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Rank the Episodes of 7A from Best to Worst

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  1. Doctor Grimes

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    So 7A has been a rocky ride -- I think that can almost be universally agreed on. Where do you stand on this half-season as a whole? And, per this thread, what did you think of the episodes?

    7A Episodes from Best to Worst
    1. "Hearts Still Beating" (7.08): For the first time we see glimmers of hope, genuine hope, and that this darkness will pass. A good episode all around in terms of directing and writing. A few rocky moments here and there (Austin Nichols' acting when holding his guts was laugh out loud terrible) but overall it did what it was supposed to do -- set us up for 7B.
    2. "Go Getters" (7.05): While many critics hated this episode (and I agree the writing was all over the place), I still loved it. I loved seeing Maggie, Sasha, and Jesus rally to defend Hilltop. I loved seeing women actually talking to one another. The Richonne parting kiss was lovely. And Carl and Enid got to act like kids!
    3. "The Well" (7.02): Adored the introduction to Ezekiel. Khary Payton stormed into my heart with gusto with his charismatic performance. It was a much needed break from the dreary pacing of the last couple episodes.
    4. "Service" (7.04): While I hated seeing Negan trod all over the group, it was great to get back to Alexandria and see the characters recovering from what happened.'
    5. "Swear" (7.06): I don't think Tara needed a whole bottle episode to herself, but this episode showcased some of the strongest writing of the season (thank you David Leslie Johnson) and did a great job establishing the Oceanside community.
    6. "Sing Me A Song" (7.07): While I loved Carl getting his arc, Negan was downright nauseating in this episode. The harem made my stomach turn. The lack of utilizing the other cast in this episode was also not the best.
    7. "The Day Will Come When You Won't Be" (7.01): From a technical standpoint, I loved the episode, but it still carried the nasty flavor of the cliffhanger with it. Plus, it's just an agonizing watch. As phenomenal as the cast was with the material, it is just dreary and miserable. Losing Glenn and Abraham like that? I just can't deal with it. So, a big no to this one for me -- even if I thought they executed the episode as best they could under the circumstances. (Andy was especially amazing in this one.)
    8. "The Cell" (7.03): Absolutely retched. There is nothing redeemable about this episode.
    What did you all think?
     
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    Heh.

    1. 7x08- Rise up, fam :allthethings: Mount Crumpit was defrosting a bit, I'll admit it. :lol: Also they managed to integrate several locations well and maintain a semblance of balance. Poor Spencer participating in GUTS without getting to climb the Aggro Crag :rickgrin:
    2. 7x02- :shiva::zeke: What a perfect introduction to a new place and new characters; seemless integration. Also it was a Carol focused episode that didn't have me gnashing my teeth. I'll admit I probably rank it so high because of what preceded it.
    3. 7x05-Again showed that they CAN integrate several storylines and locations in one episode. I was beyond thrilled to see Maggie and Sasha again after 84 years.
    4. 7x04-Amazing character development episode and while I was on the verge of murdering Negan through my television Andy killed it per usual.
    5. 7x06-Meh. It managed to make me interested in Oceanside so I suppose that's a plus.
    6. 7x07-I'm beyond thrilled for Chandler because he finally got some material to work with but I felt like someone had thrown up on me throughout the entire episode because Negan was so utterly revolting so that pretty much killed it.
    7. 7x01- LOL no. I'll never watch this episode again. They can keep their misery porn. I'm currently making a gifset of Rick in 7A and I just plucked clips off AMC's youtube because I refuse to download it.
    8. 7x03- And we're breaking out the good champagne, we're sittin' pretty on the gravy train. What a waste.
     
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    My rankings are:

    708, 704, 702, 705, 706, 707, 701, 703.

    But overall the season just had me...

    [​IMG]

    Just wanted it all to be over.
     
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    705 - I loved everything about this episode. There's not a single thing I didn't like about it.

    708 - Besides the poorly executed deaths and this show forgetting Rick has a son again, I loved the rest of the episode. Those Richonne moments and TF reunion killed me.

    704 - Negan talked too much but the psychological warfare between Negan and Rick really gripped me and what made the episode exciting to watch for me. It was proven Michonne didn't turn into a "yes women" just because she's with Rick now. The disagreement between Rick and Michonne showed realism, which I liked. Not every couple is going to agree on everything, but it doesn't mean they still can't love each other at the end of the day - and it was shown that yes, Rick and Michonne still do love each other very much at the end of the episode.

