Something They Need
The Walking Dead Season 7



Critic Ratings: 35
Critics Consensus

"Something They Need" overcomes an uneven arc with humor, an upbeat pace, and a classic Walking Dead cliffhanger.

Episode Info

A group of Alexandrians embark on a journey to a distant community; and one group member must make a heartbreaking decision.


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Critic Reviews for Something They Need

Tara ... is just purely funny. Even when she's not being overtly jokey, as in this episode, which involves her in a deadly serious plot, she approaches the world with an offbeat tentativeness that never fails to bring a smile to my face.

Mar 27, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

an enjoyable enough episode with some great-looking zombies and decent tension

Mar 27, 2017 | Full Review…

It's the penultimate episode, so it's time to check in with just about everybody (the Kingdom excluded). That makes "Something They Need" a busy episode, but not a particularly compelling one.

Mar 27, 2017 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

As for Episode 15, "Something They Need," director Michael E. Satrazemis and writer Angela Kang do a nice job at tying up a few loose ends and keeping the uncertainty to a minimum.

Mar 27, 2017 | Full Review…

My biggest issue with the show has always been that it has so often given us protagonists who seem scarcely better than the antagonists, if that.

May 22, 2018 | Full Review…

That refusal to make him an occasional villain nearly sinks tonight's episode, "Something They Need."

Dec 12, 2017 | Full Review…

This was a decent setup-type of an episode, and it was good to get some real movement from some of the characters.

Mar 27, 2017 | Rating: 3.8/5 | Full Review…

It's still just a TV show that only takes up 45 minutes of my life each week-but the qualified misery comes from the fact that its ineffectiveness is so obvious and so simple, and it recurs with dulling regularity.

Mar 27, 2017 | Rating: 6.1/10 | Full Review…

The amount of Negan and his use was the kind I prefer and the end goes for another classic cliffhanger moment.

Mar 27, 2017 | Full Review…

While "Something They Need" isn't even the best episode of TWD in the last few weeks, it's a great example of how good the show can be when it's not pussyfooting around its storylines. Things moved VERY quickly tonight.

Mar 27, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

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