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Critic Consensus: Thanks to a more focused narrative and effectively scripted character work, "18 Miles Out" is one of the strongest episodes of the season.

Episode Info

The appearance of an outsider puts Rick and Shane at odds; Hershel's youngest daughter faces a momentous decision and Andrea steps in to help.

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Critic Reviews for 18 Miles Out

At this point, I'm more interested in seeing how The Walking Dead will change than the world it inhabits. And, to give credit where credit is due, it just might have started changing for the better.

Jul 28, 2015 | Full Review…

"18 Miles Out" was a particularly redundant episode. It indulged in another subplot centered on a petty argument. Two, actually.

Jul 28, 2015 | Full Review…

"Survival" isn't enough of an answer to hang an entire television series on.

Jun 6, 2018 | Full Review…

This was a truly enjoyable episode with a feeling that everything that took place moved something forward and applied a sense that it will all culminate into something big.

Jul 28, 2015 | Rating: 4.8/5 | Full Review…

On the whole, the character work was much better, the various arguments more clearly articulated, the sense of atmosphere made stronger because we didn't have to move from character to character, story beat to story beat.

Jul 28, 2015 | Full Review…

"18 Miles Out" was easily one of the best episodes of The Walking Dead so far. An extremely tense episode that both felt big and bold... and more specific and focused... it really showed off the strengths of the series.

Jul 28, 2015 | Rating: 9.5/10 | Full Review…

This is brave new territory for Walking Dead: Characters are actually confronting each other with dramatic situations, instead of just sitting around in a pass-aggro depressive haze

Jul 28, 2015 | Full Review…

This show has always been interested in exploring the uglier underbelly of people's natures while at the same time never being deft enough to actually pull it off.

Jul 28, 2015 | Full Review…

While I had significant problems with one of these storylines, I can't stress enough how important it is for this series to keep this sort of structural focus.

Jul 28, 2015 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

I was actually concerned that the Academy Awards and tonight's episode, "18 Miles Out," would share a problem: too many speeches. But there was nothing to fear, at least for those of us watching the zombie drama.

Jul 28, 2015 | Full Review…