After virtually three seasons, John Dorie receives a correct last episode to ship him off to that nice past. Over the course of the hour, Fear the Walking Dead tries and succeeds in tugging at our collective heartstrings. After all, John was the present’s one and solely hopeless romantic, a delicate gunslinger who eschewed killing. He might be missed, and so will Garret Dillahunt.
As far as final days go, John’s was emblematic of his good-natured persona. In his last hours, he sought to assist these closest to him, specifically Morgan and Dakota. This is a component of this episode’s brilliance, preserving issues centered on this trio. The consequence produces an unlikely Venn diagram with Virginia’s sister within the middle. Because as we be taught, Dakota is the canny but jaded arbiter of who lives and who dies.
While it was pretty apparent just a few episodes again that Dakota murdered Cameron to cowl her tracks, it was much less apparent that she was Morgan’s mysterious savior. “The Door,” penned by showrunners Ian Goldberg and Andrew Chambliss, is brimming with nice dialogue. One bit that stands out is Dakota’s chilling evaluation of the established order: “It’s just how life is now. People kill, people die,” she says matter-of-factly.
Of course, this doesn’t sit effectively with John. To him, each life and each demise carries quite a bit of weight. Otherwise, what’s the purpose? Like Morgan, John has had his fill of killing. Both males are pacifists in a world outlined by fixed demise and destruction. In one other nice line, Morgan remarks to Dorie, “These times, John. They make us men we tried so hard not to be.”
It should be mentioned that Dillahunt, Lennie James, and Zoe Colletti all hit it out of the park, immersing themselves of their characters’ pathos and desperation. As we all know, on this godforsaken world, nobody can outrun their previous errors for very lengthy. Thanks to Dillahunt, James, and Colletti, we see how the day by day act of survival is a heavy burden to bear. This has all the time been baked into Fear the Walking Dead, although, this inescapable notion that remorse and redemption drive characters ahead in hopes of turning into higher variations of themselves. Even John, one of the present’s purest characters, is consumed by doubt and self-recrimination.
If anybody can perceive the darkness clouding John’s thoughts, it’s Morgan. In making an attempt to recruit John to his trigger, Morgan’s remark, “I found Grace” could be learn two methods. Yes, he discovered somebody he cares deeply about, however he’s additionally discovered renewed goal by creating a brand new settlement. Whether this twin which means is intentional or not isn’t necessary. The incontrovertible fact that any subtext would possibly exist speaks quite a bit to Morgan’s bigger character arc.