Ranking the top 5 moments from “Fear the Walking Dead” season 5 episode 4: “Ready, Skidmark?”

Happy Monday TV fans!  After watching AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead season 5 episode 4, I realized that sometimes you can find a friend in the most unlikely places.  It may seem like being alone is the answer, but we all need a friend every now and again.  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch the latest episode yet.  In last night’s episode, “Skidmark,” we learn more about Daniel and our new favorite character, Skidmark.  Meanwhile, Alicia begins to worry that Dylan may not be telling the truth, Max and Annie wind up in a dangerous situation, and Victor tries to make amends.  My top 5 moments from Fear the Walking Dead season 5 episode 4 are:

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“Ready, Skidmark?”

I absolutely adore Daniel’s cat, Skidmark, and it was fun to witness the effective tag team of Daniel, or “Dan the Man,” as Sarah has now hilariously nicknamed him and his trusty cat, Skidmark.  Daniel puts a bell on Skidmark’s collar to distract the walkers, while he takes them out and begins disarming traps that are set up.  Skidmark is quite agile and is able to evade the hungry walkers, proving to be quite useful.  We learn that Daniel inherited the warehouse from whoever set the traps in the first place and he has been working on disarming them all.  Daniel is used to spending his time alone and enjoys a quick meal with Skidmark, but is he ready to be around others again?

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“What’s it about…the book?  How can it help?”

Meanwhile, Dylan bonds with Luciana after Alicia and Morgan go out to investigate a camp that Dylan has supposedly seen.  The Little Prince makes an appearance again, as Dylan becomes curious about the story.  Luciana fills him in and these two bond over it.  Dylan helps Luciana fix the tower and eventually comes clean about lying.  He tells the group that he was scared, but it looks like Dylan’s heart is in the right place.  Dylan is even inspired enough by the story of The Little Prince to give Luciana a good idea as well about fixing the plane.  I thought this moment was sweet between these two, as Luciana helped Charlie previously with the book and it seems like she really has a knack for motherhood.

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“I’m not gonna shoot you in the face…”

During the episode, Daniel and Victor continue to clash, as Daniel does not trust him and refuses to just hand over the plane.  Daniel claims that he is going to “save” Charlie, who he discovers hiding in the back of his truck, but Victor continues to try and prove that he has changed.  He tells the group about Ofelia and how he lied to Daniel to get something he needed.  When Daniel finally discovered the truth about Ofelia, it was too late and he wasn’t able to tell her what he needed to.

Later on, Charlie and Daniel get in a jam and Victor, Sarah, and Wendell come to their rescue.  Victor uses the plane to take out the herd of walkers in a gruesome way, but he saves Daniel, sacrificing the plane in the process.  Daniel recognizes that Victor is truly making an effort here, admitting his past mistakes and trying to make a difference now and tells him, “I’m not gonna shot you in the face,” which I guess is progress for these two.

Either way, I thought this was an important moment for both characters, as Victor finally takes some action rather than just talking about how he wants to do the right thing.  He may never be able to make up for what he did before, but that doesn’t mean he can’t change.  It was also fun to see some screen time for Sarah and Wendell here, who broke up the tension with some laughs as well.  I thoroughly enjoy both characters and hope we get some more screen time for them soon!

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“What were you going to tell her?”

During the episode, Charlie forms a friendship with Daniel.  They bond over artichoke hearts and music…oh yeah and taking out walkers too!  Perhaps Charlie sees a lot of herself in Daniel, understanding what it means to be alone after you have lost someone you have truly cared for.  These two form a quick friendship and Charlie later asks Daniel what he wanted to tell Ofelia before she died.  Daniel confides in Charlie and tells her:  “That every day brings a chance to start over…a chance to get it right.”  Daniel recognizes that perhaps Charlie needed to hear this too.  Even though Ofelia is gone, Daniel is finally able to say these words out loud and he essentially helps another girl with them in the process.

Daniel asks Charlie to look after Skidmark, as he heads off to do some more work or soul searching perhaps, but it looks like Charlie got through to him and I thought this was a heartwarming moment for both characters.  Will we see Daniel again?  Let’s hope so, since there is a cigar waiting for him, but I’m super happy that Skidmark is now officially part of the group!

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“What the hell is that?”

This was a jam-packed episode, as Max and Annie also find themselves in a dangerous situation, when Annie hurts her leg and a group of walkers closes in on them.  They had spotted a man in a black suit and helmet who had been taking down one of their barricades of walkers.  Luckily, our favorite dynamic duo, Alicia and Morgan, are there to save the day, but they quickly learn that these kids are not alone, as a group of children surround them, all holding weapons.  Alicia and Morgan realize that the camp is where their parents were and now they are all left alone.  Morgan explains that they can help each other and it looks like the kids are ready for a truce.

