Hounded
The Walking Dead Season 3

89%

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Critic Ratings: 18
Critics Consensus

Although mainly another hour of moving pieces into place, "Hounded" sees the prison and Woodbury plotines converge, setting up an exciting collision course for the mid-season break.

Episode Info

Andrea and the Governor bond, while Michonne comes to a decision about Woodbury.

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Critic Reviews for Hounded

When The Walking Dead slows down, that's when the wheels tend to come off the Hyundai.

Jul 29, 2015 | Full Review…

After keeping a steadily escalating pace all season, Walking Dead decided to take a moment to let its protagonist go crazy. The result is an episode that felt mostly like it was just killing time.

Jul 29, 2015 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

"Hounded" balances the promise of the moment with the dread of what's to come.

Jul 29, 2015 | Full Review…

This was a manic Walking Dead episode, with various chess pieces moving into position for the final two episodes of this half-season.

Jul 29, 2015 | Full Review…

"Hounded," was the beginning of the end of a divided narrative and a big step towards what promises to be a nasty showdown.

Jul 29, 2015 | Full Review…

"Hounded" picks up the pace from last week, cramming three stories into the hour and cutting between them in a way that never lets the tension entirely drop.

Jul 29, 2015 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
Top Critic

It's about time this show grew up a bit, and at least through six episodes, we're starting to see it hit a groove.

Feb 21, 2020 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

Another great episode in a string of them, and it's setting up the major theme of the books: the danger in this world is not found in shuffling undead, it's in the living and their competing desires and needs.

Jun 20, 2018 | Full Review…

With only two episodes left in this half of the season, all the ducks are in a row for an extremely tense showdown, and we've never been bigger fans more excited to see how it plays out.

Jun 11, 2018 | Full Review…

I'm not sure what "Hounded" was about, per se, but the most important thing it accomplished was ending Rick's bad day.

Jul 29, 2015 | Full Review…

While "Hounded" wasn't great, there's obviously plenty of high stakes scenarios brewing for the characters, now that The Governor has a couple of people who know about the prison.

Jul 29, 2015 | Rating: 7.5/10 | Full Review…

There was a lot of ground to cover in "Hounded." Thankfully, much like the improvements to some of the character's dialogue (or lack thereof), it's clear the writers have a firmer grasp on how to keep the pace of The Walking Dead as brisk as possible.

Jul 29, 2015 | Full Review…