Fear the Walking Dead Season 4, Episode 2 Review: Old Faces, New Dangers and a Welcome Return

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Welcome back to Bleeding Cool's weekly review/recap of AMC's Fear the Walking Dead Season 4, which has us taking a look at the season's second episode 'Another Day at the Diamond' after a strong premiere that was a warm welcome to both new and returning viewers. After getting a sense of how Morgan (Lennie James) will factor into the season and being introduced to two interesting new characters (Maggie Grace's Althea and Garret Dillahunt's John Dorie), the real test for new viewers came with this week's episode; as the focus shifted to (some) of the returning cast from Season 3 – and the introduction of a "big bad" that appears to live up to its name.

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Just to be clear, our "revap" (recap/review/stream of consciousness mash-up) is a "monster" all its own — and I will 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 so spoiler warnings.

Fear the Walking Dead Episode 4×02 'Another Day at the Diamond': A troubled survivor finds allies in an unexpected place; the life Madison has fought to build comes under threat.

Here's a look at the trailer for next Sunday's third episode of the season, 'Good Out Here':

Fear the Walking Dead Episode 4×03 'Good Out Here': Madison and Morgan try to help Nick find inner peace; a quest for revenge exacts its toll on the group.

In this sneak preview from this Sunday's 'Good Out Here,' Morgan urges Nick (Frank Dillane) to take cover:

Madison's (Kim Dickens) baseball stadium settlement gets some very unwelcome "visitors" in this scene from 'Another Day at the Diamond':

Here's a look at what's ahead on the fourth season of AMC's Fear the Walking Dead:

In season 4, we will see the world of Madison Clark (Kim Dickens) and her family through new eyes — the eyes of Morgan Jones (Lennie James), who is joining the story from the world of The Walking Dead. The characters' immediate pasts mix with an uncertain present of struggle and discovery as they meet new friends, foes, and threats. They fight for each other, against each other and against a legion of the dead to somehow build an existence against the crushing pressure of lives coming apart. There will be darkness and light; terror and grace; and the heroic, mercenary and craven, all crashing together toward a new reality for Fear the Walking Dead.

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AMC's Fear the Walking Dead's fourth season stars Kim Dickens, Frank Dillane, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Colman Domingo and Danay Garcia; as well as new series regulars Lennie James, Garret Dillahunt, Jenna Elfman and Maggie Grace. Produced by AMC Studios, the series is executive produced by Scott M. Gimple; showrunners Andrew Chambliss and Ian GoldbergRobert Kirkman; David Alpert; Gale Anne Hurd and Greg Nicotero.

About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought on board as staff in 2017.

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