Victor Strand was left in a very strange place mentally at the end of Fear The Walking Dead’s first half of season 2. But what is next for the character?
The first half of Fear The Walking Dead‘s second season was not nice to Victor Strand. Not only did he lose people close to him, but his lies about the group’s yacht were uncovered as well. Now, things may get even harder for the former con man as he tries to regroup.
Losing Thomas Abigail seemed to put a huge strain on Strand mentally. After considering taking his own life alongside him, Strand decided to keep living and instead buried his former lover. But he didn’t get much time to move on, as the plantation got overrun by the undead and he was forced to flee the area in a truck.
He may have Madison, Ofelia and Alicia with him, but he may as well be alone. For all the times he and Madison butted heads, ignored Ofelia completely and berated Alicia after she gave up their location to Jack on the radio, it doesn’t seem like these are friends of his.
However, in the zombie apocalypse, friends aren’t always necessary. Sometimes, you just need people to survive with.
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So far in season 2, Alicia has proven herself to be a good soldier against the walkers. She attacks them without thinking of them as people. Madison also thinks the same way now, but has yet to unleash her inner zombie slayer. Sadly, fans haven’t had the opportunity to see Strand fight his way through the walkers quite yet.
Odds are that fans will get to see a situation like this. Strand will have to band together with his two travelling companions to survive in the zombie apocalypse. It is unlikely that the group will stray very far from Madison’s son Nick or her lover Travis and his son Chris, so they should seek some sanctuary fairly close to the plantation.
Don’t expect to see Strand be heartbroken for too long though. His cold demeanor and hard-nosed approach to life should help him quickly be able to adjust to life. Still, letting that kind of emotional baggage build up could be dangerous for the character’s long-term mental health.
We’ll see more from Victor Strand and the rest of the survivors when Fear The Walking Dead returns to AMC for the second half of season 2 on Sunday, August 21, 2016. Until then, fingers are crossed that Strand can keep himself together and continue being a constant force on the popular zombie companion series.