Fear The Walking Dead, Survival Rule: How far would you go?

Kim Dickens as Madison Clark - Fear the Walking Dead _ Season 7, Episode 16 - Photo Credit: Lauren "Lo" Smith/AMC
Kim Dickens as Madison Clark - Fear the Walking Dead _ Season 7, Episode 16 - Photo Credit: Lauren "Lo" Smith/AMC /
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Colman Domingo as Victor Strand, Alycia Debnam-Carey as Alicia Clark, Kim Dickens as Madison Clark, Frank Dillane as Nick Clark, Danay Garcia as Luciana – Fear the Walking Dead _ Season 4, Episode 8 – Photo Credit: Richard Foreman, Jr/AMC /

Fear the Walking Dead season 7, episode 16

Who, or what, would you go that far for?

Madison became the ruthless mercenary that Morgan met because she held out the desperate hope of seeing her children again. After years of being separated, fearing that they might have died, Madison was willing to do anything to get them back, even separating other people from their kids.

This makes me wonder: If something would cause you to break your moral code, what would it be?

For many people today, there are, arguably, very few things that would make them go that far. Partially because so much of what most of us need is mainly within our reach, imagine for a minute that food, water, oxygen, sleep, your home, your friends, and family were all being held from you. Those keeping them from you told you that, to get them back, you had to kill the next person you came across. Would you do it?

You might think it ridiculous, but in a zombie apocalypse, it wouldn’t be that tough for someone to deprive you of those things — Food and clean water will be in short supply, and it wouldn’t be that difficult for hostiles to steal your base or hold your group hostage — and if they did, would you comply?

The ability to break our moral code may exist within all of us, but what could spur us on to do so varies from person to person. For some people, it could be something as basic as hunger or thirst; for others, it might be sleep deprivation or something else entirely—something which holds no value to one’s survival but is important to them.

I can’t say what might cause every single person to go too far, but what I can say is: Make sure that nothing separates you from it, or, if it does, that you know it’s gone once and for all, or else, you’re in serious trouble.