Fear The Walking Dead Season 5, Episode 10 “210 Words Per Minute” Recap

Austin Amelio as Dwight, Lennie James as Morgan Jones – Fear the Walking Dead _ Season 5, Episode 10 – Photo Credit: Van Redin/AMC

This week’s episode of Fear is another task mission for Morgan and he brings along Dwight, and Grace. Their adventure also leads to them getting seperated, a new romance building, memories of the past, and a toy car. After all that happened on their last mission, you begin to question yourself if it was even worth it. Here is my review and recap of “210 Words Per Minute”.

The episode begins as a shot of a bird going to its nest with a voice over happening over it. It is Charles and he said that he seen the videos at the gas station and he wants Morgan to go to his location and put him down due to him getting bit. He also says that he has a red jacket on. He also says that there is a lot of things at the place that he is in for them to take. Dwight is banging on the door to attract the walker to it and Dwight used his hatched to draw the walker to the wooden part of the door and he repeadly bashed its head to the door. After that, Dwight opens the door and Morgan and Grace enters as well. Dwight and Morgan also wants to know if it is enough to take back as well. Grace and Morgan examines one of the rooms and Grace found a note along with an old iPod. Morgan thinks that he tied himself up and turned and broke lose. Grace also tells Morgan that her blood sugar is low and Grace calls jelly beans “candied beanses”. Before they could continue their conversation about that, Dwight calls for them both to see the walkers below them. They all think that Charles might be with those walkers. Grace then passesd out.

Salazar notices the bullet shells and tells Tess to get back in the car. Back to Morgan as he wakes up Grace as they both made a joke about Grace calling jelly beans “candied beanses”. Morgan asked if her passing out had anything to do with the radiation and she thinks that it might be the beginning of the effects of it. Dwight turns on the radio to hear Salazar’s radio and he also thinks that it is a signal that Logan is very close. They come up with a plan to try to avoid Logan and Dwight gets water for Grace. Dwight and Morgan talk about the oilfield and brings up that he was on the wrong side of taking what people need before and Morgan assures Dwight that he has faith in him as he believes that they are not doing careful, but doing right as well. Dwight then proceeded to radio Salazar to tell him that he is heading south.

Austin Amelio as Dwight, Lennie James as Morgan Jones, Karen David as Grace – Fear the Walking Dead _ Season 5, Episode 10 – Photo Credit: Van Redin/AMC

Grace listens to the audio book on the iPod as she also looks down at the walkers. When she was about to go below to take the walkers out, Morgan stops her from doing it. Grace begins her talk about her believing that it is the beginning of the end for her and she then wants him to take her to the generator. Dwight stops on the road to take a leak and then, someone points a gun to the back of his head. Dwight asks if he was part of Logan’s group and the person says that he is. Dwight also tells him that he was hoping that he was looking for him and after the guy knocks Dwight out, he told him that he was right. Back to Grace and Morgan as Morgan uses a remote controlled car with ice cream scoops attached to it to lure the walkers away so that they can get to the generator. This worked for a short time until a walker stepped over the car. Grace noticed that one of the walkers has on a red jacket and we are lead to assume that it is Charlie. Grace took down the walker as Morgan calls her and they go to a fitness store and lock themselves up as the walkers are now outside of the store trying to get in.

Later that night, the person that kidnapped Dwight begun to interrogate him. After he hits him with the gun, Dwight told him to look at his face and see what he went through. Dwight assures him that his group will find him. The person leaves the truck and closed it as Dwight is still in there. After that, Morgan and Grace talk while they are eating the protien bars and drinking the shake. They both talk about their past as Grace loves horses and once rode a white mustang. Morgan asks her about taking the ultra sound and grace thinks that it might be cancer, but they will find out soon. Grace then asks Morgan about his son and tells him that she has not seen him smile before. She also seen his tape and wants to help him with his problem and Morgan replies with “this problem cannot be fixed within a day”. The glass of the store is about to break through as walkers are about to pour in.

Back to Dwight and Logan’s lieutenant as they have a conversation about Logan wanting the gas. He then begins to go through Dwight’s belongings and proceeds to burn one of Sherry’s letters and threatened that he would kep doing it if he did not give him information. As a walker approached him, he shot the walker down and that was the only chance Dwight had to try to fight back and he did. Dwight now has possession of the gun and was about to shoot him, but he knocked him out instead. Morgan and Grace are in the hallway and Morgan told her to turn off her headlight. Morgan killed some walkers in the dark, but one almost got him and Grace saved him by killing that one walker. They found the generator and Morgan tells Grace that he got his son the toy car becayse of his son getting good grades in school. He also goes over the memories of his first date with his wife too. Morgan asks Grace if she had somebody as well, but she did not besides one person that she worked with at the plant. They got the generator to turn on and that caused the alarm to go off and that made the walkers to go towards the sound. Grace and Morgan begin to clear the walkers and there was a cool sequence on the escalator where Morgan had a close call with a walker while he was laying down. They took down more walkers they were coming up the escalator and Morgan realized that they need to do something to block them from approaching. Grace then reversed the escalator and Morgan was about to fall into the direction of the walkers but luckily, Grace saved him. They both enter one of the rooms to see that Charlie is outside and still alive.

Lennie James as Morgan Jones, Austin Amelio as Dwight, Karen David as Grace – Fear the Walking Dead _ Season 5, Episode 10 – Photo Credit: Van Redin/AMC

Dwight tells Logan’s lieutenant to leave as he exiled him the same way Daryl did to him in season 8 of The Walking Dead. Morgan and Grace finally found Chuck as he wanted to see the stars before he dies and Grace turns on a projector that has stars. In the morning, they bury him and Morgan wants her to check the ultrasound and Grace told him that she does not want to know if she is dying. They then both go on the merry-go-round after that. Dwight, Salazar, and Tess and the rest meet up and Dwight tells Morgan what happened to him the previous night. Salazar then gives Dwight a much needed haircut and shave (This must explain why he had a haircut when I interviewed him a few months ago). Grace shows him protien bars and Morgan and Her talked about why they needed to seperate again for a while. The episode ends as Morgan seems to regret leaving her and I think that these two might be falling for eachother.

Although this was another solid episode, there were head puzzling moments that made me shake my head. The dialouge between Morgan and Grace was very choppy during the first half of the episode, but it got better as the episode went along. Also, who thought that it was a good idea for Morgan to tell Grace to turn off a light in the same room where walkers are in. That was ridicilous storytelling for that moment. I also loved that Dwight exiled Logan’s Lieutenant the same way that Daryl did to him and the fact that he is still haunted by his past really shows how far he has come. I also loved the escalator sequence as well as that scene bought out the suspense in me. Morgan and Grace bonding in that fitness store was also a great scene too and maybe these two will be together by the end of the season. Who knows?

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