Although it appeared the characters on AMC’s “Fear the Walking Dead” Season 2 finally came to their journey’s end when they reached the safe haven in Mexico, it now looks like things are just getting under way. At the mercy of a well-armed collective that likes to keep its friends close and its zombies closer, the group will have to either adapt to the new world order or die attempting to escape it in episode 6.
One character who is uniquely suited for the group’s current situation is Victor Strand (Colman Domingo). Strand is not only familiar with the Mexican stronghold’s leader Celia (Marlene Forte), thanks to his relationship with her son, but also the person who defied her policy of leaving walkers alive by killing him after he turned.
Now, with the survivors of his yacht suddenly being very unwelcome behind the walls of the community, it’s up to Strand to either negotiate a peace agreement or help the people he cares about to escape. This is particularly so in the case of Daniel (Rubén Blades), who was seen in the episode’s teaser trailer being captured by Celia’s men and beaten to a pulp.
“I think he’s at a crossroads,” Domingo told Mashable. “I think we’re going to find out a lot about that in the next episode.”
The actor’s tease about the midseason finale Sunday may very well be true. In the episode preview, many of the show’s intrepid heroes find themselves in a life–and–death situation because of Celia and her people. The 46-year-old actor went on to tease that the episode will blow fans’ minds as it surpasses their expectations, which would be no small feat for a series that prides itself on exciting twists and turns.
Strand’s latest predicament is the most recent result in a long line of mysterious power plays. Although his master plan was finally revealed this season, there remains uncertainty as to whom he is loyal now that they’ve all made it to Mexico. Previously, the actor behind the character told the Wrap that fans who wondered whether he is the “Fear the Walking Dead” equivalent of “The Walking Dead” villain Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) are not necessarily too far off. However, he did question whether he can be considered a villain.
With just one hour of television left to go before “Fear the Walking Dead” takes a comparatively short break, fans are being promised an explosive episode Sunday. Tune in to AMC at 9 p.m. EDT to see how it all shakes out in Celia’s compound. Meanwhile, you can check out the installment’s teaser trailer below and either comment or tweet your thoughts to @TylerMcCarthy.