So the zombie apocalypse huh?
It starts off with everyone all united, working together to get out of the damned death-filled hellhole that L.A. has become, and everything’s fine – well as fine as the end of the world can be which let’s be honest is really not fine at all – and then bit by bit, death by death, everyone fractures and diverges and any semblance of unity is lost.
That’s the grim reality facing the survivors in Fear the Walking Dead who ended the first half of season 2 separated and in some cases dead or alone.
Hardly a united front now is it?
Nick (Frank Dillane) is off wandering the highways of Mexico, covered in zombie guts and more than a little pissed off with humanity as a whole and his family in particular … Travis (Cliff Curtis) and Chris (Lorenzo James Henrie) are off for some rather unorthodox father/son bonding … Daniel (Rubén Blades) is possibly but not definitely lost in the fire consuming the compound they had been sheltering in, with only the ghost of his dead wife Griselda (Patricia Reyes Spíndola) for company … while Strand (Colman Domingo) has spirited off Madison (Kim Dickens), daughter Alicia (Alycia Debnam-Carey) and Ofelia in search of the Abigail which is hopefully moored offshore in one unlooted piece …
It’s entirely possible everyone will end up back together again much as Rick’s group has done on several occasions on The Walking Dead but Fear the Walking Dead is a different beast in many ways and there’s no guarantee there will be any kind of reunion; and even if there is that it will a happy or productive one.
Life is grim, DAMN GRIM, in the zombie apocalypse and there’s no escaping that unpalatable reality anymore (if you ever could) as the promo at Spoiler TV demonstrates all too vividly if briefly.
Fear the Walking Dead returns 22 August with the second half of season 2.