Best The Walking Dead Episodes


The Top Ten

1 Too Far Gone

Best episode of the series yet. This episode was the most action packed episode I have seen with perfect mixed story elements and the most surprising death I have seen in the whole series so far. This episode is simply a perfect masterpiece 10/10. This episode would arguably would be hard to top and theonly eepisode that I think possibly could do that is the Season 7 Premiere so far depends if its good. The interesting thing I saw was that episode actually did not show the governor die but showed Lilly shake a bit when she fired her bullets which could indicate the Governor somehow gets out and survives although that would be very unlikely. A cool thing that I would do is mak him survive the attack and have him return in the season 6 Finale back in a new way.

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!

This episode is simply a perfect masterpiece all through out. With the governor killing Hershel and creating a war with the prison and the battle. One thing I think the show should have done for this episode was happily die by her daughter eating her and have the governor somehow escape again and confront Rick and the gang later on say the season 4 finale and make him part of joe's gang and or a leader of it and make the governor and rick fight an ultimate showdown where rick bites his neck off. An alternate better pitch would be tomake him comeback all the way later down the road, say in the season 6 finale and make him be negan's top man and have a flashback showing after he escapes the prison and moves on, he meets the saviors and he offers to join them and then in the season 6000 finale, all the events that happen stay the same except for the ending executions which shows both the governor and Megan executing 2 people in the Season finale with the cliffhangers staying in play. ...more

Best episode of Season 4 and of the entire series so far. This episode alone made Season 4 worth it and a must see despite the first five episodes being a little too slow. The Governor Arch honestly should have lasted longer. He is my favourite Villian so far, even better than Negan to me. Negan is a very reasonable person. To save Glenn, Daryl should have not punched Negan. To Save Abraham, either Rick should have not attacks the outpost or Rick should have handed Negan a rocket launcher to negotiated. For characters though, I love Negan better though. Ever since this episode quality on thw Walking dead has been on a decline of excellent episodes except S5 ep 1, S6 Ep 9, S7 ep 7 and S7 Ep 8. Despite how Season 4 is so unbalanced, it is still my favourite given the development and the Governor.

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2 Beside the Dying Fire

To me, 9TH best episode. The farm incident was cool and it really had the quality of a season finale in many ways. As a general statement for season 2, I think they killed off a little too much characters. For me, I think that the Walking dead felt basically like we should have a good amount of main characters die a season. For me, I don't necessarily think that always killing main characters makes the season always better, especially this early in the series. Two characters I would have kept alive this season would be Shane and Jimmy, Bethe's lover. I would leave these two characters alive because I do not think that they deserved death this early. Sophia was a great death scene, teaches you the lesson that you don't leave people like that behind, Dayle's death was powerful teaching Carl a lesson about being smarter and the group a lesson about their humanity. Patricia was alright because I saw absolutely no use in her. Those are enough fatalities in Ricks group and for the ...more

Best episode in my opinion. This episode is set up so well in the previous episode and it actually deals with a zombie horde which should happen more often in my opinion.

The farm was so intense, and easily one of my favorites. On the other hand, HOW THE HELL IS THIS BETTER THAN NO WAY OUT? - errrr

Was really the first great season finale.

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3 Killer 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

Only good because Lori died. I kinda liked t dog

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4 Days Gone Bye

Days Gone Bye is still the best episode of the entire series. The way it was filmed and directed, the pacing and the scale makes me feel like I'm watching a movie instead of a T.V. drama. I guess it has to do with Frank Darabont directing it. Other episodes that I like are those with scenes of Rick going crazy like biting the man's throat, hacking Gareth in a church with a machete, hacking the inmate in the prison, breaking down after learning Lori's death and hacking walkers in a rage, talking to dead Lori over phone, hitting the cop with a car after he refused to stop running and scenes where Rick got to say the most epic lines of the series like "We are the walking dead", "They are screwing with the wrong people" and his promise made to Gareth to kill him with the machete even when his team was captured.

The first episode when the madness begins. - DrRyAn

Perfect setup to a perfect show.

