shovel, and the title screen begins.

The credits remain the same.

"Wildfire"

On the ground, Amy begins to stir, deep breaths growing from deep within her. Her hands and arms begin twitching on her abdomen. She opens her eyes, which, though always blue, were suddenly an icy cool grey-blue, the pupils gone. She moans and paws at the air. She reaches for Andrea, grabbing at her hair as she pulls herself up, growling. The group stands around, guns in hand. Andrea apologizes to Amy for not being there. "I'm here now, Amy. I love you," she sobs, before she shoots her sister in the head, and the title screen begins. In this title screen the pitch becomes higher than in the previous title screen.

The credits remain the same.

"TS-19"

A flashback starts this episode at the onset of the Wildfire Global Outbreak. Shane is visiting Rick in the King County hospital, wearing his Sheriff's Deputy's uniform. Army personnel are evacuating hospital staff and executing the infected. Shane begs a nurse for help, but she runs past him screaming.

He draws his gun and heads to the door. He watches fearfully as the military execute terrified people in the hallways. He tries to lift his comatose partner, but hesitates because of all the tubes and wires attached to the machines that are keeping him alive. Shane asks him desperately to tell him what to do, but Rick is unresponsive.

He ducks behind Rick's bed just as two army personnel arrive to sweep the room. When they leave, he begs his best friend to wake up, but the power goes out and Rick's monitors die. Fearing the worst, Shane puts his ear to Rick's chest. After hearing no heartbeat, Shane reluctantly leaves Rick in the room. However, he barricades the door with a hospital gurney before he flees, and the title screen begins.

The credits remain the same.

Season 2

"What Lies Ahead"

After narrowly escaping from the Center for Disease Control, Rick and the rest of the group decide to leave Atlanta for good. The city is firmly in the hands of the walkers, and they decide to give Shane's idea of finding refuge at the army base at Fort Benning a try. Before leaving, Rick attempts to contact Morgan Jones one last time about the city. He urges him to stay away for his and his son's safety.

Rick tells the non-responsive walkie-talkie about his fears for the rest of the group, what happened at the CDC, and how hard he's trying not to lose faith, even in the face of people "opting out". He sputters, changing his mind before telling Morgan what Jenner whispered in his ear at the CDC - information that clearly weighs on him.

As the group prepares for their journey, hane stares longingly at Rick's family. The group abandons some of the vehicles in their convoy, bringing just the RV, Carol Peletier's Cherokee, and Merle's motorcycle , now driven by his brother, Daryl, and the title screen begins. The title screen remains the same as the previous season.

The list of credits are as follows:

Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes

Jon Bernthal as Shane Walsh

Sarah Wayne Callies as Lori Grimes

Laurie Holden as Andrea

Jeffrey DeMunn as Dale Horvath

Steven Yeun as Glenn Rhee

Chandler Riggs as Carl Grimes

Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon

As of this episode, Norman Reedus (Daryl Dixon) has been added to the opening credits.

"Bloodletting"

In a flashback to the day her husband is shot, Lori Grimes and her friend Paula are having a conversation outside their children's school. They are discussing the same fight that Rick and Shane discussed before the shootout in the series premiere episode "Days Gone Bye". She admits she sometimes wonders if she even loves her husband anymore.

Shane Walsh pulls up in his cruiser, driving recklessly. Lori frowns and excuses herself from the conversation, as if this is nothing new from her husband's lifelong best friend.

Shane gets out of his cruiser with Lam Kendal and Leon Basset trailing behind him, and the look on his face tells Lori something is seriously wrong. "Is he alive?" she asks. Shane, who blames himself for what had happened, explains that Rick is in surgery, and promises to help her tell Carl his father's been shot. When the boy emerges from his school with his backpack around his shoulders, Lori kneels down to tell him.

Shane watches, brokenhearted, as she tells him what happened, and Carl bursts into tears, hugging his mother, and the title screen begins.

The credits remain the same.

"Save the Last One"

In a scene shown later in the episode, after showering in the bathroom at the farm, Shane stares into the mirror at himself after clipping all of the hair from his head. As he wipes away the steam off the mirror, there's a look in his eyes that says something about him has changed, and the title screen begins.

The credits remain the same.

"Cherokee Rose"

Cattle are grazing at the farm, as Daryl, Andrea, Dale, and Carol arrive with the RV and the rest of their belongings while Shane, T-Dog and Glenn help Hershel's family collect rocks for Otis' funeral.

Rick and Lori sit at their son Carl's bedside while he recovers from surgery that he had in the previous episode to remove bullet fragments from his abdomen.

He wakes up briefly, and asks whether Sophia is alright. Not wanting to cause further distress to Carl, Rick tells him that Sophia is fine.

After everyone has settled, Hershel leads a funeral for Otis, piling his grave with the rocks they'd collected earlier, and asks Shane, wearing a pair of Otis' overalls, to offer some form of eulogy since he was the last one to see him alive.

Knowing the truth behind Otis' death, Shane initially tries to avoid having to make such a speech, but Patricia, Otis' wife, begs to know that his death had meaning, pointing out that Shane was the only one who shared Otis' final moments.

Shane starts his eulogy, stating that Otis sacrificed his life to help save Carl. As Shane speaks, flashbacks of Otis's final moments are shown, and it is clear that these final moments are vastly different from what Shane describes to the group, and the title screen begins.

The credits remain the same.

"Chupacabra"

Shortly after the outbreak, Shane, Lori, and Carl are stuck in traffic on a highway leading in to Atlanta. While Shane listens for broadcasts on his car radio, Lori and Carl become acquainted with Carol, her daughter Sophia, and her husband Ed. Helicopters loom overhead. When Carl says he's hungry, Carol offers him food from Ed's stash of military-style survival gear. But Ed shuts her down, and won't let her share their supply with strangers.

Lori joins Shane at their car, and he tells her the emergency broadcasts about the refugee center in the city have stopped. They leave Carl with Carol and Sophia as a fight breaks out among a few survivors on the highway, and military gunships zoom overhead. They walk ahead in search of someone who might know what's going on, but they watch from the side of the mountain, as the aircraft deploy napalm charges over skyscrapers in the streets of Atlanta as a part of Operation Cobalt. Terrified, Shane and Lori grab onto one another for comfort, and the title screen begins.

The credits remain the same.

"Secrets"

The morning after the discovery of the secret of the farm, the Atlanta survivors are busily doing chores around the farm. Finally back on his feet, Carl and Lori talk about the chickens they are feeding, Patricia cripples live chickens to feed the walkers that the family keep in the barn, and the title screen begins.

The credits remain the same.

"Pretty Much Dead Already"

Everyone sits at the camp eating breakfast. Glenn looks over at the house, where Maggie stands shaking her head, then looking at Dale who nods. Glenn reveals to the survivors that Hershel's barn is full of walkers.

The group immediately goes to investigate with Shane taking the lead. They discuss the situation and Shane insists that they leave for Fort Benning. Carol says her daughter is still out there, and Shane tells her they need to consider the possibility that Sophia is dead. Daryl insists he's close to finding her but this doesn't appease Shane. Rick says he's going to talk to Hershel about the barn and staying when Dale reveals that Hershel sees the walkers as sick people, and with good reason. This only makes Shane mad at Dale for not telling them sooner, but Dale thought they would be fine. The walkers in the barn start rocking the barn doors. The survivors know they will have to deal with this issue soon, and the title screen begins.

The credits remain the same.

"Nebraska"

Emotions run high after the barn massacre. Beth hurries over to her mother, Annette, to mourn, but she isn't dead yet. She tries to attack Beth, but after a struggle, Andrea drives a scythe through the zombified Annette's head.

As the Greene family walks back to the house, Shane accuses Hershel of knowing Sophia's whereabouts, but Hershel denies knowing that she was in the barn, speculating that Otis had likely put her there before he died, and angrily orders Rick's group to leave the farm. Rick ridicules Shane for his actions, but Shane mocks Rick's failed diplomacy with Hershel, and criticizes his decision to continue the search for Sophia, and the title screen begins.

The credits remain the same.

