I gave this episode a 68.
Overall I liked this episode (some continuity issues: See the bad.) There were some great comic book like adaptions to television that I have not seen done in shows before that I liked (See the good.)
Not a lot of dialog and a very visual episode. It must have been expensive to film. The jump cut editing does lead to some consequences. I agree with Ben, that this lead to some consequences about emotional impact losses with some characters. I think when you edit out time to build pacing you lose character development which can affect the emotional impact you feel with the characters when something good or bad happens.
The Wolf in general isn't someone I really had much sympathy for though even before this episode. If the intent was trying to humanize him or just to get you to think there is a switch in his true intentions due to his interactions with Denice then it didn't work for me. He did tell her to go while he fought off the Zombies and then got bit in the process. He could have very well thought that he could get through this and would meet back up with her and still enslave her for his own needs. (Rather then agreeing to give up his life so she could go own without him.) Regardless, Carol made sure that it would never be known with her gun shot from behind.
* Abraham, Sasha and Daryl meet Negan's scouts and avoid being taken prisoner via RPG.
* Father Gabriel takes Judith to safety.
* The Andersons meet their end (Jess, Sam and Ron) and Carl loses an eye in the process (possibly his life.)
* The Wolf possibly redeems himself first kidnapping and then saving Deniece; is shot by Carol and becomes a Zombie Wolf (I keep thinking of Frank Zappa's Zombie Woof song for some reason.)
* A bunch of Alexandrians and Rick (and company) make a stand against the Zombie Horde.
* Abraham, Sasha and Daryl to the rescue with automatic weapons; Gas Truck and a lake of fire.
* Group victory over the horde at the compound.
* Rick has an epiphany through Deanne's message of hope and the outcome of the horde's encroachment and prayers for Carl to be responsive come true.
* I loved the editing a lot with the show; jump cuts accelerated the action and made you feel more immersive in the battle.
* I loved them showing different characters doing machete slashes; very comic book oriented filming!
*Rick's message of hope to his boy at the end of the episode. He connects with Deanne's vision and potential that she saw in every person living at Alexandra by his observance of everyone stepping up in their own way to save their lives and residences. Hang in there Carl.
*The sheer scale of the makeup and gags is amazing for one episode of TV. It had my attention all the way through.
* We left S6E8 with Sam calling for his mom (LOUDLY.) Why then would the zombies go after him while he is quietly whimpering some time later on instead of when he is talking loudly in S6E8?
* Why are most of the characters allowed to have lower tone full on conversations during this episode and not be detected by the horde? I didn't like how that was handled.
Perhaps the zombies can only key on the sounds of the Andersons and no one else like Rick or Michonne's?
* Who is Negan? How bad of a foe will he be?
* What are the consequences of killing Negan's scouts? Is there anyway Negan can trace their killing back to Alexandria?
* How far away is Negan's camp (if he has one)?
* How big is his group?
* How many Alexandrians lost their lives besides Jessie and her kids?
* Is Carl going to make it? (It looks that way.)
* How many grenades are left? I think two right?