5.12: Fear The Walking Dead - Ner Tamid

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In search of a permanent home for the convoy, Charlie is drawn to a synagogue where she encounters a rabbi surviving on his own; Sarah and Dwight face unexpected foes.
Ner Tamid is Hebrew and it means "Eternal Light."
 

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A definitely a step up from the last one. In fact, the episode felt to me like an old school TWD episode on the road to Alexandria. I loved that Father Gabriel isn't the only lost pastor in the world, and just like him, Rabbi Kessner had been unable to put his congregation in the ground.

What is the point on not acting, when it's obvious that what should have been done, hasn't. There is no place for the dead inside the living compound. It is asking trouble if you'll do that. Gabriel luckily hadn't locked his lambs inside some church building, as they'd locked him in his church, where Rick came to rescue him. More so the convoy needed their spiritual leader.



Speaking of which, the Fear convoy has made art from setting up the perimeter. Funny fact is the fuel truck being the most important item to be protected inside the circle. It is also the last item to leave, if there is need to abandon the setup.

I loved that they were using everything they'd found to make up fences and defence positions, but it doesn't make sense that they're in a search for a permanent base location. What is the need if this works?

I realise that Fear of Logan's revenge drives them out from the Denim Factory and on the road, but they should also understand that if they encounter a horde, they're going to be overrun without proper walls. So in a way, they'll need the Ner Tamid to rest and organise things. But we'll know that none of the places that looks right has worked in the Fear, while in the TWD the communities build themselves under proper roof over their heads.

I was amazed Jacob hadn't found himself a new group. New people for him to lead in God's way. After all Peter Jacobson is charming. Therefore, it's amazing that he had been all alone for most of this time.

Charlie certainly had fallen into his charm as she was thinking Fear's group could fix everything that's wrong with the Ner Tamid. It surprised me Jacob denied her the pleasure of living inside the temple. To be honest, he should have told from the beginning that the dead was his doing inside the compound.

He should have never given hope to lost girl and lie, because he felt bad. What is interesting is that despite being Rabbi, Jacob couldn't see miracle even though it was standing at front of him at that roof. God does miracles through us. We get connected and helped through other people, God then provides the rest. Things happen if there is a need for them to happen, but before hand, it's hard for us to know when these thing become real.



Jimmy's legacy keeps connecting people, and when you have had no beer forever and again, Jimbo's brew must taste like manna from Heaven. What I don't like is Dwight's new look. Honestly, I really liked his bearded face. It gave him more life than seeing that sleek face with a horrible scar on the side.

Dee admitted he almost lost it during his voyage. That he almost became like the Dead as he watched them wandering around, aimlessly and hungry for the flesh. If John hadn't found him, Dwight have joined them.



Lady Whisperer at the front row. As they are another nomadic tripe besides Fear's runaway group, it makes sense that not all of them made it. A lot of them must have passed on their way to Washington DC and if, according to the rumours they went to Florida for the winter, it's no strange sight to find one of them at Austin, where the scene was located.

Another funny coninsidence you can see Dale's truck again in the background. This time with an AC unit on the roof.



This situation. Outnumbered 2 to 6. Solution, take maps, anything that might lead to the oil field, and walk away. There is no need to fight over the thing. Dwight should have understood it. There is no need to fight for the gas. Just get another tanker and you're golden.
 

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It's nice that the Fear Gang has gained a new spiritual leader (albeit another shaky one), but did they have to tap the conniving, traitorous administrator from Colony for the role?
I know the ability to shed one character skin and assume another is a mark of a talented actor, but I'm going to have difficulty accepting Rabbi Kessner as one of the good guys. I'll be expecting him to take some treacherous turn at any moment.
Charlie's decision to seek a new permanent home on her own was surprising but understandable. She had done the caravan thing, and it didn't work out well. Considering her role in bringing down the haven envisioned by Madison at the stadium, Charlie may be driven by guilt and a need to redeem herself.
I have to agree that temple was not the ideal place to attempt another settlement. The mall had more potential. A mall worked well for survivors in 1978's Dawn of the Dead -- until, of course, some more survivors came along and destroyed the haven.
Logan again proved to be more interested in getting gas than bloody revenge. I'm assuming that gate he was barreling toward at the end of the episode leads to the coveted oil fields. It's hard to believe that flimsy gates and a bogus quarry sign would be all that protected the fields from discovery.

Lady Whisperer at the front row. As they are another nomadic tripe besides Fear's runaway group, it makes sense that not all of them made it. A lot of them must have passed on their way to Washington DC and if, according to the rumours they went to Florida for the winter, it's no strange sight to find one of them at Austin, where the scene was located.
Which one is that? I don't see anyone carrying a telltale weapon.
Another funny coninsidence you can see Dale's truck again in the background. This time with an AC unit on the roof.
Must be more than one of those units in the Dead universe, although in our world, why would the showrunners need to acquire another one for one scene? They did not take into consideration your sharp eyesight. :)
 

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Ok I get Charlie wants a home, I know she's independent and more than capable of surviving on her own. What I don't get is how she ran away and no one noticed she was gone until Dwight done the head count.

John and June know she is a flight risk, she's done it before, they took responsibility for her you'd think they'd keep her close or at least notice she wasn't there without having to be told. Now I know the convoy is a big responsibility but there is 36 of them not 360 and Charlie is the only unaccompanied minor, surely it would be obvious she had gone earlier than the the head count.

