"When the Dead Come Knocking" is the seventh episode of season three of the survival horror series The Walking Dead and the twenty-sixth episode of the series overall. It was directed by Dan Sackheim and written by Frank Renzulli. It first aired on the AMC network on Sunday, November 25th, 2012.

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Notes & Trivia Edit

  • This episode is rated TV-MA. It contains strong language and acts of extreme violence.
  • This episode had a viewership of 10.43 million people on it's initial broadcast, which is up by 1.22 from the previous episode, "Hounded", which had a viewership of 9.21 million. It scored 10.43 in the 18-49 demographic.

Quotes Edit

  • Merle Dixon: So tell me, where y'all been at?
  • Glenn Rhee: It's just a matter of time before they come looking.
  • Merle Dixon: I'll bake a cake with pink frosting. Would they like that? Ain't nobody coming.
  • Glenn Rhee: Rick is. And when he gets here--
  • Merle Dixon: He's gonna do nothing, not if he wants you and Bo Peep back. Think I'm in this by my self?
  • Glenn Rhee: You can't take us all. There's too many of us.
  • Merle Dixon: There ain't a pair of nuts between the whole pussy lot of you.
  • Glenn Rhee: We've been on the road, not hiding in some dungeon. Rick, Shane, Daryl, Jim, Andrea.
  • Merle Dixon: Really? Is that right?


  • Rick Grimes: We're not going to hurt you unless you try something stupid first.


  • Maggie Greene: Do whatever you're going to do, then go to hell.


  • Milton Mamet: I've been trying to determine whether trace memory and human consciousness exist after the subject has transformed.


  • Philip Blake: We're through with games. One of you is gonna give up your camp.


  • Michonne: It's run by this guy, calls himself The Governor. Pretty boy, charming, Jim Jones type.

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References Edit

  1. Credited, but does not appear in this episode.

Keywords Edit

Colt Python | Crossbow | Decapitation | Georgia | Gunshot victims | Head injury | Hermit | Katana | Prison | Scientific experimentation | Stabbings | Torture | West Georgia Correctional Facility | Woodbury | Zombies

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