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- "Don't know if any of you are out there. Don't know if any of you are listening. But if you are, hang in there. We're coming for you."
- —Morgan broadcasting to other survivors after finding his new purpose in life.[src]
Morgan Jones is the current protagonist and a survivor of the outbreak in AMC's Fear The Walking Dead, and the crossover character coming from The Walking Dead. He is the husband of Jenny, the father of Duane, and the last known surviving member of the his family. While evacuating, Jenny was bitten and succumbed to the infection, causing Morgan and Duane to seek refuge in King County, Georgia, where the Grimes family lived. After the loss of his son (who was bitten by Jenny), Morgan was living a life in denial, hoping to redeem himself by killing the invasive walkers. After the encounter with Eastman, it is revealed that Morgan has partly redeemed himself and is on a journey to find Terminus before Rick Grimes's altered sign turns him away. After stumbling across a map leading to Washington, D.C., with a familiar name on it, he heads north until he crosses paths with Daryl Dixon and Aaron, recruiters for the Alexandria Safe-Zone, who bring him to the town where he is reunited with his long lost friend. After the war against the Saviors he left Virginia and traveled to Texas, to get away from people and to find himself, eventually starting a new journey in his life and leaving the past behind. He currently leads a group of survivors after succeeding Althea. After considering returning to Alexandria, Morgan finds a new purpose in his life and decides to take a new path in leading his friends to help those in need.
Morgan is a wise but severely damaged man. Before the apocalypse, he was a loving family man who provided for his wife and son. But the apocalypse took its toll, and after his wife was turned into a zombie he was able to cope due to him still having his son, Duane, to look after. Morgan was like Rick Grimes in some ways as they were both survivors doing all they can to provide for their family and to keep them safe no matter what. Now Morgan's inner demons are on the brink of escape as the world spares him no horrors, his severe PTSD repressed only by his steadfast commitment to Aikido. While a good man at his core, Morgan struggles immensely with mental illness brought about by trauma.
After Rick left to find his family in Atlanta, Morgan began to get reckless, which eventually led to the death of his son. The next time Rick encountered Morgan, he was a changed man, who had become insane and intensively grief-stricken with the death of his family, so he claimed to redeem himself by killing all of the zombies in King County, though Morgan was shown to also have turned into a cold blooded murderer who killed anyone who got in his way, even if they were harmless survivors as seen when he savagely murdered two survivors for following him into the woods. It was only after meeting a peaceful survivor named Eastman that Morgan was able to reclaim his sanity and in which he developed his code to never kill human beings again. It was from Eastman that Morgan learned Aikido and with these skills is an extremely formidable fighter, being able to fend off both the Walkers and human threats with his signature weapon, a wooden staff.
Following reclaim of his sanity and Eastman's death , Morgan set out on a journey to find other people at Eastman's request. After the long journey and being turned away from Terminus thanks to a sign for the community redesigned to warn that it was no sanctuary and finding a map to Washington, D.C, with Rick's name on it and he set out on a quest to find his friend. Morgan at this point viewed every human life as precious and refused to commit murder in order to survive as seen when he refused to kill two members of the Wolves who had attempted to kill him as he was camped out in the woods. When he is brought to the Alexandria Safe-Zone by recruiters Daryl and Aaron, he finds Rick executing Pete Anderson, an act that visibly shocked him.
Following this, Morgan takes a strong role in the community of Alexandria and with his fighting skills, is a strong survivor and protector willing to do anything to keep good people safe from harm but still stubbornly refused to kill those who indeed pose a threat to the security of his group as shown when he allows a group of Wolves to leave the Safe-Zone following their brutal attack, which almost leads to the death of Rick. He also keeps the leader of the group, Owen, alive even after the latter makes it clear that he still intends to slaughter every survivor in the safe-zone and enlists the help of Denise to treat his infected wound.
Morgan's refusal to commit murder and desire to prevent others from committing murder was so strong that he even prevented his ideological nemesis, Carol from killing Owen by getting into a physical confrontation with her over his life and knocking her out. Morgan was also greatly against the idea of killing the Saviors and seeks to build a jail cell to hold human threats captive instead of killing them. Despite his conflict with Carol, after she flees the safe-zone, Morgan personally goes on a mission to bring her back. Finding her in a critical condition he saves her life by killing a member of the Saviors named Roman after he refuses to surrender. Morgan regretted having to break his oath but assessed that he had no other choice in order to protect Carol.
Upon finding the Kingdom, Morgan continues to care for Carol despite her cold behavior and takes an active role in the community and develops a close bond with Benjamin, training him Aikido just as Eastman had taught him. In spite of killing Roman, the Savior who attempted to kill Carol, Morgan desperately tries to hold onto his code of not killing humans and simply goes along with the Kingdom's servitude to the Saviors. He also did not want to fight back against the Saviors as he rejects Richard's plans to fight and also disagrees with Rick's plan of starting a war, showing concern for the many lives that would be lost in the fallout. He even suggests capturing Negan, rather than killing him. However, after his student and friend Benjamin is killed by the Saviors as a result of the actions of Richard, Morgan is severely angered and traumatized and slowly reverts back to his old state of insanity fuelled by PTSD. He brutally kills Richard as punishment by strangling him to death and though he claims that the Kingdom will honour the Saviors demands from here on out, he later tells Carol that he is planning to kill them all. Morgan prepares to return to killing by sharpening staff into a sharpened spear the likes of which he used before meeting Eastman. Fuelled by revenge, Morgan actively partakes in the fight against the Saviors and Scavengers with no qualms of eliminating human threats. Morgan continues to struggle against his demons, mental illness and the consequences of his actions, claiming he feels "stuck".
