Girl on the Third Floor is a Fun Thriller That Everyone Should See!

Girl on the Third Floor finally made it’s New York premiere yesterday at the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival and it did not disappoint at all. If you were to tell me 10 years ago that CM Punk would be a lead in a horror movie, I would say “I can see that possibly happening one day” and now he is the lead along with an excellent cast of the film as well. Now that it has premiered, here is my review of the film.

CM Punk plays as Don Koch as Don is a lawyer and he bought a house and wanted to repair it. His wife Liz Koch (Trieste Kelly Dunn) who is pregnant, is at their original home for the first two acts of the film, but they kept in contact via facetime. During the first half of the film, Don rennovates the home since it is very old and he does this by painting the walls, fixing the pipes, installing cameras, and even fixing the roof. All of the home repair things he did mostly on his own. Don was also with his dog for the first half of the film and there were scenes that I enjoyed with them two together especially when the dog interrupted Don in different situations. His neighbor Sadle (Elissa Dowing) has lived near the house since 1984 and she and Don talked about the house. Another neighbor he meet Sarah (Sarah Brooks) during the day checks in on him and they eventually had a fling. Sarah is pivital to the entire story involving the house and she cannot leave Don alone. There were times that Don and Liz were facetiming and she kept walking in the background as Liz noticed it, but not Don. Eventually, Don and Milo (Travis Delgado) fixed the roof and Sarah even killed Milo in the basement and he is found later in the movie behind a wall that Don knocked down. Eventually after Don is taken out, Liz arrives and seen all of what the house was when she explored the place and even talked with Sarah. Liz even found out the background of why the house is the way it is and even killed the female monster in a gruesome fashion. The film also ended as a 6 month time skip happened and her baby was in the crib about to fall asleep and Don (Who is inhabitted with the house) watches over her.

I know that I am jumping all over the place, but I liked this film. There were key moments that I thought was hilarious such as the scene where Don and the bar owner having a funny conversation, Don’s scenes with Sarah, his dog, and even with Milo. The dialogue was great and did not feel forced or ridiculous at all as it flowed very naturally especially the way Punk, Sarah, and Tireste delivered them. I also love the practical effects in the film especially at the scene where the pipe exploded on Don and it was disgusting, muddy water all over his face and shirt. Speaking of shirts, I liked the attention to detail that the developers did as he sweated many times repairing the house and there was sweat stains on the same shirt for the rest of the movie. I know, call me weird on that, But I like attention to detail on the small things. There was also a moment where his dog was found in a dryer and I reacted the same way Don did and I will leave it there. Another thing I would like to mention is that the scenes where he tries to improve the house but it turns into a disaster for a moment was funny as I can relate to it since I get that way when home improvements go crazy!

That also includes the scene on after Don killed Sarah, when he facetimed Liz again, he turned his face around in an angle so that way, she does not see the blood splatter on his face. You will also see marbels in the movie, and I questioned the entire time on why they are there and you will find out during the last act of the film. Punk’s character also smokes and drinks and Punk explained why his tattoos were not covered during the film’s development as it would have took over 15 hours to do it.

Overall, give this film a shot and it is also Travis Stevens’ directional debut for a major film and it was produced very well. Girl on the Third Floor is a great thriller in a house that will always watch you. I also hope to see CM Punk in more films in the future as well.

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The Walking Dead Season 10, Episode 3 “Ghosts” Recap

Melissa McBride as Carol Peletier, Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon, Danai Gurira as Michonne – The Walking Dead _ Season 10, Episode 3 – Photo Credit: Jackson Lee Davis/AMC

One thing that I love about the horror genre is how it is used to affect the viewer and the characters. We have seen that on this episode as it slowly progressed from the start to the finish. Gear up as I recap this week’s episode of The Walking Dead titled “Ghosts”.

The first few minutes of the episode showcases what has happened in a two day montage. From morning to night, everyone at Alexandria cleared walkers that were approcahing the gates in different waves. It started small, and then it got bigger hours later. While this is going on, Carol is taking pills, and Aaron thinks that The Whisperers are sending those waves of walkers to Alexandria. After Michonne gets some breathing time to relax for a few minutes, her and Judith talk about the walkers. After the second day, it started to calm down. Gamma arrives to Alexandria and told them to come to Alpha’s border. Daryl also asks her if she is sending those walkers and Gamma says that they are not. A counsel meeting takes place before they go as Michonne, Siddiq, Eugene, and Aaron are the ones who hold the meeting. Lydia brings up that Alpha has never done this before and if she wanted them dead, she would have done it herself. During the meeting, Eugene brings up the satellite again as he believe that caused the walkers to arrive, but a few of the Highway Women had enough of hearing about it and bring up the idea of killing The Whisperers head on and Michonne went against the idea for now as Daryl also brings up the mega herd Alpha showed him. Michonne wanted to do this the smart way of handling The Whisperers so she comes up with a plan to tightnen the security. Carol also gets her gun as well.

Samantha Morton as Alpha – The Walking Dead _ Season 10, Episode 3 – Photo Credit: Jackson Lee Davis/AMC

While out of his cell, Negan helps clearing up the walkers that were already killed and he does not want to go out on the mission with the rest so Gabriel teams him up with Aaron to clear more walkers in the area. Negan also made a comment about Aaron’s mace too. While they were killing walkers, Negan finds a crowbar and Aaron told him to put it down. Negtan made a joke about why he should not use the broom and why he should use the crowbar instead and Aaron was not having it at all. Three more walkers were behind Negan and he took them down. The group arrives at The Whisperer’s border at night and Carol had a moment at Henry’s pike to remember him. Also at night, another wave of walkers are arriving at Alexandria and Eugene, Rosita, and the rest are doing their best to clear the walkers and Eugene thinks that he can go all night. Daryl, Michonne, Carol, and the rest are waiting for Alpha to arrive and she did with a number of Whisperers. She told them that she did not send those walkers over there. She also told them that they crossed her border three times. Michonne said two, but Alpha knew when they crossed over the winter storm too and that they are always watching. She also told Michonne that there will be no bloodshead this time at all since they want more land. Carol said that will cause for the hunting ground to be cut short. She also says that she does not have to listen to the rest of this and Michonne wanted to calm her down, but Alpha lets her speak more. The rest of The Whisperers pointed their guns at the group and Alpha stares down Carol and made fun of Henry. Even saying about his last moments when he was alive screaming Carol’s name. Carol shoots at Alpha, but misses when Daryl got in the way to take the gun off her hand. Alpha forgives her “mother to mother” and picks up one of the pikes and said that this is their land now and that they better run.

Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan, Ross Marquand as Aaron – The Walking Dead _ Season 10, Episode 3 – Photo Credit: Jackson Lee Davis/AMC

Michonne and Carol talk about what happened and Carol told her flat out that “bitch has to die”. Carol then sees a few Whisperers and alerted the group as they started chasing them, only to realize that she is hallucinating. Negan is clearing more walkers and even used the crowbar to kill the remaining ones too. The walkers had poison ivy attached to them so it affected Aaron’s eyesight. Aaron and Negan talk about why Eric is not alive and Negan goes on to talk about protecting what belongs to you. Aaron replied back saying that if he failed Eric, then he (Negan) failed his wife. Negan sees right through of his tactic and a walker was about to bite Aaron, but Negan helps him. Michonne, Carol, Daryl, and the rest enter an abandonded school. Carol examines one of the rooms of the school and she picked up a book with a family on the cover. She then has a hallucination when she looks at the cover to see herself, Sophia, Lizzie, Mika, and Henry. Aaron is also looking for Negan and his eyesight is getting worse. He enters a shed and Negan was sitting on a chair and Aaron walked pass him. Back to Daryl and Carol as Daryl told her a story about his dad being a truck driver. After the story, Carol takes more of the pills. Back to Negan and Aaron as Negan killed a few walkers and Aaron thinks that he would be next. But Negan is not going to kill him as he gives him water and helps him up. Carol then walks to the hallway after she heard a scream. She seen a girl through the broken glass. She then hears Henry’s voice and sees him on a window calling for her. Once she turned around, he is not there. She did it again, and a shadow figure was about to stab her until she wakes up (This jumpscare got me good as I did not see this coming). We also find out here that Daryl’s story was an hallucination as Carol dreamed it the entire time.

When Carol walked into the gym, she is caught in a leg trap that was set up by a Whisperer. She then proceeded to kill some of the walkers while she was upside down and managed to break the rope trap and fell into glass and killed the rest of the walkers. Her arm got cut from the glass and Siddiq and Dante were there to take care of the wound. Siddiq also had PTSD flashbacks again of when he was at the barn with the pike victims. In the morning, Aaron wakes up to see that Negan has kept watch over Aaron all night. Rosita and Eugene are also exhausted from the night before and finally has some downtime to talk. Eugene brings up Coco and Rosita makes it clear that they will never be together but also apologized for screaming at him since she is very tired. Eugene then began to question their friendship as he left the room.

Avi Nash as Siddiq – The Walking Dead _ Season 10, Episode 3 – Photo Credit: Jackson Lee Davis/AMC

Michonne checks up on Siddiq and wants to know how he is doing and after this, him and Dante have a drink and Dante brings up his backstory as he was a field medic while he was in Iraq. Carol also wakes up and goes downstairs to see Daryl cooking breakfast and he even gives her money to go to the store. Henry was also there and asks her a question and then Carol wakes up realizing it was another dream. She then talks to Michonne about her arm and about The Whisperers she seen the night before and Michonne told her that she only seen them, but they did not. She meets Daryl outside and asks him if he believed her from what she seen and he told her that he did. Then back at the school, we see the killed walkers on the ground and one of them in the pile was also a Whisperer as its eyes opened to close the show.

This episode was very great and further explored the mental state of Carol much ever than before. And I believe that the jumpscare that happened during the episode willl catch everyone off guard like it did for me. Also, the scenes with Negan and Aaron were great and it shows that Negan is seriously a different person than what he once was. There are pacing issues that I noticed on the second half as I believe it did not had to jump back and forth with Carol’s and Negan’s scenes back and forth every few minutes like it did since it broke the tension in my opinion. Other than that, this episode is more horror themed than the other two episodes and I love it. It is also another reason why The Walking Dead is the best show on television.

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The Walking Dead Season 10, Episode 2 “We Are The End Of The World” Recap

Samantha Morton as Alpha – The Walking Dead _ Season 10, Episode 2 – Photo Credit: Jace Downs/AMC

The season 10 premiere opened with a bang and kept myself tuned in from start to finish. The second episode did exactly that again. On this episode, we see how Alpha and Beta meet and it is an adventure. Here is my review and recap of “We Are The End of the World”.

*This episode jumps back and forth between the past and the present.

The episode opens with a flashback from seven years ago with a woman getting out of a car after a car accident. Walkers are approaching her and even Alpha and a young Lydia is walking with the walkers and making their sounds as well. The woman gets devoured and it is gross and brutal to watch. Lydia screamed and that attracted the walkers towards the both of them and they both run away from the walkers. They run inside a building and shut the door. Alpha told Lydia that she almost got them killed. Alpha also sees Beta for the first time and he is under a mask and has different clothes on.

At the current time, we see The Whisperers’ camp and we also see Beta shaving Alpha’s head as they talked about how the communities will fear them. Gamma and her sister Frances are also seen. Back to the past, Beta told them both that they can stay and Alpha asks for water so that way, they can wash themselves. Back to the current time as The Whisperers are walking with a small herd. He told Gamma to be on alert and Frances makes a comment about the hot weather and the sun. Gamma told her to quiet down because she is a distraction and also told her that she should have left her behind. Back in the past, Alpha washes Lydia’s hair and then looks through the food cans. Beta even asked for her name, and she replied that she does not have one and that they are all monsters and that they are part of the dead. Beta then mentions about the sound of the walkers.

Back to the current time as Beta is attracting walkers in the locked parking lot. He opens the gate and they are doing this to combnine the herds. We also find out moments later that Frances is the mom of her baby that she left at Hiltop in season 9 and she is still not over the fact that she had to do it. Frances is still not focusing and Beta lets her know that she will pay for it. Back at the camp as Beta shoves her to the ground and she is crying. Another Whisperer is about to kill her, and then Alpha stops it as she arrives. Alpha and Beta then talk as Alpha lets him know that Lydia is dead to her and Beta is not convinced that Alpha has gotten over her. Alpha then went on and told him that he will never understand about losing a child.

Samantha Morton as Alpha, Havana Blum as Young Lydia – The Walking Dead _ Season 10, Episode 2 – Photo Credit: Jace Downs/AMC

Back to the past as Lydia asks Alpha about the pillows on the wallks. Alpha tried to give her a stuffed bunny, but Lydia does not want it and she does not want to be scared anymore. Alpha (who is very thrilled to hear that), hugs Lydia and told her that if she does not stick with it, that she will leave her behind. Lydia does not want that and Alpha told her to stop calling her “mom”. In the present, Frances and Alpha are alone and oh my god, Alpha’s stone cold stare gives me the chills to my spine especially after when Frances apologized, Alpha told her to remove her mask. Alpha then told her to kneel down and as she held Frances’ head, she is heard screaming and Gamma and Beta hears it. Alpha spares her from killing her as she understands what it is like to lose a child. When they both return to the camp, Beta asked Alpha why did she not kill her and Alpha told him to never question her again and said that she will skin her alive if she messes up again. In the flashback, Alpha kills a walker in the hallway and more were approaching her and Beta saved her by killing one wwalker with a knife, and two more by smashing their skills into the wall in brutal fashion. They cut off the walker’s faces and Alpha calls him “B” as she is the “A” (also to note, their given names were never heard up until this point). She tried to take Beta’s mask off, but he refused and told her to not come back.

