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Critic Consensus: "Mercy" mixes mysterious time-hopping sequences with explosive action to create a more hopeful premiere than previous seasons of The Walking Dead.

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This year, Rick brings 'All Out War' to Negan and his forces. The Saviors are larger, better-equipped, and ruthless - but Rick and the unified communities are fighting for the promise of a brighter future. The battle lines are drawn as they launch into a kinetic, action-packed offensive. As with any battle, there will be losses.

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Critic Reviews for Mercy

As the show's producers promised, plenty of firepower was on display.

Oct 23, 2017 | Full Review…

Yes, things happen this episode, it's just the way they happen range from "by the numbers" to "pretty dumb."

Oct 22, 2017 | Rating: C | Full Review…
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For once, things are actually not all horrible, sad and depressing on The Walking Dead. It's pretty exciting.

Oct 22, 2017 | Full Review…

The premiere significantly ratcheted up the pace after a dreary seventh series.

Oct 25, 2017 | Full Review…

Longtime fans of the series hoping for the glory days of the show will be very pleased with what they see.

Oct 29, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

'Mercy,' Season 8's premiere episode, was underwhelming, especially following last season's opener, the unignorable 'The Day Will Come When You Won't Be,' which resulted in brutal, gruesome character deaths we still haven't recovered from.

Aug 15, 2018 | Full Review…

I mostly liked this episode. It got off to a slow start, but then the war part began and I was sold.

Jul 9, 2018 | Full Review…

"Mercy" is a pretty solid start to the new season, which is heartening after a painfully slow season six and seven.

May 14, 2018 | Full Review…

While this year's premiere had a far less twists and turns than last year's ... there was still an itty bit of drama to spare.

Jan 31, 2018 | Full Review…

Luckily, "Mercy" manages delivers on both action and self-reflection without getting in its own way.

Dec 12, 2017 | Full Review…

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