In an exclusive new clip, Fear the Walking Dead finds Victor Strand (Coleman Domingo) acting uncharacteristically optimistic in the midst of yet another life-threatening situation. Season 4 of The Walking Dead spinoff has just about reached its conclusion, but before it does the series has several character threads it needs to wrap up. Not the least of them is the question of how Strand and the injured John Dorie (Garret Dillahunt) are going to get out of the predicament in which they find themselves: trapped alone on an island with little hope of rescue.
Since taking over as co-showrunners for the show’s now departed creator Dave Erickson, Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg have made dramatic changes. In addition to getting Fear on the same timeline as its older sibling, the new showrunners have made Lennie James’ Morgan the series’ ostensible lead, a move that came after some divisive cast developments that meant losing both Kim Dickens and Frank Dillane. But losing two original cast members paved the way for season 4 newbies, played by Jenna Elfman, Maggie Grace, and the aforementioned Dillahunt. The new season has even made room for former 12 Monkeys start Aaron Stanford.
The clip from Sunday’s ‘I Lose People’ shows off some of the other changes that have happened in the recent season, namely, the response of characters to otherwise insurmountable odds. That’s certainly a big part of what’s going on in the discussion between Strand and John, as the former suggests there’s no such thing as impossible, even when their situation appears to be just as dire as it ever was. Check out the clip below:
There is admittedly not a lot to go on and there’s no indication of what’s happening with the other storylines, especially the one Strand seems to be most fascinated by: Charlie and Alicia working together. Still, what it may lack in big picture details, it makes up for in Strand’s surprising pep talk to John who’s still nursing that injury he received earlier in the season.
With season 5 having already been announced, and so many major characters having already been killed off this season, Fear the Walking Dead will have its work cut out for it in order to make this a memorable finale. Perhaps, given Strand’s outlook, this will be the rare Walking Dead season that ends on a high note.
Fear the Walking Dead continues with ‘I Lose People,’ Sunday night @9pm on AMC.