Ryan Hurst as Beta – The Walking Dead _ Season 10, Episode 2 – Photo Credit: Jace Downs/AMC

In the present time at night, Gamma and Frances talk about what it was like for her to be alone with Alpha and apologized to her about risking everything. While they were controlling the herds in the morning, the satellite explosion from the previous episode happens and this is where we find out that this is happening at the same time as the previous episode. The walkers begin to walk to that direction and one of them, has a baby strapper attached and that distracted Frances. Frances tried to attack Alpha and the rest of The Whisperers tried to break it up and also clear the walkers at the same time. Gamma saved Alpha and Frances got devoured by walkers. Beta asked Alpha if she is okay and she says that she is calm despite that she lost three of their own and the walkers. In the past, Lydia keeps saying that “they are all monsters”. In the present, Alpha gathers all of The Whisperers to give tribute to Gamma. Beta asked Gamma in the morning if she has seen Alpha and she tells him where she is. In the past, Alpha is looking for Lydia and Lydia opened a closet door that had a walker behind it. Once Alpha went into another room, she killed a walker and Beta screamed. We find out here that the current clothes Beta wears along with the Whisperer mask belonged to his fallen friend and there was even a picture on the wall of both of them together with their faces taken off. In the current time, Alpha and Beta talk about Lydia and how she is not strong enough to move forward. Alpha has a breakdown as Beta did in the flashback when Alpha tried to calm him down. The difference here, is that Alpha does not want any of the rest of The Whisperers to know that Lydia is still alive.

In the past, Beta was about to kill Alpha and Lydia stopped it and told him that she is saving him. Alpha also screamed at her to never leave her again. Beta then goes on to say that he is the end of the world and Alpha replies saying that they are. In the current time, they both said “We walk in darkness, we are free, we fear nothing, we are free, embrace all death, we are free, we are the end of the world”. They all walk to the site where the satellite crashed and the episode ends the same way as last week but as Alpha sees Carol in her point of view.

Since we did not get a backstory on The Whisperers in the comic book series, I was happy to see how Alpha and Beta came up with the idea of The Whisperers. It was amazing to see how they transformed to who they are now whether if it is an evolution, or devolution depending on the prespective. Samantha Mortin is very chilling as Alpha and I would be legitimately scared if I was one of those whisperers alone with her. This episode happens as the same exact time as 10×01 and it is good to see how this one mirrors the first episode. Ryan Hurst also knocked it out the part as Beta along with Thora Birch as Gamma in this episode too!

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The Walking Dead Season 10, Episode 1 “Lines We Cross” Recap

Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon, Sydney Park as Cyndie; group – The Walking Dead _ Season 10, Episode 1 – Photo Credit: Jackson Lee Davis/AMC

The wait is over as the season 10 premiere of The Walking Dead is now here. Months after Alpha making it clear that she is not to be messed with, all of the communities gather together to train and to plan to fight back. Although they are ready for battle, they are still affected by the devistating loss of their own people. Here is my review for “Lines We Cross” which is also the same name of the comic book series Volume 29, and Issue #169 (But it does not follow the same story as those two, but only the name). Spoilers ahead so you have been warned.

The episode begins as we are shown a satellite in outer space. More on this later as it is trainning day at the beach of The Oceanside. Daryl is in charge of the milita as he, Ezekiel, and Michonne train all of the members of the group. There are also walkers inside the boat and Ezekiel and Jerry opened the door for the walkers to come out. That is when they have a formation (and also, badass looking shields) and start to kill the walkers first with arrows and then spears. Alden tossed one of his spears into one of the walkers and that looked cool. As some of the other walkers were pierced by the shields, Magna, Michonne, Judith, and Luke killed them with their own weapons. After the trainning, everyone eats lunch which is mostly seafood and Luke and Jules strike up a conversation and even get flirty too. Michonne and Daryl talked about the trainning in which he think went very well. Michonne also said that Tara would have been proud to see how they are doing. Jerry and his kids and Daryl’s dog arrive as well and then we see Judith and Rick Jr. After this, Judith finds a Whisperer mask. Aaron and Michonne are panicing about The Whisperers and Michonne decided to bring him, Magna, Yumiko, Alden, and Jules with her to investigate. They are riding horses and split up to three groups. Michonne and Aaron are near a bridge and Aaron thinks that the walkers are Whisperers and then killed the walkers on the bridge. He almost got killed until Michonne saved him. They both argue about the bridge and how it reminded her about Rick Grimes. Aaron also brought up Eric and Jesus in the same conversation. All six enter a campsite to further investigate and Magna and Luke showed everyone the human skin found which means that The Whisperers are back.

They all return to Oceanside and Michonne told Aaron that they are the good guys in this situation. Judith tells RJ the story about how Rick Grimes “died” to save his people on the bridge. Michonne was about to cry and she came to hug both of them. Moments later, an explosion from the sky happens as it was from the satellite in the opening of the episode. We then cut to Eugene helping Rosita with her baby and Rosita practice kickboxing Ronda Rousey style. Eugene and Siddiq talk about diaper changes and milk and Rosita lets Eugene know that her baby is not an experiment. Gabriel walks in and observes everyone. Lydia is in the school with the other residents and she is struggling on reading. While this happens, the counsel comes in and they all need the room. Negan, who is now growing a garden and has some privileges even though he is still a prisoner, talks with Lydia and she is the only one that wants to know more about Negan since he has been there for a very long time at this point. Negan tells her to watch her back around everyone and Brandon told Negan to stop talking and get back to work and for Lydia to not talk to him. The entire counsel of Gabriel, Rosita, Laura, and the rest leave the school and all ignored Negan after he tried to talk to them. After Siddiq puts the baby to sleep, he then has PTSD flashbacks of visions of Alpha murdering the pike victims. Dante (Who is a doctor on the television series) comes in and asks Siddiq if he is okay and makes a joke and asks about The Whisperers, As soon as he asked that question, more visions of Alpha are shown including one with her holding a bloody knife after she slain her victims.

