Fear the Walking Dead Rewind 413: A Look Back at Our Thoughts on 'Blackjack' (REVIEW)


Welcome back to Bleeding Cool's Fear the Walking Dead Rewind, and if there's one thing fans of AMC's Fear the Walking Dead have come to expect from the series, especially during this fourth season, it's this: if there's a chance for a good situation to turn bad, it will – and if there's a chance for a bad situation to turn really, really bad? Well… last episode 'Blackjack' pretty much proves that point.

All Morgan's (Lennie James) trying to do is get Al (Maggie Grace), June (Jenna Elfman), Jim (Aaron Stanford), Wendell (Daryl Mitchell), and Sarah (Mo Collins) reunited with the rest of the crew so they can make their way to The Walking Dead's Alexandria-Hilltop-Sanctuary community. One problem: Dorie (Garret Dillahunt) and Victor (Colman Domingo) are stranded, and Dorie's eaten his last piece of licorice – so that's not a good thing. Throw still-missing Luciana (Danay Garcia), Alicia (Alycia Debnam-Carey), and Charlie (Alexa Nisenson) into the mix – after a major storm threw them around like Legos – and it's pretty clear this isn't going to be a simple case of "grab-n-go."

Oh, and then there's Filthy Lady (Tonya Pinkins) and her "mission" to bring Morgan back to his old primal self – and as we mention in our review of 'Blackjack,' she's willing to do it by any means necessary:

Fear the Walking Dead s04e14 'MM 54': Difficult decisions lead the group into uncertainty; Alicia delivers on a promise to Charlie.


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.

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Produced by AMC Studios, 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. 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.

About Ray Flook

Proudly serving as TV Editor, Ray started with Bleeding Cool in 2013 as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought aboard as staff in 2017. Counting John Cusack as his pop culture "spirit animal," his "word fu" stays strong as he continues trying really hard to be the sheppard...

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