By the start of the war against the Saviors, Morgan has become an extremely violent man, willing to do everything, in order to kill every single member of the Saviors. He almost even impales Paul Rovia, in a fight between the two, regarding if they are going to let the Saviors live or not. Morgan's thirst for blood eventually worries those close to him such as Carol and Ezekiel who see how his state of mind is slowly destroying him. His PTSD has started manifesting itself into hallucinations, specifically Gavin, who he threatened to kill but didn't, and Jared, the man who killed Benjamin.
Morgan was born in the mid 1960’s and grew up in Macon, Georgia, although little is known regarding his early childhood. Morgan experienced an average life where he grew to become a hard-working and practical man acquiring skills ranging from construction, craftsmanship and welding.
As an adult, he grew to become a family man in Georgia where he fell in love with a woman named Jenny and the pair married where they later had a son named Duane, the trio lived together as a typical family. (Photographs depict the three of them going on several family trips.)
During the onset of the outbreak, Morgan and his family evacuated from their home, upon where they witnessed several broadcasts informing other survivors to travel towards Atlanta where a suppossed refugee centre was located, promising food, shelter and military protection. Originally their intended destination, however due to the chaos and horrendous events which transpired around them, Morgan and his family were reluctantly forced to take refuge and heavily barricade themselves within a nearby house.
However tragedy struck where at an unknown point, Jenny became bitten where she eventually succumbed to the infection and perished in their house, despite this Morgan was unable to put her down and thus somehow, released her into the outside; both Morgan and Duane were left severely haunted by this event. Following this, Morgan remained firmly protective of his son where he endeavored to create a sense of normalcy for Duane including correctiing his grammar as well as engaging in mealtime prayers.
Main Article: Morgan Jones (TV Series)
Morgan is first seen when John Dorie shoots a Walker which is approaching him and Morgan is standing behind it.
It is revealed via flashback that Jesus, Carol and Rick all visited Morgan at various times to convince him to stay in Virginia, but he refused. When they leave, he packs his backpack, grabs his fighting stick and leaves.
Morgan walks down a road and hears the voices of his friends trying to convince him to stay. He stops at an intersection and ruminates through the night. In the morning, he decides to keep walking.
Eventually, he breaks into a run. Morgan hotwires an abandoned car then leaves it on the road after it runs out of fuel.
Morgan walks for days. He spots a group of people in the distance and walks the other way. He continues to head west, on foot and in a car.
Morgan finds a wounded man coughing in a car. He leaves some first aid supplies on the car seat, but the man orders him to take the supplies and leave him alone.
A couple of days later, Morgan arrives at the Texas border.
Morgan spots an infected heading toward a man in a field. He gets ready to kill the walker, but the man shoots it first. The man introduces himself as John Dorie and invites Morgan to take shelter in his car for the night. He reluctantly accepts, but sneaks out of John's car in the middle of the night.
Morgan walks down a road and peeks into an empty tent lit by a lantern, when someone knocks him unconscious.
Morgan wakes up to find a couple of thugs, Leland and Bill, holding him at gunpoint while going through his bag. John shows up and shoots at Leland but surrenders when Leland's crew surrounds and takes him captive as well.
Suddenly, Althea drives up in a SWAT vehicle to the scene. She offers Leland a case of ramen and cigarretes in exchange for the prisoners. When Leland refuses, she pulls a lever to reveal the vehicle is rigged with machine guns.
Afterwards, Althea drives with Morgan and John in the back of the vehicle. She tells them that they owe her for saving their lives. She stops at a Trailer Park and gets out a video camera, explaining to them that she's a journalist and wants to get their stories on record.
The next day, Althea interviews John on camera and learns about his mission to find his girlfriend, Laura, who he met after the fall. She turns the camera on Morgan. He brushes her off and leaves them.
Before he leaves, John runs after Morgan to gives him fresh socks, when suddenly they spot one of Leland's cars parked nearby.
Leland's crew surrounds Morgan, John and Althea. Leland demands the keys to Althea's truck. Morgan and John fight off their captors.
Morgan charges at a rooftop sniper and gets shot in the leg. Morgan fights the sniper with his stick. His foe dangles from the roof as Infected snap at him below. Morgan saves him, but the shooter tackles him. They fall through the roof and land on the floor, where the Infected devour the sniper. Morgan finds a grenade and pulls the pin, then takes cover in a bathtub. The grenade explodes. Morgan limps out of the trailer.
