The Walking Dead (season 10)

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The Walking Dead
Season 10
The walking dead season 10 poster.jpg
Promotional poster art featuring characters Michonne, Daryl Dixon and Carol Peletier
Starring
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes17
Release
Original networkAMC
Original releaseOctober 6, 2019 (2019-10-06) –
present (present)
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The tenth season of The Walking Dead, an American post-apocalyptic horror television series on AMC premiered on October 6, 2019, and will conclude on April 4, 2021, consisting of 22 episodes.[1] Developed for television by Frank Darabont, the series is based on the eponymous series of comic books by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie Adlard. The executive producers are Kirkman, David Alpert, Scott M. Gimple, Angela Kang, Greg Nicotero, Joseph Incaprera, Denise Huth, and Gale Anne Hurd, with Kang as showrunner for the second consecutive season.[2]

This season adapts material from issues #145–174 of the comic book series and focuses on the group's preparation and war against the Whisperers. Set several months after the massacre perpetrated by Alpha (Samantha Morton) during the community fair, the season focuses on the united communities as they initiate a fight in order to end the threat of the Whisperers.

The tenth season is the final season for series regular Danai Gurira, who has portrayed Michonne since the third season.[3][4] The planned season finale was scheduled to air on April 12, 2020, but post-production was delayed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, the episode aired on October 4, 2020, with an additional six episodes added to the tenth season to broadcast from February 28 to April 4, 2021.[5][6]

Cast[edit]

Main cast[edit]

The tenth season features twenty series regulars overall. Ryan Hurst, Eleanor Matsuura, Cooper Andrews, Nadia Hilker, Cailey Fleming, Cassady McClincy, and Lauren Ridloff were all promoted to series regular status, after previously having recurring roles. Hurst is added to the opening credits, while the rest are credited as "also starring".[7] Lauren Cohan is re-added to opening credits beginning with episode 17.

Starring[edit]

  • Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon, a southerner and Rick's former right-hand man. He is a skilled hunter and a former recruiter for Alexandria.[8]
  • Danai Gurira as Michonne, a katana-wielding warrior and Rick's former romantic partner. She is also adoptive mother to Judith and mother to her and Rick's child.[8]
  • Melissa McBride as Carol Peletier, a survivor who has overcome several traumas, is a skilled and ingenious fighter, and now resides at Alexandria. She is also ex-wife to Ezekiel.[8]
  • Christian Serratos as Rosita Espinosa, a pragmatic member of the group who is mother to her and Siddiq's child. She is also in a relationship with Gabriel.[8]
  • Josh McDermitt as Eugene Porter, an intelligent survivor who has overcome his fear of walkers. He also fell in love with Rosita.[8]
  • Seth Gilliam as Gabriel Stokes, a priest and head of the council of Alexandria who has reconciled his beliefs with what needs to be done to survive. He is in a relationship with Rosita.[8]
  • Ross Marquand as Aaron, a former recruiter from Alexandria who lost his arm in an accident and adoptive father to Gracie.[8]
  • Khary Payton as Ezekiel, the charismatic former leader of the Kingdom and ex-husband to Carol.[8]
  • Ryan Hurst as Beta, the second-in-command of the Whisperers.[7]
  • Samantha Morton as Alpha, the leader of the Whisperers, a mysterious group of survivors who wear the skins of walkers to mask their presence and the main antagonist of the season.[8]
  • Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan, the reformed former leader of the Saviors who is incarcerated at Alexandria. He formed a parental bond with Michonne's adoptive daughter, Judith.[8]
  • Lauren Cohan as Maggie Greene, Glenn's widow and the former leader of the Hilltop, who left with Georgie and is helping with a new distant community.[9][10]

Also starring[edit]

