On Season 2 Episode 3 of Fear the Walking Dead, the group deals with a broken down boat, and the storyline of the mini-series Flight 462 begins to converge with Travis and the group. Strand and the rest of the group seem to be clashing as well. Let’s get into this week’s Fear the Walking Dead recap for the episode Ouroboros!
- His thoughts on Fear the Walking Dead, Season 2 Episode 3: Ouroboros
- Her thoughts on Season 2 Episode 3 of Fear the Walking Dead: Ouroboros
Fear the Walking Dead Recap, Season 2 Episode 3: Ouroboros – Flight 462 Joins the Show
We see a woman in the water, searching for a boy, Jake. These are people from Flight 462. Jake, the main boy from the mini-episodes, is pulled aboard a life raft with other survivors. But one man is bitten, so a survivor knocks him off the raft with an oar. The boy, Jake, has been injured on his face pretty badly, and a woman, Alex, tries to tend his wound. Then, in the night, a man tries to kill the boy, fearing he will turn. But Alex kills him. The final man alive on the raft tries to get the woman to go to shore, but she wants to try to save the Jake, despite his wounds. Jake tells Alex that it is okay to let him go.
Abigail Has some Walkers Stuck
At night, Strand is trying to make contact with his people on his phone, but it is not going through. He says he is on the way, but the phone doesn’t seem to go through. Travis, meanwhile, lies with Madison, and seems to have something on his mind. Madison tries to comfort him, but he seems distant. But the two eventually get frisky in their bed. It is interrupted though, by noises outside.
It looks like the boat’s engines are having problem. Strand, Daniel, Madison and Daniel debate what to do. Travis offers to go look at the engine, which means going underneath the boat.
Travis gets some diving gear on, and heads underneath the boat. He finds the problem. There is a walker tangled in the engines. It’s the man that was still alive on the life raft with Alex and Jake–last time we saw him, at least.
Back on the boat, Travis gets back to work on the engine. He takes apart a piece of the engine, and walker guts come spewing out. Both Travis and Strand get pretty grossed out. Strand asks how long to fix the boat, and Travis thinks all day. Strand tells him to get it done faster.
Daniel, meanwhile, visits Ophelia, and finds her wound is infected and they are out of antibiotics. She says she will ask Madison for medicine, but Daniel says they need to keep this matter within the family. Meanwhile, outside on the deck, Alicia identifies some suitcases and luggage on the shore. She wants to go collect supplies. Nick and Chris want to go as well, but Madison says no. Daniel offers to go with them. As they prepare to go ashore, Daniel mentions that Strand plans to go to Mexico. Madison pulls him aside, and Daniel tells her about Strand’s plan to go to Mexico.
Daniel and the Gang Head to Shore
The kids and Daniel take the raft and head to shore, and start rummaging through the luggage. They see parts of Flight 462. Chris decides to wander off on his own. He finds a portion of the fuselage, and decides to do some exploring. He grabs some steel wreckage as a weapon, seemingly looking for a fight. He heads inside the wreckage, and finds a walker target. He bashes the walker’s head in, then another passenger wakes up, still alive, and says, “Help me, please help me.”
Daniel, meanwhile, looks for medicine for Ophelia. Nick approaches him, and seems to figure out what he is looking for. Nick helps him out, looking through the meds. Daniel realizes Chris is missing, and goes to look for him.
Back to Chris, he is trying to help the passenger. He gets him free from the seat, but his spine seems to be broken. The man begs for help, but Chris seems at a loss as to what to do. He decides though–smashing the man’s head with his makeshift weapon. He gets a bit violent, smashing it several times.
Daniel continues his search, and Alicia is getting worried. Nick, meanwhile, looks around further, and finds some antibiotics.
Daniel then sees who he thinks is Chris running down a sand dune. It turns out to be Alex, the girl from the plane, and beginning of the episode. She tells Daniel to run, and we see why–a bunch of walkers are coming over the dune. Daniel grabs his pistol. Probably not enough bullets, Daniel.
Back with Nick, he spots a walker that this is being harassed by some crabs. Nick winds up falling into the pit with it, but after a brief struggle, manages to take it out. But he’s not out of the woods yet. Another walker tumbles down the side of the cliff.
Alicia finds Chris finally, who is still stunned from what he had done. But he doesn’t tell Alicia about it. They hear gun shots, and look to see Daniel running from the herd of walkers. The group gets surrounded, so they are forced to grab blunt objects to fight.
Travis Works on Abigail While Madison Confronts Strand
Meanwhile, back on Abigail, Travis suits up again, to head underneath the boat, while Madison watches the group ashore with binoculars. She then follows what looks to be Travis’ air bubbles underneath the boat. Madison then sees a bunch of air bubbles, with red in the coloring. Then the body that was stuck in the motor drifts to the surface, with a knife in the eye. Then Travis surfaces himself.
Madison then decides to confront Strand about going to Mexico. Strand tries to dodge the question, but Madison demands answers. Strand says they are going to Rosarito. Apparently there are good supplies there to survive. Madison says they are coming with him, but Strand seems concerned he will be turned on. Madison says they have to work together to get where they are going, but says that she is watching him.
