The Walking Dead Talk Through

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FTWDTT 102 – Odessa (S8E3)

Fear the Walking Dead Talk Through
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FTWDTT 102 - Odessa (S8E3)

Talking Through Odessa!

For this episode 102 of Fear the Walking Dead Talk Through, Kyle and LT talk through Season 8 Episode 3 of Fear the Walking Dead titled Odessa, written by Ian Goldberg and Andrew Chambliss and directed by Ron Underwood. Mo’s hunt to prove PADRE’s true intentions has her in over her head as she’s drawn into the larger web of secrets.

P.A.D.R.E. beginnings are revealed, but the Lord of the Flies’ outcome is not believable.

So, we finally got some backstory on P.A.D.R.E., which was nice to have after all this time, but the current state just left us with many more questions and didn’t make much sense. But this is what we’ve come to expect from these showrunners. Throwing stuff to the wall and taking what probably stuck for like 2 seconds and then just running with it. So we find out the children of the early beginnings of P.A.D.R.E. experienced the typical ZA trama, dad getting eaten by walkers because one of them with their stupid antics caused it, and here we are. Shrike, otherwise formally known as Sam, and her brother Ben took over P.A.D.R.E. instead of helping others, and they started stealing kids from their parents for who only knows why, so that is the story. We can only guess how this ends up, but we really can. P.A.D.R.E. will fall, and hopefully, the misguided duo will die, and everyone will scatter into the wind on another adventure. We do get Madison getting the ultimate guilt trip with the realization of showing everyone else that P.A.D.R.E. is a lie. She killed DOVE’s mom, so this, in turn, leads to the plot decision that only Morgan is the answer. Yeah, okay, we get it. This is, in the end, the Morgan show. We do get the one only awesome part of this episode. The return of Daniel, who, with his group of angry parents, starts their plan to take on P.A.D.R.E with the help of Madison and the gang, so we will see how that goes. We only have three episodes left until the mid-season finale, so you have my guess as to what to expect.

So join Kyle and LT as they discuss this episode of Fear the Walking Dead, Season 8, Episode 3 – Odessa.


00:00:00 Intro
00:00:56 Before Episode Discussion
00:01:10 Episode Discussion
00:01:41 Ratings
00:04:37 Awesome Sauce
00:14:46 Weak Sauce
00:35:10 What Sauce
00:51:57 Sad Sauce
00:54:15 Feedback
01:11:56 News, Ratings and Info
01:13:48 Interact/Support to End

We decided to skip ratings until the mid-season finale.

We decided to hold off on ratings until we get to the mid-season finale and see how this pans out. So if you are interested in ratings of Fear, stay tuned.

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That’s it for Odessa. For our next episode, we will be covering Season 8, Episode 4, titled King County. 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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