  • Callan McAuliffe as Alden, a former member of the Saviors who resides at the Hilltop and now vows a retaliation against the Whisperers. He is also Enid's former love interest.[8]
  • Avi Nash as Siddiq, a doctor for Alexandria who is the father to his and Rosita's child. He is suffering from PTSD due to being a key witness to Alpha's killings of several members of his group.[8]
  • Eleanor Matsuura as Yumiko, Magna's girlfriend who's a proficient archer.[7]
  • Cooper Andrews as Jerry, a former resident of the Kingdom and Ezekiel's right-hand man who is in a relationship with Nabila.[7]
  • Nadia Hilker as Magna, the feisty former leader of a small group of roaming survivors.[7]
  • Cailey Fleming as Judith Grimes, the daughter of Lori Grimes and Shane Walsh, and adopted daughter of Rick and Michonne.[7]
  • Cassady McClincy as Lydia, Alpha's daughter and former Whisperer, who now resides in Alexandria. She is also Henry's former love interest.[7]
  • Lauren Ridloff as Connie, a deaf former member of Magna's group who forms a close bond with Daryl.[7]

Supporting cast[edit]

Alexandria Safe-Zone[edit]

  • Lindsley Register as Laura, a former lieutenant of the Saviors who is a member of the council of Alexandria.
  • Kenric Green as Scott, a supply runner in Alexandria.
  • Mandi Christine Kerr as Barbara, a resident of Alexandria.
  • Tamara Austin as Nora, a member of the council of Alexandria and Michonne's friend.
  • Anabelle Holloway as Gracie, the adoptive daughter of Aaron.
  • Antony Azor as Rick "R.J." Grimes Jr., the son of Rick and Michonne.
  • Jerri Tubbs as Margo, a former member of the Highwaymen who resents Lydia.
  • David Shae as Alfred, a former member of the Highwaymen and Margo's friend.
  • Blaine Kern III as Brandon, a prison guard in Alexandria who watches over Negan.

The Hilltop[edit]

  • Dan Fogler as Luke, a former music teacher who has come to appreciate safety in numbers.
  • Angel Theory as Kelly, Connie's protective sister who has a gradual hearing loss.
  • John Finn as Earl Sutton, the Hilltop's blacksmith and former husband to Tammy.
  • Nadine Marissa as Nabila, a former resident and gardener of the Kingdom and Jerry's wife.
  • Anthony Lopez as Oscar, a resident of the Hilltop.
  • Gustavo Gomez as Marco, a supply runner of the Hilltop.
  • Kerry Cahill as Dianne, one of Ezekiel's top soldiers and a skilled archer.
  • Jackson Pace as Gage, a resident of the Hilltop who now resents Lydia over the deaths of his friends.

Oceanside[edit]

  • Sydney Park as Cyndie, a young woman who is the leader of the Oceanside community.
  • Avianna Mynhier as Rachel Ward, a teenage member of Oceanside, who represents her community.
  • Alex Sgambati as Jules, a member of Oceanside.
  • Briana Venskus as Beatrice, one of Oceanside's top soldiers and Cyndie's right-hand.

The Whisperers[edit]

  • Thora Birch as Gamma / Mary, a member of the Whisperers who is very protective of Alpha.[11]
  • Havana Blum as young Lydia.
  • Juan Javier Cardenas as Dante, Siddiq's wise-cracking medical assistant and a spy for the Whisperers.
  • Juliet Brett as Frances, a member of the Whisperers and Mary's sister, who abandoned her newborn-son under Alpha's orders.
  • Mark Sivertsen as Rufus, a member of the Whisperers.

Bloodsworth Island[edit]

  • Kevin Carroll as Virgil, a survivor who seeks Michonne's help to look for his family.[11]
  • Eve Gordon as Celeste, a resident of Bloodsworth Island, who was a researcher alongside Virgil and Jeremiah.
  • Taylor Nichols as Jeremiah, a resident of Bloodsworth Island, who was a researcher alongside Virgil and Celeste.
  • Olivia Stambouliah as Lucy, a resident of Bloodsworth Island, who was a janitor in the island's research facility.

Survivor Caravan[edit]

  • Breeda Wool as Aiden, a member of a survivor caravan.
  • Andrew Bachelor as Bailey, a member of a survivor caravan and Aiden's friend.

