Critic Consensus: "Mercy" mixes mysterious time-hopping sequences with explosive action to create a more hopeful premiere than previous seasons of The Walking Dead.
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Critic reviews for Mercy
As the show's producers promised, plenty of firepower was on display.
Yes, things happen this episode, it's just the way they happen range from "by the numbers" to "pretty dumb."
For once, things are actually not all horrible, sad and depressing on The Walking Dead. It's pretty exciting.
Longtime fans of the series hoping for the glory days of the show will be very pleased with what they see.
'Mercy,' Season 8's premiere episode, was underwhelming, especially following last season's opener, the unignorable 'The Day Will Come When You Won't Be,' which resulted in brutal, gruesome character deaths we still haven't recovered from.
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