    707 - I'm so happy Carl was able to finally get his time to shine in the show. I'm a fan of the comic so seeing those iconic comic book moments be brought to life on the show were great to see. And I also think Chandler and JDM played off of each other so well.

    702 - Again, a fan of the comic and finally seeing The Kingdom, Zeke and Shiva be brought on screen was very fulfilling. I'm kinda 'meh' on Zeke in the comic but TV Zeke is so much more likable and interesting. The show added dept to the character and I'm glad they decided to drop Zeke's fake LARP cover so the audience stopped seeing him as a caricature by the end of the episode.

    706 - I couldn't care less about Tara and Heath but I found Oceanside interesting. I liked their backstory on how they came to be. They're "real" survivors, like our group.

    701 - The directing was terrible. The b&w fake!Lucilling of everyone in the group took away impact and emotion from the deaths of Glenn and Abraham imo, and also they killed Glenn. I was never going to love this episode anyway, even if the directing and everything else was perfect. The acting was perfect however, and it's a shame Andy has not been recognized for it.

    703 - Pure 100% unnecessary, especially with what happened in 707. And it was just a terrible episode in general. One of the worst I've seen from this show.
     
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    I am still salty the show didn't have Rick react more to Negan messing with his kids. My only guess here is that Rick seeing Negan playing with Judith would've had the murder coat flying off its hanger onto Rick's back and, welp, the show would've probably ended right there with Rick trying to bite Negan's throat out.
     
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    I like them, I'm going to watch them again and again.

    7x08, 7x05.

    They were okay, I might watch the scenes that I enjoyed.

    7x02, 7x04, 7x06.

    Meh, I guess.

    7x07 (I liked that we follow more sub stories and we got more useful infos about the Sanctuary,
    but still too much Negan).

    No thanks.

    7x01 (I watched again recently, and it was too much).

    Delete. Erase. Burn it with the holy fire.

    7x03 (truely one of the most useless and filler episode of the series).
     
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    Best
    7x8: All of the principal cast, multiple storylines threaded together across multiple sets, Michonne monologue, Richonne love, TF reunion, Rick gets his gun back and we are left, for the first time this half season, hopeful.

    7x2: The Kingdom exceeded expectations. I'm in love with Ezekial and Shiva and this episode was the perfect introduction to a very cool community. It was also a much needed break after the premiere.

    7x5: Loved catching up with The Hilltop, Maggie and Sasha. Adored Simon (who should usurp Negan off his tacky throne), smiled at Carl and Enid and, of course, RICHONNE.

    Okay
    7x4: Loved Michonne's character development. Loved the angst of Richonne being at odds. Hated Negan cutting a swath of terror and mental torture throughout Rick's town. He can leave now please.

    7x1: I'm a Rick stan so I cherish every minute of screentime he gets and that's why this episode features as high on the list that it does. Rick was heavily featured. Unfortunately so was Negan and his torturous ways. High point was the TF interaction at the very end.

    Nope
    7x7: I actually got salty on this one and I don't get salty. Michonne was heavily promoted for this episode and was in it for the length of a shampoo and rinse. NO THANK YOU. Too much Negan, weird levity back in ASZ with him and Carl/Judy, and his harem turned my stomach.

    7x6: First episode I haven't watched live in years and I'm grateful for it. I'm still angry they wasted an entire episode on a tertiary character. Oceanside was intriguing but no reason to make this a bottle.

    7x3: Waste.of.an.episode. I need those minutes of my life back.
     
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    7x8: solid 9.5
    The writing, direction, pacing was perfect, and it was the first episode of the season that felt completely true to some of the greatest TWD episodes. I loved Richonne, the ending scene, the suspense, Father Gabriel pep talking, Hilltop/Maggie/Sasha, all of the Rick. But, I deducted half a point for Carol/Morgan.

    7x5: 9
    I really enjoyed this episode, to be honest. There was some great dialogue and character interaction, especially between Maggie and Sasha; it made me like Enid, and I loved the stuff with Carl/Enid. I also really enjoyed Jesus. (Plus Richonne kiss!!!)

