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The Walking Dead (S8E08) -- Mid-Season Finale -- "How It's Gotta Be" -- 12/10/17




The 90-minute mid-season finale of AMC's "The Walking Dead," airs Sunday, December 10th at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. On the all-new episode, "How It's Gotta Be," every story and battle from the first half of the season comes crashing together in this action-packed, emotional mid-season finale.

Return date is TBA. Most likely sometime in February.
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Re: The Walking Dead (S8E08) -- Mid-Season Finale -- "How It's Gotta Be" -- 12/10/17

Yeah... too much fluff and not enough stuff.

I can wait until February.

Spoiler:
Carl... eventually.


Season continues February 25, 2018.

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Re: The Walking Dead (S8E08) -- Mid-Season Finale -- "How It's Gotta Be" -- 12/10/17

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Yeah... too much fluff and not enough stuff.

I can wait until February.

<spoiler> Carl... eventually.</spoiler>
Stupid. The show has millions of useless characters and continue to add driftwood and they do this after Glenn? Terrible.
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Re: The Walking Dead (S8E08) -- Mid-Season Finale -- "How It's Gotta Be" -- 12/10/17

Is this because the kid playing Carl is going to college? Or is he going to survive this and be the anti-body to survive the zombie apocalypse?
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Re: The Walking Dead (S8E08) -- Mid-Season Finale -- "How It's Gotta Be" -- 12/10/17

Not a bad episode finally. I figured Ezekiel would be dead by the end of the episode, but I was wrong.
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Re: The Walking Dead (S8E08) -- Mid-Season Finale -- "How It's Gotta Be" -- 12/10/17

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Is this because the kid playing Carl is going to college? Or is he going to survive this and be the anti-body to survive the zombie apocalypse?
Talking Dead is talking about Chandler Riggs as if he's off the show.
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Re: The Walking Dead (S8E08) -- Mid-Season Finale -- "How It's Gotta Be" -- 12/10/17

I only watched the first few minutes but didn’t Scott Gimple basically state he had more to add to the story. Suicide mission?
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Re: The Walking Dead (S8E08) -- Mid-Season Finale -- "How It's Gotta Be" -- 12/10/17

Originally Posted by VinVega View Post
Talking Dead is talking about Chandler Riggs as if he's off the show.
Yeah. Just saw that after I posted. Carl has become one of the best, if not the best character on the show, which is surprising cause he was a complete ass the first few seasons to the point a lot of people wanted the character dead back then.

Kirkman has always said that Carl was going to make it through the end in the book. I always saw it kind like an improved version of the Red Dead Redemption story where it starts with the father and ends up with the son in the same position as his dad.
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Re: The Walking Dead (S8E08) -- Mid-Season Finale -- "How It's Gotta Be" -- 12/10/17

This show is going nowhere. Someone needs to fire Gimple ASAP.
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Re: The Walking Dead (S8E08) -- Mid-Season Finale -- "How It's Gotta Be" -- 12/10/17

Needs more slow shots of everyone's faces. That's what it needs. Could have easily stretched it out to two hours.
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Re: The Walking Dead (S8E08) -- Mid-Season Finale -- "How It's Gotta Be" -- 12/10/17

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Needs more slow shots of everyone's faces. That's what it needs. Could have easily stretched it out to two hours.
Jesus, that was so annoying. The show takes itself too seriously and tries to get artistic - but it's just laughable.

So you've knocked Negan down and have the baseball bat in your hand - and all you do is butt-end him with it, and then wait for his reaction? Take a big swing downward and smash his fucking head in!

Why couldn't Rick have gotten bitten instead?
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Re: The Walking Dead (S8E08) -- Mid-Season Finale -- "How It's Gotta Be" -- 12/10/17

Interesting episode. I could tell within 15 minutes that it had a different feel. Different director? New editor? Music was surprisingly good (I was expecting some gay (no offense) folk singer with autotune vocals to break into song).
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Re: The Walking Dead (S8E08) -- Mid-Season Finale -- "How It's Gotta Be" -- 12/10/17

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This show is going nowhere. Someone needs to fire Gimple ASAP.
What a horribly disappointing mid-season finale, and what a colossal waste of time this season has been.

Good news is that after this they can save a ton of money by just re-running season 7 and calling it season 9. Lather, rinse, repeat.
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Re: The Walking Dead (S8E08) -- Mid-Season Finale -- "How It's Gotta Be" -- 12/10/17

It actually started off pretty good ... almost the TWD of old.

