Pretty Much Dead Already
The Walking Dead Season 2



Critic Ratings: 15
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Episode Info

A grave threat rears its head from a surprise source; Rick and Hershel work together to avoid a dire situation; and Dale has it out with Shane.

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
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 Pretty Much Dead Already

And so ends the first half of The Walking Dead's deadly second season, thankfully not with a whimper but with a whole lot of bangs.

Jul 28, 2015 | Full Review…

The show is perfectly satisfied with painting Sophia, in very broad strokes, as an ordinary 12-year-old girl. If her disappearance is a dominant arc of a season, the character can't be this underdeveloped for drama to be maintained.

Jul 27, 2015 | Full Review…

It was everything you've ever wanted this show to be. Zombies plus no dialogue, such a winning combination!

Jul 27, 2015 | Full Review…

I've been underwhelmed by a good chunk of the season so far, but tonight's closing scene was so effective that I think I'm going to remember it far more strongly over the next two-plus months than I will a lot of the dull moments we got.

Jul 27, 2015 | Full Review…

To me, last night's episode was the show's finest hour since its series premiere, and I think it's because the show has finally decided to stop going for realism and embrace its inner melodrama.

Jul 27, 2015 | Full Review…

The [final] scene allowed the debate about whether the walkers are sick humans or animals to come to a boiling head.

Jul 27, 2015 | Full Review…

It might be the series's most iconic moment.

Aug 7, 2018 | Full Review…

We were a little pissed at the show last night for ending the mid-season on such a finely crafted note, because it can't be stated strongly enough that the show is still in a rut.

Jun 6, 2018 | Full Review…

The tension slowly ratchets up to an almost unbearable level, leading to those amazing final scenes.

Jul 27, 2015 | Full Review…

Well... I feel weird saying, "I loved it!", but it certainly worked, didn't it? It was very powerful and succeeded as the sucker punch it was intended as.

Jul 27, 2015 | Full Review…

With the midseason finale, the show delivers not the massive cliffhanger Kirkman had promised was on the horizon, but rather a gut-wrenching denouement to the group's most pressing concern.

May 1, 2015 | Full Review…

With the convict-redneck missing and the wife-beater redneck eaten by zombies (and brained by his wife to prevent a return), this show needs a real-live villain whose face isn't peeling off. Oh, thanks, Shane.

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