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"The Key" injects interesting new characters and action into TWD season 8's ongoing arc of betrayal, though the series sorely needs to break some predictable patterns.
"The Key" is a pretty eventful episode by "Walking Dead" standards, but it's still primarily about hitting notes the show has hit before.
Tonight's episode was much better than the last couple episodes. I feel like we are finally moving forward.
[This] episode of The Walking Dead, represents the first time we've ever really seen Negan sweat - and with good reason.
Given how the show almost desperately keeps its characters from growing-or resets them almost immediately whenever they manage it-it's genuinely hard for me to imagine that there is a really better future in store for Hilltop and its inhabitants
... to be honest, it's invigorating to see that TWD has a long-term plan that goes beyond the grueling Rick vs. Negan competition.
That's all well and good - Georgie's giving a much-needed injection of hope to our survivors - but who is she really?
After trudging along since its midseason return and with only four episodes remaining in the season, The Walking Dead desperately needed to kick things into high gear. And thankfully, that's exactly what "The Key" accomplished.
"Best" might not be quite the right word, but I feel like it's safe to say that tonight's Walking Dead episode, "The Key," was the most entertained I've been during the second half of season 8.
In 'The Key' we get some action, some deceit and betrayal, and a few new faces. Sadly, we also get more Enid scenes.
As with last week's "Dead or Alive Or," it's a lot easier to sit through The Walking Dead's circuitous dialectics when the characters are actually doing something while they state their respective cases.
The Key is simultaneously a reminder of how mercilessly boring The Walking Dead can be and a tantalizing, frustrating glimpse at another version of the show, one that leans into the inherent surreality of the zombie apocalypse.
This episode mixes things up a touch by incorporating a car chase, one of the vessels for action not yet exhausted by a series that relies primarily on hand-to-hand combat.