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Saturday, January 23, 2021

[Episode 109] The Walking Dead: World Beyond | 1x05 | Madman Across The Water

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Where, at first, we thought we wouldn't have much to talk about, the further we discussed this episode, the more we learned about Elton, the zombie apocalypse as nature's "big f*ck you", and human nature as a whole (also, how many of us want Pluto's designation as a planet reinstated!)
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David Cameo:
Rachael Burt:

  • AMC Plus late releases
  • Rachael realizes there's a difference between AMC premier and AMC plus
  • Elton’s past + some of Huck’s, too
  • Give Roger Dale Floyd, baby Elton, an award
  • Daquiritown
  • Amelia’s monologue 
  • Creation and destruction: a lesson from Elton's parents
  • Elton names his sister, Esmerelda 
  • Isaac, Elton’s father, and biblical ties
  • Baby Elton spends 3 days in the box
  • Bullet holes in the sheet metal: a sign of a bigger problem?
  • Shane’s flashback episode we see the military ‘cleaning house’
  • Maslow’s hierarchy of needs
  • Seeing someone so strong break down
  • Felix’s gruff voice
  • Hope to Felix, "We wanted a brother," but Felix’s idea of family is skewed 
  • If only they'd admit their fears: Elton & Felix
  • Just as Hope admits defeat Felix helps out
  • Plan B is splitting them up
  • Is Huck over confident? Her experience gives her purpose
  • "For Elton, my little Explorer" Elton adds to Amelia’s manuscript
  • Mother Nature is a Bitch and you must adapt, "We are the masters of our fate: How do we form our fate?"
  • Daquiritown’s animals in each character
  • Was this the first episode filmed? Actors finding their character
  • "Madman across the Water" was Elton John’s 4th album, released Nov. 5th (TWDWB's 5th episode)
  • Doc Robinson's "Meaning of a Songbird Calling"
    • Feel the sun come slowly, Makes the window glow like and old friend round in the dead end
    • all i need is a place to dream and all i need is clouds beneath my feet
    • they swing and sudden breezes through the leaves and leaves me breathless
    • say you're living by faith, you can get in my head, see the color of your clear eyes
    • if you could get in my head you could see where I've been, know the meaning of the songbird calling
    • you can fall asleep in a cave of dreams, paint the morning's paint `cross endless streets that go
    • twistin' off like blades of grass or strands of a bracelet, but new but were ancient
    • we try but we're fakin', we're real but we're vacant, the river just goes and no way to tame it
    • cause nothing is sacred, all form is shapeless, nothing can change it, all roads are aimless
  • Predator Vs. Prey exhibit at the Nebraska Museum of Natural history
  • PUBLIC ALERT EVACUATION: US Civil Defense and how the "Military" came before the "Civic Republic"
  • New character, "Percy," hiding in the forest?
  • Nicholas Cantu going through a growth spurt 
  • Elton’s calms down, reciting the planets
  • Poor Pluto, losing planet status
  • Hope's devastating connection to Amelia Ortiz

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Wednesday, January 20, 2021

[Episode 108] Season 6, Episode 3 of Fear The Walking Dead, "Alaska"

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In our largely Althea-centric episode, we celebrate the sibling-esque friendship she has with Dwight. There's joy-on-tap with some characters where, before, there was none. This episode, in many ways, holds a mirror to the last few but, in other ways, shows how different they are and how far they've come (in mostly great ways)... and we, of course, go through it all!
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David Cameo:
Rachael Burt:

  • Knit Friends from @ironangelcreations
  • FearTWD Fan Q&A by @BlazyGardener

  • These episodes keep getting better, however...
  • The many layers of Althea
  • Morgan is our common thread in each episode
  • 16 different Morgan Joneses
  • Eastman told Morgan he would hold a baby again
  • Morgan’s new weapon
  • The influence of color
  • Dwight living vicariously through Al
  • Dwight & Al becoming siblings
  • Walkers with glass eyes and embalmed walker attacking Althea
  • Hanging bleach bottle
  • FΓΌeler Beer
  • Dwight dirtying his boots
  • The fall occurred in 2008
  • Genius Ginny places all our characters in the perfect spot (for her)
  • Plague Rats
  • What has Sherry been up to?
  • Al’s reaction to the plague people
  • Rachael is tricked by the timelines, once again
  • Al recognized Isabelle’s voice and cold beer in the supply crate confirms it
  • Al chooses Dwight over Isabelle
  • Colman Domingo directed this episode 
  • Fortuitous sequence of events as a result of Al’s choice
  • Slight transformation for Al
  • "We’re all infected," Plague walkers on 5th floor
  • Remember the human, not the walker
  • Dwight ❤ Sherry
  • "Slow Down" by Jesper Munk: brought on by Colman, introduced to him by Frank Dillane (AKA "Nick Clark")
  • Confusing emotions surrounding Dwight
  • Acceptable death to move story forward
  • Mirror conversation between Al & Nora sounds like Isabelle's convo with Al 
  • Don't underestimate Ginny
  • Will Ginny face off against this "death cult"?
  • Al and her brother spotted License plates like Aaron and his brother

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