The Walking Dead Review: “Live Bait”

None of the regulars appear this week, as we learn what the Governor has been doing.

Title: “Live Bait”

Cast and Crew

Directed by Michael Uppendahl
Written by Nichole Beattie

David Morrissey as The Governor
Audrey Marie Anderson as Lilly Chalmers
Laurie Holden as Andrea
Alanna Masterson as Tara Chalmers
Meyrick Murphy as Megan
Danny Vinson as David Chalmers
Jose Pablo Cantillo as Caesar Martinez

Additional cast and crew information may be found here.


The Governor wanders the land, and becomes a hero to a small family of survivors.

High Point

This week’s zombie scenes are unusually affecting. In particular, I think of the killing of the Tub Zombie, and the broader significance of the rest-home Walkers.

Low Point

I understand why the opening meandered, but it meandered a little too long.

The Scores

Originality: 4/6 They’ve never had an episode before that entirely disregards the main cast.

Effects: 6/6 Double-amputee tub-zombie.

Story: 4/6 We have a prologue, but focuses on its story in a way that most of the other episodes are not.

On a backstory note, this group survived for a significant amount of time without learning much about zombies.

Acting: 5/6

Emotional Response: 5/6

Production: 5/6

Overall: 5/6 We have a redemption story—up to this point. We do not know for certain what happens when we return to the end of the previous episode.

In total, “Live Bait” receives 34/42