Heads Up
The Walking Dead Season 6



Critic Ratings: 25
Critics Consensus

With "Heads Up," The Walking Dead offers the resolution to a major cliffhanger, but with frustrating results.

Episode Info

Alexandria is finally able to start pulling itself back together; and there's peace between the group and the Alexandrians, but no one knows how long it will last.


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 Heads Up

The good news is that, limp Glenn revelation aside, this episode is much stronger than the last few.

Nov 23, 2015 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
Top Critic

I don't know, but I'm pretty sure I would have enjoyed this reveal much more without the whole speculation circus of the last three weeks.

Nov 23, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

I'm inclined to call "Heads Up" one of the best episodes of The Walking Dead's sixth season so far.

Nov 23, 2015 | Full Review…

What a terrible, terrible idea this was, to drag out all half-season.

Jun 18, 2018 | Full Review…

In creating false suspense and undermining the life-or-death stakes it thrives on, The Walking Dead just lost at its own game.

Oct 25, 2016 | Full Review…

The only way to come back from the whole thing now is to do something HUGE with the character next. Something that excuses and makes us forgive his ludicrous survival.

Nov 24, 2015 | Full Review…

That's how you end an episode.

Nov 23, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The best parts of "Heads Up" were definitely the beginning - which finally cleared up the whole Glenn debate/debacle - and the very end.

Nov 23, 2015 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

The episode proceeds to efficiently, if predictably, tie up a series of loose ends.

Nov 23, 2015 | Full Review…

I realize this is all largely subjective, but for me the bottom line when it comes to any plot device is: Does it enrich the story? Or distract from the story? I doubt I'm the only one who's felt distracted for the past few episodes.

Nov 23, 2015 | Full Review…