The Walking Dead - Season 4, Episode 1 - Rotten Tomatoes

30 Days Without an Accident



Critic Consensus: "30 Days Without an Accident" uses its deliberate pace to dramatically build tension while advancing character psychology.

Episode Info

The Series 4 opener finds Rick and the group aiming to maintain a close-to-ideal life at the prison.


Andrew Lincoln
as Rick Grimes
Norman Reedus
as Daryl Dixon
Lauren Cohan
as Maggie Greene
Chandler Riggs
as Carl Grimes
Danai Gurira
as Michonne
Scott Wilson
as Hershel Greene
Emily Kinney
as Beth Greene
David Morrissey
as The Governor
Chad Coleman
as Tyreese
Lennie James
as Morgan Jones
Alexandra Breckenridge
as Jessie Anderson
Austin Nichols
as Spencer Monroe
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Critic reviews for 30 Days Without an Accident

The episode was half character-driven drama and half B-movie frightfest, and to that I say, Hallelujah! If "30 Days Without an Accident" is the blueprint for The Walking Dead moving forward, we're in good shape.

June 16, 2015 | Full Review…

This was not quite the action-packed beginning I was hoping for. Still, a decent first effort under Scott M. Gimple's new reign.

June 16, 2015 | Rating: 7.9/10 | Full Review…

The audience doesn't know much more about what or why this [illness] killed [Patrick], for that matter, and that's nice for a change.

June 16, 2015 | Full Review…

"30 Days Without an Accident" did a convincing job of making the prison at this stage feel like a good place to be, and of establishing a very different mood for the group (including smiles and banter).

June 16, 2015 | Full Review…

This episode showcased the show's strengths - suspense, humor, humanity, and, of course, a good old-fashioned undead splatterfest.

June 16, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The episode's underlying questions and thematic concerns, along with quieter rhythms, subtle imagery, and narrative crescendo, are not only a welcome change, but potentially also a preview of a better future for The Walking Dead.

June 16, 2015 | Full Review…

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