Saturday, May 21, 2016

MY THOUGHTS: Fear the Walking Dead Season 2 Episode 6 - "Sicut Cervus"

About the Show:
AMC's Fear the Walking Dead returns at sea, aboard the Abigail. The group is unaware of the true breadth of the apocalypse; they assume there still a chance that some city, state, or nation might be unaffected, some place where infection has not hit. Abandoning land, Madison, Travis and Daniel gather their grieving families for ports unknown. But the respite of Strand's ocean-side home is short-lived. They will discover that the water may be no safer than land.

Television Network
AMC

Created by
Robert Kirkman

Spin-off Series from
The Walking Dead

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Cast:
Kim Dickens, Cliff Curtis, Frank Dillane, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Lorenzo James Henrie, Ruben Blades, Mercedes Mason, Colman Domingo, Elizabeth Rodriguez & Patricia Reyes SpĂ­ndola.


Season 1 recap

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Episode 6 Synopsis:
Conflict erupts in a fial push towards Strand's destination. Chris makes a decision that shakes the family. Nick meets a new maternal figure.


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*My Thoughts*
At the start of the episode, on the Baja-front, a church full of parishioners dies (in a prologue to the episode/flashback)...of what, we do not know...yet. However, before they die, Tom Abigail and the priest exchange a few words...regarding "she." We soon come to find out who this "she" is.

Well, crossing into Mexico didn't go off as planned. Finally! They made it to Mexico! But, they arrived with some casualties. In their attempt to cross into Mexico, Luis gets shot and, eventually dies. However, not without giving Nick a message to pass to his mother. Moreover, he asks them to give an odd coin, with an owl on its face, to his mother. Strange... That "owl" seems to mean something, but Daniel seems to have recognized what it is then throws it into the water. I don't know, but it looks like Daniel is...losing it.

The group reaches the church to find a deserted town and an empty church. Strand panics when he sees Tom's truck. Very curious to find Tom's truck by the church, but no Tom. Dead parishioners starts walking out of everywhere and attacks the group. What!?! They fend them off...Nick, Daniel, and Chris have a moment of hesitation. Well, Daniel seems to be haunted by his past. Nick...hmmm...he just seems bothered with all this death and his part in it. As for Chris, I don't know, he is definitely troubled, and it is building. Chris did just watch Madison get overtaken by a dead man, and he just froze and watched. Good thing Alicia saw it and saved her mother. The group gets away on Tom's truck.

The compound looks like everything the group thought it would be. Or is it? The first thing Strand searches for is Tom. But he gives Celia bad news about Luis. Strange...how Celia doesn't react wildly to the news that her son has died.

In this episode, Victor and Thomas's relationship is even more noticeable.  Victor isn't as cold-hearted or calculating as he seemed in the beginning. We see why he was so determined to reach Baja; and to whom he was speaking to on the satellite phone. But, he finds that Thomas has been bitten, and doesn't have much time left.

Daniel is suspicious of Celia, with good reason, especially after finding a cellar filled with the dead. Hmmm...sure seems like there was a similar situation in an episode of The Walking Dead when Glenn found a barn filled with the dead as well. Hmmm... "safety" definitely is an illusion in this world. Well, Daniel looks like his past is creeping up on him, especially now that they are in the heart of where he and his family escaped...Mexico.

Nick and Ofelia's "relationship" continues to grow. Plus, it is interesting how Nick is drawn to Celia...a mother figure. Travis and Madison's relationship gets even more strained when it comes to their children. Chris has a lot on his mind...but then again, who wouldn't!?! That's a lot of death that he is witnessing at his young age. Ofelia is starting to worry about her father. Is Chris a threat to Madison and Alicia? Or is he just tired and troubled with everything that has happened...like Nick? Alicia seems to think he is, but then again, she's also troubled as well...aren't they all?!?

Victor is seriously considering suicide...just to be with Tom? Celia prepares Thomas for death, and Victor is deep in thought. Celia is proud of Victor? She didn't like him from the beginning, then she's proud of him for deciding to commit suicide!?! Huh...very odd to say the least. However, Victor decides not to take the Communion wafer and shoots Thomas is the head. But, it is apparent on Victor's face that he made a very difficult decision. This will be a burden he will carry.

This show continues to develop and progress as these characters find a way to survive and keep it together. Even in Mexico, this infection has spread throughout...no one is safe.

Until the next episode!

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Here's a sneak peek of Episode 7 - "Shiva"


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