Then it turned back into the usual shit-show quickly ... more thoughts after I sleep and digest this.
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Re: The Walking Dead (S8E08) -- Mid-Season Finale -- "How It's Gotta Be" -- 12/10/17

It was one of the better episodes of the 1st 8, but that really isn't saying much.

Rick got stupid quick in his fight scene with Negan. He fricking had Lucille in his hands!! He could have easily bashed Negan's skull to pieces, but he got stupid quick.

Was Morgan even in this episode? Or was that quick shot of him in the little montage it?

I don't really have any emotional reaction to Coral getting bit. It is what it is. I honestly think that season 7 episode 1 sucked the life out of this show and any emotional attachment we as viewers once had for these characters.

and yes, there is too many characters on this show and way too many series regulars.
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Re: The Walking Dead (S8E08) -- Mid-Season Finale -- "How It's Gotta Be" -- 12/10/17

Originally Posted by DJariya View Post
It was one of the better episodes of the 1st 8, but that really isn't saying much.
Rick got stupid quick in his fight scene with Negan. He fricking had Lucille in his hands!! He could have easily bashed Negan's skull to pieces, but he got stupid quick.
Thought the same exact thing. Rick had plenty of time to bash in Negan's brains.
Did they even say how the Saviors escaped? I know Simon said Eugene used music to draw the walkers away but was it ever explained?
BTW, I called it. https://forum.dvdtalk.com/13220552-post30.html
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Re: The Walking Dead (S8E08) -- Mid-Season Finale -- "How It's Gotta Be" -- 12/10/17

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Thought the same exact thing. Rick had plenty of time to bash in Negan's brains.
Not only that, but when he (Rick) went through the window and decided to run away he had his gun.
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Re: The Walking Dead (S8E08) -- Mid-Season Finale -- "How It's Gotta Be" -- 12/10/17

With all of time Negan spends standing out in the open running his mouth, you'd think someone would shoot him.

It's like he knows he has plot armor.

It's getting ridiculous, he gives them so many opportunities to end the war, and nobody takes it. Remember when Rick ripped that guy's throat out with his teeth? I want that Rick back.
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Re: The Walking Dead (S8E08) -- Mid-Season Finale -- "How It's Gotta Be" -- 12/10/17

Originally Posted by nodeerforamonth View Post
Interesting episode. I could tell within 15 minutes that it had a different feel. Different director? New editor? Music was surprisingly good (I was expecting some gay (no offense) folk singer with autotune vocals to break into song).
The use of music reminded me somewhat of "Friday Night Lights".
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Re: The Walking Dead (S8E08) -- Mid-Season Finale -- "How It's Gotta Be" -- 12/10/17

Did the cameraman forget to take the lens cap off before he filmed this episode?

Maybe I'm losing my sight. All I saw was 90 minutes of darkness. I couldn't make heads nor tails out of most of what was going on.
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Re: The Walking Dead (S8E08) -- Mid-Season Finale -- "How It's Gotta Be" -- 12/10/17

Originally Posted by edstein View Post
This show is going nowhere. Someone needs to fire Gimple ASAP.
I agree. I'm a Negan fan and think it's time for him to go. I was pretty disappointed that the entire first half of this season resolved nothing. The only thing that moved the needle last night was Dwight can no longer be a double agent. Rick and the gang are exactly back where they was a whole season ago.

I guess it was silly for me to think the Negan storyline would get wrapped up last night, but they hyped this finale up as being a massive 90 minute episode with a shocking ending.

Poor lighting and some really bad editing made it unclear to most people who actually did get shot.
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Re: The Walking Dead (S8E08) -- Mid-Season Finale -- "How It's Gotta Be" -- 12/10/17

Didn't see that coming. I guess Chandler is going to college or something.
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Re: The Walking Dead (S8E08) -- Mid-Season Finale -- "How It's Gotta Be" -- 12/10/17

100% Scott Gimpleís decision. Killing Carl makes little sense and it ruins any impact by having it extend into next year. Whatever. This show is background noise to me since last seasonís BS.
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/li...erview-1066031
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Re: The Walking Dead (S8E08) -- Mid-Season Finale -- "How It's Gotta Be" -- 12/10/17

^Heads-up, there's some big spoilers in that article.
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Re: The Walking Dead (S8E08) -- Mid-Season Finale -- "How It's Gotta Be" -- 12/10/17

Watched for the first time in a while. Still boring. A lot of nothing in 90 mins.

And agree with all above, Rick could have easily brained Neegan, but plot got in the way.

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