The Walking Dead - Season 5, Episode 4 - Rotten Tomatoes


Critic Consensus: While a Beth-centric episode feels unnecessary, "Slabtown" is an example of how the occasional departure from the main story can have its own tension and sense of place.

Episode Info

A group of other survivors are encountered.


Andrew Lincoln
as Rick Grimes
Norman Reedus
as Daryl Dixon
Steven Yeun
as Glenn Rhee
Chandler Riggs
as Carl Grimes
Danai Gurira
as Michonne
Melissa McBride
as Carol Peletier
Lauren Cohan
as Maggie Greene
Emily Kinney
as Beth Greene
Michael Cudlitz
as Abraham Ford
Larry Gilliard Jr.
as Bob Stookey
Alanna Masterson
as Tara Chambler
Christian Serratos
as Rosita Espinosa
Josh McDermitt
as Eugene Porter
Seth Gilliam
as Gabriel Stokes
Lennie James
as Morgan Jones
Alexandra Breckenridge
as Jessie Anderson
Austin Nichols
as Spencer Monroe
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Critic reviews for Slabtown

Points awarded here for creativity and differentiation. I mean, think of these types of "left turns" as primers for the spinoff headed our way.

January 2, 2015 | Full Review…

That scene when Noah gave an inspirational speech to Beth about how nobody knew how strong they were... might be the worst thing I've ever seen on this show.

January 2, 2015 | Full Review…

After all the go-go-go Rick-vs.-Gareth gore-o-rama of Season 5's first three installments, this hour... [was] satisfying if only because Singing Beth was too busy getting pushed around to bust into one of her endless uncatchy ditties.

January 2, 2015 | Full Review…

The struggle with "Slabtown" is there's no Andrew Lincoln or Melissa McBride to carry things along. We're forced to invest in actress Emily Kinney and her ability to make Beth Greene a compelling force (which actually works out fairly well).

January 2, 2015 | Full Review…

It's not that Beth is a bad character, she's just been surpassed by so many others in terms of intrigue and sympathy... It appears this episode is looking to rectify that situation.

January 2, 2015 | Full Review…

I like how they're teaming people off and breaking them up this season; it fleshes out the worldview a bit more, and we all get a break from Rick and Carl's overly intense father/son dynamic.

January 2, 2015 | Full Review…

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