The Walking Dead - Season 6, Episode 1 - Rotten Tomatoes


Critic Consensus: A knockout opener to The Walking Dead's sixth season, "First Time Again" has everything one would hope for - including intense plot development, entertaining character interplay, and more zombies than ever before.

Episode Info

In the Season 6 premiere, Rick and the group continue to have trouble assimilating into Alexandria; and a new threat could bring them closer together or drive them further apart.


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
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 First Time Again

Carter the unstoppable squawking machine might be a pain, but he's right.

February 15, 2018 | Full Review…

A good deal of the episode is given watching the plan unfold, and it's all suitably tense and exciting.

October 12, 2015 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
Top Critic

The episode's unique style is brilliant for the episode's first half, but once viewers figure out what exactly is going on, the allure starts to fade after the 30-minute mark.

October 29, 2018 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

It's an exceptionally intense opener, strong support that The Walking Dead has more bite than ever...

June 18, 2018 | Full Review…

I loved pretty much everything about this episode, from the confusion of the opening scene to the black-and-white flashbacks... to the crazy zombie relocation plan, to ALL MORGAN ALL THE TIME.

October 12, 2015 | Rating: 9.5/10 | Full Review…

"First Time Again," is both intensely riveting and creatively ambitious.

October 12, 2015 | Full Review…

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