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ZRC Review – Fear the Walking Dead Season 2, Episode 4

When last we left the crew of the S.S. Zombie Hater they had just tried, and largely failed, to ransack a plane crash. This week the inevitable consequences of talking to strangers comes home to roost as Alicia’s ham radio pals pay a visit.

It is also noteworthy for having very few Differently Animated even allowed on screen. More below the cut.

Not that Fear the Walking Dead misses a chance to front-load the cruelty, as this week’s story opens in media res with Nick cruelly trapping and killing a totally harmless Zombie in what appears to be a pre-apocalypse refugee camp.

FEAR 2X4 TENT ZOMBIE

Disturbing.

Moving on from there, Alicia’s radio pals show up, and yep, they’ve descended into a life of professional piracy in the couple of weeks since ‘civilization’ collapsed in a wave of Zombie hating.

FEAR 2X4 HIJACKERS

More or less my expression at the pirates’ behavior, truth be told.

Moving on yet again, the audience gets a series of flashbacks detailing Strand’s mysterious past, which turns out to be less mysterious and more crassly mercenary-with-a-hint-of-fraud.

FEAR 2X4 STRAND BAR

Back to the present, where Nick manages to cram in some heavily stereotyped Zombie lurching before a bloody resolution (mostly) to the pirate crisis.

FEAR 2X4 STEREOTYPED LURCH

Another week without a single redeeming treatment of the Differently Animated or their quest for equality.

Even *our* nearly infinite optimism is beginning to dull under this onslaught.


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The role of 'Administrator' will be played tonight by John Sears, currently serving as President of The Zombie Rights Campaign.

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