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The Walking Dead Season 4

89%

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Critic Ratings: 19
Critics Consensus

A finale that feels like a fresh start, "A" raises the narrative stakes without taking itself too seriously - and brings the season to a tense, fast-paced conclusion.

Episode Info

In the Season 4 finale, Rick comes face-to-face with sheer brutality when multiple paths collide.

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Critic Reviews for A

The finale wasn't afraid to go to a pretty dark place -- and to move at a mercifully faster pace than season 3's final dud.

Jul 21, 2015 | Full Review…

The moment turns tense in the sanctuary courtyard.

Jul 21, 2015 | Full Review…

I'm plenty happy Rick's got his mojo back, but did we really need this entire season to get there?

Jul 21, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The pacing is still a bit off and the show is still relentlessly, almost ridiculously dark, but there's so much improvement that we're trying to be optimistic about its future.

Jun 18, 2018 | Full Review…

It's too bad that both these answers were not satisfying enough...

Jun 13, 2018 | Full Review…

Abrupt ending aside, A was a deftly executed game of suspense.

Oct 25, 2016 | Full Review…

[It] provided additional tension and danger before even getting to the answer that everyone had been contemplating.

Jul 21, 2015 | Rating: 4.3/5 | Full Review…

With almost the entire group of survivors now reunited, the episode ends on an almost rousing cliffhanger, but one that links neatly into the episode's overarching theme - who are the real victims, and who should we really fear?

Jul 21, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

While I do feel that the conclusion could have been stronger, this was one of the most well-directed and executed episodes of the latter half of this season.

Jul 21, 2015 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

AMC's The Walking Dead capped its fourth season with a bloodbath that answered one major question and set up a slew of new ones as the truth of Terminus was finally revealed.

Jul 21, 2015 | Full Review…

The Season 4 finale wipes the slate clean, giving us some of the best, most exciting and frightening moments in the show's entire run. As dark as the show turned two episodes ago... Sunday night's episode is even more grim and unsettling.

Jul 21, 2015 | Full Review…

As far as cliffhangers go, The Walking Dead gets an "A" with tonight's season four finale.

Jul 21, 2015 | Full Review…