Fear The Walking Dead season 5 finale recap: End of the Line

Garret Dillahunt as John Dorie, Jenna Elfman as June - Fear the Walking Dead _ Season 5, Episode 16 - Photo Credit: Van Redin/AMC
Garret Dillahunt as John Dorie, Jenna Elfman as June - Fear the Walking Dead _ Season 5, Episode 16 - Photo Credit: Van Redin/AMC /

Fear The Walking Dead ends its fifth season on a questionable cliffhanger.

Fear The Walking Dead has officially ended its fifth season, and I’m not quite sure how I’m feeling about it. It’s been a rather boring second half of the season with not much going on. There’s been a lot of recordings and interviews in the concerted effort to help people. But it’s just not entertaining or interesting, at least in my opinion.

The season 5 finale kicks off with Dwight running off into the distance somewhere. Perhaps he’s hallucinating or maybe it’s real, but for a brief moment, he believes he hears Sherry’s voice coming from the walkie. A few moments later, he hears horses galloping nearby. Is it someone coming to get him? Nah, it’s just a group of stray horses sans riders.

Back at Humbug Gulch, the horde of walkers is still walking about. After so many seasons in The Walking Dead universe, wouldn’t one think this is an easy task to take care of? I mean, I know these guys are dehydrated and starving but still. They should know how to do this by now, no matter their condition.

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Morgan bites the bullet and calls Virginia for help. Instead of just accepting his defeat, she starts bragging about it. Come on, Ginny–just stop. After asking for her help, she says that if she is to provide it, then Morgan’s group will likely be split up. When are these shows going to stop bringing everyone together just to split them apart? It’s getting old.

The idea of being separated scares everyone mainly June who doesn’t want to be the woman she used to be, without John. I can get that, he has changed her for the better. They definitely bring out the best in one another too.

As Dwight returns with the horses, one thing becomes clear. There has to be water nearby, which means they may have a place to squash their thirst. After spotting a sign in the Gulch, Morgan gets a genius idea. They’re going to lure the walkers out and use them to surround Ginny and her group.

As one can imagine, this plan does not go as they want. They’re forced to lure the walkers into the stream nearby, which means byebye clean water supply. At this point in time, the group has no more options but to team up with Ginny. But before that happens, John and June decide they’re going to get married. What better way to face the unknown future then tie the knot?

When Ginny eventually shows up, Morgan tells her that they’ll join her but she has to take everyone. Okay, Fear the Walking Dead, I’m not sure what you’re doing here, but we’ll just ride this one out with you.

Everyone goes their own ways, literally everyone. In the end, it’s just Morgan and Ginny hanging back. It becomes clear very quickly that something is going to down in the final moments of the Fear The Walking Dead finale. And it sure does. At the same time, they both try to attack each other. Morgan gets shot right near or by the heart and begins bleeding out.

And as he lies there bleeding out, Ginny gets a call on the walkie informing her that Grace is pregnant. Say what?! With whose baby?! What is going on?! Oh wait, she did mention that she was hooking up with a coworker after the apocalypse started. So does that mean Grace wasn’t actually dying??

Ginny leaves Morgan behind to die so he decides to try calling his group on their walkies with one “final” message:

"What we were doing out here it wasn’t just about doing right. It was about the future. We fought for the future. We made the hard call. For her. For all of us. So, Grace, if you’re listening to me…live. All of you, if you can hear me, just live."

So, Fear The Walking Dead, did you really just kill Morgan off? After all, he has survived as one of the O.G. characters of this universe, did he just die at the hands of a character like Ginny? We don’t actually see him die, get eaten by walkers, or turn into a walker, so the verdict is still out on that one until Fear The Walking Dead returns for a new season.

What do you think?

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