Fear the walking dead season 4 episode 10 review: close your eyes

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Now we know. The Walking Dead‘s Morgan Jones came to lớn Texas—and Fear the Walking Dead—by way of the Heaps, a backfired Rick Grimes pep talk and a whole lot of, well, walking. Và yes, the shows’ timelines vì chưng align, at least for now.

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But I’m hard-pressed to call the relief brought about in finally knowing those things the best part of FWTD’s strong Season 4 opener. Because, as promised, we have ourselves some more new characters. Và the two we met tonight are pretty great.

So with Morgan not eager to bond, Garret Dillahunt’s gunslinging John Dorie desperate khổng lồ bond and Maggie Grace’s nosy journalist Althea not caring one way or the other as long as they talk about it, here are our đứng đầu 8 takeaways from Fear The Walking Dead’s Season 4 premiere, “What’s Your Story?”

1. Victory or otherwise, Morgan’s done with Virginia and everybody in it.

As we begin, TWD‘s Carol (Melissa McBride), Jesus (the shifty Paul Rovia one, played by Tom Payne) and Rick (Andrew Lincoln) all pay a visit to lớn Morgan, who is camped out in the Heaps. Though each try a different tack, their message is pretty much the same: Morgan saved people, he cares about people, he belongs with people & they would still really like to be those people.

“You can hide, but you can’t run,” Rick tells him—twice, even, so Morgan knows he means it.

Morgan runs, anyway. With more verve than he’s exhibited in a while and seemingly more spurred on by that whole “you know what it is” khuyễn mãi giảm giá than Rick’s double-dog-dare. Yeesh, Dead Gavin. Way khổng lồ ruin a guy for good.


Everyone sing: “Oh Morgan would walk ten thousand miles! và Morgan would walk ten thousand more … .” Lennie James as Morgan Jones

I’m guessing there are precious few Fear fans who’ve never at least dabbled in The Walking Dead. If you happen khổng lồ be one, you’ll probably fare just fine with the takeaway that Morgan’s a troubled guy from Atlanta who talks softly và carries a big stick, like Garbo would really lượt thích to be alone, eschews killing … và really should have known that shot lớn the knee was coming.

2. Texas is so big that you can go a whole year without finding anyone to lớn talk to.

Ain’t that right, John Dorie? That’s right. So, when Morgan pops up behind the walker Garret Dillahunt’s book-reading, popcorn-loving, quick-shooting mã sản phẩm of devotion shoots down, the cowboy’s downright delirious for some human company. So delirious that he follows Morgan into harm’s way over và over again.

Seems that after talking only to lớn himself for an entire year, he “started khổng lồ enjoy the conversation a little too much” & he’s not about to lớn let that happen again. He misses words. Platypus. Pasta. Potable. Verbose. Even when Morgan rejects him a third time, he still gives the guy the gift of socks—ones with popcorn boxes on them—and then follows his reluctant new bestie, anyhow.


“Aw, shoot … .” Garret Dillahunt as John Dorie. Photo Credit: Richard Foreman, Jr/AMC

3. John Dorie Is One Lovesick Cowpoke.

Seems a woman named Laura showed on his doorstep one day (pre- or post-apocalypse he doesn’t say) and stayed just long enough lớn play blackjack, teach him khổng lồ tolerate licorice và steal the cowboy’s heart. Somewhere out there, she still has a pearl-handled pistol that matches his own.

Their story didn’t have a happy ending, but it will. He’s sure of it. Or being sure of it gets him by, which, at this point is just as good. Hope disguised as love is a win-win situation.

Am I the only one who wonders if JD’s Laura could be Negan’s Laura? Enough to search the website for a picture of Lindsley Register’s neck tattooed badass toting a white-handled gun?

Nope. Just đen ones. But she proved herself a good egg in the Season 8 ender và who knows what she has stashed in her hope chest? There are lots of ladies’ names khổng lồ choose from, but Fear‘s writers still picked that one … và it would be some kind of fun to lớn think Register might join Lennie James in his new TV home.

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4. I feel much better about being a journalist should a zombie apocalypse transpire.

Yeah, I’ll still probably go out in the first wave.

