Time for After
The Walking Dead Season 8

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Critic Ratings: 22
Critics Consensus

"Time for After" improves on TWD's previous episode by focusing on Eugene's emotional struggle.

Episode Info

Negan has to enlist the help of his lieutenants in solving a huge issue facing the Sanctuary; Rick and the group continue to enact the plan. -- (C) AMC

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Critic Reviews for Time for After

"Time for After" has probably the most important plot development in Season 8 since the premiere, so why does it feel like such a shrug?

Dec 3, 2017 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
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This episode of The Walking Dead won't be scrawled down in the history books as one of the most memorable, but it was certainly an improvement on last week's sprawling bore.

Dec 4, 2017 | Full Review…

This chapter is also about one man wrestling with both his soul and his survival instinct. This character's always going to skew toward the cartoonish. Beneath all his bluster, however, Eugene is a fairly complex, somewhat relatable guy.

Dec 3, 2017 | Full Review…

Eugene is an interesting lens through which to see this side of Negan. He's a tactician. A coward, yes, but someone who thinks it all out and makes the best possible decision for himself based on all empirical evidence.

Dec 3, 2017 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Why Daryl Why? Ugh! I get that he wanted to end it ASAP. We all want it to end. But he didn't even go in to look for Negan. Now the Saviors can get out and attack Alexandria or Hilltop or both!

Apr 22, 2020 | Full Review…

I feel like a broken record: "I understand that they have to hit certain story beats, and they have a specific number of episodes to fill, but can't they do a better job of filling them?"

Jul 9, 2018 | Full Review…

An episode that managed to be tense, interesting, and extremely aggravating, mostly all at once.

May 11, 2018 | Full Review…

Thankfully, it's slightly better than expected. Only slightly, but it's a definite improvement on the drawn out, yawn fest that was episode 6.

Dec 4, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

The bases are loaded for next week's midseason finale.

Dec 4, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

One of many major issues with the "All-Out War" arc has been the extended time it's spent on thankless storylines with B-characters like Eugene, Jesus, Gregory, and Aaron, who have done nothing to merit the screen time they've been given.

Dec 4, 2017 | Full Review…

Overall, Time After was a decent episode, but it underscored the big problem for the first half of this season. The wonky pacing.

Dec 4, 2017 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

Sunday night's episode of The Walking Dead was another surprisingly good episode in a mostly disappointing season.

Dec 3, 2017 | Full Review…