The Walking Dead

The BEST episodes of The Walking Dead

Every episode of The Walking Dead ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of The Walking Dead!

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.

Last Updated: 11/27/2022Network:AMC
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No Sanctuary
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8.51
7992 votes

#1 - No Sanctuary

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/12/2014

We learn the true motives of the Terminans as Rick and the group find themselves in a vulnerable situation.

Directors: Greg Nicotero
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No Way Out
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8.37
8329 votes

#2 - No Way Out

Season 6 - Episode 9 - Aired 2/14/2016

While trying to escape Alexandria, Rick and his group meet trouble when sudden noise draws walkers towards them with what could be fatal consequences.

Directors: Greg Nicotero
Writer: Seth Hoffman
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Too Far Gone
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8.36
8981 votes

#3 - Too Far Gone

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired 12/1/2013

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.

Writer: Seth Hoffman
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Conquer
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8.33
7015 votes

#4 - Conquer

Season 5 - Episode 16 - Aired 3/29/2015

Daryl finds trouble while on a run; Rick and the group feel like outsiders in Alexandria, where trouble approaches the gates.

Directors: Greg Nicotero
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A
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8.27
7884 votes

#5 - A

Season 4 - Episode 16 - Aired 3/30/2014

Many paths collide. Rick faces sheer brutality. The group struggles to survive.

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Killer Within
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8.26
10433 votes

#6 - Killer Within

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 11/4/2012

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.

Directors: Guy Ferland
Writer: Sang Kyu Kim
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Beside the Dying Fire
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8.21
10798 votes

#7 - Beside the Dying Fire

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 3/18/2012

Rick and Carl find the farm in jeopardy; the group is split up in the chaos; Rick's leadership is questioned.

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Pretty Much Dead Already
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8.19
12309 votes

#8 - Pretty Much Dead Already

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/27/2011

Hershel sets a deadline. All secrets are out in the open. Glenn stands up for himself and Shane takes charge.

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The Day Will Come When You Won't Be
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8.15
11560 votes

#9 - The Day Will Come When You Won't Be

Season 7 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/23/2016

Having been brutally overpowered by Negan and his Saviors, Rick and the group kneel helplessly as they suffer heavy losses that will haunt them forever.

Directors: Greg Nicotero
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Made to Suffer
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8.15
9735 votes

#10 - Made to Suffer

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 12/2/2012

Andrea steps up when the people of Woodbury are thrown into uncharted territory. A new threat arises at the prison.

Directors: Billy Gierhart
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Seed
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8.15
10740 votes

#11 - Seed

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/14/2012

As the world grows more dangerous and Lori's pregnancy advances, Rick locates a potentially safe haven.

Writer: Glen Mazzara
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Days Gone Bye
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8.12
18282 votes

#12 - Days Gone Bye

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/31/2010

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.

Directors: Frank Darabont
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The Grove
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8.10
7967 votes

#13 - The Grove

Season 4 - Episode 14 - Aired 3/16/2014

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.

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This Sorrowful Life
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8.09
9644 votes

#14 - This Sorrowful Life

Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired 3/24/2013

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.

Directors: Greg Nicotero
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Better Angels
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8.09
11225 votes

#15 - Better Angels

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 3/11/2012

Someone dangerous may be loose near the farm; Rick, Shane, Daryl and Glenn keep the group safe.

Directors: Guy Ferland
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Coda
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8.09
6713 votes

#16 - Coda

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/30/2014

Rick wants to find a peaceful agreement, but the enemies seem to prefer a more violent resolution.

Writer: Angela Kang
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Clear
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8.08
9986 votes

#17 - Clear

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired 3/3/2013

Since they are outgunned against the Governor's forces, Rick undertakes a mission to get more weapons.

Directors: Tricia Brock
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Not Tomorrow Yet
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8.07
7381 votes

#18 - Not Tomorrow Yet

Season 6 - Episode 12 - Aired 3/6/2016

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.

Directors: Greg Nicotero
Writer: Seth Hoffman
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The Calm Before
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8.07
3622 votes

#19 - The Calm Before

Season 9 - Episode 15 - Aired 3/24/2019

The fair at the Kingdom is underway, with all four communities coming together in celebration for the first time in years, while some pacts are renewed, other deals will come at a much steeper price.

Directors: Laura Belsey
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Walk with Us
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8.06
2439 votes

#20 - Walk with Us

Season 10 - Episode 12 - Aired 3/15/2020

With Negan's help, Alpha and the Whisperers attack Hilltop.

Directors: Greg Nicotero
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Hearts Still Beating
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8.06
10224 votes

#21 - Hearts Still Beating

Season 7 - Episode 8 - Aired 12/11/2016

Negan's unwelcome visit to Alexandria continues as other members scavenge for supplies; things quickly spin out of control.

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Thank You
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8.05
7307 votes

#22 - Thank You

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/25/2015

A return home doesn't go as expected.

Directors: Michael Slovis
Writer: Angela Kang
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Four Walls and a Roof
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8.05
7404 votes

#23 - Four Walls and a Roof

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/26/2014

Rick and the others find themselves pitted against a group of nasty people.

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The Same Boat
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8.04
7574 votes

#24 - The Same Boat

Season 6 - Episode 13 - Aired 3/13/2016

After experiencing a minor success, there is a whole new set of issues when members of the group are taken and held hostage.

Directors: Billy Gierhart
Writer: Angela Kang
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Home
star
8.04
8996 votes

#25 - Home

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 2/17/2013

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.

Directors: Seith Mann
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