The Walking Dead - Season 9, Episode 4 - Rotten Tomatoes


Critic Consensus: "The Obliged" continues the season's streak of excellent episodes, bolstered by a bittersweet performance from Andrew Lincoln.

Episode Info

Rick's vision of a civilized future is threatened by a sudden reckoning with past sins that remain unavenged and unforgiven.


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 Obliged

It doesn't make for a particularly satisfying viewing experience, but it does build anticipation for Andrew Lincoln's final episode next week.

October 29, 2018 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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I'd like to think that Rick's swan song will be a little less sudden and polarizing when it airs next Sunday, but knowing this show and how it goes, all I can really do is just give the Powers That Be the benefit of the doubt.

October 30, 2018 | Full Review…

What the hell is going to happen on The Walking Dead two weeks from now? Who will the central characters be? For the first time in ages, I honestly have no idea. And it's equal parts frightening and exciting.

October 29, 2018 | Rating: 7.8/10 | Full Review…

I couldn't help but draw a parallel between Rick's vision for the future and the bridge. Just like the world that's been built, the bridge was in severe jeopardy of crumbling.

October 29, 2018 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Wow. That was quite an episode of The Walking Dead. Not only was it the best episode this season, but one of the better episodes I've seen in a very long time.

October 29, 2018 | Full Review…

This season has so far been a mixed one; while some elements have been watchable and it's a blessed relief to be away from the driving misery of All Out War, there are still times it feels as though the show doesn't quite know how to sustain any plotline.

October 29, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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