Why Fear the Walking Dead season 3 will be best season yet

Frank Dillane as Nick Clark - Fear the Walking Dead _ Season 2, Episode 12 - Photo Credit: Richard Foreman Jr/AMC
Frank Dillane as Nick Clark - Fear the Walking Dead _ Season 2, Episode 12 - Photo Credit: Richard Foreman Jr/AMC /

The third season of Fear the Walking Dead is shaping up to be the best season yet. Let’s break down why season 3 has so much potential.

Fear the Walking Dead is about to hit its stride in season 3 when it returns on June 4. All indications point to the third season being above and beyond what we’ve seen so far, and much of that is due to the fact that there is no coming back from the zombie apocalypse. Anyone left alive must adjust to the new normal, and Madison must accept that she and her family are in danger now that they’re out in the open.

Can’t Deny What Is Happening

When The Walking Dead premiered, Rick Grimes was the only person who didn’t know what was happening. The rest of the world was adapting to the world around them.

In Fear the Walking Dead, we watched as the undead started to rise, eventually triggering the collapse of society. We have been moving with the action instead of coming in after the fact, and at this point there is no denying that there is no help coming and everyone is on their own.

With acceptance comes the ability to deal with the situation. Instead of denial, there is action. Madison took great steps in becoming a leader, though her skills need some improvement. Travis came the farthest when he broke from his peacemaker persona and took a man’s life. This change in mindset will help the Manawa-Clark family survive in this new world.

Rise of the Factions

Now that the dust is starting to settle, the factions can rise. We’ve seen the development of communities like Casa de Abigail and La Colonia, but we’ve also seen the rise of factions. The gang who controlled the Mercado, for example, and the militia we saw at the border in the season 2 finale.

The military is gone now, so now factions can rise up in the military’s place. Some fans have wondered how someone like Negan can build a place like the Sanctuary. Well, this is our chance to watch it unfold before our eyes. This is the time when those charismatic leaders rise up and either put their talents to good use, or they focus on their nefarious ways. We’re going to see both kinds of leaders rise as the season progresses.

Strand Is Back

Speaking of leaders, the de facto leader of Fear the Walking Dead has returned. Strand needed some time to mourn and to recover from his gunshot wound, but now the charismatic Strand is back to his old ways and he wants to ensure that he has a place at the table in this new world.

Strand opted to stay behind instead of leaving with Madison in the season finale. Now he’s working to be a power player, and he knows that the modern currency revolves around food, shelter and protection.

Will Strand be a force for good, or will the con artist come back to the fore as he makes his bid for power?

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There is a lot to look forward to in Fear the Walking Dead this season. Any concerns about the episodes moving too slowly should be allayed by the fact that the season is going to start with a bang as we return to the moments just after the season finale.

Fear the Walking Dead returns June 4 on AMC.