Speaker: Brian Meloche

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FTWDTT 064 – Leave What You Don’t (S5E13)

Mark, and I talk through Fear the Walking Dead Season 5 Episode 13, titled Leave What You Don’t. This episode was written by Ashley Cardiff & Nick Bernardone, and directed by Daisy von Scherler Mayer. Logan has found the oil fields, and a whole lot happened this week… but it wasn’t all good.

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FTWDTT 064 – Leave What You Don’t (S5E13)

Coming Soon – The Star Trek Picard Cast!

The Star Trek Picard Cast, with Brian Meloche & Ruthie Rink, coming soon to a podcast near you!

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FTWDTT 063 – Ner Tamid (S5E12)

Kyle, Mark, and I talk through Fear the Walking Dead Season 5 Episode 12, titled Ner Tamid. This episode was written by co-showrunners Andrew Chambliss & Ian Goldberg, and directed by Michael E. Satrazemis. Charlie meets a Rabbi living on his own at the synagogue, while Sarah, Dwight and the rest of the convoy are spotted by Logan’s guys.

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FTWDTT 063 – Ner Tamid (S5E12)

FTWDTT 062 – You’re Still Here (S5E11)

Kyle, Mark, and I talk through Fear the Walking Dead Season 5 Episode 11, titled You’re Still Here. This episode was written by Mallory Westfall and Alex Delyle, and directed by K.C. Colwell. We meet Wes, and the tree painter… and things take a weird turn over resources and a manuscript.

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FTWDTT 062 – You’re Still Here (S5E11)

FTWDTT 061 – 210 Words Per Minute (S5E10)

Kyle, Mark, and I talk at 210 Words Per Minute! Also known as Fear the Walking Dead Season 5 Episode 10, this episode was written by the showrunners Ian Goldberg & Andrew Chambliss, and directed by long-time Hollywood director Ron Underwood. We get a bottle episode that mostly takes place in a mall in a bit of a sendoff to the classic Dawn of the Dead. Grace and Morgan get closer, while Dwight confronts one of Logan’s guys.

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FTWDTT 061 – 210 Words Per Minute (S5E10)

FTWDTT 060 – Channel 4 (S5E9)

Channel 4, Fear the Walking Dead Season 5 Episode 9, was an episode that was probably in the making since What’s Your Story. In that episode, we first see Al’s desire to interview people to get their stories. It was a long time coming to shoot an episode in this documentary/infomercial style, a first for The Walking Dead franchise.

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FTWDTT 060 – Channel 4 (S5E9)

FTWDTT 059 – Is Anybody Out There? (S5E8)

On this episode 59 of Fear the Walking Dead Talk Through, Kyle, Mark and I discuss Fear the Walking Dead Season 5 Episode 8, titled Is Anybody Out There? First, we have an important announcement. We are leaving the GSM network, and striking out on our own! The podcast will continue, but as part of our new home at Talk Through Media, but we’ll have more information on that in a few weeks, and go to walkingdeadtalkthrough.com, which currently points to GSM, but will point to our new home soon once we have completed the move. We have more discussion about S5E7 Still Standing, and we finally get to this episode 34 minutes and 22 seconds into the podcast.

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FTWDTT 058 – Still Standing (S5E7)

On this episode 58 of Fear the Walking Dead Talk Through, Mark and I discuss Fear the Walking Dead Season 5 Episode 7, titled Still Standing. First, we hear Kyle’s impressions of last week’s episode, as well as more discussion about S5E6 The Little Prince, so we finally get to this episode 30 minutes and 37 seconds into the podcast.

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FTWDTT 057 – The Little Prince (S5E6)

On this episode 57 of Fear the Walking Dead Talk Through, Mark and I discuss Fear the Walking Dead Season 5 Episode 6, titled The Little Prince. FYI, we had a lot more discussion for last week’s episode, so we finally get to this episode 38 minutes and 30 seconds into the episode.

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FTWDTT 056 – The End of Everything (S5E5)

On this episode 56 of Fear the Walking Dead Talk Through, Kyle, Mark and I discuss Fear the Walking Dead Season 5 Episode 5, titled The End of Everything. FYI, we had more discussion for last week’s episode, so we finally get to this episode 13 minutes and 35 seconds into the episode.

