REVIEW: Fear the Walking Dead, S4 Ep12 – Weak

Fear the Walking Dead, S4 Ep12 – Weak

On this week’s Fear the Walking Dead, we continue with Morgan as he searches for his friends down the road, as he started to do last week. It’s a fairly uneventful installment even while we check in on two groups: Morgan and company, and June and Al. There was an intriguing scene between Morgan and the Filthy Woman, whom we now know is this season’s antagonist. Watch out for those poisoned bottles of water! Never trust a randomly placed supply box, not in the zombie apocalypse.

Fear the Walking Dead, S4 Ep12 – WeakThis episode was also the directorial debut of Colman Domingo who plays Victor Strand on the show. Luckily for him, his character sat out this episode so he did not have to do any double duty. Domingo has been a cast member since season one of Fear the Walking Dead so it was interesting for him to take the director’s chair for this one. He talks a lot about his experience to ComicBook.com

Al was down for the count, afflicted with a strange illness (which some suspect might be related to the poisoned water bottles). She was at her most vulnerable, physically and emotionally, finally opening up to June about her need to document other people’s stories because this is the only way she can hold on to the people she loves. They both struggle to find supplies, even as June is attacked and threatened by a lone survivor. But she’s a tough cookie so she easily overpowers him, even as she tried to convince him that there is a better way to live in the world of Fear the Walking Dead.

Fear the Walking Dead, S4 Ep12 – WeakMorgan continued to believe that the person on the other end of the walkie-talkie (the reception on these walkie talkies is surprisingly clear even in the midst of a wasteland, I noticed) was some sort of benevolent figure. He even encountered the mysteriously filthy lady, seemingly rifling through the supplies he left behind. She emphasizes that she does not need help and that she is not weak. He tries to sympathize, unaware of her more sinister thoughts.

We later see her killing the guy who had threatened June and then making him her new walker pet. I’m still not sure what her motives are other than being some kind of dirty agent of chaos. Hopefully the main cast soon realize what a threat she can be.

Geographically improbably but conveniently for the plot, Morgan and June and Al cross paths and have a slightly moving reunion. There’s still no sign of the others but they’re glad they found each other. Hopefully they meet up with the rest soon enough so they can also deal with the menace of the Filthy Woman.