AMC’s Fear The Walking Dead: What to expect from season 6?

Garret Dillahunt as John Dorie, Peter Jaocbson as Rabii Jacob Kissner, Ethan Suess as Max, Cooper Dodson as Dylan - Fear the Walking Dead _ Season 5, Episode 15 - Photo Credit: Van Redin/AMC
Garret Dillahunt as John Dorie, Peter Jaocbson as Rabii Jacob Kissner, Ethan Suess as Max, Cooper Dodson as Dylan - Fear the Walking Dead _ Season 5, Episode 15 - Photo Credit: Van Redin/AMC /

The season 5 finale of Fear The Walking Dead ended with the show headed in a drastically different direction. Here’s what to expect when the series returns for season 6.

Despite the critiques and calls for Fear The Walking Dead’s showrunners to be removed, the series is returning for a sixth season in 2020. Mind you, there’s going to be some big changes when season 6 drops.

Warning! Spoilers for Fear The Walking Dead season 5 follow.

Those of us who’ve watched the season 5 finale know that it ended on a rather dramatic note. The convoy of survivors were split up with each of them headed to a different settlement run by Ginny (Colby Minifie). Morgan, however, wasn’t so lucky.

After Morgan’s friends are all sent away, Ginny pulls their leader aside for a one-on-one discussion. She continues with a longwinded rant and then reaches for her gun. Once Morgan understands what’s about to take place, he makes one last attempt to defend himself. Unfortunately, Morgan still takes a bullet to the chest during the scuffle.

Ginny approaches him to finish the job but instead lets the incoming walkers take care of it for her. They don’t dig into Morgan but the episode’s final moments depict him being surrounded. Suffice it to say, Morgan appears to be reaching the end of his rope.

The first point that comes to mind here is whether or not Morgan (Lennie James) will survive. His death would shift the series’ direction substantially but perhaps that’s not to be. It’s going to require a miracle but we’re not counting The Walking Dead alum out just yet. He needs help from someone else, of course, that raises the question of who could come to Morgan’s aid.

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Does Morgan survive his latest brush with death?

After seeing all of his friends driven off in opposite directions, there’s literally no one around to lend a hand. A stranger from nearby could happen upon the scene but that’s too convenient of a save. However, what if Sherry (Christine Evangelista) followed Dwight back to Humbug’s Gulch?

A popular theory circulating online is that Dwight (Austin Amelio) did manage to contact Sherry during the season five finale’s intro. He heard someone over the radio who sounded familiar right before he threw his walkie into a field. Dwight lost contact with whoever was on the other line but that doesn’t rule Sherry out from being the caller.

Another piece of evidence worth noting is that Dwight was about to walk over to a farmhouse during this scene. If Sherry was nearby, she’d probably be inside the building closest to their location. Dwight only walked away because the horses showed up. Had they not been there,  Dwight probably would’ve gone to investigate the farmhouse, possibly finding Sherry at the same time.

Will Sherry run in to make the save at the last second?

What’s important is that Sherry—or whoever was on the other line of Dwight’s radio—could potentially rescue Morgan from the precarious situation he’s in. A lot needs to go right for them to succeed but it’s not outside the realm of possibility.

In the off-chance Morgan does survive his latest injuries, he’ll to need time to recover. He took a bullet to the chest which will likely slow his movement down. Because of that, Morgan has to take a backseat during the action portions of season six.

What comes to mind the most when we think of Morgan recovering is Rick Grimes’ journey during season 4B of The Walking Dead. In that arc, he and Carl (Chandler Riggs) spent a few days recharging their batteries before trying to resettle in a new home. Rick needed a bit longer to recover but by the end of the season he was ripping people’s throats out with his bare teeth.

Where were the other survivors sent to?

Aside from Morgan’s role in the following season, the next series of episodes will also explore various perspectives as the survivors are now split up. We mentioned they wound up in different settlements so equal screentime will be given to each of them. Again, this brings to mind the variety of plot-threads in The Walking Dead season 4.

Another piece of information worth delving into is which communities the survivors sent to. Ginny probably doesn’t have 40 different settlements to separate all of them which means some of them wound up together. Efforts are likely going to be taken to ensure friends are kept away from each other, of course, that doesn’t mean new alliances can’t be forged.

Lastly, Victor Strand (Colman Domingo) mentioned something about causing damage from the inside to Alicia (Alycia Debnam-Carey) during their exit of Humbug’s Gulch. He could’ve just been saying that to get her away from the area but perhaps Victor does have a plan. Keep in mind that Victor has proven to be somewhat unpredictable. And it’s for that reason we should remain wary of his motives.

Do you have any thoughts or predictions for Fear The Walking Dead season 6? Let us know in the comments.

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