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"We All Fall Down" adds complexity to Fear the Walking Dead's characters as well as its narrative arc, backing up a deliberately paced plot with enough teasing mystery to lure viewers into the next episode.
"We All Fall Down", the second episode from Fear the Walking Dead's second season, reminds us that at the core of this group of post-apocalyptic survivors is a family.
It's an episode defined by implication: where the most fascinating parts are those we don't see on screen.
This season is looking to view the world through a wider lens, which certainly allows for more thrilling situations, but is losing its identity in the process
The show's not bad, it's just still finding itself.
The last thing the Abigail crew sees is Seth comforting his little brother as they look over the body of their mother. Wow, Fear, right in the feels.
If Fear The Walking Dead can continue to do episodes like this one, where the characters aren't mostly naive, stupid, or talking for the sake of talking, it'll be watchable. Maybe it'll even stumble into something that matters along the way.
And so ends another patchy but intermittently compelling episode; aside from Strand's strands, and the tidbits about the wider world, it didn't exactly add much to the longer storyline.
Despite a couple of unbelievable plot developments, "We All Fall Down" is easily the best episode of Fear the Walking Dead to date.
The kids, meanwhile, continue to be the worst thing about this show.
The Angelenos are able to make it safely ashore this episode but, as the title "We All Fall Down" suggests, they don't enjoy much of a respite.
Frustratingly plotless and overstuffed with dull, dimwitted characters.
I, for one, am looking forward to a mystery playing itself out slowly.