Here's How 'Fear the Walking Dead' Connects to Upcoming Rick Grimes Films

It's not easy being right all the time – thank god we make it look so damn good…

Remember how we've been telling you about our theory that season 5 of AMC's Fear the Walking Dead  would end up a "prologue" to the upcoming Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) film trilogy? Well, looks like series showrunners Ian Goldberg and Andrew Chambliss might be confirming our suspicions with a very important moment from season premiere "Here to Help."

Major Spoilers!

Fear the Walking Dead season 5, episode 1 "Here to Help": The group faces unexpected dangers when they land in uncharted territory in search of survivors.

Althea (Maggie Grace) goes hunting around at the crash site and has a run-in with what appears to be a solider-walker – but in black protective armor. Watching him on tape later and feeling that there may be a "story there," Althea goes back to the site.

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Maggie Grace as Althea – Fear the Walking Dead _ Season 5, Episode 1 – Photo Credit: Ryan Green/AMC

Searching him, she finds a series of county maps and coordinates/information – with a symbol of three interlocked circles on them:

Here's How 'Fear the Walking Dead' Connects to Upcoming Rick Grimes Films

Look familiar? It should – since it's the same symbol that was on the helicopter that took Rick and Jadis/Anne (Pollyanna McIntosh) away to the upcoming film trilogy.

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Only one problem: before Althea can make it back to the others, she is tasered unconscious from behind by a soldier dressed in the same manner as the soldier-walker.

So while you're throwing that into the dumpster fire of speculation, check out the following promo for next week's episode of AMC's Fear the Walking Dead, "The Hurt That Will Happen":

Fear the Walking Dead season 5, episode 2 "The Hurt That Will Happen": Morgan and Alicia meet a survivor; the group struggles to achieve their goal; Strand makes contact.

Fear the Walking Dead airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT – leading fantasy-horror series adaptation NOS4A2, based on Joe Hill's best-selling novel.

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.

But trust won't be easily earned. Their mission of helping others will be put to the ultimate test when our group finds themselves in unchartered territory, one which will force them to face not just their pasts but also their fears. It is only through facing those fears that the group will discover an entirely new way to live, one that will leave them forever changed.

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Ray FlookAbout Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.
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