The Walking Dead - Season 3, Episode 9 - Rotten Tomatoes


Critic Consensus: A serviceable-but-lackluster return from hiatus, "The Suicide King" leaves the zombie-starved viewer wanting more.

Episode Info

Rick attempts to rescue an imperiled member of the group, while a recent attack has left Woodbury in disarray. Later, concerns are raised at the prison after new guests arrive.


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
Michael Rooker
as Merle Dixon
Emily Kinney
as Beth Greene
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 The Suicide King

Back from midseason hiatus, The Walking Dead just demonstrated not only what it can be as a show but what TV can be as a medium.

July 30, 2015 | Full Review…

"The Suicide King" took the improved momentum of the previous eight hours and promptly stalled it out on a country road.

July 30, 2015 | Full Review…

"The Suicide King" offers a much quieter, contemplative episode than its predecessor.

June 11, 2018 | Full Review…

This was a more restrained, character-driven hour that dared to split the difference between the "slow" elements of Season 2 and the action-driven approach of Season 3.

July 30, 2015 | Full Review…

"The Suicide King" immediately picked things right up, concluding the last moments of major action before giving the characters some time to think about all the craziness they've been though.

July 30, 2015 | Rating: 4.3/5 | Full Review…

What The Suicide King showed us was that the explosive events of the mid-season finale have left lasting damage to both Rick and the Governor's groups of survivors.

July 30, 2015 | Full Review…

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