Fans of Fear the Walking Dead are truly enjoying the eighth and final season of the series. The last season has started the storyline on a much better note than in the previous season. While this season still has a bit of the anthology feel, it works as the main survivors have been scattered during the seven-year jump. PADRE has June (Jeanna Elfman) working to find a way to stop the spread of infection after a walker bite, but in the third episode, “Odessa,” was one of her patients cured?
In episode two, “Blue Jay,” June revealed that PADRE had forced her to experiment with finding a way to slow the spread of the infection after a walker bite. She was using radiation to do this after witnessing Alicia’s (Alycia Debnam-Carey) reaction to her walker bite and radiation exposure. This explains why Alicia was so sick despite amputating her arm.
Did Fear the Walking Dead discover a cure?
Showrunners share that June has not found a cure but is working on an “advanced form of amputation.” She uses the radiation in an attempt to remove the damaged tissue before the infection can spread.
The problem with the radiation is that for June to expose the patient to enough of it to be effective proves intolerable for the patient. This is why her experiments have failed thus far.
Dwight (Austin Amelio) and Sherry’s (Christine Evangelista) son was bitten by one of PADRE’s walker heads in the neck, an area that can’t be amputated. He then becomes June’s first new patient. During the episode “Odessa,” Finch is seen in Padre’s interrogation room “healthy, thriving,” so what happened to him?
Showrunners share that Finch has a vital role to play.
"But, Finch will play an important role going forward both in the way that he motivates Dwight and Sherry and also in the way that PADRE is able to see what happens with their experiment. – Andrew Chambliss"
Fear the Walking Dead premieres new episodes on AMC on Sundays at 9 p.m. ET and AMC+ three days early on Thursdays.