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Every Episode of The Walking Dead Ranked by Tomatometer

Updated 02/10/19 to include the season 9 episodes 1-8.

The Walking Dead fans have hung with AMC’s zombie series for going into nine seasons now — 123 episodes — and secured its place as 2017’s highest rated primetime series.

Apparently, the saga of Rick (Andrew Lincoln), Carl (Chandler Riggs), Michonne (Danai Gurira), Daryl (Norman Reedus), Carol (Melissa McBride), Maggie (Lauren Cohan), Glenn (Steven Yeun), Morgan (Lennie James), and the rest of the gang has legs — and feet and arms and decapitated heads — to spare.

We decided to look at how each of its episodes so far have fared on the Tomatometer and found the most Rotten episodes occurred in season 6, with four of the 12 episodes in that season being deemed Rotten by a consensus of critics. The current season, however, has fared much better so far — so much better in fact, as to be Certified Fresh.

In fact, Season 9 has two episodes in top 10 spots: “The Bridge” at No. 3 and “Warning Signs” at No. 6. Both are at 100% on the Tomatometer. The remaining six episodes scored between 76% and 96% on the Tomatometer.

Meanwhile season 6’s overall score — it is Certified Fresh at 78% — was lifted by standout episodes like episode 13, “The Same Boat,” which topped the list. The episode, in which McBride particularly impressed critics, had the highest score at 100% with the most reviews (28). It’s worth noting, however, that the second episode of season 7, “The Well,” scored a 97% on the Tomatometer with a substantial 37 reviews.

Season 5 scored the most episodes in the top 10, once claiming half of those slots, each at 100%. Season 7’s premiere, “The Day Will Come When You Won’t Be,” had the most reviews of any individual episode with 50 — unsurprising, perhaps, given that it was the episode in which viewers found out which characters Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) had brained.

What was your favorite episode of The Walking Dead? Tell us in the comments.

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TWD EPISODES WORST TO BEST

SEASON 8, EPISODE 6: "THE KING, THE WIDOW, AND RICK" 35%


#124With things looking up for Rick’s group, an argument breaks out at the Hilltop. The consequences of the decision are life versus death.

SEASON 6, EPISODE 8: "START TO FINISH" 36%


#123After having a few moments of peace, trouble finds its way to Alexandria yet again. Only this time, the threat might be too big to defeat.

SEASON 6, EPISODE 16: "LAST DAY ON EARTH" 44%


#122After having a few moments of peace, trouble finds its way to Alexandria yet again. Only this time, the threat might be too big to defeat.

SEASON 3, EPISODE 16: "WELCOME TO THE TOMBS" 45%


#121With the Governor’s attack looming, Rick and his people need to determine if the prison is worth defending.

SEASON 6, EPISODE 7: "HEADS UP" 48%


#120Alexandria is finally able to start pulling itself back together, and there’s peace between the group and the Alexandrians, but no one knows how long it will last.

SEASON 6, EPISODE 5: "NOW" 48%


#119The mood in Alexandria is quite grim after a number of setbacks, which might prove too much for the sheltered citizens inside the gates.

SEASON 8, EPISODE 2: "THE DAMNED" 50%


#118The plan involving Alexandrians, Kingdommers and Hilltoppers unfolds. As Rick continues to fight, he encounters a familiar face.

SEASON 5, EPISODE 10: "THEM" 52%


#117Life on the road has the group beaten and beleaguered.

SEASON 4, EPISODE 7: "DEAD WEIGHT" 53%


#116A new and scary chapter begins to form at a camp outside the prison.

SEASON 2, EPISODE 4: "CHEROKEE ROSE" 54%


#115Shane’s deadly sacrifice leads to strange behavior, while the rest of the group contemplate the fine line between living and dying.

SEASON 8, EPISODE 3: "MONSTERS" 56%


#114Conflict with the Saviors leads to unintended consequences for the Hilltop, the Kingdom and Alexandria. Morality proves tricky in wartime.

SEASON 6, EPISODE 14: "TWICE AS FAR" 59%


#113Two different groups leave Alexandria on supply runs. While both are concerned with the future of the community, immediate danger will derail them.

SEASON 7, EPISODE 4: "SERVICE" 62%


#112The remaining members of the core group hold together in Alexandria. Then, they receive a sobering visit.

SEASON 2, EPISODE 11: "JUDGE, JURY, EXECUTIONER" 62%


#111When Rick and Shane agree on a pivotal decision, Dale begins to suspect a lack of humanity fostering among the group; meanwhile, Carl’s actions have an unexpected impact.

SEASON 3, EPISODE 14: "PREY" 63%


#110With the Governor busy pursuing a runaway dissenter, a traitor looks to sabotage his impending plans.

SEASON 5, EPISODE 4: "SLABTOWN" 63%


#109A group of other survivors are encountered.

SEASON 8, EPISODE 8: "HOW IT'S GOTTA BE" 63%


#108Every story and battle comes crashing together.

SEASON 7, EPISODE 6: "SWEAR" 63%


#107In this episode, a familiar face stumbles upon a brand new society. Their rules, location, and setup are unlike anything we’ve seen before.

SEASON 2, EPISODE 2: "BLOODLETTING" 64%


#106Rick possibly stumbles upon another safe spot while attempting to come to the aid of someone in danger. Meanwhile, Shane heads off on a mission for much-needed medical supplies.

SEASON 3, EPISODE 13: "ARROW ON THE DOORPOST" 65%


#105Rick and the Governor contemplate a peace treaty.

SEASON 4, EPISODE 6: "LIVE BAIT" 65%


#104A familiar face returns as the group members struggle to find humanity in a world of constant threats.

SEASON 5, EPISODE 8: "CODA" 65%


#103Rick seeks a peaceful agreement when rules and morals are tossed aside by new enemies.

SEASON 8, EPISODE 11: "DEAD OR ALIVE OR" 65%


#102Daryl finds himself in bad company as his group heads to the Hilltop, and Gabriel’s faith gets tested.

SEASON 6, EPISODE 15: "EAST" 65%


#101Alexandria is alerted after realizing someone is missing. Several search parties will venture out, but what they find isn’t what they’re hoping for.

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