The Suicide King
The Walking Dead Season 3

69%

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Critic Ratings: 16
Critics 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.

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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.

Jul 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.

Jul 30, 2015 | Full Review…

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

Jun 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.

Jul 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.

Jul 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.

Jul 30, 2015 | Full Review…

The midseason premiere updated us on the status of everyone, with more success in some arenas then others.

Jul 30, 2015 | Rating: 7.7/10 | Full Review…

Throughout the episode, loyalties and friendships are tested as some (but not all) withheld truths come to light.

Jul 30, 2015 | Rating: 8.2/10 | Full Review…

What we got last night illustrates the problem with mid-season finales. There were so many moments in December's mid-season finale-both genuine plot-pivot points and the "holy s-t!" variety-that this episode was bound to be a bit of a hangover.

Jul 30, 2015 | Full Review…

Sunday night's episode, The Suicide King, wasn't bad. There was plenty of gore, which I've sorely missed.

Jul 30, 2015 | Full Review…

There were a few moments when the show tried, once again, to find its footing, character-development-wise. We so rarely get a conversation that isn't about who's riding shotgun and whose carrying the shotgun that it's nice when they happen.

Jul 30, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Things happened in the episode, but not enough to get the ball rolling.

Jul 30, 2015 | Full Review…