There Are Some Spoilers In Our Fear The Walking Dead: Good Out Here Review
Good Out Here is the third episode of this season of Fear The Walking Dead and in this episode both Morgan and Madison try and help Nick with his issues. Our two groups struggle to come together as a team, with things between Morgan’s group and Madison’s group being quite tense.
I was looking forward to seeing this week’s episode as last week’s one ended very intriguingly with the reveal of the villain. This week there was a lot of focus on what Madison’s group were doing with Morgan’s group. Morgan’s people early on in the episode were captured and tied up, with their truck being driven by Madison’s group to the location of the flag. But things quickly get turned around and it’s Madison’s people who end up captured after a scuffle in the truck.
The scuffle causes the truck to go off-road and gets stuck and this leads to the group getting split up. Alicia and the rest go to find some way to get the truck out of its spot and Nick and Morgan stay with the truck, Morgan is injured. What goes on, on the side of Alicia’s group isn’t really the main focus of the episode and nothing too interesting happens on their side other than that they are I guess the part that helps to move the plot forward, where the focus of this episode is, is on Nick.
Nick as we saw last week is still quite messed up after what happened to his character at the end of season 3. This episode devotes quite a bit of time into building on that idea and we watch Nick both in the present with Morgan and in the past with Madison try to work out these issues.
Much of the episode that takes place in the present is shown to us with a black and white filter, similar to how episode 1 of this season was. But as the episode progressed, you can see that quite a few things are coloured in this filter, one of those colours that’s made to stand out is blue. We see blue cars, blue jeans and eventually the blue flowers. Up until the end when we saw Madison take Nick to see the flowers, I had noticed the colouring of the blue things in the episode, but had been thinking it was maybe to do with something I missed in the last few episodes. But at the end you see it’s because of the flowers and the beauty of the world they’re meant to represent. I thought that the mixing in of the colouring of the episode’s filter, with the theme and the final meaning of the episode was quite interesting and I enjoyed seeing this style put into the episode.
What was even more surprising to me though was that Nick is actually killed off, right here in episode 3! This is a character who apart from Madison is someone I never thought would be killed off in the show. I had thought his character a bit odd this season and even in this episode I didn’t really get why, but it seemed something was off. I had noticed a storyline with him and this episode looked to be the first in what was a long line of episodes that would aim to develop his character’s issues, but to kill him? I never expected that at all! To be honest I’m actually really disappointed.
After the episode aired I went on Twitter to see what other thought of Nick leaving the show and read that actually it was Frank Dillane who wanted out. There’s a really great article on EW’s site which details quite a bit about what went on behind the scenes. Take a look at it right here if you’re interested. I thought that Frank Dillane did exceptionally well with the role he played and particularly towards the end of season 3, the guy was excellent and one of my favourite characters in the show. I wish him well with his future, but kind of wish he didn’t want out of the show and stayed because Nick was a pretty great character to watch each week.
Everyone saw Nick die at the end of this episode and I think going forward there’s going to be a lot of mourning and this will probably effect quite a lot of characters in the future. I’m really curious to see what happens next week. The Nick arc with him struggling with the issues of season 3 has now ended and it looks to me like Morgan’s group and Madison’s group have come together at the end of this. Possibly there’s more tensions to come, but where to from here I wonder?
Fear The Walking Dead airs every Monday on Showcase on Foxtel at 1:30pm and 7:30pm. Weekly reviews and episode discussions on Resident Entertainment.
Fear The Walking Dead: Blackjack Review
There Are Spoilers In Our Fear The Walking Dead: Blackjack Review – Episode Discussion
So the latest episode of Fear The Walking Dead just aired and this one allowed us to catch up with a couple of old characters that have been long absent for many episodes now such as Victor and Luciana. Blackjack also progresses with Morgan’s leadership of his new group and their box maintenance business.
The side of the episode which focused on Strand was all about the character being stuck. At this point it seems that Strand isn’t really going anywhere at all and his character I guess is in limbo right now. Luckily he wasn’t stuck on his own and had John Dorie there to motivate Victor to get back into the main plot of the show. It seems by the time the episode ended the two characters were well on their way to possibly meeting up with Morgan and the rest of the group very soon. I was a little disappointed with the Strand story line in this episode. It was long and stretched out and nothing all that much happened at all.
Luciana gets a bit of a better tale. She ends up helping a stranger who she finds and he’s a little injured. Luciana does a lot of good work in this episode and helps the old man quite a bit. This episode does help the Luciana character a little in that it establishes her as a good person.
Like last week though after June helped a sick Althea, Morgan is heard on the radio. Luciana will likely meet up with Morgan in the future as well and I think the same thing will happen to all characters in the show, even Alicia who is seen for a minor moment in this episode.
Morgan’s side of the story is where things are a little interesting. There’s a massive threat to his group from a single woman who seems to be named on IMDB only as ‘filthy woman’ right now. She’s stolen the SWAT truck, turned a couple of people into walkers and is now opening fire on the road on Morgan’s truck and his group. The episode ends in a cliffhanger after her attack, although I’m willing to bet quite safely that no one dies from the incident as Morgan did yell to everyone to get down.
