Ranking the top 5 moments from “Fear the Walking Dead” season 5 episode 10: “Candy Beansies”

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:

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“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.

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“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.

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“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?

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“It’s perfect…”

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.

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“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!

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My performance of the week ending 8/17/19 on TV goes to…

Lennie James as Morgan Jones on AMC’s Fear the Walking DeadOne of the best things to happen to the Fear TWD series was to have Lennie James join the cast.  Part of what makes Morgan so essential to the series is that someone who was previously lost and alone has now become the leader of the group.  He touches the lives of each character in one way or another and he continues to see the good in the world, even when it may seem like there is none left.  Please note some spoilers are ahead.

In season 5, Morgan has continued his mission of helping others in need, trying to do one good deed at a time.  It is inspiring, but I have been more moved by Morgan’s self-reflection, understanding that perhaps he needs to help himself as well, which is easier said than done.  It often seems like Morgan is always keeping busy so that he does not have to deal with his own inner pain and that comes out more in season 5, episode 9.

After Morgan risks his life to help a woman and child, Morgan is the one who needs saving and he has to put his full trust in someone else.  When Morgan opens up later in the episode, he finally starts talking about his own grief, realizing that he never truly said goodbye to his wife and son and that he doesn’t know how to.

This moment of sheer honesty and vulnerability really elevated Morgan’s character in my opinion.  He’s always in motion and he tries to help those around him, but he finally takes a second to talk about what he needs to do and how he is feeling.

What’s next for Morgan?  We’ll have to wait and see, but it will be interesting to find out what happens when he faces off with Logan.  Morgan is not to be underestimated, but is he able to do what is truly necessary to survive?  We have seen Morgan in similar situations before where he continues to try and fight for someone, even when they have shown their true colors again and again.

You have to admire Morgan’s willingness to continue to see that tiny sliver of goodness, but you also have to wonder if it will ultimately be his downfall.  Either way, Morgan is a true leader and he is so inspiring.  I love watching his interactions with every character and my favorite friendship is his one with Alicia.

Morgan sees so much of himself in Alicia and I love that he is doing everything he can to help her, reminding us that family is about more than blood.  Morgan may have lost his own family, but he has the opportunity to save his new family and you can’t help rooting for him.  I can’t wait to see what happens next!

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Spoiler-Free Review of “The Terror: Infamy” on AMC: A Faint Flicker of Ghostly Potential

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“There’s something evil…I can feel it.”  Well perhaps it is the real life terror that these characters are facing in the midst of World War II, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for some supernatural occurrences too.  Or does it?

The Terror is a historical drama horror anthology series on AMC. The second season will feature 10 episodes and it premiered on August 12th 2019.  The Terror: Infamy looks deeper into the real life horror that Japanese-Americans went through during World War II, leading up to Pearl Harbor.  It stars Derek Mio, Kiki Suzekane, Shingo Asami, and George Takei.  After watching the season premiere, I have some mixed thoughts and I’m wondering if this show really needed the ghostly elements.  Let’s find out!   

The Pros:

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Cringe-worthy horror scenes.

In particular, the opening scene was extremely gruesome and almost difficult to watch and yet you can’t shift your eyes away from it.  There are a lot of images that will truly make your skin crawl, so be warned if that is not your cup of tea.  And speaking of tea…

Interesting exploration of Japanese folklore.

I am actually really invested in this story-line and I like learning about supernatural occurrences from different cultures.  The scene with reading the tea leaves was mysterious enough and I am intrigued to find out more about evil spirits, which are referred to as the Yurei.

The real life historical backdrop is compelling.

So, I really appreciate that this series is trying to take a deeper look at terrifying times in history, while giving us a different supernatural take, but the scenes that focused on the real life moments in history could almost be a stand-alone series.  I know that this show is trying to create a balance, but I thought that these moments were truly captivating, so it will be interesting to see if the balance is tipped toward the historical moments more in the coming episodes.

The Cons:

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Uninspiring characters.

Other than Yuko, who seems to have the most potential, I had a difficult time connecting to the characters and the fluff and setup overwhelming the season premiere.  The main character, Chester, was just kind of OK and I’m hoping that he can captivate me more in future episodes, but there was a lot to process in the opening episode and I almost felt like I had to take notes to keep up.

Slow moving in parts and unsure of its identity.

