Every TV series has its ups and downs. The best episodes offer up moments that remind fans, again and again, why they started watching in the first place. On the flip side, the worst episodes sometimes leave us yawning, rolling our eyes, scratching our heads, or, if they’re bad enough, throwing things and yelling at the screen.
The Walking Dead is no exception. In its more than six seasons on AMC, it’s offered up some truly unforgettable hours of television. It’s also delivered some real clunkers. The episodes listed aren’t necessarily the ones that caused controversy, like the Season 6 finale and the Season 7 premiere. After all, while infuriating, those episodes did offer up some spectacular performances from the cast and set the course of the series, for better or worse.
The worst episodes usually represent the weakest moments, as far as storytelling is concerned. Sometimes, these episodes are just hopelessly slow. Other times, they’ve focused on one character when the series has left another character or story hanging in the balance. These episodes tend to drag the entire momentum of a season down, at least for a moment. No matter what, they usually represent an hour of our lives we wish we could get back. Here are the 10 worst episodes of The Walking Dead.