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Fear the Walking Dead Recap: Aw, Rats! — Plus, [Spoiler] and [Spoiler] Reunite

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Warning: The following contains spoilers for Sunday’s Fear the Walking Dead. If you haven’t watched yet, you might want to look the other way.

As bait-and-switches go, the one that Fear the Walking Dead pulled in Sunday’s “Alaska” was a goodun. Throughout the episode, we were led to believe that we were racing toward a reunion between Al and Isabelle. Instead, we got a reunion between Dwight and Sherry. How’d that happen? Read on…

‘I FEEL LIKE I’VE BEEN 16 SOMEBODIES SINCE IT ALL ENDED’ | As the hour began, Morgan stunned Rachel with a plenitude of supplies — including… was that jam? Syrup? Anyway, she seemed to know that it was from the plant of ill repute and reacted accordingly, prompting Morgan to assure her that his man on the inside didn’t know where they were and wouldn’t until it was time to get all of his friends out. If only he could be sure, he mused as he whittled himself a new stick and attached Emile’s axe blade to it, that his nearest and dearest would recognize the person he was becoming by the time he reached them. Poor Morgan: another day, another existential crisis.

Elsewhere, Al and Dwight searched a funeral home at Ginny’s behest. Apparently, this was their new regular gig: checking out places, seeing how many dead were around and figuring out why they were dead. It wasn’t glamorous, but they got to be on their own and even had some fun with a variation of the license-plate game that kids play on road trips, only their goal was to snag from walkers driver’s licenses from all 50 states. After, as you’d expect, they ran afoul of a few of the undead, including one zombie that looked to have been embalmed, they took a break to sample some nasty, turnt brewskis Dwight had found. “Thinking about Beer Lady?” he asked. Al didn’t want to talk about Isabelle. Heck, she wouldn’t even tell Dwight Beer Lady’s name. He tried to get her to open up by mentioning Honey and how “Sherry always said bad beer went better with pretzels.” But nope. Al’s lips were sealed — that is, until Dwight overheard Beer Lady on her walkie-talking discussing her imminent arrival at a drop site. We’ve gotta go there, Dwight insisted. If Al and Isabelle wanted to run away together, he’d dress up a recently-turned walker to make Ginny believe that his pal had bought the farm. When Al said he sounded crazy, he reminded her that “you’re talking to a guy who walked halfway across the country because his wife wrote him a note.” Aw, Dwight, you ol’ softy!

Though Dwight wanted to do right by the sick, Al insisted that she’d seen the plague in the field — it was too late, and no way was Ginny going to help these people. So Al locked them in and kept making her way to the roof. She was that determined to feel once more the way that she had with Isabelle, “even if that means taking the risk that it’s just for a moment.” Walkers being a grave impediment on the friends’ climb, Al eventually decided to follow the rats — by tearing through a plaster wall and climbing up some pipes. As she and Dwight crawled through a passageway filled with vermin, she noticed that her companion had a telltale mark on his neck. Shucks, that wasn’t her fault, he insisted. He could’ve been infected by the rat he’d found in his sleeping bag days ago. (Now you know you’ve got a good friend when he’s like, “C’mon, it’s not your fault I have bubonic plague!”)

‘YOU’RE A LOT BRAVER THAN I AM… OR MAYBE JUST STUPID’ | By and by, the pair became trapped by walkers in a bathroom. Nora not only came to their rescue, she showed them the way to the access point to the roof — she’d worked in the building and had been there since the world was turned upside-down. After they cleared an office full of walkers infected with the plague, Nora needed a minute. She recognized one of them — well, as best one could, in his deteriorated condition — and asked Al to stop recording. “No one should remember them like this,” she said, tearing up. In response, Al gave her Mark’s driver’s license. As Nora and Dwight left Al to ascend to the roof, he told her that he’d left her a message on her tape. When she watched it, she found that he’d asked her to “crack one open for me, please [with Beer Lady] — and don’t forget the pretzels.”

As the chopper neared, Al shot a flare and walkie-talkie’d for Isabelle to reverse course. Who is this? asked Isabelle. “Just someone who wants to help you out,” replied Al, taking care to be discreet. “This place is filled with the dead. They’re infected with the plague.” What about Al? “Maybe,” she admitted. As Isabelle changed course, she told Al that there’s some beer in the supply crates. “Hope it’s not your last,” she added. Unable to just let Isabelle go without opening her heart at least a smidgen, Al told her that “I just want to say… it is good to hear your voice, ’cause there aren’t many people left.” OK, these two are the best couple since John and June. To her delight, Al found tons of Cipro with the beer — she could save Dwight and all of Nora’s friends, too. When Dwight asked why the chopper had turned away, Al replied that “I lost a brother once. Tapes were all I had left. I guess I didn’t want that to happen again.” Before they took off, Al advised Nora not to go where she and Dwight were from — they’d find her crew someplace better.

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Radhika Apte reveals real reason why she got married

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Radhika Apte needs no introduction to Kollywood fans after her appearance as Superstar Rajinikanth’s wife in ‘Kabali’ directed by Pa Ranjith.  The intense actress impressed with her performance of a meek girl to a mother of a grown-up and especially her reunion scene with Rajini took the audience on an emotional ride.

Radhika is happily married to her British boyfriend Benedict Taylor who is a singer and she shuttles between Mumbai and London to balance her personal and professional life.

Radhika Apte in her most recent interaction with Vikranth Massey on social media from London has admitted that she does not believe in the institution of marriage.  When asked why she got married the talented performer replied that it is easier for married people to get a British visa and that’s why she and her man opted for it in 2012.

Radhika is currently chilling with Taylor in their London home during the lockdown and will soon start filming her next English film ‘Noor Inayat Khan’ in which she plays a spy based on a true story.

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Jacqueline Fernandez shares picture of her being in ‘happy place’

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Actor Jacqueline Fernandez is working on a secret project where she found herself in a ‘happy place’. Taking it to Instagram on Sunday, the 35-year-old actor shared a picture dressed up like a traffic police officer as she is seen laughing her heart out.

“How was everyone’s Sunday?? Fun project coming up soon! #myhappyplace,” wrote Fernandez along with a picture where she is also seen holding a coffee mug. The ‘Kick’ actor also shared a few Instagram stories of her getting ready for the upcoming project.

Recently, the actor extended gratitude to her fans after the number of Instagram followers hit the 46 million mark.

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Why an ‘active’ approach to risk modelling is key to navigating markets today

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Whether investors are aiming for a cautious approach or a riskier investment profile with the potential for higher returns, Architas’ Blended Fund range is designed to match a range of investor risk appetites. And like many asset managers, Architas predominantly uses two approaches to define asset allocation within the five risk bands used in the Blended Range – strategic and tactical.

Whilst risk model provider EValue’s quantitative approach to asset allocation takes into account the long-term performance of different asset classes and the likely future performance given current valuations, along with long-term measures of volatility and correlations with other asset classes. Yet as with most systems of its kinds, EValue focuses on the long term; it is unable to analyse short-term market movements and fluctuations. So whilst it would have seen that in Q1 2020 markets fell by a record percentage before rebounding, it will not be able to factor in the cost of the coronavirus and lockdown and its impact on markets. Similarly, it is not able to consider ongoing Brexit woes, geo-political trade wars or the outcome of the US election in 2020.

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