The Walking Dead - Episodes Ranked

by Devinthe66 | created - 05 Aug 2018 | updated - 1 month ago | Public

The following are my rankings for AMC's The Walking Dead. List is from best to worst.

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1. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: This Sorrowful Life (2013)

TV-MA | 43 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

While Rick decides the fate of Michonne, Merle takes matters into his own hand.

Director: Greg Nicotero | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden, Norman Reedus

Votes: 9,592

Season 3, Episode 15

2. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: Clear (2013)

TV-MA | 43 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

Rick runs into a familiar face when he, Carl and Michonne head back to Rick's hometown for more guns to fortify themselves against The Governor.

Director: Tricia Brock | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden, Norman Reedus

Votes: 9,782

Season 3, Episode 12

3. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: Internment (2013)

TV-MA | 42 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

Hershel struggles to care for the sick as the situation in the cell block escalates. Meanwhile, Rick and Carl defend the prison as the fences give way.

Director: David Boyd | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan

Votes: 10,121

Season 4, Episode 5

4. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: Days Gone Bye (2010)

TV-14 | 67 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

Deputy Sheriff Rick Grimes awakens from a coma, and searches for his family in a world ravaged by the undead.

Director: Frank Darabont | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden

Votes: 19,499

Season 1, Episode 1

5. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: Too Far Gone (2013)

TV-MA | 43 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

Rick and the group face imminent danger as The Governor tries to take the prison.

Director: Ernest R. Dickerson | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan

Votes: 21,425

Season 4, Episode 8

6. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: No Sanctuary (2014)

TV-MA | 42 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

Carol takes drastic action to rescue Rick and the group from the cannibals of Terminus as she and Tyreese reach the compound. A familiar face makes a return.

Director: Greg Nicotero | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan

Votes: 23,044

Season 5, Episode 1

7. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: Pretty Much Dead Already (2011)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

Glenn tells the rest of the group about the walkers in the barn, dividing them on what to do. Meanwhile, Hershel sets a deadline for the group to leave, unless Rick does a difficult task.

Director: Michelle MacLaren | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden

Votes: 13,195

Season 2, Episode 7

8. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: Better Angels (2012)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

Shane's antagonistic behaviour reaches new heights, while Carl suffers the consequences of his actions.

Director: Guy Ferland | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden

Votes: 10,918

Season 2, Episode 12

9. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: Killer Within (2012)

TV-MA | 43 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

Lori goes into labour when the prison comes under attack. Michonne tries to convince Andrea to leave Woodbury.

Director: Guy Ferland | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden, Norman Reedus

Votes: 12,335

Season 3, Episode 4

10. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: Four Walls and a Roof (2014)

TV-MA | 42 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

With Bob's life hanging in the balance, the group prepares to fight back against Gareth and his group of cannibals.

Director: Jeffrey F. January | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan

Votes: 11,420

Season 5, Episode 3

11. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: No Way Out (2016)

TV-MA | 43 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

Daryl, Abraham and Sasha face-off against the Saviors. Back at Alexandria, Rick and his group make their way through the herd.

Director: Greg Nicotero | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan

Votes: 23,740

Season 6, Episode 9

12. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: Beside the Dying Fire (2012)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

As the farm is overrun by walkers, the group fights to escape.

Director: Ernest R. Dickerson | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden

Votes: 12,447

Season 2, Episode 13

13. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: Seed (2012)

TV-MA | 43 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

After months on the run, the group take refuge in a federal prison, while elsewhere, Andrea's health starts to deteriorate.

Director: Ernest R. Dickerson | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden, Norman Reedus

Votes: 11,266

Season 3, Episode 1

14. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: Not Tomorrow Yet (2016)

TV-MA | 43 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

Rick leads a surprise attack against the Saviors with the joint forces of Alexandria and the Hilltop. As two group members end up captured, Tara and Heath leave on a two-week supply run.

Director: Greg Nicotero | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan

Votes: 9,825

Season 6, Episode 12

15. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: The Grove (2014)

TV-MA | 42 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

Carol has to cope with old secrets and Lizzie's psychotic behavior when she, Tyreese and the girls take refuge in a vacant house on the way to Terminus.