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FTWDTT 056 – The End of Everything (S5E5)

STDP 043 – Season 2 Roundtable

it’s finally time for our Post-Season 2 roundtable! We hope you will enjoy this Season 2 Roundtable episode, which was recorded on Saturday, June 22, 2019. We are joined by our man with the screen captures and voicemails, Fred from The Netherlands, as well as James (The Augmented Sailor) Robbins and Laurence Todd (LT from NC), who have all been contributing their feedback all through the season!

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STDP 043 – Season 2 Roundtable

FTWDTT 055 – Skidmark (S5E4)

On this episode 55 of Fear the Walking Dead Talk Through, Kyle, Mark and I discuss Fear the Walking Dead Season 5 Episode 4, titled Skidmark. We all thought it was a good episode, not a great one, but that we’re excited for some of the things it put into play for the next couple of episodes. FYI, we had more discussion for last week’s episode, so we finally get to this episode 20 minutes and 57 seconds into the episode.

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STDP 042 – Nana Visitor at Soonercon

Ruthie interviews Nana Visitor, who played Major Kira Nerys on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. She also goes over her experiences attending Soonercon earlier this month. We also talk about the Picard teaser trailer and go over some recent iTunes reviews.

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FTWDTT 054 – Humbug’s Gulch (S5E3)

On this episode 54 of Fear the Walking Dead Talk Through, Kyle, Mark and I discuss Fear the Walking Dead Season 5 Episode 3, titled Humbug’s Gulch. Mark and I loved this episode and thought it was the best episode since last season, while Kyle thought it was weaker than the previous two episodes, though he still thought It was a good episode. John and June run into some trouble with another old character joining the show, but, this time, from the main show, while the rest of the group struggle while trying to find the kids. FYI, we had more discussion for last week’s episode, so we finally get to this episode 27 minutes and 30 seconds into the episode.

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FTWDTT 053 – The Hurt That Will Happen (S5E2)

On this episode 53 of Fear the Walking Dead Talk Through, Kyle, Mark and I discuss Fear the Walking Dead Season 5 Episode 2, titled The Hurt That Will Happen. It was a good episode, but not great. We welcomed an old character back, met a new one, and gave another one weird things to say. FYI, we had some discussion for last week’s episode, so we discuss this episode 31 minutes and 15 seconds into the episode.

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STDP 041 – Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 2 (S2E14, 3 of 3)

Ruthie and I complete our discussion of Season 2 Episode 14 of Star Trek: Discovery, Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 2. This episode, our third of three, we go through voicemails and other general feedback, our notes, and news. We recommend you start our coverage of the season finale by listening to episode 39 and then listen to episode 40 if you haven’t already done so. In episode 39, we go over feedback from the previous episode, as well as ratings and Yeses. In episode 40, we cover Nos and Hold Your Horses.

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STDP 040 – Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 2 (S2E14, 2 of 3)

It’s episode 40 of The Star Trek Discovery Podcast, and Ruthie and Brian continue their analysis and discuss your feedback for Star Trek: Discovery – S2E14, which is titled Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 2; this time, focussing on No’s and Hold Your Horses. This episode was written by Michelle Paradise & Jenny Lumet & Alex Kurtzman, and directed by Olatunde Osunsanmi. Like last week, this episode is a shining example of an episode being greater than the sum of its parts, but we isolate the parts that aren’t as good or at least make us question.

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STDP 039 – Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 2 (S2E14, 1 of 3)

Star Trek: Discovery – Season 2, Episode 14: Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 2 For episode 39 of The Star Trek Discovery Podcast, Ruthie and I conclude our discussion of Season 2 Episode 13 of Star Trek: Discovery, which is titled, Such Sweet Sorrow, and…

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STDP 039 – Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 2 (S2E14, 1 of 3)

STDP 038 – Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 1 (S2E13)

It’s episode 38 of The Star Trek Discovery Podcast, and Ruthie and Brian analyze and discuss your feedback for Star Trek: Discovery – S2E13, which is titled Such Sweet Sorrow. This episode was written by Michelle Paradise & Jenny Lumet & Alex Kurtzman, and it is directed by Olatunde Osunsanmi. We finally get to see the bridge of the Enterprise, as an armada of Section 31 ships, close in, and Burnham and a skeleton crew prepare to send Discovery into the future. We both loved this episode, even with its flaws. It’s a shining example of an episode being greater than the sum of its parts.