"Triggerfinger"

The episode begins with Lori unconscious after a car accident. She regains consciousness just as a walker is forcing its head and arms through the cracked windshield of the car, and the title screen begins.

The credits remain the same.

"18 Miles Out"

The episode opens at the abandoned public works station where Rick and Shane flee from attacking walkers. Shane barricades himself in a school bus as walkers bang against the door. Nearby, a bound Randall crawls toward a knife on the ground, and the title screen begins.

The credits remain the same.

"Judge, Jury, Executioner"

In the farm's slaughter shed, Daryl interrogates and beats a bound Randall. Randall confesses that he was traveling with a heavily-armed group of 30. The men, he says, have raped women before. Still, Randall insists, "I ain't like that.", and the title screen begins.

The credits remain the same.

"Better Angels"

The group holds a funeral for Dale. Afterwards, Rick announces that they are going to prove him wrong by showing the group can still work together. A scene running alongside the funeral shows Shane, Daryl, Andrea, and T-Dog eliminating a group of walkers, and the title screen begins.

The credits remain the same.

"Beside the Dying Fire"

A herd of walkers roams out of Atlanta, attracted by a passing helicopter, which resembles the helicopter Rick saw in the series premiere flying past the same building. The walkers continue down a country road, attracting more walkers along the way. In a field, two herds merge and we watch as time passes and the herd grows, gathering more walkers; eventually, a herd of thousands of walkers forms. The herd passes through a forest at night when a gunshot rings out. They change their course and follow the sound to a clearing, where in the distance two figures — Rick and Carl — march toward the farmhouse, and the title screen begins.

The credits remain the same.

Season 3

"Seed"

The group has been on the run moving from house to house through rural Georgia for the last eight months since the end of Season 2. Carl has now become more proficient with firearms. Daryl seems to have officially replaced Shane Walsh as Rick's right-hand man and Lori's pregnancy is near term.

Moving as a cohesive unit, Rick, T-Dog, Daryl, and Carl breach a house, eliminate the walkers inside, and search the place to make sure it's safe for the group to camp out there. After the search is over, the others enter the house. After a short while, everyone starts to settle until T-Dog looks out of the window and notices a group of walkers approaching. Everyone runs to the cars and they drive off, and the title screen begins.

For this season the title screen gets a massive update, that removed Dales RV, a couple of the abandoned buildings, the Atalnta Highway, as well as all the Atlanta streets, the newspaper headline, Harrison Memorial Hospital, the photgraphs of Lori and Shane, and lastly the King County Sherrif's Department. In this new title screen we see the following:

  • An abandoned highway full of cars from "What Lies Ahead"
  • Abandoned cars in a feild
  • A police badge for King County's Sheriff's Department (presumambly Rick's)
  • A centipede running around in the dirt
  • Bolts stuck to a tree (presumably belonging to Daryl Dixon)
  • The Greene Family Farm
  • Hershel Greene's watch
  • An abandoned graveyard
  • An abndoned house where Daryl looked for Sophia in "Chupcabra"
  • Walker behind a doorway
  • An upclose shot of walker's eye
  • The perspective of a walker roaming around a cabin, as well as a forest
  • Cars driving past an abandoned suburban town
  • An American Flag waving in the wind in front of the Carriage Bar
  • A hack saw
  • A forest
  • West Georgia Correctional Facility
  • A more decayed Walking Dead logo

The list of credits are as follows:

Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes

Sarah Wayne Callies as Lori Grimes

Laurie Holden as Andrea

Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon

Steven Yeun as Glenn Rhee

Lauren Cohan as Maggie Greene

Chandler Riggs as Carl Grimes

Danai Gurira as Michonne Hawthorne

As of this episode, Lauren Cohan (Maggie Greene) and Danai Gurira (Michonne) have been added to the opening credits, and Jon Bernthal (Shane Walsh) and Jeffrey DeMunn (Dale Horvath) have been removed from the opening credits. Norman Reedus (Daryl Dixon) is now billed before Steven Yeun (Glenn Rhee).

"Sick"

After the traumatic event of Hershel losing his leg after he was bitten, the prisoners that have been hiding out in the broom closet of the cafeteria come out, noticeably uneducated about the apocalypse. They mention that they had been locked in the broom closet when 'riots' broke out by one of the guards, Tomas being given a pistol to protect the five. Rick and company initially leave the prisoners be, taking Hershel back to Cell Block C, and the title screen begins.

The credits remain the same.

"Walk With Me"

A military helicopter is flying when the engine starts to suffer mechanical problems after presumably being shot by the Governor. The helicopter crashes in the forest with three soldiers on board. Andrea and Michonne spot the wreckage's smoke from a distance and go to investigate, and the title screen begins.

The list of credits are as follows:

Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes*

Sarah Wayne Callies as Lori Grimes*

Laurie Holden as Andrea

Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon*

Steven Yeun as Glenn Rhee*

Lauren Cohan as Maggie Greene*

Chandler Riggs as Carl Grimes*

Danai Gurira as Michonne Hawthorne

Michael Rooker as Merle Dixon

and David Morrissey as The Governor

Starting with this episode, Michael Rooker (Merle Dixon) and David Morrissey (The Governor) have been added to the opening credits.

"Killer Within"

An unidentified person wearing prison garb brings in a gas can and a deer corpse, dragging it into the prison. The unidentified person then tosses rocks at a couple of walkers to obtain their attention. The walkers feast on the deer carcass that has been strategically spread out to lure the walkers towards the prison gate. The person then breaks open the prison gate, placing the deer's heart in front of it, and the title screen begins.

The credits remain the same.

"Say the Word"

The Governor brushes a young girl's hair in his living room. When he accidentally tears a chunk from her scalp, we see that she's the Governor's undead daughter Penny. "It's alright," he coos, gently stroking her head as she snarls. "Daddy still loves you." After restraining her and placing a cloth sack over her head, the Governor glances out his window, where he notices Michonne glaring up at his room from the sidewalk. After this, the title screen begins.

The credits remain the same.

"Hounded"

Merle, Tim, Crowley, and Gargulio search the woods for Michonne. Michonne ambushes them, decapitating Crowley and impaling Tim. Walkers then approach them, and she makes her escape. Gargulio and Merle give chase after preventing their allies' reanimation. After this, the title screen begins.

The credits remain the same.

"When the Dead Come Knocking"

Merle binds Glenn to a chair and interrogates him, demanding to know his group's location. Glenn tries to reason with him by telling him that the group went back to Atlanta to rescue him (as Andrea told Merle when first arriving at Woodbury). Glenn refuses to give up the location, then head-butts Merle, which enrages him further. In the next room, Maggie listens, terrified, as Merle continues to beat Glenn. After this, the title screen begins.

The credits remain the same.

"Made to Suffer"

A burly survivor, Tyreese Williams, his younger sister Sasha, and their fellow survivors Ben, Allen, and Donna, fight their way through a walker herd in the forest. Donna gets bitten, but Tyreese has enough compassion to bring her along until her husband Allen and son Ben are psychologically ready to let her go. The group seeks refuge in a crumbling building that is revealed to be the back side of the prison, and then the title screen begins.

The credits remain the same.

"The Suicide King"

In the arena, the Governor declares that Merle and Daryl will fight to the death. Andrea begs the Governor to stop, but he insists it's out of his hands and up to the crowd. Merle kicks Daryl down, some of the Woodbury guards bring in walkers, and Merle tells Daryl to follow his lead, Merle states he will get him and Daryl out. After this, the title screen begins.

The credits remain the same.

"Home"

From the prison catwalk, Rick spots a woman in a wedding dress standing by the graves. When he approaches, she disappears and reappears outside the fence. He rushes through the gate and sees that it's Lori. She cradles his face, and the title screen begins.

The credits remain the same.

"I Ain't a Judas"

The survivors regroup in the cell block following the Governor's assault. Rick and Glenn want to stay and face the Governor; Hershel brings up the fact that now Axel is dead and the only way to keep the rest of the group safe is for them to flee the prison. Merle, who's locked inside the common room, warns that the Governor has enough guns and manpower to kill them all. After this, the title screen begins.

