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).