Best The Walking Dead Episodes

DrRyAn

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 was a masterpiece. No episode came close to the perfection to this episode. While "No Sanctuary" Was my 2nd favourite, the quality still is way behinds "Too Far Gone". I have to give Scott Gimple a lot of credit for being showrunner this season. This episode really made up for Episode's 1-5 slow pace. With Scott Gimple though, I have felt that each that goes by with him is losing its quality. Just because you want to make every season different does not mean you should change the pacing and quality by a significant amount. Season 4 Excellent. Season 5 Very Good. Season 6 okay. Season 7 Good except for the Midseason Finale and Finale being excellent. All Out War should be wrapped up in the first half of Season 8 like the Governor's arch being like that unless another 16 episodes would really pay off. Season 8 should back off from killing too many main characters since Glenn's loss was big enough. I hope that Season 8 will have a faster pace to it and make the last Negan ...more

Out of the whole Walking Dead Series, this episode was the best. The amount of emotion and action in this episode wad tense. It forever changed the Walking Dead story. However, Season 4 as a whole was not the best. Season 1, 2 and 5 were excellent seasons, Season 3-4 were both bad seasons as a whole. Season 5 was a good season, Season 6 was a yet another bad season, a little better than Season 3 and 4 and Season 7 was a bad season overall as well slightly bettDr than Season 6, 4 and 3. I still say that Showrunner Scott Gimple did a good job in some of the episodes from Season 4-7 that really were engaging (Too Far Gone, A, No Sanctuary, Always Accountable, JSS, No Way Out, No Tomorrow, Same Boat, Twice as Far, The Day Will Come When You Won't Be (good but in a bad way of hurting the show), Go Getters, Sing Me a Song, Heart Still Beating, S7 Ep 9, S7 Ep11, S7Ep13-16. My po8nt is that the show has a couple episodes that are excellent but others that drop quality. Seasons should have ...more

V 21 Comments
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

Sorry, completely disagree with you on the deaths. Honestly, the more major deaths, the better. Major deaths are what make this show intense. Usually the best episodes are the ones with the most deaths. - invinciblemario99

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

Best by far

V 9 Comments
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

V 1 Comment
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

V 4 Comments
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.

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

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!

I cried so much when Merle died, he was my favorite character :( - invinciblemario99

V 6 Comments
6 No Way Out

This episode is my 3rd Favourite episode of the entire Series so far as of the Season 7 Finale with my second favourite episode being "No Sanctuary" and best episode being "Too Far Gone". I doubt that any episode except those two will be better than this episode as the quality of the show is decreasing every Season. The Saviors group being introduced, Daryl's explosion kills, Carl losing his eye and the fight for Alexandria were the top three impressive things of this episode. My favourite episode of Season 6.

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.

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.

V 20 Comments
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.

V 17 Comments
8 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

V 16 Comments
9 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

V 4 Comments
10 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.

V 3 Comments

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.

The saddest and most brutal episode in the history of The Walking Dead. The deaths of Abraham & Glenn will forever haunt fans of the series.

2nd best episode of TWD..

V 3 Comments
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

V 1 Comment
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

V 3 Comments
14 What Lies Ahead

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

V 1 Comment
15 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).

V 3 Comments
16 Conquer

What is this doing down at 16? This has to be in the top 3! Best 3 episodes: Too Far Gone, Conquer, The Day Will Come When You Won't Be - invinciblemario99

Amazing season finale. Should be top 10 at least.

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

Morgan reappears like a ninja!

17 Guts

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

V 1 Comment
18 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

V 1 Comment
19 Welcome to the Tombs

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

20 Last Day On Earth

This episode made me feel really underwhelmed. Most of the episode was just driving. The only things that made me happy in this episode was Simon's introduction and Negan's introduction. That made up for the rest of the episode. However, the cliff-hanger really made me very disappointed. I get why The Walking Dead did it so that viewers would not leave but it still made the episode and next episode very disappointing. 1 good rule to know on this show is don't kill Glenn. I understand that it was good for the comics but it isn't great for the show because Glenn's actor was an amazing and once in a life time actor and his character was also developed so well as well. The consequence of killing Glenn was AMC losing 40% of its viewers. What the Walking Dead should do for the Season 8 Premiere is make the biggest twist ever on The Walking Dead history. The biggest twist would be bring back Glenn and actually make him alive. I know how the show could pull it off. First, after the premiere, ...more

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

V 14 Comments
PSearch List

Recommended Lists

Related Lists

Top Ten Best the Walking Dead Season 4 Episodes Top Ten Best the Walking Dead Season 3 Episodes Best Episodes From The Walking Dead the Game Best the Walking Dead Season 2 Episodes The Top 10 Best Episodes of the Walking Dead Season 5

List StatsUpdated 20 Jul 2017

1,000 votes
96 listings
4 years, 155 days old

Top Remixes (26)

1. Too Far Gone
2. This Sorrowful Life
3. Beside the Dying Fire
Lewisclarke96
1. Too Far Gone
2. What Lies Ahead
3. Beside the Dying Fire
rickrobot
1. Too Far Gone
2. Killer Within
3. Beside the Dying Fire
DrRyAn

WRemix
View All 26

Posts

Add Post

Error Reporting

See a factual error in these listings? Report it here.
P