Director: Michael E. Satrazemis | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan

Votes: 13,376

Season 4, Episode 14

16. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: Vatos (2010)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

Rick, Glenn, Daryl and T-Dog come across a group of seemingly hostile survivors whilst searching for Merle. Back at camp, Jim begins behaving erratically.

Director: Johan Renck | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden

Votes: 10,914

Season 1, Episode 4

17. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: Guts (2010)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

In Atlanta, Rick is rescued by a group of survivors, but they soon find themselves trapped inside a department store surrounded by walkers.

Director: Michelle MacLaren | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden

Votes: 12,218

Season 1, Episode 2

18. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: Nebraska (2012)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

In the aftermath of the barn incident; the group bury loved ones, Beth falls into shock, and Rick and Glenn head out to find Hershel when he disappears.

Director: Clark Johnson | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden

Votes: 8,994

Season 2, Episode 8

19. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: Strangers (2014)

TV-MA | 42 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

Rick and the group cross paths with a mysterious priest and take shelter in his church, soon realizing that they're being hunted. Meanwhile, Daryl and Carol follow a lead to the whereabouts of Beth.

Director: David Boyd | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan

Votes: 10,221

Season 5, Episode 2

20. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: Spend (2015)

TV-MA | 42 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

Eugene is forced to step up when a run led by Glenn goes awry. Back at Alexandria, Carol uncovers a secret.

Director: Jennifer Lynch | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan

Votes: 9,960

Season 5, Episode 14

21. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: Knots Untie (2016)

TV-MA | 43 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

Jesus takes Rick and the group to the Hilltop Colony, a peaceful community overshadowed by the power of the Saviors.

Director: Michael E. Satrazemis | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan

Votes: 7,667

Season 6, Episode 11

22. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: Sick (2012)

TV-MA | 43 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

As Hershel's condition worsens, Rick, Daryl and T-Dog deal with a group of prisoners.

Director: Billy Gierhart | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden, Norman Reedus

Votes: 9,178

23. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: JSS (2015)

TV-MA | 44 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

While Rick and his group lure the herd away, Carol and Morgan lead a line of defense against the Wolves when Alexandria comes under attack.

Director: Jennifer Lynch | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan

Votes: 12,890

24. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: Save the Last One (2011)

TV-MA | 42 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

As Carl's condition continues to deteriorate, Shane and Otis try to dodge the walkers as they head back to the farm.

Director: Phil Abraham | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden

Votes: 9,399

Season 2, Episode 3

25. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: Triggerfinger (2012)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

Rick, Glenn and Hershel come under enemy fire after their encounter with Dave and Tony. Meanwhile, Shane goes after Lori when everyone realizes she is missing.

Director: Billy Gierhart | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden

Votes: 8,728

Season 2, Episode 9

26. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: Thank You (2015)

TV-MA | 43 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

With half of the herd out of control, Glenn and Michonne lead Nicholas and their group back to Alexandria, as Rick crosses paths with the surviving members of the Wolves.

Director: Michael Slovis | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan

Votes: 13,792

Season 6, Episode 3

27. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: Wildfire (2010)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

After the attack on the camp, Rick leads the survivors to the C.D.C., in the hope that they can cure an infected Jim.

Director: Ernest R. Dickerson | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden

Votes: 10,465

Season 1, Episode 5

28. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: The Day Will Come When You Won't Be (2016)

TV-MA | 46 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

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.

Director: Greg Nicotero | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan

Votes: 35,014

Season 7, Episode 1

29. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: Walk with Me (2012)

TV-MA | 43 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

Andrea and Michonne are brought to a walled community run by a man called The Governor.

Director: Guy Ferland | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden, Norman Reedus

Votes: 8,833

Season 3, Episode 3

30. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: 18 Miles Out (2012)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

Rick and Shane argue over what to do with Randall. Back at the farm, Lori, Andrea and Maggie deal with a suicidal Beth.

Director: Ernest R. Dickerson | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden

Votes: 9,037

Season 2, Episode 10

31. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: Tell It to the Frogs (2010)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

Rick is reunited with Lori and Carl but soon decides - along with some of the other survivors - to return to the rooftop and rescue Merle. Meanwhile, tensions run high between the other survivors at the camp.

