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Old 12-11-16, 05:35 AM
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The Walking Dead (S7E08) -- Midseason Finale (86 mins) -- "Hearts Still Beating"





ALEXANDRIA GETS AN UNEXPECTED VISITOR ON THE MID-SEASON FINALE OF "THE WALKING DEAD," AIRING SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11TH AT 9:00PM ET/PT

The mid-season finale of television's number #1 show, AMC's "The Walking Dead," airs Sunday, December 11th at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. On the eighth episode, "Hearts Still Beating" - written by Matt Negrete and Channing Powell and directed by Michael E. Satrazemis - with members out scavenging for supplies, Negan's unwelcome visit to Alexandria continues. With tensions high, things quickly spin out of control.

Episode 8 of 16


Last episode of the year. Returns February 12, 2017

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Re: The Walking Dead (S7E08) -- Midseason Finale (86 mins) -- "Hearts Still Beating"

yay.
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Re: The Walking Dead (S7E08) -- Midseason Finale (86 mins) -- "Hearts Still Beating"

I should add that this is another extended episode. Looks like it runs until 10:26.
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Re: The Walking Dead (S7E08) -- Midseason Finale (86 mins) -- "Hearts Still Beating"

Originally Posted by DthRdrX View Post
I should add that this is another extended episode. Looks like it runs until 10:26.
Hence "86 mins" in the thread title.
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Re: The Walking Dead (S7E08) -- Midseason Finale (86 mins) -- "Hearts Still Beating"

My bad.
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Re: The Walking Dead (S7E08) -- Midseason Finale (86 mins) -- "Hearts Still Beating"

The hug.
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And just like that Rick

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What was the grudge Rosita and Sasha had with each other? Abraham?
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Re: The Walking Dead (S7E08) -- Midseason Finale (86 mins) -- "Hearts Still Beating"

I hope this was a good episode. I had to shut it off around the 12 minute mark. My simple brain couldn't handle the jumping back and forth between so many different stories and characters. I'll come back next year for the special 150 minute Heath episode.

Initial reaction is that I liked it and thought it was pretty well done. Going to digest it awhile though ...
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Re: The Walking Dead (S7E08) -- Midseason Finale (86 mins) -- "Hearts Still Beating"

Damn, Rosita's aim fucking sucks. Seriously, she hit Lucille?

I'm actually glad Negan took out that snake Spencer. Was surprised he lasted as long as he did after he got gutted.

Glad that Rick got his manhood/mojo back.


Didn't expect that post-credits scene at the end. (guessing most of you didn't see it)

Who was that guy in the boots spying on Father Gabriel supposed to be?


Thought it was a pretty good midseason finale getting most of the group back together and on the same page after being separated. Now that Daryl isn't locked up and Rick isn't Negan bitch anymore, hopefully we'll see a little more action when it comes back in 2 months.

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Re: The Walking Dead (S7E08) -- Midseason Finale (86 mins) -- "Hearts Still Beating"

It looked like the same boots from that zombie filled lake. So it had to be the person who Rick and Aaron stole from.
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Re: The Walking Dead (S7E08) -- Midseason Finale (86 mins) -- "Hearts Still Beating"

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Damn, Rosita's aim fucking sucks. Seriously, she hit Lucille?

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I thought it was ridiculous that Lucille blocked Rosita's shot, it would have been more believable if he had a Lightsaber instead.

It was an OK finale, but the problem with the show is they need to mix it up and have someone die between episodes 2-7 because it's so predictable now that someone dies in Episode 1 and Episode 8 of each 1/2 season. Along with The Talking Dead show saying they have a 'special guest' on last night which was another obvious clue that someone bites the dust.

And I would love to see what the actress who plays Tara thinks about her bosses (Kirkman/Gimple) writing in the story about Negan fat shaming Olivia 2 weeks in a row!
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What did Arat have against Olivia? Wouldn't it have made more sense to kill Rosita, who obviously has it out for Negan and will likely try to end him again?
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What did Arat have against Olivia? Wouldn't it have made more sense to kill Rosita, who obviously has it out for Negan and will likely try to end him again?
Negan, -who also chided the choice of Olivia, -mumbled something about Arat not trusting her.
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Re: The Walking Dead (S7E08) -- Midseason Finale (86 mins) -- "Hearts Still Beating"

yeah who did they steal from?
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Re: The Walking Dead (S7E08) -- Midseason Finale (86 mins) -- "Hearts Still Beating"

Originally Posted by DJariya View Post
Damn, Rosita's aim fucking sucks. Seriously, she hit Lucille?
From comics:

Spoiler:
It was idiotic but obvious to anyone who read the comics. In the book, Carl takes a shot at Negan but misses and hits Lucille. It was why they set up how bad his aim was with the dartboard. To have Rosita do it was idiotic and actually lessens the whole Negan-Carl storyline to come. More lazy writing.


As for Daryl, his escape only hurts Alexandria. Negan will turn their camp upside down looking for him and probably kill others to boot. But never three steps ahead with these people.
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It looked like the same boots from that zombie filled lake. So it had to be the person who Rick and Aaron stole from.
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Re: The Walking Dead (S7E08) -- Midseason Finale (86 mins) -- "Hearts Still Beating"

Booooooooooooring.

But, the show is "brilliant"... so I must be wrong.
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Booooooooooooring.

But, the show is "brilliant"... so I must be wrong.
It's a slow burn, that's for sure. But I agree with you generally that this season outside of the premiere was not all that great. I'm starting to think that the show may be running its course.

And the fakeout deaths need to stop.
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Re: The Walking Dead (S7E08) -- Midseason Finale (86 mins) -- "Hearts Still Beating"

These folks are incredibly stupid. We've had three unsuccessful attempts to take out Negan - Carl, Rosita, Michonne - knowing that when they fuck up, people die.

The best policy would be to lie low for a while, do what Negan wants, then formulate a plan. But no, they just get their firearms taken away and more people killed.

Daryl should have capitulated to Negan, and put an inside man in Negan's inner circle. Hell it looked like Negan was interested in making Daryl his right hand man.
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Re: The Walking Dead (S7E08) -- Midseason Finale (86 mins) -- "Hearts Still Beating"

What the hell was the hole car ride thing with Michonne? They drive all the way somewhere just to turn around and go back? I must be missing some of the nuance there.
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These folks are incredibly stupid. We've had three unsuccessful attempts to take out Negan - Carl, Rosita, Michonne - knowing that when they fuck up, people die.

The best policy would be to lie low for a while, do what Negan wants, then formulate a plan. But no, they just get their firearms taken away and more people killed.

Daryl should have capitulated to Negan, and put an inside man in Negan's inner circle. Hell it looked like Negan was interested in making Daryl his right hand man.
Don't worry my namesake. They will beat the Saviors even though they are significantly outmanned and have no weapons, and their bullet maker is now in the control of Negan.
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I thought it was a better episode than the last two IMO.

Daryl should have that pipe wrap up in barbed wires and called it Beth.
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what happened in the post credit scene? i missed it. swamp boots watched Father Gabriel do something?
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what happened in the post credit scene? i missed it. swamp boots watched Father Gabriel do something?
That was basically it. You see that someone is watching Father Gabriel, who appears to be working a shift as lookout. They show you the boots so you know (sort of) who it is. Basically, it was just showing that whoever Rick stole from has tracked them down to Alexandria. You didn't miss much. It was just a tease for the back half of the season.

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