5.08: Fear The Walking Dead - Is Anybody Out There?

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Attention. Objects in the mirror may appear closer than they are!

Up against the clock, Morgan, Grace, and Alicia work to buy time; Dorie and Dwight race against the elements; Sarah and Wendell get help from an unexpected source.
 

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Man, I would not have thought that Logan's mission on Fear Crews base of operations would be to demolish it completely. What is he after?

I was surprised that Alicia was told that she was going to be okay, after she got splattered with the radioactive infected plant. What I don't get is why the Dead would be using the roads and not go on the fields, directly towards the sound source. Walking on the road is something a civilised people would do, but there is nothing intelligent in their behaviour. Nothing.

I hated that when the containment structure blew up, the Dead turned around. How could they be so interested about the people inside the car than what's happening at the plant direction?



If you could only take the car back to the dealership...

Well, not everything is meant to be, but we can be certain the AMC didn't hire Austin Amelio to play Dwight in just three episodes. And what's more, they only need to take the petrol and fully charged battery with them for the walk. It's better to have them than not to have them, when you find a vehicle.

To be honest, that's what I'd like to think they did in order to get to the plane. Maybe the car was just around the bend and it was topped up, because otherwise it would have been a disaster. Very similar way as what happened to the landing lights.

I liked that the episode a lot, especially as it was a simple story and fast pacing.
 

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Well, the whole gang is finally back together again -- even Daniel, who appears to have forgiven Strand, thanks to Daniel's surrogate daughter bonding with Charlie.
Some very tense takeoff and landing moments for the resurrected wreckage. It's hard to believe that they completely dodged the radioactive dust cloud as they escaped. Using the Christmas lights to outline the landing runway was a stroke of genius on Daniel's part.
My best guess as to what Logan and his convoy members are so desperately seeking is the location of an oil refinery. They really trashed the mill dormitory facilities in their futile search for Clayton's journal. Luciana once again demonstrated her questionable value by instantly confirming that they had what he wants.
It's a pity that Clayton met such an untimely end. His ability to foresee the key needs of the apocalypse would have made him the ideal candidate to keep the human race going on the road to recovery.
Clayton realized that gasoline, chemically engineered to be used in a relatively short time, has a limited storage life. Apparently that life is greatly extended in the FTWD reality, because it will last only about a month here in a vehicle gas tank if not topped off. Even stored in a sealed container under shelter, it will last a year at most in our world. (https://www.bp.com/content/dam/bp-country/en_au/products-services/fuels/opal-fuel/Opal-factsheet-storagehandling.pdf)
Beyond getting the location of the secret site, I would hope Logan is not planning to take the gang's new wings on multiple scouting missions across the mountains. That baby seemed like it was good for nothing more than a "one-of" trip back home. Of course, the writers could certify the plane as more airworthy than it appears, thanks to those warnings like "ignore" and "important" pasted on the cockpit controls. :LOL:

I hated that when the containment structure blew up, the Dead turned around. How could they be so interested about the people inside the car than what's happening at the plant direction?
Maybe visual fresh meat takes precedence over mysterious sound attractions in dead heads.

I was surprised that Alicia was told that she was going to be okay, after she got splattered with the radioactive infected plant.
That could be just the standard false hope given to the dying. They don't really know how much of that blood she showered off was irradiated. I'm not taking her off my List of the Doomed. :unsure:
 

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Luciana once again demonstrated her questionable value by instantly confirming that they had what he wants.
Yes, there are places where the script and dialogue sucks, but in order for them to progress they'll have to cut corners. Frankly, it wasn't the best midseason final, but it wasn't the worst either.

It's a pity that Clayton met such an untimely end. His ability to foresee the key needs of the apocalypse would have made him the ideal candidate to keep the human race going on the road to recovery.

Clayton realized that gasoline, chemically engineered to be used in a relatively short time, has a limited storage life. Apparently that life is greatly extended in the FTWD reality, because it will last only about a month here in a vehicle gas tank if not topped off. Even stored in a sealed container under shelter, it will last a year at most in our world.
Yeah, Dave has been banging that same drum for years. The normal petrol is going to turn jelly or simply disappear after a short time, but stored properly and it can last for a long, long time. Diesel is much easier to process, and in a way, it kind of explains why TWD doesn't have vehicles these days. None of them simply knows how to make gasoline.
 

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Now if the series wasn't pre-recorded I'd swear blind the producers read these forums:p

I wanted to know what was going on with Logan, I didn't want to lose Alicia, Dave has mentioned before about the gas going bad.

Joking aside, Alicia isn't the only one who has to worry about radiation poison. The kids and Grace have been living near the reactor, Morgan and the others were stranded there, who knows what toxins they have been breathing in, wouldn't surprise me if next season quite a few come down with something.

I thought we were going to lose Wendell, he kept his nerve to get the lights back on.

Luciana is all kinds of stupid.

On another note anyone else looking forward to NOS4A2?
 
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Can't add much to what you have all said. I liked that everyone is back together and many plot threads tied up, and that it was exciting and down to the wire in every respect. On that subject though: it was a really bad idea to fly at night which they did only because they had no other choice. So, how did Wendell, Sarah and Logan know in advance that landing lights would be required. Also, the person who said that Althea was just a grease-monkey was wrong. Only an experienced pilot could have done that.

Yeah, Dave has been banging that same drum for years. The normal petrol is going to turn jelly or simply disappear after a short time, but stored properly and it can last for a long, long time. Diesel is much easier to process, and in a way, it kind of explains why TWD doesn't have vehicles these days. None of them simply knows how to make gasoline.
I think it was someone else. I didn't know petrol/gasoline could turn "bad" until I read it here. I expect that it absorbs moisture. It is okay underground. That sort of destroys all those "Mad Max" films right there.
 
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It didn't seem to me that there were loads of Walkers. but I suppose the problem is only Alycia and Morgan can deal with them in close combat. Thinking back survivors have always learnt to use pointed weapons on them. For some reason nobody is teaching the gunslingers and young'uns here. Nor are they trying.
 

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I too, heard about gasoline's short life. My brothers work in landscaping, and must deal with lawnmowers and such; preparing them for months of inactivity.

I am wondering about the timeline here, as opposed to that of TWD; in which they, with few exceptions, must use horse drawn carts, instead of cars. Darryl seems to be the exception, though. His motorcycle still goes. Maybe burning alcohol?

I like Dwight, I think he was a decent guy, who got caught in a terrible situation, in which to avoid being a victim himself, he had to do terrible things.

I wonder if the dead's faces here, are all different from those in TWD? Why would they not use some of the same designs? How can there be so many unique faces?
 

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I am wondering about the timeline here, as opposed to that of TWD; in which they, with few exceptions, must use horse drawn carts, instead of cars.
FTWD was meant to have caught up with TWD. There was a gap between Seasons, which was how Morgan and Dwight can be there. However, TWD has since...
...made an even larger jump - after which they have started using horse drawn vehicles - but I'm not sure we have been told how much time has passed. Looking at the age difference in Judith, then I'd say it was at least 5 years.
 

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I wonder if the dead's faces here, are all different from those in TWD? Why would they not use some of the same designs? How can there be so many unique faces?
There are a lot of unique dead, and not all of them are unique faces. A lot of them share similarities, because their makers are the same people, and the actors often cannot alter their physiological looks. It is only the features that change.
 
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