He's appeared out of nowhere during the second half of Season 1, befriended the recovering drug addict, Nick Clark, and escorted a bunch of complete strangers to his multi-million dollar mansion. Oh, and he has a yacht named Abigail which he has offered up as an escape route. As we said, suspicious...
Anyway, with Strand now confirmed as a series regular for Season 2, we're sure to learn a lot more about what makes him tick. Does he know something the rest of the troupe doesn't? Why has he been so secretive about his past? And what does he see in Nick?
The first time we saw Strand, he was giving away a swanky wristwatch to a National Guard soldier in exchange for information - he had already worked out that trinkets and shiny objects were going to be no use in this 'new world'. But how did he know this? Strand looks very much like a 'friends in high places' kinda guy, remarkably similar to Grumpy in Flight 462! Do you think they know each other? Will they reunite at some point during Season 2 of Fear?
Strand might well be playing the most important role of all in Season 2. He's a manipulator, he's a talented word-smith, and he knows exactly how to get what he wants. For some of the more vulnerable members of the Clark / Manawa / Salazar troupe (Nick and Chris?), this could spell trouble.
It's hard to imagine a situation where a son would turn against his own mother, but the introduction of Strand makes that a very real possibility for Nick and Madison. We've already confessed to knowing the square root of nothing about Strand, but he seems like the kind of person who follows the motto: "Look after number one," which definitely signifies danger for anyone caught in the crossfire. He's going to a major character in 2016 - and key points of the plot will probably hinge on his decision-making. Hopefully the Fear writers won't keep their cards too close to their chests regarding Strand. It's intriguing having such a mysterious character on set, but that interest will only last so long!
Who do you think Strand is really?
based on a Melty article