Arrival

The Prisoner (2009 remake)A man wakes up in the desert, with only vague, fleeting memories of his previous life in New York City. He goes into hiding when he spots a hunting party in pursuit of an elderly man; he manages to reach the old man and help him to safety, but the old man is babbling something about 554 and the Village. When his younger rescuer reveals that doesn’t understand this, the old man says it’s a miracle… and dies.

The younger man, still unable to remember much of anything about his life before these events, wanders until he finds signs of civilizations: a grouping of mostly-identical homes. He has found the Village, but he quickly learns that no one who lives in the Village seems to acknowledge even the possibility that there are places beyond the Village. And he can find no escape himself – the Village seems to be surrounded on all sides by vast expanses of desert. Everyone living there has a number for a name, and this quickly leads the man to go looking for 554, who turns out to be a waitress at a diner. She knew the old man as 93, and he constantly talked of escaping the Village. Pursued by the hunting party from the desert, the man tries to make his escape, but is cornered and then wakes up in a hospital. Everyone there knows him as 6, but thanks to his scrambled memories, he can’t correct them with a real name. He only knows that he must escape the Village… and he quickly learns that the Village’s leader, a man known simply as 2, will do nearly anything to stop him.

written by Bill Gallagher
directed by Nick Hurran
music by Rupert Gregson-Williams

Cast: Ian McKellen (2), Jim Caviezel (6), Hayley Atwell (Lucy), Ruth Wilson (313), Lennie James (147), John Whitely (93), Rachael Blake (M2), Jamie Campbell Bower (11-12), Jessica Haines (554)

Notes: With the classic-series-style furniture and jacket, lava lamp and the drawing of Big Ben, 93 is strongly implied to be Number Six from the original series. (Nine minus three also equals six.) In an NPR interview, series star Jim Caviezel says that the intention was to have Patrick McGoohan play the role, but McGoohan, who died in January 2009 several months ahead of the new series’ premiere, was too ill to take part. Over the years, numerous revivals of the series had been mooted, including a big-screen revival starring Mel Gibson, and indeed even this revival of The Prisoner had been dead in the water at one point, with the original UK production partner balking at the expense involved. The original Prisoner has also inspired several shows directly, most notably Nowhere Man (1995-96) and Lost (2004-10), whose creators both admitted to being heavily influenced by McGoohan’s original series.

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Harmony

The Prisoner (2009 remake)Having proven obstructive in a series of interrogation sessions thinly disguised as counseling, 6 is introduced to a man known as 16, who is supposedly his brother. Disturbingly, 16 seems to have photographic proof of this family connection, but 6 vehemently denies it: surely 2 has put 16 up to this charade for his own reasons. 16 tries to return 6 to the normalcy of his old job, driving the family-operated tour bus around the Village and for quick sightseeing tours into the desert. On one of these trips, 6 spots what appears to be a large boat anchor in the sand – evidence of a body of water whose existence everyone in the Village denies. One of his passengers is intrigued as well. 16 wins a trip to the legendary Escape Resort and invites 6 to join his family; while there, 16 reveals that he is not, in fact, 6’s brother, and decides to join 6 in his quest for a way out of the Village.

written by Bill Gallagher
directed by Nick Hurran
music by Rupert Gregson-Williams

Cast: Ian McKellen (2), Jim Caviezel (6), Hayley Atwell (Lucy), Ruth Wilson (313), Lennie James (147), Jeffrey R. Smith (16), Rachael Blake (M2), Jamie Campbell Bower (11-12), Jessica Haines (554), Warrick Grier (1955), James Cunningham (70), Leila Henriques (Winking Woman)

Notes: The new Prisoner episode titles hearken back to episodes of the original – in this case, the pointed anti-war western pastiche Living In Harmony – even though there may not necessarily be a direct story correlation.

