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FTWDTT 099 – Gone (S7E16)

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FTWDTT 099 - Gone (S7E16)

Talking Through Gone!

For this episode 99 of Fear the Walking Dead Talk Through, Kyle, Brian, and LT talk through Season 7 Episode 16 of Fear the Walking Dead titled Gone, written by Ian Goldberg and Andrew Chambliss and directed by Sharat Raju. Morgan finds a new ally who turns out to be more trouble than he bargained for.

What the hell is happening!

Hey Surviving! We did it! We survived Season 7 of Fear the Walking Dead. Man, we are glad that you stuck through this with us; there were some good parts of this season, but a lot of it was all over the place. But now we are left with the return of Madison, her meeting with Morgan, and the face-off with, newly revealed baby snatchers, PADRE. It took a lot to get here with the direction they took with our people and the so-called war with Strand at the Tower to now. Season 8 will be all about PADRE and how this fits in the bigger TWD Universe? CRM? Rick Grimes? Or is this going to be completely detached from that, and they go it on their own. I hope we get more to connect all of the shows, but I don’t know if that is even a goal of theirs after this season. Let’s just hope PADRE doesn’t take the Teddy route and nuke the whole place because If I see another sepia filter, I’m going to lose my SH$T!

Brian joined us in the middle as he was still trying to finish watching the episode before we started recording, and he called in using his phone, so it might jump a little here and there. Also, stay tuned as our next recording will be the 100th episode of Fear the Walking Dead Talkthough, and we are bouncing a few ideas to have something that all our listeners can participate in before things start back up again.

So, Enjoy as Kyle, LT, and ‘Phone Brian’ discuss the Season 7 Finale of Fear the Walking Dead, Episode 16, Gone.


00:00:00 Intro
00:00:55 Before Episode Discussion
00:10:40 Episode Discussion
00:11:05 Ratings
00:14:56 Awesome Sauce
00:22:27 Weak Sauce
00:40:58 What Sauce
00:59:52 Oh Hell No
01:20:48 Sad Sauce
01:31:01 Feedback
02:16:56 News, Ratings and Info
02:35:10 Interact/Support to End

Ratings were up for Gone.

Ratings for the season finale S7E16 Gone are up this week! Gone got a 0.11 in the 18-49 demographic, with 710,000 thousand viewers, up from episode S7E15 Amina, which got a 0.08 in the 18-49 demographic, with 598,000 thousand viewers. Talking Dead was back and got a 0.05 in the 18-49 demographic, with 327,000 thousand viewers.

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That’s it for Gone. Tales of the Walking Dead is due to start on August 14th and run for six weeks, so we will be back to cover the new show, so stay tuned. One of the best ways to submit feedback is on our Facebook group at You can also email us at or call our voicemail at 216-232-6146. The deadline for feedback will be 7 PM Eastern / 6 PM Central the Tuesday after the episode airs.

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1 comment on “FTWDTT 099 – Gone (S7E16)

  1. Aaron says:

    Some blog post comments…

    “there were some good parts of this season, but a lot of it was all over the place” – very little was good in the long run but overall this is technically a fact.

    It was more the disagreement over the tower than a war with anyone!

    “If I see another sepia filter, I’m going to lose my SH$T!” – lol!

    On to the podcast…

    “…ignore all the murders – he’s good now” lol Mike.

    See LT, this is what you get for snoring Jenny – it got worse. Lol. Jenny was not a bad villain and her stuff was actually decent; everything after her has been blah. 🙁

    Kill them all Madison! 🙂 Overall, Madison was Madison Kyle but the whole how she’s there and the scuba rank needs just didn’t feel real so it made her also feel off to me if that makes sense; like she’s 80% which is better than most characters at 100% but still it didn’t feel fully Madison yet to me. Maybe now that she’s unchecked and if they get Morgan out of her way she’ll be full 100% Madison but until then it’s a case as always of “we’ll see”.

    If it’s the Madison return I might continue next season but if it’s the Morgan show or Morgan featuring Madison in a handicapped role to make him seem better I’m probably out honestly.

    “The sand people travel in a line so you can’t tell there numbers” – lol LT Attenborough.

    The oxygen need is problematic LT.

    “Maybe she missed!” – you take it back LT, Madison would never! Who do you think you are sir 4B? Madison Clark doesn’t miss. 🙂

    Oh Kyle, we all want Madison to return to the lead but it won’t happen. 🙁 Tragically it will be like LT and Brian are saying – the Morgan Jones train will still be pushed and the best we can hope for is made son gets screen time as a second main because with all the potential cast as they said it will be all the time for them or no time for her. Sadly I don’t think the Madison diehards like me will be fully happy – yes she’s back but it’s not her leading like we really want to see. I just REALLY hope we don’t see her putting up with Morgan’s bullsh*t and letting him lead unless it’s part of some false sense of security plan before she takes him out because Madison isn’t for second place unless it’s by her choice for a plan!

    I mean…it could be babysitting of LT. 🙂 He does really funny Bill commercials though…let him run free enough to keep doing those. Ha

    Great feedback from all the fans per usual!

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