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Critic Consensus: "Sick" keeps up the pace of the season premiere, presenting a more violent and less forgiving Rick Grimes.

Episode Info

Traumatic events leave a life hanging in the balance, while the survivors deal with a new threat.

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Critic Reviews for Sick

"Sick" reinforced the season premiere's message: This season is going to be darker, grittier, and gorier. Rick in particular has changed.

Jul 28, 2015 | Full Review…
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At this point, with the terror cranked up to 11, the familial discord rings true but feels hollow. Blood runs thicker than water, yes. But on The Walking Dead the blood doesn't stop running long enough for me to care.

Jul 28, 2015 | Full Review…

This is first class genre writing and it's a joy to see. More, please.

Jun 20, 2018 | Full Review…

The surprising reveal of the five inmates within the prison adds a lot of worthwhile drama to "Sick."

Jun 11, 2018 | Full Review…

Truly, this was outstanding. It's clear that this season is grittier, bloodier and finding that great combination of pacing when it comes to the action and those character moments.

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

The Rick we see now is unforgiving.

Jul 28, 2015 | Full Review…

If last week's season premiere of The Walking Dead teased the promise of a rebound from the choppy second season, this week's episode pivots forward into more fruitful dramatic terrain.

Jul 28, 2015 | Full Review…

If "Sick" did one thing absolutely right, it was instilling the notion that time is slowly changing the mindset of each and every character, losing social civility and morphing them into the zombie killing survivors we see standing before us.

Jul 28, 2015 | Full Review…

"Sick" was better than brains. It was one of the most complete episodes of The Walking Dead yet because it spilled plenty of blood and zombie guts, added serious threats from non-zombies, and featured family drama without ever losing stride.

Jul 28, 2015 | Full Review…

While not as strong as the season premiere, the second episode of Season 3 kept up the momentum, with the struggle to save Hershel's life intermixed with Rick and the group getting to know those prisoners they came across last week.

Jul 28, 2015 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…