As far as the Morgan arc is going. I am not too sure I like the angle they are taking with the villain. It makes no sense to me that she would be that triggered by the boxes Morgan is leaving around. Although this may be explained later, but for now it seems far fetched to go to all these lengths such as attacking Morgan’s group which is armed and everything else she’s doing so far. I’m curious to see where they are going with this arc, but so far to me she doesn’t seem to be a very strong villain as villains go in Fear The Walking Dead.
Overall this episode did quite a bit to bring more characters into the Morgan leadership arc. There’s a villain after his group and they’re having trouble with her as Morgan hasn’t really done anything at all to strike back yet. I’d be interested to see what happens when Alicia meets up with everyone else as she seems to be the most ruthless of our heroes at the moment.
Fear The Walking Dead: Weak Review
There Are Spoilers In Our Fear The Walking Dead: Weak Review
So the latest episode of Fear The Walking Dead just went to air and this week our characters who have become separated from each other in recent weeks continue to try to find their way after the hurricane. This episode also further introduces us to some of the newer characters.
One of the interesting parts of this episode was the development of Althea. I feel like that out of the characters introduced this year, this is the character that’s been focused on the least, but probably has a lot of potential to be interesting. In this episode the character becomes sick and someone steals her SWAT vehicle. The vehicle is quite precious to her and she can barely handle being without it.
One of the opportunities that I felt was missed out on with this episode was that really they could have used Althea’s moment of need in this episode to further develop her character. The show has been quite known recently to use flashbacks to earlier times to tell the story of a character’s past, but this didn’t happen here at all. We could have just got a little monologue about why the SWAT vehicle was so important to her, but we didn’t. I felt it was just a big missed opportunity to develop her character and the importance of the vehicle to her.
Much of the episode had focused in on Morgan, the new characters from last week and Althea and June. These two groups are separated and are hearing each other on the walkie talkies. The episode did a lot to reunite the two groups together. By the end of this week’s episode, it seemed that Morgan was starting to emerge as the leader of this new group of people. I’ve been noticing that his character is developing or moving towards leading and advising rather than following and advising. This is a nice direction for the character and I look forward to seeing Morgan’s character arc progress in the future.
Towards the end of the episode we see what appears to be the mid-season villain take out a minor character that caused June some trouble early on in this episode. The main reason this ends up important is because the woman now possesses the SWAT vehicle, which is armoured and has mounted guns. This would be a massive threat if used against Morgan and the rest of this group.
What I missed this week was that we didn’t get any new details on what Alicia is up to. Also where in the world is Victor Strand? What is he even doing? It was overall a good episode, but one that I felt missed quite a few opportunities to develop characters further. It mainly acted as an episode to reunite characters who were separated after the hurricane happened. Hope to see something more next week.
Fear The Walking Dead – The Code Review
There Are Spoilers In Our Fear The Walking Dead – The Code Review
Apologies to many readers as I was a little behind on Fear The Walking Dead episodes these past two weeks, but have now caught up and have watched the latest one today which aired not long ago.
As a general comment, as I didn’t review the last two episodes on the site. I wasn’t a big fan of the mid-season premiere but thoroughly enjoyed last week’s episode and I think it might be the best episode of the season so far.
This week in The Code, the episode is entirely focused on Morgan (Lennie James). The character has become a little lost due to the massive hurricane and is completely separated from the group. It seems to be a bit of a character trait for Morgan to do a lot of travelling in both this show and in The Walking Dead. This episode is no exception and has Morgan travelling massive distances like no one else before him.
This episode I feel gives us a chance to possibly see and predict what’s to come for the second half of this season. During Morgan’s wandering about he comes across a group of people who leave messages around the place and in different locations. It basically says to take what you need and leave what you don’t. These stations act as a supply point for groups in the area but Morgan doesn’t really know who is running it. What bothers me about this story and Morgan being involved in it is that he’s been in 7 seasons of The Walking Dead. Surely he would know that a group who can do all this with all these supply points must be organised in some way and if they cover that much land surely they should be dangerous and be approached with caution?
Eventually Morgan comes across two survivors who at first seem to be the ones doing it all and they seem like great people! But actually they are quite deceptive and dodgy people to deal with. These two new characters are Wendell (Daryl Mitchell) and Sarah (Mo Collins). My impression of these two characters is that while they are a bit dodgy and don’t have the best motives, I feel that they might not be as bad as the person we see at the end of the episode. Now I didn’t catch her name but there’s a woman we see in the final scene that was listening to Morgan’s messages on the radio and is now coming to get him. What this person is I have no idea, but she might be the lead in to some greater danger for our characters later on. I guess we’ll have to wait for next week to see that.
Overall as an episode I like what was happening here with Morgan’s journey. We are now set up with a couple of new and interesting characters which could lead into something very interesting in the next episode. What I’m hoping for the rest of the season though is that they don’t sideline Alicia’s (Alycia Debnam-Carey) character in favour of the new ones as keeping her out of things too long won’t be great at all for the show. Alicia’s really one of the few remaining originals left and I want to follow her and those original characters journeys the most (RIP Madison and Nick).
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