Sorry for the delay of posting this but have had a couple of busy days what with family reunion on Sunday and also getting to meet my older brother Mike, his wife Felicia and their son Russell for the first time yesterday. By the time it was all said and done I was wiped out.
So onwards and upwards. I don’t want to do a recap today because everyone and their cousin’s brother are doing recaps and bashing the bejesus out of characters for doing this or that when they would have done this or that. People, you need to remember, they have no clue about walkers, zombies, biters, shamblers or what ever other word that can be made up. It’s a crazy mixed up mess and no we don’t always do the right thing at the right time.
What I do want to talk about is the fact that things are falling apart pretty much just like Tobias said it would. It resembles in many ways some of the rioting we have seen in the United States and around the world. People going crazy and destroying everything in their path. Not realizing while they do that the walkers are growing and getting out of control. I am with others in thinking that at first they tried to contain it and keep it hush hush. But it soon grew to be too big and just plain exploded out of control. As for people dying why didn’t they reanimate? Well, if you are in the morgue you probably aren’t going to try very hard to get out of it. You are locked in. Not much incentive to walk around in there when you can’t really move about much. As for the people already buried. Do you realize how far down they are buried and that most of them are in a coffin that is also in a vault type thing? They aren’t supper strength walkers, just regular people walkers. They aren’t getting out unless you dig them up and let them out. A whole host of them can be contained behind a locked door. They will only start pushing against said door when you start fooling with it and waft your tasty flesh in their faces.
So yeah, at first it could be contained and cleaned up. But with the way this thing spreads, it wouldn’t be long until you would see exactly what you are seeing on Fear the Walking dead now. As far as the characters go. Every last one of them is doing the best they can under the circumstances and with what little knowledge they have of what is really going on. They are building up the tension just as it should be and revealing only what the character can find out and process at the time. Just think a minute. How would you process it? grandma coming back to life, Your next door neighbor munching on Sally’s face two doors down. Rioting, we are used to, shootings, we are used to, but the dead coming back to life. NO.
You have to explain this to your kids that the people you see shambling and looking all drugged out crazy are actually going to try and kill you by eating you. You have to try and process what you have to do just to survive. Madison not only had to hit her boss and friend, she had to bash his brains in. Literally. That is not something you take or do lightly. It will affect you. By the time Rick wakes up its a pretty routine thing to do. Shoot them in the head, hit them in the head, stab them in the head. Oh by the way, I do hope Tobias gets a bigger knife. This little frog sticker won’t do a thing as you all saw.
So while we decide how we would or wouldn’t do things, think about how you handled the last car accident you were first on scene for or a bank robbery you were victim to. It shakes you and really changes your perspective. Hindsight is 20/20 but foresight is blind as a bat. So I leave you with this thought as you catch up on episode two of the show down below. Would we really react much differently than the people on the show? No matter how badass you are, that shit will mess you up. Yes, love Abraham and his words of wisdom.
Madison Clark — Kim Dickens
Travis Manawa — Cliff Curtis
Nick Clark — Frank Dillane
Alicia Clark — Alycia Debnam-Carey
Liza Ortiz — Elizabeth Rodriguez
Chris Manawa — Lorenzo James Henrie
Daniel Salazar– Ruben Blades
Griselda Salazar — Patricia Reyes Spindola
Ofelia Salazar — Mercedes Mason
Dr. Bethany Exner — Sandrine Holt
Matt — Maestro Harrell
Strand — Colman Domingo
Reynolds — Shawn Hatosy
Tobias — Lincoln A. Castellanos
Jazz — Megan Danso
Art Costa — Scott Lawrence
Fear the Walking Dead airs on AMC in the US at 8 p.m. CDT