Fear the Walking Dead focuses on Alicia, in this episode titled Do Not Disturb. Additionally, Travis has to wrestle with Chris, and his newfound psychopathic tendencies. Check out Josh’s recap, followed by our thoughts on the episode!
- His thoughts on Do Not Disturb, Episode 210 of Fear the Walking Dead
- Her thoughts on Fear the Walking Dead, Season 2 Episode 10: Do Not Disturb
This episode of Fear the Walking Dead opened in what looks to be a flashback in the hotel Madison, Strand, Ofelia and Alicia are taking refuge in. The scene takes place in what appears to be one of the hotel ballrooms, and a wedding is going on. It appears to be right at the beginning of the outbreak, as the mother of the bride seems concerned about leaving soon to avoid any issues. It is decided after one more dance, they will leave. Unfortunately, this is too late, as the bride’s father falls dead. Then he turns, and as the bride is trying to resuscitate her father, he bites her. Chaos ensues, and the person in charge of the hotel ballroom decides the best solution is to run out the door and lock the entire group inside the ballroom. She and another man stand outside, hearing the death happening inside.
Travis and Chris Meet a New Group
Back in the present, we see that Chris and Travis are wandering down a road. Travis is struggling with his hurt feet, and they are hoping to find some shelter. They stumble upon a small restaurant, and a vehicle. Chris wants to investigate the restaurant while Travis works on jumping the car. After some pressing, Chris is allowed to go investigate.
Inside he finds some supplies, and it looks like they might belong to someone. Turns out they do, and Chris inadvertently saves a man’s life from a walker, grabs some supplies, and makes a run for it back to the car. Travis managed to get it started, and Chris hurries him to start the car. He lies about seeing people to Travis, stating he just saw the infected.
On the road, night has fallen, and after some time, Travis opts to let Chris learn how to drive. They continue driving down the road, but eventually run out of gas. They decide to head to off the road and make camp. They start a fire and eat some of the beans that Chris had stolen. Unfortunately for them, the men turn up and figure these were the people who took their supplies. The two hide, but after some listening to the group, Travis decides to show himself. The group decides to join forces with them, and they share some supplies. Travis is still not trusting, and says their joining together is only temporary. Chris, on the other hand, seems pretty excited to join the group.
Travis and Chris decide to ride with the group for now. They eventually come across a farm, and decide to stop off to search the area. It looks uninhabited, and Travis talks with Chris, telling him this might be the place that they should settle down for the time being. Chris seems set on trying to stay with this group. Travis does some more walking around, and notices a graveyard, with pretty recent dates. Then he seems to get an idea that maybe there are people still alive there. Then the group learns there is. A man who seems to only speak Spanish wielding a shotgun shows up, and begins yelling in Spanish at the group. Travis tries to calm the group down, and the man shoots one of the group in the leg. Then a shot is fired, killing the man. The shot came from Chris. Travis has some pretty deep concern in his eyes.
Alicia At the Hotel
Back at the hotel, meanwhile, Alicia has been watching the walkers through the peephole, seemingly trying to get a count of how many are in the hall. It looks to be a lot. Things seem to quiet down outside after some time, so Alicia makes her move. But she is spotted pretty quickly. She is surrounded, so she makes a break for an elevator, hanging on its cables as walkers tumble below. She climbs up, to find a woman offering to pull her up. After pulling her up, the interrogation begins, demanding to know where “he” is.
Things seem to calm down, and Alicia seems to figure out that this woman managed to move the infected to one floor. Elena, this woman, is looking for her nephew, Hector, who helps her move the infected. Elena says there is no way down, so Alicia says they need to move them. Elena thinks the guests have kidnapped Hector in order to try to get the keys from her. Elena refuses to give in to their demands.
Elena agrees to help, and Elena lures the walkers. Then Alicia takes over the luring, and pulls them into a room. Alicia heads to the balcony, an closes the glass door. It doesn’t look like it will hold, and Alicia looks to be in trouble. Finally, Elena pulls Alicia to the adjacent room with a sheet, as Alicia shimmies along a ledge.
