When Fear the Walking Dead returns for Season 4B on Sunday, it will be a very different show than it was when it left off (and it's already a completely different show than it was before Season 4).
Madison (Kim Dickens) and Nick Clark (Frank Dillane) are gone, leaving Alicia Clark (Alycia Debnam-Carey) as the only person who's survived since the pilot. Most of the rest of cast joined in Season 4, including June (Jenna Elfman), who for the first time since we met her is being honest about who she really is (previously we knew her by the fake names "Laura" and "Naomi"). There is currently no human antagonist — the Vultures of Season 4A have been wiped out — and instead the characters will be in conflict with nature itself in the form of a hurricane, something we've never seen on FTWD or The Walking Dead before.
TV Guide asked Jenna Elfman about what the storm means for 4B. She said it forces all the characters to look inward and decide what survival means to them going forward. For June, that means reconciling who she has been with who she is now and who she can be in the future. "This storm starts really taking its toll," Elfman says. "And in her history, when she's pushed that far, she runs. And she has to confront that."
The group will be separated by the storm, and the storm episodes will follow different pairs as they try to survive the tempest. June's episode will be 412, the fourth episode of the half-season, which is directed by her castmate Colman Domingo, though June's journey into the future begins in the midseason premiere.
Other characters will be trying to survive out in the elements and totally drenched for the whole episode, but June will stay mostly dry through the storm, much to Elfman's relief. "In the first half of the season I had a lot of soaking wet moments," — the time she waded through a walker-infested water park and the time she washed up at John Dorie's (Garret Dillahunt) cabin — "and surprisingly I don't think there are many scenes where I have to be totally in a state of soaking wetness," she says. "I feel like I've paid my soaking wet dues. I've earned my freedom."
Fear the Walking Dead's Season 4 midseason premiere airs Sunday, Aug. 12 at 9/8c on AMC.