The Big Scary U
The Walking Dead Season 8



Critic Ratings: 27
Critics Consensus

"The Big Scary U" slows down the action to spend some quality time with -- and thereby humanize -- two of its much-maligned cast members.

Episode Info

With war raging all around him, Negan and the lives of the Saviors are seen by a familiar face during the conflict.


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Critic Reviews for The Big Scary U

It's a Negan episode. Wait, don't go! It's actually much better than it sounds! In fact, "The Big Scary U" is not only the best episode of Season 8, it might be better than any episode from Season 7.

Nov 19, 2017 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
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I didn't find this to be a satisfying "villain reveal" episode.

Jul 9, 2018 | Full Review…

"The Big Scary U" was a reminder that the show can be legitimately excellent TV thanks to its first truly thoughtful and compelling look at Negan-and the reason why he calls his people the Saviors.

May 14, 2018 | Full Review…

... one of the best episodes the show has produced in quite some time.

Nov 20, 2017 | Full Review…

"The Big Scary U" is an episode that's longer than it needs to be, includes extraneous scenes that seem to only be there to pad out the runtime, but it somehow also contains some of the best scenes in season 8.

Nov 20, 2017 | Full Review…

"The Big Scary U" did convey for the first time ever why so many Saviors - the proletariat class especially - remain loyal to Negan, even when a seemingly much better option like Rick Grimes comes along.

Nov 20, 2017 | Full Review…

This wasn't the biggest episode of the season, but at least it set in motion some intriguing storylines.

Nov 20, 2017 | Full Review…

Thankfully, the The Big Scary U has delivered. At last. It finally resolves the whole caravan situation - but in true Walking Dead style - does it in the slowest possible manner.

Nov 20, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

The Walking Dead delivers the best Negan episode of the series. It's not amazing, but it's a start.

Nov 20, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Who knew that we needed Negan and Gabriel locked in a trailer to peel away some of the cartoonishness of this season's Big Bad? Negan got to be his cool, confident monologuer but with a touch of humanity.

Nov 19, 2017 | Rating: 7.7/10 | Full Review…