Fear the Walking Dead Season 3 Finale Review | Zombie Education Alliance

Fear the Walking Dead Season 3 Finale Review: Things Bad Begun & Sleigh Ride

Two back-to-back episodes capped off a solid third season.

Fear the Walking Dead Season 3 Finale Review | Zombie Education Alliance

Nick (Frank Dillane) with detonator in hand demanding the Proctors let his family go free or else.

The third season ends in a bang, literally.

Fear the Walking Dead Season 3 Finale Review
Season 3, Ep. 14 & 15 – ‘Things Bad Begun” & ‘Sleigh Ride’ | Aired October 2, 2017

by TS Alan

Fear the Walking Dead ended its fifteen episode, third season run with two back-to-back episodes as it did last season. I found nothing truly interesting in the series last season. And as I stated in last year’s finale review, “Fear the Walking Dead will not have the longevity of The Walking Dead if they don’t kick up the action a bit and go lighter on the melodrama. There can be a balance between the two, The Walking Dead television series is proof of this.” Thankfully the series has begun to find its own way and come out from under the shadow of the Walking Dead.

3 Reasons Why I Like the Episodes:

  1. Madison whacks Troy in the skull with a hammer, bludgeoning him to death, after Troy reveals he was the one who led the horde to wipe out the ranch. The piece of shit finally got his comeuppance.
  2. Daniel gets shot in the face by Victor and survives, and then goes after the Profits who have Nick trapped on the dam with the detonator.
  3. Nick at the dam. First he pick pocketed the detonator from Victor, and then gave Proctor John the big FU by actually blowing up the dam when Proctor John called his bluff. Proving Nick can make the ultimate sacrifice if it means saving his family.
Fear the Walking Dead Season 3 Finale Review | Zombie Education Alliance

Victor (Colman Domingo) atop the dam with Proctor John (Ray McKinnon).

3 Reasons Why I Dislike the Episodes:

  1. Madison’s repetitive Christmas dream sequences that interrupted the story line.
  2. Even after Victor’s treachery and betrayal was revealed, Madison still trusted him and gave him the detonator to the hidden explosives.
  3. When Alicia gets ambushed while driving to the trading post with her new companion, she doesn’t kill her assailants. Instead she let’s them go. Marauders should always be killed or you can find yourself in conflict with them again. Poor survival choice.
Fear the Walking Dead Season 3 Finale Review | Zombie Education Alliance

Nick wasn’t bluffing, so the Proctors found out.

With killing off cast regular Ofelia (Mercedes Mason), characters now getting much needed depth, more intense zombie action, and better story arcs, Fear the Walking Dead as begun to grow. Let’s hope next season it finally matures.

Fear the Walking Dead returns to AMC, June 2018.

Two back-to-back episodes capped off a solid third season. The third season ends in a bang, literally. Fear the Walking Dead Season 3 Finale Review Season 3, Ep. 14 & 15 - 'Things Bad Begun" & 'Sleigh Ride' | Aired October 2, 2017 by TS Alan Fear the Walking Dead ended its fifteen episode, third season run with two back-to-back episodes as it did last season. I found nothing truly interesting in the series last season. And as I…

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Summary : Fear the Walking Dead is much improved since the first two seasons, but has yet to come to maturity. Season 4 may finally be what the shows needs for longevity.

About TS Alan

TS was the former managing editor of Zombie Training before co-founding ZEA with former associate editor Mike Garman. TS was born outside Buffalo, NY. After attending high school he entered into a two-year community college to study Communications and Media Arts. There he became involved in the college’s radio station as a radio personality, under the pseudonym of J.D. Hollywood. After a year with WNCB radio he also became the station’s Promotions Director. J.D. Hollywood was also one of two names he used as a music reporter and Associate Editor for Buffalo Backstage, a local music magazine. After moving to Manhattan and experiencing the Northeast blackout of 2003, he became interested in prepping and urban survival, learning much of his experience through self education and observation of tragic events like 9/11 and Hurricane Sandy. TS Alan currently resides in the East Village of New York City and is a published author of the zombie novel The Romero Strain.

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