Fear The Walking Dead recap, season 4 episode 11: The Code

Aaron Stanford as Jim, Lennie James as Morgan Jones - Fear the Walking Dead _ Season 4, Episode 11 - Photo Credit: Ryan Green/AMC
Aaron Stanford as Jim, Lennie James as Morgan Jones - Fear the Walking Dead _ Season 4, Episode 11 - Photo Credit: Ryan Green/AMC /

On the latest Fear The Walking Dead, Morgan found himself hitting another obstacle on his journey back to Virginia, all because he took shelter in a truck during the storm.

As exciting as it was to hear of Morgan venturing home to Virginia, the latest setbacks plaguing his mission give us the impression that he might not make it. Morgan’s intention was to take his new friends from Fear The Walking Dead back with him but they’ve been separated and there’s no telling if he’ll find them again.

In Season 4, Episode 11, the episode begins with Morgan taking shelter in a truck. He finds supplies inside, takes his share, and falls asleep. When Morgan wakes up, he finds the truck has been moved and he’s at a truck-stop in Mississippi. The place is stocked with supplies of every kind, though they’re not an untapped source of goods.

The supplies were actually placed in the truck-stop and at those various highway markers by a group of people with a very simple credo, “take what you need, leave what you don’t,”.  Morgan speaks to one of the people responsible on a radio but can’t discern who’s on the other end of the line. Their conversation is brief and it ends with Morgan getting comfortable in the store.

After a small while, Morgan uses the restroom and he sits inside a stall awkwardly, almost as if a functioning restroom was a distant memory to him. While sitting there, he hears someone outside of the stall and they have a gun. Morgan comes out with his hands up, talking the potential shooter down. Though, he’s not as personable as Morgan.

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Outside of the restroom, Morgan converses with Wendall (Daryl Mitchell) about his purpose in that truck-stop and how he got there. Morgan’s explanation is interrupted by Sarah (Mo Collins) walking in. She introduces herself as Wendall’s twin sister despite being of two different races.

Neither Wendall or Sarah elaborate but their relationship is likely defined by a bond similar to Rick and Daryl’s on The Walking Dead. They share no blood relation but their adventures/struggles in the apocalypse have strengthened their bond to the point that they consider one another family, giving reason to why Wendall and Sarah define themselves as brother and sister.

The bad news about Wendall and Sarah is that they’re not forthcoming with their intentions. They impersonate the group delivering supplies to mile markers around the country and trick Morgan into believing they’re good people. He believes them to be worthy allies and invites them back to Alexandria with him. But before he can go back, Morgan has to pick up his other friends so he leaves again.

Morgan takes a car and begins heading to Texas but stops at one point. He doesn’t encounter anything startling or shocking but something dawns on him. He starts putting the pieces together in his head and stops himself. It’s unclear why but Morgan turns around and heads to Virginia without John, Al, June, Charlie, Luciana, Victor, or Alicia.

Will Morgan be able to find his friends before heading home?

On his way back, Morgan encounters a man with a bag on his head and hands tied behind his back. He’s running from a group of walkers that are surrounding him. Fortunately for the bagged man, Morgan comes to his rescue and mercies the walkers before they can devour him.

Once it’s all taken care of, Morgan unmasks the man and he introduces himself as Jim (Aaron Stanford). Morgan is apprehensive of Jim but listens to his story. Jim explains that he’s a beer brewer who was kidnapped by a pair of thieves. They wanted his recipes but Jim refused to give it to them so they bagged him and threw him to the wolves—or to the walkers. Morgan believes his story and heads back to meet up with Wendall and Sarah.

When Morgan and Jim get close to Sarah’s truck, Jim is startled by it. He doesn’t have enough time to explain but Jim manages to tell Morgan that they’re the ones who wanted to kidnap him. Not a second later, Wendall and Sarah ambush them.

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Lennie James as Morgan Jones – Fear the Walking Dead _ Season 4, Episode 9 – Photo Credit: Ryan Green/AMC /

Unable to weasel out of the situation, they come clean and explain their intentions. Wendall and Sarah then attempt to coerce Morgan into giving up Alexandria’s location but he refuses. Not needing him to talk, Sarah ties Morgan up in the back of the truck with Jim. They begin driving towards Virginia even without Morgan’s help.

On the way there, they encounter some trouble. The truck they’re driving is too heavy to maneuver across an unpaved road so Sarah unloads half of the truck’s contents. While they’re unloading, a pack of walkers sneaks up on them. Jim panics and pushes Morgan down a ditch right into another horde. Morgan isn’t devoured but they surround and force him to struggle his way up the bridge. He can’t seem to get a grip and slides back towards their hungry mouths.

Just when he’s about to give up, Morgan takes one last stride and jumps on to a vehicle stranded in the embankment. It’s not much higher off the ground but the roof is high enough to keep him safe. Morgan asks Wendall and Jim for help in getting off the car but they refuse. Morgan yells at them, begging them to come back, but they don’t. At this point, Morgan’s death seems assured.

The good news is that Morgan’s claims of not dying are true. Somehow, he gains enough momentum to jump onto the nearby embankment. The distance doesn’t make a huge difference but on the embankment, Morgan finds the tools he needs to cut himself loose and end the walkers stalking him. He then gets back to his mission.

On the road, he encounters Wendall and Sarah again. They try to coerce him into giving up Alexandria’s location but he offers them a deal instead. Neither Wendall or Sarah are receptive to the offer, though they eventually agree. And part of their deal requires them to return the boxes they took from the mile markers.

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As they’re driving towards Texas, Morgan gives an inspirational speech to the person Wendall and Sarah stole the truck from, explaining that they’re using the truck for good. However, the person listening to Morgan isn’t the one who delivered the boxes.

On the other end of the line, a slightly deranged woman sits listening. She’s played by Tonya Pinkins and first appears as she’s writing the good samaritan credo onto a walker’s face. This scene doesn’t provide many clues as to who she is but she’s headed to Texas, too.

Fear The Walking Dead airs Sundays on AMC. Season 4, Episode 12, “Weak,” airs on September 2, 2018.