The Walking Dead Season 5



Critic Ratings: 29
Critics Consensus

"Conquer" addresses some unresolved issues with suspense and, as a good finale should, paves the way for season six, even if it leaves a few threads untied.

Episode Info

In the Season 5 finale, Daryl experiences trouble on a run. Meanwhile, Rick and his group continue to feel like outsiders in Alexandria, where trouble is creeping into the gates.


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 Conquer

The heartwarming plot point of Morgan on a journey to find his friend quickly became heartbreaking when they arrived back at Alexandria.

Mar 30, 2015 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

This finale had a lot to do, and it nailed some of its crescendos a little more smoothly than others.

Mar 30, 2015 | Full Review…

Are we OK with the fact that all of our core heroes will return in the fall, when we'll crank up the old death-watch machine once again? Was the contract fulfilled? Let's say yes.

Mar 30, 2015 | Full Review…

A whopping hour and a half (with commercials) instead of the usual hour. And for good reason, there was a lot of ground to cover.

Jun 27, 2018 | Full Review…

For the first time in years, we can be excited by The Walking Dead's unpredictability once more.

Jun 14, 2018 | Full Review…

Just straight-up poor writing, forcing nonsensical and unlikely scenarios on the audience because they can't or won't figure out a plausible way to get from Point A to Point B in the story.

Jun 8, 2018 | Full Review…

Let me start at the end and say that if the goal of a finale is to provide enough resolution to satisfy the viewers who have stuck you with for a full season, but also introduce the elements that lure us in for the next, then mission f'ing accomplished.

Mar 30, 2015 | Rating: 9.5/10 | Full Review…

Most importantly, this was a finale where I was actually pumped to see where things would be going next.

Mar 30, 2015 | Full Review…

If you were expecting an episode that culminated in a shocking death, you may have been disappointed. If you were looking for suspenseful, thrilling action that should set up an epic Season 6, you are in luck.

Mar 30, 2015 | Full Review…

From start to finish, this episode-aptly titled "Conquer"-was the knockout conclusion that this incredible season deserved, a fact made all the more surprising by the way it didn't deliver what fans have come to expect.

Mar 30, 2015 | Full Review…

"Conquer" just sort of sits there. It gets some pieces moved to where they need to be, and it had a hell of a lot of style, but the ending was disappointingly flat.

Mar 30, 2015 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

It looks like things could be getting good. Pity it's taken until the end of the season to get there.

Mar 30, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…