The Walking Dead

The WORST episodes of The Walking Dead

Every episode of The Walking Dead ever, ranked from worst to best by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The worst 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: 10/5/2022Network: AMC
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Diverged
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6.00
1939 votes

#1 - Diverged

Season 10 - Episode 21 - Aired 3/28/2021

Daryl and Carol come to a fork in the road and head their separate ways. Each going into their own type of survival mode, the easiest of challenges become much harder.

Directors: David Boyd
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Splinter
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6.65
1956 votes

#2 - Splinter

Season 10 - Episode 20 - Aired 3/21/2021

Eugene, Ezekiel, Yumiko and Princess are captured and separated. Princess struggles with memories of her traumatic past and tries to escape one way or another with the help of Ezekiel.

Directors: Laura Belsey
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Find Me
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6.70
1947 votes

#3 - Find Me

Season 10 - Episode 18 - Aired 3/7/2021

An adventure for Daryl and Carol turns sideways when they come across an old cabin. It takes Daryl back to the years when he left the group after Rick disappeared as he relives a time that only the apocalypse could manifest.

Directors: David Boyd
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We Are the End of the World
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7.05
3123 votes

#4 - We Are the End of the World

Season 10 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/13/2019

The origins of Alpha and Beta are revealed; Alpha attempts to toughen up Lydia as they prepare to walk with the dead. The Whisperers create their herds.

Directors: Greg Nicotero
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One More
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7.05
1948 votes

#5 - One More

Season 10 - Episode 19 - Aired 3/14/2021

Gabriel and Aaron search for food and supplies to bring back to Alexandria. Small tragedies lead to bigger tragedies as faith is broken and optimism is fragmented when they are put to the ultimate test.

Directors: Laura Belsey
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Rogue Element
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7.13
1461 votes

#6 - Rogue Element

Season 11 - Episode 11 - Aired 3/6/2022

Eugene looks for Stephanie; Connie investigates a story on Trooper Davis; Carol helps Hornsby.

Directors: Michael Cudlitz
Silence the Whisperers
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7.15
2976 votes

#7 - Silence the Whisperers

Season 10 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/27/2019

Still paranoid Alexandrians get riled up over the Whisperers and take their fear out on Negan. The Hilltop group deals with an unexpected safety issue.

Directors: Michael Cudlitz
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Rendition
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7.18
1770 votes

#8 - Rendition

Season 11 - Episode 4 - Aired 9/12/2021

Daryl and Dog get captured by the Reapers and reconnect with a familiar figure from their past.

The Lucky Ones
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7.22
1418 votes

#9 - The Lucky Ones

Season 11 - Episode 12 - Aired 3/13/2022

Aaron and Maggie meet Governor Pamela Milton as she tours Alexandria, Oceanside and Hilltop. Ezekiel finds himself lucky during a routine checkup. Eugene processes Max's story.

Directors: Tawnia McKiernan
Swear
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7.24
12243 votes

#10 - Swear

Season 7 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/27/2016

Someone stumbles upon a new society unlike anything seen before.

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New Haunts
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7.25
1474 votes

#11 - New Haunts

Season 11 - Episode 10 - Aired 2/27/2022

Our heroes experience Halloween in the Commonwealth. Daryl and Rosita undergo military training, led by Mercer. Carol investigates Ezekiel's medical condition.

Directors: Jon Amiel
Out of the Ashes
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7.25
1720 votes

#12 - Out of the Ashes

Season 11 - Episode 5 - Aired 9/19/2021

Alexandrians encounter Hilltop squatters; Eugene’s group undergoes orientation at the Commonwealth.

The King, The Widow and Rick
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7.26
7135 votes

#13 - The King, The Widow and Rick

Season 8 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/26/2017

With things looking up for Rick and the group, an argument breaks out at the Hilltop, where the consequences of the decision are life versus death.

Directors: John Polson
Home Sweet Home
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7.26
1995 votes

#14 - Home Sweet Home

Season 10 - Episode 17 - Aired 2/28/2021

Maggie has returned with a story she is not ready to share, even when her past catches up to her. Negan’s safety is at stake again. Daryl and Maggie fight an unseen and unknown threat.

Directors: David Boyd
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Hunted
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7.27
1789 votes

#15 - Hunted

Season 11 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/5/2021

Maggie's team gets hunted by Reapers. Carol, Rosita, Magna, and Kelly set off to catch horses.

Squeeze
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7.28
2323 votes

#16 - Squeeze

Season 10 - Episode 9 - Aired 2/23/2020

The group must figure out how to get out of a precarious situation.

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Still Gotta Mean Something
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7.29
5308 votes

#17 - Still Gotta Mean Something

Season 8 - Episode 14 - Aired 4/1/2018

A Heaps prisoner makes a discovery; Carol searches for someone in the nearby forest; Rick and Morgan find themselves in the company of strangers.

A New Beginning
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7.29
4472 votes

#18 - A New Beginning

Season 9 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/7/2018

Rick and his group make a risky run into Washington, D.C. to search for artifacts they will need to build the civilization he and Carl envisioned.

Directors: Greg Nicotero
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Honor
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7.30
6236 votes

#19 - Honor

Season 8 - Episode 9 - Aired 2/25/2018

Rick faces new difficulties after a battle. Meanwhile, the fight continues in other communities as core members face hard decisions.

Directors: Greg Nicotero
Dead or Alive Or
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7.31
5633 votes

#20 - Dead or Alive Or

Season 8 - Episode 11 - Aired 3/11/2018

Daryl finds himself in bad company as his group heads to the Hilltop; Maggie makes difficult decisions at the Hilltop; Gabriel's faith becomes tested.

The Storm
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7.31
3543 votes

#21 - The Storm

Season 9 - Episode 16 - Aired 3/31/2019

In the aftermath of an overwhelming loss, the communities must brave a ferocious blizzard; as one group deals with an enemy from within, another is forced to make a life or death decision.

Directors: Greg Nicotero
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Ghosts
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7.32
3022 votes

#22 - Ghosts

Season 10 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/20/2019

The threat of the Whisperers return leads to paranoia sweeping over Alexandria. Carol battles with the need for revenge.

Directors: David Boyd
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The Tower
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7.32
2287 votes

#23 - The Tower

Season 10 - Episode 15 - Aired 4/5/2020

The communities prepare for the final battle of the Whisperer War. Eugene's group encounters Princess.

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What We Become
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7.33
2295 votes

#24 - What We Become

Season 10 - Episode 13 - Aired 3/22/2020

Michonne takes Virgil back to his island to find his family. In exchange, Virgil offers weapons.

Directors: Sharat Raju
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Secrets
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7.36
12250 votes

#25 - Secrets

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/20/2011

Secrets are told and secrets are revealed. Hershel refuses to acknowledge the world’s new reality. Andrea comes out of her shell. Everyone is becoming more and more aware that “everything is food for something.”

Directors: David Boyd
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