‘Fear the Walking Dead’ season 2, episode 4 review: The story of Victor Strand

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The last episode of “Fear the Walking Dead” brought a certain webseries into the forefront courtesy of airplane wreckage, and to go along with that, we also saw the ruthlessness of one Victor Strand. This was a man with a plan, and apparently this plan did not evolve helping out anyone around him in a moment of crisis.

As it turns out, though, this was a man who actually used a “blood in the streets” strategy to find his success, and that his ship was actually named for a man (Thomas Abigail) and not a woman. This was a great bit of backstory about a man who was at one point broke post-Hurricane Katrina, but eventually found himself all the success he could ever want. However, things have changed, and were it not for Madison retrieving him at the end tonight, who knows where this story could have gone?

Oh, and we should also note that this was an episode that really did want to further along the belief that you really cannot trust anyone in this world. Remember that group Alicia was talking to earlier this season? Well, they are setting themselves up now to face some rather bad news. Alicia did smartly take advantage of whatever she could to get the upper hand on one of their new captors in Jack, but eventually the leader took both Alicia and Travis. The group’s now separated, and all of a sudden whatever plans that were here previously are completely blown up in favor of the show becoming more of a rescue mission.

The great thing about “Fear the Walking Dead” these days is that we’re starting to get more backstory, and we also are seeing more of a human-versus-human struggle. Yes, we do need more still from some of these characters, but we do think that the show is starting to find its way. Grade: B.

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