Fear The Walking Dead season 8, episode 9 teases a major villain return, but it's not Troy. The show has already had several shock returns, including Charlie and Troy. The new teased returning villain has undergone character shifts, adding complexity to the final episodes. Victor Strand, who exhibited antagonistic traits early on in the show, became a villain in season 7 but has since atoned for his actions. However, in episode 9, he captures Troy's young child, hinting at his old villain persona resurfacing. This would undermine his character growth and jeopardize his relationship with his husband. Instead, the show should focus on Troy as the final villain. Fear The Walking Dead season 8, episode 10 premieres on November 12, 2023.