Fear the Walking Dead has seen three characters from The Walking Dead crossover into its storyline. Morgan Jones (Lennie James), Dwight (Austin Amelio), and his wife Sherry (Christine Evangelista) joined Fear TWD in seasons 4 and 5. In the eighth and final season, two characters who appear in the pilot episode of the flagship series reappear in the episode of Fear the Walking Dead titled “King County,” which sees Morgan return to Georgia.
The fourth episode of Fear the Walking Dead’s final season is a throwback to the pilot episode of The Walking Dead. Morgan returns to King County, where he first meets Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln). This is also where he spent time with his son Duane after his wife Jenny was bitten and became a walker.
In Fear TWD Morgan believes he must return to Georgia to put his family to rest to prove that he can be the father he needs to be for his adoptive daughter Mo (Zoey Merchant).
Fear the Walking Dead – King County
In a Stories on the Set clip, James shared that Adrian Kali Turner, who played his son Duane in season 1 of The Walking Dead, and Keisha Tillis, who played the reanimated version of his wife Jenny, reprised their roles for the Fear the Walking Dead episode.
Morgan returned to Georgia to put the walker version of their son out of his undead misery and bury him next to the corpse of his wife, Jenny. In season 3 of The Walking Dead, Morgan recounted Duane’s death to Rick. Morgan could never kill Jenny’s walker, and she attacked Duane. He immediately shot her, but it was too late. He didn’t tell Rick for certain, but viewers knew Morgan let Duane roam as a walker.
In the recent Fear the Walking Dead episode, it was revealed that Morgan chained Duane’s walker in the attic of their home. He was forced to shoot the walker when it tried to attack Mo. He was able to bury Duane and Jenny and put his little family to rest.
Turner and Tillis donned walker makeup to reprise their roles as the walker version of their characters featured in the pilot episode of The Walking Dead. This was a fantastic callback to the pilot episode of the series that began the story of Morgan Jones.