Fear The Walking Dead Season 4 Episode 13 “Blackjack” thoughts

 

This week on Fear the Walking Dead, we were all over the place. With only 3 episodes left we are winding down to the end. We got to see all our survivors separately. Then miraculously finding one another like always. The episode jumped all over, but I’ll break it down per group.

First we see John, and Strand. They are Stranded on a small island surrounded by water. The water has risen quiet high because of the storm. John is making a raft to get across and find the others, while Strand is, well Strand. After trying the raft out alone, because Strand was staying behind, John got a big surprise in the form of a huge gator. This thing was massive! Jumping back to shore John loses hope of getting across, and an I told you so from Strand. While cutting branches John sees a truck with a bed cover and enlists Strand to get it, pulling the your people shot me card. Once up there, Strand seen a bottle of liquor on the floor, but also a zombie in the driver’s seat. The truck was on a horrid angle. Hopping on the side of truck Strand leans in for the bottle and down goes the truck, flipping down the hill it was on top of. Luckily the zombie gets a branch to the head, Strand gets his drink, and John gets his Truck bed cover. Rigging the battery to the car horn, John hopes to bring the dead to them, keeping the Gator occupied whilst they slip by in the raft. Convincing Strand to join him, they start-up the horn and take off. Everything is working great until the horn dies, the dead turn around, and the gator starts attacking their makeshift raft, causing a leak. Panicking John shoots off his gun to call the dead back and they swim back to where they started, both defeated.

Lucy is looking for Charlie and spots a library. Knowing she loves books she checks there to no avail. Waking outside, she finds a gravely injured man in a car. While trying to help him, they realize the car crushing him is what is keeping him alive. He tells Lucy all he wants is one last beer, so she sets off to find one. Looking everywhere, she has no luck and eventually radios in to tell him she was sorry. He tells her she will help people on her journey, even though she couldn’t help him. That’s when she finds a box left by Morgan and co, with a single beer. She also grabs an ice pack out of a first aid kit and puts them both in her pack, heading back to the old man. He is so happy to have his last beer he gives her some journals. Turns out the man is the Truck driver that owned the truck Morgan is in. On the box was a radio channel to call for when of needing help. She calls and it’s Morgan.

Morgan and Co are still looking for the elusive Quinn, when they find the crazy ladies old walker. Then get a call from her on the radio. She tells them to stop leaving supplies, because it is making people weak, then she has to make them strong again by killing them. I don’t know either, she is insane, clearly. She tells them that Quinn is dead, so they pack up and head off to find the others, still leaving things in boxes. They are looking for John, Strand, Lucy, Alicia, And Charlie. Eventually while driving they get that call from Lucy, who they find and pick up, and Alicia and Charlie, who they don’t make it too. The reason being is miss psycho in Al’s van found them and shot up the truck, ending the episode.

So we only see Alicia and Charlie very briefly in this episode at the end, Strand and John are still not even close to being found, and the truck has been shot up by psychopath. Can’t wait for next week!

This episode was entertaining, but a little slow. I definitely enjoyed watching non the less.

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Fear The Walking Dead News: Will Morgan Return to Alexandria?

 

The second half of the fourth season of Fear The Walking Dead has arrived at AMC, and has revealed the odd unknown. Among them, we could know the desire of Morgan (Lennie James) to return to Alexandria, and has asked allies to follow him in his mission

After having been visiting the different survivors of Fear The Walking Dead, Morgan decides that it is best to return with his original group of friends to provide the necessary help. At the request to be followed, only seems to agree Al (Maggie Grace), who agrees to take him there. But, will there finally be another ‘crossover’?

