Critic Consensus: A slower burn than the premiere, "The Bridge" is a compelling character study that lays necessary foundations for future installments.

Episode Info

The communities join forces to restore a bridge that will facilitate communication and trade. Someone is gravely injured at the construction site.


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 Bridge

If "The Bridge" is a slight downturn from last week's promising premiere, it's only because it's stuck between the shock of the show's new status quo and the build towards the rest of the season.

October 14, 2018 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Top Critic

The story is moving forward and we aren't getting any conversations that have no meaning. Everything that is being said has some significance.

October 16, 2018 | Rating: 85 | Full Review…

This episode continued to do an impressive job of showing how building a better future in the Zombie Apocalypse or any apocalypse, as essential as it may be, isn't nearly as easy or stress-free as one would think, while also ratcheting up the tension.

October 16, 2018 | Full Review…

For now, The Walking Dead is holding its own, still charting a course for a more nuanced, smarter version of its former self.

October 16, 2018 | Full Review…

"The Bridge" continues last week's strong narrative start as Rick, Maggie, and the others try to keep everyone united into one community, but a few cracks are beginning to show-and the same can be said of the TV series, too.

October 16, 2018 | Full Review…

It's not exactly the smoothest road, either, with plenty of obvious bumps and the sort of base level work the show often does when trying to build up to a main storyline. At least it's still finding time for little human moments.

October 15, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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