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The Day Will Come When You Won't Be



Critic Consensus: The flashback-laden "The Day Will Come When You Won't Be" is slow to deliver the payoff from last season's finale -- but ultimately delivers with sadistic acts of gut-wrenching violence that will push Walking Dead fans to their limit.

Episode Info

In the seventh-season premiere, Negan's actions will haunt the surviving members of Rick's group forever.


Andrew Lincoln
as Rick Grimes
Norman Reedus
as Daryl Dixon
Steven Yeun
as Glenn Rhee
Chandler Riggs
as Carl Grimes
Danai Gurira
as Michonne
Melissa McBride
as Carol Peletier
Lauren Cohan
as Maggie Greene
Michael Cudlitz
as Abraham Ford
Alanna Masterson
as Tara Chambler
Christian Serratos
as Rosita Espinosa
Josh McDermitt
as Eugene Porter
Seth Gilliam
as Gabriel Stokes
Lennie James
as Morgan Jones
Alexandra Breckenridge
as Jessie Anderson
Austin Nichols
as Spencer Monroe
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Critic reviews for The Day Will Come When You Won't Be

Viewers had to wait until the end of the first ad break to find out who the victims were. While this helped build a sense of dread, after months of waiting, it also arguably felt like one tense, teasing step too far.

October 23, 2016 | Full Review…

The show's creative team has not lost its taste for jerking fans of the TV show around and it remains committed to refining and retuning the biggest moments from the book, without jettisoning them completely.

October 25, 2016 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Being beaten over the head by big bad Negan just felt like lousy storytelling. Showing less could have actually been more suspenseful.

October 24, 2016 | Full Review…

Lincoln warned us this episode would be gut-wrenching.

October 24, 2016 | Full Review…

If this is what a hit TV series is about -- the slaughter of the sacrificial lamb on occasion to draw us in, to watch, to gape, to write reviews -- then maybe we should ask ourselves why we are watching.

October 24, 2016 | Full Review…
Top Critic

It was miserable, and tedious, and made me feel bad. Not in an emotionally compelling way, just in a "I could be watching something of value" way.

October 24, 2016 | Rating: D- | Full Review…
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