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Season 5 of AMC's Fear The Walking Dead consists of sixteen episodes, that first aired with on June 2, 2019. The show was renewed on July 28, 2018. Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg continued as showrunners for the second consecutive season.
While trying to help a man named Logan, Alicia, Dorie, June, Morgan and Luciana get into a plane crash, leaving Luciana seriously injured. They encounter a group of children; Annie, Max, and Dylan, as well as strange traps and signs warning of high radiation in the area. After they find a working radio, they learn that Logan is not only Polar Bear's partner but he also lied about needing help. He just wanted them to get them as far away as possible so he could take over their denim factory. They children flee in fear. Meanwhile, Al investigates a strange walker wearing body armor. As she records it on her camera, she is captured another in the same armor.
As the rest of the group plans to retake the factory, Strand investigates a man on one of Al's tapes who has a plane they can use. To Strand's shock, the man is Daniel Salazar.
While searching for the Al, Morgan encounters a woman named Grace while dispatching two walkers in a trap. she explains that due to a power plant meltdown the year before. Simply getting close to the walkers risks survivors becoming contaminated, causing Morgan to permanently lose his contaminated staff after stabbing a walker with it. Grace blames herself for the deaths of her friends and attempts to make amends by safely disposing of all the radiated walkers while being terminally ill with radiation sickness. Evidence of the effects is found at an abandoned campground where Annie and her brothers stayed at.
At the same time, Victor tracks down Daniel Salazar at a warehouse. Though convinced of the problem, Daniel refuses to lend his plane to Victor who he feels will only make things worse based on past experiences. After letting him make contact with Luciana, Daniel forces Victor to leave threatening to kill him the next time if he comes back.
John and June take shelter in Humbug's Gulch, a ghost town that once acted as a theme park attraction similar to the one John once worked at. They encounter Dwight, a man desperate to find his wife Sherry. After convincing him that they are not a threat, he agrees help them get passed the Walkers. Dwight, trapped in a car, soon contemplates suicide after believing he'll find his wife until June talks him out of it. The trio escape and find Morgan where they learn Dwight and him know each other from Virginia. Later, the group finds a bloodied Dylan while Max and Annie set up another walker roadblock and plot to use Dylan to find out why Morgan's group is in the area before making sure they are not a threat to them.
Strand, Charlie, Sarah and Wendell attempt to steal Daniel Salazar's plane, but he anticipates their move and disables it. Charlie, still in Daniel's car, begins to bond with him and watches him disarm a trap set by the man who used to own the warehouse. The walkers escape the building and he sends Charlie back to the warehouse while he lures the herd away. Strand explains how he lied about Ofelia's whereabouts and prevented him from saying goodbye before she died. At Charlie's insistence, they rescue Daniel but at the cost of the plane. Daniel appears to forgive Strand and gives the group use of his warehouse while he continues his mission.
At the same time, Morgan and Alicia learn process that Max and Annie set up previous walker barriers to scare people away. After saving them after death, they learn that they are part of a larger group of kids, the children of the people who died of radiation sickness at a nearby camp. At the same time, Dylan and Luciana repair the truck stop's long-range antenna and contact Strand who informs them of the plane's fate. Dylan, inspired by Luciana, suggests that they repair their crashed plane to escape.
After being kidnapped, Al meets a young woman named Isabelle who works for the mysterious group with the helicopter. Al hides her tape and coerces Isabelle to keep her alive before another team shows up. Despite repeated attempts to answers out of Isabelle, she remains secretive only saying they focus on the future and rebuilding to the point that its mission is more important than anything and anyone. After getting fuel for the helicopter, Al eventually leads Isabelle to the tape and destroys it, but Isabelle cannot bring herself to kill her due to their mutual attraction. On the promise not to say anything about the encounter, the two go their separate ways. Al reunites with Morgan, Alicia and Annie's group.
Morgan's group brings the plane wreckage to the truck stop and set to work repairing it with the help of the Annie's group. However, the plane's propellers break in an attempt to start it up, leaving them scrambling to find a solution. Annie decides to take the other children and leave and explains the events surrounding the loss of their parents at the camp the group found. Alicia decides to search for them despite understanding their mentality. Strand and Charlie arrive to help with new propellers using Jim Brauer's old hot air balloon. However, the balloon crashes in a field in the radioactive zone.
Dwight and John continue the search for Sherry. John finds a note from Sherry asking for Dwight to give up the search, but lies to him about it.
Grace contacts Morgan to reveal that the power plant's second reactor is going to soon meltdown. They come up with a plan to use the truck stop's generator to delay the meltdown, but Grace does not believe it can be stopped completely. Rather than risk Morgan's life, Grace heads off on her own to try to buy them time.
