Fear the Walking Dead episode 405 - John checks out a video
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Fear the Walking Dead: This week, we learn how John and Naomi meet

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May 13, 2018, 10:01 PM EDT

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 405: "Laura." Check out our breakdown of last week's episode here.

Fear the Walking Dead episode 405 - Naomi at the cabin


Naomi's backstory

We don't get a lot here. She lost a child. That's it. I understand that can really screw a person up, but I don't understand why losing her child would make her want to be alone. I am guessing that there is more there, like her child was killed by humans, not zombies. Maybe her child isn't dead, just abducted. Could her child be Charlie? I feel like she would have seen her hanging outside the stadium.

John's backstory

Every zombie show has to have one: a former cop. While John seems far more open with what happened to him, I still sense there is more to his story than "I walked into a store, shot a thief, it was a bad shot and I killed him instead of maimed him." His grief doesn't seem as deeply rooted as Naomi's grief, but I think he has more reasons to dislike guns.

Fear the Walking Dead episode 405 - John axes a zombie


The banality of everyday life

John has a good system: he wakes up. Brushes his teeth. Makes his bed. Plays a little Scrabble. Makes breakfast. Eats on the porch. Picks fruit. Plays more Scrabble. Watches a movie. It's the kind of thing that seems boring and dreary in normal life. But after the zombie apocalypse, I imagine it brings a wonderful sense of peace to you.


I love that Naomi left a message to John in the Scrabble tiles: "I love you too. I'm sorry." I'm a word nerd and a puzzle geek, so this was cool. Plus, John can take the message with him!

Fear the Walking Dead Episode 405 - John and Morgan


Morgan + John = BFF 4ever

Morgan and John seem perfectly suited to being best friends. Morgan, as we all know, is vehemently against killing anyone. John, while not facing as big a problem as Morgan does, still seems to be right with Morgan on the "no killing" topic. At the very least, John and Morgan's stance on guns seem to be pretty in line with one another.