The credits remain the same.

"Clear"

Michonne, Rick, and Carl drive down a deserted road, they go past a sign that says "Erin, we tried for stone mountain -J" and speed past a lone hitchhiker who pleads to them to stop the car. They decide not to help the man, and the title screen begins.

The credits remain the same.

"Arrow on the Doorpost"

Rick enters a barn on an abandoned feed store while Daryl and Hershel stand guard outside. The Governor steps out of the shadows. "We have a lot to talk about," he says, and the title screen begins.

The credits remain the same.

"Prey"

In a flashback, Andrea and Michonne warm themselves by a campfire. Andrea asks Michonne about her pet walkers. "They deserved what they got," Michonne says. "They weren't human to begin with."

In present-day Woodbury, the Governor bolts the pets' chains to a pair of steel posts in the interrogation room. He smiles to himself as he tests their reach, and the title screen begins.

The credits remain the same.

"This Sorrowful Life"

Rick tells Daryl about the Governor's offer. Daryl and Hershel try to dissuade Rick from giving up Michonne, but Rick insists it's their best shot at saving lives. "It just ain't us, man," says Daryl.

Rick then enlists Merle's help. Merle warns that the Governor won't kill Michonne; just torture her. "You're cold as ice, Officer Friendly," Merle says, advising Rick to use wire to bind her so she'll be unable to chew through it. After this, the title screen begins.

The credits remain the same.

"Welcome to the Tombs"

The Governor brutally beats Milton for torching the pit of walkers. Milton asks what Penny would think of her father now. "She'd be afraid of me," the Governor admits. "But if I'd been like this from the start, she'd be alive today." Milton then asks what became of Andrea and if she was still alive. The Governor then brings Milton into his torture chamber, where a bloodied Andrea is bound to the dental chair. He declares his plans to kill everyone at the prison. Andrea pleads with the Governor to stop all of this, but he ignores her.

The Governor orders Milton to gather his tools and kill Andrea. When Milton retrieves the tools from the table behind her chair, he intentionally fumbles the tray and drops everything on the floor. When he picks them up, he leaves a pair of pliers next to the chair so Andrea has a chance of getting loose.

The Governor holds out a knife for Milton, urging him to kill Andrea. Milton takes the weapon and turns toward her, as though he is ready to carry out the deed. But instead, he lunges at the Governor and attempts to kill him.

The Governor quickly disarms Milton, and stabs him repeatedly in the stomach. "Now you're gonna die, and you're gonna turn, and you're gonna tear the flesh from her bones," he tells Milton, before leaving the room, "In this life, you kill or you die...or you die, and you kill." After this, the title screen begins.

The credits remain the same.

Season 4

"30 Days Without An Accident"

Rick walks outside to the scene of a sunny, calm day. He splashes water on his face, and the shot pans out to a vegetable garden towards which he is headed. Lining the gates of the garden lie a dozen walkers that have accumulated overnight, among which include a bloody-eyed walker. While listening to music and digging in the garden, Rick finds an M1911 handgun, fully loaded, which he examines for a moment and then tosses into his wheelbarrow. After this the title screen begins.

For this season the title screen remains mostly the same, with the exception of changing the order of the sequences, and the addition of a murder of crows flying out of a tree. The logo for title screen now enters the stage of being a dark yellow.

The list of credits are as follows:

Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes

Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon

Steven Yeun as Glenn Rhee

Lauren Cohan as Maggie Greene

Chandler Riggs as Carl Grimes

Danai Gurira as Michonne Hawthorne

Melissa McBride as Carol Peletier

Scott Wilson as Hershel Greene

As of this episode, Melissa McBride (Carol Peletier) and Scott Wilson (Hershel Greene) have been added to the opening credits, and David Morrissey (The Governor), Sarah Wayne Callies (Lori Grimes), Laurie Holden (Andrea) and Michael Rooker (Merle Dixon) have been removed from the opening credits.

"Infected"

Late at night, an unknown person is shown feeding a rat to some of the fence-walkers. The scene then swaps to Tyreese and Karen in the library, overlooking their lives and then Tyreese begins playfully singing to her. They both then head back to their respective cells. Karen takes a detour to the showers to fill up a pitcher of water, where she hears movement, but finds nothing. After she exits, a zombified Patrick rises out of the shower, undetected. He exits the showers and follows her back to the cell block. He stops at her room, but is distracted by the coughing of another person and wanders into his cell and proceeds to bite out the man's throat, preventing him from calling for help. After this, the title screen begins.

The credits remain the same.

"Isolation"

In the inner courtyard, Tyreese explains to Rick, Carol and Daryl how he found Karen and David's charred corpses; he came to see Karen, saw the blood trail on the floor, and it led him outside. There he discovered that both had been murdered in cold blood. Tyreese demands that Rick find who did it and bring the killer to him; when the latter tries to calm him down, he turns violent and attacks him, punching him in the face twice. Daryl holds him back, and Carol tries to stop Rick from retaliating, but it's too late. Rick charges at Tyreese, knocking him down and brutally beating his face. Daryl eventually pulls Rick off of Tyreese before it can go any further. Rick looks at his severely injured hand, horrified at what he just did. After this, the title screen begins.

The credits remain the same.

"Indifference"

Carol tells Lizzie that she is going on a supply run with Rick. During the conversation, Lizzie tells Carol that no one dies, yet. "Yet?" Carol asks. Lizzie then explains what she will be if she survives, "I'll be me, but I'll be different." Carol offers reassurance and reminds her that if something happens, she should run "until it's safe". She also says that both of them, along with Mika, will survive. Carol tells Lizzie to put her t-shirt behind her knife so she can get to it quickly. While this is happening, Lizzie responds "yas mom." Carol tells her not to call her mom probably because she lost her daughter and felt like she failed her.

Meanwhile, Rick investigates the room where Karen was quarantined before being killed. Rick imagines Carol stabbing Karen in the neck, and dragging her body down the hallway to be burned. Afterwards, Rick is seen getting ready for the supply run, along with Carol. After this, the title screen begins.

The credits remain the same.

"Internment"

While ominous music is playing, Rick can be seens driving a car down a road, further and further away from the prison, to exile Carol.

Meanwhile, Inside A Block, things continue to worsen as more members get sick. Henry cannot breathe, so Hershel decides to intubate him, which allows him to be manually ventilated with an air bag. Sasha and Glenn take shifts pumping air into Henry's lungs, beginning with Sasha. Glenn and Hershel find Mr. Jacobson dead, with blood covering his face from his nose and mouth. Glenn reaches for his knife, intending to stab him in the head so he won't reanimate. However, Hershel stops him and says not to do it in front of everyone. Instead, they load him onto a gurney so he can be transported to a more isolated location. As Mr. Jacobson begins to reanimate, Hershel finds that he is unable to put him down. Glenn steps in and finishes the job. After, this the title screen begins.

The credits remain the same.

"Live Bait"

In a flashback, the Governor flees after his massacre of the Woodbury Army, alongside his two most trusted henchmen: Martinez and Shumpert. They later set up camp at the Military Outpost where they ambushed the National Guardsmen months earlier. The Governor is sitting in front of a campfire when a female walker approaches him. She falls into the fire and proceeds to crawl towards him, but he does not react. Martinez then shoots her in the head. He notes that Philip doesn't even react to the walker approaching him or the subsequent gunshot. The following morning, the Governor awakens to find himself alone, left to fend for himself.

He drives back to Woodbury, smashing through the gates with a military truck, and burns down the entire town.

The Governor spends several months on the road. He has grown a thick beard and appears haggard and unkempt. As he passes a barn, he sees a series of messages painted all over it. Many are intended for someone named "Brian Heriot", pleading for him to come home.

The Governor continues onward, but exhaustion soon takes over. He begins to stagger, then collapses on the street. As the Governor lifts his head, he notices a little girl in the window of an apartment building. He pulls himself back to his feet and investigates.

When inside, he sees Lilly Chambler, and her daughter Meghan staring at him frightened, while Tara points a gun at him. After this, the title screen begins.

