Now that “The Walking Dead” and “Fear the Walking Dead” have had their highly anticipated crossover, how do the shows’ two timelines actually sync up? That’s the question “Talking Dead” host Chris Hardwick asked creator Robert Kirkman soon after the crossover event aired on AMC. “There’s been a lot of time that’s passed since ‘Fear’ Season 3, since we’ve seen those characters,” Kirkman revealed. “There’s actually been some time that’s passed between the last time we saw Morgan [Lennie James] in ‘TWD’ Season 8 and now that we’re catching up to him in ‘Fear’ Season 4. And you know we’ll vaguely explore exactly how much time that was without ever nailing it down.”
Producer Scott M. Gimple chimed in, “There was the amount of time to grow an eggplant,” referring to Morgan’s farming in the junkyard after the events of “The Walking Dead” Season 8 finale. And Kirkman responded, “There’s some math that could be done there.”
In the Season 4 premiere of “Fear the Walking Dead,” we followed Morgan’s story after the pressures of killing people got to his head. He left Rick’s (Andrew Lincoln) group and lived alone at the junkyard for a while until he eventually decided to travel to Texas. There, he met up with new survivors John Dorie (Garret Dillahunt) and Althea (Maggie Grace), who all ended up being captured by “Fear” characters Alicia (Alycia Debnam-Carey), Nick (Frank Dillane), Victor (Colman Domingo) and Luciana (Danay Garcia).
The last time we saw the Clark family in the “Fear TWD” Season 3 finale, an explosion at a dam caused a flood that separated the kids from their mother Madison (Kim Dickens). It’s unknown how long exactly has passed since the dam explosion and the meet-up with Morgan at the road, but the fact that Madison was not a part of this group suggests she may have never reunited with her loved ones.
What did you think of “The Walking Dead” finale and the “Fear the Walking Dead” premiere? Are you happy that Morgan’s story in the catalyst for the crossover event? And how do YOU think the two timelines sync up? Be sure to give us your theories down in the comments section.