Critic Consensus: The introduction of new characters and a face-off (or eye-off) between The Governor and Michonne make "Made to Suffer" a gripping episode as season three enters its mid-season break.
as Rick Grimes
as Carl Grimes
as Daryl Dixon
as Hershel Greene
as Maggie Greene
as The Governor
as Beth Greene
as Merle Dixon
as Morgan Jones
as Jessie Anderson
as Spencer Monroe
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Critic reviews for Made to Suffer
Last night's episode dropped the dominoes quite effectively and demonstrated again how this show has so summarily closed the gap between its production value and its story value.
I have to tell you: This may have been my favorite scene since the pilot. For once, the world felt bigger! And, more important, it was filled with people who weren't the people we already knew!
As someone who's been fairly hard on The Walking Dead's second season, I have to commend the show's creative team for the first half of the third season, which is easily the strongest run in the history of the show.
Ending the first half of its third season on a high note worthy of just how good it's been thus far, The Walking Dead is really starting to understand the dramatic benefits that come with letting an apocalypse scenario run for the long-term.
Sunday's was a strong episode overall, even if the addition of new characters was a bit much to pack into the hour and might have detracted somewhat from the more interesting rescue operation.
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