Happy Monday TV fans! After watching AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead season 5 episode 10, I realized that sometimes knowing the truth isn’t necessarily better. We need to hold on to the belief that there is a tomorrow and make every day truly count. Whether that means following through on a promise or making someone smile, there are endless possibilities to make our days truly meaningful. Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch the latest episode yet.
In last night’s episode, “210 Words Per Minute,” Morgan and Grace try to help someone named Chuck and wind up on an extreme escalator adventure at a shopping mall. Meanwhile, Dwight goes off on a dangerous mission of his very own and Morgan makes a tough decision. My top 5 moments from Fear the Walking Dead season 5 episode 10 are:
“We’re not doing careful. We’re doing right.”
That may be, but Dwight seems to be a little bit more worried about Logan and his men than Morgan. Dwight has been there before with the Saviors and realizes that Logan and his people may not see the good they are trying to do, but Morgan is going to keep helping others no matter what.
We know that Logan wants gas and he wants to find out where the oil fields are, but we still don’t understand his full agenda just yet. We’ve had a lot of setup for Logan and I’m anxious to find out what he truly has planned for our favorite characters.
“Someone gave me a second chance and it’s the same chance I’m giving you.”
Dwight decides to head off on his own mission and anticipates that one of Logan’s men will follow him. Dwight doesn’t get too much information out of the man, but things get a little intense when the man starts burning one of Sherry’s letters. Dwight could have easily taken a route of revenge here, but he gives the man a chance instead and decides to let him go, proving that he is really taking a leap of faith here.
Is it the right call? I’m not so sure, but I think this was an important step for Dwight as a character and you can tell that he is truly trying to change. Sometimes you just need to take one step at a time, but I’m curious to see what Dwight does next. I’m really glad he is getting the opportunity to shine on Fear TWD, similar to Morgan.
“Give me the chance to do something real while I can.”
So, I have been interested in Grace’s character for a while now and I’m really glad that we finally got the chance to learn more about her in this episode. Morgan agrees to help Grace get to the Urgent Care in the shopping mall so that she can determine how sick she is after she faints in the beginning of the episode. This leads to some beyond adorable moments between these two, as we actually get to witness Morgan smile!
Morgan is amused that Grace thinks jelly beans are called “candy beansies,” but he also has a blast using a remote control car to lure away the walkers in the mall. After initially hesitating, Morgan does open up, sharing some stories about his son and his own remote control car and Grace talks about her past as well. It’s hard to deny the spark forming between these two, but is Morgan truly ready to embrace a chance at happiness for himself?
After an intense close call with the walkers on the escalator, Morgan and Grace discover that Chuck is still alive. Chuck made it to the rooftop, just wanting to see the stars one last time and Grace is able to make that happen with a projection since it is a cloudy night. Chuck thinks it is perfect and is beyond grateful that they answered his call for help.
This moment was important because you could truly see that what Morgan and the others are doing matters. This moment also impacts Grace, as she realizes that every single day counts and perhaps she doesn’t have to be scared of starting something she may not be able to finish after all. Although, listening to A Tale of Two Cities in its entirety is quite the challenge.
“That’s being alive…really alive.”
After the encounter with Chuck, Grace realizes that she doesn’t want to find out how sick she is and decides that she is “just going to believe there’s more than today.” Morgan reminds her how brave she is and the two of them share a beyond sweet moment together on the carousel. I have to say that this may be one of my favorite moments on the show, as Morgan finally lets go and reveals a glimmer of happiness.
Only later on, Morgan realizes that perhaps he isn’t ready to move on and decides to head off to find Al instead of going along with Grace. Is it because he still feels guilty over his wife and son or is it because he feels that he simply doesn’t deserve a chance at happiness right now? I’m not sure, but when Morgan drives away with tears in his eyes, I was crying my eyes out. So incredibly heartbreaking!
Is there any hope for Morgan and Grace? I’m not so sure, but I thought this was a really touching episode. Oh and PS, Dwight getting a haircut from Daniel was everything! 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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