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.
Another great episode in a string of them, and it's setting up the major theme of the books: the danger in this world is not found in shuffling undead, it's in the living and their competing desires and needs.
With only two episodes left in this half of the season, all the ducks are in a row for an extremely tense showdown, and we've never been bigger fans more excited to see how it plays out.
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.
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