The Walking Dead - Season 7, Episode 8 - Rotten Tomatoes

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.

Episode Info

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


Andrew Lincoln
as Rick Grimes
Norman Reedus
as Daryl Dixon
Chandler Riggs
as Carl Grimes
Danai Gurira
as Michonne
Melissa McBride
as Carol Peletier
Lauren Cohan
as Maggie Greene
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
Austin Nichols
as Spencer Monroe
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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.

December 12, 2016 | Full Review…
Top Critic

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.

December 12, 2016 | Full Review…

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

December 12, 2016 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

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.

June 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."

December 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.

December 12, 2016 | Full Review…

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