The two head down, looking for Hector, Madison and Strand. But they are confronted by the hotel guests that Elena was worried about. The guests demand the keys, and tell them to leave. Alicia tells Elena to give the keys, but then Alicia opens up the doors, letting the walkers move on the guests as Alicia and Elena hide behind the door. Alicia and Elena move further in, to a seemingly locked door. The door finally opens — and Madison and Strand are inside.
His Thoughts on Fear the Walking Dead, Season 2 Episode 10: Do Not Disturb
So far, this second half of season two has been better than the rest of the show. I am interested to see how Travis handles his psychopathic son, who seems to have no problems with killing. That and how Travis and Chris will deal with their new group will be interesting as well. I am curious to know if they killed the restaurant owners, or if they were already dead when the group showed up.
Elena’s decision to lock away the wedding party is a tough one to debate. To save the rest of the hotel guests sort of made sense in terms of saving the rest of the hotel. But at the same time, many people could have made it out alive. It is a tough decision as to the right move, and I am glad that she is aware of this herself, rather than just simply being okay with what she did.
Now without the keys, I wonder what the next move is for Madison, Alicia, Strand and Elena. Ofelia is another question mark. Do the four continue to look for her? No one has a strong bond with her, so maybe leaving her is the option the group takes? Then again, maybe Strand, Madison and Alicia have the decency that they should try to find her, and help her if she is in trouble.
So far, I am not nearly as pessimistic about the season, and actually have some hope for where it goes from here.
Her Thoughts on Fear the Walking Dead, Season 2 Episode 10: Do Not Disturb
Umm, was it just me, or was this actually a good episode of Fear the Walking Dead for once?? I actually surprisingly enjoyed this episode, which is odd, because most of the time I’m just tolerating the show, hoping it gets better, based on how good its parent show, The Walking Dead is. I think this episode may have marked that turning point to where it finally gets better.
I think one of the reasons that I liked the episode is because we meet new groups of characters, rather than being stuck with the same core group of characters that we’ve been with since last season. Characters that I’m not particularly fond of, in general. But now we’re expanding that, and in an organic way.
Another reason I liked it is because we got to see another perspective of when the outbreak hit. The biggest appeal to me when I first heard about this show was seeing the origins of the zombie outbreak, since we didn’t get to do that on The Walking Dead. Last episode, when Madison’s group found the room where it was evident that a wedding had been interrupted by the outbreak, I never even considered that the show would take us back to see what happened that day. I assumed it was one of those things that would be left to the imagination. So in this episode when we got to see that day, I was pleasantly surprised. Then, interestingly, we encounter several characters from that scene, who are still around. I am a bit curious as to how a couple of those characters survived though. One was the groom, and another was the mother of the bride — who were right next to the father of the bride when he turned, and who were locked in that room. How did they get out unharmed? Will we see more flashbacks from this group, or will that be left to the imagination?
We also still aren’t getting any more information about how the zombie virus spread. Last season tried to give us this excuse of a flu virus that was spreading, but that wasn’t the zombie virus, it was just something that was making people sick and they were dying from it. The zombie virus seems to be something separate, considering that people who were not sick have come back as zombies after dying, like Nick’s friend Calvin in the very first episode, who was accidentally shot and killed, and now the father of the bride, who had a heart attack and died. Is this something that was airborne, and if so, how far did it spread? Only on the North American continent, or worldwide? I really hope we get some sort of better explanation as to the origin of the zombie outbreak, and that the show doesn’t expect us to take that random flu virus as the explanation, because that is just not going to cut it.
Anyway, so there was also Travis and Chris’s storyline. It seemed like Chris was doing okay, but then at the end his psychotic tendencies kicked in and he killed that guy. Sure, one could argue it was self defense, since that guy shot his friend, but based on what we know about Chris, I’m guessing he enjoyed being given an excuse to kill. Like Travis, I’m not sure I trust this group, but for the group’s sake, maybe it’s actually them that should be afraid of Chris. You never know when he’s going to snap. It makes sense why Travis was trying to take Chris away to somewhere secluded rather than stay with these people. Maybe it was partially that he wanted to keep himself and Chris safe, but it could have also partially been because he wanted to keep that group safe from Chris.
But yeah, this episode has started to give me hope again that this show could get good. I just hope that they don’t let me down.