The Walking Dead - Season 4, Episode 9 - Rotten Tomatoes


Critic Consensus: "After" finds The Walking Dead in a more contemplative mode, and provides a fascinating glimpse into Michonne's backstory.

Episode Info

Rick deals with old wounds while members of the prison try accept their new environment .


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 After

Sunday night's feature focused on Michonne ... and Carl.... Both stories delivered.

July 9, 2015 | Full Review…

Where do you go with a story and characters who know there's no light at the end of the tunnel, just an undead garbage disposal waiting to cut them from the opening credits?

July 9, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

At least for now, "After" is exactly the step The Walking Dead needed to take toward reminding us why we fight, and for the viewers, why we still care who lives and dies.

June 12, 2018 | Full Review…

Robert Kirkman has said that the show is testing out new episode formats in the back half of season four, including some that will focus on only a few characters at a time... It's an admirable goal.

October 25, 2016 | Full Review…

I would not argue with you if you said, "OMG dis ep wuz so BORING!" because large stretches of "After" were, indeed, boring.

July 9, 2015 | Full Review…

"After" is one of the stronger episodes of the season, and for now, it's enough to make one curious about where the next seven chapters are headed.

July 9, 2015 | Full Review…

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