The Walking Dead - Season 5, Episode 8 - Rotten Tomatoes
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Critic Consensus: An okay capper to a strong half-season, "Coda" alternates between electrifying tension and a meandering plot.

Episode Info

Rick seeks a peaceful agreement when rules and morals are tossed aside by new enemies.

Cast

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 Coda

As we approached the midseason finale of The Walking Dead, one question hung over the proceedings: What could happen in the episode to make Norman Reedus cry?

January 17, 2015 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

Season 5 of The Walking Dead began swiftly... Things have slowed down since. But there was still a feeling that the midseason finale, titled "Coda," would go out with a bang. And so it did.

January 2, 2015 | Full Review…

While Beth's death was a major one, and there were some solid moments, this episode unfortunately meandered about until it rushed things at the end. The midseason finale didn't quite hold onto that strong start the The Walking Dead Season 5 initiated.

January 2, 2015 | Full Review…

As a midseason capper, "Coda" was a bit of a mixed bag. But then we came back from the commercial break and the episode had skipped a few beats.

January 2, 2015 | Full Review…

The loss of Beth will serve as the dramatic impetus for [the rest still alive], rippling out across the group to remind them that there are no happy endings here -- that even when they're together, they'll never truly be safe.

January 2, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Okay, so as good as The Walking Dead has gotten this season, it still isn't perfect. As proof, I give you "Coda," a mid-season finale which almost, but not entirely, manages to squander the goodwill the show has been building for itself all fall.

January 2, 2015 | Full Review…
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