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Undead Kmiss Day 40 – (Van Helsing: Season One)

I watched Van Helsing: Season One when it came out in 2016 and then binge watched Season 2 and can’t wait for the 3rd season to come out so I can re-watch all three seasons. Get a copy of Van Helsing for every vampire and sci-fi lover on your list. Van Helsing is a perfect stocking stuffer as well as a great series for anyone who likes a good “end of the world” survival story.

From the producers of Fargo and Hell on Wheels, Van Helsing is set in the near future where vampires have risen and taken control. Vanessa Van Helsing (Kelly Overton) is humanity’s last hope for survival, as her unique blood composition gives her the ability to turn vampires human. With this secret weapon, Vanessa becomes a prime target for the vampires. Enjoy every spine-chilling Season 1 episode back-to-back and uninterrupted of the series that critics rave has “got bite” and gives “Buffy a run for her money” (Hollywood Reporter).

DaySurvival GearCategoryEstimated Cost
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Day 40
Van Helsing: Season OneHoliday Gifts$18
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Day 39
Leonardo da Vinci Catapult KitHoliday Gifts$18
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Day 38
LEGO Boost Creative Toolbox 17101 Building and Coding Kit Holiday Gifts$160
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Day 37
I Paused My Game to Be Here – Gamer TeeHoliday Gifts$15
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Day 36
Samsung 860 EVO 2TB 2.5 Inch SATA III Internal SSDHoliday Gifts$300
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Day 35
Novelty Dancing Robot SpeakerHoliday Gifts$80
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Day 34
SkyCurve Hanging Platform Tree SwingHoliday Gifts$120
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Day 33
Love You Mom PendantHoliday Gifts$20
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Day 32
Fire TV Stick 4KHoliday Gifts$50
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Day 31
Dog Holiday StockingHoliday Gifts$20
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Day 30
Game of Thrones: The Complete Seasons 1-7Holiday Gifts$110
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Day 29
These Cards Will Get You DrunkHoliday Gifts$16
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Day 28
Heng Balance LampHoliday Gifts$43
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Day 27
55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TVHoliday Gifts$350
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Day 26
KINGSBOM Waterproof & Windproof Thermal GlovesHoliday Gifts$26
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Day 25
Shocktato Party GameHoliday Gifts$30
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Day 24
UGG Women’s W Blayre III Holiday Gifts$200
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Day 23
Amazon Cloud Cam Security CameraHoliday Gifts$120
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Day 22
Bluetooth Wireless HeadphonesHoliday Gifts$100
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Day 21
Fitbit Charge 3 Fitness TrackerHoliday Gifts$150
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Day 20
Baggo Bean Bag Toss Cornhole GameHoliday Gifts$100
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Day 19
Keurig K55 Classic Coffee MakerHoliday Gifts$80
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Day 18
SPESXFUN RC CarHoliday Gifts$46
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Day 17
Smart AssHoliday Gifts$20
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Day 16
Evo App-Connected Coding RobotHoliday Gifts$100
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Day 15
EnacFire E18 Wireless EarbudsHoliday Gifts$46
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Day 14
FujiFilm Mini 9 Instant CameraHoliday Gifts$120
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Day 13
Nerf N-Force Toy SwordHoliday Gifts$15
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Day 12
DEWALT 20V MAX 4-Tool Combo KitHoliday Gifts$249
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Day 11
Nintendo SwitchHoliday Gifts$299
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Day 10
Milk FrotherHoliday Gifts$38
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Day 9
Qwixx – A Fast Family Dice GameHoliday Gifts$17
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Day 8
Anki Overdrive KitHoliday Gifts$140
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Day 7
Game Of Thrones TankardHoliday Gifts$75
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Day 6
Microsoft Surface Laptop 2Holiday Gifts$1600 - $3200
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Day 5
Inventor KitHoliday Gifts$150
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Day 4
Fire HD 8 TabletHoliday Gifts$80
Undead Kmiss
Day 3
Long Hooded BathrobeHoliday Gifts$55
Undead Kmiss
Day 2
Die Hard Movie CollectionHoliday Gifts$25
Undead Kmiss
Day 1
YETI 64oz RamblerHoliday Gifts$60

“Survival Day 344”

The Walking Dead (Season 8, Episode 3)

The Walking Dead, Season 8

Episode 3, Monsters

Summary:

Monsters begins pretty much where Episode 2 left off. The saviors have been called back and Ezekiel is ready to fight. We see a glimpse of Ezekiel and Carol leading the Saviors into a cross fire.

