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