Episode 4 of Fear The Walking Dead might be my favorite one so far. While we didn't see a bunch of walkers eating people, the military presence loomed large enough to show us a new side of the apocalypse...
1. Nick Gets Taken By Surprise, Literally:
I really didn't see that coming. Nick has been really annoying pretty much every time he's on screen (and I was glad Madison slapped the crap out of him because he deserved it)...But even I was hoping he'd get away when Alicia told him to run.
2. The Classic, "No One Believes The Kid Scenario":
Sure, maybe his son didn't see anything, but would it have killed Travis to investigate that light? You mean to tell me that he believed Madison's druggy son when he
said he saw zombies (and even explored that abandoned place at night) but wont take his own sons word for it when he claims to see possible survivors? Get it together man...
3. Madison Leaves The Safe Zone For?
I really thought she'd accomplish a lot more when she crossed the fence. Sure she discovered that the military was shooting everyone up, but I thought she'd get around to investigating the light. At least give her a second run in with Tobias. She also passed up a prime opportunity to take that handgun with her. If she was willing to steal her neighbor's shotgun, then she should have brought that thing home.
4. The Military Angle of the Show is Great:
With the soldiers killing people outside the fences, taking people by force, and taking said people to supposed hospitals, they pose a greater threat than walkers at this point. This is definitely a great angle to explore considering that Fear The Walking Dead is trying to set itself apart. The current situation in the neighborhood looks like a Woodbury prequel. It'll be interesting to see what the relocation bases look like...
What did you think? You glad Nick got taken? Would you have gone to help the people shining the light?