Spoilers for Fear the Walking Dead Season 6, Episode 1 “The Finish Is The Starting” previous this level.
Sorry, Virginia (Colby Minifie), the outdated Morgan Jones (Lennie James) can’t come to the cellphone proper now. Why? As a result of he’d lifeless.
After being hunted and hounded by Ginny’s bounty hunter Emile (Demetrius Grosse), placing a brand new buddy Isaac (Michael Abbott Jr.) to relaxation, and serving to maintain a brand new Child Morgan (shades of The Mandalorian, anybody?), the person with the killer employees has a brand new lease on life, and has shed his purple, bloodshot eyes. Nonetheless, 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 feel is attention-grabbing 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 feel that scares the dwelling shit out of Virginia, as a result of she is aware of the best way to deal with Morgan on the stage that she knew him as, which was a pacifist.”
His pacifism has been considered one of Morgan’s defining traits — or at the least one of many issues he’s wrestled with — since his introduction method again at the start of The Strolling Useless. He in the end discovered peace and a brand new sense of goal within the traditional TWD Season 6 episode “Right here’s Not Right here,” however because of a lethal gunshot wound through Virginia, he spent most of this week’s premiere stumbling round feverishly earlier than as soon as acquire choosing up his employees and combating for one thing he believed in.
Now, Morgan 2.0 has a mission, and he’s coming straight for Ginny.
“She knew the best way to push his buttons, and the best way to get what she wished out of him,” Minifie continued. “Now… She has no thought what she’s coping with. She’s like, ‘What has he develop into?’ I feel you’ll see a unique aspect of each of them. I feel that’s all I can say.”
Although this week’s episode solely featured Morgan, upcoming hours will give attention to different members of the principle forged, from Alicia (Alycia Debnam-Carey) and Strand (Colman Domingo) in week two, to the remainder of the forged because the season continues. Although 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 prior to now two seasons,” Domingo informed us when requested about Morgan’s change of POV on the finish of the premiere. “Which was: wanting on the intense aspect, wanting on the constructive aspect. That’s the important thing to our survival. I feel that everybody is exploring going to their darker aspect a bit bit. That’s additionally a part of survival as properly. Generally you’ve received to burn it down. I feel it’s at all times a commentary on society as an entire. You wish to be your finest self; however typically you’re feeling like, ‘I have to burn this shit down.’”
Morgan is definitely headed in the direction of a battle, however it’s an open query on who will probably be burning shit down: Morgan? Or Virginia?
Worry the Strolling Useless airs Sundays at 9/8c on AMC.