The Walking Dead - Season 8, Episode 5 - Rotten Tomatoes


Critic Consensus: "The Big Scary U" slows down the action to spend some quality time with -- and thereby humanize -- two of its much-maligned cast members.

Episode Info

With war raging all around him, Negan and the lives of the Saviors are seen by a familiar face during the conflict.


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 Big Scary U

It's a Negan episode. Wait, don't go! It's actually much better than it sounds! In fact, "The Big Scary U" is not only the best episode of Season 8, it might be better than any episode from Season 7.

November 19, 2017 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
Top Critic

I didn't find this to be a satisfying "villain reveal" episode.

July 9, 2018 | Full Review…

"The Big Scary U" was a reminder that the show can be legitimately excellent TV thanks to its first truly thoughtful and compelling look at Negan-and the reason why he calls his people the Saviors.

May 14, 2018 | Full Review…

... one of the best episodes the show has produced in quite some time.

November 20, 2017 | Full Review…

"The Big Scary U" is an episode that's longer than it needs to be, includes extraneous scenes that seem to only be there to pad out the runtime, but it somehow also contains some of the best scenes in season 8.

November 20, 2017 | Full Review…

"The Big Scary U" did convey for the first time ever why so many Saviors - the proletariat class especially - remain loyal to Negan, even when a seemingly much better option like Rick Grimes comes along.

November 20, 2017 | Full Review…

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