John and Dwight continue their search for Sherry until they run of gas. Running out of time before the meltdown, John tells Dwight the truth. Though Dwight decides to keep hope alive that he will find Sherry, he rededicates himself to helping John return to his friends.
Charlie and Strand take cover from the herd using the balloon until Morgan rescues them and they continue to repair the plane. Al and June retrieve fuel from Isabelle's drop zone without revealing how she knew about it. Later, Morgan aids Grace in repairing the generator, delaying the meltdown. Morgan convinces Grace to not give up on living and she joins them.
Meanwhile, Alicia reaches the camp of Annie's group and struggles to convince them to leave. After a herd arrives and breaks their fence, Annie agrees to join them in leaving the area. Alicia draws the herd away, but is exposed to a potentially fatal dose of radiation when she gets splashed in the face with the blood of a radioactive walker she kills.
The power plant melts down and the containment building explodes releasing a cloud of radioactive dust into the air that threatens the group. Each member struggles to return to the plane before the cloud reach them. Alicia is decontaminated by Grace, but is left unsure of how much radiation she absorbed or its future effects on her health. They make it make to the plane along with John and Dwight as the plane takes off. With the help of Daniel, Sarah and Wendell are able to create a runway using Christmas lights for the plane to land. Their happy reunion is short when Morgan gets a call for help and Logan arrives seeking their help. Apparently remorseful over his past actions, Logan warns that they must find the place where Polar Bear was making oil before his former crew does as it is their only chance of reaching the people who need their help.
In a found-footage style, Althea interviews the group to create a documentary for others to find so that they can help others. One story on the tape is where Morgan and others help a woman, Tess, get medicine for her son and convince her to leave her house since the outbreak occurred. She stays with Morgan's onward.
A survivor named Wes finishes watching the tape as Logan's crew shows up and take his gas and destroy his motorcycle before leaving.
Morgan, Dwight, and Grace receive a call from someone who is bit and wants them to kill him before he turns. At the mall, Grace passes out and thinks the radiation sickness is kicking in. Getting trapped in the mall, they decide to hold out until Dwight returns with medical supplies. They eventually find the man and they allow him to see a nighttime sky before he passes away peacefully. Grace decides to continue living instead of focusing on when she may die.
As Dwight returns to the caravan, he encounters Rollie, one of Logan's men, and is captured. After taunting Dwight about Sherry, he turns the tables but rather than kill him, Dwight spares Rollie and sends him on his way.
As the caravan arrives, Morgan leaves on a run without telling Grace his true feelings towards her.
Alicia and Strand come across Wes after he finally calls for help. They agree to help him get something from his shelter only to discover his attempt to kill someone who stole from him. Wes doesn't believe that they are wasting their time helping people and walks off after he kills the thief. During this event, Alicia struggles with maintaining her "no kill" rule, fearing that she will become what she used to be. Elsewhere, Morgan and Althea hear the distress call from Alicia and Strand and attempt to assist only to be hindered by Logan. He nearly tackles him into the truck and holds his stick to his neck but Al stops him. The two groups meet up again and Wes finds a message on a tree and appears to have a change of heart.
Charlie finds Rabbi Jacob Kessner in his synagogue and decides to spend the night. After helping him fix a light bulb, Charlie believes that they can fortify the temple and make it home for her group. However, John and June say it won't work because it's too small and far from a water source. Walkers begin to breech the fences as the rabbi explains they were his congregation that he left behind after losing his faith. Charlie is forced abandon the idea after Jacob leads the walkers inside the temple to trap them inside.
Meanwhile, the caravan led by Sarah and Dwight attempt out run Logan's men until they leave without giving more chase. While everyone is relieved, Dwight believes it was a ruse. He suspicions are confirmed when Logan and his crew arrive at Tank Town.
At Tank Town, Logan's group and the oil crew are at a standoff where the latter is forced to give them all of their barrels before leaving. However, the smoke and fire from the process is attracting a herd and chaos soon follows. Logan's drew leave him to die but he is rescued by Sarah and they hide out in a trailer. Elsewhere, Alicia and Strand try to save a woman, Janis, from death. However, Logan believes they won't make it and encourages Janis to shoot herself rather than suffer a painful death. Wes saves her in the nick of time inspired by Alicia to help instead of kill.
The next day, Logan decides he and his crew to change but are mercilessly gunned down by another group. Virginia introduces herself and her motives and how Logan was a liability. Outnumbered, Luciana agrees to help them make oil in exchange for letting the others go.
