The Walking Dead: Season 5 (2014 - 2015)

Season 5
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Thanks to a liberal dose of propulsive, bloody action and enough compelling character moments to reward longtime fans, The Walking Dead's fifth season continues to deliver top-notch entertainment.



Critic Ratings: 32


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Air date: Oct 12, 2014

We learn the true motives of the Terminans as Rick and the group find themselves in a vulnerable situation. Will they be able to work together?

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Air date: Oct 19, 2014

With supplies running low, Rick leads a mission where the risk might not be worth the reward.

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Air date: Oct 26, 2014

Rick and the group find themselves pitted against some nasty people.

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Air date: Nov 2, 2014

A group of other survivors are encountered.

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Air date: Nov 9, 2014

While on a mission, the group is confronted by new problems that test their ability to survive.

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Air date: Nov 16, 2014

Members of the group venture into a familiar location on a heroic rescue mission.

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Air date: Nov 23, 2014

A rescue mission while attempting to hold down the church leaves the group spread thin.

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Air date: Nov 30, 2014

Rick seeks a peaceful agreement when rules and morals are tossed aside by new enemies.

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Air date: Feb 8, 2015

After the recent trials the group has faced, a slight detour could be the solution they've been searching for.

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Air date: Feb 15, 2015

Life on the road has the group beaten and beleaguered.

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Season 5 of The Walking Dead picks up shortly after Season 4 left off, and we follow the people of Terminus as they attempt to find a cure in Washington, D.C. As they begin to lose comrades, the fate of the group becomes unclear, more so when they gain new locales and, with them, new conflicts.

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Critic Reviews for The Walking Dead Season 5

All Critics (32) | Top Critics (15)

What ensues is a dizzying, turbocharged confrontation designed to keep your nerves in a vise (or your stomach in knots). Of course, it's all punctuated with the violent reverie of an all-out zombie splat-fest. So, basically, it's The Walking Dead on crank

Oct 7, 2014 | Full Review…

The episode moves along at a good pace, with only a couple of moments when the timing feels a little too coincidental.

Oct 2, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The show's fifth season seems much more propulsive, setting up new plots and then moving through them with surprising haste.

Oct 20, 2014 | Full Review…

The Walking Dead team delivered an action-packed premiere that played like a World War II movie.

Oct 14, 2014 | Full Review…

Suddenly, we don't have to talk about The Walking Dead as an anomaly on AMC's schedule of masterful dramas. It's fitting right in.

Oct 13, 2014 | Full Review…

Does The Walking Dead outdo itself with this season premiere? Of course, but "outdo" is what The Walking Dead does. This is not a series content to recycle visual ideas over and over even if it's a little less resistant to recycling thematic ones.

Oct 13, 2014 | Rating: A | Full Review…

Hands down - this has been the best season of The Walking Dead.

Jul 16, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The Walking Dead: The Complete Fifth Season represents a major step down for a show that had seemingly finally figured out what it was missing.

Aug 24, 2015 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Tonight's episode flat-out cooks. Plus there's a machete with a red handle out there. And sooner or later, Rick is going to use it.

Oct 9, 2014 | Full Review…

What season premieres are made of.

Oct 19, 2014 | Full Review…

This was a fantastic episode, and along with last season's "The Grove", another one of the best they've ever done. We viewers are waiting with baited breath to see what happens next.

Oct 14, 2014 | Full Review…

If the series can hit this level on a consistent basis, it might just shake off the memory of season 4's lackluster second half.

Oct 14, 2014 | Rating: 8.5/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Walking Dead: Season 5

  • May 11, 2021
    A great season starting with the survivors getting their way out of a dangerous situation, and then after some moments of no hope, they arrive at a community named Alexandria.
  • Apr 28, 2021
    The beginning and end of the season are great. The large chunk of the middle is boring, unfortunately. The hospital storyline is the worst.
  • Apr 18, 2021
    Unless seasons 9 or 10 prove me otherwise, this is the best the show has ever been.
  • Apr 02, 2021
    The show outdoes itself in this season. A very strong first half, followed by a couple of misteps toward the end.
  • Apr 02, 2021
    Awesomeness show bro
  • Apr 02, 2021
    Sin duda una de las mejores temporadas de toda la serie!
  • Mar 15, 2021
    Season 5 will forever be The Walking Dead at it's best, with powerful character development, Story telling, and action.
  • Mar 10, 2021
    The best season so far
  • Jan 13, 2021
    I think the seagulls on top of my dumpster are more entertaining and have better dialogue than this. Maybe the writers are actually in the dumpster feeding them their lines. Was this a 5th grade writing project? My class did better acting in my fourth grade play "Fiddler on the Roof". Actually, I don't want to degrade that experience by bringing it up here. If you're going to be in the horror game and have a bad script and acting, embrace it. Don't try to be serious. It's an insult to the viewer. It's the sort of thing a 14 year old smoking their first doobie thinks is deep. It's not. Actually, I probably would have loved this when I was 14. Newsflash: I'm not.
  • Jan 05, 2021
    Out of the first 5 Seasons of TWD, this is the best season yet. BY FAR! The introduction of many new characters and a new location called Alexandria makes it that much better. Super interesting. Also, the action and gore is very on point and amazing. I bet Season 6 will be even better than this season!!

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