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What Happened and What's Going On



Critic Consensus: A visually impressive episode of The Walking Dead, "What Happened and What's Going On" artfully portrays the psychology of the characters, rather than focusing on its shocking moments.

Episode Info

After the recent trials the group has faced, a slight detour could be the solution they've been searching for.


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
Michael Cudlitz
as Abraham Ford
Alanna Masterson
as Tara Chambler
Christian Serratos
as Rosita Espinosa
Josh McDermitt
as Eugene Porter
Seth Gilliam
as Gabriel Stokes
Chris Coy
as Martin
Lennie James
as Morgan Jones
Alexandra Breckenridge
as Jessie Anderson
Austin Nichols
as Spencer Monroe
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Critic reviews for What Happened and What's Going On

Part of the fascination with The Walking Dead, of course, is that unlike many shows, it offers no continuing hints of where it could end, if it ends at all. Sunday's episode reminds us that's the conversation that matters.

February 9, 2015 | Full Review…

You might be a good show, The Walking Dead, but our relationship would be as toxic as blah blah blah you get the point.

February 9, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Stylistically, the episode was bolder than usual, upping the montage, flash-forwards and surrealism to almost arthouse levels.

March 11, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The visual poetry of Tyreese's memories, as well as the many unexpected cameos make tonight's premiere a memorable one, albeit not tremendously exciting for the season itself.

June 14, 2018 | Full Review…

Before The Walking Dead I would have never expected a zombie show to look so lovely at times. It fit the mood tonight.

February 9, 2015 | Rating: 9.5/10 | Full Review…

In the midseason premiere of The Walking Dead, a trip to Richmond leads to another test of the survivors' will and endurance.

February 8, 2015 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

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