Meanwhile Rick is still at gunpoint, and getting dialogued while the gunfight outside has grown more chaotic. The dead are starting to rise and the Saviors defending the building are now caught between two opposing forces.

As Team Ezekiel takes out one garrison Rick chats for a while before Daryl saves him and it turns into a run and gun when the Savior reinforcements show up, at least until they get pinned down and run out of ammo.

Back at Hilltop Gregory returns and plays off Maggie’s humanity, begging to be allowed in – which Maggie falls for. Just about then Jesus and Tara show up with their prisoners.

Back at the armory Team Rick has won and does some clean up as Rick takes some polaroids.

As they are rolling out someone takes a shot at Rick.

Things I loved about this episode…

  • Ezekiel’s opening dialog which turned into a double trap, cross trap, cross fire, killing extravangza.
  • Zombie head bite blood splatter spray awesomeness.
  • Daryl killing the guy who gave up to Rick.

Things that I didn’t like about this episode…

  • The overlong dialogue between Rick and his old buddy from Season 1.
  • The fake moral issues around killing saviors. Just kill them.
  • Maggie letting Gregory in.
  • The Browning machine gun cutting down Team Ezekiel at the end of the episode.

Firsts…

  • We see a Browning 50 caliber used against Team Ezekiel.

The Walking Dead (Season 8, Episode 2)

The Walking Dead, Season 8

Episode 2, The Damned

Summary:

The Damned kicks off with what appears to be Gray Rick morphing into current Rick. It then shows Daryl, who doesn’t get the gray treatment? Does that mean Daryl doesn’t get the chance to go gray?

We then cut over to some hard nosed gal name Maree who works for Negan. She figures out something is going on just before Team Rick rolls up in their armored cars and open fire. The gun battle rages as Rick and Daryl sneak into the building, apparently looking for Negan’s armory. Outside Negan’s men start to flank and things get a bit hairy, at least until the dead start to come back and attack their friends. Inside the building Daryl and Rick aren’t finding what they expected. They can’t find the armory. Daryl does find a closet with some food and some empty cuffs, but no guns. Rick finds what looks like a bedroom before getting tackled.  There is a brief battle before Rick throws his attacker into a wall bracket. After finishing the fight Rick finds a little kid in a crib instead of the guns he was expecting to find. Is it Negan’s kid?

Elsewhere Jesus, Morgan, and Tara are back at the radar buildings. Negan’s people have put a double fence up and filled it with walkers.

After Morgan distracts the guards so their archer can take out the guards Team Morgan slips into the building and slowly take Negan’s men with silencers. As they are taking the building Jesus and Tara have a moral dilemma after capturing a hostage who nearly turns the tables on them. Morgan has his own close call after being gunned down with his fire team – but somehow his body armor saved him. After getting back up Morgan goes on a killing spree – cleaning house.

Elsewhere Carol, and Ezekiel are dealing with their own sneak attack. One of Negan’s lookout’s got away, so they have to run him down before their target is forewarned. They end up taking the runner down – or the tiger does at least – but it is too late, their target has figured out they are under attack.

When episode two ends it is not looking good for Team Rick. The attacks are on Negan’s bases have hit a bad spot. Rick is at gunpoint and Morales has called back the Saviors. Ezekiel and Carol are about to attack a forewarned enemy – and Jesus and Tara have a blood thirsty Morgan and a lot of hostages to deal with.

Things I loved about this episode…

  • Morgan – “I do not die.”
  • When the dead turned and started eating their friends. Very nice.
  • Ezekiel – “Fake it until you make it baby.”
  • Morgan cleaning house after he nearly gets gunned down.

Things that I didn’t like about this episode…

  • So much shooting. More people would have been hit.
  • It was really hard to follow what was going down where because the story line jumped around so much.
  • Rick wanting to split up from Daryl when they are the top floor of the building looking for the armory.
  • I really don’t like all the moral strife over killing. After everything the saviors have done I don’t think you could show them mercy and expect everything to be okay in the future.

Firsts…

  • The first time we get to see Morgan cut through his enemies. It was awesome.

