Rob Cesternino (@robcesternino) and Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) get back together to talk episode two of Fear The WalkingDead, “So Close Yet So Far.” This week’s episode has stepped up the pace, and does an all-too-real job of showing us what Los Angeles could look like when civilization breaks down around it.
Rob and Josh discuss the progression of the characters and show a little more appreciation for the long-winded back story from the pilot. They discuss Tobias and his ability to know everything about this outbreak — except how to kill the walkers. They discover that “The Wire” curse crosses over to all “TWD” platforms.
They look into Nick’s actions and debate whether he is a hero or a manipulator of circumstance. We find out how Travis’ problems with his ex-wife and son, Chris and Liza, affect his ability to help them as the outbreak starts to spread.
Rob and Josh speculate on who will live, who is not long for this world, if a Burning Man society is best for these people and, ultimately, who will be our pseudo-family when all the initial hysteria is said and done.
With a week off next week, we hold our breath and pray that all our favorite characters can hold out that long. But while they wait, Rob and Josh feel like we have enough characters to have a death draft. Tune in to see who drafts whom.
Until then, let us know what you thought of the show in the comments section below.
Special Thanks to Justin Holcolmb for writing this week’s episode recap!