What episode of the zombie smash takes the top spot?
This brutal season opener may be best remembered for Glenn and Abraham's horrific home runs, but it's Rick who truly shines in this episode. Andrew Lincoln does apoplectic rage incredibly well.
The first-ever Walking Dead mid-season finale made good use of the show's re-jigged structure, offering both a serious sense of closure, while also offering us hope for the future. So long, Governor!
This episode marks the last true appearance of Rick's wife, Lori. Her death is an uncomfortable slog of a scene, with Maggie delivering Lori's baby despite knowing the birth will kill her.
It's hard to downplay just how much of an impact this episode had on the show's tone. The act of killing a child – in this case Carol's daughter, Sophia – made it stand out from anything else on TV.
First impressions count. The Walking Dead's premiere, happily, doesn't waste a single second. This excellent opener wisely anchors viewers to Andrew Lincoln's wide-eyed Rick throughout.
A tour-de-force in quiet, introspecting storytelling. "Here's Not Here" powerfully fills in the gaps of what Morgan was up to between seasons 3 and 5. It also gives us a great one-off character in Eastman.
The Walking Dead's finest ep takes in one of the series' most shocking acts of violence. Despite the horrendous events of the previous hour, a killer ending barely reflects on what's just occured.
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