Gabriel visits Negan in his cell and asks him for advice. Negan tells him to not outright lie to his community, but to basically cover his own self and give them a reason to be riled up. Negan also mentioned to him that he knows that The Whisperers are back. Gabriel then goes outside the cell and told everyone to lock the gates and then, the satellite explosion from the sky happens. Kelly and the rest are pulling fish from the ocean and Kelly almost fell into rocks. Connie thinks that his hearing is getting bad, but Kelly says that it is fine, but thinks that he hears different voices. Daryl with his dog come to check on Connie and Kelly. Later on, Ezekiel and Daryl are at the shore talking and waiting for someone to arrive. Connie with Daryl’s dog also arrive and when he tried to speak in sign language with her, she replied back saying that he has a southern accent in his sign language. They are still waiting for someone to arrive and that person is Carol. She arrived on a boat and she greeted Ezekiel and Daryl. She moved away so that she could not see The Whisperers ever again. Daryl and her take a ride on his motorcycle through the forest. Daryl and her talk about her wanting to come back. She even asks if the bracelet that he is making is for his dog and Daryl gives it to her. While they are hunting a deer, Carol wants to cross Alpha’s border to get it and Daryl told her that it is too late and the walkers begin to devour the deer. They both apologize to each other as they did not want to fight over anything. Then, the explosion from the satellite happens.

It is at this point where I realize that the satellite explosion from the sky is happening with everyone at the same exact time. The satellite (Which belonged to the USSR) crashed into the forest and caused a fire. All of the communities had no choice but to cross one of Alpha’s borders to put out the fire before it got worse. They all work together to put out the fire in different ways from using the water they had and dirt. As the fire was getting worse, walkers begin to appear. They all start trying their best at killing the walkers and putting out the fire at the same time based on Aaron and Michonne’s plan and direction. Even Carol put out a flaming walker with blood pouring from a walker that she just killed. There was even one cool scene where Daryl threw an axe into a burning tree for it to break and fall on the approaching burning walkers. The plan worked and it took them all night to clear the walkers. Eugene wants to bring back the satellite and Michonne was annoyed with the idea of bringing it back, but she asks some of the members of the group to help him bring it back quickly. Luke even calls Eugene “Eugenius” which I thought was funny. Daryl brings Carol to the location of the mega herd that Alpha showed Daryl and there were no walkers there. Daryl left for a moment and Carol looked down to see Alpha appear on the bottom as the episode ends.

This is a really great season premiere and I loved the comic scenes that were remixed on the television. This episode showcased that many members of the group are not ready to just move on like nothing happened to them months ago and that The Whisperers got under their skin far worse than The Saviors did. Daryl and Carol’s bond in this episode was beautiful and Judith telling the story about Rick Grimes made me sad at the moment. Also, a huge praise for Michonne stepping up more than ever to want to be a leader. Good that they did not waste any time to start building up the Carol and Alpha confrontation that everyone wanted to see when they first meet last season. I am looking forward to the next episode!

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Fear The Walking Dead Season 5, Episode 16 “End of the Line” Review

Garret Dillahunt as John Dorie, Jenna Elfman as June – Fear the Walking Dead _ Season 5, Episode 16 – Photo Credit: Van Redin/AMC

This recap will be slightly different as I will put more of my input of my own opinion rather than recap the episode with my own eyes. Be warned, spoilers are ahead for the fifth season finale of Fear The Walking Dead titled “End of the Line”.

Now, on to the positives. I liked Dwight’s development on this episode. He is still convinced that Sherry wants nothing to do with him and even the radio call at the beginning of the episode got myself very excited to see Sherry. Although Dwight thinks that he is hearing things, I believe that it was her calling for him. The moment you know that he lost all hope on finding her is when he given John and June their wedding rings that originally belonged to Dwight and Sherry. I believe that they will reuinite in season 6 and at this point, it needs to happen. Sherry has not been seen in The Walking Dead universe since season 7 of the main show so her possible return is long overdue.

Another thing I liked about the episode is when members of Morgan’s group tried to direct the herd away from Gultch. There were cool walker kill sequences from Morgan while the walkers were on the field. Dwight almost got eaten by walkers and even while the walkers was devouring one of the horses (Also to note, Dwight found those horses at the beginning of the episode). That whole scene was worth watching and Dwight even tried to run away, but Morgan saved him from walkers approaching him since he was also injured. Alicia and Wes was painting the church that the wedding was going to take place and I wonder how much more things will she paint. At least she is no longer scared to kill walkers anymore. John and June’s wedding was beautiful and touching and I said it from the start of the season that their chemistry also kept this season going good for what it was. Jacob even officiated the wedding per John’s request on the last episode. Those are the great scenes about this episode.

Alycia Debnam-Carey as Alicia Clark, Colby Hollman as Wes – Fear the Walking Dead _ Season 5, Episode 16 – Photo Credit: Van Redin/AMC

With that out of the way, Morgan calling Virginia back was a mistake. His plan backfired as they all argued AGAIN while they were clearing walkers that they did not need for her to come and a few of the group was willing to accept her deal. They already did not trust her, and yet, Morgan makes the call to bring her back. This got ridicilous towards the last twelve minutes of the episode as Virginia plans to seperate the group as she did exactly that. Even Daniel and Skidmark was seperated too and went to different vehicles and seasons 1-3 Daniel would not let that **** fly. He has grown too soft this season and it hurts me to even admit that (also to note, the kids did not get any lines in this episode). Virginia even told Althea that she better tell her about the CRM group. Morgan and Grace were seperated and Grace did not want Morgan to express his feelings for her DESPITE that she feels the same way about her. After Virginia seperated everyone from eachother, it was only her and Morgan standing infront of the church. Virginia told Morgan that he is staying there alone. She pointed the gun infornt of him, they had a small scuffle, and boom, she shoots Morgan in the chest. Morgan then bleeds out and here is the moment that made my head spin in disappointment like when Vince Russo was writing WCW storylines in 2000. Over the radio, we find out that Grace does not have radaition poisoning at all. Grace is 3-4 months pregnant (are you seriously kidding me is what I said when I watched the episode). Morgan is left there alone and makes a speech all by himself while he is still bleeding from the gunshot wound. Then, walkers approach him and is inches away and the we cut to black for ANOTHER CLIFFHANGER!

Was this seriously needed? I would not be surprised if that damn helicopter group arrive in and save Morgan on the season 6 premiere. I seriously would not. It was a bad decision to pull a cliffhanger like this. If that happens, the difference between this and when CRM saved Rick is that Rick was saved on the fifth episode and this happened on the finale. You would think that they would learn their lesson for pulling the cliffhanger on The Walking Dead with Negan (Also, I still love that episode to this day for many reasons, but at least that cliffhanger was not as jarring as this one). Why do this when Morgan is shot?! If he was shown to die right there, I would have accepted it. I really would. Now that the group has been separated, how will they know about what happened with Morgan? I can understand the frustrations with the fans of the show and I can sympathize with them for this nonsense. I hope that on the next season, this does not happen ever again.

