Critic Consensus: "The Other Side" delves into the sorrowful aftermath of losing key characters with a slow-building narrative that gathers speed -- and gains power -- along the way.
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
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When it decides to slow down to give us character-centric vignettes, rather than letting their personalities and emotions emerge from their involvement in the plot, it starts to lag, and feel like a lot like filler.
A good portion of "The Other Side," the 14th episode in The Walking Dead's seventh season, is dedicated to emotional beats from characters who have been dealing with pent-up feelings since Negan's brutal murder spree in Episode 1.
Still, it's an exciting enough cliffhanger, as Rosita finds some surprise backup in Daryl as the episode ends, promising even more action next week.
Things are taking shape. After Sasha shuffles off to Star Trek: Discovery, it's going to be a race to be ready to fight Negan in time for his retaliation.
This won't go down in my list of favorite Walking Dead episodes, and it's not one of my most-hated, either. It's a water-treading episode, but it's bolstered by the interplay between Daryl and Maggie and the interactions between Sasha and Rosita.
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