How Did The Characters Reunite After The Dam?
At this point, we're not even sure if we'll ever learn the straightforward details about what happened to the main crew after the dam blew up in Season 3. There were a few passing references here and there that still make it plausible, but it would be very peculiar for Fear the Walking Dead to kill off both Madison and Nick only to then show us how the two managed to survive, reconnect, and travel up through Texas. For a season that started off with Morgan's smartly edited journey away from Alexandria, there was a stunning lack of season-to-season backstory to supplement the time-flipping plot involving the baseball stadium. I definitely don't mind the narrative picking up far after the dam business, but SOME kind of explanation still needs to happen. And not in like a tie-in comic book, either.
Why Didn't Daniel Show Up?
Since the beginning, Fear the Walking Dead has been largely unable to keep Rubén Blades' Daniel Salazar around for a full season at a time, and his fate has been completely up in the air ever since the dam exploded. Considering he'd previously escaped certain doom-by-fire, we know Daniel is a trooper and is almost definitely still alive out there. But, beyond the logistics of long distances and few vehicles and Blades' music career, why didn't Daniel every meet back up with Madison's group at some point? The showrunners only addressed his return to the franchise somewhat recently, and even then, it was made to sound like Daniel could be popping up on something beyond Fear the Walking Dead, such as the flagship series or a video game. Which is fine, but I don't understand why Daniel has to be the one to get sidelined for full half-seasons at a time. Not even a video tape easter egg.
What Happened To Proctor John?
Remember in Fear the Walking Dead Season 3 when it looked like the whole racist Rancher situation was going to bleed into the slimy Proctor John taking over as the resident antagonist for a while.? That would have been great, since Sons of Anarchy and Deadwood vet Ray McKinnon would have felt right at home in the hectic drama. Unfortunately, Proctor John apparently went the way of the dam after the events of the Season 3 finale, and he hasn't been heard from since. Of course, there's still a chance he may appear later in Season 4 or beyond, since it was clearly pointed out that his crew was heading to Houston. It's assumed that Alicia & Co. will be hitting the highway when the season returns, to get away from Vulture-land, so perhaps a road trip to Houston will be in order.
Why Didn't John Get Any Noodles?
This is perhaps the biggest question in all of Fear the Walking Dead Season 4, at least when it comes to wondering about recovering gunshot victims getting twice their daily allotment of sodium. Following the big reveal that Madison died, those final moments of the midseason finale were kind of nice, with the surviving characters sitting around the fire and having a first meal together as a relatively single-minded group, and Morgan was only too happy for this kind of peaceful resolution to play out. However, it doesn't look like anyone thought to bring any noodles to John, who had a new lease on life inside Al's truck thanks to Naomi's skills and supplies. Don't they know he needs sustenance to live? And even if they did bring him some, it's not like he's able to sit up straight and feed himself. Won't someone please think of the John Dories?
We could probably find more Fear the Walking Dead elements to question and discuss, but there are only so many days left until the show comes back. Catch its return to AMC on Sunday, August 12, at 9 p.m. ET. To see what shows are coming to the small screen in the meantime, head to our summer premiere schedule.