Fear the Walking Dead recap: Alicia turns heel on ‘Just in Case’

Luciana (Danay Garcia), John (Garret Dillahunt), Victor Strand (Colman Domingo), Althea (Maggie Grace), Morgan Jones (Lennie James) and Alicia Clark (Alycia Debnam-Carey) in Episode 6 of Fear the Walking Dead - Photo Credit: Richard Foreman Jr/AMC
Luciana (Danay Garcia), John (Garret Dillahunt), Victor Strand (Colman Domingo), Althea (Maggie Grace), Morgan Jones (Lennie James) and Alicia Clark (Alycia Debnam-Carey) in Episode 6 of Fear the Walking Dead - Photo Credit: Richard Foreman Jr/AMC /

Alicia Clark turned into one of the ‘bad guys’ after shooting an innocent John Dorie reconnecting with Naomi on the last Fear the Walking Dead.

Is Fear the Walking Dead trying to phase out its original cast in favor of winning over audience sympathy for its new cast? The show’s episode ‘Laura’ prior built more goodwill/emotional impact for its latest edition John Dorie than former lead Nick Clark’s entire unexpected death. Now Alicia Clark effectively turned heel after shooting an innocent man who was simply reconnecting with the love of his life. As if he’s at fault for Naomi joining the Vultures?

It’s almost like the show is trying to make us want to side with Morgan, John, Naomi, and Al over its entire original cast lineup. As if this is less a crossover and more a changing of the guard. Instead of creating a new spinoff, Fear appears to slowly be building to the originals’ exit. Even the original Atticus Ross theme has been changed in favor of Dorie’s more cowboy-esque opening. As Victor Strand would say, Fear the Walking Dead is showing us who it really is.

Of course, if there will be one member of the original cast left standing it’ll likely be Alicia. As she has the biggest following with 1.3 million followers on Instagram and 393 thousand followers on Twitter. Eliminating her off the series willingly would be akin to eliminating Daryl on The Walking Dead, just bad business. A sizable amount of Fear’s fanbase tune in just to watch Alicia each week, that can’t be ignored. But what about the rest? Even Madison is slowly shifting into a sort of season 3 ‘Water Queen’ kind of role as Morgan Jones becomes the moral lead of the series. Will the crossover spell the end for the originals?

Alicia shoots John right when he finds his ‘Laura’

Tragedy hit John Dorie as right when he finds out his ‘Laura’ not only did not suffer but she’s still alive, he’s shot down by Alicia. A selfish move done purely to hurt Naomi at the expense of a good man. John Dorie did nothing but help the group at every turn and no good deed goes unpunished as we know in The Walking Dead/Fear the Walking Dead’s universe. It’s just when everything Dorie wants is finally in his grasp again and is moments away from happiness, that it all slips away.

Just look at the way Alicia, Strand, and Luciana point their weapons at would-be friends Morgan Jones and John Dorie. Despite Morgan trying to reason with the three against a blood for blood mentality, based on his own experience with the Saviors, it has no effect.

Dorie is a natural good guy

At the onset of Fear the Walking Dead, John asked Morgan to hold his pistols for his own good. John felt he was still furious after learning that the Vultures had eliminated the love of his life, and didn’t want to lash out as a consequence. Dorie has been built up as a compassionate, reasonable natural ‘good guy’ character. After being shot and ambushed by Alicia’s group, he’ll reconsider who the bad guys really are…

Naomi’s backstory revealed

We found out Naomi’s backstory last episode, how her sick daughter got their entire FEMA compound infected after turning. Naomi blames herself both for not getting the medical supplies in time for her daughter Rose and sentencing her FEMA friends to death as a result. She had told no one that Rose was sick in fear of being asked to leave the community, only to lose the entire community anyway. Though she was rescued by Madison and Strand, it seemed she would have accepted her fate otherwise.

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Naomi had tried to run off earlier in the episode, as we’ve learned she’s prone to do. Madison and Strand trusted in Naomi’s claims of a supply source primarily because they had no choice. Their people were about to starve and it was their best hope. Strand eventually told Madison the truth, that his car of supplies was his escape plan just in case. He had no intention of sharing, and still doesn’t understand why Madison saved him (last season). Strand straight up tells Madison he wouldn’t have done the same situations reversed, to which she replies, “Luckily for him, she’s not him.”

At the end of the episode, The Vultures leave since the stadium has been restocked with supplies and their own stock is dwindling. However, despite the Vultures exit, Madison tells Alicia to secretly prep a car of supplies much like Strand, just in case….