Fear The Walking Dead, The Beginning: Things To Note

Nick Stahl as Riley- Fear the Walking Dead _ Season 6, Episode 16 - Photo Credit: Ryan Green/AMC
Nick Stahl as Riley- Fear the Walking Dead _ Season 6, Episode 16 - Photo Credit: Ryan Green/AMC /
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Brigitte Kali Canales as Rachel- Fear the Walking Dead  Photo Credit: Ryan Green/AMC /

Fear the Walking Dead season six recap

1) This episode’s “Previously” recap focuses on Teddy telling Dakota how alike they are and Strand betraying Morgan. We also see Dakota telling Strand that it’s because of people like him that “The world has to end.” And, of course, Teddy launching the warheads, from season six’s penultimate episode, “USS Pennsylvania.”

2) Because this episode is titled “The Beginning,” it’s funny that Morgan should spend his final broadcast telling his friends to give themselves the “endings” they wanted, as well as Rachel telling baby Morgan that their situation is “not the end.”

3) After Rachel drops the truck on her leg, the screen cuts to the first of several title cards, which reads, “Promise me you’ll find someone.”

4) Realizing her dire situation, Rachel moves baby Morgan (Who’s in a backpack) to her back and ties Rufus to herself with a rope. This is very similar to Martin Freeman’s Andy in the Australian zombie movie Cargo, where a father, already infected, roams the Australian countryside looking for help with his infant daughter on his back, so he won’t eat her when he inevitably turns.

5) As Rachel ties Rufus to herself, she asks him, “Promise me you’ll find someone, please,” revealing where the quote from the title card comes from.

6) Because her broken leg would have killed her anyway, why didn’t Rachel try to cover as much ground as she could while she was still alive?

7) This episode’s title sequence features a silhouette of Teddy, arms outstretched, the warheads exploding behind him, the blasts drowning out the theme.