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STDP 037 – Through the Valley of Shadows (S2E12)

Star Trek: Discovery – Season 2, Episode 12: Through the Valley of Shadows For episode 37 of The Star Trek Discovery Podcast, Ruthie and I discuss Season 2 Episode 12 of Star Trek: Discovery, which is titled, Through the Valley of Shadows. This…

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TWDTT 098 – The Storm (S9E16)

On episode 98 of The Walking Dead Talk Through, Brian and Mark are joined by special guest Alex to discuss The Walking Dead Season 9 Episode 16 titled The Storm. We finally get to see winter on The Walking Dead, but be careful what you wish for. We were disappointed with this season finale, not only because of the failed attempt at realistic winter conditions but also because this just didn’t feel like a season finale episode to us. We expected a lot more, and we didn’t get it. Sign up to our Facebook group to stay in touch!

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TWDTT 098 – The Storm (S9E16)

STDP 036 – Perpetual Infinity (S2E11)

Ruthie and Brian discuss Season 2 Episode 11 of Star Trek: Discovery, which is titled, Perpetual Infinity. We both loved this episode that explored the relationship between Michael Burnham and her mother, and how it ties into Section 31 and the Red Angel.

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TWDTT 097 – The Calm Before (S9E15)

Brian and special guest co-host Steve discuss The Walking Dead Season 9 Episode 15 titled The Calm Before. We finally see them sign the charter, and we see the after effects of what Alpha is truly capable of, as we lose many people, some we barely know and others we know very well. Sign up to our Facebook group to stay in touch!

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STDP 035 – The Red Angel (S2E10)

It’s episode 35 of The Star Trek Discovery Podcast, and Ruthie and Brian analyze and discuss your feedback for Star Trek: Discovery – S2E10, which is titled The Red Angel. This episode was written by Chris Silvestri & Anthony Maranville, and it is directed by Hanelle M. Culpepper, who has been announced as the director of the first two episodes of the new Picard series. We learn a lot this episode, like who the Red Angel is, who developed Project Daedalus, and how Leland was involved in Burnham’s parents’ death.

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TWDTT 096 – Scars (S9E14)

Brian, Mark & special guest Steve discuss Scars, The Walking Dead S9E14. This episode was written by Corey Reed & Vivian Tse, and directed by Millicent Shelton. We finally learn how Daryl & Michonne get those scars, and why Judith is special.

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STDP 034 – Project Daedalus (S2E9)

For this supersized episode 34 of The Star Trek Discovery Podcast, Ruthie and Brian discuss Star Trek: Discovery – S2E9, which is titled, Project Daedalus. This episode was written by the new co-showrunner for Season 3, Michelle Paradise, and it is directed by Jonathan Frakes, whose name you might recognize. 🙂 Pike and Cornwell rendezvous to infiltrate Section 31 Headquarters, only to encounter some unexpected results. We finally get to know Airiam, but is it too late?

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STDP 033 – If Memory Serves (S2E8)

Star Trek: Discovery – Season 2, Episode 8: If Memory Serves For episode 33 of The Star Trek Discovery Podcast, Ruthie and I discuss Season 2 Episode 8 of Star Trek: Discovery, which is titled, If Memory Serves. This episode was written by Dan Dworkin & Jay Beattie, and it was directed by TJ Scott….

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TWDTT 094 – Guardians (S9E12)

On episode 94 of The Walking Dead Talk Through, Mark and I discuss The Walking Dead Season 9 Episode 12 titled Guardians. We see more of what makes the Whisperers, including Alpha, tick, see the goings on in Alexandria, the Rosita love “triangle” or family unit “rhombus” forming, and a daring rescue takes place. Sign up to our Facebook group to stay in touch!

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STDP 032 – Light and Shadows (S2E7)

Star Trek: Discovery – Season 2, Episode 7: Light and Shadows For episode 32 of The Star Trek Discovery Podcast, Ruthie and I discuss Season 2 Episode 7 of Star Trek: Discovery, which is titled, Light and Shadows. This episode’s teleplay is by Ted…

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STDP 031 – The Sound of Thunder (S2E6)

Star Trek: Discovery – Season 2, Episode 6: The Sound of Thunder For episode 31 of The Star Trek Discovery Podcast, Ruthie and I discuss Season 2 Episode 6 of Star Trek: Discovery, which is titled, The Sound of Thunder. It was written by co-producers…

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TWDTT 092 – Omega (S9E10)

On episode 92 of The Walking Dead Talk Through, Mark and I discuss The Walking Dead Season 9 Episode 10 titled Omega. Like last week, Mark liked this one more than I did. Sign up to our Facebook group to stay in touch!