As far as Season 5 goes, I thought that this season is miles better than season 4 and John and June were the bright points of the entire season. Logan had potential, but his motive was not fully explored yet other than the oil field. Dwight also had a better transition to the show than Morgan did and he fits right with the cast. Alicia’s PTSD about not killing walkers was also a good development. The CRM group needs to be seen again in season 6 because we barely got anything with them after the first few episodes.

I also know that a large portion of the fans did not like the found footage, documentary style episodes, but I loved them since I like the found footage genre and the camera techniques. The season finale’s final half completely ruined the entire episode and it left a bad taste in my mouth.

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When it is all said and done, season 5 is good despite the hiccups and I hope that the next season will improve. With the second spinoff coning next year along with The Walking Dead’s 11th season in 2020 (which will also have its 150th episode next fall), I do not know when next year that Fear will return. When it does, I will recap it again since I am a fan. If I had to describe this season in a few words despite my thoughts of the last episode, it is awesome, suspenseful, and absolutely great!

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Fear The Walking Dead Season 5, Episode 15 “Chanel 5” Recap

Garret Dillahunt as John Dorie, Peter Jaocbson as Rabii Jacob Kissner, Ethan Suess as Max, Cooper Dodson as Dylan – Fear the Walking Dead _ Season 5, Episode 15 – Photo Credit: Van Redin/AMC

Last week’s episode had a key element of looking forward to the future. But before we go to the future, we often look at the past. The truth or lies will always haunt one person and you will not know if you can trust that individual ever again when the truth comes out. Here is my recap and review of “Channel 5”.

The episode starts with a video being played of Virginia and her group. They are all interviewed talking about what Virginia did for them. It is done similar to the “Chanel 4” episode where Morgan and his group sent out a PSA to help people. In fact, we also see the person that repaired Morgan’s staff too. The video ends when Virginia lets the viewer know if they see someone with similar clothing as she does, let them help you. We are then shown Althea, Morgan and Tom as they all watched her video. They all made a comment about her lying in those videos. Althea tossed the TV to the ground for it to be smashed.

Most of this episode is also shown in camera view as we. June mentioned that they have been driving for five days and the reason why they are continuing to make videos is to show the viewers that they are not lying and want to show the truth. There is also only one more tank of gas as well. Morgan and Grace are talking as she made another comment about the jellybeans and Grace is dehydrated. Tom also reunited with Janice too. Al thinks that it could be from the radaition as she said that while she was interviewing June. Alicia was shown painting on a tree agaqin and she wants to keep doing it when they find a home and she says that it is the only thing left in the world that makes sense to her. Daniel radioed June and told her that the school is burned down. Wes thought that the videos of Morgan’s group were nonsense, but now he is part of it since he now believes that it is not nonsense. Grace, who is getting weaker, teaches Charlie how to play the guitar as she promised her and later in the night, they are all deciding on where to go. Victor tells tom to turn off the camera while they are discussing possible locations. A walker breaches through and Dwight takes down the walker. He found a key and a badge that belonged at Humbug’s Glutch. The same place where Dwight was found as John also stated to the group. Victor does not think that it is a good idea to go there, but Morgan wants to take the chance.

Colby Minifie as Virginia, Beau Smith as Dom – Fear the Walking Dead _ Season 5, Episode 15 – Photo Credit: Van Redin/AMC

One by one, everyone is interviewed about going to the place. While Morgan is being interviewed, Charlie calls for June because Grace passed out. Morgan is worried if she can survive. June uses the ultrasound to check her neck and it she cannot tell if there is something wrong in that area. Daniel said that they should have taken everything from that mall regardless of what Grace said. Tom is then interviewed and he said that everything that Morgan did since they met, is not what Virginia did since day one. Morgan and John were looking for supplies for Grace’s care and they found nothing. John also thinks that Morgan and Grace are together and he wants to marry June once they settle in a pernament place. Althea found the things that are needed and a walker was about to take her out, but Alicia saved her. Grace awakened and is starting to feel better, but is not hopeful. Morgan is glad that she is awake too. They all also talk about the detour that they have to take in seperate interviews. A road block happens as they all noticed that the bridge has a hole so they come up with a plan to cross the bridge and fix it since the heavy vans could break the bridge. As they started to do this, the bridge started to break apart. Virginia and a few members of her group then arrive in a jeep. Virginia wants to offer to help fix the bridge, but nobody is buying it. She even mentions Sherry and Dwight wantst to kill her right there. She said that she was last seen a few months ago and knew that she was looking for Dwight. Morgan told his entire group if anyone wanted to go with her, they can. Nobody moved after she said that.

Virginia then ordered her men to shoot in the air to attract walkers since she seen a herd nearby. Walkers start arriving and Morgan, Al, Victor, and Dwight start killing walkers and the rest crossed the bridge and tried to fix it. Moments later, the gas truck fell through the bridge and as Tom was on the ground and still recording, the bridge collapsed and he fell too. Al and Morgan was watching his tape and the power runs out. Morgan had a speech with everyone about not giving up and moving forward since it is not the end of the road. They all travel on foot to Glutch and John wants Jacob to officiate his wedding with June and also wants Morgan to bet he best man. They all arrive to see that it has been overrun by walkers. At this point, everyone feels hopeless since they also have no food or water or supplies. Dwight wants to go on his own, and they all debated to either call Virginia or not. Morgan calls for Virginia on the radio for help as the episode ends.

Fear the Walking Dead _ Season 5, Episode 15 – Photo Credit: Van Redin/AMC

This episode is a solid one and I am happy to see the entire cast together as one again. This episode also reminded me of “Them” on The Walking Dead in many ways. We finally see that the group is now on the lowest point of survival and they desperately need help. One thing I also learned, is that bridges are not friendly in the universe of The Walking Dead too. Next week is the final episode of the season so who knows what will happen?

