The Walking Dead Season 5



Critic Ratings: 25
Critics Consensus

Rick's meltdown in "Try" creates a compelling setup for season five's finale, even if comes off a bit extreme.

Episode Info

Rick and the group face setbacks as existence within the walls starts to mimic life outside.


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
Lennie James
as Morgan Jones
Austin Nichols
as Spencer Monroe
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Critic Reviews for Try

This season has dealt so expertly with the post-traumatic stress being suffered by the entire ensemble, and Rick's meltdown was a powerful flashpoint along those lines.

Mar 23, 2015 | Full Review…

The lack of detail really distracts from what the episode is trying to do; it's the hospital all over again.

Mar 23, 2015 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

Nothing tastes quite as good as some home-cooked conflict resolution.

Mar 23, 2015 | Full Review…

With such horrors moving ever closer - and with an extra-long, and doubtless action-packed finale in store next week - it feels as if the time for men like Rick and women like Sasha isn't over yet.

Mar 23, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

So while Alexandria had plenty of effective drama within its own walls, it was especially nice of "Try" to keep things moving out in the wilderness as well.

Jun 14, 2018 | Full Review…

With only one more episode of Season 5 left, the slight lull that has hovered over this second half of the season definitely lifted with "Try."

Mar 23, 2015 | Full Review…

Can you think of a drunker-acting sober character than Rick Grimes in TV history?... I think Rick takes the (rum-soaked) cake.

Mar 23, 2015 | Rating: 8.7 | Full Review…

There is a nice sense of symmetry as the end of season 5 approaches.

Mar 23, 2015 | Full Review…

"Try" kept the gripping, anxious Alexandria story moving along while also planting seeds for next Sunday's finale.

Mar 23, 2015 | Rating: 8.6/10 | Full Review…

The man we see at the end of the episode trying to kill a violent, unrelenting abuser of women and children is the outcome of Deanna's cancerous passivity. In other words, he's a wake-up call.

Mar 23, 2015 | Full Review…