You see, while the beach was telling stories of the Dark Horses, he had no idea it was Dwight and Sherry behind these exploits. It’s interesting that he finds this surprise reunion so amusing – because really the world that inhabits these characters is far too small. So, sure, why not laugh at how contrived all that feels?
As for why the beach called them – that’s ridiculous too. Why would he seek the help of “ethical outlaws” to find a missing person? That’s not what dark horses are known for – at all. No, what the beach needs is a tracker, or even a bounty hunter, like Josiah – someone who knows how to find people who do not want to be found. I’m sorry, but just because Dwight and Sherry met, they did not qualify for the job. If it did, Strand would have looked them out, and not the Dark Horses.
And yet, despite all that, and with almost no information to go on, Dwight and Sherry simply pursue the unusual Mickey (Aisha Tyler). It’s hard to say how long this will last – is it a matter of hours? A few days? And how is it that they found success so quickly, while the beach people always came back empty-handed – if at all? These, however, have been rhetorical questions ever since FearWriters do not seem to care about the logic (or lack thereof) behind anything.
Why is the beach so fond of finding Mickey in the first place? This is also without logic. Certainly not because he cares about their well-being. Rather, he is angry that she has worked out a way to escape and does not want to get the word out how she did it. But, so what? This information would be useful only to everyone bannen the tower, and she had no desire to go back there anyway. So, really, the beach’s motivation to find her makes perfect sense. If she was brought back to the tower, she would not do that that much easier to share their escape routes? (There are phone books, by the way. The secret is … phone books.)
There has been some friction up to this point between our beloved Dark Horses, however. Is the beach community right for them, and for the Larsons, whose storm cellars have been sharing since the bombs fell? And so does Mickey really know what’s best for her? So, yeah, when it comes to helping Mickey, flip-flopping arises despite her code – or maybe even so. Would Sherry really choose a stranger over Dwight? Yes, apparently, because the two go their separate ways. (This also happened last season, if you remember, just so they can come together a few episodes later.)
As it turns out, the trip to the gym (the Grapple Chapel!) Is hardly betrayed, so what has Mickey been waiting for all this time? How long does it take to build armor from phone books and duct tape? What bothers me more, though, is that Sherry brings back the use of zombie gut as camouflage. If this is a known trick, why not do it all the time– as Nick used to do?