Happy Monday TV fans! After watching AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead season 5 episode 9, I realized that sometimes you have to truly ask yourself what to do with the time you have left. While some days may be easier than other days, it comes down to finding glimmers of goodness in the most unexpected places. Maybe not everyone is ready to help, but the smallest steps can often make the biggest impact. Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch the latest episode yet.
In last night’s episode, “Channel 4,” we catch up with our favorite characters…documentary style. Meanwhile, Morgan takes a wrong step that could have a fatal outcome, Alicia finds a new purpose, and John tells us about the “ugliest mustard” he has ever seen. My top 5 moments from Fear the Walking Dead season 5 episode 9 are:
“We haven’t stopped since…”
In the beginning of the episode, we catch up with our favorite characters, as Al continues to tape each one of them. We learn that they have continued to help others even after Logan’s cryptic warning at the end of the mid-season finale. Some of the characters open up more than others, but it looks like things haven’t changed too drastically since we last checked in with our Fear TWD family.
“Karma’s a bitch.”
During the documentary, we learn that no one really appreciates Sarah and Wendell’s trucker music…except for Sarah and Wendell. Sarah also fills us in and lets us know that Logan was playing them all along and just wanted to steal their gas. We see a clip of Sarah taking the truck and leaving Logan behind, which was funny to watch, but I can’t say that I was really surprised by this revelation. At least they didn’t drag out the reveal too much.
“She would have liked this.”
Our favorite zombie fighting super hero is taking somewhat of a break, as Alicia informs us that she has not killed a walker since after the plane. Alicia tries changing up her tasks and also takes some time to practice using her staff with Morgan. Alicia stumbles upon a tree beautifully decorated, which reads: “If you’re reading this, you’re still here.” The message hits home for Alicia and she even says that her mother would have really liked something like this.
I’m not sure if Alicia has quite found her Zen yet, but she does decide to track down the person leaving the messages, which gives us a new mission for our girl. Alicia has been broken before, but she somehow always manages to find her inner strength to pull through and I personally can’t wait to see what she does next.
Even though the majority of the episode had a slower transitional feel for me, we did get a little action with some landmines when the group goes to help a woman named Tess in need. After discovering that the woman’s husband is dead and tracking down the inhaler she needs for her young son, Morgan feels a connection to this one, which brings up feelings about his own wife and son.
Morgan tries to get to the house and steps on one of the landmines, but luckily Al has some experience with this…except she’s only about 50/50 sure that her plan will work. Luckily, Tess decides to step out of her house after two years to help save Morgan and everyone is OK for now, but this one was definitely a close call.
“Sometimes you just can’t say goodbye…”
After Morgan’s close call, he reveals that he understands that sometimes it is beyond difficult to say goodbye and realizes that he still hasn’t truly said goodbye to his wife and son and he’s not sure how to. I thought this was a beautiful and vulnerable moment for Morgan and I’m starting to understand more and more why he keeps busy by helping others.
Morgan still wants to help everyone and we get several motivational comments from everyone toward the end of the documentary, which was nice and all, but I was starting to think that nothing much was going to happen in this episode at all. We learn that the tapes are being used to inspire others to help, but it’s not going to be easy to convince everyone to change.
We do get somewhat of a setup at the very end and discover that Logan is far from gone, as we catch up with him and his new team. His team has plenty of bullets to go around, but they are still looking for gas. It looks like Logan’s boots weren’t really made for walking after all and he still has a score to settle, so our group better watch out. Let’s just hope the pace picks up for the next episodes because I am craving some walker frenzy action for sure. 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!
Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl
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