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 055 – Skidmark (S5E4)

Talking Through Skidmark

On this episode 55 of Fear the Walking Dead Talk Through, Brian and Kyle are joined again by our special guest co-host Mark from The Walking Dead Talk Through, as we talk through Fear the Walking Dead Season 5 Episode 4, which is titled, Skidmark. This was written by Samir Mehta, his first episode on this show, and directed by Tara Nicole Weyr, making her second stint as a director on this show. She previously directed S4E11 The Code.

We have more feedback for last week’s episode… S5E3 coverage starts at 20:57…

Before we get into this week’s episode, we have to share more feedback we received for last week’s episode, S5E3 Humbug’s Gulch. Discussion on this week’s episode starts at 20 minutes and 57 seconds into the podcast.

A cat that listens to you!

We get a good cold open this episode, with Daniel showing how he uses Skidmark as a diversionary tactic. That little guy seems to know how to get the zombies’ attention and smart enough to know not to let them get too close. I thought this was a great use of the cat, though some would say most cats don’t take commands. However, they do exist. One of my cats, Tazz, reminds me of Skidmark. He listens to commands and usually follows them. We also see Daniel be The Pied Piper of walkers again, something he did in S1E6 The Good Man.

More of those kids!!! Quick, get to the choppa!

We see that there are more than just Dylan, Max, and Annie that are around. There are more kids, lots more. What happened that made them so scared of grown-ups? Then, we see that symbol we saw when Althea was taken, and We see the helicopter again, and it’s pretty clear this is from the same group… you know, the A or B group… that took away Rick and Jadis in the helicopter on TWD. It seems we’ll get to know more about this group next episode.

No, get to the plane, I mean walker chopper!

This episode had a unique way to take care of walkers… the plane propellers. That was a pretty cool stunt, helping to save Daniel and at least a truce be called between Daniel and Strand. I thought the scenes with Daniel and Charlie were nice, too. Could he become a foster father for her?

FTWD Ratings are down to a new low…

This week, FTWD ratings sunk to a new low in the 18-49 demographic. S5E4 Skidmark got a 0.45 in the 18-49 demographic with 1.655 million viewers, the lowest since S4E12 Weak, down from the last week‘s 0.54 and 1.756 million viewers. Again, there was no Talking Dead this week so no ratings for it.

Fear the Walking Dead Live + Same Day Ratings (18-49)
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That’s it for Skidmark!

Skidmark didn’t wow us. We liked it, but no one loved it. Please leave your feedback for Fear the Walking Dead, Season 5 Episode 5, which is titled The End of Everything, by 6 PM Eastern/5 PM Central on Tuesday, July 2, 2019. Check the Facebook group for any deadline changes. The best way to submit your feedback is on the Facebook group.

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