The Walking Dead (Season 8, Episode 1)

The Walking Dead, Season 8

Episode 1, Mercy

Summary:

Opening

The Season 8 premier, Mercy starts with Rick standing vigil over Glen’s grave, then jumps around to show multiple other survivors of last season’s premiere before cutting to Rick giving a stirring speech to his people.

We then see Carol and Tara on an overpass, waiting for something.

We then see Team Rick taking out sentries, killing Negan’s men so they can get in  a surprise attack.

Whatever the team has done, it involves luring in a horde.

Snipers take out the watchers on Negan’s main nest and then Team Rick rolls up in their armored cars and shoot off a few rounds to lure out Negan’s men.

When we get back from commercial we see Rick with a lot more gray in his beard as time jumps forward. He’s using a cane and the world seems much better – at least for a split second until we jump back to the war with Negan.

After Team Rick takes out some of Negan’s reinforcements Rick gives his opposition one last chance to surrender. They miss Negan, but seem to enjoy shooting out his windows at least.

We then get to see Daryl and Carol, ready to use their weaponized horde.

Daryl gets on his bike and uses some premade explosives to keep the horde moving in the right direction while the rest of Team Rick keeps Negan’s people pinned down with suppressing fire.

Things I loved about this episode…

  • Rick’s speech. Anyone who takes or kills or terrorizes has to be ended. With no guilt.
  • Daryl and Dwight using notes and crossbows to communicate from inside Negan’s compound. Whatever is going down – is going down tomorrow.
  • Daryl killing the sentry and taking the dead guys spot on the car. Super casual like, super cool.
  • Rick cutting the walker down so it can eat the guy who told him that Carl was going to die and Rick would be begging at Negan’s feet again.
  • Tara after counting down to the hordes arrival when it is a few seconds late. “Close enough.”
  • Rick starting to shoot at seven when he is counting to ten.

Things that I didn’t like about this episode…

  • What was up with the crazy guy when Rick & Carl are hunting for gas? Was that supposed to show Rick might becoming too hard? Ba, its the ZA, you can’t be too hard.
  • Why wouldn’t you just open fire on Negan when he comes out of his building?
  • Come on Gabriel – first you stop to safe a traitor, then you don’t start shooting as soon as you hear Negan’s voice?

Firsts…

  • TBD

Fear the Walking Dead (Season 3, Episode 7 & 8)

Fear the Walking Dead, Season 3

Episode 7 (The Unveiling)

Summary:

Jeremiah’s Camp

Fear The Walking Dead, Episode 7, the mid season finale kicks off where the last episode left off. Jake knows he needs to go talk to Walker – they have history from before the ZA. Of course Alicia doesn’t let him go alone. Walker is willing to talk, but it means that each party exchanges a hostage. Alicia stays at the Indian camp while Walker returns to try and get his father to trade potential peace for water.

While Alicia is their hostage Walker tells her about how they waited for the helicopter – and she tells him they killed her father. Afterwards they go into an Indian museum and Walker shows her the bones of his grandfather. The Otto’s and the fortune hunters were desecrating the Indian graves so Walker took them first.

Back at Camp Otto Madison is trying to get Troy to staff a rescue mission. She doesn’t care if it will start a war, she  just wants Alicia to be free. As night falls the senior Otto goes to where their hostage is. He tells her that no one wants war – that they need to let the past be the past – then demands the hostage repeat that it is fair.

Meanwhile Troy has gotten into the Walker camp and has to kill one of the Indians to free Alicia. Things go even further south when Troy has to shoot one of the sentries that Nick tried to take down. The rescue mission escapes in clouds of gunfire.

When they get back to the camp Jake is pissed and the senior Otto tells Madison that those that don’t listen will need to be brought to heel.

Jake then decides to bring Walker’s hostage back with some water – thinking he can renew the parley. Walker would have scalped and killed him if the hostage he returned didn’t call Walker off.

After Jake is back at Camp Otto the hostage, Ophelia, ends up being thrown at the gate as well. She is beaten and bloodied, but alive.

Camp Otto is on edge. They expect an attack. They are on watch, but they don’t see anything. Then people start puking and dying. Ophelia returned just to poison as many people as she could. Camp Otto is in chaos. Lots of people were poisoned, died, and turned. Nick knows Ophelia did it when he sees her turn and run.