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Fear The Walking Dead Season 5, Episode 14 “Today and Tomorrow” Recap

Karen David as Grace – Fear the Walking Dead _ Season 5, Episode 14 – Photo Credit: Van Redin/AMC

Who is ready to hear about “looking forward to the future” in this episode because there was a lot of that said during the episode. The future will either look bright or grim for some of the characters and with only two more episodes left for the season, it seems like the future is uncertain for a few of the characters. Here is my recap of “Today and Tomorrow”

Althea continued her interview with Morgan as he talks about his wife and their first date. He also talked about his son as his son loved comics and baseball. He even made him a Father’s Day card at one point as well. After we are shown those clips of his interviews, We see that Morgan was watching his interviews as he and Althea were far from range from everyone else. Morgan still wanted to make those boxes and drop them off on the road. Althea noticed that someone stolen one of their gas tanks. She finds the theif and Morgan convinced him to lower his knife. As the back and forth continued, the sounds of horses are near as Virginia’s group arrive. They all hide in the car and Althea records the horsemen. Althea then reached for the gas tank top outside the car and was almost caught, Althea asks the man about the group and Morgan told him that he can help him, but the man replied by saying that her group said the same thing. Grace was listening to an audiobook while she is adjusting a solar panel. Daniel mentioned to her that they are running out of room in the truck and Daniel wants to look in the record shop and collect records. Grace also gave word to Daniel that they lost the oilfield.

Al then attempted to interview the thief and we now find out that his name is Tom. He is from Paradise Ridge (along with Virginia’s group) and he gave his backstory of how they blamed him for the fall of his community. He also says that his sister is a hostage. The horsemen return to Paradise Ridge and killed a walker and more are coming towards the gate. This place is an apartment complex or a motel. Morgan and Al debate about going inside to save Tom’s sister and they do that later that night. One of Virginia’s men killed a walker and that gave Morgan and Al a chance to sneak inside the community to save her since the gate was open. Al brings up the CRM group briefly as well. As Daniel and Grace was killing walkers by their truck, one was about to devour Daniel, but that did not happen. Some of the walkers even stepped over the records and broken them too. Morgan and Al enters different apartments to look for Tom’s sister and Morgan is drawn into the walkler that is locked in a closet. Al also records the whiteboard at the same time. Morgan knocks down the walker to the concrete floor and moments later, the same walker pushes Al into the pool. Althea struggled to kill the walker undreground and Morgan saved her and killed the walker. As they both rise from the water, the lights turn on and Virginia and her group captures the both of them.

Maggie Grace as Althea, Lennie James as Morgan Jones – Fear the Walking Dead _ Season 5, Episode 14 – Photo Credit: Van Redin/AMC

In the morning, Althea and Morgan talk about the current sistuation as she thinks that Virginia will kill them. Virginia meets them and offers them jam. Virginia tells them that she seen their tapes and told Morgan to talk to Ms. Fifer about his mental state. Althea asks Virginia if her group has helicopters and Virginia told them that she does not which seems like that they have zero connection to CRM. As Morgan and Althea leave, Virginia gives them back their belongings and she even had one of her woodsmen fix Morgan’s staff. They both killed two walkers as they left. Grace and Daniel talked about the music records and Daniel wanted to get them for Charlie to listen to. They also talked about what changed them as a person. Grace wants to teach Charlie to play the guitar as she also did a song as well. Tom apologized to Morgan and Al and Morgan assured him that he is not giving up. Althea then continued her interview with Morgan as Al is also convinced that they have no connection to CRM. Daniel then radios Morgan and told him that Grace is feeling worse than before. Grace hopesw that she sees Morgan and does not think that there is any time left as she believes that she is going to die soon. She thanks Daniel as the episode ends.

Grace’s song is the highlight of the episode for me as her voice brightened the mood for me and took me out of the dark, walker killing moments for a short time. That was a great scene and I would like to hear more of Karen David’s music now as she is very talented. With that out of the way, I liked this episode mostly because it reminded me of a Metal Gear mission to sneak in a base and save someone. Morgan’s continued backstory will also keep my attention too as he is a great character. The theme of this episode is to hope for a good future and that was showcased very well with everyone’s curiosity about what is to come with each of them.

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Fear The Walking Dead Season 5, Episode 13 “Leave What You Don’t” Recap

Daryl “Chill” Mitchell as Wendell, Matt Frewer as Logan, Mo Collins as Sarah – Fear the Walking Dead _ Season 5, Episode 13 – Photo Credit: Van Redin/AMC

I can count how many times I have seen everyone pointing guns at eachother numerous times in this episode, but it did not take away my enjoyment at all since I did really like this episode. Now that Logan and his crew are at the oil field, will they take it away from the group? Here is my review and recap of “Leave What You Don’t”.

The episode opens as we are shown a shot of Logan’s truck. As he is writing on a box, a woman named Serena says that she needs help over the walkie-talkie. Logan answers and told her that he is on his way to his save her. When he goes to the location of where she is, he finds out that walkers are devouring her which makes us thinks that she is dead. Logan kills the four walkers by shooting them and then leaves the place and cries because he could not save Serena. Moments later, a group riding horses approaches him The leader of that group Virginia, gives him his condolences and also told him that she has been watching him for a while.

Max and Dylan use the mice to put them in cages so that way, their makeshift oil refinery could work as the walkers are turning it around by being attracted by the mice. Lucianna and Wendell then have a conversation and then, Logan breaks through as him and his group are now inside the oilfield. Logan and everyone else gets out of the cars and truck and demands the oil. Alicia is painting a pheonix on a tree and strand makes a good comment about it. They also begin to talk about Wes and then, someone radios Alicia and gives her the location. Alicia asked June and John if they can get her, but they could not so Alicia and Strand decide to help her. Strand is curious if Logan is drawing them away, but Alicia does not want the gas to be wasted. Logan examines the oil field and the way the walkers are being used to draw the oil. Logan then burns Clayton’s journals and told Lucianna that he is helping people, but not the same way that they are. Lucianna also refused to show Logan how to make the gas. Rollie tells Logan over the walkie talkie that they have encountered a road block and Logan told him to get it out the way. As Rollie was about to, Sarah and Dwight trap them and Sarah even fires a warning shot when he did not want to listen. Sarah forced Rollie to come with them back to the oil field.

The fire at the oil field is getting stronger and if it gets bigger, then the oil will not be of any use. Dwight and Sarah arrive with Rollie and tells Logan and his men to leave. While Logan is not listening to them, John shoots down one of the walkers that were pumping the oil. Logan even made a comment that the show is just beginning and that they are staying. Logan goes back and forth with Lucianna, Sarah, and Dwight about who goes and who stays. Logan says that the kids can be let go. But they do not want to despite that they have to. Alicia radios the woman and lets her know that she is still on their way. The gas has run out in their car and Alicia and Strand decide to run to the location. Logan told Sarah about the person he tried to help over the radio recently and he told them again that they should go for good. John and June also notices the incoming walker horde from their distance.

