“Is Anybody Out There?”
Flashback: The gang’s at the dam taking turns on the radio trying to reach out to strangers who might need help. After days of no response, Morgan finally makes contact with a man named Logan, who he promises to help. Flash forward and we see Logan at the dam. His people tell him they’ve searched everywhere for what they’re looking for, and will kill him if they don’t find it.
Alicia takes a hot shower off of Grace’s truck and furiously tries to rinse off the contaminated blood. As the nuclear plant sirens continue to ring, Grace tells Alicia they have to leave soon. A herd of walkers appears on the road and Morgan radios Luciana to tell her they’ll try to lead them away as they prepare the plane and runway. Elsewhere, John hot-wires a car and drives him and Dwight away.
While leading the walkers away, Alicia tells Morgan she’s sorry she couldn’t kill any more of them and he tells her she shouldn’t be sorry. They stop the truck as the walkers pass by and head towards the siren. Suddenly, the siren stops, and the nuclear plant explodes. The walkers then turn to their truck as Grace tries to drive away. She hits a car on the barricade and gets stuck, forcing everyone to make a run for it.
Sarah comes across Logan on the road and asks him if he can help her light the runway for her friends. He reminds her he has stayed alive by NOT sticking his neck out, so he declines and drives off. Elsewhere, John and Dwight’s car stalls out. June radios John and vows to come get him but he tells her not to, and makes her promise to get on the plane whether he makes it back or not. Echoing Sherry’s note, John tells her she’s his reason to live and he wants her to have a reason to live, too. John hatches a plan to return to Sherry’s car.
Morgan, Alicia, and Grace sprint onto the air field with the walkers close behind. Morgan radios Luciana to tell everyone to get ready to fly but she says John and Dwight aren’t here yet, so Morgan asks them to help him fight the walkers. On the other airstrip, Daniel arrives to help Sarah and Wendall light the runway.
Morgan and the gang back pedal to the plane as the walkers close in. Strand tells Alicia that Madison would be proud of her as June tells Morgan she made John a promise and they have to get on the plane. Morgan and the gang make a run for the plane as John and Dwight Tokyo Drift their way past the walkers in Sherry’s van. Everyone makes it on the plane safely as a wall of smoke from the reactor fills the runway. Strand and Al steer through it and make it into open air. June tells John she didn’t want to leave and he comforts her.
In the air, Grace breaks Morgan’s stick in half and chucks it out of the plane to avoid contamination. Morgan thanks her but doesn’t look pleased. John tells June he worried he would never talk to her again and doesn’t want to waste another moment. He fashions a candy wrapper into a ring, gets down on one knee, and proposes. She gleefully says yes and the two kiss.
That night, Sarah, Wendall, and Daniel finish the lights on the tarmac as the plane gets closer. Strand sees the lights and tells the other to come look. Suddenly, Wendall spots a walker and kills it with his wheelchair spikes. Then another walker approaches and trips the runway lights. On cue, the plane runs out of fuel and Wendall’s forced to jump out of his chair to fix it. The plane roars toward the dark runway as Wendall fixes the lights at the last second, allowing the plane to finally land.
Morgan embraces Sarah and introduces her to Grace. He then meets Daniel for the first time as everyone else gets introduced. Alicia spots Daniel and runs up to hug him. He apologizes to her for what happened and she promises to make things better. She introduces him to Dwight, who Daniel says needs a haircut. Charlie hugs him as Strand approaches. Daniel tells Strand he was wrong and Strand says, “We all are sometimes.”
Suddenly, a woman contacts Morgan on the radio, asking if that was his plane flying overhead. She’s seen his boxes and wants his help. The communication cuts out as Logan interrupts the signal and says they need to chat. He pulls up in an old truck as everyone focuses their guns on him. He tells them the gasoline is going bad and that Clayton wrote down an oil rig location – that’s why he went to the mill. He says if they hand over his journal he’ll help them find it. They’re skeptical, but he makes the case they won’t be able to help anyone without it. Finally, he suggests if they don’t, “they” will beat them to it.
What did you guys think of Fear the Walking Dead’s Mid-Season 5 Finale? Let us know in the comments and make sure to tune in August 11th when it returns!