Tonight on AMC, Fear the Walking Dead returns at 10:10 p.m. Eastern, and will air until 11:17 p.m. The show that many people now believe has actually surpassed The Walking Dead will also be welcoming a new cast member: Morgan. You’ll definitely want to watch this one live if you can. We have all the details on how to watch the premiere online via live stream. Read on below.
How to Watch a Live Stream of Tonight’s Premiere of ‘Fear the Walking Dead’
If you don’t have cable or can’t get to a TV, you can watch Fear the Walking Dead on AMC live on your computer, phone, tablet or other streaming device by signing up for one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
DirecTV Now: AMC is now part of all four of DirecTV Now’s channel packages. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial no matter what channel bundle you choose, and you can then watch AMC live on your computer via the DirecTV Now website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the DirecTV Now app.
FuboTV: AMC is also part of Fubo’s main channel package. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial, and you can then watch AMC live on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the FuboTV app.
Sling TV: AMC is part of the selection on both the “Sling Orange” and “Sling Blue” channel packages. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial of either, and you can then watch AMC live on your computer via the Sling TV website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Sling TV app
In addition to being able to watch AMC live via the above streaming services, you can also watch on your computer via AMC.com, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the AMC app. You’ll need to sign in to a TV provider to watch this way, but you can use your DirecTV Now credentials to do that.
If you miss live streaming Fear the Walking Dead tonight, your opportunity isn’t over. Full videos of each episode are typically available the day after the show airs, for a limited time, for people with a cable subscription. You can go directly to the episodes here. (Note: Every now and then during AMC premieres, AMC surprises fans by allowing them to watch the complete episode on AMC, after it airs, for free. You can try that for Fear the Walking Dead’s premiere if you miss the live viewing, to see if they’re offering the same opportunity again.)
The episode will also be available the day after it airs in a variety of formats. You can find the premiere On Demand. If you don’t have a cable subscription, you can still watch the episode by purchasing it iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, and Xbox. On Amazon, viewers who pre-order the season will receive the episodes the day after they broadcast.
Preparing for Tonight
If you need a little synopsis on how Fear Season 3 ended, we have the details for you. The finale ended with two back-to-back episodes. The last episode kept featuring a weird hallucination/dream that Madison was having of her at Christmas, in a cabin in the middle of nowhere, with Nick and Luciana holding a baby. Alicia’s name was on a grave, and Madison was left alone. Her hallucination, although very different from the strange flash forwards we saw in Season 8 of The Walking Dead, also had a familiar feel.
Back in the present day, Nick and Madison are having a serious disagreement over her decision to kill Troy (which no one was expecting.) Nick is concerned she might kill him one day if he does something she doesn’t approve of. But to her, Troy was far too much of a threat, after all he had done.
Meanwhile, Lola leaves an injured Daniel (who was shot by Victor) in a hiding place at the dam, while Alicia treats John after a surgery. John, the leader of the Proctors, reveals that he knows she somehow knows Victor, so she tells him the back story about how Victor helped the family escape LA. She says she hopes her mom is at the dam. John reveals that yes, Madison is there, and a deal was in place to spare her life. But the deal was broken and he doesn’t know if she’s alive anymore. Alicia promises she will continue working for John if he spares Madison, and go to Houston with him.
Victor planned to smuggle Madison and Nick out of the dam, which is now under siege by the Proctors, in workers’ uniforms. Victor’s plan is falling apart. They’re exposed when he tries to sneak them across the bridge. So John takes everyone back to an office in the dam, letting Alicia and Madison reunite. But John finds out that Nick was the one who warned the dam about the coming invasion, and now he feels like he just has to kill everyone. So he lets everyone say their last goodbyes and marches them to the bridge.
But Nick has taken Victor’s detonator. Now he’s in control. He says that Victor must take Madison and Alicia to a boat upstream, giving them a headstart when John follows them. Nick isn’t afraid to die. During all of this, Daniel makes his way onto the bridge too.
Nick watches his family leaving on a boat. John tries to change Nick’s mind about blowing everyone up, but Nick wants the people to have the water again. The Proctors try to take the detonator back, but they are shot by Walker and Crazy Dog. Nick pushes the button anyway, destroying the dam. Madison and Alicia and Victor are sucked into a current, into a hole in the dam, down a waterfall. Walker and Crazy Dog head north. Madison finds herself on solid ground. She can’t see Alicia or Victor anywhere. We know Madison is alive at the end, but we don’t know about Alicia, Nick, or Victor.