FEAR THE WALKING DEAD: THE COMPLETE SEVENTH SEASON
Starring: Lennie James, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Colman Domingo, Danay Garcia, Rubén Blades, Jenna Elfman, Alexa Nisenson, Austin Amelio, Mo Collins, Karen David, Colby Hollman, Christine Evangelista, Daryl Mitchell, Keith Carradine, and Omid Abtahi
Creators: Dave Erickson and Robert Kirkman
The seventh season of Fear the Walking Dead continues the anthology approach it first adopted in Season Six. While that was a revelation when first introduced, the novelty has worn off a little. Part One simply doesn’t carry the momentum of last year, as the nuclear explosion aftermath limitations are already burdensome. It all feels like a retread of The Walking Dead with its preparation for war, and because of that, it’s set up to rely heavily on Part Two. The latter half could save the season, but it certainly has some work to do.
Much like the “All Out War” storyline in its parent show, this war was underwhelming. There were definitely some solid individual episodes and we said touching goodbyes to a few main characters, but the ones who survived feel directionless. The Victor Strand (Colman Domingo) arc is easily the most frustrating though. Domingo gives a great performance, but by the conclusion of the season, I was left wondering why we went that route at all. The reintroduction of Madison Clark (Kim Dickens) wasn’t even enough to give things a jolt, as it came too late for a reunion with her daughter. A missed opportunity.