***This interview contains spoilers for 7.07***
This season of Fear the Walking Dead
viewers have felt that Strand has become much more ruthless, murdering people without thought. According to Colman Domingo, who stars as Victor Strand in the series, his character has always rode a fine line and been the antihero. “I think, in many ways, he has suppressed his own instincts,” the actor told Jamie Ruby of SciFi Vision in an exclusive interview, “but when he's let his own instincts thrive, he's seen the success of it.
“…Now, with this fallout, it's an opportunity for a clean slate. He just doing the math. He's like, ‘Well, I've done all these things, and I'm still a survivor. There must be a good reason for it. Why don't I decide to explore what it's like to do things the way I see fit and to have a civilization the way I believe it should operate, and not suppress it?’
“…So, this is the first time we see him living under his own operating systems, and it’s thriving. It may be harsh…[but] it's a working civilization, and he’s absolutely the head of it. The way he's doing it, it's very complicated, but the thing that he knows, is, at the day, it's working.”
The actor does believe, however, that Strand is being affected by his actions, even if he doesn’t think he is, and we will see how that plays out this season.