The Walking Dead - Season 1, Episode 5 - Rotten Tomatoes


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.


Andrew Lincoln
as Rick Grimes
Chandler Riggs
as Carl Grimes
Norman Reedus
as Daryl Dixon
Michael Rooker
as Merle Dixon
Lennie James
as Morgan Jones
Alexandra Breckenridge
as Jessie Anderson
Austin Nichols
as Spencer Monroe
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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.

June 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.

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

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

June 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.

June 12, 2015 | Full Review…

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

July 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.

July 7, 2015 | Full Review…

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