What is the deal with those kids on Fear the Walking Dead?

Bailey Gavulic as Annie, Ethan Suess as Max - Fear the Walking Dead _ Season 5, Episode 4 - Photo Credit: Ryan Green/AMC
Bailey Gavulic as Annie, Ethan Suess as Max - Fear the Walking Dead _ Season 5, Episode 4 - Photo Credit: Ryan Green/AMC /

Our panelists talk about why the kids are setting up walker roadblocks on Fear the Walking Dead and why they keep pushing Alicia and the others away.

Kids are problematic in both The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead. With rare exceptions like Judith, kids lead to problems, injuries, and deaths. It would seem like Alicia and the others would have learned to be wary of kids after their early experiences with Charlie, who spied on the group for the Vultures and ended up killing Nick.

But Alicia sees something in Dylan, Annie, and Max. She sees them struggling to make sense of a hostile world on their own and figuring out how to survive. She sees herself and aspects of her own struggles reflected in them. And she really does want to help them. So does Luciana, because it’s her nature to put the welfare of those who are helpless or in danger above her own.

The kids have clearly had some less than positive experiences with other survivors considering how wary they are of the group. And they are adamant that they will be fine on their own. They have learned to create the roadblocks as a perimeter, but a perimeter around what? Are there other people hiding in there with them or are they alone?

The kids manipulated Alicia and Luciana into a trap and are determined to get the group to leave them alone but they didn’t count on the tenancy of Alicia, Morgan, and Luciana or their drive to help people. Sooner or later the group will find out what those kids are really up to. Our panel has some thoughts on what that might be:

What’s Up With Those Kids?

What do you think the kids are up to? Are they part of a larger group that is setting up those roadblocks or are they working alone? Why do you think they are so resistant to help?

Sonya says:

The kids definitely have an agenda and definitely know more than they’re saying. I don’t think they are alone but I’m not sure they’re part of an organized group either. More likely they’re just hanging with some other survivors trying to stay alive. Ever since we saw those murderous kids in The Walking Dead who attacked Michonne and Daryl I don’t trust kids in the apocalypse world.

Sara says:

I have a feeling the kids might be a part of a larger group. It’s possible that it might be a bigger group of kids who run their own community. It looks like these kids don’t trust adults which explains why they are trying to get rid of Alicia and the group.

Jeffrey says:

I feel like the kids are part of some larger group that is setting up the roadblocks and trying to scare people away from the area. Perhaps it is the organization that took Althea and Rick, but it seems more likely that it would be a whole other group. It just does seem likely that three kids could be responsible for all the walker roadblocks.

Ethan says:

I think the kids are part of a larger group yes. But in my opinion I don’t really like kids in the apocalypse, I find them mostly to be annoying so let’s hope these ones are different! Judith is probably the only kid I like in the apocalypse.

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