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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.

Episode Info

A familiar face returns as the group members struggle to find humanity in a world of constant threats.

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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.

Jul 7, 2015 | Full Review…
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We were captivated for the whole hour, but we really don't want much more of this direction in the story.

Jun 18, 2018 | Full Review…

It will take another week to discover if this midseason diversion pays out any real dividends, but given the structure of 'Walking Dead' seasons, that only leaves a solitary episode to set any kind of stage for the second half of season 4.

Jun 12, 2018 | Full Review…

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.

Jul 7, 2015 | Full Review…

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.

Jul 7, 2015 | Full Review…

Parts of the Governor's tale worked, but overall, it was a bit slow and one note.

Jul 7, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Apart from being the first episode of the series not to feature a major cast member, "Live Bait" is notable for its uniquely lived-in quality

Jul 7, 2015 | Full Review…

When the new, somewhat happy family left the apartment building, the momentum change was apparent almost immediately, even if the travel scenes felt a bit tossed together.

Jul 7, 2015 | Full Review…

Tonight on The Walking Dead, the villain who makes JR Ewing look like a Boy Scout returned, but not exactly as you might expect.

Jul 7, 2015 | Full Review…

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.

Jul 7, 2015 | Rating: 8.3/10 | Full Review…