The Christmas scenes were just…well…they, uh…yeah, I got nothing. They could have cut those scenes, trimmed the episode to 90 minutes, and given us an extra 30 minutes of Talking Dead and it would have been far better for everyone.
Other than that though, I completely agree that they finally had a season finale with real merit. In fact, it caps off what, IMHO, has been the best season of Fear the Walking Dead to date. The Ranch had the potential to become this shows “Herschel’s Farm”, and instead Troy, Jake, Otto and the others made it into something that was not only interesting in it’s own right, but interacted with the main characters in ways that made sense and challenged them, leading to character development that was sorely lacking in the previous seasons.
This season has taken Nick from a character for whom I actively rooted for him to die in every episode to a character I finally care about and want to see succeed. It’s made Madison into an unsympathetic (yet understandable) character while elevating Alicia to the most sympathetic character on the show. It’s shown Strand for who he really is, and Daniel as well. It’s introduced additional characters with depth, then eliminated them in ways that made sense and had impact. Villains at the start of the season have turned into allies at the end, and new villains have arisen who are believable and formidable. This show is finally amounting to something worth watching.
And now it’s gone again until next year.
Haha…I was watching Fear the Walking Dead…and liking it!