Critic Consensus: "Grotesque" periodically meanders, but it doesn't dim the tension of a key character's journey in the series' first solo arc episode.
as Madison Clark
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as Daniel Salazar
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as Griselda Salazar
as Victor Strand
Critic reviews for Grotesque
It's hard to predict what this series is shambling toward-but thanks to Nick and the bizarre community he's found, and the potential lurking in the other two stories, it's probably worth sticking around to find out.
"Grotesque" was arguably the best the show has aired to date, and definitely the best of the season so far.
The mid-season premiere starts ambitiously, if rather slowly, with an episode that focuses almost entirely on Nick's journey on foot toward the cult.
With the way things ended with the mid-season finale, I didn't expect the show to go the route of a character centric episode for it's premiere with Fear the Walking Dead Season 2 Episode 8. And boy was it a smart move.
Nick's sojourn from Baja to Tijuana takes up the bulk of the episode, which affords him some respite from the family drama while also ratcheting up the tension.
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