Few Fear the Walking Dead fans will have forgotten Nick Clark’s shocking death in season 4 but even that twist may pale in comparison to the season 6 midseason premiere’s most tragic moment. In fact, “The Door” may be the show’s darkest episode to date.
John Dorie is at the end of his rope at the start of the episode. Unable to stop the execution of Janis, who was framed for Cameron’s murder by Virginia earlier in the season and then fed to a group of hungry walkers, and then forced to leave Lawton without his beloved June, John feels he has nothing left to live for. In “The Door,” we learn that John has gone back to his cabin and plans to commit suicide. But as The Walking Dead fans know by now, nothing is ever that easy.