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"210 Words Per Minute" refreshingly introduces romance to Lennie James' Morgan, but lethargic pacing and confused character motivations rots this installment's better qualities.
The merry-go-round at the finish of "210 Words Per Minute" is the physical manifestation of what Fear the Walking Dead has become: a tedious round-about that never ends and always circles back to where it began.
It's lovely, as a fan of the show, to see Morgan smiling after a decade of sadness. Feeling good has been less of a rarity on "Fear" this season in particular, versus the grim grind of the mothership show.
In the end, "210" feels a lot like the abandoned Bridgeview Mall itself: It's surprisingly well-stocked and yet still feels so very empty.
There wasn't much by way of story progression, but it was a fairly good character episode, although ironically, the two characters upon whom it focused -- Morgan and Dwight -- are the two crossover characters from The Walking Dead.
Grace has been the best addition to the team in quite some time, and this deep-dive into her mind and how she felt about things was needed to propel her storyline forward.
An emotional episode. Not a lot of forward motion at the moment in terms of plot. That doesn't equate to bad necessarily.
On the surface, "210 Words Per Minute" contained a decent storyline, one that delved into Grace's backstory and Morgan's future, but it was done at the wrong time and in the wrong way.
Let's hope this is the last slow episode of this season. It's been going at negative 210 words per minute.
"210 Words Per Minute" had some rough and questionable choices, but the Morgan/Grace interlude had me far more invested in them than in any other point this season.
I'm honestly not sure how any of this got greenlit. It's the worst zombie show I've ever seen. It's embarrassing. I feel embarrassed just watching it. I feel bad for the actors.
The tearful final scene between Morgan and Grace was well played. Lennie James is one of the best actors on either show in the franchise, and when he's given good material, he nails it.
I do not understand why people are so concerned with what happens to them after they die... So I do not understand why Morgan and Grace would risk their lives just to find one guy, kill him, and bury him outside.