[Warning: General spoilers ahead]
Fear the Walking Dead wraps its summer season Sunday night with a double-header of “The Unveiling” and “Children of Wrath,” two back-to-back episodes that bring a little bit of closure and thankfully leave us without any kind of glaring gotcha cliffhanger, which I certainly appreciate.
The episodes catch us up with Strand and his state of mind after Daniel casts him out. He reacquaints himself with an old friend, but it doesn’t ease his sense of loss. Back at the ranch, the Ottos weigh the prospect of war with Walker’s tribe, which we discover includes a familiar face.
Alicia and Jake try to broker a deal, and Alicia has to balance her desire to help the people at the ranch with her lingering hatred toward Walker about the helicopter crash. Nick puts a stake in the ground to stay allied to Troy and serve the greater purpose that Madison is pushing toward, but that doesn’t come without risk.
Madison’s decisions come into question by both her children, so she finally unravels one of her own mysteries, telling them about the first burden she carried as a young girl, which has informed who she is now. We also get a clearer picture of where the Otto sons land on Jeremiah’s hard-headedness about old sins and debts that have cast them forward into the situation they’re dealing with now.
Fear the Walking Dead marathons the first six episodes of the season beginning at 2:45 pm/1:45 c Sunday afternoon before the two-hour finale airs at 9/8c. It will return in the fall for the second batch of eight episodes. after a mini-hiatus. Here are a couple of sneak peeks of the summer finale.