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Dead or Alive Or
Critic Consensus: Focusing on different characters and presenting a new walker threat, "Dead Or Alive Or" is an entertaining episode -- though one that struggles to build suspense.
as Rick Grimes
as Daryl Dixon
as Carl Grimes
as Carol Peletier
as Maggie Greene
as Tara Chambler
as Rosita Espinosa
as Eugene Porter
as Gabriel Stokes
as Morgan Jones
as Strange Traveler
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The good news is that there's some necessary character progress for Dwight, whose changing of allegiances hasn't been fully addressed.
Dead or Alive Or never quite clicked. There was some decent advancement to many subplots, but it lacked the intensity of the past three episodes.
While the episode does feel padded with a bit of filler at times, there's a refreshing focus on walkers in "Dead or Alive Or" that works in its favor.
I am pleasantly surprised that The Walking Dead actually showed some restraint with not using this (swamp) scenario as an excuse to kill off some characters just for the sake of doing so or to simply throw a little gore into the episode.
For the most part, shoehorning in zombie kills feels like empty calories but here it gave us a nice break from the meandering story.
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