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Anvil

The Prisoner (2009 remake)2 recruits 6 to join his legion of “undercovers” – Village residents who spy on other Village residents. The undercovers don’t try to determine if someone is guilty; they assume guilt and then try to find out what their subject is guilty of. 6 vows on the spot to find ways to turn this new assignment against 2, but even 6 is surprised when he learns about the culture of surveillance that exists within the borders of the Village: children are taught spying techniques, and virtually anyone could be a spy. 6 worries about the fate of the dreamers, Village residents who have inexplicably drawn sketches of such things as Big Ben and the Statue of Liberty. Anyone caught remembering the world outside the Village doesn’t have a long life expectancy; anyone caught associating with 6 may have an even shorter life.

written by Bill Gallagher
directed by Nick Hurran
music by Rupert Gregson-Williams

Cast: Ian McKellen (2), Jim Caviezel (6), Hayley Atwell (Lucy), Ruth Wilson (313), Lennie James (147), Jeffrey R. Smith (16), Rachael Blake (M2), Jamie Campbell Bower (11-12), Vincent Regan (909), Warrick Grier (1955)

Notes: The new Prisoner episode titles hearken back to episodes of the original – in this case, Hammer Into Anvil – even though there may not necessarily be a direct story correlation.

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Darling

The Prisoner (2009 remake)A gaping hole leading to nowhere has opened up in 147’s back yard. 6 is curious as to what caused it – the best explanation anyone seems to have is that it’s not the weather – and even wonders if it’s a mean of escaping the Village. At the same time, 6 is being pressured to take part in the Village’s matchmaking program, and while he’s skeptical at first, he’s stunned to find himself matched to a woman who he remembers encountering in New York City. Only now she’s blind, and has no memory of life before the Village – or of 6. One of 147’s children disappears into the hole while playing, never to emerge again. As it seems as though wedding bells may be ringing for 6, the hole may be ringing in the end of the Village.

written by Bill Gallagher
directed by Nick Hurran
music by Rupert Gregson-Williams

Cast: Ian McKellen (2), Jim Caviezel (6), Hayley Atwell (Lucy), Ruth Wilson (313), Lennie James (147), Jeffrey R. Smith (16), Rachael Blake (M2), Jamie Campbell Bower (11-12)

Notes: The new Prisoner episode titles hearken back to episodes of the original – in this case, Do Not Forsake Me, Oh My Darling – even though there may not necessarily be a direct story correlation.

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Schizoid

The Prisoner (2009 remake)6 discovers that someone who looks like him is stalking the Village. 313 says that 6 was in her apartment last night, and 147 claims that he and 6 got into a vicious argument. 6 even sees his double and tries to follow him, only to be cornered and attacked. His doppelganger urges him to follow the only course of action that will allow him to escape the Village: kill 2. A warning is issued by 2 that there is also a 2 impersonator on the loose, a disheveled man who looks like him but claims to have no number: one of the highest crimes possible in the Village. 2’s double and 6’s double are on a collision course. Or are they?

written by Bill Gallagher
directed by Nick Hurran
music by Rupert Gregson-Williams

Cast: Ian McKellen (2), Jim Caviezel (6), Hayley Atwell (Lucy), Ruth Wilson (313), Lennie James (147), Jeffrey R. Smith (16), Rachael Blake (M2), Jamie Campbell Bower (11-12)

Notes: The new Prisoner episode titles hearken back to episodes of the original – in this case, The Schizoid Man – even though there may not necessarily be a direct story correlation. That episode of the original Prisoner series proved to be memorable to writer Tracy Torme, who bestowed the same title upon one of his episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation.

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Checkmate

The Prisoner (2009 remake)6 is falling ill, and 313 confirms the grim diagnosis: something is slowly killing him. 147 tries to get him help, but 2 seems content to sit back and watch his adversary wither away as more new arrivals – who seem to have no idea that they came from outside the Village – roll in on a bus. But as 2 concentrates all of his time and energy on watching 6 die, his own family is wiped out, and the mysterious holes to nowhere continue opening in the ground. What happens to the Village when 2 doesn’t feel like being in charge anymore?

written by Bill Gallagher
directed by Nick Hurran
music by Rupert Gregson-Williams

Cast: Ian McKellen (2), Jim Caviezel (6), Hayley Atwell (Lucy), Ruth Wilson (313), Lennie James (147), Rachael Blake (M2), Jamie Campbell Bower (11-12), David Butler (Shopkeeper / Access Man), Renate Stuurman (21-16), Hanle Johanna Barnard (23-90), Leila Henriques (Curtis’ PA), Wolfgang Weissenstein (Butler)

Notes: The new Prisoner episode titles hearken back to episodes of the original – in this case, Checkmate – even though there may not necessarily be a direct story correlation.