    7x2: 8.5
    I really, really loved the introduction to The Kingdom. I loved Ezekiel, Shiva, Richard, Jerry, and Benjamin. Also, apart of the reason that this is rated so high is the writing. A line said by Morgan in the episode stuck with me for weeks, the line about changing your mind. I loved how the episode flowed, and the scene with the choir was banging.

    7x4: 8
    I thought that this episode was actually pretty good and utilized the extra time effectively. I liked a lot of the writing, and the tense aspect of the episode was great. I especially enjoyed the scenes between Rick and Michonne, as the push/pull was great to see. But, Negan talked way too much, and it was just too much of that. He's not good in large doses.

    7x1: 7
    I thought some direction of the episode was questionable and it was very manipulative, but Andrew's acting was in tip form here. He made me feel engaged and engrossed whenever he was onscreen that I had to give him mad props for his work.

    7x6: 6
    I thought it set up the Oceanside community pretty well, and I really liked Cyndie. I thought the writing was great, but I didn't even watch this one live. I wasn't interested in a full episode about Tara, and thought this episode would have worked just as well as a B/C plot scattered around several episodes.

    7x7: 5
    I'm glad Carl got his arc, but AMC hyped this episode up way too much for barely any Rick or Michonne. Negan was extra gross too. But, there were some great moments peppered in thanks to Chandler bringing his A game and some aspects set the next episode up nicely.


    7x3: 2
    It still sucks absolute balls, and to this day I regret seeing it live. I didn't care about a single soul in this episode and thought 7x7 was the only thing needed to introduce the Sanctuary. This episode could have been utilized to show TF grieving, check up with Maggie at Hilltop, etc.
     
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    1. 7x08
    2. 7x04 [Even tho this one had way too much Negan, I loved the Richonne angst and AL's acting was A1].
    3. 7x01
    4. 7x02
    5. 7x05
    6. 7x03, 7x06, 7x07 were all tied for worse of the season, if not the entire series. 7x07 really grinded my gears.
     
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    Great, would watch again
    7x02, 7x05, 7x08

    Good, may skim through

    7x04, 7x07 minus Negan's harem scene

    Okay, but I wouldn't rewatch

    7x06, 7x01

    How did this make it to airing
    7x03 (only relevant part was that easy street song)
     
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    I really enjoyed 7A, thought it was a huge step up from season 6 :denise:

    Loved

    1. 7x04 "Service"
    Andrew Lincoln stole the show, just amazing acting throughout and he owned this episode. The Richonne angst was masterful as well, and the Judith reveal was perfect. Showed where everyone in Alexandria's head was and established future developments well.

    2. 7x08 "Hearts Still Beating"
    Brilliantly brought together all the plot points,. I also think this was JDM's best episode, with the way he flipped out after Lucille got shot and him looking to Lucille for strength not to kill Eugene. JDM truly shines in those moments when Negan drops the act. This episode has two of my favourite scenes from the entire series now- Rosita and Gabriel's talk, and Michonne's speech in the cell. And best and most uplifting ending to a mid-season finale ever. The Rick-Daryl hug was a much needed reminder of their bond.

    3. 7x02 "The Well"
    Perfectly placed, this was exactly what was needed after the premiere. The humour hit just right, and the dialogue was really well-written, particularly between Carol and Ezekiel. Ezekiel came off so much better than he did in the comics, Shiva was perfect, the Saviour intrigue was introduced well and all the characters at the Kingdom seemed fully fleshed out. Also got me interested in Carol a bit again, which was nice.

    4. 7x07 "Sing Me A Song"
    Carl got his arc! The Carl/Negan scenes were perfection, it was great to see Chandler being given emotional material to work with again as he has always shone in those scenes. I loved seeing Negan with Judith and his weird fascination with Rick's life way more than I thought I would. The montage at the house was so unexpected I laughed out loud. Again, we got to see more nuance to Negan which I liked. We also got to hear Father Gabriel call Spencer a 'tremendous shit.'

    5. 7x06 "Swear"
    Happy to see Tara get her day in the sun. She remains one of the most consistent and relatable characters on the show. Oceanside was awesome, loved seeing a community of woman who again felt very real. Excited to see more of Cindie. The dialogue and humour were handled great. Eugene telling Tara about all the deaths was a really poignant moment.


