Fear The Walking Dead shocked fans in the midseason premiere for season six. Recently The Walking Dead made some moves in its bonus episodes that left fans aggravated, to put it lightly. Now Fear TWD finds itself in hot water with viewers due to the recent activity in their most recent episode.
Fan-favorite John Dorie (Garret Dillahunt) met his demise in the midseason premiere of Fear The Walking Dead that aired on AMC on April 11. Dorie was the mild-mannered gunslinger whose love story with June (Jenna Elfman) had fans swooning. The death of this character has been met with
Dorie came on the scene in season 4 of the series in “What’s Your Story?” This is also the episode that Morgan Jones (Lennie James) crossed over from The Walking Dead to Fear The Walking Dead. Dorie was an instant favorite with his off-beat humor and innocence.
Why did showrunners kill off John Dorie?
The events leading up to John Dorie’s death may surprise you. The reality is that Garret Dillahunt requested to be killed off the series.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Dillahunt shared that he was ready to move on to other things. Conversations about John’s departure had been started back in season five. He also stated that he has loved his time on the series, but he is the type to get antsy.
Fans have really taken this news to heart, and social media is abuzz with posts regarding John Dorie and how much this character was loved, and how much they will miss him.
Dillahunt’s new project isn’t a far cry from The Walking Dead. He will star in Zach Snyder’s Army of the Dead that releases on Netflix on May 21.
He has a few other projects in the works as well. He will star in a drama titled The Long Home, which also stars Josh Hutcherson, Timothy Hutton, Robin Lord Taylor and James Franco, who also directed this film.
He will also star in Blonde, a film that is a fictionalized look at Marilyn Monroe’s life. And, Ambulance, another drama about a heist gone wrong.
So, there will be many more opportunities to see Dillahunt in action even though the sting of John Dorie’s death will stay with us for quite some time.
If there is a positive to this episode being postponed, it’s that we don’t have to wait months and months to see what happens next.
Fear The Walking Dead returns to AMC with 609 “Things Left to Do” on April 18.
AMC+ members can stream this episode on April 15.