Sunday’s episode, Los Muertos was the latest installment in the series. I have to admit, after first watching I was disappointed again. This is why I watch them twice before commenting. Before I get to that,
Nictopia™ continues with our main character waking up in a room with a woman who appears to be sick. He then walks out to witness a man entering a bus to where “the wall” is: the area between the outside world and the living; the infected are fenced in. They “protect” the living from the living. Lots of metaphors there. In the post apocalyptic world, it’s a little bit of genius combined with a little bit of crazy. There is no doubt, “the wall” will be used against them. Sooner or later.
Abigail is lost: It makes sense. Hell, they left the Zodiac out on the beach where anyone could take it. The Zodiac was still there, which means someone took it from the water. Strand says it was the military. Makes sense–or does it? Either way, the group moves on to a luxury hotel along the beach!
Not Hotel California: Madison, Strand, Alicia, and Ofelia enter the hotel. In grand fashion, Strand hits the bell for service, which he deems “subpar”. Rightfully so. No one comes out dead or undead. The pair splits off, which I think is a little brash all things considered. In ‘reality’ a family that plays together, stays alive together. This is not reality.
Did I mention I love Strand? He has the best lines.
No one will miss you: Luciana takes Nick to a settlement that is basically a warehouse. When he asks why him, she says frankly, “no one will miss you”. It’s kind of neat that they already have another community to trade with. This too looks like it will end sooner than later. Nick wants to get a snack cake for the little girl who watched her daddy die, but Luciana turned him down. Which results in a confrontation as they leave. Why not just hide it in the cart. Surely Nick has done that in his 20 something years. Because then we wouldn’t see his epic negotiating skills. That’s why!
Drinks are on me: Strand and Madison take some time out to down a couple bottles of tequila (guessing). We get some good backstory on Madison, and Strand gives his iteration of how things could have been if they met before the apocalypse. Madison reveals she was a bartender in Alabama to help put herself through college. There is a nice back and forth between the two. Until Madison gets drunk and turns angry. She also hints that she lied about her husband’s death to her kids. She tells them he fell asleep at the wheel coming home late from work. We get the idea he was probably drunk. I think there is still more. She says she chose to be a parent, “despite the past”.
We aren’t family: Alicia and Ofelia have a nice moment in a hotel room (slow down there) wherein Alicia tries to comfort Ofelia by telling her, “you have me” when she seems to be stressing out over the current situation, mainly her fathers loss. In Daniel-like fashion, she brushes it off with, “family is family”. I think she will come around.
Music to die by: Strand is no piano man, and stirs up the dead with his rendition of old scary movie classics. They suddenly realize they are not alone as the infected break their way into the hotel.
These dead go to 11: Apparently these infected can open doors (I assume some were open) and survive falls from 6-8 stories up. If their brains don’t get smashed, their legs would certainly be in no shape to walk. It’s a TV show, I get it, but I hate it when they break their own rules.
Looks like we have to wait one more week to see what’s going on with Travis and Chris. Maybe Daniel?
Questions: Will they see Abigail again? I gotta think so. They don’t build a beautiful set like that and have it disappear without either sinking it or setting it on fire. It just wouldn’t be right. My theory? Someone from their past caught up to them. Jack? Alex? Both of them? I’m not buying the military took it. Makes no sense. It doesn’t have the fortitude of a military vessel. At best, they would have pillaged it and moved on. Probably siphoned the fuel out of it, then sank it.
What happened to Ofelia? I initially though it was her that jumped off the balcony. She ducked out somewhere while Alicia was scrubbing up, and wasn’t in the hotel room. What gives? She seemed like she was having a little crisis. From the previews, it looks like Alicia will have some alone time next episode.
How will Madison and Strand get out? Will Nick come to the rescue? Probably not, because he might be 100 miles to the west. Daniel? Ofelia? A reunion of Travis and Chris is probably out? I suppose they could light the bar on fire and work their way around while the infected are distracted.
What else is Madison hiding? A lot was revealed this week, but more questioned popped up, especially when she said she chose to have kids, “despite the past”. It’s good to know they are fleshing her character out more.
Will they ever call the dead walkers? It’s kind of annoying just calling them infected. In The Walking Dead, they have at least 6-8 other names for them.
Can we get a theme song? Seriously!
Zombie kill of the week: It was a very slow week in the walker/infected killing department. Other than the dude who died in the beginning, I’m not sure there was a death of significance. “The wall” gets it by default? Has to be.