The BEST Episodes of The Walking Dead
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: May 6, 2021
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.
#1 - No Sanctuary
Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 12, 2014
We learn the true motives of the Terminans as Rick and the group find themselves in a vulnerable situation.
#2 - Too Far Gone
Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 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.
#3 - No Way Out
Season 6 - Episode 9 - Aired Feb 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.
#4 - Conquer
Season 5 - Episode 16 - Aired Mar 29, 2015
Daryl finds trouble while on a run; Rick and the group feel like outsiders in Alexandria, where trouble approaches the gates.
#5 - A
Season 4 - Episode 16 - Aired Mar 30, 2014
Many paths collide. Rick faces sheer brutality. The group struggles to survive.
#6 - Killer Within
Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 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.
#7 - Beside the Dying Fire
Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Mar 18, 2012
Rick and Carl find the farm in jeopardy; the group is split up in the chaos; Rick's leadership is questioned.
#8 - Pretty Much Dead Already
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 27, 2011
Hershel sets a deadline. All secrets are out in the open. Glenn stands up for himself and Shane takes charge.
#9 - Seed
Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 14, 2012
As the world grows more dangerous and Lori's pregnancy advances, Rick locates a potentially safe haven.
#10 - Made to Suffer
Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 2, 2012
Andrea steps up when the people of Woodbury are thrown into uncharted territory. A new threat arises at the prison.
#11 - The Day Will Come When You Won't Be
Season 7 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 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.
#12 - Days Gone Bye
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 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.
#13 - The Grove
Season 4 - Episode 14 - Aired Mar 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.
#14 - This Sorrowful Life
Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired Mar 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.
#15 - Better Angels
Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Mar 11, 2012
Someone dangerous may be loose near the farm; Rick, Shane, Daryl and Glenn keep the group safe.
#16 - Coda
Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 30, 2014
Rick wants to find a peaceful agreement, but the enemies seem to prefer a more violent resolution.
#17 - Not Tomorrow Yet
Season 6 - Episode 12 - Aired Mar 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.
#18 - Clear
Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Mar 3, 2013
Since they are outgunned against the Governor's forces, Rick undertakes a mission to get more weapons.
#19 - Walk with Us
Season 10 - Episode 12 - Aired Mar 15, 2020
With Negan's help, Alpha and the Whisperers attack Hilltop.
#20 - The Calm Before
Season 9 - Episode 15 - Aired Mar 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.
#21 - Hearts Still Beating
Season 7 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 11, 2016
Negan's unwelcome visit to Alexandria continues as other members scavenge for supplies; things quickly spin out of control.
#22 - Four Walls and a Roof
Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 26, 2014
Rick and the others find themselves pitted against a group of nasty people.
#23 - Thank You
Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 25, 2015
A return home doesn't go as expected.
#24 - The Same Boat
Season 6 - Episode 13 - Aired Mar 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.
#25 - Home
Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Feb 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.