The list of credits are as follows:

Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes

Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon

Steven Yeun as Glenn Rhee

Lauren Cohan as Maggie Greene

Chandler Riggs as Carl Grimes

Danai Gurira as Michonne Hawthorne

Melissa McBride as Carol Peletier

Scott Wilson as Hershel Greene

and David Morrissey as The Governor

As of this episode, David Morrissey (The Governor) has been re-added to the opening credits after being absent since the Season 3 finale

"Dead Weight"

Philip is seen playing a game of chess with Meghan. When reminded that it's her turn, Meghan says that she's thinking. Philip tells her that eventually, "You have to stop thinking, and make a move."

Meanwhile, a flashback sequence shows how Philip and Meghan were brought to the camp. Martinez looks down into the pit, and is startled to see a familiar face. Philip seems equally surprised, and holds Meghan tightly.

Philip then procedes to tell Meghan about his father, and then she tells him its his turn. He looks into the distance silently, and Meghan replies ""Brian?", with his response being, "I'm thinking". After this the title screen begins.

The credits remain the same.

"Too Far Gone"

The episode starts out with Philip motivating his people to take over a nearby camp (the prison) for themselves. In a brief flashback, he is able to knock out Michonne from behind a tree and then holds Hershel at gunpoint with his 9mm Beretta 92SB Nickel pistol, forcing the latter to drop his 9mm Glock 19 pistol. After this, the title screen begins.

The credits remain the same.

"After"

The episode starts at the destroyed prison, with walkers surrounding the tank. Then, the corpse of the Governor, and Flame's devoured corpse are shown, with Michonne outside the fences. She uses her katana to kill approaching walkers and takes cover behind the gate's spikes. Then, she uses her old technique of camouflage and uses two trapped walkers as protection by tying them with ropes and cutting their jaws and arms. As she walks, she finds Hershel's zombified head and puts it down with her katana, leaving the prison shaken by the experience. After this, the title screen begins.

The credits remain the same.

"Inmates"

The episode begins with Beth narrating a diary entry, in this entry she says

"Hey. I know it's been a while.I'm gonna be honest,I forgot about you. After the farm, we were always moving. But something happened. Something good. Finally. We found a prison.Daddy thinks that we canmake it into a home. He says we can grow cropsin the field,find pigs and chickens,stop running, stop scavenging. Lori's baby is just about due.She'll need a safe placewhen it comes. The rest of us, we just needa safe place to be. I woke up in my own bed yesterday. My own bed in my own room. But I've been keepingmy backpack. Keeping my gun close. I've been afraidto get my hopes upthinking we canactually stay here. The thing is, I've been starting to get afraid that it's easierjust to be afraid. But this morning, Daddy said something. If you don't have hope,what's the point of living? So I unpacked my bagand I found you. So I'm gonna startwriting in you again. And I'm gonna write this down nowbecause you should writedown wishesto make them come true.We can live here. We can live herefor the rest of our lives."

During the narration, her and Daryl are running from a group of walkers. When they finally escape, they both end up in a feild and lie down in the middle of a feild panting, while looking at a murder of crows flying in a circle in the sky. The title screen, the begins.

The list of credits are as follows:

Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes

Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon

Steven Yeun as Glenn Rhee

Lauren Cohan as Maggie Greene

Chandler Riggs as Carl Grimes

Danai Gurira as Michonne Hawthorne

Melissa McBride as Carol Peletier

As of this episode Scott Wilson (Hershel Greene) and David Morrissey (The Governor) have been removed from the opening credits.

"Claimed"

Tara sits at the back of Abraham's military truck, writing the street names on her hand as the truck drives past them. They stop in a car wreckage, three walkers nearby start to beat at the back of the truck. Tara is about to shoot them with a rifle when Abraham orders her to stop. He proceeds to attack them with a crowbar, one by one, until they're all down. Tara notices and tells him that it's the first time she's seen him smiling. He then says that is because, "I'm the luckiest guy in the world." The title screen then begins.

The credits remain the same.

"Still"

In the middle of the night, Daryl and Beth find an abandoned car on the side of the road. They climb into the trunk and spend the night inside it as numerous walkers pass. The next morning, they scavenge the car for supplies before moving out. The title screen begins.

The credits remain the same.

"Alone"

In a flashback, Bob Stookey is wandering, on his own, through a post-apocalyptic world, finding shelter where he can, and drinking frequently during the nights. One day, as he is wandering around, Daryl Dixon and Glenn Rhee approach him. Daryl asks Bob how long he had been on his own, how many walkers he has killed, and how many people he has killed. When Bob responds that he had killed a woman, Daryl asks why. Bob responds that she had asked him to. Bob then gets in the back of the truck Glenn is driving. After this, the title screen begins.

The credits remain the same.

"The Grove"

The episode begins with the song "Maybe" by "The Ink Spots" playing while a kettle is brewing some tea, over a stove, slowly panning to the window showing Lizzie playing outside with a walker. The song grows louder and the teapot whistles more and more, and then the classic title screen begins.

The credits remain the same.

"Us"

Abraham, Glenn, Tara, Rosita, and Eugene are walking down the railroad tracks. Eugene talks about video games and Tara hands Eugene a metal object that he decides can be used to make a homemade battery. Tara and Glenn come across the message about Terminus that Maggie had previously left for him. Believing that she is still alive, Glenn sprints ahead of the group. The title screen begins, as Glenn is running with his smile growing bigger.

The credits remain the same.

"A"

In a flashback, Rick arrives back from a bloody run and starts killing walkers brutally on the fences of the prison. Hershel, however, has a plan. The scene then jumps forward in time showing a bloody Rick shaking, leaned up against the wheel of an SUV after a terrible event that has just occurred. After this, the title screen begins.

The list of credits are as follows:

Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes

Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon

Steven Yeun as Glenn Rhee

Lauren Cohan as Maggie Greene

Chandler Riggs as Carl Grimes

Danai Gurira as Michonne Hawthorne

Melissa McBride as Carol Peletier

Scott Wilson as Hershel Greene**

Scott Wilson (Hershel Greene) has been re-added to the opening credits just for this episode for the last time.

Season 5

"No Sanctuary"

In a flashback, Gareth and the residents of Terminus huddle in a train car while marauders torture and rape members of their group outside. Alex laments posting "Sanctuary" signs, saying they left themselves vulnerable and brought the marauders right to them. "We were trying to do something good," Gareth reflects. "We were human beings."

"What are we now, Gareth?" Alex counters. Gareth has no reply.

In the present, Daryl informs Maggie that Beth was taken by a black car with a white cross on the back, and that she is alive. Meanwhile, Rick and the rest of their group are imprisoned in the train car. They quietly build weapons using scraps stripped from their clothes and the car's interior. Their captors release tear gas into the car, catching them off guard.

Rick, Daryl, Glenn and Bob are brought to a human slaughterhouse, where Terminus residents begin bludgeoning and slitting other captives' throats in a disturbingly neat and precise manner, allowing the blood from their slit throats to ooze into a trough, presumably draining them of their blood before preparing them to be eaten. The first to be slaughtered is Sam – the young man Rick and Carol met on a supply run before Carol's exile.

Before Glenn can be killed, Gareth interrupts to interrogate Rick about the bag he stashed in the woods. At first Rick refuses to comply, but after Gareth threatens to stab Bob in the eye, Rick admits it's filled with weapons, including rifles, handguns, a compound bow and a machete. Of the latter, he tells Gareth, "That's what I'm gonna use to kill you". After this, the title screen begins.

In the title screen for this season, we get quite a few updates.

