We are ten episodes into the current season of Fear The Walking Dead and it is time for Daniel Salazar to be the center of an episode. “Handle With Care” is the name of the episode and the plot focuses on Daniel’s deteriorating mental state as he might have Alzheimer’s disease.
I wanted to feel for the character this time around. Yet, prior in the season, Daniel conceded that he faked his mental decline. So I would scrutinize this time again if in the event that it was genuine. Furthermore, even Morgan isn’t sure if Daniel was faking it. Yet, on a superficial level without considering that, it is dismal to see Daniel go through this.
The structure of this episode is choppy, despite the fact that Ruben Blades was excellent in it. Was it Daniel or the mysterious new party that set off the explosions? This ties in with what I previously said about believing what is real and what is not coming out of Daniel’s mouth. However, the scene in which Daniel and Strand were conversing at the cell location is fantastic and demonstrates why these two have such a strong bond.
I’d also like to mention Dwight and Sherry’s current situation. What did the writers do with the characters? For her, it’s all or nothing. I realize she’s already broken on the inside, so how can Sherry leaving Dwight over and over again help? These two have been looking for each other for almost a year, and the fact that they are at odds is not something I do not like.
I’m excited to see what the rest of this season has in store for me. There needs to be more answers about the new mysterious group as there are only six more episodes after “Handle With Care.”