Maggie's Group[edit]

  • Okea Eme-Akwari as Elijah, a mysterious and masked member of Maggie's group.[12]
  • James Devoti as Cole, a trusted member of Maggie's group.

Miscellaneous[edit]

Episodes[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date [16]U.S. viewers
(millions)
1321"Lines We Cross"Greg NicoteroAngela KangOctober 6, 2019 (2019-10-06)4.00[17]
Months after the winter storm, the communities thrive without any signs of the Whisperers, though Michonne insists they respect Alpha's border to avoid further conflict. After a Whisperer mask washes ashore at Oceanside and a skin is found in the woods nearby, the groups are put on high alert. They observe an old Soviet Union satellite crash to the earth within the Whisperers' boundary; Michonne agrees to send fire-extinguish crews to prevent the fire's spread. Daryl and Carol wander off on their own, where Carol spots Alpha, who is watching her.
1332"We Are the End of the World"Greg NicoteroNicole Mirante-MatthewsOctober 13, 2019 (2019-10-13)3.47[18]
A Whisperer holds resentment towards Alpha for forcing her to abandon her child; she attacks Alpha in the midst of a walker herd but her sister, Gamma, kills her, earning Alpha's respect. Beta discovers a shrine that Alpha has dedicated to Lydia, where Alpha reveals that she lied to the Whisperers about killing Lydia; Alpha destroys the shrine to prove that Lydia is "dead" to her. Beta informs Alpha of the satellite crash, leading Alpha to return to the border to investigate; she spots Carol from a distance. Flashbacks detail how Alpha met Beta and formed the basis for the Whisperers.
1343"Ghosts"David BoydJim BarnesOctober 20, 2019 (2019-10-20)3.48[19]
The group in Alexandria defends the community against constant waves of walkers, leading the survivors to suspect that Alpha is sending the walkers. Negan earns Aaron's trust after saving him from walkers riddled with hogweed. Gamma arrives in Alexandria and tells the group to meet Alpha at the border, where Alpha demands more land as punishment for crossing into her territory; Carol tries to kill Alpha after she boasts about Henry's death, but Michonne and Daryl stop her.
1354"Silence the Whisperers"Michael CudlitzGeraldine InoaOctober 27, 2019 (2019-10-27)3.31[20]
At Hilltop, a tree collapses and knocks down the wall; the survivors defend the community from an invasion of walkers. As it is believed that the tree was knocked over by the Whisperers, Lydia is attacked by a group of Alexandrians; Negan saves her, accidentally killing one of the attackers in the process. The council is conflicted on what to do with Negan, but Negan goes missing, putting the community on high alert. A depressed Ezekiel nearly attempts suicide, but Michonne intervenes. Michonne, Judith, Luke, and others travel to Oceanside to help the community with walkers.
1365"What It Always Is"Laura BelseyEli JornéNovember 3, 2019 (2019-11-03)3.09[21]
Kelly becomes disoriented due to her hearing loss and gets lost in the woods, but is later found by Daryl, Connie, and Magna. Aaron encounters Gamma and offers her bandages after she cuts her hand; Gamma flees and informs Alpha of their interaction. Negan is found and joined by Brandon; Brandon murders a mother and her son in an effort to impress Negan, leading Negan to kill him. At Hilltop, the community works to rebuild the wall, while Ezekiel reveals to Siddiq that he has thyroid cancer. Magna reveals to Yumiko that she killed a man who attacked her young cousin, causing a rift between the two. Negan crosses into the Whisperers' territory and is attacked by Beta.
1376"Bonds"Dan LiuKevin DeiboldtNovember 10, 2019 (2019-11-10)3.21[22]
Carol and Daryl set out to destroy Alpha's walker horde; after Carol captures a Whisperer, Daryl becomes skeptical of Carol's intentions. At Alexandria, Rosita and several other survivors become ill after Gamma contaminates Alexandria's water supply with walker blood. Eugene talks to a stranger from an unknown community over the radio, but insists that he will keep their communication a secret for the safety of both parties. Negan is put through tests by Beta to prove his worth; he later vows his loyalty to Alpha and is seemingly accepted into the group.
1387"Open Your Eyes"Michael CudlitzCorey ReedNovember 17, 2019 (2019-11-17)3.31[23]
