After watching this latest episode and all currently existing episodes of Fear the Walking Dead I began to really think about the situation the world of the Walking Dead universe is in. I haven't gotten very far into the comics yet but I have a feeling if there are any other subtle clues about what's going on it will be within them. In my best Bill Nye voice-- Consider the following:
* The entire world was "infected" with this mysterious pathogen all at once, perhaps even the exact same moment. It did not spread through any normal means. Not even an airborne virus could work that fast and effect every living person on Earth, no exceptions, that quickly.
* Humans are the only animals that are reanimated upon death. Only humans. No birds, no dogs, no cats horses or bears. It would be really ******* awesome to see an undead blue whale or something tearing apart a boat filled with survivors but no, only humans come back.
* The fact that the walkers are able to exist at all is mind boggling. It's like magic. They are dead. They don't even need their lungs or heart or tendons or anything at all to be able to get up and move around indefinitely without ever wearing down or getting tired in the slightest.
Suddenly I think back to a movie I saw once called Prometheus, which is sort of a prequel to the Alien franchise of films. In the movie, a group of future archaeologists find a relic that points them a particular star system from which the alien race that engineered humanity and seeded them on Earth were last camped out at. It wasn't their home planet. Instead, it was a staging point for a biological weapon of biblical proportions that was to be used to erase the mistake that was humanity. It simply never made it to Earth because they lost control over it and it killed them instead.
Now, originally I thought it was all Rick's comatose dreaming. A lot of other people seem to have thought that as well, but that has already been disproven and debunked a thousand times over by the series creator. He really doesn't want people to believe that because it simply is not true.
I have a feeling that after surviving against zombies and other surviving humans begins to get a bit too tired out, perhaps Rick and his people will begin to come across some really profound and whacked out things. I feel that the pathogen that is causing humans to reanimate has been within the "dark matter" of our DNA all along lying in wait, and has somehow become activated. It's like a fail safe switch for when things go horribly wrong, or a self-destruct mechanism. I'll leave it at that.
Kuwoobie will die crushed under the burden of his mediocrity.