The start of it all

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5 This Sorrowful Life

To me, the 7th best episode. Love the suicidal reckless Merle in this episode. So sad he died, killed off way too early in my opinion and think that he deserves to live for a very long time hell if that zombie did not get in his way and reveal his position he could have escaped after he killed the rest of the governors men and in fact, I would believe that he would be alive all the way up to the present, Season 7 or beyond. He would have probably be a huge fan favourite right now as he is so bad ass and would actually be a very valuable soldier in the all out war story line. I wonder if Kirkland looked back at the show and thought one of his greatest regrets was killing Merle of that soon and lets say the show was out before the comic and he thought writing it that killing Merle was a mistake. Still a very excellent episode.

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!

By far the best episode. We saw another side of a very complicated character, Merle. Best episode yet.

Heartbreaking. Masterful acting by Reedus and a sad end to the lovable, badass Merle. It really shows Rooker's dynamic acting range to rally behind an otherwise despicable character you come to admire when you absolutely wanted to hate him.

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6 No Way Out

It was amazing seeing them all work together,". Primary, secondary, even the characters that we barely ever see were fighting together. It made it so awesome and intense and shows what they can accomplish when working together.

This episode is one that is pretty much perfectly done with a perfect beginning, Daryl and his rocket launcher and a very gruesome and solid middle, the deaths and Carl's eye and an insightful ending. This episode to me would be the second best episode yet with all the actions. One thing I would have changed was Jesse's demise. She died far too early and I feel that I would have liked this love better than the richonne. Hell I would not have minded if she staayed up to get a much powerful death like from Negan's Lucille, of course if that were to happen, there would be a second major death in there as she would not be good alone, maybe glenn or michonne to have to join her. I don't know she had so much potential and that kind of death would traumatized Rick given the extra time for relationship. I would not even minded if she lived past that point.

Shocking deaths happened and what happened to carl made me literally cry. The ending was absolutely action - packed, how they all came together and killed the walkers. Absolute favorite episode!

Third best episode to me with Too Far Gone and No Sanctuary being my favourite episodes. Good pace and is a very actionable episode from beginning to end.

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7 The 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!

"Look at the flowers, Lizzie."

This will probably wind up being the most haunting line ever on television. I couldn't even type it without starting to cry. Mercy killings are one thing, but to see the lovable, caring Carol execute (pun intended) a proactive killing with the intent of preventing uncertain - even doubtful - possible future deaths is beyond chilling.

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!

Without a doubt the best and darkest episode.

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8 Better Angels

8th best episode to me. This episode has very high drama and it has a powerful showdown with Rick and Shane. One thing that should have happened was that the showdown in season episode 10 should have been a bit more intense and have it so that Shane did not have this showdown and if that happened Shane would still be alive longer. I think they killed off Shane too soon and I think that they should have let him live up to the end of season 3 and substitute Merle death and have done the reckless thing which in turn would let Merle live a lot longer. Even though I think Rick and Shane did not see eye to eye, I think after episode 10 Shane calmed down more and understands Rick and in fact he was quite calm at the beginning of episode 12 but the thing that made him go crazy was when Lowry talked to him when he was fixing something. Shane had so much potential if he had lived longer to see the governor and die recklessly by him to make the plot more better and unique with Merle alive and ...more

Should be at the top at least in the top 5! Shane's death was devastating and it showed us how evil shane had turned.

"Damn you for making me do this shane. THIS WAS YOU NOT ME YOU DID THIS TO US! YOU NOT ME! " Then Rick breaks down after he killed his own best friend.

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

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9 Pretty 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.

12th best episode to me, it shows how brutal the Walking dead world truly is. No one is safe not even children protected by their parents. Mind blowing to see that Sophia was in the barn but yet somewhat predictable that she died looking at Shane's view about her.

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

Best scene of the history. And the music when sophia comes out is incredible.

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10 No Sanctuary

To me this would be the third best episode. This was perfect to see the brutality in it, it was nice to see the given conflict Rick and the gang faced and on how Carol is awesome at killing and arriving in the nick of time. Also, I loved Ricks line we are not leaving until they are all dead line, so good, true and correct. Two episodes I like better are Too far gone and No way out because of the action and potential that it gave and or could or would or will ultimately give or given to the series. No improvements I would have advised, excellent job Robert Kirkland and the executive Producers.

