We’ve had a little over a day away from the two-hour season finale for “Fear the Walking Dead,” and we would argue that the distance has served this show in particular fairly well. It contained arguably the closest thing to an iconic “Walking Dead” franchise moment we’ve seen on the show to date; Chris ran off with the wrong people, and this decision led directly to his own death. Meanwhile, when Travis learned this he brutally murdered those responsible, and officially broke bad in a way typically reserved for another famed AMC show.
As for what it was like for Lorenzo James Henrie to play this role, and see the end of Chris come in this sort of brutal way, he did his part to explain this further in a post-show chat on Entertainment Weekly Radio:
“I’m actually really happy … I develop TV and film myself when I’m not onFear, so I like showing consequences to characters, and I think that’s the best type of storytelling and I think the consequence that fit Chris Manawa’s life was a death by the people that he chose to go with because he did something bad. He turned into sort of this bad kid and bad things happen to bad people. And I’m glad he got that consequence.”
Henrie did say that it would have also been fun to have seen a redemption arc for Chris, where he realized that he made a poor decision and tried to fight his way back into the good graces of others. We do agree with that, but at the same time this feels appropriate given that not everyone in this world is going to get redemption. That’s just a part of life.
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