Happy Monday TV fans! After watching AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead season 4 episode 15, I realized that even though we may want to handle things ourselves, it’s OK to ask for help sometimes. While we may be able to survive on our own, we can’t truly live without the love and support of those around us. That’s what it means to have a family. You’re there for one another through the good times and the bad and through the joy and the sorrow. It’s never too late to do the right thing, even if you were once considered a “Class A Asshole.” Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch the latest episode yet. In last night’s episode, “I Lose People…” Morgan and the others try to figure out a way to get off the rooftop to safety and are determined to find Al. Meanwhile, Alicia and Charlie attempt to save John and Victor and end up crossing paths with Martha on the way. My top 5 moments from Fear the Walking Dead season 4 episode 15 are:
“Poetry in a bottle. That’s you too.”
In the beginning of the episode, Morgan is desperately trying to figure out a way off the rooftop. While he tries to figure this all out, Jim takes his frustration out on his situation by urinating on the walkers below, explaining that it’s “the only FU I got here.” Even though Jim knows he has a death sentence, he still insists on blaming Morgan for everything. Morgan tries to explain to Jim that he can decide how he goes and that he can still help and make a difference, but Jim is not on board. Sarah asks Jim for the recipe to his beer, explaining that it’s “poetry in a bottle. That’s you too. That can live on.” While Sarah is absolutely right, Jim is not ready to accept this just yet and initially declines giving her the recipe, earning his deserving new title: “Class A Asshole.” While I can understand why Jim has a lot of mixed emotions swirling around inside him right now, he has the chance to do some real good in his final moments, but will he continue to waste them complaining about his circumstances?
“Find my goddamn tapes and keep them safe.”
Morgan and the others try to go back the way they came, looking for Al by the generator and Sarah finds a note from her. The group learns that Al’s Walkie died and that she is headed for the freight elevator to find a way out. Al asks the group to find her tapes and keep them safe. She also reminds them that “if you find that C word, settle her shit.” Sarah hilariously adds “she didn’t use the C word. She went for the full quesadilla.” While we have yet to see Al, it is safe to assume that she is alive especially since we see her in the preview for the season finale next week. However, we know that some of our main characters appeared in flashbacks and other episodes even after they had died so no one is really that safe on Fear TWD. Either way, I am rooting for Al and I want to see her continue her story on the show. Al is tough and fully capable of taking care of herself, but Martha continues to threaten everyone in the group. Something tells me that she is no match for Al, however. After all, Martha stole Al’s van and Al is definitely not about to let this go.
“It appears to be the cocktail hour.”
At the end of last week’s episode, we were left wondering who Alicia and Charlie spotted across the water. We have now confirmed that it was in fact John and Victor. I love a good reunion on this show and it was nice to see John’s lack of faith restored, especially after he got to speak to June. Alicia and Charlie went looking for a boat, but ran into some trouble along the way when Martha began shooting at them. Martha is severely injured, but is continuing to cause trouble. Alicia and Charlie decide to take her with them, remembering that Morgan wanted to help her, but is this really the right call? They say keep your friends close and your enemies closer, but Martha is a little bit too close for comfort for me, even though her hands are restrained. Either way, Alicia drives the tank through the water and picks up her friends, providing us with a much needed glimmer of hope.
“You told me to help people. That’s what I’m doing.”
Morgan decides to create a distraction to help his friends make it out of the hospital, accepting that he will be left behind. To Morgan’s surprise, everyone comes back to help save him with a fire truck. The ladder still works, but is a little bit out of reach for Morgan. Everyone radios to Morgan that they are there to help him and it’s wonderful to see that someone so initially against being around other people has made such a difference and brought so many people together. Many of the characters have been lost or broken, but somehow they are all here now to help protect their family, refusing to leave anyone behind. Morgan has done so much good here without even realizing it, but he now has to safely make it to the ladder. This task is already challenging, but of course we need to throw in an angry walker to spice things up, almost killing Morgan at the edge of the balcony. Luckily, John still has excellent aim and eliminates the threat and Morgan makes it to the truck. Now about all these walkers surrounding them…
“It’s OK Morgan. I got this.”
The group is completely surrounded by walkers and Morgan once again contemplates going off on his own to help them escape. Jim finally steps up to the plate and is ready to help his friends and die with dignity. Jim radios his beer recipe to Sarah and tells her to keep the last component a secret. Jim gives the group the distraction they need when he jumps off the rooftop and lands on a parked car, setting off another alarm so his friends can get away. This moment is truly important because Jim was so initially focused on his own circumstances. After watching the selfless actions of everyone around him, Jim finally realizes that he can determine how he goes out just like Morgan said to him. Jim has redeemed himself and his memory will absolutely live on with his beer. From “Class A Asshole” to redeemed hero. I like the sound of that. Sarah and the others decide on calling the beer “Jimbo’s Beerbos,” which Morgan says he would have probably hated, but I have to admit that I definitely like the sound of it. Morgan suggests that they find Al and all head to Virginia together, which seems like a good enough plan, but Martha has somehow escaped and has now recruited poor walker Jim to her cause, making him her next pet. While Morgan has stated that he wants to help Martha, I think that she is too far gone at this point. Will he realize this before it’s too late? Stay tuned for the season finale next week!
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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