Carol interrogates the captured Whisperer, during which the Whisperer praises Alpha for claiming to have killed Lydia; he is later poisoned to death by Dante. Carol plans to turn the Whisperers against Alpha for lying about Lydia's death. Gamma meets Aaron at the border, where she holds him at knifepoint; Carol and Lydia arrive, leading Gamma to flee in shock over Lydia's survival. Lydia flees into the woods after realizing that Carol used her. Siddiq suddenly recognizes Dante as a Whisperer present during the pike beheadings, leading Dante to strangle Siddiq to death to protect his identity.
1398"The World Before"John DahlJulia RuchmanNovember 24, 2019 (2019-11-24)3.21[24]
Dante's identity as a Whisperer spy is exposed after he attacks Rosita; he is revealed to be responsible for many recent incidents within the community. Dante is imprisoned for his actions, but Gabriel later murders him in his cell. Oceanside encounters a man named Virgil, whom they initially suspect to be a Whisperer; Virgil eventually offers to lead Michonne to a naval base containing valuable weapons. While searching for Alpha's horde alongside Daryl, Aaron, Magna, Connie, Kelly, and Jerry, Carol spots and chases after Alpha; the group follows behind, where they are lured into a cave, surrounded by Alpha's horde.
1409"Squeeze"Michael E. SatrazemisDavid Leslie Johnson-McGoldrickFebruary 23, 2020 (2020-02-23)3.52[25]
The group navigates through the cave, fending off walkers and Whisperers as they search for an exit; Kelly finds a crate full of faulty dynamite, which Carol recklessly detonates in hopes of destroying the horde. Daryl, Carol, Aaron, Jerry, and Kelly eventually escape, but Connie and Magna are trapped inside the cave after the exit collapses from the dynamite blast. Alpha becomes skeptical of Gamma's loyalty after Negan suggests that she might be a spy for Alexandria, leading Alpha to send Beta to track her down; Alpha "rewards" Negan for his intel by having sex with him.
14110"Stalker"Bronwen HughesJim BarnesMarch 1, 2020 (2020-03-01)3.16[26]
Gamma arrives in Alexandria to inform the group of what happened in the cave; despite her honesty, Gabriel and Rosita are skeptical and lock her in the cell. While searching for another entrance to the cave, Daryl spots Alpha and attacks her; the two brawl and both wind up critically wounded. Daryl is rescued by Lydia, but Alpha is left behind. Beta invades Alexandria through a secret tunnel created by Dante, killing several Alexandrians in the process. Upon finding Gamma, Beta is attacked by Rosita, but he overpowers her; Gamma offers to leave with Beta in order to save Rosita's life, but Beta flees after being outnumbered. Alpha recovers and declares that she is now stronger than ever.
14211"Morning Star"Michael E. SatrazemisJulia Ruchman & Vivian TseMarch 8, 2020 (2020-03-08)2.93[27]
Over the radio, the stranger, Stephanie, finally reveals her name and location to Eugene; they plan to meet in one week. Alpha and the Whisperers plan to attack Hilltop with the horde, forcing the community to start planning for battle; before the battle, Daryl reconciles with Carol. That night, Negan works with the Whisperers to lead the horde to Hilltop; the group fights back, but the Whisperers begin to burn the community using flammable tree sap.
14312"Walk with Us"Greg NicoteroEli Jorné & Nicole Mirante-MatthewsMarch 15, 2020 (2020-03-15)3.49[28]
As Hilltop burns to the ground, the survivors scatter into groups in search of safety. While fighting walkers that breached in, Judith becomes shocked after accidentally killing a Whisperer, only snapping out of it when Earl takes her away. Magna escapes from the cave by blending in with the horde, but Connie's fate remains unknown. While luring walkers away from Alden and Kelly, Gamma is found and killed by Beta. After getting the children to safety, Earl succumbs to a walker bite and is put down by Judith. Negan lures Alpha to a cabin after falsely claiming that Lydia is inside; he kills Alpha by slitting her throat and severing her head. Negan is then approached by Carol, revealing that the two were working together to kill Alpha.
14413"What We Become"Sharat RajuVivian TseMarch 22, 2020 (2020-03-22)3.66[29]
