The Walking Dead - Season 8, Episode 8 - Rotten Tomatoes


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Episode Info

Every story and battle comes crashing together.


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 How It's Gotta Be

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.

December 11, 2017 | Full Review…

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.

December 11, 2017 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
Top Critic

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.

January 23, 2018 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

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.

December 11, 2017 | Full Review…

Oh joy, a 90 minute long mid-season finale. You know what that means...more waiting around for a plot to arrive.

December 11, 2017 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

It's difficult to tell a story when it's difficult to see just what is going on. Not helping the confusion is the fact that How It's Gotta Be jumps between any one of two dozen characters at any point.

December 11, 2017 | Full Review…

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