Critic Consensus: Although its focus on a secondary character often leaves "Swear" feeling like a diversion, the discovery - and impending danger - of a new community is a refreshing development.
as Rick Grimes
as Daryl Dixon
as Carl Grimes
as Carol Peletier
as Maggie Greene
as Tara Chambler
as Rosita Espinosa
as Eugene Porter
as Gabriel Stokes
as Morgan Jones
as Spencer Monroe
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"Swear" is one of those Walking Dead episodes where characters debate philosophy, which has not always lent itself to compelling viewing. But it works out pretty well here.
The introduction of an all-female village is logical and welcome at this point, and having Tara enter as an invading presence from the male world who happens to be a gay woman is a deft move.
"Swear" was fun -- a self-contained romp that took care to tie up most of its loose ends.
The Walking Dead had its strongest episode of the season tonight, which is especially remarkable considering that it starred Tara, a character who hasn't really contributed anything of value since she was first introduced in season 4.
Swear is stronger in concept than execution. It has some smart ideas, good new characters... and does some fine world-building. Unfortunately, it also drags painfully and is lumbered with one of the show's most infuriating characters as its lead.
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