TV Review: Fear the Walking Dead S2E2 We All Fall Down
The group seeks shelter with a survivalist family; and Madison tries to uncover the family’s true motives. Meanwhile, Salazar works to discover Strand’s intentions.
Fear the Walking Dead takes us back to land in the second season’s second episode and things are really interesting. The episode emphasizes the series focus which isn’t as much on individuals, but instead is about what groups are doing and how they’re handling the zombie apocalypse.
In this case we get a bit of a microcosm of a family that’s holed up and gone a bit crazy. It emphasizes some of what we’ve seen in The Walking Dead, and even Fear‘s first season where we see individuals who commit suicide instead of the prospect of having to live in this world.
The big picture is the focus as plans are made and people are realizing of what this world is like and what is happening.
While the series seems to be focusing on the big picture, it also is about individual actions. Here it’s a son dealing with a mother turning. A mother wanting to save her child. A father not willing to accept reality. It’s a slow build and a slow reveal as to individuals, their motivations, and how they’re reacting.
We’re seeing small changes in everyone as the series shifts from that big picture to more about the individuals.
The episode also gives us more information about the situation that is the West coast, and elsewhere. We find out as much information as the individuals see or hear, something that is sure to irritate some viewers, but also makes decisions in the first episode more clear.
The episode is an interesting one as we see the characters come more alive and we see how different individuals are reacting to the end times.
Overall Rating: 7.35