Sunday, November 15, 2020

What I’m Watching: The Walking Dead: World Beyond

The Walking Dead: World Beyond: Season 1, Episode 7 “Truth or Dare” (B+)

One of the things that appealed to me most about “Fear the Walking Dead” when it started was the idea of seeing how life transitioned from normal to zombie apocalypse, and seeing how people’s behavior changed during that time. What’s most interesting, of course, is how the government works and what that structure looks like, which is why I’m hoping we’ll see more of Elizabeth and her organization in the remaining three episodes of this season or a good portion of the next one. Huck’s flashbacks started out positively, with her throwing darts blindfolded and enjoying the fulfillment of military service. But all that changed in a big way when she was ordered to shoot indiscriminately and kill anything that was moving, even if was a live person. After enduring a lot of difficulty during that time, she was cool and collected under considerable pressure when Walter had Hope as a hostage, and her ease killing him seemed to bother the usually unshakeable Hope. Confiding in Huck about killing Elton’s mom was a good decision since now she’s been able to share it with someone who wasn’t Elton, and hopefully the affection he feels for her won’t compel her to spontaneously confess. Percy pushing her to reveal the worst thing she’d ever done didn’t help matters at all, and Silas did not seem pleased that he was crushing on an apparently interested – if initially confused – Iris. Any of that romance is going to have to be put on hold given the unfortunate news that Tony has been killed (maybe it’s just stage makeup again?) and Silas seems to be the prime suspect.

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