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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.

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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.

Jun 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…

This episode opened and closed on very strong notes, but the mushy middle, which didn't solve anything involving the ongoing plot and introduced a bunch of arbitrary, needless complications that had no payoff, bogged it down quite a bit.

May 28, 2015 | Rating: B | Full Review…

I was curious to see whether the things that ultimately drove me from the comic would be more obvious here than in previous episodes. Instead, Kirkman turned in the strongest episode since the pilot.

May 28, 2015 | Full Review…

We now begin a descent into darkness, this is a good and nicely tense episode with a few minor flaws in the acting department.

May 28, 2015 | Full Review…

It has certainly accomplished one thing: convincing us that this is the kind of show where you should never feel too safe as a viewer. Sweet dreams.

May 28, 2015 | Full Review…