We predicted an unexpected meeting for June in season 6 of Fear The Walking Dead, and it’s done since episode 13 was not only titled “JD” for the John Dorie we know, but also for John Dorie senior, his father. Shortly after the death of John, killed by Dakota, his father returns to the series by an increasingly suspicious combination of circumstances – but we are starting to get used to it … It is thanks to him that we learn a little more about Teddy and the cult he has set up, which dates back to well before the start of the year. zombie apocalypse.
Followers of the “The End is the Beginning” mantra are more numerous and older than previously thought, and John’s father has been on Teddy’s trail for many years after having dealt with him when he was. police officer. The arrival of this new character therefore not only allows us to learn more about John and his past, but also about the enemies of the group.. Enough to advance the story as we approach slowly but surely the last episode of the season. John Dorie senior will also be part of it since he joins, with June, the community built by Morgan at the end of the episode.
Despite some tensions during their meeting, the 2 characters hook up quite quickly thanks to their common love for John, and we appreciate the fact of being able to keep him alive in the series through the presence of a newcomer in addition to June. Along with the discoveries of this unexpected duo, the episode is also focused on Dwight and Sherry and their complicated history. The latter also clearly confesses to Dwight that it is only by returning to kill Negan that she can really move forward, a wish that could lead to interesting intrigues in the universe of The Walking Dead…
The couple from the original series have more time to be explored in the spin-off and if we appreciate getting to know Dwight better, we regret a certain lack of consistency in the character of Sherry, sometimes a seasoned survivor, sometimes completely reckless. . Meeting John’s father, and the history of the couple between June and John will have at least allowed him to put his own love story in perspective for what we hope will be a happy ending for her and Dwight. Even without being present, John thus glided over the whole episode thanks to his father but not only, thus allowing June to really mourn and the series to pay a beautiful tribute to a character very appreciated by the fans.
Next to this tribute, episode 13 of season 6 of Fear The Walking Dead turned out to be rather well paced but always strewn with a few questions bordering more on consistency problems than on real questions. How, in the vastness of the United States, could June have stumbled upon John’s father? Why doesn’t Morgan or any other survivor seem to care about Alicia, still a prisoner of Teddy and his cult? Why is Sherry suddenly in such a rush to go back to Virginia to kill Negan that she’s ready to kill her horse for it? The writers try to cram certain pieces of the puzzle where they don’t fit to move the story forward, and one always hopes to see a more polished ending from a universe as fascinating as that of The Walking Dead.