Michonne arrives at the naval base with Virgil but finds no weapons, soon realizing it's a trap. Virgil locks her up, and she finds out that there are other captives on the island. Virgil then drugs her, and she experiences hallucinogenic visions of Andrea and Siddiq, and of what her life would have been like if she had sided with Negan and the Saviors. As she comes to, she stabs Virgil, escapes, and frees the others. She chases Virgil to the armory where she finds evidence that Rick Grimes may still be alive. Allowing Virgil to live, she takes leave of the others and contacts Judith via walkie-talkie to tell of her intent to find Rick; she later comes across stragglers who need help catching up to a large group of organized troops marching ahead of them.
14514"Look at the Flowers"Daisy von Scherler MayerChanning PowellMarch 29, 2020 (2020-03-29)3.26[30]
Flashbacks show Carol freeing Negan from his cell after he agrees to kill Alpha; in present day, Carol hallucinates Alpha, who taunts her about her morality and her past. Negan struggles to convince Daryl that he killed Alpha; a group of Whisperers ambush the duo and appoint Negan as the new Alpha, but Negan kills them in an effort to prove his loyalty to Daryl. Beta's past identity as a famous country singer is revealed; he plays his own records at high volume, luring walkers to his location. Eugene, Yumiko, and Ezekiel travel to meet Stephanie; on the road, they encounter a quirky and flamboyant survivor. Beta skins Alpha's face and attaches it to his mask before leading the horde of walkers to parts unknown.
14615"The Tower"Laura BelseyKevin Deiboldt & Julia RuchmanApril 5, 2020 (2020-04-05)3.49[31]
After introducing herself to Eugene, Ezekiel, and Yumiko, Princess accidentally scares away their horses and offers to lead them to transportation. She takes them on a roundabout path as she wants to endear herself to them, having been alone for numerous years. Beta, hearing voices in his head, leads the horde of walkers he has gathered to Alexandria to find it empty. Alden and Aaron, hiding in the windmill, report on the movements to the rest of Alexandrians who have sheltered in a nearby hospital. Beta and the horde head towards the hospital.
14716"A Certain Doom"Greg NicoteroStory by : Jim Barnes & Eli Jorné & Corey Reed
Teleplay by : Corey Reed
October 4, 2020 (2020-10-04)2.73[32]
With the hospital surrounded, Daryl and other survivors sneak through the horde and lead it away using a wagon and loud music; Beatrice is killed on the way. Several Whisperers make it into the hospital where Gabriel remains behind to allow the others to escape. Maggie and a masked survivor rescue Gabriel, having received Carol's letters and then saving Alden and Aaron. The Whisperers destroy the makeshift sound system, forcing Daryl's group to infiltrate the horde and kill the Whisperers one by one. After a fight with Negan, Beta is wounded by Daryl and consumed by the walkers. Lydia and Carol lead the horde over a cliff. Meanwhile, Eugene's group is captured by armed soldiers while trying to make his rendezvous, and Virgil finds an exhausted Connie near Oceanside.
14817"Home Sweet Home"David BoydKevin Deiboldt & Corey ReedFebruary 28, 2021 (2021-02-28)TBD
Maggie appears subduing an undead whisperer and then walks with Judith and meets Negan, who explains that he was released and has not escaped. Maggie looks at him with contempt and leaves with Daryl to seek refuge when suddenly an assailant from a group called "The Reapers" attacks and murders Maggie's friends, suddenly Maggie's son, Hershel, disappears and Cole reveals to him to Daryl that the group destroyed their community, Daryl and the rest go after the bandit but he ambushes and kills three more members of Maggie's group, Maggie and Daryl manage to find the attacker and he subdues him, shortly after Kelly appears and him wounds with Daryl's crossbow, Maggie begins to interrogate him and he commits suicide with a grenade and Maggie finds Herhel safe and sound. Later, despite Maggie's resentment for Negan, the group returns to Alexandria where they find Carol and the rest of the alexandrians repairing the walls that the Whisperers destroyed.
14918"Find Me"[33]David BoydNicole Mirante-MatthewsMarch 7, 2021 (2021-03-07)TBD
15019"One More"[33]Laura BelseyErik Mountain & Jim BarnesMarch 14, 2021 (2021-03-14)TBD
15120"Splinter"[33]Laura BelseyJulia Ruchman & Vivian TseMarch 21, 2021 (2021-03-21)TBD
15221"Diverged"[33]David BoydHeather BellsonMarch 28, 2021 (2021-03-28)TBD
15322"Here's Negan"[33]Laura BelseyDavid Leslie Johnson-McGoldrickApril 4, 2021 (2021-04-04)TBD