Director: Gwyneth Horder-Payton | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden

Votes: 11,161

Season 1, Episode 3

32. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: A (2014)

TV-MA | 42 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

Rick, Carl and Michonne cross paths with the Claimers once again on the way to Terminus, as the so-called sanctuary begins to reveal its true face.

Director: Michelle MacLaren | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan

Votes: 12,890

33. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: Infected (2013)

TV-MA | 43 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

Rick is forced to abandon his quiet lifestyle when a mysterious virus puts the lives of everyone at the prison at risk.

Director: Guy Ferland | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan

Votes: 8,861

Season 4, Episode 2

34. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: Made to Suffer (2012)

TV-MA | 43 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

Rick, Daryl, Michonne and Oscar enter Woodbury in search of Glenn and Maggie. Meanwhile, a new group of survivors encounter the prison.

Director: Billy Gierhart | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden, Norman Reedus

Votes: 9,347

Season 3, Episode 8

35. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: Hounded (2012)

TV-MA | 43 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

Rick receives a mysterious phone call. Andrea grows closer to The Governor. Merle tries to hunt down Michonne.

Director: Daniel Attias | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden, Norman Reedus

Votes: 8,085

Season 3, Episode 6

36. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: Claimed (2014)

TV-MA | 42 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

While Carl and Michonne look for supplies, Rick is faced against a gang of marauders. Meanwhile, Glenn and Tara are brought together with three strangers on an important mission.

Director: Seith Mann | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan

Votes: 8,250

Season 4, Episode 11

37. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: Here's Not Here (2015)

TV-MA | 62 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

Morgan tells the captured wolf about his journey from King County to Alexandria, where he met a lone survivor with a code.

Director: Stephen Williams | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs

Votes: 11,540

Season 6, Episode 4

38. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: TS-19 (2010)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

The survivors gain access to the C.D.C. in the hope of a safe haven.

Director: Guy Ferland | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden

Votes: 11,463

Season 1, Episode 6

39. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: 30 Days Without an Accident (2013)

TV-MA | 43 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

Several months have passed and Rick and the expanded group are living a more peaceful life at the prison. Problems surface when Rick encounters a new survivor, and a supply run ends in disaster.

Director: Greg Nicotero | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan

Votes: 10,437

Season 4, Episode 1

40. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: Us (2014)

TV-MA | 42 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

Glenn and Tara are set on the way to Terminus, but Abraham is reluctant. Daryl struggles to adjust to the Claimers' rules.

Director: Greg Nicotero | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan

Votes: 8,318

Season 4, Episode 15

41. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: Indifference (2013)

TV-MA | 42 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

Daryl, Tyreese, Michonne and Bob continue to the veterinary college on foot in search of medicine. Rick and Carol go on a run to a nearby town where they find two uninfected stragglers.

Director: Tricia Brock | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan

Votes: 8,283

Season 4, Episode 4

42. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: Sing Me a Song (2016)

TV-MA | 62 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

As Eugene and Rosita head to the bullet factory, Rick and Aaron search for supplies for Negan. Meanwhile, Carl and Jesus find themselves on their way to the Sanctuary.

Director: Rosemary Rodriguez | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs

Votes: 8,796

Season 7, Episode 7

43. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: Do Not Send Us Astray (2018)

TV-MA | 42 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

Trouble arises when unexpected visitors arrive at the Hilltop and the community is thrust into action; heartbreaking discoveries are made.

Director: Jeffrey F. January | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira

Votes: 5,374

Season 8, Episode 13

44. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: Inmates (2014)

TV-MA | 42 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

Beth tries to remain hopeful. Tyreese, Lizzie and Mika run into a familiar face. Glenn and Maggie struggle to cope without each other.

Director: Tricia Brock | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan

Votes: 8,499

Season 4, Episode 10

45. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: Alone (2014)

TV-MA | 42 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

Maggie, Sasha and Bob clash over whether they should head to Terminus. Daryl and Beth take shelter in a seemingly abandoned funeral home.

Director: Ernest R. Dickerson | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan

Votes: 8,563

Season 4, Episode 13

46. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: Isolation (2013)

TV-MA | 42 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

8.1