My performance of the week ending 9/14/19 on TV goes to…

Mo Collins as Sarah Rabinowitz on AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead.  So I mostly know Mo Collins from the days of MADtv and she was beyond hilarious on that comedy sketch show.  If you have never watched it before, try looking up sketches with Stuart and his mom (played by Collins).  They will make you cry from laughing so hard. 

I was a little surprised when I saw Collins join the cast of Fear TWD, but I have to say that she immediately fit right in and she always keeps the laughs coming, which can really help break up some of the drama and heavy moments on the show.  Please note some spoilers are ahead if you are not up-to-date on the series.

In season 5 episode 13, we get to see a different side of funny Sarah, as she actually shares some of her regrets about leaving Clayton to die on the side of the road.  Sarah may typically laugh everything off, but she takes down her walls in this episode and attempts to redeem her past actions by going back for Logan. 

Whether this is the right call or not, it just made me admire Sarah so much more as a character.  It’s one thing to say you are sorry about something, but it takes a lot of courage and strength to actually channel that regret into action.  Sarah’s decision to go back after Logan could have had some irreparable consequences, but she seemed willing to sacrifice it all to make things right and I think that is truly commendable.

Sarah’s bond with her adoptive brother, Wendell, is also something to be noted and it looks like she is getting closer with Dwight, as the two shared a beer and talked briefly about his quest to find Sherry in a prior episode.  Sarah is clearly an integral part of the group, but it was nice to see her stand out in episode 13, truly getting some much deserved screen time.

What’s next for Sarah?  We’ll have to wait and see, but she is definitely heading down the right path.  Our group is focusing so much on helping others and Sarah is absolutely doing her part.  I would personally like to see even more character development for Sarah because she has proven that she is much more than the comic relief. 

We all have things we are not proud of, but Sarah is doing her best to live with her past mistakes and I hope she “keeps on trucking” because I think she still has a lot of untapped potential.  I can’t wait to see what she does next!

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Ranking the top 5 moments from “Fear the Walking Dead” season 4 episode 11: “Take What You Need and Leave What You Don’t”

Happy Monday TV fans!  After watching AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead season 4 episode 11, I realized that it’s important to recognize that no one is perfect, including ourselves.  We can make the wrong decisions or try to justify our actions, but it’s never too late to try to make things right.  Even the smallest gesture can make a world of difference, but you may not realize it until it happens to you.  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch the latest episode yet.  In last night’s episode, “The Code,” we follow Morgan’s journey after the hurricane and meet some new characters along the way.  My top 5 moments from Fear the Walking Dead season 4 episode 11 are:


“Keep on truckin.”

In the beginning of the episode, Morgan accidentally hitches a ride on a truck after he initially takes shelter there to protect himself from the oncoming storm.  Morgan finds boxes filled with supplies, all labeled with, “Take What You Need and Leave What You Don’t.”  Morgan graciously takes a water bottle and a candy bar, but is shocked when he ends up at a truck stop in Mississippi.  When Morgan goes inside, he speaks to someone over the radio who tells him to make himself at home and to take what he needs.  The truck stop is filled with supplies and it’s amazing how this hasn’t been damaged or ransacked by anyone else yet.  Morgan does not get the opportunity to enjoy too much peace and quiet, as he is interrupted by two new characters, Wendell and Sarah, played by Daryl Mitchell and Mo Collins.  Morgan is impressed by their work, but everyone is a little hesitant to trust the other, as Wendell continuously keeps his gun pointed at Morgan.  Morgan learns that the hurricane was absolutely devastating and worries about the safety of his friends.  Wendell and Sarah loan him a car and give him some supplies and initially seem to be trustworthy, but we can never be too careful on Fear the Walking Dead.


“History is built on beer.”

When Morgan approaches the bridge, he stands there for a while and contemplates whether he should go back and help his friends or not.  He lies to Wendell and Sarah over the radio and tells them that the bridge is out and that he is coming back so that they can all go to Virginia together.  On the way, Morgan spots a man running from walkers with a bag over his head.  Morgan saves him and we are introduced to another new character, Jim, who is played by Aaron Stanford.  Jim and Morgan seem to hit it off right away and Morgan learns that Jim makes his own beer.  He asks Morgan, “You got a point to life or you looking for one?”  Morgan explains that he is just trying to find his way home and lets Jim know that the people there are trying to rebuild, which could be a potential new business venture for Jim.  It’s clear that Jim has been tucked away in his brewery for a while, not really too exposed to the horrific things going on in the world, but he keeps his brutal honesty and sense of humor intact.


“Guess we’re not the only ones pretending to be something we’re not.”

It seems like everything is going smoothly until Jim begins running away from the truck.  We quickly learn that Wendell and Sarah were responsible for kidnapping him and Morgan learns that they stole the truck from a man in Texas who was truly trying to live by the code and help others.  Wendell and Sarah are interested in going to Virginia, but Morgan is reluctant to give them this information, knowing that they do not have the best of intentions.  Jim jumps on board as well after agreeing to supply Sarah with as much beer as she wants.  Tough sell, but it’s a deal.  While unloading the truck to keep moving, a small group of walkers approaches and Morgan ends up trapped on top of a car completely surrounded with his hands still tied behind his back.  Morgan asks for help and is shocked when Sarah, Wendell, and Jim all decide to pass on saving him even after he gives them directions to Virginia.  Sarah tells Morgan that they knew the bridge wasn’t out, reminding Morgan that he is not so different from them.  They leave Morgan alone who is now left with quite the difficult task, but if there is anyone who can get out of a jam, it’s Morgan Jones.


“I am a coward.”

Nightfall soon approaches and Morgan is still trapped on top of the car; however, he does have the walkie talkie and decides to try and get through to Wendell, Sarah, and Jim.  Morgan admits that he could have crossed the bridge, but explains that he is a coward.  He says that he felt like his friends needed something and it was something he couldn’t give them.  Morgan feared what would happen if he went back and thought he might just make things worse.  He then tells Wendell, Sarah, and Jim that maybe they could come back for him just so that he can do the right thing.  This moment is important because Morgan clearly realizes that he made a mistake and just wants the opportunity to make things right.  He consciously decided to abandon his friends and keep on moving, but now realizes that the smallest gesture can make a difference.  He may not be able to truly help his friends, but he wants to get the chance to at least try.


“We’re going to make some stops along the way.”

Morgan is ultimately able to jump off the car and free himself, thanks to a “take what you need” box and even uses the mile marker as a convenient weapon.  He radios to Wendell and Sarah that they were wrong about the boxes doing no good.  Morgan heads toward the bridge to go back and help his friends, but the truck is there waiting for him.  Wendell and Sarah eventually realized that he gave the wrong directions and demand to know how to get to Virginia.  Morgan offers them a compromise and explains that he wants to pick up his friends first and then they can all go to Virginia together.  He also explains that they are going to make some stop along the way, as Morgan sticks to the route of leaving “take what you need” boxes at mile markers ending in the number 4.  Morgan radios out to whoever he initially spoke to at the truck stop and says they are going to try and bring the truck back to them; only we learn that a new potential enemy is listening in.  What will happen when she crosses paths with Morgan?  Stay tuned!

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