AMC aired the midseason premiere of the seventh season of Fear the Walking Dead on April 17. This begins the back half of a season that has set up a war between Alicia and Strand and will see the return of fan-favorite character Madison Clark.
“Follow Me” wasn’t quite what the fandom expected after the midseason finale episode set up the war between Alicia and Strand. Fans expected things to pick up with everyone taking sides and going into battle. Instead, they received an Alicia-centric episode that, while doing some necessary character building, did nothing to progress the war that is brewing.
Viewers met a new character, Paul (Warren Snipe), a deaf man who aided Alicia and helped her regain her confidence in her leadership capabilities. But, he was shot and then sacrificed himself by the end of the episode.
Arno and his Stalkers were also present in this episode, and it was finally revealed why he is hellbent on killing Alicia. During her search for the reanimated version of Senator Vasquez, many of the cult followers, who were Arno’s friends, had been killed. He gave it his best effort but was unsuccessful but did live to see another day. We are sure to see more of him.
AMC will air the following episode, directed by Lennie James, “Mourning Cloak,” tonight, April 24, at 9 p.m. ET. The synopsis for this episode reads:
When Charlie shows up at the Tower unexpectedly, Howard recruits a young ranger in training to determine the reason for her visit. As they journey beyond the Tower together, Charlie’s true motives are revealed.
Fear the Walking Dead Ofelia
The next episode, “Ofelia,” is currently available on AMC+. This episode will air on AMC on Sunday, May 1, at 9 p.m. ET.
“Ofelia” is the directorial debut of Alicia Debnam-Carey, who plays Alica in the series and makes her the third actor to direct, following Colman Domingo and Lennie James. This episode was written by Alex Delyle & David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick. Delyle has written and co-written several episodes of the series, including “Bury Her Next to Jasper’s Leg” and “Mother” with Channing Powell, Tales of the Walking Dead showrunner. Johnson-McGoldrick has written and co-written six episodes of Fear TWD and numerous episodes of The Walking Dead, including “Chupacabra,” “How It’s Gotta Be,” Here’s Negan,” and “Rogue Element.”
The synopsis for “Ofelia” reads:
Luciana and Wes test the limits of their patience when Daniel’s worsening mental state ends up endangering them all.
It has been discussed whether or not Daniel’s mental state is real or an act. Perhaps this is something he is truly going through. The title of this series is his deceased daughter’s name, which doesn’t seem like it a sign of good things to come.