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Episode 7, “The Portrait”, brings Victor front and centre once again with his sometimes ruthless shenanigans. Anyone who doesn’t like Victor as a character will suffer a little this season because Victor is the primary antagonist and more than worthy of that title.
Morgan and Grace are desperate to find somewhere to take their baby after Mo becomes sick. And this pushes them back towards Victor and his tower. We see Victor sitting for a portrait painted by one of the tower inhabitants during this time. It seems strange to want to do this during a nuclear catastrophe. But Victor’s ego knows no bounds. The portrait that’s painted becomes a character in this episode in its own right, as you’ll see later on.
Morgan manages to get Mo the help she needs from June, who has thrived as the primary medical professional in the tower. Mo is sorted out relatively quickly. When everything seems to be as good as it’s ever going to get between Morgan and Victor, Victor suddenly becomes violently ill. And immediately suspects Morgan (of course!).
Victor also turns away a man who is more than desperate to get into the tower with his people. Victor enjoys playing with the power he wields and decides not to admit the man despite numerous threats from him. Eventually, Victor finally pushes him too far and finds himself facing a dire situation he cannot avoid. Walkers are catapulted through the windows and into the tower, and mayhem ensues.
The final part of this episode is everything you’ve come to expect from the Walking Dead spin-off; chaotic and fast-paced action sequences that leave little to the imagination. Morgan and Victor find themselves relying on each other to escape the horde of walkers that invade the tower. And it’s deadly and poetic all at once.
Will Victor decide to work with or against Morgan? Or will Morgan finally gain the upper hand and leave Victor to die? The writers know how to push all the right buttons, and we’re loving every minute of it!
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