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How It's Gotta Be
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The stakes in the finale didn't feel nearly as high as they needed to. It's hard to invest emotionally in characters when they seem to be running around toting assault rifles / bin lorries etc to no clear purpose.
This is all just characters acting dumb for no reason, and it's all too much for this episode to bear, especially when it plays out so slowly over 90 minutes.
It's Sad This Is "How It's Gotta Be" On 'The Walking Dead'. This mid-season finale was an insult, a joke and heartbreaking.
On Sunday, The Walking Dead demonstrated that it can still surprise us, if only because it's conditioned us to set our sights so low. Maybe this wasn't the last welcome development up Season 8's sleeve.
Oh joy, a 90 minute long mid-season finale. You know what that means...more waiting around for a plot to arrive.
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