The Walking Dead Talk Through

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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 061 – 210 Words Per Minute (S5E10)

FTWDTT 061 – 210 Words Per Minute (S5E10)

Talking at 210 Words Per Minute! 🙂

On this episode of Fear the Walking Dead Talk Through, Kyle, Mark, and I talk at 210 Words Per Minute. Fear the Walking Dead Season 5 Episode 10 was written by the showrunners Ian Goldberg & Andrew Chambliss, and directed by long-time Hollywood director Ron Underwood.

Morgan, you had the potential for a relationship with Grace…

…AND YOU BLEW IT!!! Yeah, you probably knew that was coming. I couldn’t help it this time. He DID blow it. I’m still a little puzzled WHY he didn’t go with her. I suspected it wasn’t JUST one thing, but several.

Are the antlers decorative or functional?

Here is the picture that Kyle was talking about and if anyone knows what or if there is a meaning to Dwight’s Truck Grill Decoration? I just noticed it and how the way it was shot. But don’t know if there was really any meaning. If there is.. let us know.

Does the truck grill decoration mean anything?

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Ratings are even to slightly down…

210 Words Per Minute got a 0.38 in the 18-49 demographic, the same as last week’s mid-season premiere, with 1.368 million viewers. That’s down from last week‘s 1.402 million.

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2 comments on “FTWDTT 061 – 210 Words Per Minute (S5E10)

  1. Aaron says:

    We will probably never know the full truth of the decision to have Madison go, but the result is the same – it was the wrong decision. It could be focus groups only as you say Brian or it could be a little bit of A and little bit of B in which if Gimple wasn’t behind it he didn’t fight the choice so that didn’t help where as maybe Dave Erickson would have and you see S4 with this split of Morgan is still there but you also have a B plot with Madison on her own post stadium so they can tease a reunion, she would be like the Daniel of this season in and out of episodes so there’s a middle ground in sense. It’s just the way Gimple and company responded to fan backlash on it that I think he was involved in some form because he easily could have said he wanted her around and make it feel like he fought for her but that’s not the vibe that came across so I kind of think again he was involved to some degree – he may not have pulled the trigger himself as it where but he wasn’t trying to stop the firing either you know?

    Maybe post series someone will come out about it but I kind of think even if they do of course someone is going to come out and try and protect their name if they’re involved so you’ll never know the full truth because of the emotions involved and again it sadly it doesn’t change the fact she’s no longer there so…just a bad move in my opinion.

    “A merry go round romance that’s for sure!” – how is there no rim shot sound effect after that?! Well done Glenis!

    I’m definitely enjoying Dwight more than Morgan!

    Madison still on and Dwight instead of Morgan? I’ll take that season Brian, especially if we still get to keep Al and the others also. It would be hard to be worse than the season 4 especially 4B we got so bring it on!

    Again they just totally mishandled Morgan coming onto this series I feel if you believe he should even be there to start with.

    I get Morgan to a degree not jumping on dating Grace because he did tell Al last week he doesn’t know how to say goodbye to his family yet but still he could have just said that instead of lying to her! She might have actually accepted that and waited for him but now it’s likeI hope she moves on because she doesn’t need that. Maybe they can put her with Alicia as the TALKING DEAD episode teased after their comeback special; the actress is up for it…it would interfere with my Al/Alicia pairing though which I’m not for…it can be a middle ground relationship for both before Alicia gets with Althea then and Grace gets with someone who won’t slam the breaks like Morgan did here. 🙂

    Kyle’s hate for the improper use of batteries and fuel never gets old! 😀

    WOW, points to Mark for knowing the iPod generations just by a quick look!

    A mall would be pretty cool as depending on how many are in your crew everyone can almost have their own home via a store, like the Not GNC could be for someone single as it looked kind of small and the Not Mattress Center store where Grace woke up could be like command central because it’s huge. You have plumbing already, equipment for cooking, a med bay, and supplies you don’t have to relocate but the down side is you are static located so it’s easy to find you. Also you have to up your filtration system because if not then you’re trapped inside a box basically if someone attacks that way. The theme though is no where is safe and you always have to be on the move thus you are the walking dead on these series but realistically yeah it’s a decent base for awhile. You have plenty of parking and the roof gives you good visibility without building extra towers to draw attention to yourself. I’m sure even if they let them rest in the place for a season someone would mess it up somehow because drama; again happiness is not obtainable it seems on these series even though that would be a theme twist which keeps the genre fresh.

    Maybe the gas fields are too far from the mall to protect long term so they need to be closer?

    I get it sucks to be hit with mortality especially if you aren’t a great person, but just logically she should find out because say she did get with Morgan – what happens if she dies while with him and now he has to kill another loved one, he’s not going to to take that well! What if you get sick at camp and turn? I’m not saying she has to throw away her last days being a bullet sponge for the team if she finds out she only has a month left but it would be helpful for her to tell say June that in the last week maybe you want to lock her up or give her something that puts her in a coma so she just goes to sleep and June kills her so she doesn’t turn and then she tells the group because Grace didn’t want them to look at her with pity. You get the best of both situations there – you get days still but you also have an “in case I turn” buddy. Of course everyone is different so mentally maybe Grace couldn’t take that and had she found out she would have killed herself faster because she’s sad; it’s a tough situation but if you’re 80% sure like she acts something is going on then you need to tell someone because again you’re putting people in danger if you turn in a group. It would be some good character stuff if they did tackle this plot to see people confront this, are you a end it now type or a go until the end type and how do you execute your choice visually?

    If you’re a go to the end type do you go on field missions constantly because what do you have to lose, do you only do solo exploration in buildings in case you turn to keep distance from others or do you go with someone hoping they can stop you if you turn but you also want to give them backup if they need it? Do you stay at the base trying to maximize your last days the best you can but always cautious with people? How do you handle others treating you differently because you know someone will; do you stay on the outskirts of the compound just in case you turn or are you allowed to stay with people but just locked up?

    If you’re an end it now person do you go out in a hail of bullets in the next battle as it were or do you go off and take care of things? Do you have someone else do it for you; if so how does that play on them? There’s a lot they could explore emotionally but the question is always will they?

    Is Kyle going to rage?! If so will it be a reckless attack or a totem of “This is not how gas works!” attack? Roll to resist questionable writing! 🙂

    If it’s like the dam it’ll just never be talked about again because this show very much employs the “What dam?” approach.

    This dude is totally going to come back to bite Dwight.

  2. Aaron says:

    I listened to Dianna’s comments from this week, thanks for the heads up, and I agree she explained things well! 👍🏻

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