RECAP: 'Fear The Walking Dead' Episode 4: Must-See Review S4E4

Fear The Walking Dead airs at 9:00 P.M. on Sunday, May 6, 2018. In this episode, Al’s questioning uncovers some surprising truths about the group’s past; John Dorie receives unexpected news.
While the group stabs poor dead Nick’s brain and covers him over a sheet to bring somewhere to bury, this week started off ominous as hell. Strand, Nick, Alicia, and Luciana weren’t out in the middle of nowhere without purpose. It turns out they made a pact to leave for fear of what could (or already had) transpired.

Fear The Walking Dead  Season 4, Episode 4 Viewing Details

Date: Sunday, May 6, 2018
Time: 9:00 P.M. EST
Episode Title: “Buried”
TV Channel: AMC

I Know My People

Madison steps outside the walls to meet the leader of the Vultures. He taunts her with bbq hot dogs, knowing how desperate her community is for food. Madison won’t be swayed, she says she knows her people, they’re strong and can bounce back from this. She offers amnesty for them and the two groups could live together in the stadium. No dice, the Vultures want it for themselves, no extra mouths to feed.
Nick and Luciana bring a book back to Madison with the location of a far out place they found on a map that could prove to be a one-stop-shop for seeds, supplies, everything they need to build the stadium back up and provide for the community. Everyone seems wildly optimistic and cheerful at the prospect of salvation so you know things are going downhill from here.

The First Mistake

Luciana and Strand tell Althea this could all have been avoided… as we flashback to life inside the diamond when Nick was still alive and the Vultures were still parked outside the gates. Madison has mapped out locations that may not have been touched where they could find food. That, they tell her, was their first mistake.
Luciana recounts how she and Nick took point scoping out a library. He tells her that people need books, they need more than food to keep them going. She can tell he was looking for something to give the young girl Charlie, his would-be assassin, and that despite his heart being in the right place, Luciana tells Nick she made her choice. Moral of the story, sometimes it’s okay to take no for an answer.

All Fun & Games

Naomi and Alicia were scouting a local amusement park that appears to have been lived in at one point before the fences fell. It wouldn’t be Fear The Walking Dead without looming walkers hiding behind every ride and slide inside the park. The only thing worse than band-aids in public pools — bloated walkers. While they make it through the water floaters, Alicia loses her knife, but they make it to the other side.
The two reach the top of the water slide in hopes of finding food and supplies but a walker ambushes them and they fall right down another slide of terror into a pile of hungry water walkers. After Alicia saves her ass, Naomi takes off without so much as a farewell. Too bad her getaway car stalled and Alicia tells her if she really wants to leave, it’s okay. However, Naomi comes back to the diamond with Alicia and offers her services as a nurse. They all choose to try.

As it turns out, John Dorie used to be a police officer. He talks to Morgan, trying to persuade him to stay after the dust settles on this ordeal, but Morgan tells him he’s just better on his own. By choosing to stay at the stadium, the community clearly fell apart. If only had they acted selfishly, as they always had done, in their minds Nick would still be alive.
As the group unearths their hidden guns and bury Nick, John discovers the woman he’s been searching for is in fact Naomi aka Laura. Alicia tells him that she’s dead, she didn’t make it out of the stadium, but John is a man of hope. He found her gun in the pile… maybe he can find her, too.
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