Happy Monday TV fans! After watching AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead season 4 episode 6, I learned that it’s always a smart idea to have a contingency plan in place…just in case. While you may never need to use it, being prepared is never a bad idea. After all, having a plan is better than no plan at all. Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch the latest episode yet. In last night’s episode, “Just in Case,” John Dorie is desperate to find out what happened to his Laura/Naomi, Victor asks Madison an important question, and Alicia’s rash decision may have irreversible consequences. My top 5 moments from Fear the Walking Dead season 4 episode 6 are:
“I want answers.”
In the beginning of the episode, John Dorie and Morgan stop a man associated with the Vultures and John is not messing around. Both of his guns are out and he means business. He demands answers and when the man makes the mistake of reaching for his gun, he shoots off his fingers. John is still clearly grieving over the news that his love, Laura is gone and wants to know what happened to her. In a revealing moment, he explains to Morgan that he just wants to know that she didn’t suffer, which allows us to fall in love with John Dorie all over again. His good heart has been broken and while the pieces may never come back together, he still wants to do right by her and protect her memory.
“Cause I know who you are. That and I really like drinking with you.”
We flash to the past and Victor’s guilt has been slowly eating away at him, as he knows he lied to Madison and feels like he is not worthy. Madison and Victor sit down to have a drink together away from everyone and Victor takes this moment to ask her why she saved him, especially after what he did. He tells her that she had plenty of opportunities to walk away, but Madison always stayed by his side, refusing to give up on him. Madison’s answer is real and to the point, reminding us why she is such a great leader and mother. Madison makes the hard decisions, but she puts everyone else before herself, which can sometimes make her vulnerable. Her compassion and love for others keep her going, however; and she always believes in the potential of goodness, even when it may seem like someone is too far gone.
“Well lucky for you I’m not you.”
After Naomi tries to run yet again, Madison and Victor agree to accompany her to an old FEMA building. Naomi is still keeping her guard up and tries to do this on her own, but Madison and Victor do not take no for an answer. Victor thinks that Naomi is a coward, but Madison still tries to see the good in her. It’s clear that Victor doesn’t trust Naomi, but it seems like a lot of his anger is directed more toward his own actions. He later tells Madison about his contingency plan, unable to lie to her anymore. He tells her that not everyone can be saved and that people don’t change, but once again Madison teaches him a lesson about forgiveness. Madison couldn’t leave Victor to drown and perhaps he needs her just as much as she needs him.
“Her name was Rose.”
Victor and Madison save Naomi after she is surrounded by walkers. She tells them about the “just in case” plans she learned about here and breaks down sobbing. While we know Naomi lost a child from her previous conversation with John Dorie, we now get the whole story. Naomi’s daughter was named Rose and she became very ill with pneumonia. Naomi rushed off to find her medicine and was actually able to retrieve what she needed, but it was too late. Rose died and turned and when Naomi returned, all of the people who had taught her so much were turned too. Naomi feels responsible for all of this and explains that she cannot run anymore. While it’s difficult for her to face this, the guilt is too much to handle alone. Everyone has the chance to start over, but sometimes you need to return to the past in order to move forward. Naomi may not have closure, but she is finally able to open up her old wounds and breathe. Madison later speaks to Alicia and tells her to bury the guns and supplies by the motel, making a contingency plan of her very own. Perhaps all of this has taught Madison a valuable lesson as well. While the Vultures leave after they return with supplies, Madison has learned that you can never been too careful…just in case.
“What you’re doing is only going to make things worse.”
Back in present day, perhaps everyone should just take a moment to pause and listen to Morgan Jones. He is the voice of reason here, but everyone is on edge, refusing to abandon their quest for vengeance. Morgan tried to keep the Vultures away, but they show up anyway. After Mel makes a comment about being sorry about Alicia’s brother, her vengeance turns to pure rage when she tells him that she’s not sorry about his brother. Alicia has not gotten a chance to really process what has happened to Nick and is running on pure anger. She is not thinking rationally and is unable to make the decisions that are best for the group. It is revealed that Naomi is alive and now with the Vultures, which I can’t say is that surprising. However, when John Dorie sees her and whispers, “Laura,” his hope is temporarily restored. Naomi is just as surprised to see John, but doesn’t get a chance for a happy reunion. Alicia is beyond upset to see Naomi and can no longer channel her rage. She turns the gun on her, but John steps in the way and is shot. While we don’t know the fate of John just yet, the shot looks fatal. Just when John finally gets to see the love of his life again, a cruel fate steps in their way and may separate them forever. While one cannot be angry at Alicia, who is clearly grieving over the loss of her brother, this unfortunate accident cannot be reversed. At this point I have so many questions. Is John really dead? Why did Naomi join the Vultures? Where is our Madison? We will need to wait 2 weeks for a new episode, but I have to say that John Dorie has become my absolute favorite character in only a few episodes and I will be absolutely heartbroken if he is truly dead. His story was so real and relevant and I am hoping that he can be saved somehow. Naomi does have medical training, but I’m not sure that will be enough. Stay tuned!
I hope you enjoyed the list and feel free to post your own theories and thoughts on Fear the Walking Dead in the comments section below. Thanks for reading and happy viewing!
Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl
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