After the fight is over, Morgan, John and Althea get back on the road. Althea informs them that white numbered flags have been appearing in the area over the past few weeks. Althea points out that Morgan still owes her an interview.
Althea interviews Morgan on the side of the road. Morgan reveals that he came from Atlanta and used to belong to several settlements. He explains that his people battled a large group and won. When Althea asks why he left his group, Morgan gets up to go. Althea demands an answer. "I lose people and then I lose myself," he says, then walks off.
Morgan hobbles down the road. He recognizes an abandoned car then sees an infected man walking up ahead. He starts to walk after the man but trips while trying to escape two Infected. John shows up and stabs the Infected.
John helps Morgan catch up to the infected man. Morgan sees that it is the wounded man who he tried to help earlier. He kills the man and then buries him in the woods as Althea and John watch from afar.
Back in the truck, Morgan insists that he is only travelling with John and Althea until his leg heals. John explains that they are setting out to find Laura and in exchange for the help, he'll tell Althea more of his story.
Althea sees a woman crawling on the road. She pulls over and walks up to help the woman: It's Alicia, alive and well, and clearly hardened by survival. Suddenly, Alicia points a sharp weapon at Althea’s neck. Nick, Strand and Luciana emerge from the bushes and hold Morgan, John and Althea at gunpoint.
Morgan, John, and Althea are held at gunpoint by Alicia, Strand, Luciana, and Nick. Alicia asks Althea if they are their enemies, and Strand names their foes as the Vultures. Morgan insists that they are not their enemies, and Alicia asks Althea about the flag in the back of her truck. Althea says that she found it, and Alicia tells her to take them to its original location.
Morgan, John and Althea are held prisoner in the SWAT truck by Nick and his group. Al reveals that she only gave them partial directions to the location with the numbered flag. She agrees to provide the rest of the directions on the condition that they tell her their stories. She escapes from her bonds and attacks Nick, causing him to jostle Luciana in the driver’s seat. Luciana swerves off the road and crashes. The noise attracts a herd of Infected towards the truck.
Morgan, John and Althea now hold Luciana, Alicia, Nick and Strand captives. They unsuccessfully try to extract the SWAT truck from the mud. Luciana offers to locate a tow truck but demands that she, Alicia, Nick and Strand be released. Althea cuts their bonds but holds Nick hostage. Morgan offers to stay with Nick while the others find the tow truck. Morgan reads “The Art of Peace” and cuts Nick loose. Nick asks how Morgan plans to defend himself if attacked. Morgan demonstrates his fighting skills by casually knocking Nick to the ground with his stick.
Morgan walks up to the road and orders Nick to stay near the truck. Morgan sees a blue El Camino speeding toward him on the road and hides in the SWAT vehicle with Nick. Nick catches a glimpse of the blue El Camino and goes for the door. Struggles with Morgan. He beats on Morgan’s wound and escapes, dodging a small pack of walkers drawn by the van’s relentless horn. Morgan asks to give him his staff, but Nick bails on him and runs after the El Camino.
Morgan later saves Nick from a group of Infected attacking him. Morgan and Nick walk down a road. Nick asks why he saved him and he would have let them rip him apart back there. Morgan only responds, "I don’t kill." They kill two Infected in a drug store and enter the building.
Morgan wraps his leg in a new bandage and warns Nick that his mission to kill the driver of the El Camino will not end up the way Nick thinks it will. Nick tells Morgan that he saw his video confessional and asks who Morgan lost. Morgan refuses to tell him and abruptly leaves, telling him that going after the guy that hurt him is his business.
Morgan arrives at a farm and finds Ennis loading the El Camino with food from a silo. Morgan tells him to leave, knowing Nick is after him. Nick arrives and charges at him. Morgan uses his stick to hold him off and tells him to walk away. Nick is overwhelmed with emotion and rage. He wants blood. Morgan won’t let it come. Morgan is forced to step back when Nick threatens him. Morgan walks by the patch of bluebonnets then decides to turn back around.
Morgan finds Nick with bloody hands. He answers his questions that he lost his wife, his son, and his friends and losing himself. "I know where you are, Nick. Because I was there. I didn’t know how to make it stop. I didn’t know if I wanted it to stop. Didn’t think I could ever find my way out. Then I met someone. A man didn’t have to help me, but he did. He gave me something, Nick. He told me, he showed me that all life is precious, and that helped. It still does.” He gives “The Art of Peace” to Nick and tells him that all life is precious. Morgan watches Nick read “The Art of Peace” from a distance. The SWAT truck arrives. Everyone gets out.
After Nick is shot by Charlie, Morgan, John and Althea can only stand by and watch as Nick dies of his wounds.
In the SWAT van, John chats with Morgan while driving the van. Morgan explains that he will travel alone after he has paid his respects to Nick. John promises he is gonna find Laura and he wants Morgan there when he does. Morgan, however, insists he is better on his own.
John stops the SWAT van. They come across a cache of weapons. The group wants to go after those responsible for Nick's death. Morgan and Althea are not happy about the group's deception. Strand has a map to their location.
