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Fear the Walking Dead 407: Time for some zombie math

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Jun 3, 2018

Rather than just recapping the most recent episode of Fear the Walking Dead, each week we are going to break it down into the most interesting, weird, delightful, and mind-boggling bits.

This week, we take a look at Episode 407: "The Wrong Side of Where You Are Now." Check out our breakdown of last week's episode here.


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The ice cream truck is scary.

There is something chilling about a decrepit ice cream truck in an apocalyptic landscape. Something that is normally something that is bright and full of life - and delicious frozen treats - becomes something dangerous in this setting. Of course, in this case, the ice cream truck is actually dangerous, as it carries the oil that will light the horde aflame.

The horde of zombies is scary.

We have seen enormous hordes of zombies before. There is something extra-chilling about this horde because they have been "harvested" specifically for this purpose. The Vultures have specifically gone around, scooping zombies out of various hidey-holes, and packing them into big-rigs. Then the big-rigs are just idling, waiting to be set free. 

The horde of burned zombies is scary.

Zombies are scary. But there is something even more terrifying about a horde of blackened zombies. They are free of tufts of hair, and their peeling, dripping skin has become smooth. I don't know why seeing them burned is even more chilling, but it is. You'd think with less zombie details, they would be less scary. But they aren't.


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Are we missing something about Naomi?

In the opening sequence, Mel shouts out to Naomi as he takes off in an ambulance. She is chasing after the vehicle, desperate for a field kit. The ambulance blows up and Alycia approaches angrily, saying that they took her in, and implying that she betrayed them. Was this because she had an interaction with Mel? Was Alycia not there when Madison brought Mel into the stadium for a bit? Is there another piece of the Naomi puzzle we are missing?

The stadium fell

So now we know how the stadium fell. Ennis brought it on with a flood of zombies. I still think Madison is dead. Naomi leads Al and the others back to the fallen stadium in a search for supplies. Disaster seems to follow Naomi. First, the shelter fell; then the stadium. Maybe the survivors shouldlet Naomi be on her own.

Although, she did drive them into a sea of zombies. Anyone think that SWAT van has enough firepower to take down all those zombies?

Zombie math

Anyone want to do the math on this one? There were at least six flags, each with numbers that ranged between 200 and 800. I couldn't count all those trucks - there were at least 20? So how many zombies can fit in each truck?

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