The Walking Dead - Season 1, Episode 4 - Rotten Tomatoes


Critic Consensus: "Vatos" establishes an early Walking Dead benchmark, with plenty of action, rising character arcs, and a final scene that packs a wallop.

Episode Info

Rick's mission to return to Atlanta may need to be aborted when he runs into some unforeseen problems. Meanwhile back at camp, Jim appears to be going off the deep end.


Chandler Riggs
as Carl Grimes
Andrew Lincoln
as Rick Grimes
Sarah Wayne Callies
as Lori, Lori Grimes
Steven Yeun
as Glenn, Glenn Rhee
Juan Pareja
as Morales
Norman Reedus
as Daryl Dixon
Michael Rooker
as Merle Dixon
Neil Brown, Jr.
as Guillermo
Lennie James
as Morgan Jones
Danai Gurira
as Michonne
Alexandra Breckenridge
as Jessie Anderson
Lauren Cohan
as Maggie Greene
Emily Kinney
as Beth Greene
Austin Nichols
as Spencer Monroe
Larry Gilliard Jr.
as Bob Stookey
Michael Cudlitz
as Abraham Ford
Alanna Masterson
as Tara Chambler
Christian Serratos
as Rosita Espinosa
Josh McDermitt
as Eugene Porter
Seth Gilliam
as Gabriel Stokes
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Critic reviews for Vatos

Now that it was a damn good episode. Some clunky parts, but the payoffs were worth it.

June 6, 2018 | Full Review…

I have always been of the opinion that an average episode/movie/novel can be salvaged by a great ending, and that theory would certainly apply to this uneven and at times bewildering episode of The Walking Dead.

May 28, 2015 | Full Review…

The whole spectrum of human nature is on view when civilization is stripped away-the bigger the immediate threat, the more varied the response. And it's this balance between action/horror and personal drama that makes The Walking Dead so compelling.

May 28, 2015 | Rating: 7.9/10 | Full Review…

On "Vatos," The Walking Dead continued its great pacing, picking up where it left off last week and making the season feel like one giant movie.

May 28, 2015 | Rating: 4.7/5 | Full Review…

One problem with The Walking Dead, so far, is that the dialogue has been over-the-top and the violence has been relatively straight-forward. Maybe it should be the other way around.

May 28, 2015 | Full Review…

This was a very strong episode of The Walking Dead, which managed to deftly combine strong character beats with some well-done twists and turns - including one hell of a finale.

May 28, 2015 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

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