The King, the Widow, and Rick
The Walking Dead Season 8



Critic Ratings: 27
Critics Consensus

"The King, The Widow, and Rick" spreads itself between too many storylines, and thereby doesn't accomplish much in the process.

Episode Info

With things looking up for Rick's group, an argument breaks out at the Hilltop. The consequences of the decision are life versus death.

Cast & Crew

Andrew Lincoln
Rick Grimes
Norman Reedus
Daryl Dixon
Lauren Cohan
Maggie Greene
Chandler Riggs
Carl Grimes
Danai Gurira
Melissa McBride
Carol Peletier
Alanna Masterson
Josh McDermitt
Dr. Eugene Porter
Christian Serratos
Rosita Espinosa
Seth Gilliam
Gabriel Stokes
Austin Amelio
Tom Payne
Frank Darabont
Executive Producer
Robert Kirkman
Executive Producer
Gale Anne Hurd
Executive Producer
David Alpert
Executive Producer
Greg Nicotero
Executive Producer
Tom Luse
Executive Producer
Scott M. Gimple
Executive Producer
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Critic Reviews for The King, the Widow, and Rick

There are a couple of decent scenes, but it's mostly people saying stuff you already knew or doing stuff they've already done in previous episodes.

Nov 26, 2017 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

If there's one thing that watching the opening to Season 8, episode 6 of The Walking Dead drove home to me, it's that this entire season so far has taken place in a pretty compressed time frame.

Nov 26, 2017 | Full Review…

It's unsure how Jadis and co will factor into the season's game plan but whether you'll even care remains the bigger uncertainty.

Nov 27, 2017 | Full Review…

Another hour of this story has gone by, but it seems we've still barely moved from where we left off the week before.

Nov 27, 2017 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

ROSITA! Nice kill! She gets the MVP of the week. The Saviors have definitely underestimated the women of Alexandria, The Kingdom and Hilltop.

Apr 22, 2020 | Full Review…

A solid episode...this episode didn't feel boring, or unnecessarily "artsy."

Jul 9, 2018 | Full Review…

Last night's episode was a bit of a letdown from its recent hot streak, but as a lead-in to the half-season's "third act" it serves its purpose well.

May 14, 2018 | Full Review…

The sixth episode of The Walking Dead's eighth season, "The King, the Widow, and Rick," was particularly full of stuff that had already happened on earlier episodes of the show.

Nov 27, 2017 | Full Review…

Thankfully there are some redeeming qualities here, but those nuggets aren't enough to make this episode feel like anything more than just a time killer.

Nov 27, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The Walking Dead totally drops the ball once again with an hour that's devoid of logic, redundant, slow, and mostly a drag to sit through.

Nov 27, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

This week in Rick Does a Dumb Thing, our fearless leader attempted to win over the mercenary Scavenger group by promising them a role in building a new, post-Negan world.

Nov 27, 2017 | Full Review…

Slowing the momentum down after last week's gripping, life-or-death cliffhanger in the Sanctuary was disappointing enough, but it was season-low writing that made "The King, the Widow, and Rick" a bit of a slog.

Nov 27, 2017 | Full Review…