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Days Gone Bye

The Walking DeadSheriff’s Deputy Rick Grimes awakens from a coma, alone in the hospital, weeks after the human race has been all but eliminated for an unknown reason, with the dead coming alive as mindless carnivores with only one instinct: eat the living. He manages to escape the hospital overrun with the dead and finds that, other than living dead, the entire city is empty and his wife and son are not home. He meets Morgan and his son Duane who are hiding out in a neighbor’s house, who fill Rick in on what little is known about the disaster. Rick leaves to find his family. But there is no sanctuary in Atlanta which has been overwhelmed with the walking dead and Rick is trapped.

The Walking Deadteleplay by Frank Darabont
based on the graphic novel series by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore
and Charlie Adlard
directed by Frank Darabont
music by Bear McCreary

Cast: Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes), Jon Bernthal (Shane Walsh), Sarah Wayne Callies (Lori Grimes), Lennie James (Morgan), Adrian Kali Turner (Duane), Keisha Tillis (Morgan’s Wife), Laurie Holden (Andrea), Steven Yeun (Glenn), Emma Bell (Amy), Chandler Riggs (Carl Grimes), Jeffrey DeMunn (Dale)

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Guts

The Walking DeadRescued from the dead by Glenn, Rick joins a small band of other survivors in Atlanta. With angry, violent racist Merle handcuffed on a rooftop, the group chops up a walker and covers Rick and Glenn with the blood and gore, hoping the terrible stench will allow them to wade through a crowd of walkers to reach some vehicles and escape Atlanta.

teleplay by Frank Darabont
based on the graphic novel series by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore
and Charlie Adlard
directed by Michelle MacLaren
The Walking Deadmusic by Bear McCreary

Cast: Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes), Jon Bernthal (Shane Walsh), Sarah Wayne Callies (Lori Grimes), Laurie Holden (Andrea), Steven Yeun (Glenn), Emma Bell (Amy), Chandler Riggs (Carl Grimes), Jeffrey DeMunn (Dale), Michael Rooker (Merle), Andrew Rothenberg (Jim), Juan Pareja (Morales), Irone Singleton (T-Dog)

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Tell It To The Frogs

The Walking DeadReunited with his family at a camp outside Atlanta, Rick is unaware his former police partner, Shane, has developed a romantic relationship with Lori, his wife, and a father figure to his son, Carl, thinking Rick had died weeks before. The group discovers a walker near the camp, and Daryl is told his brother Merle was left behind in Atlanta and may still be alive.

teleplay by Charles H. Eglee & Jack LoGiudice and Frank Darabont
story by Charles H. Eglee & Jack LoGiudice
based on the graphic novel series by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore
and Charlie Adlard
directed by Gwyneth Horder-Payton
The Walking Deadmusic by Bear McCreary

Cast: Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes), Jon Bernthal (Shane Walsh), Sarah Wayne Callies (Lori Grimes), Laurie Holden (Andrea), Steven Yeun (Glenn), Emma Bell (Amy), Chandler Riggs (Carl Grimes), Jeffrey DeMunn (Dale), Michael Rooker (Merle), Andrew Rothenberg (Jim), Juan Pareja (Morales), IronE Singleton (T-Dog), Norman Reedus (Daryl), Adam Minarovich (Ed), Melissa McBride (Carol), Madison Lintz (Sophia), Jeryl Prescott Sales (Jacqui)

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Vatos

The Walking DeadFinding only a severed hand on the rooftop, the rescue team surmises Merle is still alive and has managed to elude the walking dead. Unable to find Merle, they move to retrieve a bag of weapons dropped by Rick when he was attacked by a large group of walkers, but are challenged by another band of survivors who claim the guns as their own. A horde of walkers attack the base camp.

