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Hearts Still Beating
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.
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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It's reunions all around, including man and his trusty pistol, and they stride off to make a real plan. Finally.
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.
So while it's nice that things are moving along, the show took its sweet time getting there.
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.
Ultimately though, the compartmentalized structure of this season paid off, as proven tonight by the final moments of "Hearts Still Beating."
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