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The Other Side 

The Saviors visit the Hilltop unexpectedly, surprising everyone, with plans of taking more than supplies.


Frank Darabont (developed by), Robert Kirkman (based on the series of graphic novels by) | 3 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Andrew Lincoln ... Rick Grimes (credit only)
Norman Reedus ... Daryl Dixon
Lauren Cohan ... Maggie Greene
Chandler Riggs ... Carl Grimes (credit only)
Danai Gurira ... Michonne (credit only)
Melissa McBride ... Carol Peletier (credit only)
Lennie James ... Morgan Jones (credit only)
Sonequa Martin-Green ... Sasha Williams
Alanna Masterson ... Tara Chambler (credit only)
Josh McDermitt ... Dr. Eugene Porter
Christian Serratos ... Rosita Espinosa
Jeffrey Dean Morgan ... Negan
Seth Gilliam ... Father Gabriel Stokes (credit only)
Ross Marquand ... Aaron (credit only)
Austin Amelio ... Dwight


The Saviors visit the Hilltop unexpectedly, surprising everyone, with plans of taking more than supplies. Daryl's attempts to gear up for war are halted by an emotional encounter. Meanwhile, Sasha and Rosita travel towards Negan's compound.

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Release Date:

19 March 2017 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Douglasville, Georgia, USA

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Dolby Digital


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The first dialogue isn't until 5 minutes in, just before the opening credits. See more »


When the Saviors visit the Hillside and enter the main house, the extra nearest the camera can be clearly seen looking for his 'mark'. That is, the spot where he is to walk to and stop. See more »


Referenced in Talking Dead: Something They Need (2017) See more »


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Written by Bear McCreary
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It's a Long Life, and Then it Isn't
19 March 2017 | by ThomasDrufkeSee all my reviews

I feel like I go back and forth between liking and disliking the structure of the show from week to week. With so many characters, there's really no other way to present the story than focusing on one group/community each week. Luckily, 'The Other Side' was one of the good uses of the focused approach, as it was nice to get back to the Hilltop community after an extended absence.

We learn in the opening few minutes that Sasha, Maggie, and even Enid have been training the Hilltop Colony for a while now. And you guessed it, Gregory has been sitting each and every one of these training sessions out. Of course, that's not the only questionable decision he made in this episode. He didn't make a blatant effort in keeping Doctor Carson at Hilltop, and even suggested to Simon that he should help him take out those who are threatening his leadership position at Hilltop. If this guy doesn't die at the end of this season, I'll be extremely disappointed.

So as Simon and other Saviors surprise Hilltop with a visit, Maggie & Daryl are forced to seek shelter together to avoid being seen. Once again, Daryl broke my heart during his scene with Maggie. His guilt towards Glenn's death was one of the remaining bows untied after the season premiere. I don't recall a ton of scenes between Maggie & Daryl in the past, but I'm not sure how any fan wouldn't be overwhelmed with emotion after they embraced each other. Norman Reedus is killing it of late.

The other pairing this week was Sasha and Rosita. Their insistence that they should take on Negan alone has been painful to watch, but there was a considerable amount of effort put forth to make us care for the two of them on the trip together. At the very least, Rosita was given more to do than pout and make unnecessarily snarky comments to people who are trying to help her. As for Sasha "saving" Rosita by going in by herself? I don't know, it felt weird and a little bit anticlimactic. I can assume that we will get that resolution, and inevitable death, in the season finale.

So it was a slower paced but still emotionally impactful, perhaps just the type of episode you need before two action packed episodes to end the season? One can only hope. The march to war continues.

+Daryl breaking my heart

+Rosita wasn't completely one-note this time

-Sasha's choice


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