When Episode 8 starts we see a flashback to Otto and Ophelia when he caught her sometime in the past and told her she wasn’t welcome on the ranch because she was brown. She is in the desert, thirsty and tired. She is seeing Daniel in heat dreams and would have died if Walker didn’t find her. Which tells us why her loyalties are with Walker.

The episode then cuts back to the chaos at Camp Otto and Madison catches up to Ophelia before she can escape.

The next morning the camp is cleaning up the damage. There are a lot of sick people, and a lot of dead. Nick is sick and might die. Madison takes Ophelia at gunpoint back to Walker’s camp and finds out that Ophelia poisoned the people with Anthrax. Walker tells Madison to take her family and leave the ranch.

While Camp Otto is trying to recover from the Anthrax attack Victor is somewhere near the water and he somehow finds his boat. It is infested with the dead – and grounded in shallow water – but he is happy to be home. Victor is drinking champagne on his boat when he gets a radio call from a Russian cosmonaut who is passing by overhead. The cosmonaut knows he is dead. There won’t be anymore space flights to bring him back to earth. When night falls Victor searches his boat for what has value then lights it on fire. It is time to head back to the mainland.

Apparently Ophelia didn’t know it was Anthrax. She goes back to Walker and tells him that he made her a killer. The Clark’s took her in, they were kind to her. Walker doesn’t really care, he just wants to kill and weaken Camp Otto through any means possible.

While Ophelia and Walker are talking Madison launches a sneak attack. Multiple structures are set on fire and then gunfire erupts as Madison and Alicia hook up their truck to a trailer and haul ass. People fall on both sides but Madison, Alicia, and Troy get away.

Back at Camp Otto Nick has dug up his floor because of an offhand comment that Otto made. Otto killed Walker’s father and several other Indian’s years ago before the ZA. It looks like Walker  might not be such a horrible person after all. Otto provoked them.

The trailer Madison stole was Walker’s museum. They have his ancestor’s bones and other relics. Madison hopes they have something to bargain with now. Then Nick drops the bomb that Troy was the one who killed the family trying to leave as well as the fact that Otto killed Indians before the ZA. This sparks a rage fest from Alicia because she knows that Madison covered for Troy. Alicia is still moral. She wants to be on the side that is doing the right thing.

Madison tries to go out and bargain with walker. She’s willing to return the relics and share what they have – but Walker wants the ranch.

The last thing Madison does in the mid season finale is to go to talk to Otto – right after she told her kids what she did to her own father. She needs to get him to see reason  – no matter what. She lied to Jake when she told him Walker wouldn’t take a deal. Walker wants Otto’s head. Madison takes a pistol out and tells Otto to kill himself. If he doesn’t do it his sons die, the ranch gets overrun. Which is just about when Nick shows up and kills Otto, taking care of the problem.

I guess they told Troy and Jake Otto did it himself? It is insinuated but not really said. The next morning Madison takes Otto’s head out to Walker and the deal is done.

Things I loved about this episode…

  • The senior Otto warning off Madison after the rescue raid returned with Alicia.
  • Madison telling the story of her father and how she killed him. Very powerful.
  • Nick taking care of Otto.

Things that I didn’t like about this episode…

  • Jake leaving Alicia with Walker. Not cool to leave your girlfriend like that bro.
  • Jake deciding to go back to the Walker camp after the rescue. Does he really think returning the hostage and bringing some water is going to make things better?
  • People trust Ophelia just because she was beaten a little? She has to be a Trojan horse right?
  • Really Madison? You are going to take Ophelia and threaten Walker?
  • Victor isn’t even a little worried that his flaming boat might attract unwanted attention from zombies or the living?

Main Characters:

