The recaps for episodes 3 and 4 of FTWD are recorded, but we’re experiencing a glitch in uploading. The problem should be resolved by next week, at which time I’ll edit this post with the episode 3 recap.
In the meantime, I’ll leave you with the selected highlights from the recap.
“When [Liza] said you can’t fix everything, Travis, I was like he doesn’t give me the vibe that he thinks he can. He just worries about himself and what’s closest to him, and that’s it. And he’s quick to say, oh it’s no big deal, don’t worry about it, it’s nothing. So that’s not ‘you can’t fix everything.’ That’s not somebody trying to fix everything, trying to be involved in everything.”-Alta
“When they were leaving, I did love: Maddie’s in a car with her kids, and Travis is in a car with his kid and ex wife. So how does it really fall? How does the cookie really crumble? Like, they did so much work. It was all ‘Travis is coming; we’re his family.’ All this nonsense and talk, and yet at the end of the day when they’re trying to drive, push come to shove, Travis is with his kid and ex wife, and you’re with your drug addict. It’s just so funny to me.”-Sabrina
Episode 2, So Close, Yet So Far has done what we thought it could not: it was worse than the lackluster and uninspiring pilot. With the leads only caring about their own, unnecessary assumptions being made and a dispassioned riot, we’re left to wonder if this show was meant to do anything other than make money through ads. Because we sure aren’t entertained.
“The world is ending. If you don’t have any compassion for your fellow people, your neighbor that you see every day, why the hell should I care about you and what’s going on with your family? And your fear for your family?”-Alta
“I don’t think that the actors are bad. I feel like it’s the director and the writing because I know [Elizabeth Rodriguez is] a good actress because I’ve seen her in Orange is the New Black. It’s the show. It’s the show.”-Sabrina
Fear the Walking Dead starts with a Hmmm. While Nick and Alisha both had a standout moment, we barely see it for Maddie, and we’re hoping Travis becomes more than someone who supports Maddie. Soon.
“As a whole, finding out the premise, and okay this is all beginning and what’s going to come of it now? I feel like The Walking Dead already did that by having us find the doctor in his lab, having us realize that this is a virus that, if you die, you just get it. So I don’t think this can teach us anything different.”-Sabrina
“I feel like we got more on her, Maddie, because her two kids are main characters, and Alisha made that comment about she makes bad decisions all the time. I feel like we got more on her than we did on Travis.”-Alta
“[Lori] goes, “Tell me why it would be better another way.” And I’m like, why are you putting the onus on Rick to help you not be miserable and not be a cynic? Isn’t it obvious why it would be better? Because Carl is alive right now, and you guys love him, and Carl himself would not want to die? Like, why does she need him to say it plainly for her?”
“Like, why does she need him to say it plainly for her? Are you serious? He’s the boy’s father. It’s bad enough that you’re his mother, and you’re saying this, but you need his father, his biological father, who loves that boy so much and is so proud of him existing, you need him to spell out why it would be better for Carl to live.”
Bloodletting shines a light on one of Lori’s issues with Rick as Carl’s life hangs in the balance; Hershel plays games; T-Dog gets the worst chunk of dialogue in the episode, and I continue to analyze Rick and Lori’s relationship.
“There’s a THING going on here [….] where Shane cares about Carl, too. This is freaking him out, too. He’s scared, too. This is breaking his heart, too, because he loves Carl so much. And although he FEELS like Carl’s father, he’s NOT Carl’s father, so he kind of has to hold it back a little bit and watch Rick be the father, and remind himself that he can’t possibly be hurting as much as Rick is hurting. There’s all of that going on during this whole Shane is comforting Rick. It’s there.”
“The producers decide that they want to point out that T-Dog’s the Black guy, okay, and the segway makes NO sense. I don’t understand T-Dog’s reasoning, and I don’t know what he’s talking about. Lynched? Lynched because of what? […] What does T-Dog think he did lately? He wasn’t afraid of being lynched after he dropped the key, but now he’s contemplating his Blackness? [….] They basically tell us the reason why he’s talking like this is because he’s burning up, so he’s delirious, but I’m like noooo, the dialogue is just bad. It’s JUST bad.”
In the season 2 premier, Sophia goes missing, and everyone’s looking at Rick like he made it happen. Andrea verbally scalps Dale in front of the whole group; Shane says he’s leaving; and Lori finally supports Rick without sounding like she’d rather be doing something else. Not the show’s most exciting season premier, but it’s cute.
Carol’s last memory of Sophia is her hiding under a car, scared out of her mind.
“Rick told Sophia IF he doesn’t come back, to run straight back to the highway. No sooner does he lead the walkers away than that little girl gets out from under her hiding place. She was probably thinking, “This man is dead meat; dead in the water. Literally. Lemme go.”
“Daryl starts [cutting the walker open], straight face, like he’s cutting chicken. And Rick’s struggling not to hurl. Daryl digs in there and starts pulling internal organs out, and Rick is really trying to keep it together. Rick may be from the South, but this is some Country thing.”