Despite its title of “The Hurt that Will Come,” “Fear the Walking Dead’s” Season 5 Episode 2 was another action-packed episode with plenty to love. New friends discovered, old friends found again and some special time for our fave couple, J2 … what’s not to love? Well, I found one thing, but first, all_the_love.
Our J2, John & June, are the perfect antidote to zombie madness. So glad their reunion lasted yet another episode. To paraphrase John, they are our little bit of sunshine in the FTWD dark space. Those wee love nuggets they casually drop in conversation are a shining light for me, balancing the walker-heavy darkness.
It seems the search for Al is a metaphor for our character’s individual searches, for their own remaining light within. J2 see it in each other. Alicia needs Morgan to help show her the way, by opening the door to her heart. Thank goodness there’s something left in everyone. In their reunion, Daniel can’t see it in Strand, at least not yet. Love that we can see it, Victor.
My most favorite scenes were those including Grace. Her Miss Alpha Emitter title may mean that she doesn’t have a long time to live but I’m sure we’ll see her again. She and Morgan are kindred spirits. Morgan may be helping Alicia find her inner light but she still has a long way to go. Morgan quickly saw Amazing Grace’s inner light which helped save his life. Alicia has a ways to go.
Did you find a moment of Zen in this episode that made you chuckle? I found two!
My first laugh came with the raven “Bird Box” trap. It seemed so satisfying to see those bird droppings land on the walkers. Normally I’m not one for ‘potty humor’ but this just fit!
The second moment that had me in stitches was Morgan’s response to Grace’s “Take your clothes off!” command. The look on his face was priceless. It was just so unexpected to be told to disrobe. Again, loved the entire Grace storyline.
So, what could I have lived without? I have two in this category as well.
I was devastated when Morgan couldn’t get his bo back. He’s been to hell and back with that thing! I know he’ll find something else to use, maybe even something better, but the show won’t be the same without it! #bummed
Equally disappointing was the decision to leave Luciana alone at the radio and then send her outside when she was clearly impaired. It was a Bye, Felicia’ moment for me.
IT’S A WRAP!
Overall, I liked this episode a tad more than the premiere. Amazing Grace really added a lot to this episode and I Hope to see her again soonl
The depth of feeling exhibited by the cast really shone through. Well done!
Do you ever think about what you liked, what made you laugh and what you could have lived without?
Would love to hear your thoughts!
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