Everything seems to indicate that no. Or, at least, for now. In response to the recent production decision to renew Fear The Walking Dead for a fifth season, the fact that both zombie titles merge into one is a probability that, in the short term, is not contemplated. This should not mean a resounding ‘no’ to Morgan’s return, as he could leave and remain in his origin series. But here lies the big problem:

The ninth season of The Walking Dead raises a temporary leap of no less than a year and a half, so it would be very difficult to make the two chronological lines come together. Also, Scott Gimple has indicated that there are no plans for a new ‘crossover’ soon. Of course, this does not close the door to occur in the future, but it is something that we can discard right now:

“No [excludes more crosses] That’s all I have to say, it does not, but I would not wait for it all the time, things could happen, you never know who could appear in Fear The Walking Dead. The Walking Dead and potentially to people in the past of ‘Fear the Walking Dead “.

However, an existing option is that the protagonists of The Walking Dead do march to Fear with the intention of following this plot in its corresponding timeline. However, it seems an unlikely option.

The ninth season of The Walking Dead will arrive at AMC on October 7th.

 

SDCC 2018-AMC’s Fear The Walking Dead and The Walking Dead Press Conferences

More San Diego Comic Con news came out as I was invited to attend both of AMC’s Fear The Walking Dead and The Walking Dead press conferences. The Fear one started first as the cast and producers of the season made their way to the long table. The cast included Colman Domingo, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Lennie James, Danay Garcia, Garret Dillahunt, Maggie Grace and Jenna Elfman as they all talked about what to expect from the second half of season 4 as the back half of the season deals with more character development and a natural disaster. I also spoke with Alycia and Maggie for a few minutes after the conference to talk about Travis’ death way back in season 3. I also spoke with Scott Gimple as we talked about the comic series of The Walking Dead, his new comic series with Robert Kirkman Die!Die!Die, and future possible storylines of The Walking Dead especially since Volume 30:New World Order just finished not too long ago.

 

Here is the audio

https://youtu.be/ikNbhSCan_Y

 

After that conference was over, The Walking Dead started and we learned more information to the upcoming season and Andrew Lincoln’s departure of the show. That got sad to hear him say it because he loves the show and working with everyone there. The Press conference was very funny also as Norman and Andrew Lincoln had a “stare down” after the rest of the cast arrived, along with Jeffery Dean Morgan stealing the show over there with his very funny humor. Other cast members that were there was Danai Gurira and Lauren Cohan along with Greg Nicotero and the new show runner Angela Kang and Executive Producer Scott Gimple. The panel is a must listen!

Here is the audio from the conference

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huBlQfcTTow&t=6s

Meeting Andrew Lincoln face to face is a dream come true of mines and I am happy that it happened!

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Fear The Walking Dead Season 4, Episode 8 Thoughts

I just finished the mid-season Finale of Fear The Walking Dead. It was a great episode. I have loved this season so far! Unfortunately we have lost a few main characters, my favorites at that, but they have gone in such an amazing way.

The episode starts with the war between The Vultures and the Clark crew coming to an end. John is shot, and Naomi, who we find out her real name is June, is trying to save him. Charlie is in danger of being killed, she killed Nick Clark so of course we would find her here, and there is gun fire everywhere!

After all is said and done Morgan, whom I am loving on this show, saves Charlie, John, and Naomi (sorry June seems odd). Al takes them to the one place there will still be supplies, the stadium. Unbeknownst to them, the Clark crew is following behind.

In the flash back we finally see how Mel tried to help the Clark crew basically to help himself because he was hurt, and the crew took him in, and Ennis released thousands of walkers to take over the stadium.

Flash forward to Al and her crew making it to the stadium to save John. The stadium was locked from the inside, and full of burned walkers, which was curious. Cleared a path and Naomi and Morgan go in for medical supplies. As they are in the infirmary Clark crew makes it there and start firing. Some talking and a rocket launcher later Alicia makes it into the swat van. Fight, fight, fight, and then Alicia finds out that Madison met Al, before the stadium. Madison tells Al this story of her kids saving a dying bird, fighting for it even though it didn’t have a chance to survive, and saving it, Alicia watches her interview. This leads Alicia inside where Morgan and Naomi are, to shoot Naomi, Morgan convinced her to put her gun down and they hug with tears.

