By Gabriella Holder, Harvest Tribune Literary Editor
Fear the Walking Dead stunned everyone when it presented a marvelous first half of Season 3 earlier this year.
It’s safe to say FTWD is changing the direction of the show. After a dreadful season 2, FTWD managed to rebound in a tremendous way, adding more captivating drama and some of the guaranteed chaos, terror, and tension between new characters and intense scenes, that was missed in the previous season.
Viewers even got some heartbroken deaths, along with Travis Manawa (played by Cliff Curtis) who we thought would live forever, as he was one of the main characters.
As of right now, season 3 has ended and season 4 is confirmed, set to be aired sometime in the summer of 2018. As said before, season 3 provided more chaos and tension than that of the previous season. I’ve watched up to episode 13, and let me just say a great deal has gone down.
In the first episode, the Clark family is hauled off by a militia group to a facility, the same group that attacked Nick (Frank Dillane) and Luciana’s (played by Danay Garcia) group at the end of season 2. While Madison (played by Kim Dickens) and Alicia (played by Alycia Debnam-Carey) are interrogated by a new character, Troy Otto (played by Daniel Sharman), Travis is dragged off to another section of the building, where he is cuffed, weighed, measured, tagged with a number, and thrown into a room filled with the sick and people of color. Most know they were waiting for their death, as the guards execute people in another room and bet on how long it takes them to “turn” into a walker or zombie.
Travis Manawa (Cliff Curtis), Luciana (Danay Garcia) and Alicia Clark (Alycia Debnam-Carey) in Episode 1
Photo by Michael Desmond/AMC
In the next few episodes, Travis dies and the remaining Clark family decides to reside on a farm, led by Jeremiah Otto (played by Dayton Callie), with the group that nearly killed them. Upon arriving at their new home, the Clark’s have difficulty adjusting to new people and rules. Nothing new when you begin to live with strangers, but in this world there is no such thing.
As soon as they thought they were safe and sound, trouble came. A Native American group threatened the campers to leave the land they resided on, on the claim that the land was theirs for it was inherited by their ancestors. The tribe began killing the founders of the camp one by one, until only Jeremiah was left. To avoid war, Madison planned to kill Jeremiah, but Nick ended up murdering him. Following his death, the ranch now led by Madison and the Native Americans make an alliance. They all moved in together to live in peace and harmony.
However, not for long. While living at the ranch, there is heated tension between everyone; revolts and disagreements. Loads of unbelievable, chaotic events takes place, but I’ve spoiled too much. Fear the Walking Dead captures everything you want in a post-apocalyptic world. Not only does it feature action, adventure, and thrill, but there are some scenes filled with humor, amazing character developments, and thought out plots that will blow your mind.
In Brief: If you’re looking for a binge-worthy show, with fifteen 45-50 minute episodes per season, definitely check out Fear the Walking Dead. You can watch the first two seasons of FTWD on Hulu and all seasons on Youtube.