A Midwest Sheriff in uniform and hat talks straight to camera. His face looks tired and drawn.
Sheriff: We finally got him cornered in a gas station outside Lincoln. Called in every available officer, state and local – National Guard too. They all wanted a piece of him…
Sheriff: ...for every god-awful thing he did while wearing that badge.
The state coroner stands in a morgue, talking to camera. He’s a man in his 50s who’s seen a lot of terrible things in his time… but this might just be the one that breaks him. His eyes are tearing up.
Coroner: My granddaddy worked this office when Charles Starkweather hisself blew through town. Eleven dead, an' that was a nationwide scandal. Sickened him to his core.
Coroner: I’m just glad he ain’t around to see this bullpucky…
A hard-faced defence attorney stands on the courtroom steps and addresses a crowd of reporters. She is indignant in the face of an unwinnable case.
Attorney: …a grave miscarriage of justice. After what happened to his wife and son, my client was clearly unfit to stand trial. In disallowing the insanity plea, the judge buckled under public pressure…
Rick Grimes sits on his bunk in a prison cell, head down, the bars casting shadows over his face.
CAP (Rick): They tell me I did terrible things.
CAP (Rick): They tell me there were no zombies.
CAP (Rick): They tell me it was all in my mind.
Rick is led out of his cell by a warden, guards and the prison chaplain. They’re taking him to his execution.
CAP (Rick): I can only prey they’re telling the truth.
CAP (Rick): Because if this is all just a nightmare, I don’t wanna wake up…
Guard (Shouting The Title): “Dead Man Walking!”