Jenna Elfman as June, Garret Dillahunt as John Dorie – Fear the Walking Dead _ Season 5, Episode 13 – Photo Credit: Van Redin/AMC

Night time at the oil field and the walkers are walking off the cliff of the field. John is starting to shoot the ones down before they go to the cliff, but some of them (and ongoing) is still falling and many of them are splattered on the ground from the hard fall like watermelons. Logan tells his group to kill the walkers while he tries to pump the oil. Dwight and Wes debate about leaving or getting their weapons to defend the place. One walker tried to bite Logan at his leg and Doris (the female soldier) did not want to follow Logan’s rules anymore after he got obsessive about the oil. As Lucianna and the rest are about to leave, Sarah realizes that she cannot leave Logan behind so she goes back to save him. Alicia and Strand are still running to the place, and Sarah and Logan goes inside a shed. The woman makes contact over the radio and Logan realizes that Serena is still alive. Logan could not help her besides telling her where the gun is since the walkers are trying to break in from where she is. Serena told Logan that there is only one bullet left. Serena then decides to shoot herself at the head. Everyone hears one single shot over the radio and assumed that she killed herself, but more shots are heard as Wes saved her. John and June was also about to take down a walker and then Jacob, Charlie, and Tess showed up to help them.

Alicia and Strand finally meet up with Serena and reuinted with Wes as he told them how he tracked her down. Serena told them that she ran away from a group (I believe that she was part of Virginia’s group). John and Jacob clear up the rest of the walkers and Logan and Sarah talk about saving Serena. Then, Logan’s group come out to point guns at everyone and Logan ordered them to put their guns down as he thinks that they can now compromise with the oil. While he is still talking, out of nowhere, he is shot and killed along with his entire group. Shocking! Virginia and her massive group of cowboys and cowgirls on horses arrive and told Lucianna and the rest that she killed them because she thinks that he was lying and that she was watching them for a while as well due to the tapes. One key of note is that Virginia says that she knows that Sherry is alive and that gave Dwight hope as he wanted to go with her. The group is not convinced about her, but Lucianna gave her an oil tanker after the standoff. Lucianna then offers to help and stay at the oil field as the episode ends.

– Fear the Walking Dead _ Season 5, Episode 13 – Photo Credit: Van Redin/AMC

Logan getting killed made my jaw drop as I did not see it coming at all. We almost went an entire season without a main character death until now so it is safe to say that it was totally worth it. He tried to help someone and at the end, it end up with him being dead. Now that Virginia is here to help aid the group, it opens more questions of how she can help other than making promises. If she really knows if Sherry is alive, then there is hope that Dwight and Sherry can reunite again. The entire night sequence is my favorite of the entire episode and seeing some of those walkers falling into the field to be smashed like watermellons is an awesome visual. John and June trying to help also got me engaged to the screen as I thought that they were going to succeed in clearing every walker. I also felt that the plot has moved forward very much on this episaode than the last few and I also think that watching the previous episode and this episode back to back is a better viewing experience. I also think that the way Dwight and Sarah’s roadblock that they caused was great too. And even the kids were not annoying this time around too which is a positive in my eyes. Overall, this is one of my favorite episodes of the season next to “Channel 4” and “Humbug’s Glutch” and I am looking forward to next week’s episode!

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Fear The Walking Dead Season 5, Episode 12 “Ner Tamid” Recap

Austin Amelio as Dwight, Mo Collins as Sarah – Fear the Walking Dead _ Season 5, Episode 12 – Photo Credit: Van Redin/AMC

Last week, We seen the possible romance brewing with Morgan and Grace, Dwight being captured, and Logan almost summoning “Clear” Morgan to kill him. This week’s episode, we meet a new person, we see Sarah and Dwight bonding, and Logan is still chasing the group. Here is my recap and review of the twelfth episode of the fifth season of Fear titled “Ner Tamid”.

The episode begins as a man lights up the church with fire since the light’s power is running low. We learn later during the episode that his name is Jacob Kessner. He prays in hebrew and then, the door bangs. He says if alive, he will let him in. The banging continues and he then unlocks the door and kills the walker with the blade of the gun (Funny how that the gun looks like one of the guns that The Commonwealth soldiers use in the comic book series of The Walking Dead. But I do not think that he is a member). He then walks to the front of the gate to lock it up. He then encountered three walkers and he took two of them down with the blade of his gun. After Charlie opens the door of the car she was hiding in, he shot the last walker down. Charlie questions Jacob’s current place as he invited her inside to rest for the night. The vehicles of Morgan’s group crush one walker and everyone sets up camp for the night. At least in this scene, we actually see how do they setup for the night in case of walkers coming by. Morning comes and June and John made a mention that they have 12 hours until sunset and that Morgan and the rest are separated from them for the time being. Dwight made a head count and realized that Charlie is missing.

Alexa Nisenson as Charlie, Peter Jacobson as Rabbi Jacob Kessner – Fear the Walking Dead _ Season 5, Episode 12 – Photo Credit: Van Redin/AMC

Charlie wakes up at the church and Jacob is still clearing walkers from outside. Charlie then asks Jacob where are the rest of his group and also asks why he still practices his religion. Jacob tells her that it is tradition for him to still believe in it and also tells her that he is the only one there. The battery of the light dies and Charlie radios June and told her that she ran away to find a place so that way, they can stay instead of moving from one area to the next. Charlie also told June to bring a car battery. After Jacob kills another walker, Charlie told him that her group is coming with the battery. He then examines the area outside of the church to see why walkers are coming through and he then notices an opening. He closes it, but walkers are trying to come through the glass door. Back inside the church as Charlie powers the light on. Jacob then meets John and June as they talked about the current situation. June kills a walker and her and Charlie debate on why they should not stay there even though Charlie does want to stay there. Even Jacob thinks that staying there is a bad idea.

Garret Dillahunt as John Dorie, Jenna Elfman as June, Mo Collins as Sarah – Fear the Walking Dead _ Season 5, Episode 12 – Photo Credit: Van Redin/AMC

Dwight and Sarah are drinking beer and scouting the area. Dwight also thinks that he lost track of time from the last person he talked to before he meet John and June. Dwight then notices Logan’s cars. Sarah then alerted June over the radio about Logan and this happened while Jacob and Charlie were talking about what lead her to come there. Jacob then told the story about the walkers that are outside and that they were all of the people that was in his group. He told them that he went away for a short time and when he came back, they all turned. John and June climbed down the ladder to the top of the car. They then placed the ladder to another car away from them and started to walk as if it is a bridge. John walked first, June walked second. Logan’s lieutenant then intercepted the radio conversation and this is when Dwight realized that he should have never let him go. John and June then work together to bring the ladder to another side of the car and they both did just that. John however, did fell, but he quickly got up and walked to the other side. John and June then proceeded to shoot down walkers and June signals that they need help, but Jacob does not want to waste any bullets.

