Critic 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


Andrew Lincoln
as Rick Grimes
Norman Reedus
as Daryl Dixon
Chandler Riggs
as Carl Grimes
Danai Gurira
as Michonne
Melissa McBride
as Carol Peletier
Lauren Cohan
as Maggie Greene
Alanna Masterson
as Tara Chambler
Christian Serratos
as Rosita Espinosa
Josh McDermitt
as Eugene Porter
Seth Gilliam
as Gabriel Stokes
Lennie James
as Morgan Jones
Avi Nash
as Strange Traveler
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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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Things took a surprise turn for the better thanks to an episode packed with action, engaging twists and - just so we know it's still the Walking Dead - first-rank silliness.

Dec 4, 2017 | 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…

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…

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…