Wednesday, May 25, 2016

MY THOUGHTS: Fear the Walking Dead Season 2 Episode 7 - "Shiva"

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 7 Synopsis:
The family faces their greatest test yet. Nick, Travis, Madison and others go to great lentghs to keep each other close.


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*My Thoughts*
Well, it looks like everyone is losing it...one way or another. Daniel, for one, is seeing things. Didn't realize how religious he is. He doesn't show it, but, in this episode, in the midst of superstition with all the people the compound, it is apparent that Daniel does believe it to some level. Then, there is Chris...he's very troubled, especially since witnessing so much death. Wouldn't it mentally mess you up if someone asked you to kill him or her to end their suffering?!? It would bother me, especially if that person is looking straight at me. I don't think that airline passenger has ever left his mind. Yup! Chris is lashing out... Then, there's Nick! He's all out gone... I don't know. He's already believing Celia in regards to the dead. Nick's  also gone "invincible" in regards to walking among the dead. Yeah, he's got his own "demons" to deal with; and it seems like he's reaching out to Celia for answers.

I don't know!!! Daniel is hearing things! Now, he's seeing his dead wife. Uhhh...yeah! He's losing it alright. But, then again, if you had that much "ghosts" haunting you...wouldn't you lose it, too!?!

As for Strand, he is grieving! Although Celia and everyone else shuns him for not committing suicide, Strand is definitely a survivor.

Poor Travis is in the middle of all this family drama, but, in the end, he has to help his son. It's about time!!! He was so intent on helping Madison all the time that he was pretty much blind to Chris's needs. For goodness sake, Chris lost his mother! Chris witnessed a lot of death. Travis realizes he has to stay with his son and help him. He decides not to go back to the compound. It's about time that he put Chris first. Talk about dysfunctional family...haha! Nick returns to the compound and tells Madison that he didn't find them.

And wow...the people in the compound look towards Celia for guidance and leadership. But, superstition seems to run the place. Even Nick succumbs to that way. He even brought Luis, Celia's son, back to the compound. That's just very disturbing. O-kay now! It is also disturbing that Nick relishes covering himself with the blood of the dead. Ummm...something to worry about? I don't know... I one point, I wanted to slap Nick upside the head...haha!

Did Madison just trick Celia?!? Sure looks like it. Convince Celia that she wants to understand. Celia takes Madison to the cellar to show her and explain to her about the dead. Then, when Celia isn't looking, Madison looks the cellar "door" behind her. But...Celia shows no fear.

Then...Daniel gets free, after having a conversation with his dead wife, and heads to the cellar. He pours gasoline and sets it on fire. All the while, he just stands in the middle of the blaze while the dead comes towards him. However, where is Celia!?! She was locked in that same cellar! Now, the whole compound is ablaze. Who will survive this fire?

We see Strand, Ofelia, Alicia, and Madison leaving in the truck. Nick refuses to leave with them; moreover, he is angry with Madison and decides to continue walking with the dead. Travis and Chris goes off on their own...to where, we don't know.

Definitely, a complicated episode! A lot of open-ended storylines for these complicated characters. What will happen next for this group. Will they come back together? Or will they each come to their end by the dead? We will have to wait when the show returns for the second half of the season!

What a midseason finale! Whoa!!

Until the next episode!

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Here's a sneak peek of Episode 8


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