  • Nick Clark – Starts the season off by finding his girlfriend turned into a walker in a church. Has a addition problem.
  • Alicia Clark – Nick’s sister. Has already lost her boyfriend to the virus.
  • Madison Clark – Mother to Nick and Alicia. She worked at the high school where she met Travis Manawa, her boyfriend.
  • Travis Manawa – School teacher and Madison’s love interest.
  • Chris Manawa – Travis’s son.
  • Daniel Salazar – The Barber who shelters Team Travis in Episode 2.
  • Ofelia Salazar  – The Barber’s cute daughter.
  • Strand – The Instigator who Nick met in the detention center in S1, Episode 5.
  • Thomas – Strand’s significant other.
  • Celia – Thomas & Louis’s mother.
  • Jack the Radio Dude – Alicia’s radio boyfriend.
  • Connor – Jack’s boss and the leader of the boat pirates.
  • Louis – Strand’s friend. The one who was going to get Strand into Mexico.
  • Alex – Female from flight 462 plane shorts.
  • Luciana – Female who ends up helping Nick in S2, Episode 8.
  • Alejandro – the leader & Pharmacist who runs the colony.
  • Elena – manager at the Hotel who the other guests blame for locking them in.
  • Antonio – Elena’s sister who is with the Bandits.
  • Jeremiah Otto – Troy and Jake’s dad. The leader of the camp.
  • Troy – Crazy brother who was killing people to see how long it took them to turn.
  • Jake – Good brother who saved Travis, Nick, Alicia, and Nick’s girlfriend.
  • Efrain – Rescues Daniel in Season 3, Episode 4 when he comes “back from the dead”
  • Lola – the woman at the water plant who gave Daniel his job in Season 3, Episode 4.

Fear the Walking Dead (Season 3, Episode 5)

Fear the Walking Dead, Season 3

Episode 5 (Burning in Water, Drowning in Flame)

Summary:

Jeremiah’s Camp

Fear The Walking Dead, Episode 5, Burning in Water, Drowning in Flame, starts with a scene of a remote farm house on the edge of the compound. An old man and his wife were in bed when she passed and turned.He gets up and embraces her, knowing the end has come. He dances with her for a moment as she gums his neck (her dentures are on the table) before putting a gun to his head and taking them both out with a single shot. As they both fall their lantern breaks and the building catches on fire.

The rest of the community rouses, but Jeremiah tells the fire brigade to save the water, it’s too late to save the house.

The next morning Madison packs up to go on the patrol to search for the missing search party. While on the road the convoy sees a small horde and Troy decides they need to clear the undead so they don’t head up the highway to the camp. His team and Madison go down to a bus of convicts and Troy goes BA while Madison just barely holds her own.

When Madison and the convoy get to where the outpost was they find someone hauled away whatever they were expecting to find. Troy loads up his team and they get back on the road to go to the outpost. When they get there is appears deserted. Clothes are hanging on the line but no one is around. They smell smoke and burnt meat and follow it to a pile of dead bodies. I the distance an old man is sitting, his brains being eaten by a crow as he babbles. Madison takes her knife and puts him out of his misery. When the team turns to leave there is a newcomer there – and Indian fellow who look mildly menacing. 

Team Troy is surrounded by the newcomers and they are forced to give up their guns, their vehicles, and even their boots. The Indian wants Troy to tell his father to abandon the ranch or there will be war. Team Troy tries to hump back but it is dark and everyone had their boots taken away. Everyone is tired and hurting but Troy wants to force his men to march. Madison drops some truth bombs on Troy and then kind of pulls rank on him by asking the men if they need to rest. Troy isn’t happy, and he lets Madison know it by putting a knife to her throat while she’s sleeping.

In camp Alicia is hurting from spending too much time with the church study group who just happens to like to drink and smoke pot. After spilling some coffee she goes to apologize for being rude to Jake and they end up in bed together – but Alicia is clearly depressed. Jake tries to give her a book on poems but she doesn’t see the point.

Near the end of the episode Alicia is on top of a stone outcropping, looking at the sun before jumping. She lands in the small lake below and comes up laughing – maybe washed clean of her doubt?

Daniel & Strand

Daniel and Strand are on the road, making their way back to the hotel to get his daughter. Strand is playing a dangerous game with Daniel – trying to hedge on whether Ofelia will be at the hotel or not.

When they finally get to the hotel the gates are open and no lights are on. Victor doesn’t want to go in but Daniel doesn’t let that happen – he has to know if his daughter is inside and if she needs help. They are in the lobby  in the dark and they can hear the undead. To force Victor to talk Daniel rings the front desk bell and then leaves Victor behind when he admits that Ofelia bolted a long time ago.

Things I loved about this episode…

  • Alicia using Alcohol and Pot to deal with her stress. I think a lot of people would. I wonder if she is going to fall as hard as Nick did?
  • Troy going totally BA on the bus of undead.
  • Nick trying to set up a date night for Luciana.

Things that I didn’t like about this episode…

  • Alicia just jumps into bed with Jake? Did she at least have protection? Who wants to get pregnant during the ZA.
  • Luciana deciding to leave because she can see that Nick wants to stay.