Production[edit]

In February 2019, the series was renewed for a tenth season.[34] Filming began in May 2019.[35] Andrew Lincoln expressed interest in directing an episode for season 10, however, he was not able to due to scheduling conflicts.[36] Michael Cudlitz, who directed an episode in season 9, returned to direct the fourth and seventh episodes of season 10.[37] Production for the original 16-episode order of season 10 was completed in November 2019.[38][39] Production resumed in October 2020, for the six additional episodes for season 10.[40]

Casting[edit]

In February 2019, it was announced that Danai Gurira, who portrays Michonne, would exit the series in the tenth season. Gurira appeared in a limited capacity, in a handful of episodes that was interspersed throughout the season.[3] Later, in July 2019, Gurira confirmed her exit at a panel at San Diego Comic-Con, and stated:

I can confirm this is the last season I'll be on this amazing TV show as Michonne. I would just like to say this has been one of the purest joys in my life. I am very very thankful for the experience I've had in ways that I can't even express right now. My heart does not leave... it doesn't ever end, the connection between us never ends. It was a very difficult decision. It was about my calling and other things I feel called to... as a creator of work. All I'm filled with is a lot of pain about leaving and a lot of gratitude and to all of you. I love you guys. TWD family is forever.[4]

In July 2019, it was announced that Thora Birch and Kevin Carroll had been cast; Birch plays Gamma, a member of the Whisperers, and Carroll plays Virgil, a survivor looking for his family.[11] Regarding Lauren Cohan's status on the show as Maggie Greene, showrunner Angela Kang remarked in July 2019, "I'll just say that we're working on it." Cohan left The Walking Dead in its ninth season to star in the TV series Whiskey Cavalier, however that series was canceled after one season.[41] In October 2019, Kang affirmed Cohan would return as a series regular in season 11, but also hinted towards her appearance in the second half of season 10. Kang said that in developing season, even before knowing of Cohan's return, they had kept seeding that Maggie was still considered part of the ongoing narrative so that they could work in her return if she had the opportunity.[42][43] The teaser trailer for "A Certain Doom", airing after the broadcast of "The Tower", confirmed Maggie's return to the series.[10]

As part of the extended episodes for Season 10, one will focus on Negan's backstory and will introduce his wife Lucille, who will be played by Morgan's real-life wife, Hilarie Burton.[14] On November 19, 2020, it was announced that Robert Patrick and Okea Eme-Akwari had been cast for the extended episodes as new characters Mays and Elijah, respectively.[33][12]

Release[edit]

The trailer was released on July 19, 2019, at San Diego Comic-Con.[2] The season premiere was made available for streaming to subscribers of AMC Premiere on September 29, 2019.[44]

