Critic Consensus: Focusing on the farewell of one of the series' original characters, "Honor" delivers an emotional mid-season premiere.
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
as Strange Traveler
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The good news is that "Honor" is one of the better Walking Dead episodes this season, with solid thematic cohesion and actual emotional stakes.
Not only did they devote an extraordinarily long time to Carl's heartbreaking farewell scenes, they made sure he would leave a legacy. And Riggs delivered a rave-worthy performance.
Some might even be advised return to the audience as Episode 8x09 offers the intriguing, devastating, and hopeful feeling delivered by the show's earliest seasons.
The primary motivation for the primary character is gone, which demands a major shift.
It's a fine episode of the series. And that may not be good enough for a show that is eight seasons deep if it plans to keep powering on for years as AMC's flagship show.
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