Main Characters:

  • Nick Clark – Starts the season off by finding his girlfriend turned into a walker in a church. Has a addition problem.
  • Alicia Clark – Nick’s sister. Has already lost her boyfriend to the virus.
  • Madison Clark – Mother to Nick and Alicia. She worked at the high school where she met Travis Manawa, her boyfriend.
  • Travis Manawa – School teacher and Madison’s love interest.
  • Chris Manawa – Travis’s son.
  • Daniel Salazar – The Barber who shelters Team Travis in Episode 2.
  • Ofelia Salazar  – The Barber’s cute daughter.
  • Strand – The Instigator who Nick met in the detention center in S1, Episode 5.
  • Thomas – Strand’s significant other.
  • Celia – Thomas & Louis’s mother.
  • Jack the Radio Dude – Alicia’s radio boyfriend.
  • Connor – Jack’s boss and the leader of the boat pirates.
  • Louis – Strand’s friend. The one who was going to get Strand into Mexico.
  • Alex – Female from flight 462 plane shorts.
  • Luciana – Female who ends up helping Nick in S2, Episode 8.
  • Alejandro – the leader & Pharmacist who runs the colony.
  • Elena – manager at the Hotel who the other guests blame for locking them in.
  • Antonio – Elena’s sister who is with the Bandits.
  • Jeremiah Otto – Troy and Jake’s dad. The leader of the camp.
  • Troy – Crazy brother who was killing people to see how long it took them to turn.
  • Jake – Good brother who saved Travis, Nick, Alicia, and Nick’s girlfriend.
  • Efrain – Rescues Daniel in Season 3, Episode 4 when he comes “back from the dead”
  • Lola – the woman at the water plant who gave Daniel his job in Season 3, Episode 4.




Fear the Walking Dead (Season 3, Episode 4)

Fear the Walking Dead, Season 3

Episode 4 (100)

Summary:

Fear The Walking Dead, Episode 4, 100, starts with the story of how Daniel (The Barber) survived after the fire in Season 2 where he appeared to die willingly.  He’s burnt up, out on the streets, and thirsty when he gets into a slow race with a walker who is in slightly better shape than him.

It wins the race but Daniel is saved by a dog that starts barking, distracting the single walker who had him.

A wanderer finds Daniel and takes pity on him, taking him back to his hiding place in a mall where he has an old fountain that still pumps some water – once a week. Daniel’s savior puts him in his trike and then turns on a speaker announcing he has water while he rides through the zombies, his speaker drawing the undead to him.

The water an takes Daniel to other survivors who decide to clean his burnt up flesh with a straight razor.

A little bit of time passes and we see Daniel with his rescuer Efrain, who it turns out may be a priest? A priest who likes to drink. Efrain likes to use large nails and his hammer to kill the walkers.

Efrain lets Daniel cut his hair, and then tells him he knows he going to try and run. Efrain tries to understand why and Daniel tells him he’s killed lots of people – 96 to be specific. Efrain tries to make Daniel feel better but he begins to understand why Daniel wants to get back out on the road when he realizes Daniel is looking for his Daughter, Ofelia. Which leads to Daniel breaking down, telling Efrain that he’s not sure if he killed his daughter in the fire, or if she’s still alive. Daniel begs Efrain to forgive him. When Efrain falls asleep Daniel sneaks out into the darkness only to find it raining and dark.

Daniel kills one walker with a shovel handle before encountering a massive dude. The shovel doesn’t even phase the giant walker. Daniel kneels, defeated, leaving it to God – which is when the giant walker gets zapped in the head by lightening.

Daniel and the giant walker go down and are carried away in the run off, only to end up at the dam where Victor is. The people who find him are more scared they will be accused of sneaking him in if they are caught with him than anything else – so they hire him to be a janitor.

Daniel goes to work, does a shift, then ends up in the cafeteria eating his lunch. One of the bosses body guards puts his finger into Daniel’s food only to have Daniel disagree violently.

The fight leads the Boss to recognize Daniel, The Butcher, and just like that Daniel is walking away, no longer a janitor. The Boss asks him what he wants and smooth talks him into staying. A job is better than a jeep to go out into the Apocalypse. The job the Boss wants him to do is to find and kill the water thief – who just so happens to be the man who saved Daniel.

