The Walking Dead - Season 7, Episode 10 - Rotten Tomatoes


Critic Consensus: "New Best Friends" balances absurdity and dramatic tension as it introduces a bizarrely entertaining new community, even if some moments feel forced and contrived.

Episode Info

On the search for a missing Alexandrian, Rick and his group encounter a mysterious collective, whose inhabitants are unlike any they have come across.


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 New Best Friends

Further evidence that the Walking Dead is finally serious about being a silly zombie romp. Long may it stagger forward in this vein.

February 20, 2017 | Full Review…

Seen here, only a few years after the zombie apocalypse started, it all just seems ridiculous and contrived.

February 20, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The high-stakes tension certainly returns in the 10th episode of AMC's The Walking Dead, Season 7. The regular players are featured - most of the ones we adore, in fact - and the narrative truly begins to take hold.

February 19, 2017 | Full Review…

Two main plotlines run through "New Best Friends"... This gives the episode a bit of tonal whiplash, since the Rick stuff is downright goofy... while Daryl and Carol's scenes are emotionally fraught. Still, both storylines are satisfying in their own way.

February 19, 2017 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

Nothing is necessarily going to undo the dreariness of those first eight episodes, "New Best Friends" still feels like the first in a long while that The Walking Dead episodes inspires more curiosity than dread.

June 20, 2018 | Full Review…

No longer bad or boring, it's still a definite improvement over the first half of the season. But now, it's, uh... insane?

May 22, 2018 | Full Review…

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