The first half of “Fear the Walking Dead” Season 2 is over and while the zombie apocalypse has thus far continued to be a very slow burn, the future is promising.

As the May 22 episode, “Shiva,” came to an end the entire group was split apart. Madison (Kim Dickens) and Alicia (Alycia Debnam-Carey) stuck with Strand on his boat in an attempt to escape a fire they’d started in Mexico. Well, Daniel (Ruben Blades) started it and was essentially left for dead. Given that you didn’t see him burn though, chances are he’s still alive. Still, showrunner Dave Erickson tells Entertainment Weekly that the character is at least done for the remainder of the season.

Meanwhile Travis (Cliff Curtis) decided to follow Chris (Lorenzo James Henrie) on his journey on their own, as the younger Manawa simply wasn’t in a mental place that would allow him to go back to his family.

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The struggles Chris has been facing are clearly nowhere near being over as he held a young boy at gunpoint in an effort to evade his father in “Shiva.” Now, at least, he seems comfortable with his father joining him on the journey, wherever it may take them.

Finally, there’s Nick (Frank Dillane). Nick’s been going through something of a spiritual revolution thus far in Season 2, as he realizes that perhaps it’s the living — his own family — that’s bringing the true destruction. Combined with his fearlessness when it comes to walking among the zombies, makes him a hard character to top in terms of being interesting.

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Which makes us wonder how much of the story will follow Nick when “Fear” returns for the rest of its second season. Of all of the characters currently venturing off for the unknown, it’s him that will make for the most compelling viewing.

Fingers crossed for some Nick-centric episodes later in the year.

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