Strangers
The Walking Dead Season 5

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Critic Ratings: 17
Critics Consensus

After an explosive premiere, The Walking Dead's "Strangers" settles into a groove with a more deliberate, dialogue-heavy episode.

Episode Info

With supplies running low, Rick leads a mission where the risk might not be worth the reward.

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Critic Reviews for Strangers

A pair of episodes in, and we're now two-for-two in terms of gasp-inducing shockers.

Jan 1, 2015 | Full Review…

After the adrenaline rush of last week's season premiere, "Strangers" gives our newly expanded group some much-needed breathing room.

Jan 1, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

All these little moments and tweaks to the show's normal style add up to the most entertaining "come down" episode of The Walking Dead ever.

Feb 27, 2020 | Full Review…

It's safe to assume that Rick will be evening the score for 3 heads come next episode.

Jun 26, 2018 | Full Review…

"Strangers" understandably couldn't keep up the same action beats as its predecessor, but still gave us plenty of new developments to play with in the meantime and some fairly gruesome walkers.

Jun 13, 2018 | Full Review…

We may not have gotten any throat ripping or decapitations, but we're still all good. Or mostly good. We're entertained.

Jun 8, 2018 | Full Review…

Dannnggg!! I'm hooked and, oddly enough, hungry.

Jan 1, 2015 | Full Review…

Though there's no denying the thrilling and unsettling power of the last two to three minutes of "Strangers," it would be incorrect to label the episode as all build-up.

Jan 1, 2015 | Full Review…

All in all a solid episode with a satisfying mix of down time and thrills.

Jan 1, 2015 | Full Review…

If there's one thing "The Walking Dead" can do well, it's constantly one-up itself.

Jan 1, 2015 | Full Review…

"Strangers" was a fine episode of The Walking Dead that gave us an idea of what Season 5 will focus on.

Jan 1, 2015 | Full Review…

This was the hour of regrouping, of taking a second to enjoy some communion wine and food drive food with friends, and of reinstating Rick as leader of the group.

Jan 1, 2015 | Full Review…