Best The Walking Dead Episodes


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1Too Far Gone

Wow! Is how I put it! Emotional, shocking, action-packed and very well acted. I admired the scene when the kids (Lizzie and Mika) take out Alisha with a single shot to the head; something I don't recall ever seeing before!

The best episode yet.

Best episode in the whole series. Most intense, most devastating, and most badass episode in The Walking Dead history!

Liar. - The Governor

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2Beside the Dying Fire

The one where the Hershel's farm is attacked by walkers and when we find out what what Edwin whispered to Rick in TS-19. - DrRyAn

It is simply amazing. This is my farm I'll die here!

Best episode ever and in probably the worst season so extra points in awesomeness

Most scariest gruesome and badass episode

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3Killer Within

The one where walkers invade the prison and kill T-Dog and Lori dies giving birth to her baby. - DrRyAn

The one where walkers attack and kill T-Dog and Lori dies giving birth. - DrRyAn

I bet it's here just because Lori died in it. 😏

Only good because Lori died. I kinda liked t dog

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4This Sorrowful Life

I ain't gonna beg... I ain't begging you! Haha! That reminds me if what he said when trying to escape the cuffs in season 1!

Most emotional episode of The Walking Dead! Pretty sad at the end!

Definitely the most emotional and poignant episode in the series. Redemption...

Definitely the best, and saddest.

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5Days Gone Bye

The first episode when the madness begins. - DrRyAn

Perfect setup to a perfect show.

Morgan has appeared again in season 5 and season 3 but why did Rick have to meet Morgan and leave him in the same episode?

The episode that got me hooked

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6The Grove

I feel like this episodes showed the absolute limit Carol would have to go to to keep Tyreese, Judith, and herself alive. She still does have her humanity in tact, as shown once she lifted that gun and knew there was no going back, tears running down her cheeks. I don't understand how Rick would find her a danger, since all she ever does is do what Rick can not, which is killing imams in order to save other humans. A gripping episode that kept you interested, with a devastating end to the characters of Lizzie And Mika. Easily one of my top episodes!

What started as another ordinary episode, turned completely into a shocking and emotional master piece! Couldn't stop crying for the last 10 minutes of the show, while I didn't drop a tear before this. Very we'll written, acted, and mostly planned. Hints were dropped in the early season three. Wow!

Easily the most emotionally intense, completely on the edge episode ever! Seeing the gun moving in Carol's hand before she pulls the trigger...

This one changes you.

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7Pretty Much Dead Already

This was so heart wrenching to find Sophia, and it is so weird because how was she bitten, and when. It seems to me she was bitten and then ran off and hid somewhere and died. Otis then somehow found her and put her in the barn. I also wonder and this would be horrible, if Otis placed her in the barn alive since she was wondering alone. That would be horrible.

The one where Shane opens the barn and kills the walkers and we find out that Sophia was in the barn. - DrRyAn

After this episode how could anyone deny how great a character shane was, "enough, risking our lives for a little girl whos gone! Enough, living next to a barn full of things that are trying to kill us, enough. Rick it ain't like it was before. now if y'all wanna live, y'all wanna survive you gotta fight for it, I'm talking bout fightin, right here, right now" maybe the best speech ever on the walking dead. Only episode that competes with "Too Far Gone"

Shane is cold-hearted bad ass!

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8Better Angels

No I disagree, Shane was out of control. He wanted Rick's wife. Just like Risk said, Shane acted as if Rick was in the way. I get they were best friends which was so obvious and funny when Shane tried to carry Rick from the hospital bed but Shane was very insensitive from the start, wanting to kill Randall, wanting to leave the crew in Atlanta, wanting to forgoe the search for Sophia, heartless.

The one where Rick shoots Shane. - DrRyAn

The drama reaches it's max, I love watching Randall listen to Shane snap and not know what's going on

Shane's death was well done. Most built up moment in the entire show.

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Morgan's return was scripted perfectly. He said some very sad stuff and his story is heart-breaking. He gave us some memories of the first episode. It was nice to finally see Morgan, and Rick's reaction to finding him. I was hoping he would join Rick's group. This is also the episode where we see just how much Carl has changed. He is becoming more independent, and dark. He wanted to go in the cafe by himself and shot Morgan when he was attacking Rick. This episode deserves to be number one!

The most touching episode. It makes you realize everything is not all walkers.

Rick, Carl, and Microbe on a run and I love that part when she goes back in for the picture how she grabbed the cat statue cause it was too damn gorgeous

What? The best episode of the series right here. - Shaday7x

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10No Sanctuary

This is an awesome, action-packed premiere! Really takes you back into the action, as well as giving more depth into Terminus and the character Gareth. - higgsboson2142

The goriest episode and badass thanks to carol I like it better than too far gone this had cannibals

The only reason this isn't in the top 10 is because it's new and not everyone ha seen it

This should be #1, hands down! - Roy_Aspiros

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That Nine Inch Nails song was awesome.

?Here's Not Here

Best episode so far... Moving, deep... Simply perfect

Superb episode
Stopping Morgan on his road to perdition

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This was the most intense episode for me.

The one where they get inside the CDC. - DrRyAn

This is our extinction event!

12What Lies Ahead

The one where Sophia goes missing and Carl gets shot. - DrRyAn


This episode was just filled with constant action and badass moments

To me this is in the top three along with when lori dies when giving birth, and when shane got killed by rick and carl, not only did this episode show huge charachter development, with hershal killing the walkers and then giving up his hope with god closer to the end, it also brought back one of the biggest T.V. villians (the governer), it most importantly reincarnated the fear of walkers, before they were just a distraction to the people


I think this, Clear, and Days Gone Bye are three of my favorite television episodes of all time. But "A" is the Walking Dead at it's best. Better than all of season 2 combined.

I love the part where rick Carl and much one get held at gunpoint by the group of bandits Daryl was in it's the first time we see rick enjoy killing someone

"They're screwing with the wrong people."

Definitely the best season finale. So many intense moments. I know it just came oit yesyerday bit vote for it

15Welcome to the Tombs

The humanity in all of it's sadness made this an episode to remember.


The one where we first see Glenn and they handcuff Merle to the roof of the building. - DrRyAn


The one where The Governor attacks the prison. - DrRyAn

19Judge, Jury, Executioner

Dale's character portrayal is beyond outstanding. Made me cry by the filming of this episode, very evoking.

The one where Dale gets killed by the walker that Carl didn't kill. - DrRyAn

2030 Days Without An Accident
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1. Too Far Gone
2. Killer Within
3. Pretty Much Dead Already
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2. This Sorrowful Life
3. Days Gone Bye
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