AMC announced in March 2020 that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, post-production on the season finale could not be completed by its planned April 12, 2020, airdate, and instead would air on October 4, 2020.[5][6] Kang stated that the delay on post-production was related with coordination of the worldwide production studios doing their special effects before the state issued its shutdown orders that effectively shuttered their California production studio to combine those into the final episode package.[45] "Home Sweet Home" premiered a week early on February 21, 2021, on AMC+ before its televised air date and subsequent episodes will be released every Thursday ahead of its Sunday AMC linear premiere.[46]

Reception[edit]

Critical response[edit]

The tenth season of The Walking Dead has received critical acclaim. On Rotten Tomatoes, the season has a rating of 85% based on 5 reviews with an average score of 7.13 out of 10. The critical consensus reads: "A few changes in front of and behind the camera allow TWD create space for compelling new stories and some seriously scary new adversaries."[47] Commenting on the season premiere, Comicbook.com called it a "perfect return"; Decider wrote that the episode "is gross, scary, and big budget storytelling the way only Walking Dead can do. Season 10 is already off to a promising start"; and Forbes wrote, "The writing remains on point, the direction is solid. The show is still in a good place."[48]

In further reviews based upon the first three episodes available to critics, Forbes wrote that "They're all good episodes, and I think I liked each one more than the last" and "they're very solid and continue my confidence in the Angela Kang era of the show, showing that season 9 wasn't a fluke. The show is genuinely good now, and I can't wait to see what's next.[49] Comicbook.com praised the series for its horror elements, writing "The Walking Dead Season 10 recaptures the same tone of raw realism established by first-season showrunner Frank Darabont, expanding on it with a flavoring that is deliciously eerie. Not only is The Walking Dead straight-up scary, it often feels like a genuine horror movie, a feat achieved either through atmosphere and tension-building or pop-up spooks."[50]


The Walking Dead (season 10): Critical reception by episode
  • Season 10 (2019–20): Percentage of positive reviews tracked by the website Rotten Tomatoes[47]

Ratings[edit]

Viewership and ratings per episode of The Walking Dead
No. Title Air date Rating
(18–49)
Viewers
(millions)
DVR
(18–49)
DVR viewers
(millions)
Total
(18–49)
Total viewers
(millions)
1 "Lines We Cross" October 6, 2019 1.4 4.00[17] 0.9 2.31 2.3 6.32[51]
2 "We Are the End of the World" October 13, 2019 1.3 3.47[18] 0.9 2.16 2.2 5.64[52]
3 "Ghosts" October 20, 2019 1.2 3.48[19] 0.8 2.12 2.0 5.61[53]
4 "Silence the Whisperers" October 27, 2019 1.1 3.31[20] 0.9 2.20 2.0 5.51[54]
5 "What It Always Is" November 3, 2019 1.0 3.09[21] 1.0 2.25 2.0 5.35[55]
6 "Bonds" November 10, 2019 1.1 3.21[22] 0.8 2.23 1.9 5.45[56]
7 "Open Your Eyes" November 17, 2019 1.1 3.31[23] 0.9 2.11 2.0 5.43[57]
8 "The World Before" November 24, 2019 1.0 3.21[24] 0.8 2.10 1.8 5.32[58]
9 "Squeeze" February 23, 2020 1.2 3.52[25] 0.7 1.86 1.9 5.38[59]
10 "Stalker" March 1, 2020 1.0 3.16[26] 0.8 1.84 1.8 5.00[60]
11 "Morning Star" March 8, 2020 0.9 2.93[27] 0.6 1.52 1.5 4.45[61]
12 "Walk with Us" March 15, 2020 1.2 3.49[28] 0.8 1.96 2.0 5.46[62]
13 "What We Become" March 22, 2020 1.2 3.66[29] 0.8 1.91 2.0 5.57[63]
14 "Look at the Flowers" March 29, 2020 1.1 3.26[30] 0.7 1.72 1.8 4.98[64]
15 "The Tower" April 5, 2020 1.1 3.49[31] 0.6 1.51 1.7 5.00[65]
16 "A Certain Doom" October 4, 2020 0.9 2.73[32] TBD TBD TBD TBD
17 "Home Sweet Home" February 28, 2021 TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

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