Cherokee Rose
The Walking Dead Season 2



Critic Ratings: 14
Critics Consensus

"Cherokee Rose" is an episode that seems as stuck as the characters in the story, but has a few touching moments.

Episode Info

Shane's deadly sacrifice leads to strange behavior, while the rest of the group contemplate the fine line between living and dying.

Cast & Crew

Andrew Lincoln
Rick Grimes
Jon Bernthal
Shane Walsh
Norman Reedus
Daryl Dixon
Melissa McBride
Carol Peletier
Scott Wilson
Hershel Greene
Emily Kinney
Beth Greene
Lauren Cohan
Maggie Greene
Irone Singleton
Theodore 'T-Dog' Douglas
Frank Darabont
Executive Producer
Robert Kirkman
Executive Producer
Gale Anne Hurd
Executive Producer
David Alpert
Executive Producer
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Critic Reviews for Cherokee Rose

Unless our heroes get moving again, they're stuck - not only physically, but in a show that, from a distance, appears to be the sort of thing worth getting invested in, but be warned: Too much exposure can be fatal. Fatally boring, that is.

Jul 28, 2015 | Full Review…

It can't be easy to forget about the man you've murdered when you're wearing his baggy overalls and forced to eulogize him in front of his girlfriend. But on tonight's Walking Dead, Shane pulls it off, almost as well as he rocks a new buzz cut.

Jul 24, 2015 | Full Review…

I'm now going to refer to it in my head from here on out, The Walking Around Looking for the Maybe Dead But Who Even Cares Sophia.

Jul 24, 2015 | Full Review…

That's basically what Walking Dead has become: a place where I don't mind hanging out for a hour or two, laughing at the idiots while hoping they won't die. At least, not quite yet.

Jul 24, 2015 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Dead's lack of original direction is starting to turn the show into an unwatchable mess.

Feb 21, 2020 | Full Review…

We don't expect the show to be an action romp, but surely there's some happy halfway point between shoot 'em up action and sitting around and discussing your options ad nauseam.

Jun 6, 2018 | Full Review…

For the most part, the episode was simply a catch of breath, and even the final twist at the end came as little surprise. We've had plenty of funerals; all we need now is a birth.

Jul 29, 2015 | Rating: 7.5/10 | Full Review…

There were... some sweet moments in this episode.

Jul 24, 2015 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

After the tense and action-packed episode three, 'Cherokee Rose' provides the viewer with a chance to catch their breath, but there's still plenty of moments of high drama!

Jul 24, 2015 | Full Review…

With all of the shenanigans that have happened, that's really what four full episodes have been about: a character we barely care about is lost in the woods. Maybe Hershel is right. Maybe it's time to move on.

Jul 24, 2015 | Full Review…

In the end, "Cherokee Rose" simply fell flat. Where it could have started something new, it dragged out much of the old and tossed in some false suspense that amounted to guts everywhere and an abandoned house.

Jul 24, 2015 | Rating: 2.6/5 | Full Review…

"Cherokee Rose" falters by wasting too much time on pointless antics and letting Shane off the hook to easily. But it does set some seeds for upcoming episodes.

Jul 24, 2015 | Full Review…