Morgan Jones heads west, leaving Alexandria where a street gets eventually named ‘Morgan Sreet’ in his honour (featured in The Walking Dead season 10), to escape other people and the sorrow their loss brings him. He walks and he drives, as featured in his appearance for the first time in Fear the Walking Dead season 4.

Yet he finds new people. Yet he brings with him his reinstated code not to harm others: not to kill. This is more than a moral stance, it is a practice in memory of Eastman, who saved Morgan and yet who died trying. A further part of Eastman’s code was to bury the dead and mark their graves.

So when Morgan reaches Texas, he encounters a dying man in a car. Morgan tries to help him but the man refuses help, asserting that everyone is alonne.

Later, having met John Dorrie and Al, he tries to head off on his own once more. He spies one of the walkers and realises it is the same man whom earlier he had tried to save. After despatched, Morgan buries him. Being human is about caring for the living, caring for the dead, but also Morgan’s humanity, taught by Eastman, is to care for the undead too by, where possible, affording them a respectful burial. And in the world of TWD and FTWD, that means inhumation burial.

And so we see the connection between The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead not only exhibited in the introduction of a new character, but in a shared ontology and morality in dealing with the dead and the undead. Doing so honours the udead individual, freeing them from their half-life, but also it serves to commemorate those whom Morgan has lost: his wife, his son, and his friends.