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Critic Consensus: A big ending on "What Lies Ahead" gets the second season of The Walking Dead off to a strong start.

Episode Info

In the Season 2 premiere, Rick and the group leave Atlanta and encounter a threat on the highway the likes of which they've never seen. Elsewhere, the group search for a missing person.

Cast

Andrew Lincoln
as Rick Grimes
Steven Yeun
as Glenn, Glenn Rhee
Chandler Riggs
as Carl Grimes
Melissa McBride
as Carol, Carol Peletier
Norman Reedus
as Daryl Dixon
Danai Gurira
as Michonne
Lauren Cohan
as Maggie Greene
Emily Kinney
as Beth Greene
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
Lennie James
as Morgan Jones
Alexandra Breckenridge
as Jessie Anderson
Austin Nichols
as Spencer Monroe
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Critic reviews for What Lies Ahead

Mute the psychobabble, shriek at the stupid horror - and pass the popcorn.

October 12, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

We're going to see the word 'epic' thrown around a lot in the days to come about this episode, and it is certainly that.

October 12, 2015 | Full Review…

At episode's end, we get a second strangely beautiful digression, the sort that will keep those who prefer their brains behind the scenes instead of on a plate tuning in for another week.

July 28, 2015 | Full Review…

The entire [ending] sequence is remarkable in how it achieves both shock value and earnest delight.

July 22, 2015 | Full Review…

This episode showed Darabont and the cast at their best.

May 1, 2015 | Full Review…

The Walking Dead's Season 6 premiere was strangely satisfying.

October 12, 2015 | Full Review…

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