FTWDTT 090 – The Portrait (S7E7)
Talking Through The Portrait
For this episode 90 of Fear the Walking Dead Talk Through, Brian and LT talk through Season 7 Episode 7 of Fear the Walking Dead, titled The Portrait, which was written by Nick Bernardone directed by Heather Cappiello. We also discuss The World Beyond Season 2 Episode 9, Death and the Dead.
Strand shows his true nature but Morgan comes to crash his party with baby Mo in tow. Oh, and there was a Trebuchet, too.
Strand took his dictatorial transformation to new levels this episode but it gets tested by Morgan showing up with sick baby Mo. Then to add even more problems for the Tower the Strippers/Stalkers/whatever you want to call them, show up and lay siege to those inside with walker-laden atomic bombs being flung via Trebuchet. I mean seriously who the heck was on watch and let them be able to do that. This thing was huge so it’s not like it wasn’t going to be noticeable from the rooftops. So when the madness starts Strand unleashes his inner paranoia that leads to everyone around him being an enemy. There were times it seemed like Strand was going to let down his guard and his beef with Morgan but then, queue writers doing something completely out of character for Morgan, he tries to take out Strand. It didn’t make sense and there were a lot of questions as to why and how this was the direction that he took. But alas, it was the direction the show went. It wasn’t a bad episode and had some tense moments, insight into Strands psyche, and the cherry on top was Alicia finally showing up with her band of merry, well not so merry, men. Brian and LT had a lot to discuss about some of the inconsistencies with the story, how the Stalkers were even able to lay siege as they did, Morgan so out of character, and Strand as Dorian Gray. So there was some good and not so good.
World Beyond this season is starting to develop into a good show but why it took this long to get there is beyond us. Brian and LT discuss this at length and was a big part of this episode for this week. The Series finale is next so will they stick the landing and give us more of the answers we seek about the CRM? We will have to wait and see.
So enjoy as Brian and LT (Kyle was not able to join this week due to a family emergency) as they discuss the Season 7 Episode 7 of Fear The Walking Dead, The Portrait.
00:00:56 Before Episode Discussion
00:15:25 Episode Discussion
00:17:02 Awesome Sauce
00:37:57 Weak Sauce
00:52:27 What Sauce
01:09:37 Sad Sauce
01:28:13 World Beyond Feedback
02:25:38 News, Ratings and Info
02:30:52 Interact/Support to End
Ratings were up for Fear and World Beyond was down but up in viewers.
Ratings for S7E7 The Portrait are up this week! (Yeaaaaaaaaa) The Portrait got a 0.18 in the 18-49 demographic, with 940,000 thousand viewers, up from the S7E6 Reclamation, which got a 0.16 in the 18-49 demographic, with 880,000 thousand viewers. Talking Dead did come back and it got a 0.04 in the 18-49 demographic, with 211,000 viewers. Not great but still happy to have it back. World Beyond S2E9 got a 0.11 with 539,000 thousand viewers which was down in ratings but up in viewers from S2E8 with 0.16 and 527,000 thousand viewers.
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