Alicia questions whether or not Althea will drive them. John wants her to continue his search for Laura instead. Strand convinces her to come see how this ends for herself. John isn't happy about it. Morgan questions if they're planning on burying Nick. They will, in the hole where their weapons were stashed.
John finds the Colt in the backpack and realizes that Naomi is Laura. Alicia tells him that Laura died at the stadium. Al promises to find out what happened to Laura and report back to John. Morgan stays behind with John as everyone leaves in the van.
Morgan is seen at the end of the episode, sitting besides John after he finishes telling his story and assures him that Naomi loved him. Morgan believes there is a chance at starting over, besides just killing and revenge. John thinks he might believe what Alicia and Strand do but Morgan questions him and he admits it's wrong. "We're alive," Morgan says. "We are part of the world. Let's not waste another second." John holsters Naomi’s pistol and walks down the road with Morgan.
Morgan and John corner a Vulture named Edgar, threaten to shoot him unless he cooperates. John blasts Edgar’s finger off when Edgar tries to bolt. Morgan and John start interrogating the man.
John finds a map similar to ones the Vultures carry. John begins interrogating the man intensely about Naomi, pointing the gun at his head. He insists he doesn't know anything. Morgan gets the man freed and tells him to warn his people that Alicia's group is headed there to kill them. John hands over his guns, thinking it's best for Morgan to hold them. John wants to find the men and learn more about how Naomi died.
Morgan and John catch up to Alicia's group and get out of the van. Alicia’s group forces them to their knees. John asks Althea for help, but she simply spectates. Morgan explains the Vultures are not coming. He found them and told them to stay away. Morgan tries to explain that they don't have to do this and he should've explained it to Nick. He claims what they're doing will only make things worse.
Mel and his Vultures arrive in their vehicles and face off with Alicia’s group. Morgan stands between everyone. "It doesn't have to go this way," he tries. Mel and Alicia insist it does have to go this way. From the group's back side, the Land Rover arrives, and Naomi emerges. John is shocked to see her. Alicia is infuriated by Naomi being alive with the Vultures and turns, firing her gun. She accidentally shoots John, Morgan rushes to him, and Naomi kneels beside him.
During the shootout between Alicia's group and the Vultures, Morgan runs over to help Naomi while she gets medical supplies from an ambulance, but Alicia blows up the ambulance with a grenade launcher then strides up to Naomi and accuses her of betraying their trust. Naomi escapes and runs back to John’s side. She tells Morgan that she knows where to find more medical supplies.
Morgan urges Althea to stop filming and help save John’s life, but she refuses. Morgan, however, insists she help him as John continues to bleed out. She pulls the truck up to John and shows her guns, prompting Alicia to surrender. Morgan helps Naomi carry John inside the vehicle and urges Charlie to board if she wants to live. Charlie joins him. Alicia, Strand and Luciana fire at the truck as it leaves.
In the SWAT truck, Morgan points out that John doesn't have much time. Charlie notices Morgan as Nick's friend and she asks Morgan why he saved her even after she killed Nick. Morgan says the fighting needs to stop. In the back, Naomi pleads with John to stay with her. "He's been looking for you," Morgan tells her. "He has all this time. He never gave up." Naomi responds, "Try to protect someone, I guess you wind up hurting them,".
Morgan and Althea's group arrives at Dell Diamond Baseball Stadium in the SWAT vehicle. Naomi explains that the Vultures never looted the stadium infirmary because even Ennis didn’t dare go inside after the stadium fell.
Morgan tells Althea that he knows who she is, but Althea cuts him off and insists he is wrong. Althea plows through the stadium gates. As the dust clears, Morgan, Althea and Naomi see that the stadium is filled with charred Infected. The Infected swarm around the SWAT vehicle.
Morgan appears in the SWAT vehicle, asking Althea to clear a path to where the medical supplies are. She complies, and clears a path with her vehicle's machine guns. Morgan is joined by Naomi, who convinces him that she needs to go with him. The two make it inside the stadium building.
Later, they make it into the the medical room after fighting off walkers and head back to the vehicle. From there, Althea, who is being threatened by Alicia, signals Morgan on the walkie-talkie that it is safe to come out when it isn't, but John secretly is able to allow them to listen in on Alicia and what she has planned.
Later, as Morgan is trying to clear debris to get out, Alicia comes and holds him and Naomi at gunpoint, but he stands in front of the gun to protect Naomi. He manages to convince Alicia that there is still hope for her as she breaks down in tears, and he comforts her.
Finally, Morgan and the rest of the group, who have made peace with each other, are out in an empty field, where Alicia, Victor, and Luciana reveal the fate of Madison. It is told that while the stadium falls, Madison leads the majority of the walkers into the stadium before setting them on fire with a flare, as they are all covered in oil. As the three finish recounting their story, Morgan begins to eat Kimchi.
Morgan is shown killing walkers and taking supplies from them. Then, he lays out his supplies in a tent to look through what he has collected. He radios Althea and begins talking about where he came from and she mocks him and the memory of Ezekiel with his tiger, asking if he's gonna tell her the rest of his story, but Morgan refuses and declares he's heading back to Virginia and wants her to drive him, so he can show her.
