The Storm
The Walking Dead Season 9

90%

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Critic Ratings: 20
Critics Consensus

Hell freezes over in a wintry The Walking Dead finale that takes full advantage of "The Storm" with some chilly scares and a meditative, mournful tone -- although this elegiac installment arguably would have best worked as a preamble instead of a denouement.

Episode Info

The communities brave a ferocious blizzard following an overwhelming loss. As one group deals with an enemy from within, another is forced to make a life-or-death decision.

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Critic Reviews for The Storm

Nine seasons is a lot of years for a show to be on the air, and if The Walking Dead wants to remain vital going into Season 10, it has to continue to find new ways to change up the formula like this. It's good that the show can still surprise.

Mar 25, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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Why would some zombies freeze where they stand while others are buried in the snow, but can still attack? I guess maybe the frozen ones hadn't eaten in a while. Whatever; it was some cool visuals.

May 24, 2019 | Full Review…

The Walking Dead doesn't usually get extended stretches of happiness like this, but it works wonderfully in growing characters and in giving them a brief (too brief) moment to breathe.

Mar 25, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

I haven't been this entertained by The Walking Dead for quite some time and if Season 10 is every bit as good and consistent as this season was, then I'm definitely looking forward to seeing what her and the writers have in store.

Apr 2, 2019 | Full Review…

It's a regrouping episode, one that allows the series to go into hiatus on a hopeful note. It's a much better alternative for viewers than spending the next six months grieving the deaths of the ten characters killed in last week's episode.

Apr 1, 2019 | Full Review…

Put a nice, cathartic bow on a season that's unfolded a little unevenly.

Mar 25, 2019 | Full Review…

This season has been better than the past two seasons, however, there is some major room for improvement. With Danai Gurira leaving soon, the B characters need to be developed if the show is going to survive.

Mar 25, 2019 | Full Review…

The Walking Dead's ninth season ended on a somber, character-focused note with "The Storm," which nicely showed us a galvanized-but-shattered community uniting to brave the evil elements.

Mar 25, 2019 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

It's a simple episode, but that doesn't make it less effective, and the way it effortlessly lets us see what's going on in our main characters' heads is just another improvement over previous seasons.

Mar 25, 2019 | Full Review…

"The Storm" wasn't the episode I expected to close out an overall exceptional season, as it would have been better served as the Season 10 premiere rather than this season's finale.

Mar 25, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Kudos to [The Walking Dead] for not only delivering what we needed, but also for doing so in a way that's unlike anything we've seen on this show -- specifically, with a wicked blizzard.

Mar 25, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

"The Storm" is arguably as bad and as nonsensical as The Walking Dead has ever been.

Mar 25, 2019 | Rating: 4/10 | Full Review…