‘The Walking Dead’: Every episode ranked, worst to best — Updated after Season 7 finale

Now that “The Walking Dead” Season 7 is behind us, we have updated our comprehensive photo gallery above that ranks every episode of AMC’s zombie drama from worst to best, according to their IMDb score. Can you guess what’s #1? We’ll be back to update this gallery again after the Emmys and after the fall finale of Season 8.

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In the Season 7 finale, Rick (Andrew Lincoln) faces off against Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and the Saviors, but Negan didn’t count on Sasha (Sonequa Martin-Green) committing suicide and attempting to kill him as a walker, giving Rick an opportunity to fight. And just when all hope seemed to be lost, Maggie (Lauren Cohan) and Jesus (Tom Payne) arrive from the Hilltop and King Ezekiel (Khary Payton), Carol (Melissa McBride) and Morgan (Lennie James) lead a contingency from the Kingdom to save Alexandria. Unfortunately, Negan is able to slip away and prepare the Saviors for war.

While some fans might be upset that Negan is still alive at the end of Season 7, the writers might be thinking long term as he creates great drama for the show. The Season 8 opener will also be its 100th episode. We can only speculate what they’ve got planned for the occasion, but we’re hoping they will work in cameos from some of our favorite past cast members that have been killed off.

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“The Walking Dead” has had a so-so Emmy Awards record, winning only two trophies for Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for its first two seasons (2011-2012). But their Emmy prospects could also be looking up as last year’s winner “Game of Thrones” will be sitting out as it will not air new episodes during the eligibility period.

But a big question looms for Morgan, who won the Critics’ Choice Award for Guest Drama Performer. Since he appeared in too many episodes to qualify for guest at the Emmys, he will try to get the series’ first acting nomination for Best Drama Supporting Actor. This journeyman’s timing couldn’t be better though, since both Peter Dinklage and Kit Harrington from “Game of Thrones” will be sitting out this Emmy cycle, leaving two open slots. Too bad Negan can’t use Lucille to help whack his way into the category.

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