The Walking Dead: Season 6 Episode 8 - TV Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Walking Dead: Season 6 Episode 8 Reviews

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Keith Reid-Cleveland
Black Nerd Problems
June 27, 2018

"Start to Finish" brought on the kind of chaos you'd expect in a mid-season finale.

Kevin Fitzpatrick
ScreenCrush
June 18, 2018

Honestly, this whole hour felt like a mess...

M. King Adkins
PopMatters
February 22, 2016

As my wife likes to point out, one of the pleasures of the show is how they continuously find new ways to top themselves in terms of gore. This week, that played out as the largest battle yet seen between humans and walkers.

Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Morgan Jeffery
Digital Spy
December 1, 2015

So while 'Start to Finish' is a little unsatisfying in isolation, with its standout moments not quite compensating for the amount left unresolved, it's hard to fault a publicity machine that already has fans salivating for 2016.

Will Salmon
SFX Magazine
November 30, 2015

It's beautifully shot by Michael E. Satrazemis, with the opening zombie attack especially striking. It subverts expectations, too.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Debra Birnbaum
Variety
Top Critic
November 30, 2015

That's an extremely tense moment in that chain for those people trying to get through that horde of zombies... And when we come back, we come back in that moment. It doesn't stop from there. People will be really excited about what's coming.

Tim Surette
TV.com
November 30, 2015

For an episode that started off with a metaphor so very heavy-handed (we're all meat eaten by ants!), the rest of "Start to Finish" could barely lift its arms to throw a knockout punch that typically comes with a "finale," half-season or otherwise.

Noam Cohen
Observer
Top Critic
November 30, 2015

When the episode faded to black, deferring the end of this scene to February, it felt incomplete rather than suspenseful. We don't know what happens next, but we're also not given a motivating reason to wonder beyond "Do our heroes survive?"

Kevin Yeoman
ScreenRant
November 30, 2015

Most of that peril is handled off screen. It's as though the show is just working its way toward something it is far more interested in revealing, so it puts forth as little effort as possible until it can make that reveal.

Aaron Neuwirth
The Young Folks
November 30, 2015

For a show that has done a lot to really improve and find new ways to tackle situations, it is a shame that this episode feels like The Walking Dead is stalling.

Shane Ryan
Paste Magazine
November 30, 2015

That was something, huh?! Between Deanna and Jessie, it's hard to say who raised the most screwed-up sons, but Ron and Sam certainly made a great case for themselves in "Start to Finish."

Full Review | Original Score: 8.3/10
Jeremy Egner
New York Times
Top Critic
November 30, 2015

Sunday's midseason finale was pretty sedate, consisting mostly of meaningful conversations punctuated by brief squabbles and other bursts of action. (A less charitable reading: It was kind of dull.)

Jeff Stone
indieWire
Top Critic
November 30, 2015

This episode makes it seem like the Ricketeers are the only ones in the town, while everyone else was out getting groceries or something. It's a noticeable absence, especially with Alexandria itself under attack

Full Review | Original Score: C
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
November 30, 2015

And then it all ends, and for two months the audience is left frustrated by the sense that almost everything in the world of The Walking Dead comes down to a table-setting maneuver.

Matt Fowler
IGN Movies
November 30, 2015

"Start to Finish" gets points for keeping Alexandria around and in the mix, but loses a bunch for dropping us right as things started to get exciting.

Full Review | Original Score: 7.3/10
Chelsea Tatham
Tampa Bay Times
November 30, 2015

It was the battle to end all battles between Morgan and Carol, until it wasn't.

Paul Vigna
Wall Street Journal
Top Critic
November 30, 2015

"Start to Finish" puts the hardy Grimes clan and the cloistered Alexandrians at the mercy of a massive horde of the undead, who come streaming through a collapsed section of wall like a teeming, flesh-rotted, stinking river.

Richard Rys
New York Magazine/Vulture
Top Critic
November 30, 2015

As mid-season finales go, this one was tantalizing and tension-filled, but didn't quite deliver.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Alan Sepinwall
HitFix
November 30, 2015

There was shockingly little tension or energy to anything happening in "Start to Finish."

Brian Moylan
Guardian
Top Critic
November 30, 2015

Most of the red shirt Alexandrians survived but Deanna, the leader of the town who we got to know best, was the one bitten by a zombie.

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