The Walking Dead: Ranking the Best to Worst Episodes

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1. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: Too Far Gone (2013)

TV-MA | 43 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

Rick and the group face imminent danger as The Governor tries to take the prison.

Director: Ernest R. Dickerson | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan

Votes: 20,035

Season 4, Episode 8

2. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: After (2014)

TV-MA | 42 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

With the prison overrun, Rick and Carl find themselves on the road looking for shelter. Meanwhile, Michonne is haunted by memories of the past.

Director: Greg Nicotero | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan

Votes: 8,591

Season 4, Episode 9

3. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: Internment (2013)

TV-MA | 42 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

Hershel struggles to care for the sick as the situation in the cell block escalates. Meanwhile, Rick and Carl defend the prison as the fences give way.

Director: David Boyd | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan

Votes: 9,324

Season 4, Episode 5

4. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: Clear (2013)

TV-MA | 43 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

Rick runs into a familiar face when he, Carl and Michonne head back to Rick's hometown for more guns to fortify themselves against The Governor.

Director: Tricia Brock | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden, Norman Reedus

Votes: 8,970

Season 3, Episode 12

5. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: This Sorrowful Life (2013)

TV-MA | 43 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

While Rick decides the fate of Michonne, Merle takes matters into his own hand.

Director: Greg Nicotero | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden, Norman Reedus

Votes: 8,763

Season 3, Episode 15

6. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: Beside the Dying Fire (2012)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

As the farm is overrun by walkers, the group fights to escape.

Director: Ernest R. Dickerson | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden

Votes: 11,437

Season 2, Episode 13

7. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: Claimed (2014)

TV-MA | 42 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

While Carl and Michonne look for supplies, Rick is faced against a gang of marauders. Meanwhile, Glenn and Tara are brought together with three strangers on an important mission.

Director: Seith Mann | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan

Votes: 7,512

Season 4, Episode 11

8. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: Better Angels (2012)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

Shane's antagonistic behaviour reaches new heights, while Carl suffers the consequences of his actions.

Director: Guy Ferland | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden

Votes: 9,959

Season 2, Episode 12

9. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: Killer Within (2012)

TV-MA | 43 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

Lori goes into labour when the prison comes under attack. Michonne tries to convince Andrea to leave Woodbury.

Director: Guy Ferland | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden, Norman Reedus

Votes: 11,364

Season 3, Episode 4

10. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: Made to Suffer (2012)

TV-MA | 43 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

Rick, Daryl, Michonne and Oscar enter Woodbury in search of Glenn and Maggie. Meanwhile, a new group of survivors encounter the prison.

Director: Billy Gierhart | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden, Norman Reedus

Votes: 8,511

Season 3, Episode 8

11. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: Home (2013)

TV-MA | 43 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

Rick continues to see visions of Lori. The Governor plans an assault on the prison. Daryl and Merle fend for themselves out in the forest.

Director: Seith Mann | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden, Norman Reedus

Votes: 8,238

Season 3, Episode 10

12. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: The Suicide King (2013)

TV-MA | 43 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

Woodbury is left in disarray following the attack by Rick's group. Merle's presence in the group causes conflict.

Director: Lesli Linka Glatter | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden, Norman Reedus

Votes: 7,615

Season 3, Episode 9

13. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: Pretty Much Dead Already (2011)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

Glenn tells the rest of the group about the walkers in the barn, dividing them on what to do. Meanwhile, Hershel sets a deadline for the group to leave, unless Rick does a difficult task.

Director: Michelle MacLaren | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden

Votes: 12,100

Season 2, Episode 7

14. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: Arrow on the Doorpost (2013)

TV-MA | 43 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

Rick and The Governor meet face-to-face, ostensibly to make a peaceful resolution to prevent further bloodshed. Back at the prison, tensions arise between Merle and the rest of the group.

Director: David Boyd | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden, Norman Reedus

Votes: 7,635

Season 3, Episode 13

15. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: Infected (2013)

TV-MA | 43 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

Rick is forced to abandon his quiet lifestyle when a mysterious virus puts the lives of everyone at the prison at risk.

Director: Guy Ferland | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan

Votes: 8,107

Season 4, Episode 2

16. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: Inmates (2014)

TV-MA | 42 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

Beth tries to remain hopeful. Tyreese, Lizzie and Mika run into a familiar face. Glenn and Maggie struggle to cope without each other.