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STDP 030 – Saints of Imperfection (S2E5)

For episode 30 of The Star Trek Discovery Podcast, Ruthie is back, as we discuss Star Trek: Discovery – S2E5, which is titled, Saints of Imperfection. This episode is written by Kirsten Beyer, and directed by David Barrett. This episode continues the search for Spock (no pun intended), but comes up with a dead end, as Georgiou and Section 31 appear. Stamets and Burnham enter the network to rescue Tilly but end up finding another long lost character, too. By the way, we LOVED it!!!

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TWDTT 091 – Adaptation (S9E9)

On episode 91 of The Walking Dead Talk Through, Mark and I discuss The Walking Dead Season 9 Episode 9 titled Adaptation. Mark liked this one more than I did. Sign up to our Facebook group to stay in touch!

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STDP 029 – An Obol for Charon (S2E4)

For episode 29 of The Star Trek Discovery Podcast, Ruthie is out sick, but we have special guest co-host Wes Huntington of the Minnesota Star Trek Nerd Podcast to co-host in her place, as we discuss Star Trek: Discovery – S2E4, which is titled, An Obol for Charon. The episode’s teleplay is by Adam McElroy and Andrew Colville. The episode’s story is by Jordon Nardino & Gretchen J. Berg & Aaron Harberts. It is directed by Lee Rose. The search for Spock (no pun intended) hits a snag, as the Discovery encounters a big entity in space, the size of a small moon. The entity seems to bring on vaharai, the final cycle of life for Saru’s species, or so we think. Meanwhile, Tilly, Stamets and Reno work in Engineering, as May has retaliates.

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STDP 028 – Point of Light (S2E3)

For this supersized episode 28 of The Star Trek Discovery Podcast, Ruthie and I discuss Star Trek: Discovery – S2E3, which is titled, Point of Light. This episode is written by Andrew Colville, and directed by Olatunde Osunsanmi. This episode continues the search for Spock (no pun intended), Tilly’s new imaginary friend takes a wrong turn, we return to find L’Rell’s being challenged as Chancellor, reveals a secret to Tyler, and an unexpected ally comes to her rescue, as we get a taste of another Star Trek series!

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STDP 027 – New Eden (S2E2)

For episode 27 of The Star Trek Discovery Podcast, Ruthie and I discuss Star Trek: Discovery – S2E2, which is titled, New Eden. The teleplay is by Vaun Wilmott & Sean Cochran, and story by Akiva Goldsman & Sean Cochran. It was directed by none other than Picard’s Number One, Jonathan Frakes, who of course played Commander William T. Riker in Star Trek: The Next Generation. He masterfully directs this nearly standalone story that still fits in the arc, yet feels like classic Star Trek!

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STDP 026 – Brother (S2E1)

We love Captain Pike! For episode 26 of The Star Trek Discovery Podcast, Ruthie and I discuss the Season 2 premiere of Star Trek: Discovery – S2E1, which is titled, Brother. It was written by Ted Sullivan & Gretchen J. Berg & Aaron Harberts (the latter two were the showrunners at the time this was filmed), and it was directed by the current showrunner and co-creator, Alex Kurtzman. We both loved this supersized movie-like premiere! If you haven’t given Discovery a try, this epic episode is one you can jump right in!

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STDP 025 – Season 2 Preview and Other News Roundtable

As we get ready for Star Trek: Discovery Season 2, we sat down for a marathon session with repeat panelists Steve Brown of the Panels to Pixels Podcast, Wes Huntington of the Minnesota Star Trek Nerd Podcast, and new panelists John McGrail of GSM’s Maid of Steel Podcast and Martin Donison of GSM’s Arrow Squad Podcast, Tomorrow’s Legends (@tomorowslegendsFacebook Group), and Sibercast (@Sibercast and Facebook Group) to discuss the Short Treks, news about the Picard series and Lower Decks, discuss other possible shows (including one that has since been announced) and then discuss what we expect for Season 2.

