Welcome to Bleeding Cool's weekly review of AMC's Fear the Walking Dead as we wrap up the fourth season with our thoughts on season finale '…I Lose Myself.'
As we head into the season-ender, lines have been drawn and the sides are pretty clear. Morgan (Lennie James) – now reunited with June (Jenna Elfman), Wendell (Daryl Mitchell), Sarah (Mo Collins), Alicia (Alycia Debnam-Carey), Luciana (Alycia Debnam-Carey), Dorie (Garret Dillahunt), Victor (Colman Domingo), and Charlie (Alexa Nisenson) – is close to keeping his promise to get the survivors back to the Alexandria-Hilltop community.
Only problem? Opposing him is "filthy woman" Martha (Tonya Pinkins) and her "mission" to make Morgan "stronger" by ridding him of his "weakness" of needing to help others – a mission she's willing to accomplish by any means necessary, even if it includes an undead Jim (Aaron Stanford) and an on-the-run Al (Maggie Grace).
So check out our review of '…I Lose Myself' and see for yourselves if the AMC series positioned itself for a brighter, bolder future heading into season 5.
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 s04e16 '…I Lose Myself': Morgan struggles to find the strength to help friends in dire need before it's too late.
Thanks for joining us this season as we took a deep dive into the fourth season of AMC's Fear the Walking Dead; here's a behind-the scenes-look at how the entire season came together, and how things are going to look moving into season 5:
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.
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.