Director: Tricia Brock | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan

Votes: 7,764

Season 4, Episode 10

17. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: Secrets (2011)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

Dale confronts Hershel after Glenn tells him about the walkers in the barn. Meanwhile, Lori struggles to come to terms with her pregnancy, and Shane tries to teach Andrea how to use weapons.

Director: David Boyd | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden

Votes: 8,058

Season 2, Episode 6

18. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: When the Dead Come Knocking (2012)

TV-MA | 43 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

Michonne leads Rick, Daryl and Oscar to Woodbury to rescue Glenn and Maggie. Merle tries to force information out of Glenn.

Director: Daniel Sackheim | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden, Norman Reedus

Votes: 7,522

Season 3, Episode 7

19. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: Seed (2012)

TV-MA | 43 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

After months on the run, the group take refuge in a federal prison, while elsewhere, Andrea's health starts to deteriorate.

Director: Ernest R. Dickerson | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden, Norman Reedus

Votes: 10,399

Season 3, Episode 1

20. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: Prey (2013)

TV-MA | 43 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

The Governor hunts down Andrea when she flees Woodbury. Meanwhile, tensions arise within Tyreese's group, and The Governor's plan for Rick's group is sabotaged.

Director: Stefan Schwartz | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden, Norman Reedus

Votes: 7,624

Season 3, Episode 14

21. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: TS-19 (2010)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

The survivors gain access to the C.D.C. in the hope of a safe haven.

Director: Guy Ferland | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden

Votes: 10,370

Season 1, Episode 6

22. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: 18 Miles Out (2012)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

Rick and Shane argue over what to do with Randall. Back at the farm, Lori, Andrea and Maggie deal with a suicidal Beth.

Director: Ernest R. Dickerson | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden

Votes: 8,175

Season 2, Episode 10

23. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: Indifference (2013)

TV-MA | 42 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

Daryl, Tyreese, Michonne and Bob continue to the veterinary college on foot in search of medicine. Rick and Carol go on a run to a nearby town where they find two uninfected stragglers.

Director: Tricia Brock | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan

Votes: 7,550

Season 4, Episode 4

24. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: I Ain't a Judas (2013)

TV-MA | 42 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

As Rick and the group debate their next course of action, Andrea tries to negotiate with them. Meanwhile, The Governor prepares Woodbury for battle.

Director: Greg Nicotero | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden, Norman Reedus

Votes: 7,392

Season 3, Episode 11

25. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: Days Gone Bye (2010)

TV-14 | 67 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

Deputy Sheriff Rick Grimes awakens from a coma, and searches for his family in a world ravaged by the undead.

Director: Frank Darabont | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden

Votes: 17,803

Season 1, Episode 1

26. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: Triggerfinger (2012)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

Rick, Glenn and Hershel come under enemy fire after their encounter with Dave and Tony. Meanwhile, Shane goes after Lori when everyone realizes she is missing.

Director: Billy Gierhart | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden

Votes: 7,888

Season 2, Episode 9

27. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: Live Bait (2013)

TV-MA | 42 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

The Governor bonds with a small family following the downfall of Woodbury.

Director: Michael Uppendahl | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan

Votes: 7,954

Season 4, Episode 6

28. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: Judge, Jury, Executioner (2012)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

Dale fears the group is losing its humanity as Rick and the others vote to execute Randall.

Director: Greg Nicotero | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden

Votes: 8,298

Season 2, Episode 11

29. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: Walk with Me (2012)

TV-MA | 43 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

Andrea and Michonne are brought to a walled community run by a man called The Governor.

Director: Guy Ferland | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden, Norman Reedus

Votes: 8,036

Season 3, Episode 3

30. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: Isolation (2013)

TV-MA | 42 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

As the sick are quarantined, Daryl, Tyreese, Michonne and Bob leave the prison in search of medical supplies. Rick makes a shocking discovery.

Director: Daniel Sackheim | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan

Votes: 7,520

Season 4, Episode 3

31. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: Sick (2012)

TV-MA | 43 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

As Hershel's condition worsens, Rick, Daryl and T-Dog deal with a group of prisoners.

