Victor Strand, a character from Fear The Walking Dead, makes his return in Season 8 after being absent for some time. In episode 7, it is revealed that Strand's backstory during the seven-year time skip includes him arriving in Georgia with other survivors from Texas. He abandoned his villainous ways and changed his identity to Anton. He joined a community at the Emissary Suites hotel, fell in love with a man named Frank, and became a father figure to Frank's son, Klaus. Strand has become a leader within the community and promotes second chances for survivors. He also rehabilitates birds in honor of Alicia, another character from the show.