Critic Consensus: Although mainly another hour of moving pieces into place, "Hounded" sees the prison and Woodbury plotines converge, setting up an exciting collision course for the mid-season break.
as Rick Grimes
as Carl Grimes
as Daryl Dixon
as Hershel Greene
as Maggie Greene
as The Governor
as Merle Dixon
as Beth Greene
as Morgan Jones
as Jessie Anderson
as Spencer Monroe
Critic reviews for Hounded
When The Walking Dead slows down, that's when the wheels tend to come off the Hyundai.
I'm not sure what "Hounded" was about, per se, but the most important thing it accomplished was ending Rick's bad day.
While "Hounded" wasn't great, there's obviously plenty of high stakes scenarios brewing for the characters, now that The Governor has a couple of people who know about the prison.
It's definitely time to start mixing and matching the two storylines, especially since what's been happening at the prison has, so far, been more compelling than the action over in Woodbury.
There was a lot of ground to cover in "Hounded." Thankfully, much like the improvements to some of the character's dialogue (or lack thereof), it's clear the writers have a firmer grasp on how to keep the pace of The Walking Dead as brisk as possible.
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