The Walking Dead - Season 8, Episode 2 - Rotten Tomatoes


Critic Consensus: "The Damned" stumbles after the season opener, with the unexpected return of a forgotten character, and a whole lot of action -- but not a whole lot of thrills.

Episode Info

The plan involving Alexandrians, Kingdommers and Hilltoppers unfolds. As Rick continues to fight, he encounters a familiar face.


Andrew Lincoln
as Rick Grimes
Norman Reedus
as Daryl Dixon
Chandler Riggs
as Carl Grimes
Danai Gurira
as Michonne
Melissa McBride
as Carol Peletier
Lauren Cohan
as Maggie Greene
Alanna Masterson
as Tara Chambler
Christian Serratos
as Rosita Espinosa
Josh McDermitt
as Eugene Porter
Seth Gilliam
as Gabriel Stokes
Lennie James
as Morgan Jones
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Critic reviews for The Damned

There is nothing here, action-wise, that you haven't seen many, many other times on this show.

October 29, 2017 | Rating: C | Full Review…
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Other than the weird close-up shots, this was a great episode. It's hard to suck when you have wall-to-wall fighting, and I feel like this week we got more zombies than we have in a while.

August 1, 2018 | Full Review…

Alexandria, Hilltop, and the Kingdom continued their assault on the Saviors last night on several fronts. The result was The Walking Dead turning into a live-action video game with barely any zombies in it.

May 14, 2018 | Full Review…

Structurally, however, episode 2 is all over the place. As with last week's premiere, The Damned experiments with chronology and character placement to try and keep viewers on their toes, but the results end up creating more confusion than anything else.

October 30, 2017 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

I don't pretend to know what this show needs to improve, because I don't. All I know is that, now that the nostalgia of the 100th episode has come and gone, the present looks pretty hopeless.

October 30, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

"The Damned" is a mess of an episode, incapable of mustering anywhere near the excitement it should thanks to confusing plotting and lazy writing.

October 30, 2017 | Full Review…

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