Charlie does not want to give up the place and this is where Jacob told her that he ran from his people because he was starting to lose faith and is alive because of it. Charlie then asked him for something that makes noise. As John and June are still fighting off the walkers, a loud horn sound attracts the walkers into the church. John and June killed the rest of the remaining walkers outside and lock the church up. Jacob apologizes to Charlie for having her believe that she could stay there when he first seen her. They both then leave.Charlie then apologizes to John and June and after that, Jacob meets Dwight and Sarah and Dwight then realizes that Sarah is jewish due to her asking Jacob a few questions about it. The episode ends as Logan encounters a road block and decides to drive through it due to him finding the oil field.

Although this was another solid episode, I felt that the episode could have went a little longer. I can already see fans dubbing Jacob the “Jewish Father Gabriel” after the episode airs. My biggest positive takeaways of the episode were the sequences of John and June trying to avoid the walkers while they were on top of the cars as it really bought the tension up. We are almost finished with the season so I feel that something big is going to happen within the next few episodes.

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Fear The Walking Dead Season 5, episode 11 “You’re Still Here” Recap

Colby Hollman as Wes, Alycia Debnam-Carey as Alicia Clark, Colman Domingo as Victor Strand – Fear the Walking Dead _ Season 5, Episode 11 – Photo Credit: Van Redin/AMC

Last week’s episode of Fear was a mission to help Chuck and although Morgan, Dwight, and Grace succeeded, it ended up making us question whether if Morgan and Grace will end up together. That might be explored a few episodes from now as Alicia and Strand are out to help Wes. What will happen when they meet Wes and also encounter Logan’s group? Also, was it Madison leaving those messages on the trees? You will find out on my recap of the episode titled “You’re Still Here”.

The episode opened with an overhead shot of the tree with the message Alicia seen. Alicia walked up to it to read it and as she does this, one walker approached her. Alicia was hesitant to kill it since she has not done that since they took off with the plane. The walker falls down as it is stuck and is trying to reach Alicia. Alicia calls Strand to take it down and another walker tries to bite her and Strand comes to the rescue to kill those two walkers along with killing the first one that Alicia seen. As you can see, she is still traumatized. Strand tells Alicia that they are running low on fuel and that they need to return and Alicia wants to look for the person that wrote those messages on the trees. Wes then radios in and Strand realized that he seen the tapes. They then meet and Wes told them about what happened to his motorcycle. He also says that his brother is waiting for him too.

Morgan and Althea enters a bank and they take down walkers. Morgan had a close call with one since he has a shorter stick. Althea tells Morgan that he might need a new stick as well. Althea then opens the large safe and Morgan killed the walker inside of the safe. Althea then told morgan that she uses that safe to store the tapes and she thinks that someone will watch those tapes if something were to ever happen to them . Back to Wes, Alicia, and Strand as they are driving to where his current hideout is. Wes asks Alicia about her looking for the trees with the messages and she tells him that she wants to look for the person who wrote them there. She then says the reason she wants to look is because she wants to know how do they do it along with how they see the world. She also says that she is sorry of what happened to him when he encountered Logan. We then get a shot of many walkers devouring an animal and that looked dusgusting as hell. Wes goes inside his hideot to see his brother. Strand and Alicia talk about the current situation and then gunshots are heard. A guy runs out of the door with a gunshot wound and takes off with their car and motorcycle. Wes tried to stop him as he got away and Wes and Strand begins to take down walkers by shooting them. One of the guns held a teargas grenade and the walker had been shot by one so the teargas went off which affected Strand’s sight for the rest of the episode.

Lennie James as Morgan Jones, Maggie Grace as Althea – Fear the Walking Dead _ Season 5, Episode 11 – Photo Credit: Van Redin/AMC

Alicia then pours water over Strand’s eyes and gave him a wet blanket for him to get healed. Alicia and Wes then argued about what just happened and Wes told her that her brother was dead and the man he encountered took something that belonged to him. They then go to the front of the building to see that they are trapped because the walkers are by the glass. Alicia made it clear that she does not want to kill the dead, but she wants to help. Morgan and Grace radioed Alicia and after that, they drive until they see a roadblock and it is Logan with his people. Morgan and Logan had a standoff and Logan told him that they will not cross unless they give up the location of the oilfield. Morgan and Althea tried to come up with a solution, but that was not happening at all since Logan is not convinced. Logan then makes a joke about Morgan’s wife and son and Morgan was about to snap and kill Logan until Althea calmed him down.

Wes and Alicia talk about what the guy took that was so important and then Alicia brings up that her brother also died. Although Wes told her about when was the last time he seen his brother, he does not want to relate to her at all. Grace then told Alicia over the radio that they are still far away. Alicia collects the guns and ammo from the locker and grabs her weapon as she think she is confident enough now to take down walkers. Wes begins shooting at the walkers from outside and one of the bullets cracked the window. Alicia and Strand looks for keys for another room and a walker breaks through the glass. Alicia, still in her paranoia state, tried to kill a walker, but Strand saved her and asked how many more there were. Wes then shot the last two walkers that entered the place.

Matt Frewer as Logan – Fear the Walking Dead _ Season 5, Episode 11 – Photo Credit: Van Redin/AMC

Morgan and Alicia talk in the car about what happened and about him talking about his family on the tape. He said that he wanted to get people to trust them if they watched the tapes. Althea also says that what they lost does not define them at all. Alicia radios them and here, is where we see that they found the car and the guy who stolen it. We are lead to believe that he turned, but he did not. Wes walked up to him and the guy tosses the bag towards him qand begins to choke him. Wes then stabbed him in the rib after he asked the guy for the manuscript that he stolen from him. He gives it back to him and told him “its really good stuff” and this is the first person that Wes killed. Wes says that he should have not radioed them and that people are people at the end of the day. Alicia wanted to give the book back to Wes nd he refused. They bured the man’s body and Alicia begins to read the book and she noticed that the ending quote is the same as the one on the trees. This is when she figured out that he made those messages on the trees. As Alicia made her own message on the tree, she stated that she will not do anything for strangers no more. Alicia, Strand, Morgan, and Althea look at the tree and commented how great it is. Alicia and Morgan talked a little more about his history as well. Alicia then finally killed a walker and seems to finally get back to her normal state for now. The episode ends as Logan and his group broke open the safe and found the tapes.

For everyone looking forward to Madison returning due to these messages, you will be disappointed to find out that it was not her that left it. Alicia’s character development has grown much more during this episode as she dealt with the curisoity of the trees, and being paranoid of killing walkers due to the scare from the radioactive walker. I also loved that we got a little bit of “Clear” Morgan in this episode and it is a reminder that he could snap at any minute and at anytime. My only gripe about the episode is that I still do not know what Logan’s motive is besides the oilfield and Wes just seemed like another survivor, but hopefully, his character is further explored during this season.

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