Fear The Walking Dead S1E2 "So Close, Yet So Far" OAD 8/30/15 *spoilers*

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  1. Aug 31, 2015 #1 of 128
    DevdogAZ

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    I'm sure the majority of the comments will be complaints that the show is moving too slowly and the people are not being smart. But personally, I like what they've done so far. I like that it's moving slowly and that the characters are slowly being exposed to reality, no matter how much they want to pretend it's not real.

    I wonder why Tobias went to all that trouble to get all the canned food but then didn't bring it with him. I mean, once she bashed the principal's head in, there shouldn't have been any further immediate danger that would prevent them from wheeling the cart of food to the car.

    Was there something specific we were supposed to see when the sheet blew off the dead homeless guy?

    What is the likelihood that a high-school kid has a smart phone but then is also carrying an old-school camcorder?

    Wasn't Travis' ex remarried or in another relationship? Why wasn't she frantically trying to get in touch with him?
     
  2. Aug 31, 2015 #2 of 128
    Enrique

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    There was a big hole in his head and when that girl started to attack the officer it seemed like she knew to go for a head shoot, More pointing the government knows what is going on and how to kill these things, but isn't telling the public(And that is an even more call back to when the mom said the government would let them know what is going on.)
     
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    Cearbhaill

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    Not gonna lie, this episode creeped me out a bit.
    If society could just not crumble for another 20 years or so that'd be great.
     
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    Rob Helmerichs

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    I'm amused that you start by stating what you think other people are going to find wrong with the show, rather than with stating your own opinion (with which I agree 100%)...how lawyerly of you. :D
    I'm not so sure...the homeless guy the cops killed that started the protest was shot "twenty times," and the first time she shot her, it was a body shot that did no good. I think they're figuring it out as they go.
     
  5. Aug 31, 2015 #5 of 128
    trnsfrguy

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    I agree, but in these first 2 episodes the police has to have realized that headshots are the key to stopping the zombies. So, I hope the show tells us how the world gets overrun.
     
  6. Aug 31, 2015 #6 of 128
    mwhip

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    And how it spreads. Right now it seems confined to Los Angles but we know that is not the case. I want more info on what is going on world wide.
     
  7. Aug 31, 2015 #7 of 128
    DeDondeEs

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    I actually think the story-arc is moving too fast. I thought this was going to be a prequel to the Walking Dead to show how they arrived at the point where the Walking Dead picks up.

    At the rate this story-arc is going, it will essentially be "The Walking Dead - LA" by the end of the season.

    It would be interesting to see from a government, military, or law enforcement perspective on how they observed the people turning.

    That being said, I am enjoying the show.
     
  8. Aug 31, 2015 #8 of 128
    Rob Helmerichs

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    Unless the situation in LA turns out to be radically different than in Georgia, which is where I think they're going.
     
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    NJChris

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    I'm really enjoying the show. I'm hoping they don't go all-out-zombie too quickly.

    I also figured they didn't bring the cans because they were scared and in shock. She just had to 'kill' the principal and the kid was just attacked.

    The mother doesn't even explain what is happening to the daughter. I'd think there's a fear of sounding crazy by saying the dead are not coming back to life.

    I want Travis' ex to get eaten.

    I also don't get why anyone thinks it's going slow. There's lots happening!!

    *shrug*
     
  10. Aug 31, 2015 #10 of 128
    MikeMar

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    Agree, i think it's almost going too fast!

    I think everything went kinda normal speed but was surprised that they saw the neighbor getting attacked! I think that was the only too fast part

    And why did the principal (just PAL) turn, was there already a zombie in the school? Or he just get sick like the boyfriend they left in his house?
     
  11. Aug 31, 2015 #11 of 128
    Maui

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    Well, time itself is not moving too fast. Most of this episode happened in 1 day, the same day as the majority of the last episode.

    Maybe there are too many Zombies in the space of a day but I think it is just for the sake of reminding people it is a zombie show.

    If they keep the pace of the current season then we will cover maybe the first week of the outbreak.
     
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    NJChris

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    There was blood on the back of his shirt. It looked like he was stabbed or something.

    They did show the neighbor looking sickly when he was stocking up on water. Maybe he was bit like the sister's boyfriend was. Also, I wonder if the neighbor lady got bit.
     
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    VegasVic

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    That's what I said when she dropped the kid off, "What happened to all the cans of food?"
     
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    Mr.Scarface

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    LOL.....Well FTWD is consistent with TWD.

    3 black characters with speaking lines are already dead/turned to Zombies....lol

    #AllLivesMatter! LOL.
     
  15. Aug 31, 2015 #15 of 128
    MikeMar

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    Or could be blood from another walker turning him? So who stabbed him or was there another walker?

    And yeah forgot about the sick guy next door, has to be that guy that turned and is now going around the neighborhood

    "Well there goes the neighborhood!" :)
     
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    Rob Helmerichs

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    I would suspect weird psycho student kid, if he had gotten his knife back yet...
     
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    MikeMar

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    In a world of zombies, only the psycho crazy kid is truly sane
     
  18. Aug 31, 2015 #18 of 128
    robojerk

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    The bitten boyfriend probably killed his mom and dad. :(

    My only quip is how quickly Madie (the mom) went into "protect your own mode" and wouldn't help out her neighbor who was being attacked. I guess it's because she's in shock from hacing to kill her boss/friend and that things are too crazy for her to deal with it. But I could imagine that her 9 year old daughter would come and and also be attacked.

    It seems that fear, of the sick/dead and fear of being crazy is just allowing things to snowball.
     
  19. Aug 31, 2015 #19 of 128
    DevdogAZ

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    That didn't surprise me at all. Maddie has seen what's happening. She realizes it's going to get much worse. At this point, it does no good to risk your life or let your loved ones risk their lives to save others. Best case scenario, you save someone and then they join your group and consume your resources. Plus, she and the daughter had no weapons.
     
  20. Aug 31, 2015 #20 of 128
    Jstkiddn

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    I will have to concede that I wasn't rooting as hard this week for Maddie (? the mom?) to be zombie food.

    She didn't irritate me nearly as much as she did at first. Maybe she's growing on me.
     

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