The Walking Dead Season 8 Power Rankings: Week Four

This week’s heavy-hearted episode of The Walking Dead shook up the top of our character Power Rankings. See who moved up and down in our updated list.


1. Rick


Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes - The Walking Dead _ Season 8, Episode 4 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC

Rick literally drove straight into gunfire to execute his plan of taking out the Saviors with Daryl. This entire sequence was something out of a Bourne movie and proved that Rick still has it.


2. Maggie (+1)


Lauren Cohan as Maggie Greene, Khary Payton as Ezekiel  - The Walking Dead _ Season 8, Episode 1 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC

Maggie’s only getting bumped up because of the massive losses Ezekiel suffered this episode.


3. Ezekiel (-1)


Khary Payton as Ezekiel, Melissa McBride as Carol Peletier  - The Walking Dead _ Season 8, Episode 4 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC

Ezekiel lost all the ranks this episode. His loyal soldiers, his tiger, and seemingly his confidence. With the Kingdom bereft of soldiers it’s unclear exactly where he goes from here.


4. Daryl


Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes, Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon - The Walking Dead _ Season 8, Episode 2 - Photo Credit: Jackson Lee Davis/AMC

Daryl has been going full-throttle this season and didn’t stop in this episode. He and Rick made a hell of a pair taking down those Saviors on the road and we hope to see more of it soon.


5. Jerry (+3)


Cooper Andrews as Jerry - The Walking Dead _ Season 8, Episode 4 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC

YAS JERRY! Ezekiel’s most loyal (and alive) ally came in the clutch AGAIN this episode. He cut open that Jeffrey Dahmer-looking Savior, saved his king, and then KEPT saving his king throughout the episode. For that, he gets to jump Negan.


6. Carol


Khary Payton as Ezekiel, Melissa McBride as Carol Peletier, Cooper Andrews as Jerry  - The Walking Dead _ Season 8, Episode 4 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC

Carol did Carol things this episode. She executed a (near) perfect infiltration of The Sanctuary and saved Ezekiel and Jerry in the process. With so much loss, it’s comforting to know Carol will still have your back.


7. Jesus


Tom Payne as Paul 'Jesus' Rovia - The Walking Dead _ Season 8, Episode 3 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC

Jesus wasn’t featured in this episode but still belongs high up for his decisions (good or bad) this season.


8. Negan (-3)


Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan - The Walking Dead _ Season 8, Episode 1 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC

The last time we saw the leather-clad sociopath he was trapped in a trailer with Father Gabriel. Thankfully, as fans saw in the trailer for next week’s episode, we’ll get a LOT more Negan next week.


9. Dwight


Austin Amelio as Dwight - The Walking Dead _ Season 8, Episode 1 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC

Dwight finally re-emerges in next week’s episode and it looks like Simon is on to him. Is the jig up?


10. Aaron


Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes, Ross Marquand as Aaron  - The Walking Dead _ Season 8, Episode 3 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC

Aaron may be grieving the loss of Eric but expect him to get back on his feet later in the season.


11. Michonne


Danai Gurira as Michonne - The Walking Dead _ Season 8, Gallery - Photo Credit: Alan Clarke/AMC

The lack of Michonne has been surprising this season, but expect to see a LOT more of her in the coming episodes.


12. Simon (+2)


Steven Ogg as Simon - The Walking Dead _ Season 8, Gallery - Photo Credit: Alan Clarke/AMC

Like Negan and Dwight Simon will also re-emerge in Episode 805. With Negan in the trailer will Simon really take the reigns of The Sanctuary?


13. Tara (-1)


Alanna Masterson as Tara Chambler - The Walking Dead _ Season 8, Gallery - Photo Credit: Alan Clarke/AMC

Tara’s been instrumental in executing efficient plans for Rick’s side in All Out War, but wasn’t enough to convince Jesus NOT to take in The Saviors.


14. Morgan (-1)


Alanna Masterson as Tara Chambler, Lennie James as Morgan Jones, Tom Payne as Paul 'Jesus' Rovia  - The Walking Dead _ Season 8, Episode 3 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC

Last time we saw Morgan he was cooling off in the woods after going too clear on Jesus. Never go too clear on Jesus.


15. Enid


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Enid is poised to make an impact at The Hilltop, and we’re excited to see her in action.


16. Carl


Chandler Riggs as Carl Grimes - The Walking Dead _ Season 8, Episode 1 - Photo Credit: Greg Nicotero/AMC

Carl is still MIA so until he reappears we’re keeping him down low.


17. Gregory


Xander Berkeley as Gregoryn - The Walking Dead _ Season 8, Gallery - Photo Credit: Alan Clarke/AMC

Looks like we’ll soon get to go behind-the-scenes of Gregory’s now infamous Benedict Arnold maneuver at The Sanctuary. Still, that doesn’t give us reason to move him up or down the list.


18. Father Gabriel


Seth Gilliam as Father Gabriel Stokes - The Walking Dead _ Season 8, Episode 1 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC

Father Gabriel will finally get return in next week’s episode. But until then, he’s still stuck in a trailer with Negan.


19. Eugene


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Same with the rest, Eugene will get more screen-time in the next episode.


20. Jadis


Pollyanna McIntosh as Jadis - The Walking Dead _ Season 8, Gallery - Photo Credit: Alan Clarke/AMC

A month into Season 8 and we still haven’t seen the leader of The Scavengers. Lost hope? Don’t. She’s ready to come back in a big way.


What do YOU think of our character Power Rankings after this emotional episode? Tell us in the comments and keep it here for next week’s list.

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