After a few weeks of waiting and waiting, the third episode of “Fear the Walking Dead” finally aired. Even though I am aware of the fact that this first season will be a short season – consisting of only 6 episodes (boohoo) – this third episode finally had some huge changes that I’ve been dying to see. WARNING: I have seen the episode, due to that this article will contain some spoilers here and there.
It’s only the third episode and Los Angeles descends into chaos. More people get infected, anger and fear covered the whole city, people started revolutions on the streets ignoring the police and other authorities. Los Angeles is not the city of angels anymore; it is the city of chaos. And during this chaos, zombies spread really fast infecting the city street by street, person by person.
I do wonder, though, will this show have the same path as “The Walking Dead”? Obviously, in these two shows survival is everything. It’s a zombie apocalypse! Take your family, as many supplies you can find and disappear! However, in “The Walking Dead” the cast didn’t stay that long in Atlanta. In “Fear the Walking Dead” though, Kim and Travis were already talking about packing and going to the desert from the second episode. Travis doesn’t quite know yet what’s the deal with the zombies (maybe he doesn’t want to accept the idea of these people being dead) but he knows that in these situations, he should take his family and leave the city as fast as he can.
So, in “Fear the Walking Dead” it’s all about LA, how everything started, how people react and manage to survive and escape. In “The Walking Dead” it’s all about woods, scavenging, surviving and finding supplies. This thing made me so excited to watch the series. As much as I’d want to see Daryl hunting squirrels and rabbits in the woods, the idea of a city like Los Angeles descending into chaos due to the infestation made be more curious about this series.
In the third episode, Travis got stuck with his family in a barber shop but after a while he found a way out. He took his family and directly went to Kim’s house. The streets filled with angry people destroying everything gave me goosebumps. Travis made it, though. He found a car and took his family and the barber’s family as well to a safer place. But the ending though…
One thing I learned from the actual series “The Walking Dead” or even “The Last of Us” game: do not trust the authorities in these kinds of situations. In the end, help arrives at Kim’s house. Troops from the National Guard appeared in Kim’s neighborhood cleaning it of zombies. I don’t think that the authorities can be trusted in these specific cases. Plus, if someone sprays a big X on my house, my first thought will clearly not be “Ook, everything will be fine now…”
I am already excited for the next episode to air. Until then, what did you think of this episode? And what do you think will happen next? Let us know!