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 "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. "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! "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. "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.' "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. "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. "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.) "The Cell" (7.03): Absolutely retched. There is nothing redeemable about this episode. What did you all think?