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The Obliged 

Rick's vision of a civilized future is threatened by a sudden reckoning with past sins that remain unavenged and unforgiven.


Rosemary Rodriguez


Frank Darabont (developed by), Robert Kirkman (based on the series of graphic novels by) | 6 more credits »





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Andrew Lincoln ... Rick Grimes
Norman Reedus ... Daryl Dixon
Lauren Cohan ... Maggie Greene
Danai Gurira ... Michonne
Melissa McBride ... Carol Peletier
Alanna Masterson ... Tara Chambler (credit only)
Josh McDermitt ... Eugene Porter
Christian Serratos ... Rosita Espinosa (credit only)
Seth Gilliam ... Gabriel Stokes
Ross Marquand ... Aaron (credit only)
Katelyn Nacon ... Enid (credit only)
Tom Payne ... Paul 'Jesus' Rovia
Jeffrey Dean Morgan ... Negan
Khary Payton ... Ezekiel (credit only)
Pollyanna McIntosh ... Anne 'Jadis'


Rick's vision of a civilized future is threatened by a sudden reckoning with past sins that remain unavenged and unforgiven.

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Drama | Horror | Thriller


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Release Date:

28 October 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Georgia, USA

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Technical Specs



Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


In 2018 a new AMC policy was announced that allows both The Walking Dead (2010) & Fear the Walking Dead (2015) to use the F word twice per season. The first instance was in this episode. See more »


As Rick is trying to climb out of the pit, three walkers fell into the pit, Daryl promptly puts them down and stacks the bodies to climb out. As he climbs up the wall, the camera pans down and there are now five live walkers in the pit reaching up for him before any others have fallen in. See more »


Rick Grimes: This doesn't work if she kills Negan! He becomes a martyr! The war was for nothing, every person who died died for nothing! Carl...
[voice breaks]
Rick Grimes: Carl died for nothing!
Daryl Dixon: What about the rest of us? You don't think after all the shit we've been through, we couldn't handle it? Man, you keeping asking us to have faith in all these other people. Truth is, you don't have enough faith in us.
Rick Grimes: You know that's not true.
Daryl Dixon: I'd die for you. And I would've died for Carl. You know it. But you gotta hear me. ...
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Referenced in Talking Dead: Scars (2019) See more »


The Walking Dead Main Title
Written by Bear McCreary
Performed by Dominik Hauser
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Oh the feels
31 October 2018 | by singingmysongSee all my reviews

Setting up the last Rick episode.

Knowing this, you know each scene he has with someone is basicly a goodbye. Think real tears a shed by the actors in some of these scenes. This season has been spot on. Big improvment on last season. This episode is up there with the best of them.

One thing tho,where did that hourse come from?

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