Later, he tells John and June his plans and suggests they all join him, but John claims he's still recovering from his wounds and can't come with him and John wants to take everyone to his cabin when he’s feeling better. Morgan says he’s already made up his mind and he’s leaving tomorrow, but he will try to pass by before to say goodbye and he hopes John change his mind.
Elsewhere, Morgan approaches a house powered by solar powers. A walker approaches and Strand misses it from the window with a silenced pistol. Morgan kills it as a drunk Strand invites him. Morgan wants him and a depressed Luciana to accompany him back to Virginia. They scoff and say their apocalypse road trip days are over. Morgan asks about Alicia and they reveal she’s been living outside of the house in the garden for the past week.
Morgan investigates and finds ominous notes that read “Help.” He finally locates her by a gate killing walkers and he asks about the notes. She says she didn’t write them but someone has been planting them on the walkers. Morgan asks her to join him on his trip, but Alicia says she wants to stay to help whoever’s writing those notes. Alicia tells Morgan she has a lead on where the note-writer could be staying in.
In the woods, Morgan and Alicia discuss the people from Alexandria. Morgan wants her to come with him and insists that the people there are still alive because they are strong. He mentions his friend, Rick, telling him he would find people again and how he wanted to prove Rick wrong. "I just want to look him in the eyes and tell him he was right," Morgan says. "I think he deserves to know, because he was." Suddenly, a walker appears with a “help” note nailed to its face and Alicia kills it, urging Morgan they need to hurry.
Morgan and Alicia arrive at the construction site and find another note. They cautiously investigate inside one of the farms, where they find a dozen or so walkers outside of a room. Morgan leads them outside so Alicia can dump logs from a crane on them.
She rushes inside to help the person in need, but it has turned. She lunges at the walker in disbelief and Morgan kills it. He tells her he’s been like that for days and there’s nothing she could have done. Devastated, Alicia says that Madison would have saved him, They both decide they have a lot to make up for. Morgan asks why Alicia is isolating herself and suggests that Strand and Luciana need her like Madison was. She claps back why Morgan is leaving when he could be there for them, too.
Suddenly, the hurricane from the beginning hits, prompting Alicia to leave Morgan behind and to head off on her own.
Morgan looks for Alicia in the storm to no avail. Suddenly, he comes across a semi-truck on the road. Morgan takes refuge inside the truck and discovers boxes filled with supplies and reads the note, “Take what you need, leave what you don’t. See you further on up the road,”. He takes water and a protein bar and sleeps in the truck.
Next morning, Morgan wakes up to the sound of a walker outside the truck. He cracks open the door and kills it as it tries to climb inside. He steps outside and finds himself at a truck stop in Mississippi, realizing he's no longer in Texas.
Morgan enters the truck stop mini-mart and hears a woman’s voice on a radio transmitter. Morgan responds and says that he accidentally hitched a ride in one of the woman’s trucks and ended up at a Mississippi truck stop. She instructs him to take what he needs and leave what he doesn’t.
Morgan looks for supplies and takes a walkie-talkie from a shelf. He maps out a route to Virginia. Morgan sits on a toilet at the truck stop bathroom. He hears the click of a shotgun as a man orders him to get out of the stall. Morgan opens the bathroom stall and sees a man in a wheelchair with a shotgun aimed at him. The man, whose name is Wendell, asks Morgan what’s in his bag.
Back in the mini-mart, Morgan explains to Wendell that a woman on the radio instructed him to take whatever supplies he needed. Sarah, Wendell’s adopted sister, joins them in the store. Sarah shows Morgan several trucks filled with supplies and explains that she and Wendell delivered supplies before the fall and kept it up. Morgan explains that he’s on his way to a community in Virginia that is trying to rebuild. Wendell tells Morgan that they are 400 miles from Morgan’s original location. Morgan worries about the friends he left behind and vows to find them.
Wendall insists he saved Morgan from the hurricane and got him 40 miles closer to the hurricane. They insist Morgan's people from Texas are gone. As Morgan heads off, they help him with directions. They do good because they have a code. "We got a code and we keepin' it alive," Wendall says. "You gotta help people when they need that help and then you gotta keep yo' truck movin'... Keep on truckin'."
Morgan packs supplies into a car to drive back to Texas. Wendell informs him of a bridge that likely remained intact during the storm. Morgan arrives at a fallen tree in the road, forcing him to abandon the car. Morgan passes a 154-mile marker. At the base of the mile marker is a box filled with supplies, accompanied by the familiar “take what you need” note.
Morgan starts to cross the bridge that Wendell mentioned. Morgan eventually hears voices and turns around, wrestling with the idea of whether or not he should continue and which way to go. He radios back to Sarah and asks if they really know which roads are clear. He lies and says the bridge is out, heading back to them instead of Texas.
Morgan contacts Sarah and Wendell upon returning to the truck stop. Sarah gives him a meet-up location. On his way to the meeting spot, Morgan rescues a man, Jim, who is fleeing from walkers with a hood on his head. Jim explains that some people had kidnapped him for his beer recipes.
