[Warning: General spoilers ahead.]
This week on Fear the Walking Dead, the Clarks and the Ottos continue their dance around whether to trust each other, with separate pairings coming together and realizing in tandem that they probably don’t have much of a choice–the devil you know and all that.
For Madison, that means getting a peek behind the curtain about how the compound begin, and gaining insight into how best to control, or at the very least acquiesce, Troy so he backs off her son.
Nick is sorting out torn loyalties between his family’s desire to stay and Luciano’s desire to run far and fast once she’s well. He also realizes he and Troy share something related to like minds in their fascination with the infected, which breaks the ice in a really odd way.
Alicia makes friends with a group of teens who’ve only ever known the compound, and they manage to surprise her with something she and we (I’m pretty sure) haven’t seen before. The compound itself is in a heightened state, holding the Clarks responsible for Charlene’s death and growing concern about the still-unidentified culprits who shot down the chopper.
Strand finds his way back to an old ally, and while there’s a little bit of wine, the roses most definitely have thorns, putting him in predicament from which he may not be able to extricate himself. Fortunately, he’s not alone.