After everything no one dies, thankfully, Naomi saves John (for now), and we get the ending to Madison’s tragic tale.

After Ennis realeased the walkers everyone in the stadium tried to leave, against Madison’s wishes. Madison was trying to save everyone and only seeing one way to do so. She led most of the walkers into the stadium, coming to the door she realizes there is no way out, she locks the door. Radios in to tell her kids, “You’re not gone, until you’re gone”, then lights the place up with a lit flare.

Now we don’t see her dead, but on The Talking Dead they seemed to confirm it. So RIP Madison, you were one of the best, and it’s sad to see you go, but she went out the hero we knew her to be.

Alicia remains the only character left from the show’s premiere. She becomes the lead after the death, or supposed death of Madison. We don’t actually see Madison get burnt to a crisp, so a small possibility exists that she lives. I had a feeling Kim Dickens would not survive the diamond. It was a clever hook to have Al and Madison meet in the beginning. Al was responsible for the creation of the diamond, a truly epic reveal. Fear the Walking Dead is officially rebooted. The second half of season four will surely establish a new dynamic among the survivors. I’ve had some major issues so far, but found the midseason finale satisfying. I will be tuning in when Fear the Walking Dead returns to AMC in the fall.

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Fear The Walking Dead S4E5 Live Thoughts

Last night we discovered on AMC episode 5 of this season of FTWD which has been looking at the relationship between John and Laura (aka Naomi).


At first we discover the life that leads John, alone in his cabin lost in the middle of nowhere in the zombie apocalypse. He leads a rather quiet and routine life isolated from the world. One day he discovers a boat aground in front of his house with a woman on board seriously injured. We recognize life Naomi who will eventually be renamed Laura by John because he ignores his real name.

He will take care of her and help her to recover. During his convalescence the two characters will get to know each other allowing us to know them too. We discover that John was a policeman, Laura nurse. She will first be ultra cautious towards her host before finally let herself go. Normal at the same time, who would not be in the middle of the apocalypse? We will learn at the turning of a non conversation that she lost her child. For his part John remains quite evasive about his past as a policeman and his refusal to use a gun, even against the dead. Only Laura will break the shell. During a small invasion of the dead who disembark from the river John takes up arms to save Laura’s life. We discover that he is an exceptional shooter.

The episode ends like a romantic comedy. John will hardly admit his feelings to Laura, who are visibly reciprocated. But the next day our cowboy wakes up alone. Laura left without leaving him a message also confessing her feelings.

The latest images take us back to the present, John has just told his story to Morgan who tries to convince him that there is still hope that she is alive. This is also what we say as viewers, if not what interest to tell their story in detail? We want to believe it.

It was a fairly long episode, almost irrelevant to the context of the series but it has at least the merit of having us discover a little more these two new characters that are John and Laura.

Next week back in the present, but not that.

 

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Fear The Walking Dead Showrunner Addresses Missing Character’s Fate

The showrunners of “Fear the Walking Dead” have finally revealed the fate of one of the main characters that we have not seen yet in season four. The speech is from Daniel Salazar (Rubén Blades), who has become a fan favorite since the first season. All who feared that he has blessed the time may now breathe a sigh of relief.
What’s more, it looks like we’ll see more of Daniel in the future and explore a whole new environment. In an interview with “TV Line” and “Entertainment Weekly”, “Fear” showrunner Andrew Chambliss surprisingly hinted at another crossover moment.

“Chances are good that he appears in the Walking Dead Universe?”, Chambliss elicit. “He’s alive and out there.” Only the details of Daniel’s survival need to be dispensed with for the time being. That might also be related to the 9th season “The Walking Dead”; Filming started on May 1, 2018.

In the season eight finale, Morgan (Lennie James) left the successful zombie series to join the companion series “Fear the Walking Dead.” The place left by Morgan could soon be filled by Daniel Salazar.

In any case, he would be an exciting addition to Rick’s group, who now seek a harmonious life after defeating Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan). Whether they succeed, is questionable. After all, there is not only Daniel, but also the next dangerous enemies.

