Living in a world filled with the walking dead doesn’t mean the end is near.
Just when you think things are going to go bad, you learn that “the end” is only a beginning. That is how I’d describe this week’s episode of Fear The Walking Dead.
You see, after seeing what happened to Morgan at the end of last season of Fear — Him being blasted in the shoulder by Virginia and left to die at the hands of a swarm of walkers — and losing a certain amount of faith in a theory I had about Morgan’s fate (But, I still hold out hope for it…), I genuinely feared that Morgan would die by the end of this first episode, and the rest of this season focus on the rest of the group having to carry on without him.
…Boy, was I glad to be wrong.
Instead, we got a reaffirmation of Morgan, something more like the Morgan we all loved from seasons five, seven, and eight of The Walking Dead, a Morgan who still wants to be a good person, still wants to build something for others, and still wants to defend his friends, and any good people he comes across, and is no longer going to take shit from anybody as he tries.
I felt like the message was clear, both to Morgan, and to us as the audience: This story is not over.
And, if you find yourself in a zombie apocalypse, I want you to realize that, no, your life is NOT over, you still have a life to live, a life to protect, and a life to defend. Hopefully, by the end of this week’s Survival Rule Of The Week, you will indeed have come to that realization.