Director: Billy Gierhart | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden, Norman Reedus

Votes: 8,357

Season 3, Episode 2

32. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: Save the Last One (2011)

TV-MA | 42 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

As Carl's condition continues to deteriorate, Shane and Otis try to dodge the walkers as they head back to the farm.

Director: Phil Abraham | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden

Votes: 8,514

Season 2, Episode 3

33. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: Nebraska (2012)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

In the aftermath of the barn incident; the group bury loved ones, Beth falls into shock, and Rick and Glenn head out to find Hershel when he disappears.

Director: Clark Johnson | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden

Votes: 8,130

Season 2, Episode 8

34. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: Tell It to the Frogs (2010)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

Rick is reunited with Lori and Carl but soon decides - along with some of the other survivors - to return to the rooftop and rescue Merle. Meanwhile, tensions run high between the other survivors at the camp.

Director: Gwyneth Horder-Payton | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden

Votes: 10,073

Season 1, Episode 3

35. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: Hounded (2012)

TV-MA | 43 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

Rick receives a mysterious phone call. Andrea grows closer to The Governor. Merle tries to hunt down Michonne.

Director: Daniel Attias | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden, Norman Reedus

Votes: 7,307

Season 3, Episode 6

36. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: Guts (2010)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

In Atlanta, Rick is rescued by a group of survivors, but they soon find themselves trapped inside a department store surrounded by walkers.

Director: Michelle MacLaren | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden

Votes: 11,067

Season 1, Episode 2

37. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: Cherokee Rose (2011)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

With Carl recovering, the group puts their focus on finding Sophia. Glenn and Maggie go for a trip to find supplies.

Director: Billy Gierhart | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden

Votes: 8,260

Season 2, Episode 4

38. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: Welcome to the Tombs (2013)

TV-MA | 43 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

As Rick and the group prepare for the Governor's impending attack, Andrea fights to escape captivity.

Director: Ernest R. Dickerson | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden, Norman Reedus

Votes: 9,109

Season 3, Episode 16

39. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: 30 Days Without an Accident (2013)

TV-MA | 43 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

Several months have passed and Rick and the expanded group are living a more peaceful life at the prison. Problems surface when Rick encounters a new survivor, and a supply run ends in disaster.

Director: Greg Nicotero | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan

Votes: 9,662

Season 3, Episode 1

40. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: What Lies Ahead (2011)

TV-MA | 68 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

The group's plan to head for Fort Benning is put on hold when Sophia goes missing.

Directors: Ernest R. Dickerson, Gwyneth Horder-Payton | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden

Votes: 9,497

Season 2, Episode 1

41. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: Say the Word (2012)

TV-MA | 43 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

Rick struggles to cope. Andrea and Michonne part ways. Daryl and Maggie head out to find food and clothes for the baby.

Director: Greg Nicotero | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden, Norman Reedus

Votes: 7,429

Season 3, Episode 5

42. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: Chupacabra (2011)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

In the woods alone, Daryl finds a clue but is injured and attacked by walkers. Rick questions his choices. Glenn gets mixed signals from Maggie.

Director: Guy Ferland | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden

Votes: 8,338

Season 2, Episode 5

43. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: Bloodletting (2011)

TV-14 | 41 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

After Carl is accidentally shot, the group are brought to a family living on a nearby farm. Shane makes a dangerous trip in search of medical supplies.

Director: Ernest R. Dickerson | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden

Votes: 8,508

Season 2, Episode 2

44. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: Still (2014)

TV-MA | 42 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

Daryl and Beth seek refuge in the woods, where conflict emerges between the pair.

Director: Julius Ramsay | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan

Votes: 10,522

Season 4, Episode 12

45. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: Vatos (2010)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

Rick, Glenn, Daryl and T-Dog come across a group of seemingly hostile survivors whilst searching for Merle. Back at camp, Jim begins behaving erratically.

Director: Johan Renck | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden

Votes: 9,875

Season 1, Episode 4

46. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: Wildfire (2010)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

After the attack on the camp, Rick leads the survivors to the C.D.C., in the hope that they can cure an infected Jim.

Director: Ernest R. Dickerson | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden

Votes: 9,430

Season 1, Episode 5

47. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: Dead Weight (2013)

TV-MA | 42 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

The Governor plans his next move as he, Lilly, Tara and Meghan adjust to new surroundings.

Director: Jeremy Podeswa | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan

Votes: 7,713

Season 4, Episode 7



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