 

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Fear The Walking Dead Season 4, Episode 4 Quick Thoughts.

We are not at the end of our surprises apparently in Fear the Walking Dead. Indeed, in this new episode we follow Alicia, Strand and Luciana in their adventures. We understand then what embodies the characters in this quest for revenge against the Vultures. The series then decides to reveal a little more information, and very well kept secrets are revealed in order to once again break the trick and advance the series. Casually, I feel that Fear the Walking Dead has done more in four episodes than the last season’s first four episodes. It’s not Alicia and Naomi who are talking about papers and rags that will really advance the story but in the rest of the episode there are a lot of good elements that can just please a viewer who may want to see more. The inventiveness of Fear the Walking Dead goes much further as the credits change episodes into episodes in order to highlight the things that should be followed very soon. The episode was full of good surprises from start to finish in order to see a little more of the group’s life at The Diamond. But the way it’s all done has never seemed surreal and it’s very good news, especially when we remember some of the problematic intrigues we’ve seen in Fear the Walking Dead.

The water park is a welcome change of place in the series. I would say that the season would have been much more terrifying if it had happened at night but hey, it’s already well enough done so that we do not have to criticize. If I like the character of Naomi, recently arrived this year, I still have some doubts about his real intentions. She seems to be someone trustworthy but like Charlie finally. Even her innocent conversation with Alicia about the churros leaves me a little pensive about it. I guess Fear the Walking Dead has something in store with her that might implicate her in something much less friendly to our group of characters. But at times, I wonder what justifies the killing of others when behind there is nothing to recover. The back and forth between flashbacks during the episode can still be polarizing for viewers (four episodes straight!), but the story development is quite good so far. Lets hope that there will be less flashbacks for the rest of the season. The water park? I will give it without any problem to the bad guys if it is to have life saved. But in the world of Fear the Walking Dead they could still be killed, even if they do not rebel. It’s still damn strange at times. But man is a wolf for the man. This is what we must remember from this series and his big sister. The big revelation is that Naomi is John’s girlfriend. All this surprised me in the good sense of the term, which allows once again to change the story and characters.

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Fear The Walking Dead just pulled off the biggest death since Carl Grimes on The Walking Dead

Three episodes into the newest season of Fear The Walking Dead and the new show runners pulled a major plot twist. Yes, they killed Nick Clark on yesterday’s episode “Good Out Here” as social media across all platforms exploded as everyone wanted to know why would they do this to the main character of the show. He has been the focal point of the show since the very first episode and he was the only character besides Madison and Walker that was very interesting for me to get behind. During the episode, Nick kills one of The Vultures while he was debating with Morgan. The Vulture that he killed is also the guardian of the young girl, Charlie, that we have seen on last week’s episode. Morgan has warned Nick beforehand about killing the guy and he did so and in retaliation, the girl shoots Nick at the stomach. He then fell down as the other characters watched in horror realizing that he has died.

Although i will praise AMC for their unpredictably for doing this move, this makes me question why did they not have him killed off at the season 3 finale when the large dam exploded. Everyone was about to send their pitchforks towards Scott Gimple but that was not the case as he (Frank Dillane) requested to leave the show.

“It actually goes back to season three, before Ian and I even came aboard,” Fear The Walking Dead co-showrunner Andrew Chambliss told the Hollywood Reporter. “Frank Dillane had asked the producers and AMC if he could leave the show, because he wanted to pursue other opportunities. One of the first things we were tasked with when we came on to run season four was to really find a story that would give Nick a fitting sendoff. He’s been with the show from day one, so it was very important to us and to Frank to find a death for him that was emotional and one that would ripple forward throughout the storytelling. “

Killing a very popular character right in the beginning of the season is a huge risk. Last season, Travis was killed off and he was starting to become a popular character. Will the rest of the season actually be saved after this major death, Time will tell and all of us will have to find out. The biggest problem is, the other characters are not fully developed yet and it will take more than Morgan to save the rest of the season.

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