No Way Out
The Walking Dead Season 6

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Critic Ratings: 34
Critics Consensus

"No Way Out" is a brutally entertaining rebound from a lackluster first half of the season, re-energized with arresting, jaw-dropping developments.

Episode Info

With walkers inside the gates of Alexandria, Rick and the group are scared, outnumbered and things are only getting worse.

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Critic Reviews for No Way Out

The zombie drama's return is a mixed bag.

Feb 15, 2016 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

Alexandria: This is the story of how you are reborn. About how you rise from your own ashes to become the first true city of the new world.

Feb 15, 2016 | Full Review…
Top Critic

There has been lots of speculation about if and how Carl would receive his wound, a key event in the comics. The answer, it seems, is via a Rube Goldbergian family decimation machine. Glad that's settled.

Feb 15, 2016 | Full Review…

The Walking Dead resumed with an action-filled episode, brimming with death and mayhem and concluding with what felt suspiciously like a glimmer of optimism.

Feb 15, 2016 | Full Review…

The sight of the Alexandrians teaming together to beat back the herd of walkers was at least sort of inspiring, and it'll be good to have Rick trying to protect them rather than dismiss them as a waste of his time.

Feb 15, 2016 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Top Critic

"No Way Out" certainly ramps up the sense of tension and movement in an important way.

Mar 10, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

The Walking Dead's midseason premiere remembers why fans fell in love with the show and showcases each of those reasons in its return.

Nov 13, 2019 | Rating: 9.4/10 | Full Review…

This is probably one of - if not - the strongest mid-season premieres we've seen. It's so big, it probably could have been a finale.

Oct 29, 2018 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

The mid-season premiere [is] gory, emotive, traumatic and just about everything we have come to love and sort of hate) about The Walking Dead.

Jun 25, 2018 | Full Review…

Unquestionably The Walking Dead's finest hour, and tremendously inspiring for the series going forward.

Jun 18, 2018 | Full Review…

"No Way Out," the midseason premiere of The Walking Dead's sixth season, is a pretty good episode of The Walking Dead.

Feb 15, 2016 | Full Review…

"No Way Out" had its moments, particularly whenever Denise was on screen. Though the series overall has had nothing but contempt for most of the Alexandrians, the writers and Meritt Wever have turned Denise into an actual character.

Feb 15, 2016 | Full Review…