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Season 2, Episode 20-21 – The two hour finale of the second season felt like one large episode that brought us to some of the darkest places we’ve been on this show–or its sister series–yet. Cliffhangers abound but there were some tremendous payoffs that make the episodes worth the watch.
The penultimate episode of Fear the Walking Dead‘s second season was short on action and zombie deaths, but heavy on emotion.
For everything answered on this episode of Fear the Walking Dead, two more questions popped up.
There’s something different about these back half episodes of Fear the Walking Dead‘s second season, and it’s made the show feel a little more lively, a little more like the plot is moving at a faster quip: the cutting.
Fear the Walking Dead explores a classic apocalyptic theme in “Do Not Disturb.” There’s a thing in storytelling called the promise of the premise and Fear the Walking Dead chose to go in another direction early on.
Fear the Walking Dead turns to faith when it comes to accepting the world of “Los Muertos.” There are four major movements for this week’s story: The Abigail is missing, Strand and Madison get drunk and invite every zombie to brunch, Nick gets involved with the faith movement at his new colony, and Alicia gets separated from Ofelia when she stops for a shower.
And we’re back! The mid-season premiere of Fear the Walking Dead was a very Nick-centric episode. The episode did bring some great suspenseful moments, allowed the character of Nick to develop a bit, and shed some light on the history of the Clark family and how their world was shattered long before the zombie apocalypse even happened.
Foggy character motivations, a show centered around unbelievable people… Fear The Walking Dead might have an amazing cast but it’s getting tougher and tougher to buy what they’re selling, especially in this week’s midseason finale.
We’ve seen this same plotline elsewhere, but Fear The Walking Dead‘s sixth episode of season two is finally taking some previously humdrum main cast in interesting directions.
Fear The Walking Dead provides its best episode of the season as Alicia and Jack drive the episode, in desperate need of saving.
Fear The Walking Dead gets some life breathed into it with Strand’s backstory, a boat invasion, and a few new characters.
The third episode of the second season, entitled “Ouroboros” brought us some excitement in a beach battle, as well as some actual advancements in the plot, with Strand finally coming clean about their destination (at least partially).
The Fear The Walking Dead crew comes ashore to find things are just as boring and inconsequential there as they are at sea!
In the Season 2 premiere, the Fear The Walking Dead characters find the sea isn’t any safer than land, and that the relationships of the people on board Strand’s yacht are choppier than the waters.
Last night’s finale, though, gave us plenty of guts and gore to hold us over until season two. Particularly the soldier who was bitten and ran unknowingly around a helicopter into it’s whirling blade, dicing his head satisfyingly in a splatter of blood. That was awesome.
I’m not quite sure why the title of the series is called Fear The Walking Dead when the dead are so sparsely seen throughout its first 5 episodes that it’s difficult to fear them for more than a minute at a time. What we’re really left to fear are human beings, soldiers and citizens, and after this last episode, that might not be cutting it.
It’s funny that right when things were heating up to a good level of tension and intrigue, the Fear the Walking Dead creators decided to jump us ahead a week or so in the fourth installment of the first season, deescalating what they’d taken their time building in the first three episodes. But it’s for the best.
The third episode of freshman series Fear the Walking Dead was a strong, if predictable, showing. Still, I’m inclined to think the creators do have some tricks up their sleeves for us, and am eager to see how their short six-episode season rounds out.
Is it just me, or is anyone else just waiting for the damn zombies to start attacking en masse already? The one or two zombie kills we’re getting an episode just seem so… small-scale and, well, not scary, after all the lunacy we’ve seen on The Walking Dead.
Those looking to get their zombie fix may be better off streaming old episodes of The Walking Dead; there isn’t a whole lot of undead action in the premiere episode of the spin-off series. Which isn’t to say that it’s bad–it’s not, it’s solid–but it may feel like a lower-stakes, “okay, okay, get on with it” version of its predecessor.