Fear the Walking Dead Season 5: Althea Finds Help in Exclusive New Clip

Maggie Grace's Althea finds herself in a bit of a jam in this new clip from Fear the Walking Dead Season 5 Episode 5.

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Few franchises are as good at finding inventive uses for zombies than Fear the Walking Dead. Still, in Fear the Walking Dead season 5 the show has outdone itself.

After a premiere that saw the world’s first game of zombie Red Rover, Fear the Walking Dead season 5 episode 5 “The End of Everything” has seemingly cast a zombie as one of those St. Bernards with the helpful barrel on its neck. In this exclusive new clip, when Althea finds herself in a tight spot, she calls out for an unlikely helper. Give it a look below.

“Hey! Hey baldy! Over here, baldy!” Althea (Maggie Grace) says to a follicle-challenged walker as she is tied up in the back of a car. Althea has been M.I.A. for a few episodes now and “The End of Everything” will finally fill in some blanks on her journey. The episode description reads: “Althea chases a story with dogged determination, putting the mission, and her life in danger.”

That’s a hell of a journalist, pursuing every lead even if it means that you end up retrained in the back seat of an abandoned van. Thankfully, Althea has gotten pretty good at this whole survival thing. This use of a zombie as a tool is an ingenious one. The zombie wants to eat Althea’s face and Althea wants the barbed wire wrapped around its body to cut herself loose. It’s truly a marriage of convenience. As we see at clip’s end, however, the arrangement works a lot better for Althea than it does the zombie. Baldy meets his end at the hands of a slamming car door.

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Still, all of this begs the question: what’s going on? Or as Althea puts it “What the hell were you protecting?”

Guess we’ll find out when Fear the Walking Dead season 5 episode 5 “The End of Everything” premieres at 9 p.m. on Sunday, June 30.

Alec Bojalad is TV Editor at Den of Geek and TCA member. Read more of his stuff here. Follow him at his creatively-named Twitter handle @alecbojalad