The Walking Dead Season 2



Critic Ratings: 14
Critics Consensus

By focusing on Daryl Dixon, "Chupacabra" takes a step forward in the story, but still feels like it's the set-up for something larger.

Episode Info

While searching the woods for clues, Daryl is seriously injured and set upon by walkers. Meanwhile, Rick second-guesses himself; and Glenn believes he's getting positive signals from Maggie, but then isn't so sure.

Cast & Crew

Andrew Lincoln
Rick Grimes
Jon Bernthal
Shane Walsh
Norman Reedus
Daryl Dixon
Melissa McBride
Carol Peletier
Scott Wilson
Hershel Greene
Lauren Cohan
Maggie Greene
Madison Lintz
Sophia Peletier
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 Chupacabra

I love this show. This particular episode certainly could have used more zombie deaths. But Boondock losing his mind, eating squirrels, and making a zombie-ear necklace made up for it.

Jul 28, 2015 | Full Review…

For all the tragedy and hopelessness prevalent in the survivors' lives, there exists a healthy amount of humor on The Walking Dead.

Jul 24, 2015 | Full Review…

While some of what was done and said in this week's installment was significant, much of it felt like pure preamble for the final two episodes in part one of season two.

Jul 24, 2015 | Full Review…

The problem is, for the most part, we haven't learned anything new about any of them. The characters aren't getting deeper; they're just more familiar.

Jul 24, 2015 | Full Review…

It's a good setup.

Jul 24, 2015 | Full Review…

The hunt for the missing girl finally spun off another decent storyline, albeit one that was resolved entirely too soon.

Jul 24, 2015 | Full Review…

[T]here is still way too much formulaic convention at the heart of the plot, and even the few strong moments are followed up by the usual ignorant self-absorbed reaction that is all too common from this band of dysfunctional survivors.

Feb 21, 2020 | Full Review…

More Darryl and less Rick/Shane/Lori drama, please.

Jun 6, 2018 | Full Review…

"Chupacabra..." is mostly devoted to the show's two most interesting characters.

Jul 29, 2015 | Rating: 8.7/10 | Full Review…

"Chupacabra" continued to feel like a calm before the storm.

Jul 24, 2015 | Rating: 4.1/5 | Full Review…

As a look at Daryl Dixon and how badass he is, it was certainly a success.

Jul 24, 2015 | Rating: 7.5/10 | Full Review…

The development of Daryl's character has been one of the highlights of The Walking Dead season two, so it's terrific to see Norman Reedus's redneck-with-a-heart take center stage in 'Chupacabra'.

Jul 24, 2015 | Full Review…