Back on the road, Jim tells Morgan that he brews beer and intends to keep brewing beer once the world is rebuilt. Morgan invites Jim to join his community in Virginia, which Jim happily accepts. Morgan arrives at the meeting spot and radios Sarah. Jim recognizes Sarah as his kidnapper and tries to flee, but Wendell appears and holds them at gunpoint.
Morgan and Jim sit in the back of the truck with their hands tied. Sarah explains that they captured the driver while he was leaving boxes at mile markers, then abandoned him on the side of the road. They ask for the location of Morgan’s community in Virginia, but Morgan remains silent. Wendell and Sarah decide to start driving in the hopes Morgan will change his mind en route. On the road, Jim begs Morgan to share the location of his community so that he can start making beer again. Morgan refuses. The truck comes to a crashing halt.
Sarah informs Morgan and Jim that their load is too heavy to navigate the cracked asphalt. Sarah unloads supplies from the back of the truck and cuts Jim’s bonds after he negotiates a deal. Sarah orders them back in the truck when a herd appears. Jim accidentally knocks Morgan into the herd’s path. Morgan jumps on top of a car. The herd immediately swarm him. Sarah offers to help if he discloses the location of his community. Once he gives her the directions, however, she abandons him. She also reveals that she knows the bridge was not out.
Morgan remains on top of the car into the night. He radios Sarah and implores her to return so that he can help his friends in Texas. He gets no response. He leaps over the heads of the walkers, grabs a knife from a supply box and cuts himself free. He kills the walkers with the knife and a mile-marker pole.
Morgan walks along the road and runs into Sarah and Wendell in the truck. They confront him about providing false directions. Morgan agrees to take them to his community if they pick up his friends in Texas, while making some stops along the way to leave some boxes full of provisions as the original truck owner was doing. Morgan, Sarah, Wendell and Jim drive towards Texas and deposit supply boxes at various mile markers. Morgan radioes the Mississippi truck stop to alert the listener that they are returning the stolen truck.
Morgan is seen when Sarah and Wendell find a sign indicating they are 76 miles from Houston. He makes Sarah and Wendell stop the truck so he can radio his friends. Morgan uses the radio to tell everyone that he is coming with help, but no one answers. Later, Morgan hears June over the radio, so he walks off to try to find a better signal.
Morgan unknowingly comes across Martha, the woman that radioed him back in Mississippi, and tells her she can take what she needs from his box. She ominously warns Morgan to “be careful.” He continues on, leaving her behind. Morgan climbs a water tower to communicate his location with a stronger signal, and Althea and June miraculously hear him. Their walkie dies but June says they have the gas to make it to his location. At their stop, Wendell tries to convince Morgan to hit the road.
At night, Sarah prepares to drive off until June and Althea drive up behind them. They finally reunite and Morgan tells June he still hasn’t found the others. Morgan introduces Wendell, Sarah and Jim to June and Althea. Morgan offers them water from the "take what you need" box while June takes Morgan’s walkie to radio the man from before.
At the truck, Morgan talks with Althea about her health. He still plans to go to Alexandria and she is welcome to join. She tells him that when she stays with people, she stays, but plans to leave once she gets her story. She asks about the guy whose truck this is. He doesn't know much other than the fact that they kept the roads clear, have power, and have water.
At night, Morgan and Althea are willing to help June find Quinn when she fails to contact him, but Sarah and the othes are looking forward to moving on. When Martha radios June, telling her Quinn is dead, Morgan recognizes the voice and radios her. Martha asks, “Is that you, Morgan?” and then tells him she knows a lot about him. She warns him to stop leaving those boxes on the road because it will make him weak. “I know who you are, I know what you’re really capable of,” she says ominously.
On the road, Morgan buries a walker while Jim questions why. Morgan decides he wants to find the woman responsible. The next day, Morgan decides that they need to find the rest while Sarah and Jim question him on what the woman meant when she said she knew what he was capable of. He says he has things to make up for and to trust him or he’ll take their truck. When they challenge him again, Morgan hits Sarah’s knife out of her hand with a shovel, and they agree to follow him.
As the truck keeps making quick stops, Morgan plants more boxes to try to help people. Sarah and Jim question if they should keep leaving boxes on the side of the road knowing that it could get someone killed, but Morgan insists it’s worth it. This time, he instructs people to radio him on VHF channel 4. June is hopeful John will see one of these. Morgan is confident they'll find him and everyone else.
On the road, Morgan and the rest pick up Luciana and continue on their way. Luciana gives Morgan Clayton's journals, which have locations on several stashes of supplies, and tells him that Clayton would be proud. Suddenly, they are contacted by Charlie and Alicia on the radio. Alicia tells them she found the channel from the box. Morgan tells her to wait at the mile marker and that they are gonna pick them, when suddenly, Martha radios both of them and warns Morgan of not taking her advice to stop leaving the boxes.
Morgan tells her he’ll continue to find the people they’re looking for until they find and help her. Sarah spots Althea’s SWAT truck appear behind them. Panicked, Morgan radios Martha to ask what she’s doing and she tells him, “You lose people... You lose yourself.” Morgan tells the group to get down just as the woman pulls the truck beside them, opens the gun hatch and opens fire.
