The second episode of Fear the Walking Dead’s eighth and final season was a June-centric (Jenna Elfman) that revealed her story’s very dark and tragic side. She was reunited with Dwight (Austin Amelio) and Sherry (Christine Evangelista) in an episode that ended with many heartbreaking moments. When does episode three, “Odessa,” release?
This article contains spoilers for Fear the Walking Dead season 8, episode 2, “Blue Jay.”
Episode 802 began with June preparing for a journey; viewers watched as she gathered medical supplies and weapons. She posted several signs warning people about PADRE and it her mission would soon be revealed.
June was targeting PADRE’s people, knocking them out and removing their trigger fingers, which she collected in a jar, before sending them downriver. Elfman warned fans that June would go dark this season, and she wasn’t wrong.
Her reasoning for doing this is that, due to her medical skills, she was forced by PADRE’s officer Shrike (Maya Eshet) into conducting experiments on humans to discover a way to stop the spread of the virus after a victim was bitten. And these experiments were brutal. They used radiation treatments that caused more pain for the victims than dying from the bites.
June was recaptured and forced back into conducting the experiments, her first patient, Dwight, and Sherry’s child Finch (Gavin Warren). Shrike made them watch as she used a walker’s head extended on a mechanical arm to administer a fatal bit to Finches clavicle area. Little did June know, but two other patients were headed her way, Morgan (Lennie James) and Madison (Kim Dickens). But Madison created a diversion that allowed Morgan to escape.
By the end of the episode, June, who had taken Shrike’s trigger finger in one of her raids, was relieved of her own by Shrike.
Fear the Walking Dead season 8 episode 3
The next episode in season 8 is “Odessa” and will premiere on AMC+ on Thursday, May 25. This episode will air on AMC on Sunday, May 29, at 9 p.m. ET. This episode is written by showrunners Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg and directed by Ron Underwood.
PADRE has long been considered a location, and the organization is referred to as such. But the man who hides behind the one-way mirror in charge of PADRE’s interrogations and overall running is also named PADRE. Who is this person? Is he someone known to viewers? Or a brand new character?
In “Blue Jay,” Adrian (Jonathan Medina) was talking to someone on his walkie who sounded familiar. It appears this was Daniel Salazar (Ruben Blades), who, according to the trailer above, is a commander of a group of resistance to PADRE.
Fear the Walking Dead premieres new episodes on AMC on Sundays at 9 p.m. ET and AMC+ three days early on Thursdays.