Fear The Walking Dead, Season Six: Who’s THE WORST?

John Glover as Teddy- Fear the Walking Dead _ Season 6, Episode 14 - Photo Credit: Ryan Green/AMC
John Glover as Teddy- Fear the Walking Dead _ Season 6, Episode 14 - Photo Credit: Ryan Green/AMC /
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Colman Domingo as Victor Strand – Fear the Walking Dead _ Season 6, Episode 15 – Photo Credit: Ryan Green/AMC /

6) Strand

For the most part, Strand was doing well this season. To a certain degree, he was making himself into a bit of a hero, leading Charlie, Alicia, Janis, and a bunch of randos to defeat a herd of walkers at the molasses factory. He revealed himself to be an inside man against Virginia when she sought to execute Luciana, Daniel, Sarah, and Grace and stopped her, and he was doing a good job leading the remaining Pioneers. All-in-all, not bad.

And then, right at the five-yard line, he dropped the ball.

After forcing his way into Morgan’s attempt to stop Teddy, when the pair were confronted with a (Relatively) large herd inside the U.S.S. Pennsylvania, Strand decides out of the blue to try to throw Morgan into the herd. By sacrificing Morgan so that he could get through and try to stop Teddy and Riley himself and prove to Alicia, he could be “the hero.”

How ironic.

After this failed spectacularly (He didn’t even think of how he was going to get into the ship’s weapons room without an officer’s keycard…which he didn’t have!), he fled the ship while Morgan tried desperately to stop the warheads. In his mad dash for a haven, he stumbled upon an empty office building, well, almost empty. Inside, he met a historian by the name of Howard. The pair got to talking and, when Howard inquired about Strand’s background, he recounted the cliffnotes of he and Morgan’s failed attempt to stop Armageddon, with one minor alteration: He introduced himself as Morgan Jones.

I am literally exasperatedly as I type this.

Now, I’ll be fair: Strand was, in his own way, trying to do good, but the problem is even when he means well, Strand’s inherent selfishness seems to keep coming up. This ultimately mucks up most of his attempts. He did intend to stop Teddy and Riley. Still, his impatience, shortsightedness, and most importantly, his selfishness completely ruined his efforts. They wound up delaying him and Morgan enough to just not get inside the weapons room in time to stop the missiles.

It’s pretty bad when even your attempts to do good wind up doing bad.