  • The abandoned highway from "What Lies Ahead" gets replaced with the shadow of multiple walkers behind a door.
  • The anandoned cars in the feild, and, the police badge for King County's Sheriff's Department gets replaced with Rick's Colt Python.
  • The centipede running around in the dirt gets replaced with an image of an old wagon wheel.
  • Bolts stuck to a tree, The Greene Family Farm are removed.
  • Hershel Greene's pocket-watch can now be seen sitting in a different position.
  • The photograph of Maggie burning can be seen afterwards.
  • The abandoned graveyard is replaced with the spot Morgan Jones burns the walkers in "Clear".
  • An abndoned house where Daryl looked for Sophia in "Chupcabra"
  • Carol's knife, and a couple new abandoned buildings, as well as the graves belonging to Lizzie and Mika Samuels.
  • The upclose shot of walker's eye, gets removed.
  • The perspective of a walker roaming around a cabin, as well as a forest remains.
  • Cars driving past an abandoned suburban town, gets replaced with an upclose shot of melted candles.
  • The American Flag waving in the wind in front of the Carriage Bar, gets replaced with walkers banging on the "DON'T OPEN DEAD INSIDE", in Harrison Memorial Hospital.
  • The hack saw is remains.
  • The forest gets replaced with another abandoned building.
  • West Georgia Correctional Facility, gets replaced with more forestry, and the feild walker from "18 Miles Out" (this is 3 seasons after it appeared).
  • A more decayed Walking Dead logo, with the "D" becoming more stained and black.

The list of credits are as follows:

Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes

Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon

Steven Yeun as Glenn Rhee

Lauren Cohan as Maggie Greene

Chandler Riggs as Carl Grimes

Danai Gurira as Michonne Hawthorne

Melissa McBride as Carol Peletier

Michael Cudlitz as Abraham Ford

Emily Kinney as Beth Greene

Chad L. Coleman as Tyreese Williams

As of this episode, Scott Wilson (Hershel Greene) has been removed from the opening credits once again. And Michael Cudlitz (Abraham Ford), Emily Kinney (Beth Greene) and Chad L. Coleman (Tyreese Williams) have been added to the opening credits.

"Strangers"

The episode begins with a shot of the smoke rising from Terminus. The group are on the road once again and decide to take a break. As Glenn and Maggie share a tender moment, Tara approaches Rick. "You didn't wanna be there. That's why I tried to talk to you," Rick tells Tara, referring to how he called Tara out before the bloody showdown with the Governor. He's thankful she saved Glenn and welcomes her into the group, and even accepts her offer of a fist bump. Carol and Tyreese are filling water bottles from a creek and talk about whether the group will accept Carol for killing Karen and David at the prison. Carol says they don't have to accept it, but Tyreese insists that they do. Tyreese states that they don't have to tell them about Lizzie and Mika; he says that he just wants to forget what happened.

The group continue on their journey and come across a lone walker. Michonne says she's got it, and reaches reflexively for the katana that she lost to Terminus. Sighing, she takes it out by striking it with her gun and bashing its head in with the butt of her gun. Abraham sees this and tells Rosita, "right there is why we're waiting for our moment."

That night as the group makes camp in the woods, Rick talks to Carol. "I owe you everything," he tells her. Carol responds, "You owe Tyreese, he was at the prison." Carol pulls Rick's watch out of her bag and gives it back to him. He tells Carol that he saw the Terminus residents murder Sam. He offers her watch back, but she refuses. Rick admits some regret at sending her away, to which she responds, "you said I could survive. You were right." He notes the irony of kicking her out and then having to live with her on the road and turns it around, asking permission for them to join her, rather than giving permission for her to come back to the group. "Will you have us?" he asks. She nods.

Later that night in the woods, Carol and Daryl are sitting together and have a chance to talk about the horrible things that have happened recently. But after a long silence, she says she doesn't want to. "I just need to forget it," she says, echoing what Tyreese said. They both hear a noise and get up to look. Daryl says it's nothing. In a different camera angle, a silhouette moves through the trees in front of Daryl and Carol. After this, the title screen begins.

The credits remain the same.

"Four Walls and a Roof"

As Gareth continues to calmly speak to Bob, while walkers growl at them from inside the elementary school they are camping outside of, Bob becomes more and more visibly distressed. Gareth admits here that his group had been leaving the marks on the trees as a way to find their way to/from Terminus. Finally, Bob begins chuckling, then breaks into a laugh as Gareth tries to chastise him for not listening. The rest of the group come over, commenting that Bob has "lost it". Bob, however, gleefully pulls his shirt down, revealing a bite wound on his shoulder, and laughing as he explains that he has been bitten and is therefore "tainted meat". As the members of his group react in horror, Gareth angrily kicks Bob into unconsciousness, while explaining that they will be fine - because they "cooked him". Meanwhile, Bob keeps laughing, and Gareth knocks him out in anger. After this the title screen begins.

The credits remain the same.

"Slabtown"

Beth wakes up on a hospital bed with her arm in a cast and sutures on her cheek. She gets up and looks out the window, and finds herself in Atlanta. Beth bangs the door, asking for help. Someone opens the door, and Beth steps back. A doctor and a female cop enter the room and introduce themselves as Dr. Steven Edwards and officer Dawn Lerner. They tell Beth that she is in Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta and she was found on the road, wrist broken and was alone when they found her (possibly contradicting what truly happened when she was abducted). In an ominous tone, Dawn tells Beth, "You owe us." After this, the title screen begins.

The credits remain the same.

"Self Help"

The episode starts with Abraham driving down the road in the church bus. Rosita is teasing Abraham about his hair getting long; Abraham is relaxed and joking, and says that he's thinking about becoming a plumber. He further states that the successful end of his mission is in sight. Rosita says she'll cut Abraham's hair later that night.

Tara tells Eugene that his hair is getting a little long in the back, and suggests he gets it cut. Then, she jokes, "Or is it your source of power?" Eugene responds, "I ain't slaying a lion anytime soon, and I wouldn't be putting any wagers on me dispatching 1,000 philistines with the jawbone of an ass." Tara asks Eugene what's up, and he says he's thinking about what that preacher did.

Maggie tells Glenn that maybe Daryl and Carol came back, and the rest of them are right behind. She turns around, and asks Eugene how long it will take once he gets on the terminal and does what he needs to do. Eugene says it depends on the density of the infected around target sites worldwide. After Eugene rattles off some more scientific jargon, Glenn asks Eugene, "Why the hair?" Eugene says because he likes it, and he adds no one is taking scissor or clipper to it anytime soon. Eugene says that the smartest man he ever knew, his old boss T. Brooks Ellis (the director of the human genome project) loved his hair.

As the bus passes by a group of walkers, a tire suddenly blows out. Abraham loses control and the bus swerves, hits another vehicle, and flips over on its side. Walkers start to approach the motionless bus. After this, the title screen begins.

The credits remain the same.

"Consumed"

The episode begins with a flashback of Carol driving away from Rick in the station wagon, right after she was exiled from the group. Carol parks on the side of the road, and is sobbing against the steering wheel. A walker comes up and starts banging on the window. She screams at it to go away, before driving off.

Carol pulls up in front of a building that used to be a law firm. She goes inside, and rattles a can of pens to see if any walkers are inside. There is no response, so Carol gathers some empty bottles from a recycling bin to use for water storage. Later that night, Carol finishes reading a magazine and blows out a candle. She goes to sleep with her pistol in her hand. The following day, Carol is at the window, setting up plastic bags to capture rain water. She spots a plume of smoke billowing up from the direction of the prison. Carol quickly gets in her station wagon and drives to the prison, presumably to see if her old group needs help. She finds the prison in flames. After this, the title screen begins.

The credits remain the same.

"Crossed"

Daryl, Tyreese and Sasha fortify the church, building barricades out of splintered pews and a stockade of organ pipes, as Gabriel watches the desecration with dismay.

Michonne and Rick, meanwhile, hammer boards across the windows. Michonne offers to go on the rescue mission to Atlanta in Rick's place, but Rick says he owes it to Carol.

Rick, Daryl, Tyreese, Sasha and Noah leave for Atlanta. As Carl and Michonne board up more windows, Gabriel furiously scrubs at the floor, trying in vain to remove the blood stains left by the massacre of Gareth's crew. The title screen, then begins.

The credits remain the same.

