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Critic Consensus: "East" meanders quite a bit, but it also makes room for some thrills and leaves viewers with a huge cliffhanger leading into the season finale.

Episode Info

Alexandria is alerted after realizing someone is missing. Several search parties will venture out, but what they find isn't what they're hoping for.

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 East

In case you were wondering, even though she's soured on the idea of killing people, Carol Peletier is still a stone-cold badass. Meanwhile, everyone else is still an idiot.

Mar 28, 2016 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The most successful storyline this episode is Daryl's, because it's simple and makes perfect sense.

Mar 28, 2016 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Top Critic

The twist's poor timing and construction cements a widening gulf between fans and the kind of manipulative storytelling The Walking Dead has fallen into.

Jun 19, 2018 | Full Review…

An hour of half-baked heroics that devolve into contrived crises.

Oct 25, 2016 | Full Review…

There almost seemed to be an air of contempt towards the audience this week... "East" was like watching a crappy magician try to pull off some sleight of hand.

Mar 28, 2016 | Full Review…

We aren't done with death yet. Not even close.

Mar 28, 2016 | Full Review…

One week out from the season finale, we knew there'd be blood, that we'd have to brace for loss. But not this much. Easter or not, some crosses are just too great to bear.

Feb 14, 2018 | Full Review…

'East'... was pretty darned good at moving everyone around, aptly maintaining a high level of tension throughout the hour... and giving heart attacks to a particularly randy set of Walking Dead fans.

Mar 28, 2016 | Full Review…

Though, there is something exciting and nerve-wracking of not really knowing what's going to happen next. And while this was an engrossing episode because of anticipation, it was really just setup for the main event.

Mar 28, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The episode is notable for images that are lucidly expressive of people's sensory apprehension of their world.

Mar 28, 2016 | Full Review…