I don’t want to waste my time or yours so I’ll keep it short with this review of Fear The Walking Deads last terrible excuse for an episode of television.
Basically this is what happens: Strand tricks Alicia into getting into the tower and Daniel walks in because he thinks Ofelia is there, because Luciana lied to him. That lie led Wes to join Strand, where he quickly became a true believer in Strand, his methods, and the promise of the tower itself.
Strand then reveals to Alicia that he considers her his daughter and just wants to prove to her that he can create something beautiful where everyone can be safe. He doesn’t explain why he had to go all-out villain to do that and throw people off rooftops, hire hitmen to kill kids etc. It seems like an odd way to accomplish his stated goal, though by the end of the episode he does. flip-flopped and decided Alicia will never forgive him, so why should he play ball?
Wes meanwhile decides that Strand has gone soft and manages to turn Strand’s own men against him. Over the course of about two episodes, Wes has now become the Big Bad of Fear the walking dead. The same Wes who used to happily paint trees with Alicia is now even angrier and more evil than Strand has become. Suddenly.
Daniel finds Charlie they are trying to pose as Ofelia before telling him the truth and he sits down with Charlie because I think she is the closest to a daughter too. They have Charlie in a bandana like she’s a chemo patient or something. It’s very stupid.
Wes finds them and there is a big fight and Daniel appears in the nick of time but is shot. Then Strand kills Wes with his saber and that’s it for Wes. He became a side character for a long time, a really nice guy who brought next to nothing to the table or the story, and then he became a villain for a few episodes and then he died. These guys really know how to write a compelling character arc!
Alicia wants to destroy the beacon at the top of the tower, because once the lights are out, the zombies will scatter and the Good Guys can attack the tower. I thought Morgan single-handedly got all the zombies around the tower to follow him, but I don’t think so. I mean, that happened in last week’s episode so obviously it no longer applies to this week’s episode.
Strand and Alicia eventually fight on the roof and the beacon falls and breaks and the Heroes of Texas can begin their tower invasion. Alicia connects her “transmitter” to the electrical gadget the beacon was connected to and radios everyone in texas that she needs their help and that they can build a community together. All these random strangers are sure to be completely reliable and fun to work with.
But alas, the tower catches fire and burns down and it looks like next week everyone will be looking for yet another safe place to live. Because if there’s one thing that’s always been true about this show and The living Dead, it is that if there is a community – good or bad – that our heroes come across, they will destroy it 100% and then move on. Strand has actually built up a pretty decent little community and it only took a few weeks for Morgan and Alicia to ruin everything. Good job guys! Maybe next time you’ll find your own fucking office building. Texas has a few, I’m pretty sure.
So yeah, this was a really stupid episode, ending a really stupid conflict over a stupid office building that’s now a smoldering ruin. is strict. † † kind of a good guy again thanks to him who killed Wes, the real villain of this season. And now they’re all screwed and allowed to go through the nuclear wasteland of Texas. What a joke.
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