The Walking Dead: Season 4 (2013 - 2014)

Season 4
The Walking Dead

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Consistently thrilling, with solid character development and enough gore to please grindhouse fans, this season of The Walking Dead continues to demonstrate why it's one of the best horror shows on television.



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Air date: Oct 13, 2013

The Season 4 opener finds Rick and the group aiming to maintain a close-to-ideal life at the prison.

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Air date: Oct 20, 2013

A brand-new enemy has the group fighting to protect the life they've built at the prison.

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Air date: Oct 27, 2013

One group leaves the prison in search of supplies, while those who stay behind try to preserve what remains.

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Air date: Nov 3, 2013

Obstacles are encountered by the group members on a mission to find supplies. Meanwhile, conditions at the prison get worse.

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Air date: Nov 10, 2013

Multiple enemies put pressure on Rick and the group.

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Air date: Nov 17, 2013

A familiar face returns as the group members struggle to find humanity in a world of constant threats.

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Air date: Nov 24, 2013

A new and scary chapter begins to form at a camp outside the prison.

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Air date: Dec 1, 2013

Just as things start to calm down at the prison, Rick and the group face imminent danger.

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Air date: Feb 9, 2014

Rick deals with old wounds while members of the prison try accept their new environment .

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Air date: Feb 16, 2014

The group encounters obstacles in their quest for stability and safety.

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The fourth season of The Walking Dead finds Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) desperate to rediscover his own humanity and preserve what he can of his son Carl's (Chandler Riggs) childhood through reinventing himself as a farmer while a counsel including Carol (Melissa McBride) and Daryl (Norman Reedus) in addition to several Woodbury ex-pats take on leadership roles. His newfound sense of peace is quickly derailed, however, when a mysterious illness begins to decimate the community. Elsewhere, the disgraced Governor (David Morrissey) roams the apocalyptic streets on his own until happening upon a family of survivors who reignite both his will to survive and take revenge against Rick, who he blames for the loss of Woodbury. Following a massacre at the prison, the group is splintered into several factions, none of whom can be sure about the fates of the others, and forced to find shelter among a population of survivors that can pose as much and often more of a threat than the walkers themselves.

Cast & Crew

Andrew Lincoln
Rick Grimes
Norman Reedus
Daryl Dixon
Lauren Cohan
Maggie Greene
Chandler Riggs
Carl Grimes
Danai Gurira
Melissa McBride
Carol Peletier
Scott Wilson
Hershel Greene
David Morrissey
The Governor
Emily Kinney
Beth Greene
Chad L. Coleman
Tyreese Williams
Brighton Sharbino
Lizzie Samuels
Michael Cudlitz
Sgt. Abraham Ford
Josh McDermitt
Dr. Eugene Porter
Sunkrish Bala
Dr. Caleb Subramanian
Christian Serratos
Rosita Espinosa
Frank Darabont
Executive Producer
Robert Kirkman
Executive Producer
Gale Anne Hurd
Executive Producer
David Alpert
Executive Producer
Glen Mazzara
Executive Producer
Greg Nicotero
David Boyd
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Critic Reviews for The Walking Dead Season 4

All Critics (31) | Top Critics (17)

Much like updating to a new software on one's phone, Fear has been glitchy, confusing, and it crashes often.

Jul 2, 2018 | Full Review…

The episode didn't disappoint with its usual over-the-top zombie fight scenes and interesting new twists and turns.

Oct 14, 2013 | Full Review…

It's lethal and funny. Sometimes the new normal looks much like the old.

Oct 10, 2013 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

That's where the hope comes in. Because Grimes' struggle is to prove that humanity - not just humans - can survive a zombie apocalypse.

Dec 3, 2013 | Full Review…

I don't want a zombie show with small, lyrical moments.

Oct 25, 2013 | Full Review…

While the mood generally ranges from somber to grim to despairing, the show has its own brand of humor.

Oct 15, 2013 | Full Review…

The whole Walmart-gone-wrong scene was over-the-top and utterly ridiculous - but when's the last time The Walking Dead was that much fun?!!

Oct 14, 2013 | Full Review…

Despite the general calmness of the episode, the season premiere still managed to throw viewers right back into the constant intensity and disparity of the post-apocalyptic world.

Oct 14, 2013 | Full Review…

Much of the premiere's pay off is subtle and very intricately delivered...

Oct 14, 2013 | Full Review…

Fresh blood isn't only welcome and promising from a behind-the-scenes perspective; it can give the onscreen story a sense of vibrancy as well.

Oct 14, 2013 | Full Review…

As a setup for the season, "30 Days Without An Accident" does a good job of throwing the alley-oop pass, it just wasn't the sharpest and most accurate of passes.

Oct 14, 2013 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

Either way, this series is always filled with exciting potential. A fair start to what could be an exciting season (watch out for shower walkers!), it's good to see The Walking Dead Season 4 in action.

Oct 14, 2013 | Rating: 3.7/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Walking Dead: Season 4

  • May 11, 2021
    A slow season, but still from the events happening at the prison, the infection, to the final attack from the Governor. The survivors get from the destroyed prison to any place they might live in because anywhere they went, they face big problems with other survivors.
  • Apr 18, 2021
    The first half is the most boring the show has ever been. This season, however, manages to redeem itself through a gripping second half.
  • Apr 06, 2021
    It's my favorite TWD season, all the drama and action is perfect, the actors did a very good job.
  • Apr 02, 2021
    A slight step down from the previous season. Little movement forward, but the same tightly-written character drama occurs.
  • Apr 02, 2021
    I love this show very much
  • Mar 15, 2021
    Season 4 continues the show's momentum and brings fun adventures and heartbreaking moments that leaves audiences satisfied.
  • Mar 10, 2021
    Well written series with a great cast.
  • Feb 08, 2021
    This season was spectacular and sad at the same time The role that surprised me was that of the governor (David Morrissey), very well interpreted and dark. And the rest is all very good Perfect
  • Jan 11, 2021
    Yeahhhhhh ummmm. . . about 2 hours of material stretched out over 16 episodes. This show is the most drawn out, overrated show I've ever watched. I can deal with the corny drama but can't it be like 10 episodes? Even then it would be a little too long. Hardly anything happens. What does happen is not interesting. Besides, can't these morons figure out how to reinforce a fence at least? At least after 40 hours worth into the show they figured out how to use a knife. Good job you freakin' idiots. Absolutely garbage writing with only a couple reasonably good character actors. It's all angst and no horror. It's great if you want to see people wandering around the same patch of woods from season to season. They're also some very anti-climactic "reveals" about some of the main characters that are sooooo lazy on the part of the writers. I wished it was left up to my imagination. My imagination is at least interesting. Zzzzzzz.
  • Dec 24, 2020
    Season 4 of TWD is AMAZING! This is the best season yet, by far, and I love all of the plot development and the introduction of Terminus is GREAT!! Can't wait to watch Season 5!!!

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