The Walking Deadteleplay by Robert Kirkman
based on the graphic novel series by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore
and Charlie Adlard
directed by Johan Renck
music by Bear McCreary

Cast: Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes), Jon Bernthal (Shane Walsh), Sarah Wayne Callies (Lori Grimes), Laurie Holden (Andrea), Steven Yeun (Glenn), Emma Bell (Amy), Chandler Riggs (Carl Grimes), Jeffrey DeMunn (Dale), Andrew Rothenberg (Jim), Neil Brown, Jr. (Guillermo), Juan Pareja (Morales), IronE Singleton (T-Dog), Norman Reedus (Daryl), Anthony Gujardo (Miguel), Gina Morelli (Abuela), Noel Gugliemi (Felipe), Adam Minarovich (Ed), Melissa McBride (Carol), Madison Lintz (Sophia), Jeryl Prescott Sales (Jacqui)

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Wildfire

The Walking DeadWith several dead from an attack by walkers, they realize the campsite is no longer safe. The group struggles over what to do about Jim, who was bitten by a walker and continues to sicken. Tension increases between Rick and Shane as Rick begins taking command, and Shane’s jealousy over the loss of Lori’s affections. Rick suggests the Centers For Disease Control in Atlanta would be a good move, since the CDC would be working toward a cure… but some choose not to go. Meanwhile, a scientist continues to work in isolation at the CDC lab…

The Walking Deadteleplay by Glen Mazzara
based on the graphic novel series by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore
and Charlie Adlard
directed by Ernest Dickerson
music by Bear McCreary

Cast: Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes), Jon Bernthal (Shane Walsh), Sarah Wayne Callies (Lori Grimes), Laurie Holden (Andrea), Steven Yeun (Glenn), Emma Bell (Amy), Chandler Riggs (Carl Grimes), Jeffrey DeMunn (Dale), Norman Reedus (Daryl), Andrew Rothenberg (Jim), Juan Pareja (Morales), Noah Emmerich (Dr. Edwin Jenner), Jeryl Prescott Sales (Jacqui), IronE Singleton (T-Dog), Melissa McBride (Carol)

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TS-19

The Walking DeadThe group is allowed into the security of the Centers of Disease Control by Dr. Edwin Jenner, who has been working alone for several weeks. He provides them with food, a place to rest, an opportunity to wash clothes, and also takes blood samples from each. Jenner displays an MRI of Test Subject 19 who was bitten, died, and reanimated without any brain function.

He also reveals that the facility is about to run out of power and automated systems will destroy the site with everyone locked inside.

The Walking Deadteleplay by Adam Fierro and Frank Darabont
based on the graphic novel series by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore
and Charlie Adlard
directed by Guy Ferland
music by Bear McCreary

Cast: Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes), Jon Bernthal (Shane Walsh), Sarah Wayne Callies (Lori Grimes), Laurie Holden (Andrea), Steven Yeun (Glenn), Emma Bell (Amy), Chandler Riggs (Carl Grimes), Jeffrey DeMunn (Dale), Norman Reedus (Daryl), Noah Emmerich (Dr. Edwin Jenner), Jeryl Prescott Sales (Jacqui), IronE Singleton (T-Dog), Melissa McBride (Carol), Madison Lintz (Sophia)

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What Lies Ahead

The Walking DeadFollowing the destruction of the lab at the Centers for Disease Control, Rick leads the group to Fort Benning. Stopped on the highway by a traffic jam of abandoned cars, they must hide from a large herd of walkers who seem to be migrating. A search is mounted when Sophia wanders off, but the search also reveals the group is becoming more fractured. As they continue to look for Sophia, tragedy strikes the other child.

Order this seasonDownload this episodewritten by Ardeth Bey and Robert Kirkman
based on the graphic novel series by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore
and Charlie Adlard
directed by Ernest Dickerson and Gwyneth Horder-Payton
music by Bear McCreary

The Walking DeadCast: Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes), Jon Bernthal (Shane Walsh), Sarah Wayne Callies (Lori Grimes), Laurie Holden (Andrea), Steven Yeun (Glenn), Chandler Riggs (Carl Grimes), Jeffrey DeMunn (Dale), Norman Reedus (Daryl Dixon), IronE Singleton (T-Dog), Melissa McBride (Carol Peletier), Madison Lintz (Sophia)

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Bloodletting

The Walking DeadAccidentally shot by a hunter, Carl is carried by Rick to a nearby farm where a family is surviving. The owner of the farm, Herschel, a veterinarian, operates on Carl but needs antibiotics, other meds, and equipment to continue. The hunter, Otis, and Shane head to a school used as an aid station to retrieve the medical supplies as the rest of Rick’s group is brought to the farm. When the two men arrive at the school they discover it is overrun by the dead.

