Fear the Walking Dead Season 8 Episode 9 Review: Sanctuary

It is no secret that Dwight and Sherry are a few of my favourite characters, so Fear the Walking Dead Season 8 Episode 9 had a significant benefit going into it with the information it could be centered on each characters.

Whereas there have been some nice moments of the pair unpacking their trauma after returning to The Sanctuary, the choice to incorporate Dove as one more child who wanted saving was each random and part of the larger downside with the collection as a complete.

Dwight and Sherry’s relationship was underpinned by their time on the Sanctuary below Negan’s rule, and it is a miracle they managed to come back out the opposite finish of it after reuniting on Concern the Strolling Useless Season 6.

That they had a lot to unpack that their newest reunion would have labored much better had it simply been them within the Sanctuary.

For those who watch Fear the Walking Dead online, that Dwight had this inside battle after Finch’s loss of life that he felt one of the best route ahead could be for him to go residence and go away Sherry behind.

Their relationship has been made stronger by the bumps within the street for them. They have been sturdy as hell pre-apocalypse however overlooked that on account of Negan’s harsh regime.

They someway managed to come back out the opposite facet, so it was shocking that Dwight felt it was higher for them to proceed on this world alone.

Sherri: There is a battle coming.
Dwight: Okay. What sort of battle?
June: One we will not win with out you. This man Troy. He is obtained a rating to settle with Madison, and he plans on settling it by taking up PADRE.
Dwight: Oh, it appears like Madison’s battle to me.
June: Yeah, effectively… she made it ours. She’s M.I.A. And he or she left Strand in cost.
Dwight: Victor’s nonetheless alive?
June: Quite a bit has occurred because you left.

For some, ache is just too tough to endure, and figuring out all the missteps he made in his life, Dwight was possible fearful concerning the prospect of shedding Sherry in the event that they wound up in one other sticky scenario. 

Returning to their residence was fascinating as a result of going again to this location that preceded their activate The Strolling Useless helped make this world extra absolutely realized.

The very last thing Dwight anticipated was for somebody to be taking over residence in his residence with a narrative about individuals on the Sanctuary stealing his insulin.

For those who watch The Walking Dead online, Dwight and Sherry wound up in a variety of bother on the Sanctuary on account of Sherry’s sister, Tina, not finishing the work required of her to get her remedy.

Dwight: Yeah, w-what does any of this should do with me? I am… I am just a bit confused right here.
Sherri: You skilled each child on the island. They will hearken to you. They belief you. There’s nothing that I may say or… or do that you just could not do higher. And what… Dwight: You. Why… Why are you right here?
Dove: PADRE is the one residence I’ve ever recognized. With out it… I do not… I obtained nothing.

What are the probabilities of Dwight returning residence, solely to search out himself being requested to return to that horrible location for insulin, of all issues?

Jay may have been this large villain, however it turns on the market are coincidences, even a decade and extra into the apocalypse.

Dwight was skeptical as a result of he knew that nothing occurred at no cost in that universe, however there was part of him that wished to assist somebody in want.

When Dwight was launched on The Walking Dead Season 5, he made many dangerous choices however slowly tried to make up for them and succeeded by the point Daryl informed him to depart or be killed.

On the time, we weren’t informed the gravity of how that trade affected him, however being again within the Sanctuary’s proximity made him assume extra about his actions.

The remainder of the place is obvious. However we obtained to rush up. We most likely have an hour earlier than they get right here.


Seeing him slip out of it after being shot showcased that Dwight strived to be a greater particular person and that it was pushed by Daryl’s phrases.

Who would have thought it?

Dwight felt horrible that Jay died and become a walker simply as he obtained again with the remedy.

Understanding how laborious he fought for that man, he had solely simply met would have made Daryl proud as a result of it highlighted that Daryl knew there was a change in him.

Sherry displaying up within the nick of time is pure Disney, however seeing the fear on her face, absolutely figuring out she’s going again to a spot she does not look again on fondly, was effectively performed by Christine Evangelista.

There’s a lot historical past between Dwight and Sherry that may have made this journey much more intriguing if June and Dove weren’t alongside for the trip.

That is to not say I am not a fan of June and Dove, however they have been randomly introduced alongside so as to add pointless drama to Dwight and Sherry’s storylines.

Dwight: The way you doing, child?
Odessa: Higher now. You coming with us?
Dwight: Sure. Yeah, I’m. Yeah. N-By no means ought to have left. Perhaps we are able to flip that place into what it is imagined to be.

Sherry wished to make sure Dwight’s security and provides him a way of objective after their son’s loss of life, however I do not assume telling him that Madison wanted them was the way in which to border that dialog.

Dove speeding off early within the morning, solely to return shot, forcing the gang to go to the Sanctuary to avoid wasting her life was sheer stupidity.

Fear the Walking Dead’s writing for youngsters has been questionable, to say the least, however Jayla Walton did one of the best with what she was given.

The one good to come back from this example is that Dwight and Sherry confronted their demons and at the moment are headed again to assist Madison as one.

One thing good has to come back from all of those individuals placing their lives on the road for Madison Clarke.

The largest shocker of the episode was Strand slipping again into his Tower Strand cosplay and making an attempt to govern Troy’s daughter to avoid wasting P.A.D.R.E.

Does Madison, Daniel, and even Troy know Strand positioned the child?

It was an entire 180 from the remainder of the hour, however it was oddly satisfying to see Strand again to his outdated methods.

Colman Domingo performs an excellent villain, however one thing tells me Strand has bitten off greater than he can chew together with his newest act.

What are your ideas on Sherry and Dwight revisiting outdated haunts?

Do you assume Strand made a mistake?

Concern the Strolling Useless continues Sundays at 9 p.m. on AMC and AMC+.

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