AMC’s Fear The Walking Dead returns with the second half of Season 3 after its mid-season finale in July.
Season 3 saw our characters being split up by the events of the previous season, and after the tragic and unexpected death of Travis (Cliff Curtis), the core group took up residence on the ranch of Jeremiah Otto (Dayton Callie). Their new home caused Jeremiah develop a bond with Nick (Frank Dillane) and Madison (Kim Dickens), but his feud with a tribe of Native Americans led by Walker (Michael Greyeyes) caused a significant problem. However, in the mid-season finale, we saw Nick kill Jeremiah to help stop the impending war with Walker’s Nation, and then Madison covering things up and claiming Jeremiah had committed suicide.
As for the rest of the group, Madison and her family were going to try to save Broke Jaw Ranch; Daniel is at the dam; Strand is trying to make it back after Daniel left him for dead; Ofelia is working with Walker, who has an uneasy truce with Madison and the people who defended the ranch.
The official synopsis for the mid-season premiere is short and sweet, but hopefully holds the promise of some exciting scenes.
“In the aftermath of the Clark family’s actions, new leadership assumes control of the Ranch. Daniel assists Lola in the distribution of water.”
Executive producer Dave Erickson teased an upcoming big bad in an interview with Syfy Wire:
“There will be nobody in the immediate first few episodes, but we will meet a character down the road who represents a greater danger and evil than anybody we’ve met to this point. And it’s someone who I think Jeremiah Otto will pale in comparison to him. So there’s the potential of a Big Bad that will come to the fore later on. As the family comes together, and it will be somewhat traumatic and somewhat violent if they do come together, they need to be in opposition to something. So one of the things we’ll thread into the story as we get towards the end is who that force is, who that person is.”
Fans will be treated to two hour-long episodes titled ‘Minotaur’ and ‘Diviner’, with another six episodes rounding out the second half of the season plus the show already renewed for a fourth season.
The mid-season premiere airs September 10th at 9pm (Eastern Time) on AMC.
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