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Critic Consensus: With "Wildfire," The Walking Dead continues to prove it isn't your average horror story, with a focus on three-dimensional characters in a well-rounded drama.

Episode Info

After a zombie attack, Rick and the group set off for the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta, and Jim must face a life-or-death decision.

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Critic Reviews for Wildfire

Shane wants protection from the problem, and that's absolutely understandable, but Rick wants to solve the problem.

Jun 6, 2018 | Full Review…

"Wildfire," the fifth episode of AMC's The Walking Dead spends most of its first half doing something that no zombie movie has ever had time for-mourning.

Jun 12, 2015 | Rating: 8.1/10 | Full Review…

Still, this was very strong material overall, with Laurie Holden again doing great work.

Jun 12, 2015 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

This episode is the one which is low on zombies, but packed with the human drama which has underpinned the show from the beginning. It is a dramatic and heartfelt episode.

Jun 12, 2015 | Full Review…

This episode delivers some of the series' best moments yet.

Jul 7, 2015 | Full Review…

The surface similarities [to Lost] do make me hope that, given more hours to tell its story, The Walking Dead will be able to develop characters to match its already deeply absorbing plot.

Jul 7, 2015 | Full Review…

Even more than last week's episode, "Wildfire" has me thinking I might want to stick with The Walking Dead for a good while... And it was two sequences - one near the beginning, and one near the end - that have me firmly on the hook.

Jun 12, 2015 | Full Review…

The Walking Dead makes its biggest departure from Robert Kirkman's comic book series yet with tonight's episode, "Wildfire."

Jun 12, 2015 | Full Review…

A fair assessment of The Walking Dead's first season may have to wait a while, but "Wildfire" gave me hope that its creators really do know what they're doing.

Jun 12, 2015 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

If you're thinking what I'm thinking, we certainly won't be having a calm discussion about this week's episode of The Walking Dead, which proved to be a startling, emotionally rich, game-changing hour of TV.

Jun 12, 2015 | Full Review…