Critic Consensus: Thanks to a more focused narrative and effectively scripted character work, "18 Miles Out" is one of the strongest episodes of the season.
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Critic reviews for 18 Miles Out
At this point, I'm more interested in seeing how The Walking Dead will change than the world it inhabits. And, to give credit where credit is due, it just might have started changing for the better.
"18 Miles Out" was a particularly redundant episode. It indulged in another subplot centered on a petty argument. Two, actually.
This was a truly enjoyable episode with a feeling that everything that took place moved something forward and applied a sense that it will all culminate into something big.
On the whole, the character work was much better, the various arguments more clearly articulated, the sense of atmosphere made stronger because we didn't have to move from character to character, story beat to story beat.
"18 Miles Out" was easily one of the best episodes of The Walking Dead so far. An extremely tense episode that both felt big and bold... and more specific and focused... it really showed off the strengths of the series.
Everything seemed perfectly set up for Shane to make his exit and now that he's escaped death once again, it's difficult to imagine where else the writers can take the character. Nonetheless, we're intrigued to see where The Walking Dead will go from here
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