If you're a fan of the Walking Dead universe, things are pretty sweet right now – especially from the perspective of AMC's Fear the Walking Dead. Following up on an epic appearance at this summer's Comic-Con International: San Diego (SDCC), we learned that the series been picked up for a sixth season – and as we've already seen, the second-half brings the arrival of new survivors – and new foes. Then there are those teases about this season being a game-changer and those connections with CRM and black helicopters. Hmmm…
So here's what we have to say about next episode "Today and Tomorrow": between Isabelle (Sydney Lemmon) / CRM, Ginny's (Colby Minifie) "militia," and this "new" group that was mentioned by the woman Wes (Colby Hollman) saved last episode? Either they're all connected, or this zombie apocalypse is helluva' lot more crowded than we first thought (more on all of that here).
But in these opening minutes of the episode, we're putting all of that aside as Althea (Maggie Grace) gets Morgan (Lennie James) to do the unthinkable: open up about the past. From learning that he met his wife Jenny in Raleigh, North Carolina, and that she had a fear of water to Morgan's emotional reveal of Duane's love of baseball and comic books, the scene is a heart-crusher – especially for fans who've been with the Walking Dead universe since the beginning:
"My boy Duane, he was the best of both of us. You grow up and you think that you know what life is. That you've seen the patterns. And the clichés are pretty much true. And then you have a child and it reframes everything that everybody knows."
As for Althea (Maggie Grace)? We're thinking she needs to start talking and she needs to start with Morgan – and we're hoping from the preview images throughout this article that it's going to happen this week – though new survivors and a new threat might just table that. Meanwhile, Grace (Karen David) Daniel (Rubén Blades), and Skidmark spend a little quality time together when they're forced to become "the walking living" – and we know Ginny's going to factor into all of this, right?
Fear the Walking Dead season 5, episode 14 "Today and Tomorrow": A survivor sends Al and Morgan into a dangerous settlement where Al chases a lead.
Heading into season 5 of Fear the Walking Dead, the group's mission is clear: locate survivors and help make what's left of the world a slightly better place. With dogged determination, Morgan Jones leads the group with a philosophy rooted in benevolence, community and hope. Each character believes that helping others will allow them to make up for the wrongs of their pasts.
In the second half of Season 5, after successfully proving their way can work, our heroes gain momentum, rescuing survivors, and spreading the message of hope along the way — until foes both familiar and unexpected arise, forcing the group to question whether their brand of altruism can really make a difference in a world filled with death and decay.
Earlier this year, FTWD cast member Alexa Nisenson (ex-Vulture Charlie) was promoted from recurring to series regular for the upcoming season. Joining Nisenson are Karen David (Legacies, Galavant) as series regular Grace, The Walking Dead alum Austin Amelio reprising ex-Savior Dwight, and the returning Ruben Blades as Daniel Salazar.
Bailey Gavulic (Prodigal, At The End Of The Day) plays young survivor Annie, who ends up crossing paths with our crew alongside Cooper Dodson's (American Horror Story, Preacher) Dylan and Ethan Suess' (Scorpion, Henry Danger) Max. Matt Frewer (Max Headroom, The Stand) also joined the cast as shady denim factory co-owner Logan.
Newcomer Colby Hollman is on board as Wes, a survivor who joins the group after meeting Alicia and Strand – and has more of connection to Alicia than either of them realized. Peter Jacobson (House, The Americans) is also on board as Rabbi Jacob Kessner. Colby Minifie (Jessica Jones, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) joins this season as Virgina ("Ginny"), head of and Holly Curran (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) are also joining the series during the second-half of the season.
Nisenson, David, Blades, Amelio, Gavulic, Dodson, Suess, Frewer, Jacobson, Hollman, and Minifie join Dwight's crossover comrade Morgan (Lennie James) on the upcoming season of The Walking Dead spin-off series, which has undergone some major changes over the past year. Jenna Elfman, Garret Dillahunt, Maggie Grace, Mo Collins, and Daryl Mitchell joined James on the series last season; with Alycia Debnam-Carey, Colman Domingo, and Danay Garcia the only original cast members heading into the fifth season. Daniel Sharman is reportedly reprising his role as Troy Otto, though how his character will come into play during the upcoming season is still unknown.
AMC's Fear the Walking Dead is executive produced by showrunners Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg, as well as Robert Kirkman, Scott Gimple, David Alpert, Gale Anne Hurd, and Greg Nicotero, and produced by AMC Studios.
Fear the Walking Dead airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT – leading into the fourth and final season of Preacher.