This article contains spoilers for Season 8, Episode 6 of Fear the Walking Dead.
The final season of Fear the Walking Dead wrapped up its first half this week and potentially had one of the most cryptic endings seen yet in the series.
At the end of the episode, a mysterious person fiddles with a radio as they listen to Maddison Clark’s public voice message. It’s unclear as to who this person could be but we know who it definitely won’t be at the very least.
What stands out the most during this brief scene is that three objects that belong to three past characters of the franchise are displayed prominently on-screen. Just before the mysterious person picks them all up and packs them away.
See below for each object and who they belong to.
Victor Strand’s Sunglasses
The first out of three objects placed into the mysterious bag is just an ordinary pair of sunglasses. However, as many fans have also noticed, this seems to be a nod to Victor Strand who used to wear them on an every-episodic basis.
It’s unlikely that Strand is being set up here to be the main villain. It also hasn’t been confirmed as to if this is true or not. They could technically be anyone’s shades.
Troy Otto’s Hammer
Second out of the three objects is a hammer that looks identical to the hammer used by Maddison Clark to kill Troy Otto in season 3 of Fear the Walking Dead.
This seems to be hinting that the final six episodes will have something to do with the long-awaited fans’ hope for Troy’s return to the series. More on that below.
Alicia Clark’s Mechanical Bone Arm
Interestingly the final and third object is Alicia Clark’s mechanical bone arm as seen during her final outing in season 7 of Fear the Walking Dead.
Could the show’s mid-season ending be setting up to see the return of Alicia? Her cryptic ending never fully made it clear as to if she survived or not. Leaving her status in the universe currently unknown which typically means she’s probably alive.
As she walks off into the distance during her so-called final episode. Alicia can still be seen wearing her bone arm which raises the question as to how this mysterious person managed to get their hands on it.
Who Is That During The FTWD Mid-Season Finale?
As to who the mysterious person is at the ending of Fear the Walking Dead season 8, episode 6, is still anyone’s guess as it has yet to be confirmed.
Many observant viewers have pointed out that this could be a female, judging by the hands and long blonde-ish hair dropping down in-frame.
However, that’s not to say that this isn’t Troy Otto in this scene, hands and hair come in all shapes, sizes, lengths, etc.
Whether or not this is indeed Troy in the scene itself. It’s pretty clear that the series will most likely be bringing Troy back to be the final-ever villain of the series. This mysterious person, if not Troy, could just be one of his goons.
That’s to say that Troy is even a villain at all. Maybe he has changed his ways and wants to reunite with Madison to provide his services.
On the other hand, it would be extremely awesome to wrap up the final season by putting this fan theory to rest once and for all.
You can watch the closing scene of the episode below.
Read our mid-season finale review: ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ Season 8 Episode 6 Spoiler Review: “Ultimate Fan Payoff”
You can catch up on the final season of Fear the Walking Dead on AMC+