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When you see that an episode other than a premiere or finale is written by the showrunner, you know it's an important episode. And "210 Words Per Minute," written by Fear the Walking Dead bosses Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg, was the most important episode in terms of character development for Morgan (Lennie James) and Dwight (Austin Amelio) since they crossed over from The Walking Dead.
Morgan spent the episode holed up in an abandoned shopping mall — a nod to zombie maestro George Romero's 1978 classic Dawn of the Dead — with Grace (Karen David). In the mall, they had three objectives: help a bitten man who reached out to them over the radio die peacefully, secure supplies for the group, and get the X-ray machine in the mall's walk-in clinic working so that Grace could check if she had developed cancer from the radiation she was exposed to during the power plant meltdown. But really, being alone together in the mall waiting for Dwight to come back with the convoy gave the potential lovers a chance to talk.
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Morgan drew a gaggle of walkers away from him and Grace by getting them to follow a remote-controlled car, which he smiled while he piloted. Grace asked him if he used to drive RC cars with his son, because she had never seen him smile like that before and figured that the car must have brought back a happy memory. Morgan wasn't ready to talk about it then even though Grace had been opening up about herself, talking about how she'd been alone her whole life because she was afraid to get close to anyone and now it was too late because she has no future.
They made it to the mall's generator, and before they turned it on, Morgan opened up. He...
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