This should absolutely be number #1. Watching the survivors get hit and then bled out one by was the MOST INTENSE scene EVER. And also when Rick explains what's in the bag and with what weapon he is going to kill Gareth with. So brutal

To me, this is the Second best episode with Too Far Gone being the best. The pacing was fast and there was plenty of action this episode. No wonder why this episode was the most viewed episode in the Walking Dead.

This was the best seaso premiere ever! The sanctuary episodes were my favorite, but this one just blew my mind ツ

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The Contenders

11 The Day Will Come When You Won't Be

This episode was the most brutal in T.V. history. It was absolutely gripping from start to finish.

I mean, come on, it's brutality must put it on top. It gripped my heart until the very end. The episode still haunts me to this very day.

Sick man savage episode most violent episode in T.V. history

Its an awesome episode since it started.It has a great horror,so Gorry,and many walkers.The show was also about Rick and Negan having a deal,But it was sad that Abraham and Glenn were dead,i can't stop thinking about it.I hope Rick will avenge his friends death's one day.I also like this episode because it was cool that Rick battle the walkers for an axe and his group,Almost cut his sons arm and was under Negans control.

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12 A

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

10th best episode to me. Excellent on Rick and the group travelling, finding Derle and Rick bitting Joe's neck. The brutality is a strong component I'm this and near the end where Rick and the gang opens fire on the Terminus gang.

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

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13 Clear

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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14 TS-19

13th best episode to me. It was great to learn the status of the CDC's around the world and that France may very well be its last hope. Also, excellent scene about Shane at the hospital. I do admit though that Doctor Jenner should have lived longer and also to note on this episode, didn't Jenner have an automatic assault rifle in this episode. It would have been cool to see Rick grab those weapons before they left but understanding the time they had to leave the lab before it exploded they would not make it in time for other weapons but I am pretty sure that there was an assault rifle really close to the computers when you look closely at Jenner and the episode.

This was the most intense episode for me.

Nothing beats the sad, conflicted character, Dr. Edwin Jenner (Noah Emmerich).

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15 What Lies Ahead

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

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16 Guts

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

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17 Internment

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

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18 Welcome to the Tombs

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

19 Last Day On Earth

This episode is very good and to me for Season 6 the second best episode besides No Way out episode 9. While this was a great episode but I felt the too much driving parts in the episode made it a little boring and I was quite surprised that Rick brought an RV with bullet holes in it. In this episode it would have been cool if Abraham brought the RPG and then fired it at the first group and killed more of Negan's men at the first stop they made at trying to get to the Hilltop. After that they drive and then a bit before the scene they get captured have Enid show up in a car behind them making Carl worried, make the plot more interesting and dramatic and shows how much Carl cares about Enid if she is in the lineup and it would also be interesting to see Negan about to hit Enid with the bat like Maggie when he said Jesus and Carl gets up and charges at Negan aggressively like Rick when they got captured by Joe and then Negan's man pulling him down and putting him back in line. Also, I ...more

5th best episode to me. Could have avoided too much long driving, could have had Enid and Carl build up a stronger relationship towards it, hell maybe see them make their first passionate kiss in it and take out the Carol and Morgan search and leave it for Season 7 since that a more negan's and rick group in even centric one would be far more powerful and I would also have liked the governor being alive part in here slim chance scene happen as I gave good details on the impact of this in my best episode comment, "Too Far Gone about him being here and executing Michonne and Negan executing Abraham. The cliff hanger was an okay-so so move to me but like I said about the Too Far Gone episode, if that scene happened it would most certainly justify the cliffhangers and make season 7 hit records. Thank you for reading, look at the comment on Too Far Gone about that plan of you don't understand what I am saying.

It would definitely be the best if it weren't for the cliffhanger ending. But nonetheless, everything else is done so amazingly well. A spectacle of an episode. - higgsboson2142

It was a little too drawn out, but the ending wad was worth it, with negans introduction and the cliffhanger.

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20 Conquer

Amazing season finale. Should be top 10 at least.

How is this not higher? This is top 15 at LEAST.

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