Welcome to Bleeding Cool’s weekly review of AMC‘s Fear the Walking Dead season 4, this time with our thoughts on the season’s 13th episode, ‘Blackjack.’
Morgan (Lennie James) finds himself reunited with Al (Maggie Grace) and June (Jenna Elfman), and now they’ve gotten to meet his new “frenemies” Jim (Aaron Stanford), Wendell (Daryl Mitchell), and Sarah (Mo Collins). Now it’s off to pick up John Dorie (Garret Dillahunt), Strand (Colman Domingo), and the others before making their way to The Walking Dead‘s Alexandria-Hilltop-Sanctuary community.
Except…Strand and Dorie have found themselves a bit stuck at the moment, while Luciana (Danay Garcia) struggles to help another survivor – and then there’s Tonya Pinkins‘ mysterious stranger, who looks ready to end their journey before its even begun.
So where did that leave things? Check out our review of AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead s04e13 ‘Blackjack’ below to find out:
Spoiler Warning: I’ll be covering some themes and takeaways involving major and minor plot points from the episode, so just keep that in mind. Definitely not looking for pitchforks and torches outside my apartment.
Fear the Walking Dead s04e13 ‘Blackjack’: Strand and Dorie are marooned; Luciana aids a man in need; the group’s efforts to help a stranger put everyone in danger.
Here’ a look at what fans can expect from next week’s episode, where something happens at ‘MM 54’:
In this behind-the-scenes video, the cast and creators discuss this season’s new “frenemies” and if they’re going to be a help to Morgan and the crew – or a threat:
The first half of season four began with one figure huddled around a campfire, and ended with nine. Characters who started their journeys in isolation collided with each other in unexpected ways and found themselves in one of the last places they ever expected to be…together.
In the back half of the season they will explore who they are now – as individuals and as part of the greater group – and how they will forge ahead. They will find themselves pitted against new adversaries – human, walker, and even nature itself. Theirs will be a journey wrought with danger, love, heartbreak, loss, and ultimately, hope.
Fear the Walking Dead is executive produced by Scott M. Gimple, showrunners Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg, as well as Robert Kirkman, David Alpert, Gale Anne Hurd, and Greg Nicotero, and produced by AMC Studios. The series stars Lennie James, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Colman Domingo, Danay Garcia, Garret Dillahunt, Maggie Grace, Jenna Elfman, Alexa Nisenson, Mo Collins, Daryl Mitchell, Aaron Stanford, Tonya Pinkins, and Stephen Henderson.