Fear The Walking Dead Theory: Who Is The Spy?

Alexa Nisenson as Charlie, Cory Hart as Rollie - Fear the Walking Dead _ Season 6, Episode 10 - Photo Credit: Ryan Green/AMC
Alexa Nisenson as Charlie, Cory Hart as Rollie - Fear the Walking Dead _ Season 6, Episode 10 - Photo Credit: Ryan Green/AMC /
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Christine Evangelista as Sherry – Fear the Walking Dead _ Season 6, Episode 9 – Photo Credit: Ryan Green/AMC
Christine Evangelista as Sherry – Fear the Walking Dead _ Season 6, Episode 9 – Photo Credit: Ryan Green/AMC /

5) Sherry

“Sherry? Why SHERRY?”

Recently, I’ve been watching a lot of old mystery shows, and there seems to be a pattern when it comes to a lot of the perps in those stories: The person throwing the most the shade, the one pointing the most fingers, often turns out to be the murderer. And, boy, was Sherry throwing a lot of shade.

If I remember correctly, she accused Wes, Morgan, Grace, and Charlie, if not Morgan’s entire group.

There’s so much sketchy business swirling around Sherry when you stop and really think about it. Firstly, there’s just this really high blood lust she seems to have. She nearly murdered a whole platoon of rangers (Who we’ve recently learned, by and large, aren’t that bad) just on the possibility that Virginia might have been there. Had Dwight not stopped her, she probably would have.

Continuing from that: What’s her beef anyway? I get she’s got some unresolved issues from Negan still to deal with, but she never had any dealing with Virginia. Rollie did. All of his friends got massacred by Virginia when they wouldn’t massacre Morgan and company to take Tank Town, yet, he seems pretty mellow, all things considered. The rest of the Outcasts were all people that Virginia drove out of her communities in one way or another. Sherry has the least reason to hate Virginia, and she seems to be the most trigger-happy member of the Outcasts. It’s just so odd.

Secondly, there’s the whole accusing Wes thing. It would be one thing if she said something about Wes being the person she and Dwight were least familiar with, and therefore, she found him suspicious. Still, her evidence was the fact that Virginia suspected Wes.

WHAT?!?  How can you go from wanting to murder Virginia to suddenly deciding she’s a good character witness against someone else?! That makes zero sense.

Thirdly, there’s the shade she was throwing at Morgan (And, to a lesser degree, everyone else), saying how she didn’t trust him. What?! Didn’t she know that Morgan came from Alexandria? Hadn’t Dwight told her that? But, it’s not just that; it’s the fact that when Morgan was trying to get Virginia to release Grace, Sherry had the gall to say that Morgan was no better than Virginia! WHAT?!?  She’s saying that MORGAN is no better than VIRGINIA?!? WHAT?!?!?!??!?

Let me take this moment to remind you that Sherry was saying that Morgan sparing Virginia to get her to release Grace, and Morgan’s kid, was making him equivalent to Virginia. This, even though Sherry agreed to marry Negan to save Dwight. How is Morgan sparing Virginia temporarily to ensure his family’s safety any worse than what Sherry did to spare Dwight?

Fourthly, there’s the sketch factor that comes along with Sherry just wildly throwing shade at Wes, Morgan, and just about everybody else. Just like I said, Luciana’s revelation could be construed as an attempt to sow dissent and distrust among the groups. Sherry’s wild open suspicions could have the same effect. It might even be worse because she was so loud and open about said suspicions.

And finally, let’s think back to where we first saw Sherry: the skyscraper. The same skyscraper that The Beginners infested with plague rats.

Could it be a coincidence? Maybe, but what was she doing out there? Dwight and Althea were sneaking off to their assigned mission, and there weren’t any Pioneer outposts out there, so what would the Outcasts be doing there? Plus, there’s the fact that Dallas seems to be where Virginia believed The Beginners were based. It could be a coincidence Sherry was there, but then again maybe it wasn’t.

Sherry had been out in the wilderness for a long time, and her trail went pretty cold for a while to boot. It’s entirely possible that still reeling from Negan, she found a group who offered her something more: A chance at a new beginning. Maybe they took her in, maybe her accusing Morgan of being “no better than [Virginia]” wasn’t just her being a doofus, maybe it’s part of a new philosophy she has: That everyone, by the sheer fact of trying to hold together civilization, is bad, and thus, they necessitate being wiped out to clear room for the “new beginning.” And maybe, just maybe, the reason her relationship with Dwight is so complicated right now is that he is the one person important enough to her that he could get her to break from The Beginners.

Likelihood Of Being The Spy: Medium To High

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But, what do you think? Do you think there’s a spy among Morgan’s group or his allies? Who do you think it is? Do you think it’s someone on my list? Someone not on my list (Dakota might be a good candidate)? Let me know in the comments! And, if you want to hear my theories on how to survive a zombie apocalypse in the real world, why not pick up a copy of my book, The Rules: A Guide To Surviving The Zombie Apocalypse! You can also find it at Amazon here and on iTunes here!