Fear the Walking Dead Episode 4 Review
"NOT FADE AWAY"
Nine days after episode 3 and everything seems to be back to normal, or so they thought. The episode opens up with the characters doing daily normal activities such as jogging and swimming. According to the army that came from the previous episode, the community is safe from the outbreak. However, it's never that simple, especially with The Walking Dead. Reminiscing from the original series of The Walking Dead, the survivors were "safe" until the crazy guy who sheltered them in season 1 decided to try and kill everyone. In this episode, it was pretty obvious that something was fishy regarding the army.
Dr. Exner was a new character introduced in this episode and she seems to be scoping around the community to see who needs "help". Once she had identified someone who needs "help" the army seems to take them away from where they're living and taken to headquarters wherever that may be. Unfortunately, one of those patients just happens to be Nick because of his drug issues and so he is taken by the army to headquarters. This turn of events is the result of Liza talking to Dr. Exner and letting her know that Nick needs attention which builds up even more tension between her and Madison. In addition, Liza joins Dr. Exner to help more patients at the headquarters leaving her son Chris disgruntled which I believe was actually a very significant moment for the characters and for real life situations. Would you leave your child to go and pursue your passion? The thing you want to do? I understand that Liza wants to help people out but this field is also what she has been trying to achieve for a while now. Let's just hope her decision was the right one and for her sake she does come back to see her son.
I've got a feeling that everyone who seems to be getting quarantined is actually being terminated which is why Nick maybe in trouble as well as Ophelia's mother. Speaking of Ophelia, she started a relationship with one of the members of the army, however it may seem that she was just trying to get medicine from him which he actually couldn't get because it was under tight lock down. Another subject that was reoccurring throughout the episode was a light that was visible in the far distance. Very early in the episode Chris spots a light that keeps shining which actually seems to be showing a pattern. I'm not too familiar with my Morse code but the person may have been trying to call for help. Afterwards, Madison being curious about the signaling sneaks out of the perimeter fence where she discovers a handful of walkers that were shot. However, according to Madison some of the people shot weren't sick. This leads me to believe that the army is just getting rid of everyone who is outside of the "safe zone".
At the end of the episode, we see Travis going on top of the roof where he sees the light at the distance which Chris was talking about. However, this time it wasn't light coming from the person rather it was gun shots. This was the result of Travis letting the commander in chief know that there was someone over there, thus resulting in their death. Overall this episode was okay, not much tension until the end of the episode and there weren't really any threat of walkers but it definitely moves the plot forward and let's us know that something is definitely fishy about the army. This could possibly be the reason why we haven't seen any of the army in the original series, who knows?
Here's the teaser for Episode 5. It's definitely shaping up to what seems like the survivors are getting ready to retaliate from the army.