Al and Morgan encounter a Tom who is on the run from Virginia's people and searching for his sister Janis. After hearing familiar phrases from him, Al believes this group might be the same group as Isabelle or at least a different sec. They break into a complex and are later caught after not finding Janis. Virginia knows nothing about a helicopter group and has Morgan's stick repaired in good faith but they turn down the same offer she made to the others in their group though her offer still stands. Attempting to reconcile with Grace, he learns that she is ill.
Virginia creates a documentary of her own to lure people to join her group, causing Morgan's group to begin creating a new documentary to counter Virginia's message. Grace's condition worsens, though June is unable to tell if it is due to the radiation poisoning or not. Though Tom is reunited with his sister, it is short lived. Virginia makes her offer once more but summons a herd on them for refusing. They attempt to move the convey across the bridge only to lose Tom and their tanker of gas. The despondent group head to a Old West-style theme park only to find it overrun with walkers. Left with no other options, Morgan calls Virginia for her help.
After contacting Virginia, the group clear the park and attempt to use the walkers as a way to keep Virginia from causing trouble but seeing Luciana with them causes them to abandon the plan and drive the herd into a river with rapids. In the remaining time they have until Virginia arrives, Al discovers the group previously staying at the park was wiped by Virginia and John marries June. Upon her arrival, the group is split up and when everyone leaves, she attempts to kill Morgan as he's a liability leaving him shot in the chest. Two soon learn that Grace is not sick but pregnant. Satisfied knowing that Virginia was wrong about them, he broadcasts a message to his friends to "just live" as walkers begin to close in on him.
- Beckett (Alive, Confirmed Fate; Zombified)
- Jesse (Confirmed Fate)
- Ryan (Confirmed Fate)
- Kristian (Confirmed Fate)
- Danny (Confirmed Fate)
- Misty (Confirmed Fate)
- Michael Sherman (Alive, Confirmed Fate; Zombified)
- Robert Deeley (Alive, Confirmed Fate; Zombified)
- Jesse Szewczyk-Przygocki (Confirmed Fate)
- Ben (Alive, Confirmed Fate; Zombified)
- Derek (Confirmed Fate)
- Bleeding Man
- Serena (Flashback)
- Shelby (Zombified)
- Max, Annie, and Dylan's parents (Confirmed Fate)
- 1 deer
- At least 35-36 unnamed power plant workers (Alive, Confirmed Fate; Zombified)
- Many unnamed Camp Cackleberry survivors (Alive, Confirmed Fate; Zombified, Off-Screen)
- Multiple unnamed people (Alive, Confirmed Fate; Zombified)
- 2 unnamed rock climbers (Alive, Confirmed Fate; Zombified)
- 1 cow
- 23 unnamed congregation members (Zombified)
- Many unnamed congregation members (Alive, Confirmed Fate)
- 4 unnamed members of Logan's crew
- At least 5 unnamed Pioneers (Alive, Confirmed Fate; Zombified)
- Many unnamed Humbug's Gulch survivors (Alive, Confirmed Fate; Zombified)
- 1 horse
- Below are the changes made to the main cast in this season:
- Alexa Nisenson (Charlie) has been upgraded to series regular after recurring appearances.
- Austin Amelio (Dwight) and Karen David (Grace) are cast as series regulars for their first appearance this season.
- Rubén Blades (Daniel) is reinstated to the opening credits in "Here to Help".
- It has been confirmed that this season takes place sometime during the time skip between "Wrath" and "A New Beginning" of The Walking Dead.
- Dwight (Austin Amelio) has been confirmed to be the second crossover character coming from The Walking Dead.
- Goldberg and Chambliss announced on Talking Dead that a couple of months have passed since "... I Lose Myself".
- Gimple confirmed that the Helicopter Group from The Walking Dead will be a part of the first half of this season's storyline.
- It has been confirmed that Colman Domingo, who plays Victor Strand, directed the third episode of this season.
- This is the first season of Fear The Walking Dead to have no main character deaths.
- It is similar to the first season of The Walking Dead, where they have no main character deaths.
- ↑ https://deadline.com/2018/07/fear-the-walking-dead-season-5-renewal-amc-tca-1202435833/
- ↑ https://comicbook.com/thewalkingdead/2019/04/04/fear-the-walking-dead-when-season-5-takes-place-walking-dead-producer-showrunners-reveal/
- ↑ https://comicbook.com/thewalkingdead/2019/04/05/the-walking-dead-rick-grimes-helicopter-story-extends-fear-walking-dead-season-5-scott-gimple/