Bloodletting
The Walking Dead Season 2

67%

TOMATOMETER

Critic Ratings: 15
Critics Consensus

"Bloodletting" introduces several new characters that fans of the comic books will happily recognize, but doesn't feature much of the gore that the title would indicate.

Episode Info

Rick possibly stumbles upon another safe spot while attempting to come to the aid of someone in danger. Meanwhile, Shane heads off on a mission for much-needed medical supplies.

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Critic Reviews for Bloodletting

It was particularly disheartening to see The Walking Dead get Lost so quickly in its sophomore season.

Jul 28, 2015 | Full Review…

"Bloodletting" functions as one of those post-premiere episodes that play out the consequences set forth by the previous one.

Jul 22, 2015 | Full Review…

I have yet to encounter anyone who loves zombies who doesn't have a problem with Walking Dead's numerous plot holes.

Jul 22, 2015 | Full Review…

This is an episode in which very little happens in terms of major plot movement - though it does introduce a potentially significant new setting and group of characters - and yet it's very gripping drama.

Jul 22, 2015 | Full Review…

I enjoyed 'Bloodletting', if not for the opportunity to see these people relax and dedicate some screen time to something other than gratuitous zombie violence.

Feb 21, 2020 | Full Review…

It's time for Rick, Shane, and Lori to stop sucking up all the oxygen in the story.

Jun 8, 2018 | Full Review…

A freak hunting accident, a self-destructing CDC, a jagged piece of a mangled car door-it's not just zombies bringing death in the apocalypse. Everybody's got it bad, but they've still got each other.

Jul 29, 2015 | Rating: 8.3/10 | Full Review…

This season I don't even know where they're going, honestly. And when I write that sentence, sadly I'm not sure if I mean to direct that more at the characters or the showrunners.

Jul 24, 2015 | Full Review…

Wow. This series' next twist or turn is anyone's guess. And that's part of the beauty of it.

Jul 22, 2015 | Full Review…

The progress and situations didn't feel rushed and I'm pleased that we are just starting the journey that is Hershel's farm.

Jul 22, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal and Sarah Wayne Callies are all absolutely phenomenal in this episode.

Jul 22, 2015 | Full Review…

The Walking Dead's trend of excellence continues tonight with an incredible new episode that introduces a bunch of new characters that fans of the graphic novels will be instantly familiar with.

Jul 22, 2015 | Full Review…