Spoiler Warning: Only read ahead if you’ve see the latest episode of Fear The Walking Dead, ‘Just In Case’.
This week’s episode left fans with a truly shocking moment, after a huge emotional build-up. In the last couple episodes, we were taken back to when two of Fear‘s new characters, John Dorie (Garret Dillahunt) and Laura (Jenna Elfman), first meet. A beautiful love affair is produced from their time together, and then Laura ends up falling for him and leaving. We aren’t sure what drives her to leave her newfound love, but we can guess it was some unfinished business she needed to take care of alone. That drive was stronger than her love for John, which leads us to believe it’s driven by her daughter, who died earlier in the apocalypse.
This episode, we find out the nature of her daughter’s tragic death, as time jumps back once more to her time with Strand and Madison. They listen and try to comfort her. The time periods then finally jump to the present, after Nick’s death and after Strand, Luciana and Alicia have told Morgan and John to go their separate ways.
As soon as they begin to argue, the Vultures show up, and they aren’t in a good mood. Of course, somebody pulls up in the Range Rover. (We last see a backwards time jump, in which Madison tells Alicia to prepare the same Range Rover for escape, just in case.) It’s Laura-who we all thought was dead, including John Dorie.
As soon as the stage was set, I could feel something bad was going to happen. John looks at Laura and walks to her like a magnet. Alicia shoots him in an emotional, frustrating rage and he falls to the ground before he even touches Laura. It’s a heartbreaking moment and I’ll say this. That man better pull through!
You could almost hear fans screaming around the country for poor John!
— belle (@belleregi) May 21, 2018
The one fateful moment, soon yanked away.
I took a few pics from my TV screen. John Dorie's eyes, and face when he sees his long lost Laura❤️👇 pic.twitter.com/dLWZOdGW85
— Alelia Shively (@BENIMBELS) May 21, 2018
No is a good word to describe it. We’re in denial.
— #spreadloveNOThate (@momma_oso818) May 21, 2018
— PHATWalkerBait 🐅🏹 (@BrandyJea) May 21, 2018
Forgive us Alicia, but you can’t shoot John Dorie and not get some fallback! Bye Alicia is the new Bye Felicia!
— BradP (@portbcv) May 21, 2018
He could pull through, and that’s what we’re hoping for! Let the spirit of Dory in!
— Téa (@GreeneTea42) May 21, 2018
— Alexis Garrett (@alexisgarrett21) May 21, 2018
Most fans are optimistic, which is a good sign! Only a few episodes in and he is beloved. Many fans compare him to Daryl Dixon!
— Dick (@aarcizzle2300) May 21, 2018
The feelings are mutual among many fans!
I think John Dorie is the most lovable Walking Dead character of all time.
— Teresa-saurus Rex 🦖 (@teresasomething) May 21, 2018
It’s safe to say this season has been fire!
John Dorie (ie no y) dead or dying?! Naomi/Laura a traitor?! I must admit that this Season of "FTWD" is very exciting and has my attention just like … or more … than "TWD"! pic.twitter.com/rBhlILGNAQ
— Lori Warren (@Lori4TWD) May 21, 2018
This pretty much sums it up. We are all in the John Dorie fan club and proud of it!
— Léno (@DavidLCarrion) May 21, 2018
We are hopeful that John will pull through! What do you think?
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