Critic Consensus: "The Obliged" continues the season's streak of excellent episodes, bolstered by a bittersweet performance from Andrew Lincoln.
as Rick Grimes
as Daryl Dixon
as Carl Grimes
as Carol Peletier
as Maggie Greene
as Tara Chambler
as Rosita Espinosa
as Eugene Porter
as Gabriel Stokes
as Morgan Jones
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It doesn't make for a particularly satisfying viewing experience, but it does build anticipation for Andrew Lincoln's final episode next week.
I'd like to think that Rick's swan song will be a little less sudden and polarizing when it airs next Sunday, but knowing this show and how it goes, all I can really do is just give the Powers That Be the benefit of the doubt.
What the hell is going to happen on The Walking Dead two weeks from now? Who will the central characters be? For the first time in ages, I honestly have no idea. And it's equal parts frightening and exciting.
I couldn't help but draw a parallel between Rick's vision for the future and the bridge. Just like the world that's been built, the bridge was in severe jeopardy of crumbling.
Wow. That was quite an episode of The Walking Dead. Not only was it the best episode this season, but one of the better episodes I've seen in a very long time.
This season has so far been a mixed one; while some elements have been watchable and it's a blessed relief to be away from the driving misery of All Out War, there are still times it feels as though the show doesn't quite know how to sustain any plotline.
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