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The Walking Dead tells the story of a small group of survivors living in the aftermath of a zombie apocalypse. Most of the story takes place in theAtlanta metropolitan area, as the survivors search for a new home away from the shuffling hordes of the undead (or “walkers,” as they are called in the show). The plot is focused primarily on the dilemmas the group face as they struggle to balance their humanity with their survival.
The group is led by Rick Grimes, who was a sheriff‘s deputy in a small Georgia town before the zombie outbreak. As their situation grows more hazardous, the group’s desperation to survive pushes them to the brink of insanity. At every turn they are faced with the unbearable horrors that come from having the dead walk again, the changing dynamic of their group, and hostility from the scattered remains of a struggling human populace who are focused on their own survival now that the structures of society have collapsed.
The first season centers on Deputy Rick Grimes, who was shot and ended up in a coma for an indeterminate time. When he wakes from the coma, he finds a post-apocalyptic world overrun with the walking dead. He leaves the hospital and discovers his wife and son are missing. Rick arms himself and, after hearing a rumor about a “safe zone” from a survivor, begins a perilous journey to Atlanta, where the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is said to have set up a quarantined safe-zone in the city and where his family may be hiding. During his journey, Rick sees the devastation to both society and infrastructure left by the “walkers” (a nickname given to the zombies). Upon reaching Atlanta, he soon discovers that the city is overrun by the undead and is no longer a safe zone.
A few miles outside the city, Rick’s wife Lori and his son Carl have been hiding from the walkers with Shane Walsh, Rick’s former colleague and best friend. They have established a camp with a small group of survivors from around the country. After being rescued from Atlanta by the group and reunited with Lori and Carl, Rick assumes a command position with Shane and must take responsibility not only for his family but also for the survival of the group. Part of the group goes back into Atlanta to recover weapons, where they come into conflict with other survivors, but Rick soon eases the tensions. However, on their return to their camp, they find it has been nearly overrun by walkers. Hoping to find medical treatment for an injured member, the remainder of the group decide to return to Atlanta and seek aid from the CDC.
In the CDC “safezone”, all but one staff member, Dr. Edwin Jenner, have either fled or killed themselves. Dr. Jenner explains that his research into the cause of the “zombie apocalypse” has not yielded the results he had hoped. But the CDC building is not the safe haven the group believed. The following day, lack of fuel for the generators causes the safety protocols to be initiated. The explosion will result in the destruction of the CDC, and was meant to prevent the escape of deadly diseases. Dr. Jenner explains that the French may have found a cure, as they survived the longest in their labs. Dr. Jenner and Jacqui, a member of Rick’s group, elect to stay in the CDC despite the impending explosion. Before the group flees, Dr. Jenner whispers something unknown into Rick’s ear. The group escapes just as Jenner and Jacqui are killed by the building’s self-destruct sequence.