The search party crashes through the gates into the mall and finds the dry fountain – but the clock is ticking and to save the fountain Daniel gives up Efrain. He thinks he’s doing it to protect the girl who gave him his job – but she doesn’t care, she thinks hes a traitor. Which leads us right to where we saw Daniel at the end of Episode 3, giving Victor a canteen of water through the bars.

Daniel wants to know if his daughter is alive, which Victor confirms. If Daniel will let him out he will take Daniel to find his daughter. She’s just down the coast. Daniel doesn’t believe him, he’s convinced Victor will say anything to get out of the cell.

Which leads Daniel to face the reality of what he’s done by handing over Efrain. The poor priest is tied to a chair, getting beaten, but Efrain won’t give up how he is getting water, which would put the head of the water plant in jeopardy as well.

The Boss is happy when Daniel walks in – his expert in making people talk has just showed up. Daniel tells Efrain that he only has two options. Efrain can talk, in which case the priest dies and so does the woman helping him. Option two is he doesn’t talk, and Daniel will kill him. He will try and do it as quickly as he can – it is all he can offer. Daniel is going to kill Efrain when the woman breaks and grabs Efrain, embracing him. both are taken to the top of the dam. It is time for them to go over the edge. Daniel grabs the first guy and the Boss pushes him over. Daniel grabs Lola, the woman who gave him a job next and takes her to the edge where he hesitates before going Jason Bourne and saving Lola, Efrain, and Victor too. He kneels at her feet and asks her for forgiveness.

Things I loved about this episode…

  • Slow Walker race with Daniel when he is just about out of juice.
  • Daniel turning on the Boss at the end. I was very glad he turned to the good side.

Things that I didn’t like about this episode…

  • Why would you cut up a wounded man’s leg with a straight razor?
  • Daniel being forced to work over Efrain. That sucked.

Main Characters:

  • Nick Clark – Starts the season off by finding his girlfriend turned into a walker in a church. Has a addition problem.
  • Alicia Clark – Nick’s sister. Has already lost her boyfriend to the virus.
  • Madison Clark – Mother to Nick and Alicia. She worked at the high school where she met Travis Manawa, her boyfriend.
  • Travis Manawa – School teacher and Madison’s love interest.
  • Chris Manawa – Travis’s son.
  • Daniel Salazar – The Barber who shelters Team Travis in Episode 2.
  • Ofelia Salazar  – The Barber’s cute daughter.
  • Strand – The Instigator who Nick met in the detention center in S1, Episode 5.
  • Thomas – Strand’s significant other.
  • Celia – Thomas & Louis’s mother.
  • Jack the Radio Dude – Alicia’s radio boyfriend.
  • Connor – Jack’s boss and the leader of the boat pirates.
  • Louis – Strand’s friend. The one who was going to get Strand into Mexico.
  • Alex – Female from flight 462 plane shorts.
  • Luciana – Female who ends up helping Nick in S2, Episode 8.
  • Alejandro – the leader & Pharmacist who runs the colony.
  • Elena – manager at the Hotel who the other guests blame for locking them in.
  • Antonio – Elena’s sister who is with the Bandits.
  • Jeremiah – Troy and Jake’s dad. The leader of the camp.
  • Troy – Crazy brother who was killing people to see how long it took them to turn.
  • Jake – Good brother who saved Travis, Nick, Alicia, and Nick’s girlfriend.
  • Efrain – Rescues Daniel in Season 3, Episode 4 when he comes “back from the dead”
  • Lola – the woman at the water plant who gave Daniel his job in Season 3, Episode 4.




Fear the Walking Dead (Season 3, Episode 3)

Fear the Walking Dead, Season 3

Episode 3 (Teotwawki)

Summary:

Teotwawki started right on time at 9PM Est with a creepy commercial. We find out that the compound the family ended up in last episode was built with the proceeds from selling “How to survive the end of the world tapes.”

The American Experiment has failed. The only way to protect your family is to be prepared. Buy my four part series “Teotwawki” which will tell you how to survive the apocalypse.

When we come back to the here and now the compound is having a funeral for the young lady who was killed by walkers after the helicopter crash. Some of the people are mad that Madison and her kids are there. Others want to know when they are going to find out who shot down the helicopter and what they are going to do about it.

In the infirmary Nick is feeding Luciana. As soon as they let her out of the cuffs she wants to find weapons and run. Nick isn’t so sure yet.