Morgan and the others slowly recover after the gunfire stops. Morgan notices leaking fuel and says they need to get out of the truck immediately.
Morgan, Althea, June and Luciana get out of the truck. Althea goes after Martha with a knife, but falls back as Martha emerges from the back and releases a zombified Quinn onto June.
Wendell shoots Martha in the chest and Morgan puts down Quinn before June can get bitten, when suddenly, the truck explodes and attracts a herd from the woods. Morgan is devastated to lose the supplies. Martha smiles and drives off in the SWAT truck as the group flees.
Morgan and the others walk along the road with the herd in pursuit. June insists on checking everyone’s injuries from the shootout. Morgan spots a sign for a hospital. Jim questions Morgan’s leadership and refuses to go to the hospital with the group, but Morgan insists they won't ever get ahead of them. He changes his mind, however, when he sees the herd getting closer.
At the hospital, Morgan guards the entrance, which he's barricaded with furniture. June updates him on everyone’s condition and assures Morgan that he made the right call in taking them to the hospital.
A while later, Jim thanks Morgan for saving him before when the walkers suddenly break through the barricade. They flee and Morgan alerts the rest of the group that the herd is inside the hospital. He suggests they head upstairs. Morgan leads the group onto a floor that is clear of walkers. They barricade the stairwell entrance. Morgan suggests they secure the other stairwells.
They find a stairway blocked off and filled with walkers. Morgan reports via walkie that a roof caved in on another stairwell. Luciana informs the group via walkie that the barricade won’t hold much longer. Morgan suggests they take the elevator to the roof. Althea and Sarah look for generators to start up the elevator. Suddenly, some walkers attack Morgan and Jim. After some difficulty, Jim manages to kill a walker with a surgical tool.
Morgan and the rest flee from the doors. Everyone meets up at the elevators and they hop in as the walkers crowd the closing door. On the roof, Morgan sees that there are no walkers. He only sees a devastated and destroyed Austin.
June checks Jim's injuries and realizes he has been bitten on the back. Jim reels from the news. June asks Morgan what is next. He laughs, unsure of what to do next. She, however, is confident that he will figure it out.
While the group is trapped on the roof, June assures Morgan that they'll find a way off somehow. Morgan asks Jim to help them rescue Althea, but he declines and blames Morgan for his predicament and pisses off the roof on the walkers.
Morgan and the group, except for Jim, venture back into the hospital to locate Althea. Instead, they find Althea's note telling them she's going to try to escape, along with instructions on protecting her tapes if she dies. Morgan leaves to find her while June and the rest stay behind.
Back on the roof, Morgan tells the rest that he'll find a way to distract the walkers below to let the rest escape and tells Jim they have work to do. Suddenly, Morgan is radioed by John to give him the all-clear on speaking freely on the walkies and June responds immediately. They’re both elated to talk to one another. June gives him her location and he says they’re on their way.
Morgan tosses a walker off the ledge an onto a car, attracting the walkers away from the hospital entrance. "Momo's a goddamn genius", Sarah beams as she and the rest escape into the ambulance. June radios Morgan to follow them, but he tells her to go without him and stays on the roof with Jim.
After a while, June radios Morgan again, this time she's with John and the others in the SWAT truck. Alicia and the others chime in on the radio, telling him they're going to save him. Morgan looks down and sees their plan: a fire truck.
Sarah operates the fire truck's crane but is short by a couple of stories. Morgan finds a rope, wraps it around a pipe, and lowers it down. He tells Jim to come with him but he says there's no point since he's going to die from the bite. Morgan tosses his stick down and gingerly begins climbing down the building. He makes it and is immediately attacked by a walker. John skillfully shoots the walker from below and Morgan successfully jumps onto the firetruck's crane. As he's lowered down he nods one last time to Jim.
As the group gets surrounded by walkers, Jim decides to sacrifice himself to save them. Before he does, he radios Sarah the recipe for his beer. She writes it down, Jim takes a deep breath, and throws himself off the ledge and onto a car, attracting the walkers away from the fire truck.
On the road, Sarah decides they should name the beer "Jimbo's Beerbos" in his memory. Morgan proposes they find Althea and then travel to Alexandria together.
After the group finds Althea, Morgan watches a tape of Martha on her camera. In the video, Martha tells Morgan that she’s disappointed in him and vows to make him strong when she sees him again.
At night, the group sits around a campfire and Morgan describes his plan to pick up more boxes at the truck stop to distribute them en route to Alexandria. Later, John confronts Morgan about still wanting to save Martha and tells him to move on, “I understand her... I used to be her,” Morgan counters before handing John a map to Alexandria and promising to meet them there.
John tells Morgan they will wait for him at the truck stop and come looking for him after two days. Morgan heads out on his own and radios Martha to meet up. She tells him she’s at Mile Marker 54.
The next day, Morgan arrives at Mile Marker 54. He finds a zombified Jim inside a police car and puts him down. He sees Martha lying injured by her husband’s grave and walks up to her, insisting on helping. “Not yet,” she snarls. Morgan drags her into the police car and starts driving.
