"30 Days Without an Accident" is the title to the first episode of season four of the survival horror series The Walking Dead and the thirty-sixth episode of the series overall. It was directed by Greg Nicotero with a script written by Scott M. Gimple based upon the Image Comics comic book series The Walking Dead by author Robert Kirkman. The episode aired on Sunday, October 13th, 2013 on AMC at 9:00 pm.

Synopsis Edit

Cast Edit

Principal Cast Edit

Guest Stars Edit

Co-Stars Edit

Notes Edit

  • This episode is rated TV-14.
  • This episode had a viewership of 16.1 million people.
  • With this episode Caleb Womble goes from being a production supervisor on the series to a co-producer.
  • This is the first chapter in the "Quarantine" storyline, which runs through the first several episodes of the season.
  • Lizzie Samuels' inability to see the walkers as dead people becomes a major plot point later in the season.

Trivia Edit

  • This is the episode that introduces Rick Grimes' infamous 3 questions. These questions become a go-to stand-by for Rick every time he encounters someone new. In this episode, the questions were going to be directed at Clara's husband, who turns out to be dead already.
  • "How many walkers have you killed?"
  • "How many people have you killed?"
  • "Why"
  • Six weeks before filming this episode plants, fruits and vegetables were planted to turn the prison into a farmyard.
  • The pigs escaped during shooting, and Andrew Lincoln immediately ran after them to round them up.

Appearances Edit

  • This is the first appearance of Clara, who is the emaciated woman that Rick Grimes encounters in the woods. This is her only appearance as a living human. She appears next as a walker in "Too Far Gone".

Allusions Edit

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Quotes Edit

  • Carl Grimes: You're naming them?
  • Mika Samuels: Well, one of them has a name tag, so we thought all of them should.
  • Carl Grimes: They had names when they were alive. They're dead now.
  • Lizzie Samuels: No, they're not. They're just different.
  • Carl Grimes: What the hell are you talking about? They don't talk. They don't think. They eat people. They kill people.
  • Lizzie Samuels: People kill people. They still have names.
  • Carl Grimes: Have you seen what happens? Have you seen someone die like that?
  • Lizzie Samuels: Yeah, I have.
  • Carl Grimes: They're not people and they're not pets. Don't name them.


  • Clara: What were the questions? The three questions?
  • Rick Grimes: How many walkers have you killed?
  • Clara: Eddie killed them all, until...
  • Rick Grimes: How many people have you killed?
  • Clara: Just me.
  • Rick Grimes: Why?
  • Clara: You don't get to come back from the things you've done.



  • Carl Grimes: You didn't wake me up.
  • Rick Grimes: I knew you were up all night reading comics with a flashlight.
  • Carl Grimes: What' up with Voilet?
  • Rick Grimes: Carl, I told you not to name them. They're not piglets any more, they're food.
  • Carl Grimes: I just thought, you know, until...okay.
  • Rick Grimes: I don't know what's going on with her. Could be sick, could be nothing. Feel better, Violet.

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