Fans eagerly wishing for a crossover between Fear The Walking Dead and the original, The Walking Dead, may have just gotten their wish with Episode 5. However, the crossover is not exactly what fans expected.
SPOILER ALERT: This article discusses Season 2 of AMC’s Fear The Walking Dead as well as plots from the comic book series, The Walking Dead. Please proceed with caution if you wish to avoid spoilers from either.
Many fans have been eagerly awaiting a crossover between Fear The Walking Dead with the show that started it all, The Walking Dead. While AMC has blown out rumors this would happen, it seems they still found a way to make the fans happy. As Variety noted, Fear will never be able to crossover with The Walking Dead due to a chronology so far apart, as well as a “continent between them.” But AMC is always there when it comes to interesting Easter eggs on The Walking Dead, so they have now managed a crossover of sorts between the two Walking Dead shows.
Another interesting thing to note is the fact the character, Denise (played by Merritt Wever) is already dead in the TV series of The Walking Dead. She took the arrow that belonged to Abraham in the comic books. Confused yet? Well, hold onto your hats because in the comic books, Holly was also the girlfriend of Abraham. She was returned as a walker after Abraham took the aforementioned arrow to the eye.
“It’s just a similarity because I missed that issue. None of my EP [executive producer] partners mentioned that, so it is a coincidence. I guess it’s tricky when you’ve written as many issues as Robert has, I guess it’s inevitable that there’s going to be moments when we echo something from the comic book, but it was not intentional, but if people want to take it as a homage, all the better.”
Even if it is a similarity, could this sort of thing happen more often now between Fear The Walking Dead and the Walking Dead comics? Only time will tell.
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Season 2 of AMC’s Fear The Walking Dead returns next Sunday, May 15, with Episode 6, titled “Sicut Cervus,” at 9 p.m. ET. The official synopsis for Episode 6 is as follows.
“Conflict arises as the Abigail approaches its destination; Chris makes a staggering decision.”
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