“Fear the Walking Dead” may be over, but that doesn’t mean fans will have to wait until 2016 to get a taste of Season 2. Those that tuned into Season 6 of “The Walking Dead” Sunday night may have noticed that AMC debuted the second installment of the web-series spinoff “Fear the Walking Dead: Flight 462,” featuring the beginning of the end for the group of passengers aboard the commercial airliner.
For those still unfamiliar with what the network is doing, “Flight 462” is the web series spinoff to “Fear the Walking Dead.” According to AMC, the 16-part online exclusive will drop a roughly one minute episode each week online after it premieres during the commercial breaks of “The Walking Dead.” When it’s over, one of the “Flight 462” survivors will join the cast of “Fear the Walking Dead” when it returns for its second season in 2016.
The second installment of the web series, posted below, mostly builds on the first installment, which established a young boy that’s clearly nervous to fly realizing that his mother is stuck in the airport and he’ll be flying alone, presumably, for the first time. While speaking to his mother, it becomes clear that something very strange and zombie-like is going on inside the airport that she is within earshot of. Fortunately, a plane in the air seems to be the safest place for anyone at the moment. That is, of course, assuming that one of the passengers isn’t infected with the zombie virus inside the pressurized metal tube.
In the brief 50-second web clip, the angry passenger that caused a fuss about flights being grounded is immediately vomiting into his barf bag before the wheels have even left the ground. Unless there’s some kind of elaborate fake out at play, it appears that he’s the “Flight 462” patient zero. This doesn’t exactly bode well for his wife sitting right next to him.
Meanwhile, the boy tries desperately to send more text messages to his mom to figure out what’s happened inside. Unfortunately, his texts are inexplicably not sending. Either something has happened to cell service in the area, or the recipient’s phone is no longer in commission. Unfortunately, with 14 episodes left in the story, only time will tell what twists and turns lie ahead for the passengers. However, the main boy in question may want to grab a hold of one of the knitting needles being used by the passenger next to him, as things will likely get a lot worse before they get better.
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