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Fear The Walking Dead Season 4, Episode 4 Recap: Buried

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Fear The Walking Dead | Season 4, Episode 4 Recap – “Buried”

Rob Cesternino & Jessica Liese recap “Buried”, Season 4, Episode 4 recap of “Fear The Walking Dead”

  • WHATROBWILLNOTSAY

    was there a morbidly obese middle aged female walk stuck in the tunnel of the water slide with a bunch of child walkers jammed up behind her?

    I would have included that if I was in the writer’s room and the idea of having characters scale the water slide stuck.

    • Pink Pearl

      I’m not even going to touch the particulars of why you think it has to be a woman, but I don’t think it has to be an obese walker, just a water-logged one like the one that was trapped in Herschel Greene’s well.

      • WHATROBWILLNOTSAY

        I am visualizing a female character I saw in an 80’s movie or three, Flamingo Kid. . .

        But I see your point.

  • Andiamo

    I love Jess’ take on what might happen next week with John Dorie and Naomi. It would be really interesting if he has a creepy side and she had to escape him.

    If it does go down like this, I wonder if Naomi’s not really dead, but just told Alicia the story about John, and Alicia is protecting her.

    • TrentC

      I hope that’s not the case. I really like the John character and his love must be pure! If it does turn out Naomi is running from him that would point to some really good writing and without being a Nick…that would be unexpected from this show.

      • Andiamo

        I like John too. Right now he seems a little clingy in a sweet way, but I think the signs are there for him to go full Kathy Bates in Misery. They do have new writers, right?

        • TrentC

          It’s the why of their split up that interests me. She has part two of the gun set and when we first see Naomi she’s all alone in that oil storage unit. It seems to me it was a kinder, more gentle break. Unless she had to leave and stole one of his guns because he was being a knob.

          Yes from what I understand Scott Gimple is now in some sort of overseer position (Chief Content Officer) for both shows and Angela Kang is head writer for TWD. She has written some good episodes in the past, and has written episodes for seasons two through eight. Notable are some of the Daryl and Beth episodes, and the ones where we meet the Savior ladies at the satellite station.

          • Andiamo

            If these were mutual feelings why wouldn’t she have told him her real name? Also, they’ve been in the same general area for about a year so it seems they would’ve found each other if either she was looking for him too, or at least she wasn’t hiding from him. Maybe he wasn’t creepy and cruel to her, but at the very least I think she probably doesn’t share his feelings.

            They spent one night together so maybe he’s crafted a romance in his head just to have a purpose, or it could be darker, like to revise some bad behavior. Either way I think it would be an interesting twist.

            I really like his character, so while I want to know what happened with Madison, I’m totally down for a John Dorie-centric episode. Maybe you’re right and next week will just be a missed connections love story, but I hope not.

          • TrentC

            I totally missed the fake name and only one night together thing. My bad and it’s because…calamity! I’m in crisis. My hair looks like Donathan’s right now. I’ll stop crossing the streams and focus.

            I too like the actors involved and thought John’s first scene when he met Morgan and hadn’t spoke for a year was brilliant.

            And there’s no way they kill off Dharma after her brief appearance. I hope there’s some sort of reconciliation for both of them

          • Andiamo

            Oh yeah you better work that out.

            I loved that scene too, but I find it weird that he hadn’t spoken to anyone for that long. What was he doing…?

          • TrentC

            Good question. Think he had a Morgan-break from reality?

            *and I don’t mean stopped watching Survivor.

          • Andiamo

            Maybe. Couple of peas in a pod. I also hope he’s not horrible, just a little off.

      • Adam Bradford

        I’m also really hoping that’s not the case. I want John to be a “good guy” in about every sense of the word. If they go this route, I hope he’s just clingy and “too nice”, not abusive/aggressive or anything like that.

        • TrentC

          Yeah me too. He’s got the nice guy vibe and can’t we just find one person who is what they seem?

          Come to think of it….wouldn’t most of us become Stage 5 Clingers in the zombie apocalypse? You would’t meet people every day and when you do meet someone, there’s a good chance they will try to screw you over for your possessions. Finding a decent, honest, trustworthy friend would be like gold.

  • Adam Bradford

    How did Naomi just duck out on Alicia on top of the water slide? Did she slide down head first on one of them and cannonball her way through the walkers? Seemed pretty ridiculous.

    • TrentC

      Walkers as a boogie board…careful, you may give the writing crew some ideas.

      • Adam Bradford

        That would be pretty astounding, I don’t care how ridiculous it would have been. We need that and a bowling alley scene where they are using the zombies as pins.

        • TrentC

          I was lol’ing when Jessica and Rob were talking about the bowling alley zombies with the shoes and names on their shirts.

    • Matthew Murphy

      She’s Batman.

  • TrentC

    I have to say I’m not onboard with the idea of Madison and/or Naomi being dead.

    As mentioned by Jessica and Rob, if Madison was dead and not one of the characters throughout that entire episode gives voice to it while extolling the virtues of all things Nick…well, it just doesn’t ring true.

    It would make more sense to me if Madison was captured by The Vultures and the entire expedition was to retrieve the hidden guns with the intent of going back to the stadium.

    While we’re here, why are The Vultures camping out in the stadium parking lot? All of the supplies will be gone, any crops have been infested with weevils. Mel tells Madison his back story about hanging around a different place for too long which supposedly resulted in death. So what do they hope to gain by re-settling? A home base at the baseball park? (that was on purpose..)

    • Adam Bradford

      I kind of feel, even more so after this episode, that Madison has to be dead to justify the actions of OG group. For them to barely care about what happened to Nick and to want revenge so badly to not even grieve over him and give him a proper burial, Madison has to be dead. Maybe the vultures went true vulture and ate her in front of everyone.

      I don’t think I’m in on having Naomi die so soon though. I’d love it if she was playing the long con and also turned out to be a vulture and, big twist, ends up being Charlie’s mom!

      • Andiamo

        I’m still iffy on Madison. You make good points. It would make sense that the characters are less callous about Nick after suffering the loss of Madison. But since these shows don’t make a lot of psychological sense I’m not sold yet. It would be surprising if they do kill her that she hasn’t had much screen time this season.

        But ooh I like that Naomi theory. Hell, maybe Madison found out and is doing the double long con by acting as a mole within the Vultures, and that’s why they haven’t been asking about her.

      • TrentC

        It would be bad script writing in my opinion if Alicia and Strand talk about Nick for an hour and there’s no mention of Mom dying too.

        Unless Madison did something like join The Vultures or go bad on her own.

      • Matthew Murphy

        I think the writers are trying to get people’s hopes up that she might be dead and hope the ratings improve as fans wait to see her death and an actual likeable lead to take her place.

  • TrentC

    Speaking to the theory of weed-writing…

    We had walkers that looked like plants and some that looked like fish this episode. Maybe the make-up department creates a cool looking new walker and the writers go hmmm.

    • Matthew Murphy

      Z Nation has already had zombies infused a with pot. Also a Zombienado.

      • TrentC

        I mentioned in another thread that the new FTWD intro reminds me of the Z Nation intro.

        I saw the Zombienado and it was spectacular.

        • Matthew Murphy

          Can’t unsee the Z Nation intro/Fear intro comparisons.

          • TrentC

            Even the musical notes sound similar.

  • Nicole Wright

    Has anyone else noticed that the opening credits this season end with a visual of the field and each episode there is something slightly different happening. For example the truck in the background, blue flowers growing in the field, and this episode a flickering screen and a storm coming in the back.