Fear the Walking Dead Season 2 Finale entitled “Date of Death” hinted about Chris Manawa’s death after a short reunion with his father. The showrunner Dave Erickson opened up about the hints on what will happen in the two remaining episodes of the American series.
According to Erickson, there is a clear misunderstanding between Travis and his son Chris, especially when the latter shot a farmer in the barn. Yet, Travis has no idea that what Chris did was a big way to protect both his father and his friends.
However, this is Chris’ completely uncontrollable behavior and continuing villainous acts for Travis. He thought that his son has fully transformed into a cold-hearted killer. Furthermore, Travis remembered that his son tricked and abandoned him before, while surprisingly leaving Chris’ friends Brandon and Derek sought refuge at the Rosario Hotel without his presence.
Erickson has also told Entertainment Weekly about how the earlier events affected Chris’ decision to leave the group and to stay away from his father. The main reason Chris did not wish to remain with the group was because of his fear that his father would beat him up to death due to their irreconcilable differences.
“He’s had his moment of clarity. He really believes that this is the way of the world. And that scene where he dupes Travis, it’s really about helping his friends, but also about trying to protect his father because what you don’t see and what I imagined happened is there were scenes outside of that barn between Chris and Derek and Brandon in which they were basically suggesting that if Travis continues to obstruct, we’re going to have to do something about it,” he said.
Because of these events, the others could easily think that Chris is a huge threat. Melty suggested theories that this irreconcilable incident between him and his father as well as his friends’ misunderstanding might lead to his unexpected death. In fact, there is a possibility that Travis will bring this guilt until Fear the Walking Dead Season 3.
The same source explained that the actor who played as Chris, Lorenzo James Henrie’s confirmed participation in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D Season 4 as Gabe Reyes, this idea is possible.
Fear the Walking Dead Season 2 finale airs on Sunday on AMC.
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