The Walking Dead Talk Through

Hosted ByBrian Meloche, Mark Kirkman, & Kyle McAdams

The Walking Dead Talk Through is an episode by episode discussion about all of the TV shows and movies within The Walking Dead Universe, based on the hit shows by AMC. In each episode, we talk about the character arcs and their interactions with other characters, the plot, and action of the episode, and make predictions on what will happen. Our listeners are very important to us, and your feedback is an essential part of this podcast. Host Brian Meloche is joined by co-host Mark Kirkman for The Walking Dead episodes, and Kyle McAdams for Fear the Walking Dead episodes. Thanks for listening!

FTWDTT 019 – Date of Death (S2E13)

Talking Through Date of Death

It’s the penultimate week for Fear the Walking Dead, but Date of Death is not the penultimate episode. Not exactly. It depends on if you consider the two next week to be one episode or not. Personally, I think it will also depend on how they play out. Sometimes, two episodes can feel like one really long one, and sometimes, they really are two separate episodes. Since my crystal ball is still on backorder, I guess we will have to wait until this coming Sunday to find out.

A vast improvement

In any case, Date of Death was a vast improvement over the previous week, at least for these two podcasters. This episode gave us the backstory on what happened with Travis and Chris after the ill-fated trip to the chicken farm. I rather feel bad for Lorenzo James Henrie because he seems like he would be so much fun, but I absolutely detest his character. I guess that means he’s doing his job well.

It’s worth repeating a few things

I’m glad that Travis is rid of the bro-migos, at least for the time being, but I feel bad for Travis that it was at the expense of his son. I do not feel bad for us. And how, unfortunately, I think that Travis lost Chris when he made the mistake of not bringing him back to the rest of his family. When he made that decision, he wasn’t being a parent to Chris, he was trying to be his friend. This backfired when Chris found new friends who wouldn’t also try to parent him. No one wants friends who boss you around all the time. I still think if Travis had not done what Chris wanted and had made the decision with his parent brain on instead, he would have taken Chris back to the rest of the group and they never would have been in that situation. But then we also wouldn’t have this drama for Travis.

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Leave us your feedback and tell us what you think about the episode, and what you think will happen in the final two. Pretty please with a cherry on top, we wish for more audio! But we understand that maybe not as many of you are watching Fear, and for those who are, it may not be priority watching. For Fear the Walking Dead’s two-part season 2 finale, Season 2 Episode 14, titled Wrath, and Season 2 Episode 15, titled North, please submit your feedback by 6 PM Eastern/5 PM Central Tuesday, October 4, 2016.

Ratings are down

Date of Death got a 1.48 in the 18-49 demographic, with 3.491 million viewers. That’s down from last week‘s 1.55 and 3.616 million viewers.

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