Hearts Still Beating

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Critic Consensus: "Hearts Still Beating" corrects course after a frustrating first half to The Walking Dead's seventh season, using an improved pace and some welcome narrative jolts to set up a hopeful, rousing conclusion.

Episode Info

With members out scavenging for supplies, Negan's unwelcome visit to Alexandria continues. With tensions high, things quickly spin out of control.

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Critic Reviews for Hearts Still Beating

It's reunions all around, including man and his trusty pistol, and they stride off to make a real plan. Finally.

Dec 12, 2016 | Full Review…
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There was plenty of guts but not much glory as The Walking Dead signed-off with a mid-season finale likely to trigger further complaints regarding the show's over-the-top violence.

Dec 12, 2016 | Full Review…

So while it's nice that things are moving along, the show took its sweet time getting there.

Dec 12, 2016 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
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The Walking Dead Season 7 was in desperate need of a goal to strive toward, and seems fundamentally to misunderstand the problem with taking eight episodes for such a foregone conclusion.

Jun 19, 2018 | Full Review…

Ultimately though, the compartmentalized structure of this season paid off, as proven tonight by the final moments of "Hearts Still Beating."

Dec 12, 2017 | Full Review…

"Hearts Still Beating," the midseason finale of The Walking Dead's seventh season, offers a few small steps in the right direction, but not nearly enough.

Dec 12, 2016 | Full Review…

It's not as if I want to come down on this show, but even with the flaws that have plagued The Walking Dead since the start, this show has done better.

Dec 12, 2016 | Full Review…

[It] provided a couple of shocking moments along the way, that genuinely felt shocking and not manufactured, which is a good sign that the writers in the writers room are letting the story flow naturally.

Dec 12, 2016 | Full Review…

The parameters of the world outside Alexandria continue to expand as Rick and Aaron score a motherlode of supplies from the place they discovered in the last episode.

Dec 12, 2016 | Full Review…

The overlong midseason finale doesn't quite come together, and it's big climactic moments doesn't quite deliver the catharsis we all desperately need after a long-winded, grim, and pretty boring first half of season 7.

Dec 12, 2016 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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