by Sherry Lipp
WARNING: MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS
As humanity slips away, decisions become easier to make. It seems you only need to protect yourself and maybe those closest to you in the new kill or be killed world. It’s also a good idea to stay on the good side of anyone who has weapons, shelter, food, water, transportation, or any good combination of those things. That’s what’s keeping Travis (Cliff Curtis) and Madison (Kim Dickens) with the ominous Victor (Colman Domingo). The big question is just how trustworthy is Victor? He seems like he might toss them overboard any minute. Victor makes Daniel (Ruben Blades) seem good-natured and benevolent by comparison.
The hope is to get somewhere safe by any means necessary. What’s comes after that can be thought about later. Even as it’s becoming apparent that society has folded and things will never go back to normal, the survivors still have hope that they can get away from the undead. Their goal now is to find a place where they can exist in peace.
Victor says that he has a place in Baja, Mexico that fits the bill. The catch is getting there in one piece. Victor doesn’t want them around. It’s pretty clear he only keeps what he thinks he needs and right now he probably wants his small army. He’s not about helping anyone as demonstrated when he cuts the remaining two survivors of the doomed “Flight 462” loose from his boat. At least he let them have some water.
The cool and not so cool in “Ouroboros”
Nick figures out how to disguise himself: That didn’t take long. Nick (Frank Dillane) falls into a soon-to-be walker pit but manages to come out alive. How? He gets covered in walker blood and is able to wander amongst the walking dead. It looks like this trick is going to come in handy.
The walkers don’t look all that bad: These walkers are fresh. Their body parts aren’t falling off and even their clothes look clean. So maybe decomposition will finally end the zombie apocalypse.
What’s up with Victor? I was kinda hoping he would turn out to be a good guy.
These guys are maybe a little too good at killing walkers: Unlike their counterparts on The Walking Dead these guys have very little walker killing experience. That scene on the beach seemed a little much for their limited skills. At least one of them shouldn’t have made it back.
Final thoughts: I hope we see more of the final two Flight 462 survivors.