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World Beyond ‘1×07, to keep looking at each other’s face

One of the stories that we really wanted to know from The Walking Dead: World Beyond series (Scott M. Gimple and Matthew Negrete, since 2020) is, without a doubt, that of the huck character (Annet Mahendru), the way this member of the United States Navy survived the zombie apocalypse. Above all, after knowing the origin of his nickname in the episode “Madman Across the Water” (1×05). And it is in “Truth or Dare” (1×07), with her having been absent in “Shadow Puppets” (1×06), when they decide to show her to us, starting with a reminiscent nightmare that uses infrared images and a brief flashback form.

They could have taken advantage of one of those episodes in which a protagonist experiences certain incidents without the others, which have worked so well in TWD and FTWD

However, the fact that I return so quickly with Felix Carlucci (Nico Tortorella) and company is very disappointing. They could have taken the opportunity to offer us one of those chapters in which a main character lives certain adventures without the others, meeting other people, and how well they have worked in The Walking Dead (Frank Darabont and Angela Kang, since 2010) and in Fear the Walking Dead (Robert Kirkman and Dave Erickson, since 2015). And it is that the predisposition of Scott M. Gimple and Matthew Negrete to miss opportunities to dignify World Beyond really amazes.

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And, without any kind of polished transition, flashback that gave birth to you, in which they reveal Huck’s last name (and, later, his real name) and make us suspect the cause of the scar on his left cheekbone. And, after being channeled into what we saw about the Military Civic Republic in the episode “The End of Everything” (5 × 05) of Fear the Walking Dead, several scenes of alcoholic fraternization, a certain unsubtle evolution of the plot of teenage jealousy and such a topical misunderstanding that it makes us roll our eyes, what follows is another flashback to how the US military handled the insoluble crisis of the zombie catastrophe.

It’s smart that they link Hope Bennett’s tribulations here with Huck’s past and the vital rationalization she has done so she can keep looking at each other in the face.

It seems to us clearly smart, on the other hand, that they link here the tribulations of Hope Bennett (Alexa Mansour) about her responsibility in the death of Amelia Ortiz (Christina Brucato), Elton’s (Nicolas Cantu) pregnant mother, with Huck’s past. and the vital rationalization of this versus what he had to do in order to continue staring at each other and, we assume, to survive the deadly debacle a decade ago. The obvious problem is that Hope’s murder confession sounds repetitive to us, especially after the conversation with Iris (Aliyah Royale) on the Mississippi Pier during “Madman Across the Water.”

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We don’t know how this insistence will affect the climactic moment Elton finds out about the whole mess, anyway. Well, even though Huck may be right with his advice for Hope, it would be absurd to steal it from viewers and not take advantage of it in the World Beyond drama. And the sequence in which the former soldier skillfully solves a dangerous situation, which is posed with another flashback and a parallel montage Very understandable and, oh yes, eloquent this time, we can consider it the most decent of “Truth or Dare”.

The sequence that arises with a flashback and an understandable parallel montage is one of the most decent of “Truth or Dare” (1×07)

They do not expose us everything that Huck has behind his back, of course, since you have to provide the information little by little to keep the public on their toes and continue to see World Beyond despite its low level, on the antipodes of the fact that what The Walking Dead was long ago and what is now its first spin-off, which is in the most interesting of its plot until today. Y, finally, they unravel a violent scene that, not because it is credible after what they have been building in favor of their verisimilitude, it would be less regrettable if things are plain and simple as they appear.

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