Before we can learn too much more, the kids tell them to get down and we see the helicopter with the 3 ringed symbol that picked up Rick and Anne/Jadis in The Walking DeadSo we are now presented with another interesting crossover.  I was very curious about the meaning behind “A” and “B” in TWD and I’m wondering if this will now be explored on Fear TWD.  What else will we discover?  We’ll have to wait and see, but it also looks like we will finally catch up with Al next week and I’m excited about that. 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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Ranking the top 5 moments from “Fear the Walking Dead” season 5 episode 2: “This is why Finding the Dead Matters”

Happy Tuesday TV fans!  After watching AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead season 5 episode 2, I realized that we don’t always have to fast forward to regrets and a fresh start is within reach.  Is it possible for people to change?  Maybe, but “sometimes all you can do is try,” but is that truly enough during the zombie apocalypse?  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch the latest episode yet.  In last night’s episode, “The Hurt That Will Happen,” Alicia and the others try to find Al and come across a dangerous threat.  Meanwhile, Victor works on making amends with an old friend and Luciana gets trippy on her medication.  My top 5 moments from Fear the Walking Dead season 5 episode 2 are:

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“Part of me was scared you’d stop looking.”

During this episode, we get a little bit of screen time for our favorite couple on Fear TWD, John and June.  They stumble across Camp Cackleberry, which is creepy on its own, but they quickly discover that they are not alone.  During this time, June talks about how she always kept moving in the past, fearing that John had stopped looking for, but we know that John Dorie’s heart will always belong to June.  While this was a sweet moment for them, it was brief, and I’m looking forward to some more screen time for them.  Although, sometimes more screen time can lead to an untimely death…so maybe not?  Either way, I’m still shipping these two!

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“This is why finding the dead matters…”

While searching for Al, Morgan meets a mysterious woman in a gas mask and hazmat suit.  We learn that her name is Grace and she tells Morgan that he needs to go through decontamination immediately, as he may have been exposed to radiation.  Alicia steps in and tries to help Morgan, but Grace tells her, “Let me keep you from losing another friend.”  Grace seems genuine and fills Morgan and Alicia in on why this place is so dangerous.  They are near pressurized water reactors that failed and we are now dealing with radioactive walkers…as if they weren’t dangerous enough already.

Luckily, Morgan seems to be OK, although he does need to give up his staff and clothes, but he definitely rocked the “Don’t Mess with Texas” T-shirt with style.  Grace thinks we are dealing with approximately 63 of her former staff members who were exposed and we soon learn that she doesn’t have much time left either.  Grace does not seem to be associated with the group in masks that took Al and is trying to atone for her past mistakes.  Alicia and Morgan ultimately leave to go find Al, but I think having Grace on the other end of a Walkie could come in handy for sure.

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“You still talk too much, Victor…”

The wait is over and Daniel and Victor finally meet again!  Victor finds Daniel held up in some kind of factory for vehicles and tells him that he needs a small plane to help his friends.  Daniel keeps his guard up and even has an adorable cat named Skidmark, who may have just become my new favorite character!  Victor tries to tell Daniel that he has changed and he is attempting to make up for what happened in Mexico, but Daniel ultimately sends him packing.  Is this the last time we will see Daniel or is there more to come?  We’ll have to stay tuned, but it will be interesting to see what Victor does next to help his friends.

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“The accordion stuff is from the drugs.”

After a close call in the season 5 premiere, Luciana is recovering from her injury and June tells her she needs to take it easy.  Luciana hilariously asks when she will be able to play the accordion and we learn that this is the drugs talking…not Luciana.  John retrieves the book, The Little Prince, which was extremely thoughtful and sweet.  This book is not the only survivor, as Luciana finds herself barely getting out of a dangerous situation after talking briefly to Victor over the radio.  Several walkers head toward her and the drugs start kicking in with the worst possible timing.

Luckily, Luciana is able to make it back into the truck stop without being harmed, but our new threat decides that leaving a note doesn’t really send a message anymore, as they take out the walkers and decorate the truck stop with their severed reanimated heads.  Seriously, I’m thinking about hiring these guys for some redecorating.  Either way, this reminds us that our new threat is trying to send a message or a warning.  Are our characters getting too close to something?  It looks like that may be the case, but we’ll have to see how this unfolds.  We still don’t know where Al is and those kids from the season 5 premiere are also out there somewhere.

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“The way out is opening the door to people.”

Alicia’s guilt begins to overwhelm her, feeling responsible for Al’s disappearance.  She says it is her job to keep everyone safe, but Morgan decides to give her some spot on advice, recognizing that he has previously been where Alicia is now.  Morgan tells Alicia, “You don’t know it until somebody tells you.”  He explains that you can’t run away and that there is a way out that involves opening the door to people. 

The idea of a fresh start and change really resonated with me in this episode and I love the bond between Morgan and Alicia.  They remind me of two lost souls, slowly finding their way with one another’s support.  Alycia Debnam-Carey continued to impress me in this episode.  She shows off her bad-ass side while taking out any walker that gets in her way, but she also has a softer side.  A side that reminds us that deep down she is still vulnerable and hurt, but that she has the chance to find her way again by helping others.  Stay strong, Alicia!  You’re on the right path.  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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