On the road, Martha bangs her feet in protest. Morgan offers medicine, but she refuses. Morgan tells John via walkie that he is bringing Martha back to the truck stop, but loses contact.
After a while, Martha tells Morgan about her husband Hank and how she was unable to help him. Suddenly, June radios Morgan to tell him they’re all getting sick and to rush back. Martha asks Morgan for the medicine. As Morgan hands it to her, she grabs his arm and attacks him, causing them to crash. She pulls him out of the car and marks, “I lose people... I lose myself” in sharpie on his face. Morgan wakes up with a leg injury and Martha reveals she has been bitten a while ago and taunts him, saying he must either kill her or she will kill him.
June radioes Morgan and tells him that Martha poisoned the water. Martha confesses to putting anti-freeze in the water and tells Morgan all his friends will die. Morgan suddenly loses it and starts choking her in anger before seeing himself in the mirror and stop. He handcuffs Martha to the car, so she won't kill anyone else after she turns, and hobbles away.
After walking for a while, Morgan finds an abandoned car on the road and drives off. However, he keeps walking after his car runs out of gas.
Morgan tries the radio again and finally is able to communicate with Al. Morgan tells them it’s anti-freeze. June tells them the antidote is ethanol and the group hatches a plan to get it from one of the trucks outside.
After the plan fails, June updates Morgan on their problem and he tells them he can’t lose them. John encourages him and says he’s strong with or without them. The radio dies as a group of walkers approach him. Morgan injures himself taking them out and lays on the ground feeling defeated.
Back on the truck stop, Althea makes a tape of herself and says that whoever finds the tapes to keep them safe. Suddenly, Morgan shows up and reveals that he brought a truck of Jim's Augie’s Ale, saving the day. The group drinks the beer and suddenly regain their strength. In the bathroom, Morgan takes a hard look at himself before wiping the marker on his forehead away.
Later, Morgan brings the group back to the place he left Martha. He finds her severed arm attached to the police car and sees her turned, walking on the road. He stabs her in the head and then buries her.
Wendell asks if they’re still going to Alexandria and Morgan says he’s no longer going there. He says that Martha became the person she was because nobody helped her when she needed it and that more people need help.
The group arrives at Clayton's supply factory and Morgan says they should follow his path and help others. Alicia says it can’t just be about boxes, they need to build something like Madison would want. Althea suggests they can start with the people she interviewed.
Shortly after, Morgan and the group mobilizes a convoy of vehicles outside the factory. They load up on ammo and head out. Morgan gets on his walkie and broadcasts that they are coming to help anyone who might be in need.
This list shows the victims Morgan has killed:
- Jenny Jones (Zombified)
- 40's Man
- 20's Man (Alive)
- Eastman (Indirectly Caused; Out of Mercy)
- Jeffery (Zombified)
- Owen (Zombified)
- Benjamin (Before Reanimation)
- Duke (Alongside Carol Peletier)
- Paulie (Alongside Carol Peletier)
- Gomez (Alongside Carol Peletier)
- Gavin (Indirectly Caused)
- Red Beanie Savior
- Jared (Caused)
- Lance (Alongside his fellow Militia members)
- 1 unnamed Wolf (Zombified)
- 31 unnamed Saviors (28 Direct, 3 Alongside Carol Peletier)
- 1 unnamed Scavenger
- 1 unnamed Hilltop resident (Zombified)
- Numerous counts of zombies and unnamed people.
- Bill (Caused)
- Hardy (Caused)
- Thin Survivor (Zombified)
- Ennis (Indirectly Caused)
- Lumber Yard Survivor (Zombified)
- Quinn (Zombified)
- Jim Brauer (Zombified, Out of Mercy)
- Martha (Zombified)
- 1 unnamed member of Leland's Group
- Numerous counts of zombies
Because of John's kindness and compassion, Morgan and he become friends.
When Althea shows up and saves Morgan's life, he expresses gratitude, though he becomes annoyed at her frequent attempts at trying to learn about his past. After Althea saves Morgan's life again, he finally gives in and tells Althea about Alexandria, the Kingdom, Ezekiel and Shiva, and the war with the Saviors. When pressed by Althea about why he left Virginia, he tells her that he loses people and then he loses himself. Morgan again leaves, but ultimately decides to stay with them until his leg heals after he is nearly killed by walkers on the road. Though Morgan tries not to get too close, he eventually becomes friends with Althea.
In "People Like Us", Morgan contacts Althea and tells her that he will not say any more of his story, but he will in fact show her. He asks her to give him a ride back to Virginia, and she accepts.
- Morgan is the first character in Fear the Walking Dead to use the nickname "walker" onscreen for a zombie.
- Morgan currently owns the book The Art of Peace.
- He gave the book to Nicholas Clark, but he died shortly after.
- Morgan is the one of four characters in the universe to be in both TV shows, in this case is the Original TV Series and the Companion Series, followed by Paul Rovia, Carol Peletier and Rick Grimes.
- Morgan and John Dorie are the only main characters to have appeared in every episode of the first half of Season 4.