"Coda"

The episode opens with Rick running, while Bob tries to get free of his cuffs. Rick jumps in the police car, and quickly catches up to him. He gets on the car's PA, and warns Bob to stop. Bob ignores the warnings, so Rick hits him with the car. Bob says his back is broken, and begs to go back to the hospital. Rick refuses, to which Bob responds by telling him the group is doomed, and they'll die trying to take the hospital. Rick shoots him in the head, and tells him to shut up. The title screen, then slowly begins as Rick is walking back to the car.

The credits remain the same.

"What Happened and What's Going On"

17 days have passed since Beth's death.

Maggie and Noah are still coping with Beth's unexpected demise. After leaving the hospital, Rick, Glenn, Daryl, Tyreese and Sasha go for a supply run. Rick checks a truck, clears it out, and takes it for transportation to Virginia.

Several glimpses show locations with significance to Tyreese: a small house, referencing the cabin at the grove; the prison; and Woodbury. Some pictures of Noah along with his twin brothers are also shown.

When the night comes, Noah tells Rick that Beth was supposed to leave with him from the hospital to accompany him to the community where his family resides. Rick asks where it is and Noah tells him that it is just outside Richmond, Virginia, approximately 530 miles northeast of Atlanta. Despite it being far away, Rick decides to tell the rest of the group that the place Noah mentioned would be their next destination. The place was secured when Noah left the place, walled, and was a home for 20 people. "It's a long trip, but if it works out. It's the last long trip we have to make," Rick says. Glenn questions what if it's not around anymore. Rick says that they would keep going, before being added by Michonne who said, "Then we find a new place."

Some glimpses are shown again: a skeleton of human remains in the woods and a sun drawing made of chalk on a road. Lizzie and Mika appears in a vision as they were last seen: bloodied and with the wounds that killed them. Mika looks at the camera and says, "It's better now." A glimpse of the photo of the cabin is again seen, blood dripping down onto it, slowly building up to the title screen.

The credits remain the same.

"Them"

The episode begins with Maggie sitting in the woods. She is crying, apparently in mourning for Beth. A walker slowly makes its way through the bushes towards her. It gets dangerously close, but becomes stuck between two trees. Maggie promptly dispatches it with her knife. Meanwhile, Daryl digs up a worm and eats it, implying the group is on the road without supplies. Sasha walks along a dried-up creek, in search of water. She notices several dead frogs, which suggests there is little available. The three of them make their way back to the others, who are waiting on the road, the title screen then begins.

The list of credits are as follows:

Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes

Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon

Steven Yeun as Glenn Rhee

Lauren Cohan as Maggie Greene

Chandler Riggs as Carl Grimes

Danai Gurira as Michonne Hawthorne

Melissa McBride as Carol Peletier

Michael Cudlitz as Abraham Ford

As of this episode, Emily Kinney (Beth Greene) and Chad L. Coleman (Tyreese Williams) have been removed from the opening credits.

"The Distance"

The episode starts with Maggie and Sasha bringing Aaron to the barn where the rest of the group is resting. Rick and the others appear to be wary over Aaron's arrival. Maggie gives Rick Aaron's gun, which Rick keeps as he asks Aaron what his intentions are. Aaron informs the group that he had been watching them and that he was the one who supplied them with the bottles of water the previous day. Rick chooses not to believe him, and convinces the group that Aaron has another agenda. Aaron, knowing that he would believe so, asks Sasha to give Rick his backpack, directing him to a small set of photographs of his community which he had taken as evidence of its existence. As Aaron explains what his community is about and emphasizes on its security, Rick punches him in the face, knocking him out. The title screen, then begins.

The credits remain the same.

"Remember"

Rick's group walks through Alexandria's front gate. They're met by a guard, Nicholas, who orders them to hand over their weapons. They refuse and Rick attempts to reason by saying they're not even sure if they are going to stay, but Aaron intervenes and insists they can keep their guns until after they speak with the community's leader, Deanna Monroe. Rick, then tells Sasha to kill a nearby walker, before the gate closes. Rick then procedes to say "It's a good thing we're here", and the title screen begins.

The credits remain the same.

"Forget"

Sasha wakes up, and glances at a family portrait left behind in her new house. She gathers the portrait, along with several other pictures, and takes them outside the walls for target practice. After destroying the targets, she sits on a tree stump, and quietly says to herself, "Come and get me". The title screen, then begins.

The list of credits are as follows:

Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes

Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon

Steven Yeun as Glenn Rhee

Lauren Cohan as Maggie Greene

Chandler Riggs as Carl Grimes

Danai Gurira as Michonne Hawthorne

Melissa McBride as Carol Peletier

Michael Cudlitz as Abraham Ford

Emily Kinney as Beth Greene**

Chad L. Coleman as Tyreese Williams**

For this episode, Emily Kinney (Beth Greene) and Chad L. Coleman (Tyreese Williams) were re-added to the opening credits.

"Spend"

The episode begins with Gabriel having what seems like an erosion of his faith. He glances at a welcome note from one of the Alexandria residents and begins tearing pages out of his Bible. He then looks above, most likely to recieve guidence from God, and the title screen begins.

The list of credits are as follows:

Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes

Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon

Steven Yeun as Glenn Rhee

Lauren Cohan as Maggie Greene

Chandler Riggs as Carl Grimes

Danai Gurira as Michonne Hawthorne

Melissa McBride as Carol Peletier

Michael Cudlitz as Abraham Ford

As of this episode, Emily Kinney (Beth Greene) and Chad L. Coleman (Tyreese Williams) were removed from the opening credits once again.

"Try"

Deanna, Reg and Spencer mourn the loss of Aiden while listening to his metal music mix in their living room. Carol drops off a casserole and condolence note at Deanna's front door. Deanna leaves the casserole on the step and burns the note.

Sasha, in the guard tower, shoots at a walker knocking on the wall.

Daryl and Aaron are outside the wall. Aaron mentions there are more walkers here than normal. Daryl points off at a faint light in the distance, indicating that is why there are more walkers wandering in that direction. The title screen begins.

The credits remain the same.

"Conquer"

Morgan wakes up in the back of a car. He smiles upon the sight of a rabbit's foot hanging on the rear-view mirror. He cooks himself some breakfast and sits down to eat it. Suddenly, a man with a "W" on his forehead appears, pointing a gun at Morgan. "You can lower that", Morgan says. However, the man continues to aim at him. They start a conversation where the man tells a story about how the first settlers used natives to hunt wolves.

"They are back now" he states. He also explains that he and his group spend their time going from settlement to settlement, murdering and robbing people as they go along, speaking with a friendly tone. Suddenly, the mood turns darker when the man states his intentions to take all of Morgan's belongings, including Morgan himself. Morgan replies that he has no problem with the man taking his stuff, but refuses to let the man take him away. Suddenly, another man attacks Morgan from behind with a sickle, though Morgan easily dodges the attack. He arms himself with his staff. "Go now", he warns both men. Ignoring this, they both attack. Morgan beats both of them with ease. He repeats his previous suggestion but is attacked again. He knocks them both unconscious and attempts to shoot a walker that arrives at the scene with the man's pistol, to then find that the gun wasn't loaded. Morgan, ultimately, kills the walker with his staff. He puts both of the men in the back of the car and honks the horn a couple of times. He then takes the rabbit foot and leaves. The title screen, then begins.

The credits remain the same.

Season 6

"First Time Again"

The list of credits are as follows:

Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes

Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon

Steven Yeun as Glenn Rhee

Lauren Cohan as Maggie Greene

Chandler Riggs as Carl Grimes

Danai Gurira as Michonne Hawthorne

Melissa McBride as Carol Peletier

Michael Cudlitz as Abraham Ford

Lennie James as Morgan Jones

Sonequa Martin-Green as Sasha Williams

As of this episode, Lennie James (Morgan Jones) and Sonequa Martin-Green (Sasha Williams) have been added to the opening credits.

"JSS"

The credits remain the same.

"Thank You"

The credits remain the same.

"Here's Not Here"

The list of credits are as follows:

Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes

Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon

Lauren Cohan as Maggie Greene

Chandler Riggs as Carl Grimes

Danai Gurira as Michonne Hawthorne

Melissa McBride as Carol Peletier

Michael Cudlitz as Abraham Ford

Lennie James as Morgan Jones

Sonequa Martin-Green as Sasha Williams

As of this episode, Steven Yeun (Glenn Rhee) have been removed from the opening credits.

