The Same Boat
The Walking Dead Season 6



Critic Ratings: 31
Critics Consensus

"The Same Boat" takes a strong female focus by continuing Carol's arc while deepening viewer anticipation for Negan's ominous arrival.

Episode Info

After experiencing a minor success, there is a whole new set of issues when members of the group are taken and held hostage.


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 The Same Boat

The show's primary stance is usually 'Rick is always right,' so a serious effort to undermine that might generate some kind of backlash. I personally think the show's much stronger for approaching this material and hopefully, the audience agrees.

Mar 14, 2016 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
Top Critic

I actually liked that we spent so much time with the new characters - Maggie establishing a bond as a (potential) mother, Carol with Paula as a fellow spirit that was set free by the apocalypse. It's exactly why they were both so upset by what happened.

Mar 14, 2016 | Full Review…
Top Critic

If The Walking Dead just full-on turned into The Carol Show, would anyone really mind?

Mar 15, 2016 | Full Review…
Top Critic

"Your people are killers, Carol," Paula said on Sunday. "That makes you a killer." She didn't know the half of it.

Mar 14, 2016 | Full Review…

It's hard to imagine that TWD's toughest character is about to become a Morgan-like pacifist. But maybe she's about to realize that if she keeps killing everyone she thinks of as an "other," soon she'll be the last person on Earth.

Mar 14, 2016 | Full Review…

"The Same Boat" works best when we see just how much Carol's efforts to stay alive and move past tragedy have cost her.

Mar 14, 2016 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

The Walking Dead is asking just how far it can push its characters to the edge of complete damnation: and most importantly, "The Same Boat" finds the heart of that idea in Carol.

Mar 10, 2020 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

I appreciate how subtly the writers are taking us on this journey with the characters.

Jun 25, 2018 | Full Review…

It's strange that even a bottle episode of sorts couldn't keep up the character work.

Jun 18, 2018 | Full Review…

A female-dominated bottle episode that happens to be one of The Walking Dead's best all season, and a surprisingly introspective look at motherhood, faith, brutality, and the ever-blurrier line between the good guys and the bad.

Oct 25, 2016 | Full Review…

Putting two beloved characters in the cross hairs this week led to another riveting and stress-filled episode.

Mar 13, 2016 | Rating: 8.5/10 | Full Review…

It's already a crime that McBride hasn't scored more awards recognition for her stellar work on The Walking Dead - did these guys not see 'The Grove'? If 'The Same Boat' doesn't win this captivating actress an Emmy, then nothing will.

Mar 14, 2016 | Full Review…