The slipper is off for this season officially, if you know anything about the NCAA basketball tournament, you have a Cinderella team or two that wins games against higher seeds, but typically the pressure gets to them, and the Cinderella team falls. Last week’s episode was amazing television, a must-watch in my mind for lovers of the Walking Dead Universe because of the history and what has happened over time. The short season, half-cooked ideas, lack of explanation of things going on, and rushed timelines are catching up this season rapidly.

This hour’s episode can be summed up in a few short sentences. Dwight, Sherry, and Finch lead a diversion so Morgan, Mo, and Grace can try to get to the medical train car. Morgan has to lead a second diversion so Mo can get Grace to the train car. Finch is relapsing. His treatment isn’t working, and he is going to die. Mo gets Grace to the train car but can’t save Grace. Grace dies, and Mo has her clear phase after that and leaves Morgan to go and kill a bunch of walkers.

Zoey Merchant as Wren – Fear the Walking Dead _ Season 8, Episode 5 – Photo Credit: Lauren “Lo” Smith/AMC

I found myself more focused on all my questions and unknowns. What was the time it took for Morgan to travel back to Georgia? Did he do it on foot? This brings up the obvious question in regards to the timing of it all, but they haven’t gone over at all what the radiation treatment entailed for Finch. In the previous episode, we hear that he is feeling better, but we don’t know how long of a time jump it was from when he was bit to where he feels better. By the end of this episode, we know that was a short-lived reprieve.

In addition, I question why does PADRE want to expand when they can’t even seem to take care of their own home. Why didn’t they do it sooner? If they know where to expand and have supplies, why take so long to try to clear out the shipyard? One would think if they had 7+ years, they would have been able to come up with some sort of plan besides sending kids in to kill all the walkers. I was also curious where they planned to try to move too, but that somewhat gets addressed in the following episode. I still wonder why people are following a random pair of kids in this world. This makes no sense to me at all. But I digress; if you have the power or perceived power, you are set.

Austin Amelio as Dwight, Gavin Warren as Finch – Fear the Walking Dead _ Season 8, Episode 5 – Photo Credit: Lauren “Lo” Smith/AMC

After Mo leaves, Morgan is distraught and loses his way. He plans to go after Mo who isn’t thinking straight.