    Won't Re-watch

    6. 7x01 "The Day Will Come When You Won't Be"
    I loved it at the time- I was unspoiled and was completely tense and invested the whole episode, and I thought it picked up the tension after the cliffhanger way better than I was expecting it to. Only thing I felt was too much was the saga with Carl's hand. Ultimately just too heavy for a re-watch.

    7. 7x05 "Go-Getters
    Points for the Richonne kiss/scene but this is one of those episodes were the writers intentions with the Maggie arc were so obvious and on the nose that it completely took me out of the moment. A lot of the dialogue felt really clumsy and contrived too. I like where they are going with Maggie's leadership arc, I just wish they would have made the journey a bit more interesting.

    8. 7x03 "The Cell"
    It got me interested in Dwight and Easy Street was a nice touch but this just really didn't need a whole episode. So much filler.
     
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    1. 708 - TWD puts a lot of effort in the msf- come on that Richonne scene was EVERYTHING
    2. 701 - lol TWD puts a lot of effort in season premieres- Rick is beaten down and we needed to see that and he needed to experience that to become a better leader. when he RISES UP though...it's gonna be epic
    3. 704 - loved seeing Negan's annoying ass in Alexandria- tons of good scenes here. Richonne angst, Judith confession! Michonne trying....but not trying, when Michonne cries, I cry.
    4. 707 - Carl gets a story again!! i thought he did a good job
    5. 705 - ...it had Jesus and Sasha and Maggie....Simon was scary and unpredictable 0
    6. 706 - Tara bores me and her reactions were odd. the new group was verrry interesting though -kind of cultish
    7. 703.....i like Daryl more than Carol, good opportunity to see some "potentially" redeemable characters...remember we all hated Father G once!
    8. 702 - good to see Ezekiel, Richard was more compelling though. Carol/Morgan....yaaawwwwnnn
     
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    Best to Worst:

    1. "Hearts Still Beating"
    -- I think we all know what was good about this episode: darn near everything.
    2. "Sing Me a Song" -- finally some Carl and we were given a potent recap of all the reasons to hate Negan; I really enjoyed his and Carl's interactions and look forward to seeing more of it in the future. It's so twisted.
    3. "Go Getters" -- Sasha and Jesus shone and Maggie was queen (I'm still not over "Maggie Rhee").
    4. "The Well" -- interesting look at a new community and a great, rich introduction to Ezekiel and possibly a new ship, lol, someone stop me.
    5. "The Day Will Come When You Won't Be" -- unlike a lot of you, I didn't feel like this episode was "misery porn" or "torture porn," it was harsh but this ain't Care Bears. We're talking about portraying horrors at the end of the world, and some episodes have to feel like that: the end of the world. Or maybe I'm just a masochist. Idk. I liked it and think everyone acted their asses off.
    6. "Service" -- I liked the black humor Negan brought and AL's Desperate!Rick, but this episode dragged a bit.
    7. "Swear" -- introduction to another interesting community and character, Cyndie, I just don't care a lot about a Tara-centric story
    8. "The Cell" -- I'm not sure if the universe can hold how many f***s I don't give about Dwight, but there were two perks to the episode: every time "Easy Street" came on, it made me cackle like a demon, and Daryl cried over Glenn. Yeah, you better.
     
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    Oooh GREAT thread, and I wouldn't change anything of your list except I'd switch 5 and 6


     
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    I'm just gonna have 7x8 as number one. And leave it at that. I don't have the energy to continue with the others. :lol:
     
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    1. 7.08 - Finally an assemble episode. My favourite part was the Michonne speech along with the Father Gabriel and Rosita conversation in the church. It was great to see Rosita and Sasha acknowledge each other as well. For once I felt like Team Family was Team Family again.
    2. 7.04 - I loved almost everything about this episode minus Daryl. Michonne dropping the dear will forever be iconic.
    3. 7.06 - I was one of the biggest Tara haters but I surprisingly loved this episode. I thought her character was funny and Oceanside is my favourite community so far. I'm also pretty happy that they didn't kill Heath.
    4. 7.02 - I loved all the members of the Kingdom. Unfortunately it was the TF characters who were dragging this episode down.
    5. 7.05 - I thought the episode was pretty boring. I only rated it this high because it didn't actually annoy me and the Sasha/Maggie friendship is one of my favourite things from the show.
    6. 7.07 - Negan. Is. Not. The. Main. Character.
    7. 7.01 - Unnecessary - The killings could have happened in the 6.16 finale and this whole episode would not have been needed.
    8. 7.03 - What was the point?
     
