Stradivarius
The Walking Dead Season 9

79%

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Critic Ratings: 19
Critics Consensus

"Stradivarius" efficiently sets the board for promising developments and provides a welcome spotlight for Daryl Dixon, but some viewers may feel The Walking Dead is sacrificing organic narrative development and stalling for time with contrivances.

Episode Info

Carol seeks out an old friend living alone in a wilderness teeming with walkers. Survivors make the perilous trek to a new home.

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Critic Reviews for Stradivarius

"The Walking Dead" has shifted back to auto-pilot, meandering around with very little drive until the November finale. The creative surge the show displayed early on this season is quickly dwindling.

Nov 19, 2018 | Rating: C | Full Review…
Top Critic

As another fleeting mid-season affair with lightheartedness for The Walking Dead, it holds some agreeable pockets of black comedy.

Nov 19, 2018 | Full Review…

When The Walking Dead stops playing games, it still knows how to be quietly effective and dramatic television, and that's the reason I signed up to watch back in 2010 in the first place.

Nov 20, 2018 | Full Review…

When The Walking Dead stops playing games, it still knows how to be quietly effective and dramatic television, and that's the reason I signed up to watch back in 2010 in the first place.

Nov 20, 2018 | Full Review…

Another decent episode that was charitable enough to give us some hint as to what happened to Maggie and Hershel and where they might be, while also preparing us for the eventual reveal of The Whisperers.

Nov 20, 2018 | Full Review…

In short -- mostly ho-hum filler in advance of the mid-season finale.

Nov 19, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

There are always episodes of The Walking Dead that feel a little like the writing team putting the pieces into place for finales, and with the mid-season break coming up after next week's installment, Stradivarius certainly had that whiff about it.

Nov 19, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Picks up the pace on the various storylines and does an excellent job putting them all together to keep a decent sense of momentum going, something that last week's episode was noticeably lacking.

Nov 19, 2018 | Full Review…

It's great that the writers want us to see how everyone comes together to solve one problem. We should be used to a slow episode every now and then.

Nov 19, 2018 | Full Review…

Thankfully, the second time jump has added some depth to Daryl's narrative, and "Stradivarius" shined a bigger light on where the character's headspace is at these days.

Nov 19, 2018 | Full Review…