Critic Consensus: Despite featuring significant deaths and action sequences, "Monsters" struggles to make meaningful progress in the season's overall story.
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Critic reviews for Monsters
There's still some action to be had, but it's about as exciting as watching paint dry.
I don't recall The Walking Dead ever being so direct and overt about asking whether compassion has a place in a world like this, if there's a value in showing mercy to those that would do you harm.
I'm glad that the attack on the Saviors that spanned three episodes has seemingly come to an end, and now we can focus on the aftermath and fallout.
Although it's fairly faint praise at this point, I think we can call "Monsters" the best, or at least the most entertaining, episode of The Walking Dead's season 8 so far.
The Walking Dead offered up its best episode of the season Sunday night, giving us some decent fight scenes and shoot-outs and raising the tension up a notch.
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