Season 4B of Fear the Walking Dead will pick up some time after Madison's (Kim Dickens) death. Our survivors have found a new place to live where they're all close enough to each other to help if necessary but not so close that they're a community. There's still some bad blood between June (Jenna Elfman) and Charlie (Alexa Nisenson) and Madison's people after two of the three Clarks died, you know? And even within the smaller groups not everyone is together. Luciana (Danay Garcia) and Strand (Colman Domingo) are living in a mansion where they're raiding the wine cellar every day, and they don't see much of Alicia (Alycia Debnam-Carey), who's living in the greenhouse and growing isolated from humanity.
Meanwhile, Morgan (Lennie James) has decided to go back to Alexandria. He's enlisted Al (Maggie Grace) to drive him, and he's trying to convince the others to come with him. In this clip, he makes his pitch to Alicia, who he finds killing walkers with her sharpened gun barrel by herself at a fence at the edge of the property. Someone has been tacking notes begging for help to the walkers' bodies, and Alicia is trying to figure out where the notes are coming from. Morgan, who has seen this kind of behavior before in himself, is skeptical that she'll be able to help.
"There's no way of telling when these were written or if whoever wrote them is even still alive," he says. "But there's other ways to do what it is you're trying to do. Strand, Luciana, they said they haven't seen you for weeks."
"Yeah, well, they won't help me with this," she says.
"That's not what I mean," he answers. "I'm heading back east in the morning. Heading back where I came from, and I think you should come along. I think it would be good for you, and I think you could do a lot of good there."
She's not interested now, but maybe she'll change her mind, especially if she does get herself hurt, like he worries she will.
I wouldn't take this scene to mean "Alicia will cross over to The Walking Dead," at least not any time soon, but it's still significant as the first time Fear has brought up the possibility of sending its characters to the mothership.
Fear the Walking Dead Season 4B premieres Sunday, Aug. 12 at 9/8c.