Critic Consensus: Vintage-style action and the spark of a hot new romance make "The Next World" a gratifying successor to the shocking mid-season premiere.
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I'm wondering if this isn't some new spin-off show we're watching. The Waking Dad, perhaps.
Serious things happen in "The Next World"... but overall the episode is about things that just seem so...unnecessary.
Thankfully, this episode featured [Rick and Daryl] front and center on a supply run, and it was one-million percent amazing.
It is satisfying to see The Walking Dead take time to focus on smaller interpersonal moments as a way of supplementing the table setting that is Jesus' arrival.
'The Next World' is unusual but striking and satisfying. It dares to be different and is bound to prove divisive, with some fans doubtless lamenting the lack of gore and zombie action.
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