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The King, the Widow, and Rick



Critic Consensus: "The King, The Widow, and Rick" spreads itself between too many storylines, and thereby doesn't accomplish much in the process.

Episode Info

With things looking up for Rick's group, an argument breaks out at the Hilltop. The consequences of the decision are life versus death.


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
Avi Nash
as Strange Traveler
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Critic reviews for The King, the Widow, and Rick

There are a couple of decent scenes, but it's mostly people saying stuff you already knew or doing stuff they've already done in previous episodes.

November 26, 2017 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

If there's one thing that watching the opening to Season 8, episode 6 of The Walking Dead drove home to me, it's that this entire season so far has taken place in a pretty compressed time frame.

November 26, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

A solid episode...this episode didn't feel boring, or unnecessarily "artsy."

July 9, 2018 | Full Review…

Last night's episode was a bit of a letdown from its recent hot streak, but as a lead-in to the half-season's "third act" it serves its purpose well.

May 14, 2018 | Full Review…

The sixth episode of The Walking Dead's eighth season, "The King, the Widow, and Rick," was particularly full of stuff that had already happened on earlier episodes of the show.

November 27, 2017 | Full Review…

Thankfully there are some redeeming qualities here, but those nuggets aren't enough to make this episode feel like anything more than just a time killer.

November 27, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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