Order this seasonDownload this episodewritten by Glen Mazzara
based on the graphic novel series by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore
and Charlie Adlard
directed by Ernest Dickerson
music by Bear McCreary

The Walking DeadCast: Cast: Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes), Jon Bernthal (Shane Walsh), Sarah Wayne Callies (Lori Grimes), Laurie Holden (Andrea), Steven Yeun (Glenn), Chandler Riggs (Carl Grimes), Jeffrey DeMunn (Dale), Norman Reedus (Daryl Dixon), IronE Singleton (T-Dog), Melissa McBride (Carol Peletier), Lauren Cohan (Maggie Greene), Pruitt Taylor Vince (Otis), Emily Kinney (Beth Greene), Scott Wilson (Hershel Greene)

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Save The Last One

The Walking DeadCarrying necessary medical supplies, Shane and Otis are trapped by walkers at the school. With Carl remaining in critical condition, Sophia still missing, and death claiming others of the group, Lori begins losing hope. Andrea begins finding glimmers of hope, although she is becoming hardened by the death of her sister and friends. Shane returns with the supplies, without Otis. As Carl recovers, Shane showers and is haunted and changed by the cold decision he made to bring the life-saving supplies.

Order this seasonDownload this episodewritten by Scott M. Gimple
based on the graphic novel series by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore
and Charlie Adlard
directed by Phil Abraham
music by Bear McCreary

The Walking DeadCast: Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes), Jon Bernthal (Shane Walsh), Sarah Wayne Callies (Lori Grimes), Laurie Holden (Andrea), Steven Yeun (Glenn), Chandler Riggs (Carl Grimes), Jeffrey DeMunn (Dale), Norman Reedus (Daryl Dixon), IronE Singleton (T-Dog), Melissa McBride (Carol Peletier), Lauren Cohan (Maggie Greene), Pruitt Taylor Vince (Otis), Emily Kinney (Beth Greene), Scott Wilson (Hershel Greene)

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Cherokee Rose

The Walking DeadHershel reluctantly agrees to allow Rick’s group to remain at the farm, but with restrictions, including disarming all but a lookout. Daryl searches for Sophia alone, while Maggie and Glenn retrieve supplies from a pharmacy in town, including a special request by Lori. A walker is discovered in a well, but efforts to remove it are unsuccessful, resulting in the well becoming contaminated. Carl’s recovery continues. Lori secrets herself away to use the test kit Glenn brought back.

Order this seasonDownload this episodewritten by Evan Reilly
based on the graphic novel series by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore
and Charlie Adlard
directed by Billy Gierhart
music by Bear McCreary

The Walking DeadCast: Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes), Jon Bernthal (Shane Walsh), Sarah Wayne Callies (Lori Grimes), Laurie Holden (Andrea), Steven Yeun (Glenn), Chandler Riggs (Carl Grimes), Jeffrey DeMunn (Dale), Norman Reedus (Daryl Dixon), IronE Singleton (T-Dog), Melissa McBride (Carol Peletier), Lauren Cohan (Maggie Greene), Emily Kinney (Beth Greene), Scott Wilson (Hershel Greene)

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Chupacabra

The Walking DeadShane angrily argues with Rick that the search for Sophia is futile. Daryl is injured and dreams of his brother berating him. Hershel confronts Rick about establishing boundaries between the two groups. Andrea shoots a walker, only to find she has wounded Daryl stumbling back into camp. Glenn discovers the deadly secret Hershel has been keeping in the barn.

written by David Leslie Johnson
based on the graphic novel series by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore
Order this seasonDownload this episodeand Charlie Adlard
directed by Guy Ferland
music by Bear McCreary

The Walking DeadCast: Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes), Jon Bernthal (Shane Walsh), Sarah Wayne Callies (Lori Grimes), Laurie Holden (Andrea), Steven Yeun (Glenn), Chandler Riggs (Carl Grimes), Jeffrey DeMunn (Dale), Norman Reedus (Daryl Dixon), IronE Singleton (T-Dog), Melissa McBride (Carol Peletier), Lauren Cohan (Maggie Greene), Emily Kinney (Beth Greene), Scott Wilson (Hershel Greene), Madison Lintz (Sophia), James Allen McCune (Jimmy), Michael Rooker (Merle Dixon)

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