"Now"

The credits remain the same.

"Always Accountable"

The credits remain the same.

"Heads Up"

The list of credits are as follows:

Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes

Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon

Steven Yeun as Glenn Rhee

Lauren Cohan as Maggie Greene

Chandler Riggs as Carl Grimes

Danai Gurira as Michonne Hawthorne

Melissa McBride as Carol Peletier

Michael Cudlitz as Abraham Ford

Lennie James as Morgan Jones

Sonequa Martin-Green as Sasha Williams

As of this episode, Steven Yeun (Glenn Rhee) has been re-added to the opening credits.

"Start to Finish"

The credits remain the same.

"No Way Out"

The credits remain the same.

"The Next World"

The credits remain the same.

"Knots Untie"

The credits remain the same.

"Not Tomorrow Yet"

The credits remain the same.

"The Same Boat"

The credits remain the same.

"Twice as Far"

The credits remain the same.

"East"

The credits remain the same.

"Last Day on Earth"

The credits remain the same.

Season 7

"The Day Will Come When You Won't Be"

The title screen for this season remains the same with the exception of the new addition of Negan's bat, Lucille sitting in front of a fire with an iron burning inside referencing what is to come.

The list of credits are as follows:

Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes

Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon

Steven Yeun as Glenn Rhee

Lauren Cohan as Maggie Greene

Chandler Riggs as Carl Grimes

Danai Gurira as Michonne Hawthorne

Melissa McBride as Carol Peletier

Michael Cudlitz as Abraham Ford

Lennie James as Morgan Jones

Sonequa Martin-Green as Sasha Williams

and Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan Smith

As of this episode, Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Negan Smith) has been added to the opening credits.

"The Well"

The list of credits are as follows:

Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes

Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon

Lauren Cohan as Maggie Greene

Chandler Riggs as Carl Grimes

Danai Gurira as Michonne Hawthorne

Melissa McBride as Carol Peletier

Lennie James as Morgan Jones

Sonequa Martin-Green as Sasha Williams

Alanna Masterson as Tara Chambler

Josh McDermitt as Eugene Porter

Christian Serratos as Rosita Espinosa

and Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan Smith

As of this episode, Alanna Masterson (Tara Chambler), Josh McDermitt (Eugene Porter) and Christian Serratos (Rosita Espinosa) have been added to the opening credits. Steven Yeun (Glenn Rhee) and Michael Cudlitz (Abraham Ford) have been removed from the opening credits.

"The Cell"

The credits remain the same.

"Service"

The credits remain the same.

"Go Getters"

The credits remain the same.

"Swear"

The credits remain the same.

"Sing Me a Song"

The credits remain the same.

"Hearts Still Beating"

The credits remain the same.

"Rock in the Road"

The credits remain the same.

"New Best Friends"

The credits remain the same.

"Hostiles and Calamities"

The credits remain the same.

"Say Yas"

The credits remain the same.

"Bury Me Here"

The credits remain the same.

"The Other Side"

The credits remain the same.

"Something They Need"

The credits remain the same.

"The First Day of the Rest of Your Life"

The credits remain the same.

Season 8

"Mercy"

The list of credits are as follows:

Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes

Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon

Lauren Cohan as Maggie Greene

Chandler Riggs as Carl Grimes

Danai Gurira as Michonne Hawthorne

Melissa McBride as Carol Peletier

Lennie James as Morgan Jones

Alanna Masterson as Tara Chambler

Josh McDermitt as Eugene Porter

Christian Serratos as Rosita Espinosa

Seth Gilliam as Gabriel Stokes

Ross Marquand as Aaron

and Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan Smith

As of this episode, Seth Gilliam (Gabriel Stokes) and Ross Marquand (Aaron) have been added to the opening credits. Sonequa Martin-Green (Sasha Williams) have been removed.

"The Damned"

The credits remain the same.

"Monsters"

The credits remain the same.

"Some Guy"

The credits remain the same.

"The Big Scary U"

The credits remain the same.

"The King, the Widow, and Rick"

The credits remain the same.

"Time for After"

The credits remain the same.

"How It's Gotta Be"

The credits remain the same.

"Honor"

The credits remain the same.

"The Lost and the Plunderers"

The list of credits are as follows:

Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes

Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon*

Lauren Cohan as Maggie Greene*

Danai Gurira as Michonne Hawthorne

Melissa McBride as Carol Peletier*

Lennie James as Morgan Jones*

Alanna Masterson as Tara Chambler*

Josh McDermitt as Eugene Porter*

Christian Serratos as Rosita Espinosa*

Seth Gilliam as Gabriel Stokes*

Ross Marquand as Aaron

and Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan Smith

As of this episode, Chandler Riggs (Carl Grimes) have been removed from the opening credits.

"Dead or Alive Or"

TBA

"The Key"

TBA

"Do Not Send Us Astray"

TBA

"Still Gotta Mean Something"

TBA

"Worth"

The list of credits are as follows:

Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes

Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon

Lauren Cohan as Maggie Greene

Chandler Riggs as Carl Grimes***

Danai Gurira as Michonne Hawthorne

Melissa McBride as Carol Peletier

Lennie James as Morgan Jones

Alanna Masterson as Tara Chambler

Josh McDermitt as Eugene Porter

Christian Serratos as Rosita Espinosa

Seth Gilliam as Gabriel Stokes

Ross Marquand as Aaron

and Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan Smith

Chandler Riggs (Carl Grimes) have been re-added to the opening credits for one last time.

"Wrath"

The list of credits are as follows:

Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes

Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon

Lauren Cohan as Maggie Greene

Danai Gurira as Michonne Hawthorne

Melissa McBride as Carol Peletier

Lennie James as Morgan Jones

Alanna Masterson as Tara Chambler

Josh McDermitt as Eugene Porter

Christian Serratos as Rosita Espinosa

Seth Gilliam as Gabriel Stokes

Ross Marquand as Aaron

and Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan Smith

Chandler Riggs (Carl Grimes) has been removed from the opening credits for one last time.

Season 9

"A New Beginning"

This is the first appearace of the new animated credits, which more closely resemble the art of the comics. With the exception of a few select images, these are mostly black and white. The imagery in these credits is:

  • The credits open on a murder of black crows flying to the right, likely as a reference to the crows from "Inmates".
  • The crows then fly onto a withered tree with bright green leaves, and eat scraps of meat (reference to the crows pecking a dead animal in "Days Gone By"), until the tree suddenly sprouts leaves and the birds fly away in a panic.
    • This is the same tree that appeared in the field where the war with the Saviors had ended, with the same signs on it..
      • Stuck to the top of the tree, you can see Rick's Hatchet (his primary weapon of choice from s6-9).
      • The Governor's eyepatch can be seen hanging off of one of the branches.
      • Abaraham's dog tags, given to him by Rosita, can be seen on yet another.
      • Daryl's zombie-ear-necklace, he made himself as a reward for himself, in "Chupacabra" can be seen on a barnch on the far right.
      • Next to the tree, a sword can be seen, that presumambly had belonged to Jesus.
  • The camera flys past a skull with a pitchfork presumably belonging to Andrea in it, that is covered in cherokee roses, most difinitely as a reference to Carol and Sophia. We then pan to some of Darly's bolts and a crossbow .
  • The helicopter that belonging to the Civic Republic Military can be seen overhead as we see two horses with Rick and Michonne riding them before panning into a graveyard.
    • On the grave on the left, we can see Hershel's pocket-watch, presumably meaning this is Glenn's grave, and on the grave on the right we can see Carl's gun, presumambly meaning this is Carl's grave. In the middle we can see Michonne's Katana.
  • With then zoom out of the eye of a walker that is presumably the same walker we seen in a first-person-perspective in the previous intro's. Beehind the walker is a brick wall, with trees behind and it, and moss growing on it. Rick's hat can also be seen at the on top of the wall.
  • We go inside a makeshift wall - most likely Alexandria's or Hilltop's with "JSS" carved into it, meaning "Just Survive Somehow", that was commonly said by enid. Next to that says "FINAL WARNING", and we see a motorcycle - also Daryl's, the bloody Lucille, Rick's colt-python, as well as the red-machete that had previously belonged to Rick.
  • We fly past a windmill with a noose on it - referencing the death of Gregory later in the episode. The windmill suddenly illuminates.
  • The birds fly in front of the camera again and cover the screen with blackness.
  • The blackness opens to reveal the eye of a walker, and we pull out to see that it is in a much larger herd that seems to be heading for Hilltop
  • In the herd, we can see a bright red walker.
  • The screen then rotates, and focuses on the one walker heading towards Alexandria.
  • We pull out to see the title card, covered in moss, before once again fading to black

