TV Review: Fear the Walking Dead S2E4 Blood in the Streets
A family in distress boards the Abigail; and Strand branches off as his past begins to emerge. Meanwhile, Nick searches for an associate of Strand’s.
Fear the Walking Dead bounces back and forth between the past and the present as we learn much more about the history of Strand.
The episode is an interesting one that ups the tension in many ways in the present as some folks take over Strand’s boat the Abigail and then takes everyone hostage. This is something that’s been building for the last couple of episodes and there’s hints that there’s some bigger threat still out there named Connor. If the episode focused on just that, it’d have been an excellent one. The end of the episode definitely ups that factor of tension as we don’t know what to expect and since no one is the big named character like it’s sister show, it really does feel like anyone
Instead, the episode bounces to the past as we learn more about Strand and a bit about the location they’re going to. That kills the momentum of the episode a bit. But, it does some good and gives us a lot of information about the character.
Things ramp up a bit as we learn more about Fear the Walking Dead’s mysterious Strand, and while not all is revealed there’s a lot that should keep folks intrigued.
I’m still not completely sure what his deal is, but we have more info at least. The show continues to be an interesting one and for once we have some real tension.
Overall Rating: 7.45