The BEST Episodes of The Walking Dead
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jul 29, 2019
The world we knew is gone. An epidemic of apocalyptic proportions has swept the globe causing the dead to rise and feed on the living. In a matter of months society has crumbled. In a world ruled by the dead, we are forced to finally start living. Based on a comic book series of the same name by Robert Kirkman, this AMC project focuses on the world after a zombie apocalypse. The series follows a police officer, Rick Grimes, who wakes up from a coma to find the world ravaged with zombies. Looking for his family, he and a group of survivors attempt to battle against the zombies in order to stay alive.
#1 - Too Far Gone
Season 4 - Episode 8
Just when everything started to calm down at the prison, Rick and his group now face imminent danger and destruction. This time, they might not win.
#2 - No Sanctuary
Season 5 - Episode 1
We learn the true motives of the Terminans as Rick and the group find themselves in a vulnerable situation.
#3 - Beside the Dying Fire
Season 2 - Episode 13
Rick and Carl find the farm in jeopardy; the group is split up in the chaos; Rick's leadership is questioned.
#4 - Pretty Much Dead Already
Season 2 - Episode 7
Hershel sets a deadline. All secrets are out in the open. Glenn stands up for himself and Shane takes charge.
#5 - No Way Out
Season 6 - Episode 9
While trying to escape Alexandria, Rick and his group meet trouble when sudden noise draws walkers towards them with what could be fatal consequences.
#6 - Killer Within
Season 3 - Episode 4
The group is severed, placing lives in jeopardy. Merle has a request for the Governor. Meanwhile the prison doesn't seem to be a place as secure as they thought.
#7 - Better Angels
Season 2 - Episode 12
Someone dangerous may be loose near the farm; Rick, Shane, Daryl and Glenn keep the group safe.
#8 - Conquer
Season 5 - Episode 16
Daryl finds trouble while on a run; Rick and the group feel like outsiders in Alexandria, where trouble approaches the gates.
#9 - A
Season 4 - Episode 16
Many paths collide. Rick faces sheer brutality. The group struggles to survive.
#10 - Seed
Season 3 - Episode 1
As the world grows more dangerous and Lori's pregnancy advances, Rick locates a potentially safe haven.
#11 - Made to Suffer
Season 3 - Episode 8
Andrea steps up when the people of Woodbury are thrown into uncharted territory. A new threat arises at the prison.
#12 - This Sorrowful Life
Season 3 - Episode 15
Rick and the group are faced with a serious problem. If they want a truce with the Governor, they will have to make a huge sacrifice.
#13 - Days Gone Bye
Season 1 - Episode 1
Rick searches for his family after emerging from a coma into a world terrorized by the walking dead. Morgan and Duane, whom he meets along the way, help teach Rick the new rules for survival.
#14 - The Grove
Season 4 - Episode 14
After finding an idyllic place to establish a new shelter, the group starts to question whether it is possible to go back to the way things were.
#15 - Judge, Jury, Executioner
Season 2 - Episode 11
Rick sides with Shane causing Dale to worry that the group is losing its humanity; Carl's actions have unintended consequences.
#16 - Coda
Season 5 - Episode 8
Rick wants to find a peaceful agreement, but the enemies seem to prefer a more violent resolution.
#17 - The Day Will Come When You Won't Be
Season 7 - Episode 1
Last season ended with Rick and our group kneeling helplessly before Negan and his group; what Negan does will haunt those who survive forever.
#18 - TS-19
Season 1 - Episode 6
Rick and the group are allowed into the CDC by a strange doctor, but all is not what it seems in their newfound haven.
#19 - Hounded
Season 3 - Episode 6
Michonne makes a decision about Woodbury; Glenn and Maggie go on a run; Rick struggles.
#20 - Home
Season 3 - Episode 10
As the group debates their next course of action, Rick wanders after a lost friend. After helping another group of survivors flee a group of walkers, Daryl and Merle begin to have second thoughts about leaving the prison. The Governor cedes leadership of Woodbury to Andrea and makes plans to punish those responsible for the chaos.
#21 - Welcome to the Tombs
Season 3 - Episode 16
Rick and the others consider the defense of the prison as the Governor's impending attack looms.
#22 - Sick
Season 3 - Episode 2
A life hangs in the balance; the group deals with a threat to their new surroundings.
#23 - Not Tomorrow Yet
Season 6 - Episode 12
Rick and the group realize the only way to maintain the peace of Alexandria is to fight a new enemy. However, this time, the group might be outmatched.
#24 - Four Walls and a Roof
Season 5 - Episode 3
Rick and the others find themselves pitted against a group of nasty people.
#25 - Vatos
Season 1 - Episode 4
While still in search of Merle, the group tries to retrieve the bag of guns but are attacked by several living men who are also after the weapons. The group manages to grab the injured attacker; however, several of the attackers escape and take Glenn hostage. Back at camp a large group of walkers venture up the hill and take the survivors by surprise.