TV REVIEW: Fear the Walking Dead “Cobalt”
BY The Screen Spy Team
Published 7 years ago
By Lewis Richards
Now we are really in thick of it.
Fear the Walking Dead's safe zone has become a prison and nobody is actually safe at all, as the survivors find out the details behind operation "Cobalt."
This week, we find the safe zone survivors still contemplating their options following the abduction of their respective family members. Madison and Travis debate on how they should approach the National Guard about the abductions, while Salazar decides to take the medieval route with torture. A lot of answers to a lot of questions now leaves us with a 'race against time' style rush to the finale.
Meanwhile, while the real world comes crashing down around the majority of the gang, off in an alternative reality, Alicia and Chris (*sigh*) the like minded juveniles that they are, find friendship (and maybe more?) in sulking and being edgy and moody. They dress up in strangers clothes from an abandoned house and then proceed to trash the place. Surely there is no hope for these guys?
Travis takes a fun filled ride along with the NG and eavesdrops on a dangerous mission to save their comrades from a hoard of Walkers. Despite the horrendous screams and gunfire heard through the radio, Travis manages to return home just in time to find Salazar mid-interrogation with his prisoner Private. Adams. Travis' conscience certainly takes a beating today after all he has witnessed.
With Griselda now gone, Nick is the only prisoner left at the facility. It appears he has already been pegged for execution due to his elevated temperature, and is only alive because of the cool and charismatic prisoner, Strand, who manages to back up his “great salesman” claims by trading Nick for some expensive looking cuff links.
Next week is shaping up for a tense climax as the survivors are faced with a race against time to save their families and evade execution at the hands of the National Guard.
It will be interesting to see where next Sunday’s installment leaves each of our survivors and whether everyone left will even make it to the end of the season.
Fear the Walking Dead continues Sunday on AMC.