Arrow on the Doorpost
The Walking Dead Season 3

65%

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Critic Ratings: 17
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Episode Info

Rick and the Governor contemplate a peace treaty.

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Critic Reviews for Arrow on the Doorpost

I didn't think the inevitable face-to-face between the Governor and Rick ultimately lived up to my (possibly too lofty) expectations, but it did the job, which is to prime the show for the final showdown.

Jul 29, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The Walking Dead's No. 1 non-zombie antagonist finally met its troubled hero, Rick, face-to-face. If only they'd actually said anything worthwhile.

Jul 29, 2015 | Full Review…

The thing is, "Arrow On The Doorpost" isn't really that bad. It's better than the two episodes before "Clear," and it brings Rick and the Governor together for their first (and probably last) face to face conversation.

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

This was a curious episode of The Walking Dead: Slow-moving but rife with drama, filled with some great off-handed moments and some less-great Big Moments.

Jul 29, 2015 | Full Review…

What starts off looking like an episode filled with conflict is soon revealed as another exercise in treading water.

Jul 30, 2015 | Full Review…

'Arrow on the Doorpost' does a decent job of preparing the characters and the audience for what's to come.

Jul 29, 2015 | Full Review…

It was kind of a hollow climax to the episode.

Jul 29, 2015 | Full Review…

Much like last week's episode, this week's, "Arrow on the Doorpost," plays with format and is indeed a welcome change from the show's usual one location per episode mentality.

Jul 29, 2015 | Full Review…

An entire episode of chest-thumping and dick-measuring with ABSOLUTELY NO PAYOFF is a terrible idea for an episode.

Jun 19, 2018 | Full Review…

"Arrow on the Doorpost" suffers from a few problems unique to the episode.

Jun 11, 2018 | Full Review…

Something strange but excellent is happening with AMC's The Walking Dead lately.

Jul 29, 2015 | Full Review…

The episode got off to a great start with a silent sweep through of the meeting place that was highly reminiscent of the season premiere, "Seed." I really enjoy seeing the characters move in a more tactical and thought out manner.

Jul 29, 2015 | Rating: 4.2/5 | Full Review…