The Walking Dead - Season 2, Episode 11 - Rotten Tomatoes

Judge, Jury, Executioner



Critic Consensus: The promise of bigger moments to come helps to liven up the deliberate pace of "Judge, Jury, Executioner," while strong work from the cast elevates its talky script.

Episode Info

When Rick and Shane agree on a pivotal decision, Dale begins to suspect a lack of humanity fostering among the group. Meanwhile, Carl's actions have an unexpected impact.


Andrew Lincoln
as Rick Grimes
Chandler Riggs
as Carl Grimes
Norman Reedus
as Daryl Dixon
Scott Wilson
as Hershel Greene
Emily Kinney
as Beth Greene
Lauren Cohan
as Maggie Greene
Lennie James
as Morgan Jones
Alexandra Breckenridge
as Jessie Anderson
Austin Nichols
as Spencer Monroe
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Critic reviews for Judge, Jury, Executioner

The screen went to black, but the bad taste lingered; once again our supposed heroes were portrayed as being both unprepared and unlikable. The producers and Rick are in for the same rough lesson, I fear: bad decision-making has real consequences.

July 28, 2015 | Full Review…

"Judge, Jury and Executioner" was a talky episode done right - a nicely written morality tale aided by a deadline device.

July 28, 2015 | Full Review…

This wasn't a bad episode, but it was pretty much a Greatest Hits listing of all the things wrong with the scripting on this show.

June 6, 2018 | Full Review…

Looking at the positive, 'Judge, Jury, Executioner' is without doubt DeMunn's finest hour - he delivers a highly emotive performance and, thanks to the actor's natural charm, he manages to lecture the other characters without seeming stuffy or superior.

July 28, 2015 | Full Review…

Though I don't know if it all worked, it was still a step up from most of the earlier farm episodes.

July 28, 2015 | Full Review…

And here we are, a week after the excellent "18 Miles Out" aired, and we get the especially dull "Judge, Jury, Executioner." Even a notable character death at the end couldn't do much to save this one.

July 28, 2015 | Rating: 6.5/10 | Full Review…

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