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 eleventh episode 'The Code.'
After a weak mideseason start, FTWD threw the second-half of the season back into quality overdrive thanks to Alycia Debnam-Carey and Alexa Nisenson's performances in 'Close Your Eyes'. So was a Morgan (Lennie James)-centered episode a worthy enough follow-up to last week's homerun? Are Aaron Stanford's Jim, Daryl Mitchell's Wendall, Mo Collins' Sarah, and Tonya Pinkins' kinda' disturbing unnamed character worth getting to know – or leaving on the roadside?
First question? Definitely. Second Question? Absolutely. To find out why, check out our thoughts on 'The Code' below, along with a look back at the episode:
Spoiler Warnings: 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 s04e11 'The Code': Morgan's journey is derailed by some new acquaintances.
Here's a preview of next week's episode of AMC's Fear the Walking Dead, 'Weak':
Fear the Walking Dead s04e12 'Weak': June helps when Al's health deteriorates; Morgan searches for friends lost in the storm.
In this behind the scenes video, the cast and creators discuss Morgan's encounter with new acquaintances and how they ultimately test his moral code:
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 showrunners Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg, as well as Scott M. Gimple, 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 "Chill" Mitchell, Aaron Stanford, Tonya Pinkins, and Stephen Henderson.