The Walking Dead - Season 4, Episode 7 - Rotten Tomatoes


Critic Consensus: "Dead Weight" continues season four's midseason narrative drift, idling through a subplot that will leave some fans eager to move on to the next chapter.

Episode Info

A new and scary chapter begins to form at a camp outside 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
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 Dead Weight

"Dead Weight" gave this season a full head of steam as it cruises down psychopath lane, setting El Guv on a promising collision course with Rick Grimes and his not-ready-for-zombie-time players.

July 8, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Sometimes - a lot of the time, in fact - we don't think this show deserves nearly the amount of acclaim and success it's achieved.

June 18, 2018 | Full Review…

Generally, episodes that spend most of their time in anticipation of what's coming up next leave the viewer wishing that the writers would just get on with it... There was certainly some of that going on here.

July 8, 2015 | Full Review…

The problem is that this two-episode departure from the main storyline feels like it could have been condensed or not even used at all.

July 8, 2015 | Rating: 2.9/5 | Full Review…

There's something to be said for the attempt that was made, and explored over time and with a bit more nuance, this really could have been one of the best character arcs on the series.

July 8, 2015 | Rating: 8.5/10 | Full Review…

That's more like it. Is it bad to be excited that the Governor has gone back to his murderous, maniacal ways?

July 8, 2015 | Full Review…

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