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Critic Consensus: Loaded with thrilling action, "JSS" is a terrific example of The Walking Dead making the most of its varied characters.

Episode Info

As things begin to return to normal, a new problem arises for the Alexandrians.

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
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 JSS

Wow. I don't know if that was the most violent episode of The Walking Dead yet, but it was certainly close. Coupled with the massive season premiere, it does seem like the show has decided to kick things into a higher gear.

Oct 19, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Melissa McBride was fantastic this episode, as usual.

Oct 19, 2015 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

One of the more memorable episodes in recent Walking Dead history.

Oct 19, 2015 | Full Review…

Morgan wins the fight and delivers a finishing blow to the man. Whether or not he's alive is something we'll have to wait and see.

Jun 27, 2018 | Full Review…

While "JSS" capped off a great one-two punch for the first two outings of the season, hopefully next week will slow down enough to at least get the characters in one place...

Jun 18, 2018 | Full Review…

The raid of Alexandria basically works as a character piece for Carol and Morgan. Its purpose is to show how their differing approaches to a threat have to find a middle ground somewhere.

Oct 19, 2015 | Full Review…

While the theme is something we've visited several times on this show, "JSS" was full of unexpected action.

Oct 19, 2015 | Rating: 8.4/10 | Full Review…

It's the zombocalypse equivalent of E.M. Forster's famous "to only connect", and given the thousands of zombies on the other side of that fence, Enid is going to need all the JSS juice she can find.

Feb 15, 2018 | Full Review…

"JSS" showcases how susceptible to threat Alexandria is and the kind of ruthless behavior required to maintain its peace and tranquility. Or is it required?

Oct 19, 2015 | Full Review…

The assault on Alexandria makes for an action-packed episode that's light on character development. It's also more disturbing than your average Walking Dead chapter, thanks to the savagery of the Wolves and the human-on-human murder.

Oct 19, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…