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…

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

The hour earns a spot as one of the stronger episodes in season 7 and one that hints more may be on the way.

February 20, 2017 | Full Review…

The Carol/Daryl scenes here were very good. It was as if a lot of the other nonsense could stop, or slow down, and we could focus in on one of the best pairings the show's ever produced.

February 20, 2017 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

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