Warning: General spoilers ahead
For the keen observer, you know that the DUN-DUN moment at the end of last week’s episode wasn’t who showed up at the gate of the hotel but who **wasn’t** there. After the episode aired last Sunday, I was amazed to go on social media and finding people who didn’t seem to understand the big deal about Brandon and Derek making their way to the hotel. For some reason, they didn’t notice that Chris (Lorenzo Henrie) wasn’t among the group, or perhaps, they thought Chris “must have been there,” even though we didn’t see him.
Regardless, nope, folks, Chris wasn’t with the Bros., and in Sunday’s finale, we quickly learn why. It seems that Brandon has a dislocated shoulder from some accident, and so, these 2 douchebags continually bitch and moan from the moment they walk through the gate. As a result, Madison (Kim Dickens) is called in to assist, and after listening to them for only a few minutes, she realizes these guys are the Brandon and Derek that Chris had left with. I’m not going to say anything more about this, but it doesn’t take a genius to connect the dots. Obviously, something has happened to Chris, and given the fact that the 2.14 episode is titled “Wrath” and is supposed to be referring to Travis (Cliff Curtis), you just know that things are about to escalate and blow to hell very quickly. Let’s just say that those who labelled Travis as a pussy or too “soft” will probably be re-evaluating their opinion after this episode.
Back at La Colonia, a major storm is brewing as well. Nick (Frank Dillane) keeps his word and delivers the regular shipment of Oxy to the supermarket gang, but he quickly learns they don’t need him anymore. They have another supplier, and oh, by the way, their leader also informs Nick that they found La Colonia and will be attacking very soon. So, basically, they have a choice — run or die. To add to the already bad news, a man dies in the infirmary without anyone noticing (you would think they’d constantly be checking on these people!), reanimates, and attacks Alejandro, Nick, and the other patients. In a particularly disgusting scene, one of the patients’ nose is bitten off by the walker — I mean 100% bitten off leaving only a hole in the man’s skull. Another woman’s fingers are bitten off too before Nick gets hold of the walker and kills it by pushing his thumbs through the zombie’s eye-sockets. Yes, I know, ewwwww.
After all of the chaos dies down, it is also revealed that Alejandro has been bitten as well. But, no biggie because he’s immune, right? This is when Nick finally steps up and pushes the issue with Alejandro, and in front of Luciana (Danay Garcia). Nick says he could see the terror in Alejandro’s eyes when he was bit, and someone who is immune would not have been afraid. So, seeing no other choice, Alejandro confesses — he wasn’t really bitten by a walker, and instead, was attacked by the drug-crazed kid he was trying to save.
I must admit Alejandro irritates the crap out of me in this episode, or at least until the end. I kind of understand why Alejandro lied because every man wants to be revered and respected, and plus, the incident gave these people hope and kept them going. But, even now when faced with the fact that he’s now dying, Alejandro still insists that everyone remain at La Colonia and fight the gang. Their faith will cause them to prevail. I honestly believe the man is drinking his own Kool-Aid, because as Nick points out, that would be suicide.
Alejandro ultimately does the right thing and allows his people to leave with Nick and Luciana, while he stays behind to execute a plan to blot out the supermarket gang once and for all (HINT: that school bus actually does still run). But, that doesn’t mean everything is hunky dory dandy-fine. The apocalypse has brought out the worse in people, and there seems to be danger no matter where you go. Nick, Luciana, and the rest of the colonists quickly find this out, and it makes them wonder if they should have listened to Alejandro after all.
The 2-hour season 2 finale of Fear The Walking Dead airs Sunday at 9/8c on AMC.
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