Fear The Walking Dead spoilery talk, watch out. I’ve got THOUGHTS.
Oh lord help me, I just. don’t. know.
Let me get the first thing off my chest in that Proctor John (were those guys just bikers or something?) referring to Alicia as his Angel of Mercy (not knowing how she mercy killed so many others) was creepy and really gives me some bad feelings about Alicia’s fate. In Madison’s Christmas dream (or WHATEVER that was) Alicia is the most prominently featured in the photographs (the perfect child collection), but she’s also dead in that dream, as we see her grave (while Nick is alive, with Luciana and a child). Madison clearly survives the dam in a way reminiscent of Alicia surviving that fall from the cliff. There’s this weird symmetry happening and I’m not sure what it adds up to, is that Alicia has been sort of a mirror for her mother, precursor, foreshadowing Madison’s survival? When Nick declared his “suicide note” we’d already seen one Clark kid attempt suicide this season with Alicia jumping off the cliff. Is this the Family of Death? We could get a season 4 of surrealism where Alicia has died, Nick has disappeared or died and Luciana shows up with the grandchild Madison always wanted.
Because they didn’t just blatantly show it, I think we can be certain Daniel and Nick are still alive. Proctor John was supposed to be the Worst, but I didn’t get there with him, but I’m sure he and “The proctors” will be back. There’s some foreshadowing for the crossover for sure.
I love that Walker and Crazy Dog are alive! So happy and I hope we see them again. That last minute showing was awesome, I cheered. I love those guys. BRING THEM BACK.
That fantasy sequence was so deliberate, showing Alicia’s grave, so you know they’re going to mess with us about her next year. She’ll be the one missing at first, and she’ll turn up in some really unexpected place (unless Alycia is moving on). It is a good opportunity to shape her character toward something new (whatcha bet if she returns, she loses the Rapunzel hair and gets a new attitude?). Does she hook up with Diana again? Hoping she’s alive and recovering, but I doubt she’ll be a regular next year. With what Alicia knows about the proctor’s plans, might she start heading eastward? If there isn’t an episode entitled the Angel of Death, I’ll eat my hat.
Troy. He looked dead, didn’t he? I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised, though, if he survived that. As a character, he’s repugnant, but I get why so many like him and want to see his dynamic with the Clarks again and maybe something magical will happen (not that it should).
I did like that surreal sequence and I think a show like this kinda needs that quality from time to time so I hope the storytelling opens up next year. This show blew me away this year so I’m hoping so hard that next season is even better.
Please bring back Luciana and Diana and more women in general. That Christmas dinner reminded me how tired I am of male-dominated stories. Bring on the badass chicks.