Travis is back on the boat, and continues cleaning out the filtration. Madison talks with Travis about Strand’s plan, and she seems resolved to trust him. Travis doesn’t seem to be so trusting, and the two argue about it.
Things Escalate on the Shore
Madison, back to watching the shore, sees that the ground group is in danger, so they try to get the boat started. On shore, the group is pushed to the edge of a cliff. Then we see Nick, covered in blood. But he is still alive, and starts whacking walkers too.
Nick seems to have discovered that the walkers can’t see him, when covered with walker blood, and walks right up to one, after he had cleared a path for the others to escape. The group gets to the small pontoon boat, and get it back to the water. Alex says that they have to “make a stop.”
Strand watches from the shore, and sees that there are “more” – referring to the additional people. Strand refuses to let the new people on board. Madison tells the group about the Mexico plan, and Travis backs up her plan, despite the group seemingly concerned about this plan. Alicia pleads to help the people they rescued, and Madison won’t agree since Strand isn’t. Travis says that they will tow the people to San Diego, and provide them with food and water.
Strand, meanwhile, seems to be debating something in his control room.
Nick visits with Ophelia, and gives her a rosary. Meanwhile, Alex tries to comfort Jake, as they are towed behind Abigail. And finally, Madison watches Alex and Jake as Strand comes down and cuts the rope that is towing them.
His thoughts on Fear the Walking Dead, Season 2 Episode 3: Ouroboros
So, yet another episode where I just can’t character motivations and actions for Fear the Walking Dead. Why would the adults send their children to shore, where they see a bunch of luggage has wound up? If the luggage is just strewn about, then there must be people around, or at the very least dead people—which means walkers. This group of people has just begun to understand how these walkers work, so why would you allow your teenage children to wander so far? I don’t get it.
I am really struggling with this show though. We see Nick stumble like a buffoon down into the cliff, where he encounters a walker in a pretty cool looking scene. But the scene cuts short when we see Nick get into some more trouble. It would be nice to see what happened between then and when we see him learn that walkers can’t “see” through their own walker blood. But the episode cuts away; with I guess the writers thinking that it would be more exciting to see Nick save the day.
As for Strand, he is becoming less interesting and more of a punk by the minute. I guess the only part of me that is really excited about Fear the Walking Dead is the destination/end goal that Strand is working towards. What is in Baja? Strand seems to be on a timeline, and if he has a place to live permanently, why is there a timeline to get there? Obviously there is something going on there.
But his move for forcing the woman and kid to be towed behind the boat, and then he cuts the line is just over the top. Clearly he doesn’t have the crew’s best interest in mind doing this. I think that is a big red flag, and should mean that he be thrown overboard. But anyway, I guess we will see what happens next episode.
Her Thoughts on Season 2 Episode 3 of Fear the Walking Dead: Ouroboros
It seems like Fear the Walking Dead is becoming more and more synonymous with “stupid decisions.” Oh sure, kids, go out to shore to collect supplies just because one of you have been watching it for a few minutes and haven’t seen any walkers. Okay, so that’s not entirely accurate, the kids weren’t allowed to go until an adult, Daniel, volunteered to babysit. Daniel is also the only one who brought any sort of weapon. Of course, Daniel only volunteered because he needed to go look for meds for Ofelia, so that’s the only thing he was concerned about, rather than actually watching what the kids were doing. Also not sure why Daniel wants to be so secretive about Ofelia needing meds in the first place.
So since Daniel isn’t paying attention, Chris decides to wander off on his own (because that’s a smart thing to do in the zombie apocalypse), and it takes awhile for anyone to even notice that he’s missing. He’s lucky he didn’t get attacked by walkers, like the horde of walkers that were after Alex. Then there’s Nick, who decides to stand really close to the edge of a pit while watching a walker down below, and falls in. And the group runs ad traps themselves at the edge of a cliff – wasn’t there any other direction they could go? Nick is spared because he happens to have some walker blood on his face and chest, which as we’ve learned from The Walking Dead, prevents the walkers from attacking you (usually). To me, it didn’t seem like Nick had very much walker blood on him, compared to the blood and guts ponchos that the characters on The Walking Dead wear in these situations.
But anyway, the group on shore narrowly makes it to safety, and even picks up the severely injured Jake, who Alex had apparently stashed somewhere. I’m wondering what the timeline is here. Alex has managed to keep Jake alive all this time, though we can see that he appears on the brink of death. Will we ever find out what happened to the other guy that was in the raft with them, the one that ended up underneath the yacht?
That was pretty cold of Strand to cut the rope towing the raft. On the one hand, it seems like it’s just 2 people they would be taking on the yacht, what’s the harm in that? On the other hand, it’s evident how injured Jake is, so one could argue that Strand wouldn’t want him on the yacht, since he could turn at any moment, leading to a chain reaction of walkers. So the towing suggestion seemed like a diplomatic solution. But then Strand puts a stop to that as well. Is it because he didn’t want the towing to slow the boat down? He was supposed to be somewhere by a certain time. Or is there some other reason that he doesn’t want anymore people with him than there already are? This is pretty much the only thing keeping my interest, seeing where they’re going, and what Strand is really up to. But it’s going to be annoying if it takes the entire season to find that out. And the characters are not really growing on me.