Warning, this article contains spoilers.
Back after its mid-season break, Fear the Walking Dead is once again showing the most altruistic group in the show’s universe’s history doing all they can to help others.
The episode known as “Channel 4” showed the group continuing on their mission to help others, which included ditching the token antagonist seemingly before his storyline could even develop. Logan was left running behind the back of a truck, having been left in the dust by the tricky truckers just like his partner was in the last season.
The episode also showed a new threat – landmines. As the group gathered around a house trying to reach people who were barricaded inside, they found the yard had been rigged with traps. In an effort to reach them, Morgan began trekking his way across the dangerous territory – and of course, ended up stepping directly on a mine.
Luckily, it was the type of mine that explodes when a person steps off it rather than on it. This left Morgan precariously stuck in place while Al tried to talk him through how to defuse it – though she didn’t seem absolutely sure about it herself.
Then a miracle happened. The woman who had kept herself holed up inside for a staggering amount of time decided to emerge from her fortress to give Morgan a tool he could use to defuse the mine and escape. It was a nice sentiment. Morgan needed help, and because he tried to help someone else first, he got it.
The mine blew up after Morgan and his friends were safely out of the way. It was a close call, and it makes some fans wonder if Morgan is really as invincible as he seems – sure, his catchphrase may literally be “I don’t die,” but no one is truly safe in this universe.
The episode ended by showing that Logan survived, and he is understandably ticked off about being left behind. Appearing with a group of cohorts and showing their true intentions by leaving a stranger stranded, after apparently assuming he was with Morgan’s group, Logan has gone from questionable antagonist to villain seeking revenge in the course of two episodes.
There’s also another storyline brewing that pushes the lines of believability. Some believe the writing Alicia has been seeing on trees belongs to none other than her mother, Madison. The show’s main character was assumed to be dead seasons ago, but because her body was never shown, fans have been holding out hope that she could still be out there.
It’s hugely unlikely she would’ve been able to catch up with the group after all this time, but for the sake of bringing back another main character, the show may try it. Madison’s potential return was also a hot topic on social media after the episode and will have fans crossing their fingers.
How is the season shaping up in the second half? Will Madison return? What happens when Logan catches back up with the group?