ZOMBPOCALYPSE NOW: Everyone Is A Monster On FEAR THE WALKING DEAD’s Midseason Finale

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Fear the Walking Dead’s midseason finale is upon on us, and Team Zombie takes a look at the all-too-human monsters that have brought us to this point. It’s Zombpocalypse Now!

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Season 3, Episode 7 “The Unveiling”
Written by Mark Richard
Directed by Jeremy Webb

Season 3, Episode 8 “Children of Wrath”
Written by Jami O’Brien
Directed by Andrew Bernstein

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Kim Dickens as Madison Clark, Alycia Debnam-Carey as Alicia Clark, Sam Underwood as Jake Otto, Daniel Sharman as Troy Otto [Richard Foreman, Jr/AMC]
Dustin: You know, we really didn’t talk about the awful editing this week.

Mindy: Well, we did mention it.

Curtis: Barely. Tim could hardly contain himself a couple of times.

Dustin: We DVR’d it because my Monsters hadn’t gone to bed yet when it started, and he made us rewind it, because he thought we’d gone past a whole scene that one time.

Curtis: It was really choppy.

Dustin: Tim? Anything to say?

Timothy: Yeeeaaaahhh. So, as an editor, I found it really jarring throughout, but when we went from Jake almost getting scalped to Ofelia being brought up on the motorcycle, it was like they yanked out at least an entire scene or more. I expect there is a deleted scene there that they cut for time, but jeez, it was abrupt as hell.

Mindy: The cinematography was good though.

Timothy: It was! I will say this for Fear the Walking Dead, even when it’s been a train wreck on the writing side, they’ve done a great job with the visuals. And with this season and the vast improvement in the writing, it’s really made those great visuals pop out.

Dustin: Because our desire to have all the terrible characters die horribly isn’t overwhelming our visual cortexes. “Daaaaaaaad! Daaaaaad! I have a moral quandary, Daaaaaad!”

Timothy: And to think, we actually liked the moral quandaries of this season. 

Dustin: God, I hated Chris so much. SO MUCH.

Mindy: Clearly I joined this circus at the right time.

Curtis: Clearly. So listen with your ears as we talk about it. We’ll be back next week with Preacher, which I have got to catch up on.

Mindy: And listen to our other podcasts and follow us on YouTube!

 

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