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    7.08 was the best episode of 7a, this showed that you can show various characters and communities and be well paced. If only they had done this with more episodes. Richonne, need I say more.

    7.04 while I hated Negan and his goons, I loved Rick, we needed to see him and what happened to them. The anguish between Rick and Michonne was difficult to watch but this is reality, this is what happens to couples.

    7.05 I loved seeing Maggie and Sasha. That Richonne kiss was everything.

    7.02 because of the intro to the kingdom.

    7.01 so sad

    7.06 only for the intro to Oceanside, this did not need to be a bottle episode.

    7.07 only for Carl, didn't need to see Negan's place again

    7.03 will never see this one again.
     
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    Will definitely rewatch

    1. 7x08
    - LOOOOOOOOOOOOVED THIS! This episode was the only time I saw Negan and DID NOT hate him. I even laughed when he was trying to get Carl to taste the spaghetti and when he asked him to pass the rolls, and of course, the guts scene :D JDM is a pretty good actor, the way he switched from being amused by Spencer's death to being furious that Rosita tried to kill him... it gave me chills. I loved Richonne and Michonne in this. They FINALLY gave my girl a monologue yaaaaaaaasssssssss and Danai knocked it out of the effing park! We finally saw Rick for more than two seconds - you wouldn't think he was the lead character would ya?! - and we got another amazing kiss, but damn they need to do better with the lighting for these richonne scenes. And I'm firmly in the camp They-Had-Cell-Sex ok?

    2. 7x02 - can we talk about how hot King Ezekiel is? Can we talk about how he has a TIGER?! That episode was just what we needed after 7x01. There was humour, there was decent character development, we got to meet interesting new side characters like Richard and Ben, we got to see Morgan smiling... I could have done without Carol because she has been annoying me since 5b, but all in all, I loved this episode. I've already rewatched it like 3 times.

    Meh

    Basically these are the episodes I couldn't care less about except for maybe one or two scenes...

    3. 7x05 - RICHONNE KISSING. I don't care about anything else in that episode, that scene gave me life, then killed me, then revived me, then killed me again. The dialogue and writing for the Hilltop was prettttttty bad in this episode.

    4. 7x04 - Richonne, Rick telling Michonne about Judith. Still too much Negan and we still hadn't seen Sasha and Maggie at the Hilltop at this point which was frankly ridiculous.

    5. 7x07 - Carl being a badass but still way too much Negan for me.

    6. 7x06 - i liked Heath in this, Tara was alright. We did not need a whole episode introducing Oceanside. I tried to rewatch it, got bored after 10 mins, and switched it off.

    Please delete from existence

    7. 7x03
    - we're on easy street, and it feels so sweet, cos the world is but a treat when you're on easy street.... am i the only one who likes this song? It's pretty much the ONLY thing i liked from this awful episode. This episode just made me even more sick of Negan and made me sick of Dwight. Like, just get these a-holes off my screen, STAT!

    8. 7x01 - Gimple and co can just die after making me watch this. This was by far the heaviest, most depressing, emotionally-distressing episode of any tv show ever. They killed Glenn for SHOCK VALUE and Daryl's MAN PAIN. But not before they dragged out the episode for 20 mins before they actually revealed who'd died, because the 6-month cliffhanger wasn't enough I guess?! And of course Abraham :( I wanted to see him in All Out War dammit! Then we had to watch Negan emotionally emasculate Rick, THEN almost force him to cut off his own child's hand?! It was too much, TOO MUCH. The acting of course was amazing, especially from Andy, but I could never watch this episode again, and so it's got to be the lowest-ranked for me.
     
