Last night’s episode, Captive, did just that. At least for me. I mentioned how last weeks show finally took FTWD to that next level. Captive was no let down. It showcased some really fine acting and action sequences. Before we go further,
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Connor seems to have some creepy plans for Alicia, by the choice of music playing and him cooking her a steak. Jack later mentions he likes to get to know new people one on one, but has never cooked anyone a steak. It had a creepy vibe for sure.
No remorse: Any forgiveness I had for pregnant lady vanished when she snatched Alicia’s steak and walked out. I suppose she needed it more, but that was kind of crappy.
Faulty towers: Deciding to leave Chris alone with Reed was a bad decision. Unless you wanted Chris to kill him. Someone should have underscored that they might need Reed for a possible swap. Not sure that would have mattered. At worst, they should have had 2 people with him if one had to be Chris–the ticking time bomb.
Respect: Strand seems to respect Madison by allowing her to do what she does. I was fairly surprised he agreed to go after Travis and Alicia without protest. Either he holds her in some regard or is setting her up. Madison seems to be emerging as a leader of the group.
Devil goes down to Georgia: Alicia keeps playing Jack’s strings like a fiddle. Somewhere Charlie Daniels is smiling.
An old friend: Alex meets up with Travis on the ship and she lays the guilt on him pretty hard. It was Strand who cut the rope, but Alex blames Travis for putting her in there. If not for that, the group would have left them in the boat, so not sure why she singled him out. It was her only hope. She could have tossed Jake overboard. Alex seems to have an over developed sense of revenge.
Conflicted: Jack seems conflicted between his love for Alicia and his duty to his group. I almost feel sorry for him, as it is clear Alicia is biding her time with him.
Too easy: Reed easily gets under Chris’ skin, absolutely toying with his emotions. It’s possible he wanted to push him into killing him, or he miscalculated Chris, who badly wanted to make up for his mistake. I don’t fully blame Chris. He’s young and emotional. Daniel is too smart not to know better. So is Madison.
Smooth operator: Madison negotiates the terms of swapping captives. Even gets Connor to comply without hearing if his bro is alive. He probably thought he could out muscle them. He was wrong.
Boom clap: There goes the leverage! Chris snapped and shot Reed in the mouth–pretty horrifically. Chris claims that he was turning. We find out a little later Chris was lying.
I love it when a plan comes together: Daniel stops Nick from killing Reed after he reanimates. I knew exactly what he was going to do, and it was brilliant!
Voices: Daniel thinks he hears Reed say, “Drop the gun” in Spanish. Obviously some kind of flashback from his torture days. I absolutely hated when Rick was seeing his dead wife in The Walking Dead. It looks like we are going to go down the same path here. Daniel is probably the last person we want hearing things.
Action not words: The exchange seen was pretty cool. It went down like I thought it would, with zombie Reed biting someone. Turns out he got Connor and another man. Travis head butted the third guy, and eventually pummeled him. Alicia jumps off the docked ship into the water, and onto the Zodiac. Wrapped up pretty tidy.
Questions: Will the group confront Chris about his cold blood killing of Reed–then lying about it? Ofelia questioned that Reed was then her and Nick saw him come back to life. Madison seemed to know, but she might be okay with it. At least for the time being. Daniel was able to make lemonade out of it, but I would think he would have been the most upset. I hope they don’t just let it go.
What will Jack and Alex do now that Conner is a walker? Will they continue on? Will they seek the group on the Abigail–either to join them or revenge?
Will Strand try to get the whole group into Baja or is he waiting for the opportune time to leave them high and dry? We know he holds his word, and obligations. He did say he and Madison, “we’re even”.
Zombie kill of the week: I don’t think there was an official zombie kill. Chris tried to kill Reed and ended up turning him into a zombie, then Reed was thrown into a group consisting of his brother, and 2 others. It might have to go to zombie Reed taking a bite out of Connor. Keep it in the family, right?
This installment is kind of a bonus edition, as you can see where I get some of my catch phrases from- Actual songs, movies, or lines from movies. I’m kind of weird like that. Hope you enjoyed it. See you next week!