What Comes After


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Critic Consensus: "What Comes After" serves as an emotionally raw and rousing farewell to series lead Andrew Lincoln, though some viewers may find Rick Grimes' ambiguous departure more of a cop out than a relief.

Episode Info

Rick is forced to face the past as he struggles to maintain the safety of the communities and protect the future he and Carl envisioned.

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Critic Reviews for What Comes After

Given Lincoln's popularity with the cast, the desire on the part of the producers to retain him as long as possible is understandable. But, artistically speaking, perhaps the biggest shame is that his on-screen death didn't happen sooner.

Nov 6, 2018 | Full Review…

"What Comes After," at least before things take a serious turn for the bonkers, is a perfectly acceptable, if somewhat, cliché-ridden hour of television, with some extremely welcome returns.

Nov 6, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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With some genuinely tense moments and its grappling with the big themes, What Comes After provided a fittingly bloody and poetic exit for the character around whom The Walking Dead was built.

Nov 6, 2018 | Full Review…

Not everything needs to be a cinematic universe. Sometimes, stories can end. Rick Grimes's story needs to end. The Walking Dead probably needs a better idea of an endgame.

Nov 6, 2018 | Full Review…

If you think a Citizen Kane reference is a reach, consider that much of this week was basically Bridge on the River Kwai.

Nov 8, 2018 | Full Review…

Despite Rick's horse making me shake my damn head at times, despite Maggie and Negan's scene together succumbing to the trope/cliche... this episode was one more reason why this season has been an entertaining ride.

Nov 7, 2018 | Full Review…

Rick actually survived beyond the end of the episode... Knowing that, these cameos do lose a bit of their emotional strength, but they're still perfectly fitting ways to honor Andrew Lincoln's work on The Walking Dead across nine seasons.

Nov 6, 2018 | Full Review…

The Walking Dead has a sprawling cast of characters, but the story at its core has always revolved around Rick's leadership of the group of survivors.

Nov 10, 2018 | Full Review…

They have shamelessly manipulated our affection for Rick...

Nov 8, 2018 | Full Review…

In a show like this, killing off characters is like breathing. I like the idea that Rick will be somewhere, hidden from his family.

Nov 6, 2018 | Full Review…