Review: Fear The Walking Dead episode 301 ‘Eye of The Beholder’

Nick Clark and Luciana - Fear The Walking Dead, AMC
Nick Clark and Luciana - Fear The Walking Dead, AMC /
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Troy Otto (Daniel Sharman) Photo by Michael Desmond/AMC Fear The Walking Dead
Troy Otto (Daniel Sharman)Photo by Michael Desmond/AMC Fear The Walking Dead /

The bad things from Fear 301

  1. Nick learning about the death of Chris. One of the hardest things in the zombie apocalypse is learning about the loss of a known person when you had absolutely no control over the situation. He seemed distressed over the situation, but not surprised or startled.
  2. Experimenting with the undead. Killing people just to see how long it takes for them to come back may be a valuable experiment, but there is nothing human about killing off people who could be helpful in other ways, especially those who can contribute to the community.
  3. Observations while sleeping. How much can be observed watching two women sleeping in a room after pouring coffee in potted plants? This is a strange technique to cast the soldier in a negative light, but does the job in a really backhanded and creepy way.
  4. Not killing the thorn in your side. When a bad guy puts someone in an ‘inescapable situation’ and assumes they are going to die, it is disheartening. Watching the character overcome the odds is great, but having the bad guys be so stupid is very disappointing.
  5. “It’s a sanctuary.” We’ve heard that before too. That word hasn’t been met with the best of meanings in the zombie apocalypse, but there is hope that the next location will actually be one they can settle down at for at least some period of time…fingers crossed.