The Walking Dead - Season 9, Episode 10 - Rotten Tomatoes


Critic Consensus: "Omega" utilizes an unreliable narrator to flesh out the zombie skin-clad fanatic Alpha and succeeds at making her all the more unnerving, but some viewers may find the episode's flashback structure and side plots to be more laborious than revelatory.

Episode Info

A captive or a refugee? A new arrival at the Hilltop opens up about the leader of a group of mask-wearing savages. A search party sets out on a daring mission to find two missing friends


Norman Reedus
as Daryl Dixon
Danai Gurira
as Michonne
Melissa McBride
as Carol Peletier
Alanna Masterson
as Tara Chambler
Josh McDermitt
as Eugene Porter
Christian Serratos
as Rosita Espinosa
Seth Gilliam
as Gabriel Stokes
Lennie James
as Morgan Jones
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Critic reviews for Omega

While the turn is interesting, the actual execution is a little ham-fisted... But these are pretty minor quibbles about a story where empathy brings about character change.

February 19, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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Samantha Morton is every bit as scary, powerful, and intimidating before her transformation into Alpha as she is afterward, and I look forward to seeing what happens next in this upcoming war.

March 27, 2019 | Full Review…

Some episodes are about the build-up, and this is one of those. With the Whisperers descending upon Hilltop, this lays the groundwork needed to know what they are up against. At least Daryl's on top of things, watching everything closely.

February 21, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It's clear that not having Negan (or lil' asskicker Judith Grimes) on screen hurts the engagement level of these episodes to a degree, to the point that half of what we're seeing immediately feels like filler.

February 19, 2019 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

"Omega" wasn't exactly an exciting episode of The Walking Dead, but it sure was interesting. We now have a really solid idea of what everyone else is up against. A villain and followers who don't think about life in the same ways the heroes do.

February 19, 2019 | Full Review…

As a means of establishing the character of Alpha, the harsh and violent new antagonist and leader of the Whisperers, "Omega" is bluntly effective. As an episode of The Walking Dead, it's pretty thin gruel.

February 19, 2019 | Rating: C | Full Review…
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