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The Day Will Come When You Won't Be 

Having been brutally overpowered by Negan and his Saviors, Rick and the group kneel helplessly as they suffer heavy losses that will haunt them forever.


Greg Nicotero


Frank Darabont (developed by), Robert Kirkman (based on the series of graphic novels by) | 3 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Andrew Lincoln ... Rick Grimes
Norman Reedus ... Daryl Dixon
Steven Yeun ... Glenn Rhee
Lauren Cohan ... Maggie Rhee
Chandler Riggs ... Carl Grimes
Danai Gurira ... Michonne
Melissa McBride ... Carol Peletier
Michael Cudlitz ... Abraham Ford
Lennie James ... Morgan Jones
Sonequa Martin-Green ... Sasha Williams
Jeffrey Dean Morgan ... Negan
Josh McDermitt ... Eugene Porter
Christian Serratos ... Rosita Espinosa
Alanna Masterson ... Tara Chambler
Seth Gilliam ... Gabriel Stokes


Having been brutally overpowered by Negan and his Saviors, Rick and the group kneel helplessly as they suffer heavy losses that will haunt them forever.

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Drama | Horror | Thriller


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Did You Know?


The first footage from this episode debuted on July 21, 2016 at San Diego ComicCon. See more »


Blood splatter on Rick's face changes throughout the episode. See more »


[first lines]
Negan: What? Was the joke that bad?
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Referenced in Talking Dead: Adaptation (2019) See more »


Take It All
Performance By Ruelle
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Somehow underrated?
15 February 2017 | by sonofdisaster18See all my reviews

How is this episode not reviewed as a top 5 all time episode?! 9.2 is too low in my opinion! The intensity of this episode has to seen to be believed. Me and my wife were so glued to the TV it's not even funny. Every moment had us on the edge of our seats! It was almost everything you would want in a episode of a television show..not much cheery moments but that was the point of the episode. It's a brutal start to an entire redirection of the show. I saw this entire 60 mins as a complete and devastating wake up call for the group. And they never would be the same.

When a show is making you yell "NOOOOOO" at the screen, it's obviously making an emotional impact. I was very sad to see ___ and especially __ go but I feel this was also done for us to absolutely despise the villain of Negan. This episode was so emotionally detrimental the group and the viewers that we are still picking up the pieces. This episode will for sure go down in TV or Walking Dead history as one of the best! Excellent work 10/10

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Release Date:

23 October 2016 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital


Color | Black and White (flashback scenes)

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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