The list of credits are as follows:

Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes

Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon

Lauren Cohan as Maggie Rhee

Danai Gurira as Michonne Hawthorne

Melissa McBride as Carol Peletier

Alanna Masterson as Tara Chambler

Josh McDermitt as Eugene Porter

Christian Serratos as Rosita Espinosa

Seth Gilliam as Gabriel Stokes

Ross Marquand as Aaron

Katelyn Nacon as Enid

Tom Payne as Paul Rovia

and Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan Smith*

As of this episode, Katelyn Nacon (Enid) and Tom Payne (Paul Rovia) has been added to the opening credits. And Lennie James (Morgan Jones) have been removed from the opening credits.

"The Bridge"

The credits remain the same.

"Warning Signs"

The credits remain the same.

"The Obliged"

The credits remain the same.

"What Comes After"

The credits remain the same.

"Who Are You Now?"

The list of credits are as follows:

Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon

Danai Gurira as Michonne Hawthorne

Melissa McBride as Carol Peletier*

Alanna Masterson as Tara Chambler

Josh McDermitt as Eugene Porter

Christian Serratos as Rosita Espinosa

Seth Gilliam as Gabriel Stokes

Ross Marquand as Aaron

Katelyn Nacon as Enid*

Tom Payne as Paul "Jesus" Rovia*

Khary Payton as Ezekiel

and Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan Smith

As of this episode, Khary Payton (Ezekiel) has been added to the opening credits. And Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes) and Lauren Cohan (Maggie Rhee) have been removed from the opening credits.

"Stradivarius"

The credits remain the same.

"Evolution"

The credits remain the same.

"Adaptation"

The credits remain the same.

"Omega"

The list of credits are as follows:

Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon

Danai Gurira as Michonne Hawthorne*

Melissa McBride as Carol Peletier*

Alanna Masterson as Tara Chambler

Josh McDermitt as Eugene Porter*

Christian Serratos as Rosita Espinosa*

Seth Gilliam as Gabriel Stokes*

Ross Marquand as Aaron*

Katelyn Nacon as Enid*

Tom Payne as Paul "Jesus" Rovia*

Khary Payton as Ezekiel*

Samantha Morton as Alpha

and Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan Smith

As of this episode, Samantha Morton (Alpha) has been added to the opening credits.

"Bounty"

The credits remain the same.

"Guardians"

The list of credits are as follows:

Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon

Danai Gurira as Michonne Hawthorne

Melissa McBride as Carol Peletier*

Alanna Masterson as Tara Chambler

Josh McDermitt as Eugene Porter

Christian Serratos as Rosita Espinosa

Seth Gilliam as Gabriel Stokes

Ross Marquand as Aaron

Katelyn Nacon as Enid*

Khary Payton as Ezekiel

Samantha Morton as Alpha

and Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan Smith

As of this episode, Tom Payne (Paul Rovia) has been removed from the opening credits.

"Chokepoint"

The credits remain the same.

"Scars"

The credits remain the same.

"The Calm Before"

The credits remain the same.

"The Storm"

The credits remain the same.

Season 10

"Lines We Cross"

The list of credits are as follows:

Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon

Danai Gurira as Michonne Hawthorne

Melissa McBride as Carol Peletier

Christian Serratos as Rosita Espinosa

Josh McDermitt as Eugene Porter

Seth Gilliam as Gabriel Stokes

Ross Marquand as Aaron

Khary Payton as Ezekiel

Ryan Hurst as Beta

Samantha Morton as Alpha

and Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan Smith

As of this episode, Ryan Hurst (Beta) has been added to the opening credits. Katelyn Nacon (Enid) and Alanna Masterson (Tara Chambler) have been removed from the opening credits.

"We Are the End of the World"

The credits remain the same.

"Ghosts"

The credits remain the same.

"Silence the Whisperers"

The credits remain the same.

"What It Always Is"

The credits remain the same.

"Bonds"

The credits remain the same.

"Open Your Eyes"

The credits remain the same.

"The World Before"

The credits remain the same.

"Squeeze"

The credits remain the same.

"Stalker"

The credits remain the same.

"Morning Star"

The credits remain the same.

"Walk With Us"

The credits remain the same.

"What We Become"

The credits remain the same.

"Look at the Flowers"

The list of credits are as follows:

Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon

Melissa McBride as Carol Peletier

Christian Serratos as Rosita Espinosa

Josh McDermitt as Eugene Porter

Seth Gilliam as Gabriel Stokes*

Ross Marquand as Aaron*

Khary Payton as Ezekiel

Ryan Hurst as Beta

Samantha Morton as Alpha** ***

and Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan Smith

As of this episode, Danai Gurira (Michonne Hawthorne) have been removed from the opening credits.

"The Tower"

The list of credits are as follows:

Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon

Melissa McBride as Carol Peletier

Christian Serratos as Rosita Espinosa*

Josh McDermitt as Eugene Porter

Seth Gilliam as Gabriel Stokes

Ross Marquand as Aaron

Khary Payton as Ezekiel

Ryan Hurst as Beta

and Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan Smith

As of this episode, Samantha Morton (Alpha) have been removed from the opening credits.

"A Certain Doom"

The credits remain the same.

"Home Sweet Home"

The list of credits are as follows:

Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon

Melissa McBride as Carol Peletier

Lauren Cohan as Maggie Rhee

Christian Serratos as Rosita Espinosa*

Josh McDermitt as Eugene Porter*

Seth Gilliam as Gabriel Stokes*

Ross Marquand as Aaron*

Khary Payton as Ezekiel*

and Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan Smith

As of this episode, Lauren Cohan (Maggie Rhee) has been re-added to the opening credits. And Ryan Hurst (Beta) have been removed from the opening credits.

"Find Me"

The credits remain the same.

"One More"

The credits remain the same.

"Splinter"

The credits remain the same.

"Diverged"

The credits remain the same.

"Here's Negan"

The credits remain the same.

Season 11

"Acheron: Part I"

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Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon

Melissa McBride as Carol Peletier

Lauren Cohan as Maggie Rhee

Christian Serratos as Rosita Espinosa

Josh McDermitt as Eugene Porter

Seth Gilliam as Gabriel Stokes

Ross Marquand as Aaron

Khary Payton as Ezekiel

Cooper Andrews as Jerry

Callan McAuliffe as Alden

and Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan Smith

As of this episode, Cooper Andrews (Jerry) and Callan McAuliffe (Alden) have been added to the opening credits.

"Acheron: Part II"

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"Hunted"

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"Rendition"

TBA

"Out of the Ashes"

TBA

"On the Inside"

TBA

"Promises Broken"

TBA

"For Blood"

TBA

Trivia

  • For the TV Series, the logo in the title sequence become more, and more decayed as the season move along.
  • The opening credits of the original series are divided into four parts: "AMC Presents," select members of the main cast, the series' executive producers, and finally the series creators: original developer and first season showrunner Frank Darabont and finally the series creators Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie Adlard.
  • The series regulars added to credits does not include all main cast members in a season. As the main cast expands, not all the cast could fit in the opening sequences, as the title screen could only fit a maximum of thirteen regulars. The rest of the main cast are relegated to the "Also Starring" credits after the opening title screen ends.
  • Aside from series creators Darabont, Kirkman, Moore, and Adlard, the only names to be featured in every season's opening sequences are executive producers Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, and David Alpert. No main cast members from the first season are present in the show following the departure of Andrew Lincoln.
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