At the family meeting Nick wants to leave, to go out and form their own survival group which creates some friction between the family. Madison wants to stay, Nick wants to leave, and Alicia seems to just want to kill Troy. The reason for Madison wanting to stay is clear – she just lost Travis and doesn’t want to lose anyone else.

After Troy broke into Madison’s bunkhouse she goes and asks Jake and his father, Jeremiah for help. She doesn’t want to fight Troy. Jake goes and tells Troy to stay away from the Clark’s but Troy doesn’t sound like he’s being honest.

Alicia goes to the “Bible Study” only to find that the teens like to smoke pot and drink. It was not what Alicia was expecting at all. She also gets to meet Jeff, a zombie head in a bird cage. At first she looks horrified, then she starts to giggle. The teens use Jeff as a foil to ask Alicia questions about her life. Then the conversation turns to Troy and Alicia tells them they shouldn’t rely on the Troys of the world – sometimes you need to handle your own shit. Jeff then asks what bad stuff Alicia has done and she admits to having killed someone – and that it was easy.

While Madison is in Jeremiah office she sees how Jeremiah was likely abusive to his alcohol addicted ex. Jeremiah and Madison bond a little of their shared experience with alcoholism.

When dark falls Troy pulls up and asks Nick to go with him to hunt a boar that has been getting into the garden. Jeremiah ends up outside with Madison and he tells her Nick went on the hunt with Troy and she doesn’t seem super concerned. Come on, Troy is a psycho. Out in the woods Nick tackles Troy and takes him to the ground. Then there is some weird conversation, a shot into the ground, and Nick and Troy are friends? What the heck?

The next day Jeremiah still hasn’t heard from his team he sent out the day before. He asks for volunteers to go check with his son Jake. Madison and a few others raise their hands to go with Jake and check on the others.

Victor

Victor has found an old friend, Dante, who knew Thomas and him in the old days. Dante takes Victor out to what appears to be a dam where they throw someone over before grabbing Victor. Dante asks him if he really thought they were friends before screaming that the other man needs him.

Dante tells his men throw Victor over before halting them. Victor is going to work off whatever debt Dante perceives he owes him. It sounds like Victor is about to pay for his sins.

The last thing we see at the end of the episode is Victor in prison – only to find out that Daniel may still be alive? Is Victor having heat dreams or is Daniel really there? I guess we have to wait until next week to find out.

Things I loved about this episode…

  • They keep Luciana cuffed to her bed in the med station so if she turns she can’t get loose. Finally people being reasonable.
  • Jeff.

Things that I didn’t like about this episode…

  • Troy is in Madison’s room when she goes back to her hut and she is way to relaxed.
  • Really Nick, you get into a truck to go hunting in the dark with Troy? What the hell is wrong with you?

Main Characters:

  • Nick Clark – Starts the season off by finding his girlfriend turned into a walker in a church. Has a addition problem.
  • Alicia Clark – Nick’s sister. Has already lost her boyfriend to the virus.
  • Madison Clark – Mother to Nick and Alicia. She worked at the high school where she met Travis Manawa, her boyfriend.
  • Travis Manawa – School teacher and Madison’s love interest.
  • Chris Manawa – Travis’s son.
  • Daniel Salazar – The Barber who shelters Team Travis in Episode 2.
  • Ofelia Salazar  – The Barber’s cute daughter.
  • Strand – The Instigator who Nick met in the detention center in S1, Episode 5.
  • Thomas – Strand’s significant other.
  • Celia – Thomas & Louis’s mother.
  • Jack the Radio Dude – Alicia’s radio boyfriend.
  • Connor – Jack’s boss and the leader of the boat pirates.
  • Louis – Strand’s friend. The one who was going to get Strand into Mexico.
  • Alex – Female from flight 462 plane shorts.
  • Luciana – Female who ends up helping Nick in S2, Episode 8.
  • Alejandro – the leader & Pharmacist who runs the colony.
  • Elena – manager at the Hotel who the other guests blame for locking them in.
  • Antonio – Elena’s sister who is with the Bandits.
  • Jeremiah – Troy and Jake’s dad. The leader of the camp.
  • Troy – Crazy brother who was killing people to see how long it took them to turn.
  • Jake – Good brother who saved Travis, Nick, Alicia, and Nick’s girlfriend.