The season premiere lasted for a little over an hour, but I felt like I was watching it for two hours.  Part of the issue for me was that the opening scene was so incredible and then the remaining parts just kind of fell off.  Even though we continued to get glimmers of interesting story along the way, there were just so many moments that had me dozing off.  I also sort of feel like this show is trapped between a movie and a mini series, as perhaps it doesn’t translate particularly well to a traditional weekly television series.

So am I in or out? 

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As of right now, I am in about 75-80 percent, but I wouldn’t say that you need to stop what you are doing to watch this.  The opening scene was fantastic and there are some truly chilling moments sprinkled throughout the premiere, but I’m not sure that the show can keep up with this pace if it continues to rely more on unnecessary dialogue and excessive setup. 

There were also not too many surprises, but I’m hoping that the mystery surrounding the Yurei can measure up.  I will continue to watch for now, but I am hoping that the coming episodes can form their identity a little bit better.

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on The Terror: Infamy in the comments section below.  Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!

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Ranking the top 5 moments from “Fear the Walking Dead” season 5 episode 9: “Help Everyone”

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:

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“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.

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“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.

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“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.

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“50/50.”

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.

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“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!

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Spoiler-Free Review of “Two Sentence Horror Stories” on The CW: An Eerie Delight

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Sometimes less is more and Two Sentence Horror Stories delivers with its short episodes, bringing us just the right amount of unnerving moments for these compelling female protagonists.  Real life horror lurks in the shadows, seeping into our doubts, which creates a unique take on psychological horror, while touching on social concerns seamlessly.  If you are looking for some chilling fun with some terrifying twists, you are in the right place!

Two Sentence Horror Stories is a horror anthology series based on the popular fan-fiction that emerged on Reddit.  Each episode is about 30 minutes in length and follows a different creepy story, somewhat similar to the approach of Hulu’s Into the Dark and The Twilight Zone reboot on CBS All Access. 

The series will feature 8 episodes for season 1 and the first 2 episodes premiered on The CW on August 8th 2019.  While I have been underwhelmed by some of the other horror anthology series currently airing, Two Sentence Horror Stories genuinely surprised me and captured my undivided attention, but will the rest of the episodes be able to measure up?  I’m hoping so!

The Pros:

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Genuinely satisfying twists.

I don’t know about you, but I love playing Nancy Drew when it comes to figuring out any type of mystery and I have to say that both episodes kept me guessing.  The reveals were shocking and unsettling.

Strong female protagonists.

These interesting female characters will immediately draw you in.  I absolutely love that the majority of the episodes will feature women of color and I really thought that the performances were believable and spot on.  There are so many real life dangers that women have to face and this series has successfully brought some of these social concerns to light without hitting you over the head with them like some other series.

The episodes are the perfect length and really pay tribute to where Two Sentence Horror Stories originated.

I mean, it would probably be silly to have a series based on horror stories consisting of two sentences airing for an hour, but is 30 minutes enough time to truly make an impact?  Yes!  While I have been previously bored by some other horror anthology series, I really appreciated the short length of the episodes of Two Sentence Horror Stories.  The creepy background music and the simplicity of it all just works somehow and it doesn’t drag anything out.

I also love that each episode starts off with the first sentence of the horror story and then once the twist is revealed, it ends with the second sentence, really reminding you what this show is based on and proving that something genuinely terrifying and unique doesn’t have to be long and drawn out.

The Cons:

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Maybe not the type of horror you are expecting.

I honestly really can’t come up with a con for this series yet, as both episode 1 (Gentleman) and episode 2 (Squirm) deliver.  The only thing I would say is if you are expecting something supernatural or a slasher gory massacre, this is not for you.  It has more of a dark psychological vibe, but the real life terror works just as effectively in my opinion.  We’ll have to see if the remaining 6 episodes can hold up to the first 2, but I have high expectations now.

So am I in or out? 

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I am in 100 percent!  I have to admit that I didn’t really expect much going into this series.  The CW added it to the summer line-up, which made me hesitate slightly, but I am so glad that I gave this series a chance because it is unique, smart, and scary!  I can’t wait to watch the next episodes and I definitely recommend it!

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Two Sentence Horror Stories in the comments section below.  Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!

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Spoiler-Free Review of “Light as a Feather” Season 2 Part 1 on Hulu: “Slumber Party with a Serial Killer…what can go wrong?”

