After twelve exhausting episodes of the current season of Fear The Walking Dead, we are finally at a great episode.
That is because Austin Amelio and Christine Evangelista carried this week’s episode with spectacular acting that got me to care for the characters. The big surprise is Dwight and Sherry are having a baby. Prior to this, Dwight and Sherry were bickering back and forth about protecting Mo and what the next move would be. Once that reveal became out in the open, Sherry had time to reflect to see Dwight as a father. Last year on Mother’s Day, it was Gracie’s baby that passed away. This year on Mother’s Day (When this aired on AMC+ one week ago) Sherry is pregnant! Let’s hope that nothing happens to their baby.
I also like that the on-screen chemistry between Austin and Christine is always on a top-tier level. Whether if they are in an action scene or a word-fueled speech, these two really bring the best out of each other. Look at how they interact as a couple. I felt every second of their lines being said. Shame that I cannot feel the same when Morgan and Alicia are speaking.
Morgan decided to steer the walker herd away from The Tower to the bunker that Alicia was in. What was the end goal here? It does not help that Morgan and Alicia were giving away their locations over the radio for Strand’s rangers to hear. Also, why is there so much emphasis of Mo being the future? I do not care about what they will do with Mo. I also do not care that Wes is suddenly a bad guy one episode in Strand’s Tower. At least Wes has something to do because the character has been directionless since his brother died.
I like Alicia. However, she is not convincing as a leader. I often have to remind myself that this “war” is starting but she does not have a plan. We are thirteen episodes in this season and I feel like we are still stuck on episode one with the way this story was mapped out. It needs to move fast in a logical way.
With those hiccups aside, this episode is so far the best of the second half of the current season.