We are a few weeks removed now from the Fear the Walking Dead midseason finale, and some viewers may still be wrestling with that baffling cliffhanger. Showrunner Dave Erickson admits that he, too, sympathizes with the frustrations of viewers, and suggests that, as the characters become more familiar with the zombie apocalypse, they will make fewer dumb decisions.
Probably the most baffling development in the midseason finale was the character assassination of Nick, the character played by Frank Dillane (who was recently arrested for a baffling assault). After successfully transforming Nick from a junkie teenager spending much of the first season looking for a fix into one of the smarter, more capable characters, his character arc took a hard right turn into Crazytown. In just two episodes, Nick fell under the influence of Celia and got it in his head that the zombies were these mystical beings who represented the next stage of life. At the end of the midseason finale, Nick decided to abandon his family and basically go live with the walkers and become some sort of zombie cult leader.
Recently, showrunner Dave Erickson offered that the midseason premiere will explain why he made that decision.