3.09: Fear The Walking Dead - Minotaur

  1. ctg

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    Double episode. What's with the standards? Is this the new norm? I thought they were going to do a full cycle instead of a reduced half season. I guess the reason for that is the unpopularity of this series. People don't see it in the same light as the original even though in places FTWD surpass the quality.

    Thing is The Walking Dead is locked down pretty much with Kirkman's storyline. AMC has tried to avert from it as much as they can, possibly to make it their own as the original script couldn't be turned into the mainstream TV. Even Darapont's version was twisted from the original. But in this series they have the world and the opportunity to make this all of their own. Just like Ranches people has a chance for a peace.

    There are no dead other than the ones they turn out by fighting each other. If the well digging operation doesn't turn successful, they still have many tools in their disposal. They even have animals, which turned loose would hunt for a source. Maybe even find a spring or four on their way, because if you look closely those hills have water stored in them. The situation isn't as desperate as what Madison makes it. They aren't dying. Instead, the Ranch and the Nation has come far away from what it could be if the writers would have gone down the war route.

    I believe that it is possible for people to absolutely crazy over the water, because it's the main ingredient on this planet. With the weather turning mental I the chances are we're going to have plenty of it. Maybe even to sunk coastal places. But for the FTWD the biggest problem is the amount of methane all dead produce due to the decay. It is a science aspect nobody has addressed in either series.

    So, in a way the dead would turn up the heat, while in the series they are suffering from the drought. I believe Jeremiah had a plan for it all and he knew that if the time would come, he would could use all those people to develop this resource. To be honest I have to clap my hands to the producers as the aqua is the most important element for survival. Without it they are all dead.

    Maybe we should call this series as a story-of-how-you-died instead of focusing on trying to keep the characters alive. What do you think?
     
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    nixie pixie druid Staff Member

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    Victor Strand, the human cockroach. He doesn't seem to have any real survival skills but he will likely out last everyone.

    Madison has a tendency to care for those who's death wouldn't be a great loss.Troy will be back to create mayhem. Saving Victor at the expense of getting water for the ranch, although she does have an ultimate motive, she wants the dam.
    She isn't aware Daniel protects the dam, she will try underhand methods to take the water. Probably not realising she has the best bargaining chip possible until it is to late.
    If it comes to a war my money is on Daniel.
     
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    Madison is a classic case of the Peter Principle.
    She jumps into leadership, although she has repeatedly demonstrated that she cannot put the survival of those she would lead above that of her immediate family. Given a choice between Victor and Madison, I would not hesitate to sacrifice Madison.
     
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    I'm with you darling. Problem for Daniel is that he doesn't have trained men. If he has why they weren't protecting the truck and their most valuable asset (the water scientist)? Tijuanan survivors don't understand her value. All they see is a target. An oppressor.

    I kind of agree. Strand cannot fight to save his life, but he has a golden mouth. Not that anyone is hearing what is coming out from it. Madison however she's a scorned woman and she hasn't hesitated to kill to survive. She clearly can read the situations faster than anyone.

    Jeremiah's problem was the bottle. Beside the Walker he is really the only one who knows the lay of the land, but I don't really understand why he's letting Maddie to lead. He could have organised search teams for waters and scout the territory for all sort of supplies.

    The world ended, but the stuff didn't disappear. So to North of the border there should plenty of stuff they can salvage for door and drink. There must be other ranches they could have raided for supplies rather than going down the route of trying to buy it. Therefore, Tijuana's Dam is Madison's mission, she understands value of that place, but she clearly cannot comprehend that it's not going to be a permanent solution.

    None of them has experienced a horde, or understand what it takes to defended against them. They cannot even imagine what ten thousand zombies can do. But I would love to see that stadium lady to try to charge them for parking their groaning a***s around the trading station for a month.
     
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    Ah, that trading stadium. I thought, for the last 40 years, that would never never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy than Mos Eisley Spaceport. :D
     
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    It reminded me mostly about Fallout 4's Green Jewel at the Boston Stadium.

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    To be fair to Daniel, the water scientist doesn't even understand herself. He tried to tell her and she didn't listen. She is only a scientist, but she has now become the leader. Daniel wouldn't make a very good leader himself and he seems to have always lived in the shadow of some oppressive leader, tip-toeing around so as not to upset them, doing their dirty work. I don't think he knows what to do now that he has freedom to do as he wishes. He sees the problems clearly, but no one is listening to him.
     
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    Yeah. It is exactly as you say, because when you have lived your whole life in shadows it hard to step in the lime light and be something else. Maybe they'll twist Madison to be a supreme leader to these people. Thing is I would personally place Strand in that role because he has that golden tongue. People still listen when he opens his mouth, they just don't tend to like what's coming out from there.
     
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    Judderman The Iceman cometh

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    Good to have one of the best shows on TV back. It seems inevitable chaos is going to return about the water, unless some rains arrive. It was great to see Victor back with Madison. They are the leaders.
     
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