Fear The Walking Dead season 4 episode 9 recap: Morgan star Lennie James explains the importance of that nod to TWD’s King Ezekiel
Warning: Spoilers ahead for season four episode nine of Fear The Walking Dead.
Fear The Walking Dead just returned after the colossal blow from the midseason four finale, with a little light-hearted nod to its sister series, The Walking Dead.
The ninth episode from FTWD’s fourth outing saw the heroes come to terms with the loss of their leader, Madison Clark, as the zombie epic courageously marches on without its leading protagonist.
While Alicia struggled with the death of both her mother and brother, Nick, in such quick succession, Morgan will have no doubt cheered up fans by referring to King Ezekiel, Carol Peletier and The Kingdom as ‘home’.
Speaking exclusively to Metro.co.uk, Lennie James reflects on the significance of that scene.
‘It’s a very weird thing when he decides where home is,’ the Morgan star tells us. ‘I thought that was a really important moment, which I agreed with the writers.
‘I think it’s both a word use to describe experience, but I think it’s also a recognition of that moment when he realises what that place meant to him, and that actually that place was home.’
Lennie continued: ‘When Morgan lost everything, the person he lost was Rick because that was the only person left on the planet he had any connections with, and through searching for Rick Grimes and being with Rick, he has found that he has a connection to the world.
‘Leaving them, I think that was home. That was all the things you might say when you’re finding home.
‘Morgan could argue that he had it with the Alexandrians and the Kingdomers, I think he had it with Ezekiel and Rick; he did find his home.’
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Lennie also opened up to us about the parallels between Rick Grimes’ exit from The Walking Dead and Madison’s death in Fear.
‘I think it’s very brave,’ he said. ‘I think it’s both shows not taking the easy path. I think it’s important to say when we talk about The Walking Dead universe that it’s not just us lip-syncing to prove anyone can die, we mean anybody can go.
‘No one is secure in this world and sometimes we have to remind the audience and remind ourselves of that and to a lesser or greater extent both those passings are brave and great examples of that.’
Fear The Walking Dead continues next Sunday on AMC and will be simulcast at 2am on Monday here on Fox UK.
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