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STDP 024 – Short Treks Episode 4 – The Escape Artist

The Star Trek Discovery Podcast – STE4 – The Escape Artist

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STDP 023 – Short Treks Episode 3 – The Brightest Star

Star Trek: Discovery – Short Treks, Episode 3: The Brightest Star Ruthie and I are back with the third Short Trek! We recorded episodes for the first three Short Treks on Tuesday, December 18th in back to back to back fashion, and this is the final…

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STDP 022 – Short Treks Episode 2 – Calypso

Star Trek: Discovery – Short Treks, Episode 2: Calypso We’re finally back! Ruthie and I are back with the second Short Trek, titled Calypso!

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STDP 021 – Short Treks Episode 1 – Runaway

We’re finally back! Ruthie and I are back with The Star Trek Discovery Podcast, with the first of four mini-episodes, covering the Short Treks. We recorded the first three all on the same night, and we’ll be releasing them over the holidays. For this one, episode 21, we discuss the first Short Trek, with a focus on Ensign Sylvia Tilly, titled Runaway. Ruthie loved it, whereas I liked it but found a couple things to take issue with, one thing in particular.

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TWDTT 085 – Warning Signs (S9E3)

On episode 85 of The Walking Dead Talk Through, Kyle, Mark, and I discuss The Walking Dead Season 9 Episode 3, titled Warning Signs. We all loved it! We get closer to saying farewell to Rick, as the Oceansiders go vigilante on the Saviors, Anne becomes Jadis again, Gabriel isn’t a B (he’s an A). Should she be a Gregory or a Negan?

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TWDTT 083 – A New Beginning (S9E1)

On episode 83 of The Walking Dead Talk Through, Mark and I discuss The Walking Dead Season 9 Episode 1, the season premiere, titled A New Beginning. Mark loved it. I didn’t love it, but I liked it a lot. It was a setup episode, and a bit long, but there wasn’t much I could find fault with, unlike the second half of the Fear season 4.

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FTWDTT 051 – …I Lose Myself (S4E16)

On this episode 51 of Fear the Walking Dead Talk Through, Kyle, Mark and I discuss Fear the Walking Dead Season 4 Episode 16, the season finale, titled …I Lose Myself. While not the worst episode, it certainly wasn’t the best either. It had some great moments, particularly the moments between John and June, but this episode suffered from the same unbelievable use of time and distance and plot points that stretched my suspension of disbelief beyond the breaking point. I still look forward to what the show will come up with next season… but my anticipation is nothing like it was at the end of season 3.

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FTWDTT 050 – I Lose People… (S4E15)

On this episode 50 of Fear the Walking Dead Talk Through, Kyle, Mark and I discuss Fear the Walking Dead Season 4 Episode 15, titled I Lose People… This was a very good episode that finally made it clear what the showrunners were trying to do with this show, though it wasn’t without fault.

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STDP 020 – Season 2 and Picard Show News Roundtable

After a five month hiatus, we finally bring you the long awaited roundtable episode, covering news about Star Trek: Discovery Season 2 and the Picard TV series! Joining Ruthie and I are Mark Steve from the Panels to Pixels podcast.

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FTWDTT 049 – MM 54 (S4E14)

On this episode 49 of Fear the Walking Dead Talk Through, Kyle is out, as Mark and I discuss Fear the Walking Dead Season 4 Episode 14, titled MM 54. We finally get some backstory of the Filthy Woman, though it had some issues.

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FTWDTT 048 – Blackjack (S4E13)

On this episode 48 of Fear the Walking Dead Talk Through, we discuss Fear the Walking Dead Season 4 Episode 13, titled Blackjack. This episode brought in all of the characters, though not all together. Brian and Mark liked it a lot more than the last few episodes, but Kyle liked it a lot less.

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FTWDTT 047 – Weak (S4E12)

On this episode 47 of Fear the Walking Dead Talk Through, we discuss Fear the Walking Dead Season 4 Episode 12, titled Weak. This episode featured the directorial debut of Colman Domingo, and he did a good job in his first outing, with a well acted and directed story, that had a few negatives that I can’t really fault him for. We liked it, but not a lot. That said, it was better than last week.

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