Fear the Walking Dead Season 7B just premiered on Sunday, April 17, and fans couldn’t help but dive into the mid-season premiere. While Paul (played by Warren Snipe) put a lot of heart into his character, the plot of Season 7 Episode 9 left many fans disappointed and confused. Many said they expected more from the mid-season launch and worried about what to expect for the rest of the season.
This article contains spoilers for Fear the Walking Dead Season 7 Episode 9.
There were a lot of weird plots and motivations in the mid-season premiere
The episode, titled “Follow Me”, was about Alicia and a new character named Paul. Paul is a deaf musician who lost his wife in the nuclear explosions that rocked Texas. He found Alicia passed out and took her home, nursing her back to health.
Alicia has had a raging fever that sometimes leaves her delirious, and she’s convinced she still has the zombie virus running through her veins even though she cut her arm. In The Walking Dead universe, there’s really no way that’s the case. She would be dead and transformed by now unless she harbored a crazy immunity that has never been seen before. Instead, she is slowly going mad, driven in part by this recurring fever.
She harbors a lot of regret for leading a group of people from her bunker to their deaths while following a zombie who she believes will lead her to Padre. Now one of the survivors wants her dead, in a strange obsession to kill her at all costs.
Paul convinces her that she’s not crazy (which is weird, because she obviously is.) In the end, he dies and she returns to Morgan’s submarine, convinced that her new calling in life is to abandon Padre’s research and create it. clean Dad. But only by luring survivors to her and having many of them killed in an attempt to take over Victor Strand’s tower. To me, that basically indicates that she didn’t learn anything from the people who died as a result of her zombie, because she’s sort of making the same mistake again. And Morgan is okay with that.
Check out the disappointed reactions of these fans
Anyway, fans couldn’t help but point out a lot of plotlines in the episode and things that really annoyed them to no end. Here are some of the comments that were shared on the Fear the Walking Dead subreddit. The subreddit has become a gathering place for fans who are genuinely disappointed with the show and find solace in the funny comments shared in the show’s threads.
u/bloodyturtle wrote, “The characters on this show don’t even have a relationship with each other anymore, they just tell a new character about their emotional baggage, then that person dies 5 minutes later.”
Elveszett agrees with my assessment that Alicia is crazy, writing, “I mean Alicia wears a skeleton arm for some reason, I guess she’s gone too crazy to have a normal relationship now.”
When they were hiding in the car and the zombies lost interest, it was the complete opposite of what we had seen before. And Explodedbagel agreed, writing, “A little laughed at how the zombies surrounding the car they were sheltering in immediately lost interest and were bored during a short monologue chat. Normally, it’s a pretty serious puzzle and hard to escape in this universe.
Others commented that they got bored and lost during this scene too.
Then there was all the soundproofing. Paul was convinced that his house was soundproof. But the soundproofing was having mattresses in front of the windows?
Some viewers called it a “filler episode”. And many are upset that some of the more minor characters had their interactions sacrificed instead of bringing in single-episode characters who die at the end.
And Pfdfour wonders why people don’t just move to irradiated areas and start over there. Why is Alicia obsessed with the Strand tower, stuck in the middle of a radiated area?
Pfdfour wrote: “Why don’t they just go somewhere else? It seems like the characters are visiting non-irradiated areas all the time. So why is the Strands Tower the only option? »
OakIslandCurse suggested that Alicia’s obsession with Strand blinded her. I would say the same for Morgan. But what about everyone else?
Then there was this scene where Paul’s radio was broken. But why did he bring it out in the first place?
Opreston replied, “Babes, you ask ‘why’ questions for FTWD. You won’t get an answer that makes sense.
And then there was the walkie-talkie given to a deaf character. Or Paul’s plan to blast the music and lure the walkers in, only to have no plan beyond that besides just killing them.
What exactly was the plan anyway? And why are additional characters always perfectly happy to die?
Lexjude is disappointed that Paul is dead, and I agree. This actor really put his heart into his role, even though his lines weren’t that great. I wish he could have stuck around.