The Walking Dead - Season 3, Episode 7 - Rotten Tomatoes

When the Dead Come Knocking



Critic Consensus: The anticipation is palpable as "When the Dead Come Knocking" effectively brings Team Prison and Team Woodbury together for a mid-season showdown.

Episode Info

The Governor seeks information, while a new arrival at the prison forces Rick to make a decision.


Andrew Lincoln
as Rick Grimes
Steven Yeun
as Glenn, Glenn Rhee
Chandler Riggs
as Carl Grimes
Norman Reedus
as Daryl Dixon
Melissa McBride
as Carol, Carol Peletier
Danai Gurira
as Michonne
Scott Wilson
as Hershel Greene
Lauren Cohan
as Maggie Greene
David Morrissey
as The Governor
Emily Kinney
as Beth Greene
Michael Rooker
as Merle Dixon
Larry Gilliard Jr.
as Bob Stookey
Michael Cudlitz
as Abraham Ford
Alanna Masterson
as Tara Chambler
Christian Serratos
as Rosita Espinosa
Josh McDermitt
as Eugene Porter
Seth Gilliam
as Gabriel Stokes
Lennie James
as Morgan Jones
Alexandra Breckenridge
as Jessie Anderson
Austin Nichols
as Spencer Monroe
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Critic reviews for When the Dead Come Knocking

Another strong installment to a strong season.

July 30, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

For once, The Walking Dead managed to make me feel something outside its tried-and-true triangle of adrenaline, revulsion, and boredom.

July 30, 2015 | Full Review…

On this "zombie drama," the zombies have literally become a part of the scenery -- so unremarkable that neither the characters nor the series even bothers to comment on their presence anymore.

July 30, 2015 | Full Review…

"“When the Dead Come Knocking"” was crawling with tension last night.

July 30, 2015 | Full Review…

Thankfully, it looks like the s**t is really gonna hit the fan come next week's episode, when all of the information is finally going to be out on the table.

June 20, 2018 | Full Review…

Talk about kicking things up a notch! While we worried that the number of episodes keeping Woodbury and the prison separate could slow the season's pace, "When the Dead Come Knocking" kicks into high gear toward the inevitable confrontation.

June 11, 2018 | Full Review…

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