2.11: Fear The Walking Dead - Pablo & Jessica

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Alejandro and Nick (Photo by Richard Foreman/AMC)

Alice and Madison work to unite two competing factions. Nick draws upon skills from his past to take on a new role at the Colonia.

Redeemed: Nick, Daniel, Madison and Strand

Main Characters on the kill-list: Chris, Alice, Travis and Ofelia
 
In the last episode I was fooled by the wall, tiles and I never thought that Strand and Madison would have made it all the way to outside and into the massage parlour. It was an easy guess that I had taken from just a glimpse of couple seconds, they showed at the end of last episode. So, for a week, I thought how can you get out from public facilities, with no tools and being surrounded by zombies to only find out there was so much to the hotel we didn't know.

Just like it happened with Alicia. She really turned out to be a bad ass and capable of lifting herself from the kill-list by showing intuition on how to make another zombie rain. This time at the end of the pier and straight into the deep waters.

I am willing to turn my brain off, and think those dead will not float back at the surface, and straight into the hotel's mostly pristine beach. There was no evidence of other dead in the white sand. Not even that other survivors had gone through it in their way from escaping the doom.

In the Los Angels, the desperate sight spread out far out into the Pacific Ocean. The dead could get everywhere. They could survive in the waters, in the capsized boats, sneakily spreading death to anyone coming in close quarters. But it didn't happen in the hotel. Instead, all dead just followed the living without ever giving them a real scare about bad things happening.

It wasn't so easy to Ricknation, when they opened up the quarry and started leading the dead away from Alexandria Safe-Zone. You look at that and compare it to Tijuana Safe-Zone and you can easily come up with the conclusion that walking dead aren't massing into hordes at south-side of US border. It is almost as if all those dead has been taken far away, or put to ground to give peace for the survivors.

I could even call TSZ as paradise for it being so full of life, and all things that we hadn't seen in six season of TWD. And I still don't understand what is it exactly that Luciana is doing by her checking Nick out. It cannot be just rumpy-pumpy. Can it?

PS. Should we scratch Ofelia and Daniel from the lists?
 
Hats off to Alicia and her Pied Piper plan to rid the hotel of the zombie tenants. I'm sure that they all stiffed the hotel on the bills, anyway.
I think that the intent, after Alicia confirmed the sign warning of the undertow, was to have the herd pulled out to sea by the riptide, rather than just have them bob about the local beach. It won't rekill them, but they will be someone else's problem.
 
I'm expecting things to soon go terribly wrong for Nick. He has his own shack, a girlfriend and the respect of the pharmacist for his "skill set." It all seems a little too cozy to last, even as long as they seem to think it will.
 
...you can easily come up with the conclusion that walking dead aren't massing into hordes at south-side of US border. It is almost as if all those dead has been taken far away, or put to ground to give peace for the survivors.
Last week they mentioned that the fires they had seen in cities along the coast from the yacht was the military bombing them. I hadn't quite grasped that fact before but if true then there may be very little population left on the West Coast. Given that and the low population of rural Mexico, then we won't see those huge hordes that Rick and company had to avoid. It does seem that the hotel might be a very good place to hole up. I can't believe it will be that easy though. Something must go wrong. In any case, they still will need to fortify it against the living armed with larger weapons.

I also agree with you both about the undead in the ocean. We have seen that they don't drown. The idea was for them to have been swept far along the coast, but surely some would have made it back on the beach, or at least they should be guarding for that possibility.

Things are also going too well for Nick. There are only a few episodes left so something terrible must be going to happen to him.

And I still don't understand what is it exactly that Luciana is doing by her checking Nick out.
I don't either. I thought, to begin with, it was just his ability to survive, which she rightly observed would be a useful asset to the community. Now she is having midnight chats and counseling sessions with him. Maybe she finds that because of his lack of knowledge about her history, she can open up to him more emotionally than she can with others who know her better.
 
Hats off to Alicia and her Pied Piper plan to rid the hotel of the zombie tenants. I'm sure that they all stiffed the hotel on the bills, anyway.

LOL. Yeah. That hotel certainly looks like it's at least four star place to stay. So, they should have premium food supplies minus all the meat and fish produce that is rotting in their cold storages. I would hate to be one cleaning it, but in the long run, they should try to get solar panels to get them working again. In fact, I think they have a great deal of work ahead of them to make hotel ground secure.

I'm expecting things to soon go terribly wrong for Nick. He has his own shack, a girlfriend and the respect of the pharmacist for his "skill set." It all seems a little too cozy to last, even as long as they seem to think it will.

I traditional horror laws the moment you dip you start playing hanky panky with counterpart you have doomed yourself and your partner to death. But we know from The Walking Dead that it's not a very effective rule. So maybe we can expect Luciana to get killed in these last few episodes.

Last week they mentioned that the fires they had seen in cities along the coast from the yacht was the military bombing them. I hadn't quite grasped that fact before but if true then there may be very little population left on the West Coast. Given that and the low population of rural Mexico, then we won't see those huge hordes that Rick and company had to avoid.

Yeah, but they did firebomb Atlanta and probably quite a few West Coast cities as well. And that did a little thing to zombies abilities to form hordes in and outside the cities. But it might have slowed down their progress a couple of months at least. In The Walking Dead the quarry horde had taken some time to form up, and initially, when Rick's group found them they showed zombies coming out from the woods to only fall down steep walls to join the horde. So, I'd say it will take time for large groups to gather together.
 
The second half of this season has really been excellent. The standard of stories has gone up. I think the characters are mostly more realistic than in The Walking Dead too.

Getting the zombies out of the hotel did seem a bit too easy. Perfectly timed meeting of the different groups at the ground floor. Also surely they didn't empty all 17 floors of all 3 buildings with one runaround session of opening doors! Even a few floors starting from the top and going down would give a risk of meeting zombies in the stairs. I can see that they could have removed most from the ground and maybe a couple of floors up.
 
The second half of this season has really been excellent. The standard of stories has gone up. I think the characters are mostly more realistic than in The Walking Dead too.

Getting the zombies out of the hotel did seem a bit too easy. Perfectly timed meeting of the different groups at the ground floor. Also surely they didn't empty all 17 floors of all 3 buildings with one runaround session of opening doors! Even a few floors starting from the top and going down would give a risk of meeting zombies in the stairs. I can see that they could have removed most from the ground and maybe a couple of floors up.
A lot of them did take the express gravity route to freedom by walking off their balconies in response to Strand's piano concert. :D
I was a little concerned that Madison might be swept away by the same riptide they expected to remove the zombies.
 
Yeah she seemed to have no issue swimming to the boat. I thought at least she would have some desperate scramble through the water. This does remind me of the pier scene in another episode where the hostage/zombie trade went a little too easy.
 

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