‘The Walking Dead’ Season 8, Episode 6 Review: ‘The King, The Widow And Rick’


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Lauren Cohan as Maggie Greene surveying her domain.

Sunday night’s episode of The Walking Dead was perhaps the most balanced episode of the season. I didn’t hate it like I’ve hated much of Season 8, but I didn’t love it either. It was thoroughly "Ok" with some better and worse moments mixed in.

As the episode’s title suggests, we follow the stories of Ezekiel, Rick and Maggie, though we also get some Michonne (at last!) and other characters like Carol, which also helps make this feel more balanced.

I’m going to talk about what worked and what didn’t this episode. We’ll start with the good before moving on to the bad.

The Good

I liked that we got a lot of different characters this episode without any one storyline feeling really rushed or out of place. Getting to see what Maggie (Lauren Cohan) and Michonne (Danai Gurira) and Carl (Chandler Riggs) were up to this time around was a nice change of pace, but it was also nice to still follow Carol and Rick’s stories.

The new character that Carl found and helped in the woods, Siddiq, is also a welcome addition to the show. Actor Avi Nash did a great job in this episode, bringing some much-needed top-notch acting to the show. He also seems like an incredibly likable character, which is something The Walking Dead needs more than ever following the death of Glenn. It’s also interesting to have a Muslim character on the show.

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Spoilers through Season 8 of ‘The Walking Dead’ follow.


Credit: AMC

Lauren Cohan as Maggie Greene surveying her domain.

Sunday night’s episode of The Walking Dead was perhaps the most balanced episode of the season. I didn’t hate it like I’ve hated much of Season 8, but I didn’t love it either. It was thoroughly “Ok” with some better and worse moments mixed in.

As the episode’s title suggests, we follow the stories of Ezekiel, Rick and Maggie, though we also get some Michonne (at last!) and other characters like Carol, which also helps make this feel more balanced.

I’m going to talk about what worked and what didn’t this episode. We’ll start with the good before moving on to the bad.

The Good

I liked that we got a lot of different characters this episode without any one storyline feeling really rushed or out of place. Getting to see what Maggie (Lauren Cohan) and Michonne (Danai Gurira) and Carl (Chandler Riggs) were up to this time around was a nice change of pace, but it was also nice to still follow Carol and Rick’s stories.

The new character that Carl found and helped in the woods, Siddiq, is also a welcome addition to the show. Actor Avi Nash did a great job in this episode, bringing some much-needed top-notch acting to the show. He also seems like an incredibly likable character, which is something The Walking Dead needs more than ever following the death of Glenn. It’s also interesting to have a Muslim character on the show.



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