There’s always something on Fear the Walking Dead, and at the midway point of season 3, we’re getting the sense of what that is. for the Clark family and everyone else. During the first part of the season, it was finding a stable home and dealing with threats at the Broke Jaw Ranch. Now, it’s trying to figure out how to stay alive amidst a shortage of resources. Water and other necessities are starting to run scarce, and that means that everyone is going to have to work together. People who were once rivals, including members of the ranch and Walker, will now have to work together.
Below (via the Daily Dead), you can see some of the first details from the remainder of the season. We do think that these offer up a good bit of additional insight into what’s coming, even if they’re rather short in length. Remember that Fear the Walking Dead season 3 is returning with new episodes on Sunday, September 10, where it will air up until the premiere of The Walking Dead season 8.
Episode 309: Minotaur – “In the aftermath of the Clark family’s actions, new leadership assumes control of the Ranch. Daniel assists Lola in the distribution of water.”
Written by: Dave Erickson, Mike Zunic. Directed by: Stefan Schwartz
Episode 310: The Diviner – “With the Ranch dangerously low on resources, Madison and Walker leave in search of a solution. Nick and Alicia struggle to keep the peace.”
Written by: Ryan Scott. Directed by: Paco Cabezas
By the end of these two episodes, we should all have a far greater sense of some of the drama that is coming, and also the characters who are going to be involved in it. We don’t necessarily have a list of any specific changes that need to be made for Fear the Walking Dead season 3, mostly because of how the first half of the season unfolded. It introduced compelling new characters, focused on more specific themes, and created moral ambiguity between the good and the bad. We appreciate that the show is more of a family drama and a story about loyalty than some horror show that is all about zombies. The zombies are there, but they are not at the core of all of the storytelling. These episodes have a greater weight to them, and season 3 is the first time that we would say that Fear the Walking Dead is on par with the original series.
One other reason to be excited for the midseason premiere: Erickson is the showrunner. Typically, installments either written or co-written by the showrunner have some pretty significant stuff that is happening in them.
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One of the things that we suggest checking out is our coverage from San Diego Comic-Con earlier this year, given that this does offer up a slight sense as to where the story is going from here.
Meanwhile, let us know in the comments if you have any specific expectations for the second half of the season. We’ll have more news in the days to come. (Photo: AMC.)