Given her apparel, familiarity with an armored vehicle & solid negotiating skills, Maggie Grace’s tough-cookie Althea is Fear‘s version of Christiane Amanpour—seasoned in the ways of war & not afraid khổng lồ get, or play, dirty.

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But left lớn her own devices, she’s an asker, not a fighter, trading cigs & spicy ramen for people’s personal tales. What they’ve seen. Who’ve they’ve met. Where they’ve been. Where they’re going. John Dorie is happy lớn talk; he hasn’t done so in a year. Morgan, not so much.

What she aims to bởi vì with all this info is a mystery … but one that lends a fresh approach to the apocalypse—and lớn a show badly in need of something new.


Maggie Grace as Althea

5. The bad guys are, thus far, not too bright. Và they, too, attended The Rick Grimes Academy of Lousy Aim.

For as long as John Dorie went without encountering another soul, he and Morgan sure encounter some weaselly ones quickly when Morgan creeps away in the night and John tracks him down.

I hope against anything that the episode’s writers named the lead redneck Leland after Dog the Bounty Hunter’s son, but in either case, Leland và his little band of marauders give John and Morgan some trouble until Althea shows up và saves the day.

And though they’re gun-loving Texas fellers, they can’t hit a target literally lớn save their lives, though one does đoạn phim Morgan in the knee as he runs at the guy across wide-open trailer tops, because that’s smart. Or maybe Morgan’s just proving his theory that he doesn’t die for the new folks.

Eventually zombies contribute khổng lồ the thugs’ demise, but I give the baddies bonus points for nicknaming the pair Karate Man và the Gunslinger before they go.

6. Yes, that numbered flag at đứng đầu the trailer means something … but we don’t find out just yet.

The first one we get a peek at is a nice big “51” atop a trailer that imprisons the dead, the passed or the walkers, depending on who in our trio is talking about ’em. Althea says there’s more markers like it cropping up, but even she doesn’t know what they’re for. We get a better hint next episode.

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7. Morgan is still convinced his help … isn’t.

“I thảm bại people & then I thất bại myself,” he tells Althea, when he finally opens up (much, much more than I expected him to, but there’s backstory to tell). But he’s still compelled to test drive his ongoing theory that no matter what he does lớn be useful folks die anyway, this time on a gravely injured fellow he finds lying in a car.

The hurt guy—who gets downright pissy about Morgan’s gift of rubbing alcohol and a bandage—does nothing khổng lồ disprove that. If you thought the lone and stumbling walker, what with his long hair and flannel, was going to lớn be a vision of Jared telling Morgan he KNOWS what it is, you are not alone. Morgan, too.

And then, when the zombie turned around, if you thought he looked like Dead franchise multihypenate Greg Nicotero—well that one launched a healthy 10-minute debate here in this office. We settled on no. Too narrow in the nose & wrong chin.


“Er, Greg … did you vị your own makeup this morning?” Fear the Walking Dead Season 4 episode 1 walker

8. Strand, Luciana & the Clark kids live!

Back in Althea’s truck after all the trouble with Leland, the newbie trio barely get moving again before they spot another being in the road. A kneeling, wailing girl. Oh hey, Alicia! Way to lớn bait the strangers. Hey khổng lồ you, too, Strand, Nick and Luciana. Be nice to the newbies. They make your show better.

Of our major players, only Madison is now unaccounted for. But she stars in the show’s key art and is all over the adds so you know she lives. Next week’s episode tells us where, if not entirely why.

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So what did you think, Fear fans? & non-Fear fans? Does Morgan’s inclusion inspire you to watch the Walking Dead sister series, too?

If you’re already a tín đồ of Fear, are you excited about the new characters và what they might bring khổng lồ the show’s newly retooled, stripped down universe? Or does this feel like a cheat — a means of turning a show that was touted early as being an entirely different animal into a virtual replica of its predecessor?

For now, we’re cautiously optimistic. We found Season 3’s whole khuyến mãi with the ranch a bloody, dreary, overpopulated dumpster fire. The prospect of the very bộ vi xử lý core of vi xử lý core group coupled with some really interesting newbies (well, và the long march TWD’s Season 9 premiere) is, thus far, intriguing. That’s our story … and, for now, we’re sticking lớn it.