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Burning in Water, Drowning in Flame
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as Madison Clark
as Travis Manawa
as Nick Clark
as Alicia Clark
as Ofelia Salazar
as Victor Strand
as Daniel Salazar
as Luciana Galvez
as Jeremiah Otto Sr.
as Jake Otto
as Troy Otto
as Lola Guerrero
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Critic reviews for Burning in Water, Drowning in Flame
Yet another surprisingly good episode. Great dialogue, intense action, even romance this time around. I'm not sure what's going on, but it's like we're watching a whole new show. New and improved.
It was such a refreshing surprise to hear characters talk about art in "Burning in Water, Drowning in Flame." It served as a reminder that at least some of these people are human after all.
I know it sounds like I didn't enjoy this episode, but the opposite is true. I thought Nick and Alicia were great in their respective storylines. Each is grappling with their own demon.
Five episodes into its third season and Fear the Walking Dead feels more confident and capable. Everyone's journey, both as a collective and as individuals, feels legitimate and un-forced.
The title itself is a contradiction: water doesn't burn, it drowns; flames don't drown, they burn. It's this quandary that makes it appropriate for Jake's discussion about the importance of art in the apocalypse.
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