Fear the Walking Dead is already halfway through Season 2 with no acknowledgement of any characters or events of the main series. Will the two shows ever cross paths?
Many fans of Fear the Walking Dead and The Walking Dead have been wondering if there would ever be a connection between the two shows. Aside from taking place in the same universe, the programs have had nothing to do with one another.
It’s hard to say whether the shows can ever meet in some way. We have no idea what will happen with the Fear characters going forward, but maybe a link could finally be written into the storyline, as producers were at least open to the idea of doing so during Season 1.
Before Fear the Walking Dead premiered, reports suggested that a character who appeared in a “key Season 1 episode” of The Walking Dead would be making a cameo on the show. Fans went crazy debating who would fill this special role to officially link the two shows. Was it Guillermo? Morales? Jenner?
Unfortunately, nothing ever came out of this rumor, as no Walking Dead characters ended up appearing on the spin-off. Perhaps the writers just couldn’t come up with a creative enough way to write in a cameo, but it was still a little disappointing. I’m a sucker for easter eggs, I suppose.
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For the record, my theory was that it’d be Candace Jenner, the wife of Edwin Jenner (the sole surviving scientist at the CDC). When Candace became infected, she volunteered to let Edwin do research on her body to develop a cure, with her code name being “TS-19”. As a prominent scientist, Candace could have been shown on television talking about the “virus”, or something of that nature, an easy way to recognize the main series without forcing a character meeting.
The ship may have sailed when it comes to blending the two shows during Fear’s first season, but at this point in the story, Rick Grimes is still in a coma. That means that every character from The Walking Dead is currently still alive in the current timeline of Fear, and so many of them have mysterious backgrounds— which could have easily involved traveling through Mexico before winding up in Georgia.
Likewise, that Baja safehouse surely isn’t going to be so safe forever. Those characters will eventually be forced to move on, and what if they head northeast? Perhaps they’ll end up boarding a helicopter and wind up flying over Atlanta— the same chopper Rick saw in the pilot of The Walking Dead?
I’m not asking for a major storyline. Something as simple as a character’s name mentioned in passing would be awesome. Wasn’t Tyreese a famous NFL star? He was in the comics, at least. Why can’t some some boy be looking through his football cards and flip past one with Tyreese on it?
Obviously, I could sit here all day and come up with ideas for cameos or other ways to link the two shows. I guess that’s because I want to see it happen so badly. Frank Dillane (Nick) also would love to see it happen, though he’s not expecting it.
What do you think? Should the two shows cross paths, or stay over 2,500 miles away from each other at all times? Let me know in the comments below to keep the conversation going.