Season 2 / Episode 11 / Pablo & Jessica
It’s unfortunate that Fear The Walking Dead was unable to build on the momentum built from last week. As I speculated last week, Nick’s story is much less interesting. I like his character, but his story is not compelling as a dominant point of focus. As soon as they start focusing on Nick and his newfound community I get bored again. I have to admit that his idea to stretch the drug supply was pretty genius, and the tension built when watching him, a junky, surrounded by bottles of Oxy is a nice touch, but the episode still falls short. I also enjoyed watching Alicia clear out the hotel with Victor and her mother, but I just can’t find the hook with their group. There’s nothing compelling. Nothing pulling us in. Victor is certainly a strong character, and Alicia is believable enough, but there is something about Madison that just doesn’t work. She comes across as a bit smug but her character hasn’t earned this as a forgivable characteristic. The writers are assuming that she will automatically be accepted as a hero and therefore forgive her smugness. Unfortunately without her actually being a hero, this characteristic just makes her unlikeable. I’m looking forward to getting back to Travis and Chris which was a much more interesting story.
CAST: Kim Dickens (Madison) / Cliff Curtis (Travis) / Frank Dillane (Nick) / Alycia Debnam-Carey (Alicia) / Colman Domingo (Victor) / Lorenzo James Henrie (Chris)
DIRECTOR: Uta Briesewitz
SCREENWRITER: Kate Erickson
CREATED BY: Robert Kirkman / Dave Erickson