4.01: Fear The Walking Dead - What's Your Story?

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Lennie James... er ... Morgan (Photo by Richard Foreman Jr/AMC)

A lone traveler's wearying journey is interrupted by new acquaintances, some who become friend, others who become foe.

This episode is 67 minutes, according to AMC's schedule.
 

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I hope the good guys get to hang on to this beauty

I'll admit it. I was not super excited about the prospect of mentally unstable Morgan being the crossover character from The Walking Dead, but this season opener was spectacular.
Technically, I guess that Jesus, Carol and Rick individually coming to Morgan's new digs in the landfill site were also crossovers. The only thing that their visits achieved was convincing Morgan that he really needed to put more space between himself and the Rick Nation if he was ever going to get his reclusive wish.
The fact that the regular Fear the Walking Dead cast didn't reappear until the last minutes of the show made no difference. With new characters like Al, the photojournalist, and John, the babbling gunslinger, who needs the old characters? ;)
Al is especially interesting. She is recording people's apocalyptic stories for broadcasters who no longer exist, which raises the hope that media outlets for her recordings and civilization may someday return. No one can argue with a woman whose ride is a SWAT vehicle armed with twin machine guns she can operate from the driver's seat. Shades of Mad Max! (y)
John's motivation, other than an apparent strong need for conversation, appears to be reuniting his six-shooter with its twin. I couldn't tell if he preferred recovering the gun with or without the woman who last had it. :D
Great last line from Al to Alycia: "So, what the hell's your story"?
 

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Phenomenal season opener!

States is harrowingly beautiful place. It has so many places that are now either ghosts town or near to becoming ones as the young people move into the cities. It's kind of sad, because in place, I don't think the prop department had to do much as the places are in so bad state. So, Morgan's long walk in exile across the nation feels like the episodes on the Road to Alexandria. I too think he made right decision.

The people were never going to leave Morgan alone. Not at that damn junk yard, which has been the bane in the existence for few seasons. I don't know why it felt so proper for Morgan to adapt it as his own. That smell from rotting zombie burgers must have been repelling, hence everyone showed up to beg him to move back into the civilisation. But, when the man has to be alone, the exile is good choice. Especially when rest of the country looks like the scenes from the Road.

Being alone is so hard when there are dead people around, because you're never safe. It was like a slap from Karma across Morgan's face, when he found the first man he spoke in long time turned. Although he'd patched himself being stubborn was going to get him killed. That's the problem for being alone.

I think JC had got fed up doing that for over a year. He strikes me as one of the rich Texan people. He might even had a good setup in his bunker until the loneliness drove him out from that hole. He claims that he's had had enough of killing people, and to be honest, I thought there is a bit of Governor in his persona. But unlike the infamous baddie, the killing might have turned him at the end to straight road, to the path of redemption. So let me ask, out from Morgan, has anyone redeemed themselves?

I'm asking that question because I never thought that Alicia, Nick, Madison and Strand would become highway men. Although, robbing the zombie apocalypse kitted MRAP is a good plan in regards of the longer term survival. They built those to fight the insurgent war in Iraq, so no doubly it's going to serve as a good crew wagon for a long time. Still, why our heros from the previous season didn't think to acquire themselves one as I assume there are thousands of them between Tijuana and Texas.

Where in the US are they at the moment? Is it still Texas?


I love it too and I too hope they get to keep it. But thing is everything that has been cool or even marginally useful has been ruined in the length of a season. Will this happen to the Zombie Wagon as well?
 

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I love it too and I too hope they get to keep it. But thing is everything that has been cool or even marginally useful has been ruined in the length of a season. Will this happen to the Zombie Wagon as well?
May it survive at least as long as the Winnebago!
 

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May it survive at least as long as the Winnebago!

I'm thinking that someone has already found one of the countless LAWs that you have stored in the country. On the bad day they will end the life of Zombie Wagon in a huge explosion. No easy life for the Fear grew.
 

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I liked this episode a lot. Morgan is one of my favorites. I am having a hard time seeing JC as Jc and not Burt Chance.
 

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As much as I enjoyed the action sequence (better than action in WD recently) and the end I was really disappointed in this episode being concentrated on Morgan and not on the family. After such a great series 3. Plus it had a mediocre Walking Dead style first 15 mins which concerned me. Got better though. Hopefully Gimple isn't messing up this great series with random introductions. The tale of the family's missing years should hopefully be good.. It is their drama along with Victor and Daniel that has been so great.
 

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Hopefully the only reason to move the story on years was not just to bring in Morgan and some more Walking Dead main series fans.
 

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I am having a hard time seeing JC as Jc and not Burt Chance.

It happens. You will get used to it if he lives till then end of this season.

the end I was really disappointed in this episode being concentrated on Morgan and not on the family

I understand, but since this was the crossover, they had to show Morgan's trek through the country, because he couldn't just appear at Madison's place, wherever it is.

Hopefully the only reason to move the story on years was not just to bring in Morgan and some more Walking Dead main series fans.

Of course not. I don't think they plan years ahead like in the main series, but rather concentrate on the current season and making it the best they can with things they've been given.
 

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Garret Lee Dillahunt was so great as Burt Chance. What is crazy if Burt lived through the zombie apocalypse I could see him pretending to be a cowboy.
 

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It happens. You will get used to it if he lives till then end of this season.



I understand, but since this was the crossover, they had to show Morgan's trek through the country, because he couldn't just appear at Madison's place, wherever it is.



Of course not. I don't think they plan years ahead like in the main series, but rather concentrate on the current season and making it the best they can with things they've been given.
It just seems to me the only reason for a crossover is to bring over some fans that normally don’t watch the “spinoff “ series.
 

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