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    708 Loved that episode Daryl broke out Rick got his confidence back and his python and the hug of a life time and spaghetti and spencers death I mean come on
    705 Maggie Sasha and Jesus save the place Maggie's baby is ok Carnid and Simon
    707 Carl kills a lot of Negans men Carl tricks Jesus and Carl singing Negan holding Judy Carl telling Negan to jump out of a window
    704 Negan visits Alexandria we get to know the answer people have been wanting to know is Judith Rick's of Shane's child and "It was you who took out Timmy and the little dick brigade"
    701 Even though it was a really sad episode Glenn and AbrahamT_T I have to say the acting and story was AWSOME
    703 I'm sad for Daryl but this episode was OK not the best but still good mainly easy street I get that song in my head every time I see Daryl And Negan's line "Lucille isn't thirst but I am.... SO I'M GONNA GO GET ME A DRINK"
    702 This episode wasn't really memorable Carol Morgan Ezikiel Jerry and Ben are cool I love Carol but not much went down that episode
    706 I love Tara and Heath but Tara shouldn't have got a whole episode to herself and Cindys cool but now Heath is the new Glenn it looks like he dies but Didn't and I hate Racheal.

    After 7b someone should make a favorite 7b episodes.
     
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    A little late, but my rankings best to worst.....

    1. Hearts Still Beating: This episode was amazing from start to finish! I was on the edge of my seat the entire time. The ending with Rick wanting to fight again, Richonne reuniting and becoming one again, and TF reuniting made me so excited! It was like a ray of light after so much darkness. Loved it. I have almost no gripes on this episode. It really put heart back into the show and viewership.

    2. The Day Will Come When You Won't be: I personally loved this episode. But again, any heavy focus on Rick is welcomed with big open arms by me. While this episode had me in my feels BIG TIME (seriously I felt TF's fear and horror, that dinner scene had me teary), I loved how dark and heavy it was. It really set it up that this is THE biggest enemy they've met yet. And there's no escaping the clutches of the Saviors. Andy killed it! And I even liked JDM's performance as Negan.

    3. Sing Me A Song: Somewhere along the way....like season 5 and 6 I became a Carl fan (couldn't stand him in seasons 1-4), and realized the error of my ways. So I loved seeing Carl have his own arc! I thought this episode was a stellar effort by Chandler. It was Carl putting his big boy pants on and going out on his own for revenge, and I found the dynamic between Negan and Carl interesting/creepy.

    4. Service: It's weird for me to say I like this episode, because.....ugh.....poor Rick! It's so rough for me as such a huge fan to witness him be belittled and mistreated :crydaryl:, but I thought the tension in this episode was just right. The Saviors are so unpredictable, so watching this episode unfold was like holding your breath, waiting for something to pop off. Plus, I loved the randomly funny moments in this episode (Negan's freaky deeky line, fat lady food pantry, Rosita's response to Dwight, Father Gabriel sneaking up on Negan). Etc. Rick's confession to Michonne at the end of the episode also pulled on the heart strings. Again, any episode focusing on Rick is fine by me.

    5. Go Getters: I love Sasha, so I was already on board for this episode, and Maggie has been quickly growing on me this season (what little we've seen of her). I just want her to get revenge on Negan soooooo bad, so it was great seeing these two basically taking over Hilltop from Gregory and show how inept and incompetent he is. Plus, Jesus! The night scene with the fire and walkers was really cool. They need to show Jesus kicking butt more often. Maggie decking Gregory is classic. :maggie: And Sasha with the cigar and knife in her hand? One of my fav Sasha moments.

    6. The Well: This was a pretty good introduction episode to the Kingdom, but I think the issue I have with this one is......I honestly hard remember what happens? It just doesn't stick out to me like the rest lol. In fact, of all the episodes, I feel like I forget about this one the most. I do vaguely remember thinking Ezekiel was intriguing and the actor who plays him really worked with what he was given. And Shiva is cool! I also remember liking the musical score.

    7. The Cell: Waste of an episode. I don't really get the whole Daryl being captured by the Saviors arc at all TBH. Even now. Usually, I can kind of give a pass to certain arcs and understand why they chose to do what they did, but with this one....I'm still lost? I guess they just wanted to give Daryl something to do? I honestly would have preferred seeing TF grieve more than have this episode. Also, I would have preferred even more Carl/Negan over having Daryl spend so much time at the Sanctuary.

    8. Swear: The biggest waste of an episode imaginable. A Tara bottle? I mean really? I am still in shock they bothered. Yawn. This could have easily been a B plot to a more compelling A plot. Tara cannot carry her own episode, period. I have only watched this one once, and it'll probably remain that way.

    Overall, I actually enjoyed 7A. It's not my favorite half of a season, but also not my least favorite either. This half had some really great episodes imo, but also wasted a lot of episodes at the same time. I give this half a a B- grade.