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.
as Rick Grimes
as Daryl Dixon
as Maggie Greene
as Carl Grimes
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
There's a problem with 'Dead Weight', and it's a big one - David Morrissey's alter ego aside, the viewer has no real attachment to any of the characters dominating the screen.
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