After three-consecutive strong episodes of Fear the Walking Dead, the series took a step back this week with “Captive.” It wasn’t a bad episode; in fact, the storyline was engaging. We saw the return of Alex; we saw Alicia hoodwink Jack and escape from Connor along with Travis; and we saw a fairly clever attempt at a prisoner exchange. Unfortunately, the episode was poorly executed, riddled with bad decisions, and frustratingly lacking in logic.
I suspect, however, that the series had to pull some punches in the episode, so to speak, to keep the Connor storyline alive until the midseason finale. Here were the highlights and the lowlights of last night’s episode.
Where have we seen Connor before?
Connor is played by Mark Kelly, who — believe it or not — played Dale, this guy on Mad Men. A good beard changes everything.
Line of the Night
“In my time, I’ve known men who inspire fear. Do you know what they have in common? They never say how frightening they are.” Ruben Blades — eight-time Grammy winning Panamanian singer — as Daniel Salazar delivering a truth bomb to Reed, who didn’t have a shot in hell of surviving that crowbar in his gut. Way to take the sting out of a three-minute monologue and put that dying dude in his place.