Fear the Walking Dead: Morgan’s regret haunts him

Alycia Debnam-Carey as Alicia Clark, Lennie James as Morgan Jones - Fear the Walking Dead _ Season 7, Episode 8 - Photo Credit: Lauren "Lo" Smith/AMC
Alycia Debnam-Carey as Alicia Clark, Lennie James as Morgan Jones - Fear the Walking Dead _ Season 7, Episode 8 - Photo Credit: Lauren "Lo" Smith/AMC /

Morgan Jones has been with The Walking Dead universe since the pilot episode of the flagship series. He holds a special place in many fans’ hearts as he was the one who saved Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln).

Portrayed by actor Lennie James, Morgan is one character who has crossed over from the main series to the first spin-off, Fear the Walking Dead. After many years of coming in and out of Rick’s life on The Walking Dead, Morgan decided to leave Virginia and head to Texas to get away and find himself. The choice to leave occurred after the Savior’s war, which was a trying time for everyone.

This journey eventually led him to John Dorie (Garret Dillahunt), another newcomer to Fear the Walking Dead. The video below shows the meeting of these characters, and the humor of this situation was lost on the viewers. John is ready to meet someone to chat and Morgan, well, he was just trying to be alone.

Fear the Walking Dead season 7 – Morgan Jones

During season one of The Walking Dead, Morgan struggled as he tried to put his reanimated wife, Jenny (Keisha Tillis), down. He knew he needed to but couldn’t bring himself to do this. Choosing not to shoot her would be a choice he would soon regret.

The next time viewers see Morgan would be in the season 3 episode “Clear.” Morgan would share with Rick that not putting his wife down led to her attacking and biting his son Duane (Adrian Kali Turner). This required him to finally kill her, but it was too late. Duane turned, and Morgan never shared if he killed him or let him roam.

Fast forward to season seven of Fear the Walking Dead, and Morgan is still harboring regret at not putting Jenny down. He shares some of this with Alicia (Alycia Debnam-Carey) when she believes the reanimated walker of Senator Vasquez will lead her to PADRE. She tells him there has to be an echo of who they were.

Morgan stands up to her and tells her that isn’t true, believing that got his son killed. The look in his eyes shows all the hurt and pain he carries because he hoped the same thing that Alicia hopes is true. Morgan wanted to believe Jenny had something left inside of the woman he loved. Alicia hopes this because of the bite she sustained on her arm and believes that even though the limb was cut off, the virus is still in her. She needs to believe that if she turns, something of herself will remain.

Knowing that Morgan still carries so much regret explains a lot about the choices he makes.

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Fear the Walking Dead returns to AMC on April 17 with the premiere of the back half of season 7.

AMC+ subscribers can view this episode one week early.

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