Ranking the top 5 moments from “Fear the Walking Dead” season 5 episode 4: “Ready, Skidmark?”

Happy Monday TV fans!  After watching AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead season 5 episode 4, I realized that sometimes you can find a friend in the most unlikely places.  It may seem like being alone is the answer, but we all need a friend every now and again.  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch the latest episode yet.  In last night’s episode, “Skidmark,” we learn more about Daniel and our new favorite character, Skidmark.  Meanwhile, Alicia begins to worry that Dylan may not be telling the truth, Max and Annie wind up in a dangerous situation, and Victor tries to make amends.  My top 5 moments from Fear the Walking Dead season 5 episode 4 are:


“Ready, Skidmark?”

I absolutely adore Daniel’s cat, Skidmark, and it was fun to witness the effective tag team of Daniel, or “Dan the Man,” as Sarah has now hilariously nicknamed him and his trusty cat, Skidmark.  Daniel puts a bell on Skidmark’s collar to distract the walkers, while he takes them out and begins disarming traps that are set up.  Skidmark is quite agile and is able to evade the hungry walkers, proving to be quite useful.  We learn that Daniel inherited the warehouse from whoever set the traps in the first place and he has been working on disarming them all.  Daniel is used to spending his time alone and enjoys a quick meal with Skidmark, but is he ready to be around others again?


“What’s it about…the book?  How can it help?”

Meanwhile, Dylan bonds with Luciana after Alicia and Morgan go out to investigate a camp that Dylan has supposedly seen.  The Little Prince makes an appearance again, as Dylan becomes curious about the story.  Luciana fills him in and these two bond over it.  Dylan helps Luciana fix the tower and eventually comes clean about lying.  He tells the group that he was scared, but it looks like Dylan’s heart is in the right place.  Dylan is even inspired enough by the story of The Little Prince to give Luciana a good idea as well about fixing the plane.  I thought this moment was sweet between these two, as Luciana helped Charlie previously with the book and it seems like she really has a knack for motherhood.


“I’m not gonna shoot you in the face…”

During the episode, Daniel and Victor continue to clash, as Daniel does not trust him and refuses to just hand over the plane.  Daniel claims that he is going to “save” Charlie, who he discovers hiding in the back of his truck, but Victor continues to try and prove that he has changed.  He tells the group about Ofelia and how he lied to Daniel to get something he needed.  When Daniel finally discovered the truth about Ofelia, it was too late and he wasn’t able to tell her what he needed to.

Later on, Charlie and Daniel get in a jam and Victor, Sarah, and Wendell come to their rescue.  Victor uses the plane to take out the herd of walkers in a gruesome way, but he saves Daniel, sacrificing the plane in the process.  Daniel recognizes that Victor is truly making an effort here, admitting his past mistakes and trying to make a difference now and tells him, “I’m not gonna shot you in the face,” which I guess is progress for these two.

Either way, I thought this was an important moment for both characters, as Victor finally takes some action rather than just talking about how he wants to do the right thing.  He may never be able to make up for what he did before, but that doesn’t mean he can’t change.  It was also fun to see some screen time for Sarah and Wendell here, who broke up the tension with some laughs as well.  I thoroughly enjoy both characters and hope we get some more screen time for them soon!


“What were you going to tell her?”

During the episode, Charlie forms a friendship with Daniel.  They bond over artichoke hearts and music…oh yeah and taking out walkers too!  Perhaps Charlie sees a lot of herself in Daniel, understanding what it means to be alone after you have lost someone you have truly cared for.  These two form a quick friendship and Charlie later asks Daniel what he wanted to tell Ofelia before she died.  Daniel confides in Charlie and tells her:  “That every day brings a chance to start over…a chance to get it right.”  Daniel recognizes that perhaps Charlie needed to hear this too.  Even though Ofelia is gone, Daniel is finally able to say these words out loud and he essentially helps another girl with them in the process.

Daniel asks Charlie to look after Skidmark, as he heads off to do some more work or soul searching perhaps, but it looks like Charlie got through to him and I thought this was a heartwarming moment for both characters.  Will we see Daniel again?  Let’s hope so, since there is a cigar waiting for him, but I’m super happy that Skidmark is now officially part of the group!


“What the hell is that?”

This was a jam-packed episode, as Max and Annie also find themselves in a dangerous situation, when Annie hurts her leg and a group of walkers closes in on them.  They had spotted a man in a black suit and helmet who had been taking down one of their barricades of walkers.  Luckily, our favorite dynamic duo, Alicia and Morgan, are there to save the day, but they quickly learn that these kids are not alone, as a group of children surround them, all holding weapons.  Alicia and Morgan realize that the camp is where their parents were and now they are all left alone.  Morgan explains that they can help each other and it looks like the kids are ready for a truce.

Before we can learn too much more, the kids tell them to get down and we see the helicopter with the 3 ringed symbol that picked up Rick and Anne/Jadis in The Walking DeadSo we are now presented with another interesting crossover.  I was very curious about the meaning behind “A” and “B” in TWD and I’m wondering if this will now be explored on Fear TWD.  What else will we discover?  We’ll have to wait and see, but it also looks like we will finally catch up with Al next week and I’m excited about that. Stay tuned!

I hope you enjoyed the list and feel free to post your own theories and thoughts on Fear the Walking Dead in the comments section below.  Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!

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