Season 2 episode 4, titled, "Blood in the Streets," opens as 19-year-old Nick steps up, again. Swimming to shore at night, naked, with a plastic bag tied to his leg as wave's crash around him. Almost as if he's a Navy SEAL.
How come nobody goes out to sea in an AMC zombie apocalypse series? Season 2's premiere of Fear The Walking Dead, titled, "Monster," answers that. Enter Victor Strand's beautiful blue and white yacht named Abigail.
Dot -- which was first presented at the 2015 Humana Festival at Actors Theatre of Louisville, with Johnson in the title role -- is not yet quite in a finished state. The first act could use a little tightening, and there is a deceptive ending midway through the second which interrupts the momentum.
The opening nighttime scene captured brilliantly. Viewers are met first with an aerial view over L.A.'s tallest skyscraper, the U.S. Bank Tower. Gradually, the view levels out panoramic, still with no city lights -- an apocalypse.
Whether these pairings were deliberate or circumstantial, what made Schnitzler's play so interesting was that they included characters from a wide variety of social classes who were well aware of their station as well as their limitations.
Most writers are leery of having their work adapted for the screen for fear their characters or plotlines won't survive the process. In the case of nonfiction many wonder: how much of what really happened will remain intact?