Ranking the top 5 moments from “Fear the Walking Dead” season 5 episode 7: “I’ll Hold Them Off”

Happy Monday TV fans!  After watching AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead season 5 episode 7, I realized that “all life is precious,” but it’s important to value your own life just as much as the lives of the people around you.  Sometimes it may seem like sacrifice is the answer, but “impossible shit” still happens so it’s important to keep believing.  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch the latest episode yet.  In last night’s episode, “Still Standing,” Alicia continues to take out walkers like a boss, desperately trying to get Annie and the other kids to come with her.  Meanwhile, Morgan tries to help Victor and Charlie, and Al opens up to June.  My top 5 moments from Fear the Walking Dead season 5 episode 7 are:

5

“We are both exactly where we’re supposed to be.”

In the beginning of the episode, Alicia takes out the walkers in her way and tries to get through to Annie and the kids.  She explains that she just wants to help, but Annie tells her that she never should have come there.  Meanwhile, Morgan tries to reach Victor and Charlie, who get creative when it comes to setting up a barrier to protect themselves against the radioactive walkers.  Alicia continued to impress me with her perseverance, but Annie was starting to really get on my nerves.  Alicia has placed herself in danger repeatedly to help these children, but is the risk worth it?

4

“I lied to you…”

We check in with John and Dwight for a little while and John continues to have second thoughts about showing Dwight the letter from Sherry.  However, he eventually hands him the letter and apologizes for not giving it to him sooner.  Dwight actually handles it remarkably well and focuses on the fact that he believes that Sherry is still alive.  He even points out that “impossible shit happens” so perhaps he will see Sherry again one day, but it doesn’t look that is going to happen anytime soon, as Dwight now realizes that he needs to help John.  I am really enjoying the friendship and bond between these two and I hope we continue to get some screen time for them.

3

“You are not dead yet.”

Morgan continues to let positivity be his guide, as he tries to help his friends.  After taking a quick tour of Grace’s house before using her truck, Morgan decides to suit up in his hazmat suit so that he can help Grace.  The generator has failed and they are running out of time, but Morgan refuses to give up on her, reminding her that her life matters.

Grace also gives Morgan some advice as well and tells him that “you think everyone’s life is more important than yours” and she may be on to something here.  It seems like both Morgan and Alicia are focusing so much on helping others that they are forgetting about their own lives in the process.  Morgan has been giving out so much advice in season 5 and I thought it was necessary and spot on for Grace to return the favor here.

2

“What do you say to someone who is missing a piece of themselves?”

One of my absolute favorite moments was when we took some time to follow Al and June.  The plane is out of fuel, but luckily Al knows where to find some after her encounter with Isabelle.  Al finally takes June up on her offer and opens up to her about meeting Isabelle.  Of course she doesn’t tell her everything, but she does take the time to explain that she felt something she hadn’t felt in a long time, but knows that she will never see her again.

June’s advice really touched me.  She tells Al that when she thought she would never seen John again, she was grateful for the time they spent together.  She chooses to still believe and tells Al that she will see Isabelle again one day.  While I’m not sure that we will see Isabelle anytime soon, I thought this moment was so real and touching.  It really spoke to me and I’m hoping that June and John are not separated again because I can’t handle it!

1

“I don’t know what you did but I know you made up for it.”

A group of walkers begin to get through Annie’s perimeter and the children are in immediate danger.  Max and Dylan beg Annie to just let Alicia help and she finally agrees.  Alicia runs across the bridge like a boss and takes out walkers left and right.  You can’t help rooting for her in moments like these, as she is a fighter and a complete bad-ass!  However, our girl Alicia is not invincible and she ends up taking out a radioactive walker.  The blood reaches her face and she recognizes that she has just been exposed here.

Alicia doesn’t give up; however, as she continues to give the kids a chance to get to safety.  Morgan radios over to Alicia at the end of the episode and she lies and tells him that she’s OK.  Morgan tells her that it’s time they start living their own lives in addition to helping others and Alicia agrees, realizing that perhaps she doesn’t have too much living left.

Alicia Clark is the heart and soul of this show and she is played brilliantly by Alycia Debnam-Carey.  She continues to impress me again and again and I am wondering what this means for the fate of her character.  Is there any chance that Alicia will be OK?  I’m not so sure, but I’m holding on to the impossible hope that she will be OK somehow.  Maybe the radioactive walker was marked in error or perhaps there is a chance that the blood was somehow not contaminated?

Alicia is the last Clark standing and I’m not sure that I can handle a world without her.  It was heartbreaking enough losing her as Lexa on The 100 and I can’t do it again here!  It looks like we have a lot of action coming our way in episode 8 now that the alarms have sounded, so we will have to 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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