The Walking Dead - Season 7, Episode 3 - Rotten Tomatoes


Critic Consensus: The Walking Dead delivers another character-driven episode in "The Cell," which successfully delves deeper into the world of Negan and his cronies, even if its attempts to humanize a villain achieve somewhat mixed results.

Episode Info

A completely new group of survivors living in an impressive community that seems to have it all, but for -- a price, is introduced.


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 Cell

After the lows of the premiere and the highs of last week, "The Cell" settles in as one of those pokey, mediocre Walking Dead episodes that tend to comprise the bulk of most seasons.

November 7, 2016 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

It primarily just serves as our introduction to life in the land of the Saviors. And to literally the worst song in the history of music, which I cannot get out of my head for love nor money.

November 7, 2016 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Along comes an episode such as "The Cell" and you are reminded that at its finest the Walking Dead is one of the most quietly dazzling things on television.

November 6, 2016 | Full Review… seems like overwrought exposition without a central focus.

June 19, 2018 | Full Review…

Still, it's fairly normal for "The Walking Dead" to tread some of the same ground from time to time, and "The [C]ell" continues a solid beginning to a season that's not afraid to take its time.

December 12, 2017 | Full Review…

There wasn't a ton of action, but what it lacked in action 'The Cell' made up for in tension and character development.

November 7, 2016 | Full Review…

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