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So maybe a slumber party with a serial killer isn’t the best idea, especially when you and your friends are being stalked by an evil supernatural force that has a thing for games, but where would be the fun in that?  After the addicting and fun premiere of Light as a Feather season 1, I have been anxiously waiting for new episodes to arrive and they are finally here!  If you are craving some Pretty Little Liars drama mixed in with an I Know What You Did Last Summer feel, then you are in the right place!

Light as a Feather is based on the popular Wattpad story written by Zoe Aarsen.  In season 1, five teenage girls head out to a graveyard for some underage drinking and a seemingly harmless game of Light as a Feather.  If you are not familiar with the popular slumber party game, now might be a good time to re-visit the film, The Craft, which is one of my personal favorites as well.

During the game, each girl takes a turn and their death is described to them in detail.  Things start to get weird when the girls begin dying exactly as it was determined in the game.  McKenna Brady and her friends realize that they are being targeted by something supernatural, but is there a way to end the game without hurting others in the process? 

Season 2 still centers around McKenna Brady, who now inherits the burden of carrying out the game, which leads to more players, more twists, and of course…more drama.  Season 2 will feature 16 episodes in total.  The first 8 episodes have been released on Hulu and are currently streaming as of July 26th 2019.  The remaining 8 episodes will be released October 4th 2019 on Hulu.

The show stars Liana Liberato, Haley Ramm, Brianne Tju, and Jordan Rodrigues.  We also get several new characters introduced into the mix, including characters played by The Walking Dead’s Katelyn Nacon and Angel and Dexter’s Julie Benz, who I am always happy to see!  Season 2 has a lot to live up to, but can it hold steady and keep the game going?  Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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The performances of Haley Ramm (Violet), Liana Liberato (McKenna), and Brianne Tju (Alex).

It’s not easy living up to the success of season 1, but these three ladies rock!  They truly embrace their characters, which made the watch much more enjoyable for me.  Plus, while the first season focused more on the aspects of the game, we get some needed character growth and development in season 2.  I was particularly interested in Violet’s backstory, who is becoming one of my favorite female antagonists on TV and Ramm’s portrayal of her is fantastic!

Fast paced episodes and more cliffhangers!

I’ll say this, Light as a Feather does not disappoint when it comes to keeping you on the edge of your seat.  Season 2 provides us with more twists and the end of episode 8 will immediately have you wanting more.  I still thoroughly enjoyed the quick episodes, which run about 25-30 minutes in length, which means you can easily breeze through and binge-watch the first part of season 2 in about 4 hours, which comes in handy when you have a lot of other shows to watch!  This show can easily drag certain things out for too long so I appreciated that we kept the short episodes going and I enjoyed a lot of the twists thrown our way, which made the game and plot interesting enough for me.

The Cons:

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A lot of teenage drama.

I don’t personally mind watching some teenage drama and I am a fan of shows like PLL, but I also want to balance in the supernatural threat evenly with the social drama going on.  There are new relationships forming, break-ups, and arguments among friends, but it sometimes felt like our characters were more worried about these social issues rather than the supernatural one that could actually threaten their lives and everyone they care about…

Slow start to the game.

The first three episodes provide us with a lot of setup and things really don’t start taking off until episode 4.  Since we only have 8 episodes right now, that was slightly disappointing.  We also see the game from McKenna’s perspective and she deals with blackouts, which means we only get bits and pieces of the actual game, which made the threats to the new players slightly underwhelming for me.  There was a really creepy and gruesome vibe in season 1 and I was hoping that would continue in season 2, but I only saw some glimmers of it and I guess I just wanted to see more of the actual Light as a Feather game.

So am I in or out? 

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I am still a huge fan of the series and I will continue to watch it, but I was slightly disappointed with season 2.  The premise of this show makes it difficult to keep it new and fresh and I totally understand that, but I think that season 2 needed to find a better balance between the supernatural game and the teenage drama.  We still have the second half of season 2 and we are left with another huge cliffhanger, so I will definitely be tuning in to find out what happens next.

Overall, perhaps I set my expectations too high for season 2, but it was still an entertaining watch for me.  It just didn’t hold a candle to season 1.  If you enjoyed season 1, I still recommend that you watch season 2, but I am interested to find out what other fans think as well.  The game is far from over and it seems like we may explore the origins of it further, which has a lot of potential.  Plus, you never know which side Violet is going to end up on and McKenna has her own inner turmoil to deal with, so there is a lot left to uncover.  Stay tuned!

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Ranking the top 5 moments from “Fear the Walking Dead” season 5 episode 8: “Is Anybody Out There?”

