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

7) Rollie

Amazing, simply amazing.

Just when I thought this season couldn’t throw in a new villain, they do, and what’s more, it was one you really didn’t see coming. I speak, of course, of Rollie.

Rollie made his surprise return this season after disappearing just before the end of last season. He returned as part of the Outcasts, a group of people either driven out of their communities or homes by Virginia or lost friends to her ruthless drive for efficiency and wanted revenge.

In the brief segments where we saw him, he seemed okay. He was cool with Dwight for giving him a second chance and generally seemed committed to getting rid of all the hostiles in the area. He went along with Sherry to the dam to strategize with Strand and Morgan’s group on how to deal with The Beginners.

Then, with one little code word, everything changed. As Daniel spun around and shot Rollie square in the side of the head, killing him before he even hit the ground.

As Daniel had guessed, and Riley would reveal, after the group’s bickering during the aforementioned strategy meeting, Rollie lost faith in their ability to work together and, according to Riley, decided to spy on them for The Beginners.

Now, I can understand losing some confidence in the group, as the infighting (And Daniel’s memory lapse, and the suspicion that caused) would certainly do it for me, but, to suddenly just go and throw in with a weirdo death-cult? WHY?! THAT MAKES NO SENSE!

I suppose you could argue that Rollie didn’t quite know what Teddy’s ultimate plan was (I imagine they wouldn’t have told him, just as a precaution). But, once he knew they were going for the submarine, couldn’t he figure out that if they were poking around there, what they were going for would be dangerous? I mean, what did he think Teddy wanted off of that ship? It’s a military ship. The first thing you’d think someone would want from it is something they could use as a weapon. What did he think they were going to do?!

Then, to top everything off he stuck with Riley after the nuke was launched! Don’t think Morgan’s group is reliable? Okay, fine! But, once a nuclear WARHEAD has gone off, there’s no question as to what’s happening next, is there? So why stay loyal to the people who launched it?!  Why help Riley lead Daniel, Wes, Luciana, Charlie, Rabbi Kessner, and Sarah on a wild goose chase which you know will lead to nothing more than a “good view of the fireworks”?!

Had Rollie suddenly become an indoctrinated lackey of The Beginners in the short time between the meeting and missile launch? Had he just decided they were the “better bet”? If so, that means either Rollie was the most weak-minded person left in North America, or he’s as loyal as a rabid dog. Either way, it means this is a well-deserved spot on this list.

Honestly, the logic of this betrayal is so flawed and so senseless, I’m almost tempted to say Rollie’s the worst just because of how much it annoys me. I’m not even kidding.