Critic Consensus: Like much of season four, "Live Bait" favors character development over action, although its deliberate pace may test the patience of some viewers.
as Rick Grimes
as Maggie Greene
as Carl Grimes
as Daryl Dixon
as Hershel Greene
as The Governor
as Beth Greene
as Morgan Jones
as Jessie Anderson
as Spencer Monroe
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Critic reviews for Live Bait
The Governor is back! And for those of us who'd grown a tad weary of the West Georgia Correctional Facility follies, El Guv strode through last night's episode like our own one-eyed savior, providing a radical change of pace.
While "Live Bait" was a well acted and well directed episode of television, I can't help but feel like it just muddied the waters.
It was a dazzling opening and a bold, artistic step forward for a series that once closed a hatchback car door on a zombie and featured Rick talking into a phone that wasn't plugged in...But then the rest of the episode happened.
This episode offered a new layer to what was already one of the more dimensional characters on The Walking Dead, though a somewhat controversial one.
This is a great way of giving The Walking Dead a "Rise of the Governor"-type arc while also making it entirely new and fresh. So bravo, Scott Gimple. Good work.
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