Hostiles and Calamities

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Critic Consensus: While it may slow the season's pace, "Hostiles and Calamities" takes a tense look inside previously unexplored Savior lives, advancing one character's logical and much-needed moral transformation.

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An Alexandrian must navigate the mysterious world within the Saviors' compound.

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Critic Reviews for Hostiles and Calamities

Instead of beating us over the head with the fact that Rick has to harden his heart to lead, etc. etc., it shows us a man caught in the shifting winds of a personality that is changing as the world changes.

Feb 27, 2017 | Full Review…
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Is it better to die on your feet than live on your knees?

Feb 27, 2017 | Full Review…

The episode, entitled "Hostiles and Calamities," directed by Kari Skogland, reverts back to Negan and life in his Sanctuary. In fact, it sheds light on the interior lifestyle of the Saviors - something fans haven't been privy to as of yet.

Feb 27, 2017 | Full Review…

It's a grim episode, but it's grimness with purpose.

Feb 27, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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With the focus on Eugene's moral downfall, the dispatch gave us a greater insight (to) Negan and the seductive lure of his regime than any number of gratuitous beatings.

Feb 27, 2017 | Full Review…

Oddly enough, The Walking Dead does tend to stumble in more direct approaches to melodrama.

Jun 20, 2018 | Full Review…

The show doesn't always need walkers or a barbed-wire baseball bat to destroy a character. Sometimes, their weaknesses are more than enough for them to destroy themselves.

Dec 12, 2017 | Full Review…

The Walking Dead took us back into The Sanctuary for two semi-interesting stories involving characters ebb tide'ing back on their arcs and embracing the Saviors' warm bosom of bullying and bartering.

Feb 27, 2017 | Rating: 7.5/10 | Full Review…

I thought Sherry's letter was one of the best pieces of writing we've seen from the show-the way she blamed herself for corrupting Dwight and the way that she didn't trust the man he'd become with her life.

Feb 26, 2017 | Rating: 7.5/10 | Full Review…

Once again we watch long, involved sequences of Jeffrey Dean Morgan's scowling/smirking dictator doling out rough justice to his subjects.

Nov 7, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…