Fear the Walking Dead premiered its eighth and final season with a great opening episode. “Remember What They Took From You” revealed much more about the mysterious PADRE and immediately jumped ahead seven years. The second episode of the season, “Blue Jay,” will be a June-centric (Jenna Elfman) episode, which sees a much darker version of this character. Will Dwight (Austin Amelio) and Sherry (Christine Evangelista) reunite in season 8?
“Blue Jay” will premiere on AMC on May 21 at 9 p.m. ET. This episode is available to watch on AMC+. June had fled PADRE for her safety and to seek much-needed solitude, but that is disrupted by Adrian (Jonathan Medina), who is looking for his daughter, who PADRE took.
The synopsis also reveals that June will have an unwelcome reunion with Dwight and Sherry in this episode.
Fear the Walking Dead – Dwight and Sherry
Dwight and Sherry are two of three crossover characters in Fear the Walking Dead, with Morgan (Lennie James) being the third. The couple are former members of Negan’s (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) Saviors who could no longer stand being a part of that organization.
Sherry fled Negan’s Sanctuary, and Dwight would later follow, hoping to find his wife, leading them to join Fear the Walking Dead in season 5. After a long journey, they would be reunited and, in season 7, finally rekindle their love.
Another exciting development for the couple in season 7 is they would discover Sherry is pregnant. They hoped for this and would guide their decision to flee Texas in search of a safer place to raise their child.
After the seven-year jump, their child would be about seven years old. Since the synopsis reveals that they encounter June in episode 802, perhaps their child will also, most likely a resident of PADRE who is being trained in combat.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Evangelista commented, “what happens for Sherry and Dwight is gut-wrenching, very painful.”
Fear the Walking Dead premieres new episodes on AMC on Sundays at 9 p.m. ET and AMC+ three days early on Thursdays.