Spoilers for Fear the Walking Dead Season 6, Episode 1 “The End Is The Beginning” previous this level.
Sorry, Virginia (Colby Minifie), the outdated Morgan Jones (Lennie James) can’t come to the cellphone proper now. Why? Because he’d lifeless.
After being hunted and hounded by Ginny’s bounty hunter Emile (Demetrius Grosse), placing a brand new pal Isaac (Michael Abbott Jr.) to relaxation, and serving to deal with a brand new Baby Morgan (shades of The Mandalorian, anybody?), the person with the killer workers has a brand new lease on life, and has shed his purple, bloodshot eyes. However, he’s not the identical man he was earlier than, as made clear when he sends Virginia a head in a field, and a message.
“What I believe is fascinating to notice is that Morgan says, in that scene, ‘Morgan Jones is lifeless. You’re coping with another person now.’” Minifie informed Decider about Virginia’s response to that grim ending. “And I believe that scares the dwelling shit out of Virginia, as a result of she is aware of tips on how to deal with Morgan on the stage that she knew him as, which was a pacifist.”
His pacifism has been one in all Morgan’s defining traits — or a minimum of one of many issues he’s wrestled with — since his introduction approach again at first of The Walking Dead. He finally discovered peace and a brand new sense of function within the traditional TWD Season 6 episode “Here’s Not Here,” however due to a lethal gunshot wound by way of Virginia, he spent most of this week’s premiere stumbling round feverishly earlier than as soon as achieve choosing up his workers and combating for one thing he believed in.
Now, Morgan 2.zero has a mission, and he’s coming straight for Ginny.
“She knew tips on how to push his buttons, and tips on how to get what she wished out of him,” Minifie continued. “Now… She has no concept what she’s coping with. She’s like, ‘What has he turn into?’ I believe you’ll see a unique aspect of each of them. I believe that’s all I can say.”
Though this week’s episode solely featured Morgan, upcoming hours will deal with different members of the principle solid, from Alicia (Alycia Debnam-Carey) and Strand (Colman Domingo) in week two, to the remainder of the solid because the season continues. Though they’ll all be coping with their very own points as a part of Ginny’s Pioneer society, it’s solely a matter of time earlier than persons are compelled to decide on sides.
“There’s one thing about the entire ethos of the present up to now two seasons,” Domingo informed us when requested about Morgan’s change of POV on the finish of the premiere. “Which was: trying on the brilliant aspect, trying on the optimistic aspect. That’s the important thing to our survival. I believe that everybody is exploring going to their darker aspect a bit of bit. That’s additionally a part of survival as effectively. Sometimes you’ve obtained to burn it down. I believe it’s at all times a commentary on society as an entire. You need to be your greatest self; however typically you’re feeling like, ‘I must burn this shit down.’”
Morgan is definitely headed in direction of a battle, however it’s an open query on who will likely be burning shit down: Morgan? Or Virginia?
Fear the Walking Dead airs Sundays at 9/8c on AMC.