Sunday night's Fear the Walking Dead episode, "Los Muertos," might have just changed everything. With the gang chilling in Tijuana, it was revealed that a new character named Alejandro, a pharmacist playing doctor/leader for the community, survived a zombie bite. His claim was substantiated but Luciana, and his shoulder was later revealed to be scarred.
In the six years of the Walking Dead TV show and the 13 years of the comic book, this is a first. In the existing mythology, a zombie bite is always fatal, barring the select times when a character was able to immediately amputate the bitten limb.
Producer Dave Erickson told ComicBook.com of Alejandro and his story:
"He already had this admiration, and his following, and people who gravitated towards him as a community leader. The story of the bite is something that has galvanized this community and really drawn them that much closer because they believe there's something, to say the least, something special about him. Yeah, there's a very specific story line that's going to play out and it has a lot to do with questions of faith, and questions of trust, and specifically Nick's relationship with his new father figure."
Fear the Walking Dead will definitely continue probing the question of whether Alejandro's immune to zombie bites, knows about a cure or is just flat-out lying, likely to increase his hold on the people of Tijuana. "Yes, it's going to be answered," Erickson said, "but it's going to take a little bit of time.'"
"Los Muertos" was the second episode since the spinoff series started the back half of Season 2 after a four-month break. Six episodes remain.