Speaking of minors, where is Wendell and the kids rescued from the nuclear zone?
I thought they'd been left at the homebase but it seems they don't have one.

I'm wondering is the quarry the gas dump or is the map Logan stole from Al's vault a forgery?
 

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Speaking of minors, where is Wendell and the kids rescued from the nuclear zone?
I thought they'd been left at the homebase but it seems they don't have one.
I suppose they are with the old man at the mall. Daniel wasn't present in the convoy and the child actors might have school. There is strength in numbers, and the mall is a secure place to raise the kids. But that doesn't explain why Charlie feels that she needs a home?

Maybe the writers are trying to give her motherly signals and tell us that she's becoming an adult. We also know through the lessons from TWD that the producers has a big problem with a large cast, and currently Fear has its largest population in the current timeline.

They have four episodes left to pull all of this together and it seems that in the next one we'll get a solution for the oil and Logan's wrath.
 

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Which one is that? I don't see anyone carrying a telltale weapon.
The lady right at the end front of the ladders. I couldn't get it to pause in the right spot, but if you'll trwatch, you'll see that her right side of face is hanging and there's actually another skin underneath. There is also another one at the background. His face is really hanging.

These are turned Whisperers. Not the ones that are still alive.
 

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The lady right at the end front of the ladders. I couldn't get it to pause in the right spot, but if you'll trwatch, you'll see that her right side of face is hanging and there's actually another skin underneath. There is also another one at the background. His face is really hanging.

These are turned Whisperers. Not the ones that are still alive.
Never thought of that -- whisperers who have been killed, resulting in a real walker inside a faux walker. With a couple of more layers, we would have a Russian nesting doll walker. :D
 
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A stray thought -- how is it that the rig operated by Sarah ran out of gas? Don't all of these trailer tractors run on diesel?
If it's really powered by gasoline, they should reroute the fuel line from the gas tank to the main tank. With a full tanker, they could outlast any pursuit. ;)
 

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Do some of those tractors actually run on gasoline, not diesel fuel?

When you can run diesel fuel, you can pretty much drive the vehicle with oil. Heating oil is easy way to circumvent the restrictions, but after the old world has stopped, nobody is going to say no. You could of course be running something like Hummer and use its variable fuel engine.
 

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By "tractor," I meant one of these

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I'm thinking that when Sarah said they were "out of gas," she was using an expression and didn't mean it literally.
 

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By "tractor," I meant one of these
You silly Americans :LOL: That's not a tractor, that's a truck. Well ... at least to me it is. But, you know, I might be a completely wrong about it, and with petrol truck, you don't get enough of horsepower and momentum as you can get with the diesel engines. And like I said, the law says, you have to use the diesel fuel, but after the law is gone, who is going to enforce the regulation.

Basically, you can run those engines as dirty as you can. It might not make them to last as long as they should ... but, you know ... who cares. The Zombiewagon is defintely not going to say no to say crude going into its thirty engine. It is interesting that they haven't acquired another MRAP or acquired a Hummer or two.

In their shoes I'd have definitely got into my convoy an IFV or two. There should be enough of ammo to last forever for their autocannons as the zombies weren't the hard target. Logan's chase vehicles certainly fit into that category.

I'll bet a .50 cal round into the engine block would have stopped them from following. 30mm, in the other hand, would have been a show of force.

Thing is, however, every living counts. Logan is a deranged warmonger, who doesn't fit in the warlord description, no matter how much he wants. He is a nuisance that should be eradicated, because his way is leading the last of humanity to doom.

In his model, the dead wins. We lose, big time.
 

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We more commonly but less accurately refer to these tractor-trailer rigs as "semis."
Whatever happened to that tank the Governor used to blow holes in Rick's prison community?
 

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Whatever happened to that tank the Governor used to blow holes in Rick's prison community?
It went back to museum. The governor was no more, and his people didn't needed anything. But, you've also seen a large number of military vehicles in the urban centres. And a lot of them were abandoned. Usually they don't come with the keys or burglar alarms. You are expected to know what you've doing, when you commandeer one.
 

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It went back to museum. The governor was no more, and his people didn't needed anything. But, you've also seen a large number of military vehicles in the urban centres. And a lot of them were abandoned. Usually they don't come with the keys or burglar alarms. You are expected to know what you've doing, when you commandeer one.
So, who's going to arrest them for reckless driving? :LOL:
 

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Much improved story, though a little similar to Gabriel's backstory in TWD.
I thought they'd been left at the homebase but it seems they don't have one.
I suppose they are with the old man at the mall. Daniel wasn't present in the convoy and the child actors might have school. There is strength in numbers, and the mall is a secure place to raise the kids. But that doesn't explain why Charlie feels that she needs a home?
Surely, the Mall is therefore being used as a homebase. If they are at school then why isn't Charlie also at school? You would also need to leave more people behind to defend the Mall. If they have 32 members in the convoy, there must be at least a dozen of them that are children. We have no idea what the rest are doing, maybe they are all back at the Mall. Still doesn't explain why Charlie feels that she needs a home.

I didn't understand the ending. Maybe I missed something. The quarry is the fuel dump site? How did they discover it?
 

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I didn't understand the ending. Maybe I missed something. The quarry is the fuel dump site? How did they discover it?
It's all there. Videos. Logan doesn't say it clearly. He kind of mumbles and you lose it. But next episode will make it all clear.
 
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