Episode four of six aired last Sunday and if the last two episodes are anything like last night’s then it’s probably a good thing there’s only six episodes.
This episode was just… kind of boring, if I’m being totally honest. The preview for next week looks like there’s going to be lots of action so I’m assuming that this week was sort of supposed to be building the suspense to a huge climax, but there was no suspense.
You have to have suspense to build up to a climax, but there was no suspense last night. There was just… quiet safety.
At the end of last week’s episode the military arrived. This week we saw that the characters were now in a “safe zone”, a fenced off area where the infected cannot get in.
Well great, they’ve now taken the ‘Walking Dead’ out of Fear The Walking Dead.
For the past three episodes I’ve really enjoyed seeing what the world was like right at the start of the apocalypse. Obviously there would’ve been measures like this taken to try and save things and it’s not going to be action and excitement all the time, but last night the most exciting thing that happened was Chris seeing a light on a hill somewhere outside the safe zone.
There was no action, no build-up, no suspense, and not really any character development. We saw a little sibling moment between Nick and Alicia which was nice, but individually there didn’t seem to be much going on. They both actually seem pretty self-destructive right now (can’t really blame them, the world is ending) with Nick stealing morphine from his sick neighbor and Alicia carving into her skin on the drawing Matt had done on her arm.
Ofelia actually probably had the most development last night, which isn’t really saying much since we’d hardly seen or heard from her before this. We saw that she’s started a relationship with a soldier, but after the soldiers took her mother to a hospital (apparently), but wouldn’t let her father go I have a feeling the relationship may be over.
The soldiers also took Nick and Madison seemed pretty concerned about this which actually surprised me since she’s slapped him pretty good earlier. Why did she do this? Did she find out about him and the morphine? Was it just because of everything? I watched the episode twice and still didn’t get it.
I think the only other somewhat exciting thing that happened was when Chris saw a light reflecting from outside the safe zone. While not exciting at the time I’m assuming this will lead to him sneaking out of the safe zone to investigate or that’s where they’ll end up going when the safe zone inevitably falls apart.
Honestly, I don’t have a whole lot to say about this episode. There isn’t much to summarize because not much really happened. They’re safe, there you go, that’s all there is to know.
The preview for next week looks more exciting, but that’s also what I said about this week so who knows. I’m holding out hope that these last two episodes will really turn things around and be great.
I’ve had this review written since Tuesday now, but I wanted to watch the episode again before posting because I saw so many people raving about the episode and I was sitting here going, “Did I miss something?” No I didn’t, it was a good episode, but not the best. But that’s okay because there’s a new episode tomorrow night and I am very excited for this one!
What did you think of “Not Fade Away”?