The Walking Dead - Season 4, Episode 6 - Rotten Tomatoes


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.


Andrew Lincoln
as Rick Grimes
Lauren Cohan
as Maggie Greene
Chandler Riggs
as Carl Grimes
Norman Reedus
as Daryl Dixon
Danai Gurira
as Michonne
Scott Wilson
as Hershel Greene
David Morrissey
as The Governor
Emily Kinney
as Beth Greene
Lennie James
as Morgan Jones
Alexandra Breckenridge
as Jessie Anderson
Austin Nichols
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.

July 7, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

We were captivated for the whole hour, but we really don't want much more of this direction in the story.

June 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.

June 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.

July 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.

July 7, 2015 | Full Review…

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

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

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