The Walking Dead Season 9



Critic Ratings: 20
Critics Consensus

"Chokepoint" brings a welcome dose of crunchy action to The Walking Dead, spotlighting Norman Reedus' physicality while introducing an intriguing new gang of rogues into the mix.

Episode Info

Daryl's daring rescue mission forces Alpha to unleash a group of her own to retrieve what belongs to her, even if the price is paid in blood. The Kingdom's plans to reunite the communities is put in jeopardy.


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Critic Reviews for Chokepoint

An adventure that seems dire at first but ultimately works out for the best. If that sounds a lot like the structure of "Bounty" from a few weeks ago, you'd be correct, but that episode was rock solid and this one follows suit.

Mar 11, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

This is not how you write serious villains. If we already know the main hero can beat the main villain, what's the jeopardy?

Apr 1, 2019 | Full Review…

Another superb episode which gives us so many things to enjoy and appreciate.

Mar 27, 2019 | Full Review…

The Walking Dead jumped back on the horse and delivered another exhilarating episode, successfully combining heroism, old-school horror, humor, and even a Western flair in "Chokepoint."

Mar 11, 2019 | Full Review…

One of the more challenging types of episodes to review because it's 50% awesome. The other half, involving Carol and Ezekiel dealing with a whole new faction, with even more characters to mix into the show's bubbling broth, is middling stuff.

Mar 11, 2019 | Rating: 7.9/10 | Full Review…

"Chokepoint" finds a duality in how two different groups of people deal with a threat... This kind of storytelling structure goes a long way in delivering meaningful looks at how each character tackles a situation.

Mar 11, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

The Walking Dead is great at storytelling, but sometimes they slow down the story a bit too much. If it weren't for the Daryl vs. Beta fight, this would have been a very boring episode.

Mar 11, 2019 | Full Review…

This week's chapter in the Whisperer saga felt a burst of adrenaline from a one-on-one, hand-to-hand brawl between Daryl and Beta, showing what both are capable of.

Mar 11, 2019 | Full Review…

Still reeling from Carol's amazing approach to winning those highway pirates over by the promise of watching a movie again... I think the Kingdom's film-related advancements are becoming my favorite element of Season 9.

Mar 11, 2019 | Full Review…

It was the fight I didn't even know I wanted, but once I got it, my life felt complete. There is something about Beta's huge size and Daryl's wiry... Daryl-ness that just make for a perfect fight.

Mar 11, 2019 | Full Review…