Happy Monday TV fans!  After watching AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead season 5 episode 8, I realized that if you haven’t seen a whole lot of good lately, you could have some coming your way, but nothing is ever guaranteed when you are trying to survive during the zombie apocalypse.  Even when all hope seems to be lost, you need to find a reason to live and when you find that reason…hold on to it as long as you can!  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch the latest episode yet.  

In last night’s episode, “Is Anybody Out There?” Alicia, Morgan, and Grace deal with a walker horde looking to hitch a ride on their flight.  Meanwhile, June makes John a promise, and Sarah and Wendell try to get the runway ready, but run into a few issues of their own.  My top 5 moments from Fear the Walking Dead season 5 episode 8 are:

5

“You’re going to be OK.”

In the beginning of the episode, Alicia finally gets a break to take a quick hot shower, only it’s to scrub down after being potentially exposed to a radioactive walker.  Alicia’s favorite weapon is in the clear, but what about Alicia?  Grace tells her that they don’t know yet and they have a bigger problem to worry about now that the alarm has sounded, but it looks like Alicia’s fate has yet to be determined.  I’m remaining positive, but I would love to get some confirmation soon that she is in perfect health.  Fingers crossed!

4

“I’m not losing at the game of life!

Even though Sarah is dealing with a lot of pressure trying to get the runway ready for our friends, she keeps the laughs coming.  We get to see Logan again in this episode and Sarah asks him for help, but he doesn’t seem too inclined to get involved.  Sarah warns him that if he calls her “sweetheart” again, he’s going to get a nice shiner to match the one he already has, but luckily Dan the Man later shows up with perfect timing!  As if he is a Christmas miracle himself, he has brought along quite a few strings of Christmas lights for the runway, but will it work?  It’s great to see Dan the Man back in action and even Skidmark is super happy to be reunited with him, which was absolutely adorable!  More Skidmark screen time when new episodes return please!

3

“From the moment I laid eyes on you, I knew I found my reason to live.”

John and Dwight worry that they might not be able to make it to the plane in time and John radios over to June and asks her to promise him that she will take off whether he is there or not.  June does not want to leave without her beloved John, but she does make the promise.  It looks like John’s luck hasn’t run out just yet; however, as he finds the car that Sherry left and they make it to the plane with perfect timing.

After John gets on board, he tells June that there are still so many things he wants to tell her and he proposes to June using one of his hard candy wrappers, which was so incredibly beautiful and romantic.  Of course June says yes and I was literally jumping up and down cheering for these two.  Against all odds, these two continue to give me hope and I can’t get enough of them.  Somehow I feel like Dan the Man is going to officiate the wedding, but this was such an important moment for these two characters and I continue to ship them together so much!

2

“We are still standing!”

We have liftoff!  Al takes in some nice scenery after they lose the hitchhiking walkers from the back of the plane and fly over the ominous cloud headed straight toward them, but they still have to land the plane successfully.  The Christmas light runway is up and running, but Wendell runs into some trouble when a few walkers make their way over to him.  Wendell refuses to give up and crawls over to turn the switch back on and the plane is able to land without anyone getting hurt.  Luckily Wendell is OK as well and he is the hero of the day for me!

Everyone is surprisingly still standing and we even get a touching moment between Daniel and Alicia, who are finally reunited.  Dan the Man also takes a minute to tell Victor that he was wrong and it looks like everything is back to normal for our favorite characters.  Only we know that Logan is still lurking around and of course he now shows up to crash the welcome party.

1

“You’re saying we should trust you?”

Logan is ready to chat with our group and interrupts someone trying to radio over to Morgan for help.  Logan shows up in person and explains that they need to actually be able to get to the people they want to help and that they are not going to be able to.  Of course Logan has a plan and tells the group that Clayton had a backup plan for this and kept a resource site somewhere else, but the location is in his journal.  Luciana perhaps over shares and reveals that they do have the journal and it seems like they are all going to work together to find this mysterious resource location.  Logan claims he is trying to make up for what he did, but is he really?

I don’t trust Logan for one second and it seems like he does not get along very well with this other group so I’m not sure that our favorite characters should get involved here, but they won’t be able to help many others if they can’t get to them.  Is this a trap?  We’ll have to wait and see, but I’m interested to see how this plays out for the second half of the season, as new episodes return August 11th 2019.  Also, congrats to Fear TWD for being renewed for season 6!  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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