For those who questioned whether or not Travis was too soft during some of the early story on “Fear the Walking Dead,’ we don’t quite imagine that this is even a discussion point anymore. He brutally murdered the two Americans responsible for taking out Chris, and as a result of that plus what happened to the hotel, it feels fairly clear to say that this is not the same many anymore. He’s been broken down, and after going through what he did, it feels fairly easy to proclaim that he will not be the same person he once was anymore.
So how are we supposed to view his story moving forward? Well, executive producer Dave Erickson discussed not only where Travis was going into the finale to Entertainment Weekly, but also where he could be heading from here:
“It was a long time coming. Travis was the moral compass of the show to a large degree — and frustratingly so, at times, for the audience. But it was always with an eye toward this moment. The one thing he promised Liza was that he would protect Chris, and he’s failed to do that. The apocalypse has taken his son, and it’s about to take him as well. So, he’s absolutely broken, and we’ve seen a level of violence with him that we have not witnessed before. And it’s not something that he’s going to bounce back from. We took our time getting there with Travis, but he will be fully apocalyptic now, as we move forward.”
This change in him could be reflected in a change in relationship with someone else, whether it be Madison, Alicia, or Nick in the event that he is found and brought back in to the rest of the group. Maybe in some ways this new side of him will be an asset, but in other ways a hindrance given he is far more predictable now than he once was.
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