I don't understand what is going on with this show any more.
I just read several scathing reviews of this most recent "Fear" episode, and the critics are not kind about it.
I find myself agreeing with some of their criticisms and doubts.
For awhile, Fear was doing much better than the original (TWD) show. Now, not so much.
The part with the hot air balloon shaped like a beer bottle was ridiculous.
I agree with one critic who said he's still not clear on exactly why they crashed a plane in the first place, why they need a plane to get back out (can't they just drive around the radioactive zombies, etc), and why is Al, who is a reporter, all the sudden a qualified pilot and mechanic???
I too find myself baffled by some of these story lines and development.
As to the Charlie character (the little girl): initially I found her annoying, but she grew on me over the various episodes, she proved herself useful to the adults a few times in past episodes.
But now the show has introduced what one critic called "a whole cast of Charlies. We went from one Charlie to about ten of them."
(I mean, the show introduced a whole herd of new little kids.)
I still love, love, love the John Dorie character, but they are either under-using him (sometimes he is not in two, three episodes in a row), or they give him boring plots.
They could do so much better by the Dorie character - but they either don't use him, or stick him in goofy, ridiculous plots.
John Dorie should have taken June by her hand and just gone back to his cabin by the river. They'd have television there (movies on VCR), electric power, pop corn, and fish.
Some of the Fear episodes have just been so weird lately.
They introduced that one character - he stole that warehouse from the group a few episodes ago - and we've not seen or heard from that guy since. However, I think the characters still want to get back to that warehouse? But why? They will have to fight that guy to win it back.
Some of the episodes have felt like filler, some of them have apparently been used only to further interest in the upcoming Rick Grimes movies and don't further the plot or characters of the Fear show itself.
I like the Morgan character, but I don't need to see any more inspirational speeches by him.
Also, this group of people (June, Morgan, etc), are running around like do-gooders trying to rescue people, but most of those they try to rescue want to be left alone!! It's like June, Morgan, Alicia, are going to rescue people whether they want to be or not.
Other than the crazy lady from several episodes ago, we've not had a proper villain type character, either, like a Governor or a Negan - or is that played out?
I do not know where this show is going any more, or what the show writers are thinking. The show seems to be drifting. I watch out of habit and out of loyalty, and again, I love John Dorie. I heart Dorie, so I will tune in to see what he's up to, but that's about it.