Claimed
The Walking Dead Season 4

85%

TOMATOMETER

Critic Ratings: 20
Critics Consensus

Slow-burning and suspenseful, "Claimed" also further develops the deepening friendship between Michonne and Carl.

Episode Info

Rick is faced with multiple immediate threats, while other group members deal with the past.

Cast

David Morrissey
as The Governor

Claimed Photos

Critic Reviews for Claimed

Forget hockey showdowns rife with political undertones; The Walking Dead has offered up a big-ticket item of its own: Sergeant. Abraham.

Jul 13, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Well, this was one long hour of drawn-out tension, wasn't it?

Jul 13, 2015 | Full Review…

We wanted reasons to keep coming back each week because for the life of us, we couldn't come up with any ourselves. Well. We got all of that with this episode.

Jun 18, 2018 | Full Review…

Until we're given some idea of what to expect from it, the main narrative for the back half of season 4 has quickly run out of steam.

Jun 13, 2018 | Full Review…

Let me start by saying that "Claimed" was my favorite episode of the Season Four, part two, and the best one since we went on an emotional odyssey with the Governor in "Live Bait."

Jul 13, 2015 | Rating: 8.8/10 | Full Review…

It is nice to see some stories that feel like they are ripped from the pages of a comic every now and then. "Claimed" manages to feel that way, as we get to deal with three new characters that feel a bit larger-than-life.

Jul 13, 2015 | Full Review…

It was another significant stride by the show's writers to make Michonne a more rounded character. Her attempts to make Carl laugh were great to watch, and I'm sure there's already dozens of gifs online of her eating 'crazy cheese' for his amusement.

Jul 13, 2015 | Full Review…

It's good to have Michonne around to, as Rick said, be a best friend for Carl.

Jul 13, 2015 | Full Review…

Tonally... "Claimed" suffers from pronounced lopsidedness in the efficacy of how these ideas are expressed.

Jul 14, 2015 | Full Review…

For all of the moral debates and inquiries into the nature of humanity at the heart of show, it's still meant to be scary - and few episodes are as white-knuckle petrifying as "Claimed."

Jul 13, 2015 | Full Review…

Where the episode really generates some excitement is when Rick is recovering further at the house he and Carl found when a group of scavengers comes traipsing through. It's one of the more suspenseful scenes that the show hasn't had in a while.

Jul 13, 2015 | Full Review…

The dynamic between Carl and Michonne first began to blossom in the early part of season four and their makeshift mother-son rapport has now become one of this show's most compelling relationships.

Jul 13, 2015 | Full Review…