4.13: Fear The Walking Dead - Blackjack

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Sarah, Wendell, Naomi and Morgan (Photo By Ryan Green/AMC)

Strand and Dorie are marooned; Luciana aids a man in need; the group's efforts to help a stranger put everyone in danger.
 

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I'm glad that Jimmy isn't the man from 12 Monkeys but a man with a soul for beer. A bargaining tool in the dead wasteland. But, I think if Jimmy was the man from 12 monkeys, things certainly would me interesting as Kirkman's world wouldn't be his, but he would be prepared to put an amount of love and art of diplomacy to make it better.

Unlike the stuff the Filthy Woman is making them to go through with her traps and messages. Thing that bugged me was that they continued using the radio and making her aware of the whole situation, especially how things were evolving after Quinn was killed.

What really freaked me out is FWs claim that she knows Morgan and what he has done in the past as if she witnessed all that madness which went on in the TWD. I think it didn't made Morgan to feel any better, because where he comes from, there's a lot of dead people who didn't made it. And because of that point, if I had been in shoes, I would have asked the Filthy Woman: "How do you know all of it?" and then added: "What is the name of the book I carry with me?"

I loved that Strand had a moan about losing his wine cellar for a life in the island, surrounded by flood waters, and his only companion is Mister Silent Type, John. Oh, how far has he fallen from the graces he had in the Los Angeles. :LOL:

Not talking trading Abigail for the log thing John built. I would have strapped some sort of pontoons on it to provide extra floatation. Abigail could have sailed over the alligators and be done with the journey instead of sinking in the bottom of the pool. To be honest, I'm not at least surprised that in the time of the zombie apocalypse those reptiles live like kings. I don't think there is anything that can take down 5 meter alligator, other than a man and a gun.

The zombies certainly wouldn't be able to do a thing as those reptiles love eating dead meat. Slightly rotten, the better. Maybe luring a horde into the swamp area could had been a better plan than making a boat out from the abandoned truck. Making a huge bonefire could have as well alerted Morgan's gang, if they had known that Morgan's gang were looking for them. So, in Strand's shoes I would have rescued the 16 year old bottle of Lavignon and used it to get better plans, while watching John working his ass off on the boat concept.

In John's shoes I would have hunted the alligator for the cowboy boots.

I think the biggest surprise was the Luciana met the box concept inventor and his dying request was to get the last bottle of beer, which consequently were in the box at the mile marker.
 

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Where has Jim been? How can he have survived so long without killing?

I found the scenes with Luciana and Clayton ( the box guy) touching.

Wendell's wheelchair is something else.

Strand will literally do anything for a drink, he would die for one.

The filthy woman, until we have a name for her shall we call her Yama ( Hindu death goddess)
 

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Yana (seems like an appropriate moniker) must have one hellava twisted past to turn her into such a relentless, merciless, killing machine.
Yana's knowledge of Morgan's dark side seems more based on instinct than direct knowledge. Who will be the token death in her machine-gunning of the truck?
I really liked this episode. It was quite a quest-cluster -- Morgan in search of his lost friends, John in search of June, Victor in search of escape from the dead and, of course, Luciana in search of a brewski for a dying stranger.
I think the biggest surprise was the Luciana met the box concept inventor and his dying request was to get the last bottle of beer, which consequently were in the box at the mile marker.
Polar Bear (Santa Claus reference?) is a memorable, if transient, character. Anyone whose last request in life is a beer is OK with me. Wonderful, how his effort to redeem himself proved so karmatic personally and so motivating for Luciana.
Abigail could have sailed over the alligators and be done with the journey instead of sinking in the bottom of the pool.
Do you really think that flooded riverbed would have provided the necessary draft for Abigail to cross from shore to shore? :p
 
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Where has Jim been? How can he have survived so long without killing?
He claimed he has stayed 2 years in his brewery and on its roof, perfecting his recipes.

Do you really think that flooded riverbed would have provided the necessary draft for Abigail to cross from shore to shore? :p
Sure. It would have left some marks, but nothing too permanent.

Yana's knowledge of Morgan's dark side seems more based on instinct than direct knowledge. Who will be the token death in her machine-gunning of the truck?
I think those in the truck cabin are in more danger than those at the back. With 1000 rnd/min, it's soon over and if Sarah has balls, she will ram the truck on MRAP and they will all gang up on Yana afterwards.
 

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Fear The Walking Dead
has a new arch foe for Morgan (Lennie James) in Filthy Woman (Tonya Pinkins), who “genuinely scares him.”

“Filthy Woman surprises him, and there’s not many times that Morgan has been genuinely surprised, and she does,” James said on Talking Dead.

“She kind of outsmarts him. By the time he realizes what’s going on, it’s already been going on for a bit of time. The first time she calls his name and says ‘Morgan,’ it’s a genuine shock to him. This person knows much more about Morgan than he would willingly choose to give to anybody again, and she’s got it. And it just feels like to him that she’s already three steps ahead, and I think it genuinely scares him,” James added.

As audiences have come to learn, Morgan and Filthy Woman are diametrically opposed: Morgan wants to help people, adopting the mission of Clayton (Stephen Henderson) — the "Polar Bear" trucker who distributed help boxes at various mile markers, with marker-scribbled instructions telling survivors to “take what you need, leave what you don’t” — while Filthy Woman believes such acts of kindness and selflessness makes survivors “weak.”

“It’s just this idea that help begets more help, and benevolence begets benevolence. It’s a pretty unique way to live in this world and that’s going to be very much of the storytelling going forward,” showrunner Ian Goldberg told EW.

“Even though, it also puts Morgan directly in the cross hairs of the Filthy Woman that we see in this episode. She doesn’t like that he is carrying forward Polar Bear’s legacy and I think we see just how determined she is to stop that and to be the opposite of that help that Polar Bear was trying to promote,” Goldberg continued.

With just three episodes left this season, answers about Filthy Woman’s twisted ideology are soon to come and will arrive “as soon as next week,” added showrunner Andrew Chambliss, who said there is “a very good reason for the philosophy that Filthy Woman espouses and why she is so dead set against stopping this group of people who have picked up Polar Bear’s mantel and kind of continuing to do what he set out to do.”

Viewers can anticipate learning Filthy Woman’s name and what Chambliss called “one of our favorite needle drop montage sequences” that will reveal more of the villain’s blood-soaked past.
New Details About ‘Fear The Walking Dead’s Latest Villain Revealed
 

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I love Brian's new algorithm calculating the views. 7 replies and 8 views. :LOL: I don't know what is the legimate way of how he calculates the views these days. It's all effed up, because 8 views cannot be right.
 

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That was a pretty entertaining episode. Not major action but the story progressed a bit and the dialogue kept me interested. Quite a few moments that made me chuckle. The giant gator racing around is a bit silly but added a bit of variety. It seems the remaining crew are getting back together. The filthy lady will surely take someone down with her. The armoured truck is bound to be overturned soon.
 

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Much better episode this week. I like that the group is getting back together and that should streamline the story and allow it to pick up pace.
 
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