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Critic Consensus: Mid-season finale "Shiva" shakes up Fear the Walking Dead, tossing relationships into a scary and unique new climate while setting the stage for a biting cliffhanger.

Episode Info

The family faces their greatest test yet. Meanwhile, Nick, Madison, Travis and others go to great lengths to keep each other close.

Cast

Kim Dickens
as Madison Clark
Cliff Curtis
as Travis Manawa
Frank Dillane
as Nick Clark
Alycia Debnam-Carey
as Alicia Clark
Lorenzo James Henrie
as Christopher Manawa
Ruben Blades
as Daniel Salazar
Mercedes Masohn
as Ofelia Salazar
Colman Domingo
as Victor Strand
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Critic Reviews for Shiva

Given the option to choose the most likely scenarios to keep viewers anxiously awaiting its return, the show runners took the opposite approach.

May 31, 2016 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…

It's clear the intent of the finale was to shake things up and to inject a spark of conflict into the drama, but maybe the transparency of that intent is why it felt so perfunctory.

May 24, 2016 | Full Review…

Whatever the reason, this hour was scary and creepy in a much different way than TWD, and it was enjoyable.

May 23, 2016 | Rating: 4.75/5 | Full Review…

As respectable as those improvements are, as solid as Fear now is, efforts like "Shiva" remind us that the show's growth spurt isn't over yet-and neither are its growing pains.

May 22, 2016 | Full Review…

"Shiva" is a collection of interesting ideas in need of better execution, but its central conceit is strong: How does a family unit survive such a profound, life-threatening crisis?

May 23, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

This more humane philosophy has been framed by Nick's experiences as a drug addict. As he tells Madison in last season's finale, he feels as if the rest of the world is finally catching up to his own troubled, tumultuous existence.

May 22, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

What transpired basically turned the whole show upside-down, cutting old ties and simultaneously knotting new ones. Plus, one character went full-on Rick Grimes on an adversary.

May 22, 2016 | Full Review…

"Shiva" did well on the Travis/Chris front, and I liked how Madison dealt with Celia, but it seemed to want to serve the endpoint more than the characters.

May 22, 2016 | Rating: 6.8/10 | Full Review…

With its midseason finale, Fear The Walking Dead scatters its "heroes" to the wind. "Shiva" grew on me when I rewatched it, though I'm not sure the execution was on par with its loftier ambitions.

May 22, 2016 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Fear the Walking Dead has settled for merely telling us that Madison and her family are in danger, rather than showing us.

May 22, 2016 | Full Review…