Yesterday we have arrived at the midseason finale „Fear The Walking Dead“ Squadron 2 reached. A little family drama, a schizophrenic Flashback and much drivel - so goodbye „Fear The Walking Dead“ without much fanfare and Cliffhanger in the summer break. If the series in August restarts, it must set clearer accents, to continue to convince.
„Fear the Walking Dead“ provides in its first midseason finale though Zombies, Flame, Destruction and Drama, but unfortunately without meaningful linkage of elements. All aspects are distributed follows and this partly geographically and unfocused, that there is no conclusive picture. The episode begins as calmly as she ends. After beach his friend in the last episode proved the last grace, he has the terrain leave. Celia faith view is shared by all residents up to the newcomers doubtless. From this perspective beach has not kept his friend from the terrible infinity as Walker, denied an afterlife but in the new world. Meanwhile, Daniel is busy hard with his past. Was it too early yet competent and angsteinflössende man for tough decisions, Daniel broke after arriving at the winery gradually. Under the tough surface seethed long conflict with the personal history, who now gets together with different views to combat zombies to a dangerous mix. Daniel is indeed long rooted beside the flames, after he said goodbye to the spirit of his wife and his past with radical means, but also it will be allowed to see each other again after the summer break. As Celia we see him escape from the cellar at the end, thus also likely to landlord's wife survived this inferno.
Meanwhile pursuing his son Travis beyond the boundaries of secure estate to a house, where Chris has taken the son of another man hostage. Chris‘ Plotline is definitely the most controversial to date of the entire series. Here, Chris‘ entitled doubt. Reed has indeed increased the fears of the already insecure son, but in principle also knows Chris, that the Zombie Apocalypse, a reduction to the nucleus of society, the family, The result and the porous structures of the blended family Been before the zombies a reason to doubt Travis‘ Commitment to his son. That Chris is now experiencing the direct assurance of the support of his father, with all the consequences, which includes the, will reassure him, normalize and bring them back into the group, although father and son initially alone remain in the mountains. What's next for them, shows up in the next episode in August.
Basically, the separation of the figures probably to follow, the likely await us after the summer break individual episodes with a focus on the development of character. In principle it is nothing to be refused, it would only be desirable, if this would be designed not so obvious. The separations of the figures appear credible, the trenches in the last episodes were yet deeper and greater the differences. Especially the smoldering conflict between Nick and his mother offers interesting approaches. While biter in the original series and particularly in Comic be jerky fall after the initial apocalypse in the background, reducing the natural disaster, which serves the actual drama only as a frame story, offers „Fear The Walking Dead“ a considerably deeper approach. This allows the character of Nick and not without reason. Nick is the first person, we can see and he also has the first contact with a walker in Los Angeles. His perspective on the zombies is centrally and therefore the zweiepisodische trip to Celia Winery is necessary, for it is, Nick accepts and welcomes to himself. She sees the zombies just as pitiful creatures, who have made the next step - inadvertently and simultaneously innocent - and now have a extreme hunger. This hunger, this desire, prevailing wisdom,, Nick is very well known as a former junkie.
The Zombie as Junkie is definitely not a new interpretation, but the simultaneous mercy, pity, the concern for the fate of companions after winning the Zombie Virus - all seem promising and new approaches for the rest of „Fear The Walking Dead“, if you dare, to pursue this and to think about the end. Nick, of a bloodied by Zombie Horde walks and accepted there more and feel at home, is definitely one of the most exciting images of the entire series universe. When „Fear the Walking Dead“ it still manages, to raise more than one figure to that level, could Kirkman and Co. turn the corner. We are excited, as at after the summer break 21. August will go on! For the second half the team promises some interesting new characters, particularly Hispanics…