Happy Monday TV fans! After watching AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead season 5 episode 6, I realized that “more things are possible than impossible,” but what happens when you lose that last faint glimmer of hope? How do you keep going? Do you hold on to the dream or do you face reality and stop searching for the impossible? Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch the latest episode yet. In last night’s episode, “The Little Prince,” the group works together to fix the plane, but they are running out of time. Meanwhile, everyone takes a moment to share something about their feelings, connecting to the people around them. My top 5 moments from Fear the Walking Dead season 5 episode 6 are:
“Off the record…”
Al went through quite the emotional roller coaster in episode 5, but she is trying to stay on track now and fix the plane. Of course that’s easier said than done, but we take a brief moment for her and June to talk. June recognizes that perhaps Al went through something when she was taken and reminds her that she once allowed her to talk about everything off the record, now giving Al the chance to do the same.
Al doesn’t share with June, but I thought this was a sweet moment and I actually really like the friendship between these two. There are a lot of similarities between both characters and they both know what it’s like to shut people out, but it’s great to see that they are now developing so much and growing as characters.
“If you don’t do what I say, there’s gonna be another meltdown.”
Even though the majority of the episode is focused on filler share time for the group, we do get some drama, as we get to see Grace again in this episode. Grace radios over to Morgan and explains that she needs their generator because the one she was using failed. Grace explains that if the generator works, it will buy them some time, but that they better fix that plane soon. No pressure guys!
“These things are always complicated.”
During the episode, John and Dwight continue their search for Sherry and Dwight doesn’t seem like he is initially up for any over sharing. However, John continues to open up to him and shows him the scrabble letters he carries around with him from when June first revealed that she loved him. I think it’s beyond sweet that John still holds on to them and I am still shipping John and June so much!
Dwight recognizes that John is a good person and sees the world a certain way. He finally opens up a little bit about Sherry and explains that “she chose to give up everything” for him. John finds a clue in the diner and ends up discovering an infinity note from Sherry or “Honey” in the car. He reads the letter and discovers that this is the last letter that Sherry plans on writing, telling Dwight that she wants him to move on.
Dwight can tell that Sherry was there and is clearly excited and hopeful over this discovery, but John lies to him and tells him that he didn’t find anything. While I think that Dwight has a right to get some closure here, John recognizes that something like this would completely crush him and he decides to keep that glimmer of hope still going. Is it the right call? I’m not so sure, but I completely understand where John is coming from and I think he did this out of the goodness of his heart. Then again, Dwight also deserves the truth.
“Just make sure you’re doing what they really asked.”
While the group is trying to fix the plane, Annie tries to convince Max and Dylan to leave with her. Alicia explains that it’s not safe and desperately tries to get through to Annie. Annie finally releases the guard around her and tells Alicia what happened with their parents. She watched them all get sick after they were exposed to the radioactive walkers and was told to keep the group of children safe. Annie has been carrying this burden around with her this entire time, which is no easy task for anyone. Alicia recognizes where she is coming from and tells her that she constantly thinks about the last thing her own mother told her.
Annie still seems convinced that the right decision is to go back to hiding behind the dead, but Alicia asks her an important question, wondering if Annie finds surrounding herself with the dead easier than surrounding herself with the living. Alicia understands what it feels like to want to run away, but she has gone through something very similar and wants to help Annie too. Annie and the kids ultimately leave, but Alicia decides that she’s going in, even though she will need to make her way through a large group of walkers. While Alicia Clark is my favorite zombie super hero, she is outnumbered here, but it looks like she is not giving up without a fight!
“Roads are not a necessary ingredient to this journey.”
While the group is working on the plane, Victor, Charlie, and Sarah continue to try and work on things on their end, but they don’t know how they are going to get to their friends. It seems like the answer has been in front of them the whole time, as Charlie shows them a picture of our dear good friend Jimbo, sparking the idea to use his inflatable beer hot air balloon to reach their friends.
It looks like everything is working out, but Victor cannot find the perfect “coaster” to land on, as they end up having to put the balloon down very quickly, losing contact with Morgan over the radio. Victor and Charlie are completely surrounded by walkers and they know that Morgan warned them to stay away from them, but will they be able to get out of this jam unharmed? Luckily, Morgan has a new staff and he is going in, much like Alicia. Let’s hope he can reach them in time! Stay tuned!
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