‘Fear the Walking Dead’ is about to enter its sixth season, and with it comes a new showrunner. Robert Kirkman, creator of the original comic book series on which the show is based, will be stepping back into his role as executive producer in order to focus on other projects.
Fear the Walking Dead Season 6, Episode 8 Recap is a recap of the Midseason Finale. The episode aired on April 24th, 2018.
Fear the Walking Dead viewers may rest assured that our core group is intact, though barely whole, after considerable speculation over a big fatality this week. Before you scroll all the way down to check whether Kim Dicken’s Madison has returned, let me stop you right there—she hasn’t. However, there are hints strewn around the internet (particularly in light of Dickens’ recent interviews) regarding a potential comeback for her Fear character, as well as how teasing her responses seem to be. For what it’s worth, tonight’s episode makes a case for her survival after the Stadium debacle, but who knows?
The midseason finale of Fear the Walking Dead delivers a few surprises as well as a shocking revelation that evens the playing field between Morgan (Lennie James) and Virginia/Ginny (Colby Minifie). Dakota (Zoe Margaret Colletti) goes missing in tonight’s episode “Damage From The Inside,” prompting Strand (Colman Domingo) to seek help from Alicia (Alycia-Debnam Carey). However, following what our resident betrayer did in the closing minutes of episode 2, there is bad blood between the two. Alicia would grudgingly agree to assist in the search for Ginny’s sister, but only if she had something personal in mind. Along the way, Alicia and Charlie (Alexa Nisenson) come across a survivor with dubious motives and a strange obsession with converting ordinary Walkers into something a little bit, uh, theatrical.
This is your spoiler alert before you continue. The midseason finale of Fear the Walking Dead is a lot to take in, so proceed with care.
Recap of FearTWD 607’s Midseason Finale
The first scene of “Damage From the Inside” is gloomy, with a convoy transporting Dakota to a safehouse being ambushed, leaving only Strand and Ranger Samuels (Bobbie Grace) alive and Dakota gone. My first impression was that it was the weirdos from The End is the Beginning cult who were behind it, but I’ll leave it for another time. Meanwhile, Alicia and Charlie have been on Walker watch duty for more than a month in a tower outpost far from Lawton. Strand telephones an indifferent Alicia to beg for her assistance in finding Dakota, desperate to avoid Ginny’s anger. Strand was hoping to capitalize on Dakota’s adoration for Alicia, so she agrees—though not without a scheme of her own in mind.
As Alicia and Charlie search for Dakota, they stumble find a Walker with strange skin patches, as if it were a failed Leatherface experiment. They track the Walker’s origins to a cottage in the middle of the woods (very cliché, huh?) full of taxidermist nonsense, where Alicia sees the Walker’s mutilation. Ed (Raphael Sbarge) is a guy who is a cross between a mad hermit in the woods and Dr. Frankenstein. He finds Alicia lingering in his cabin and calms her down.
He’s a want tobe Leatherface, that’s for sure!
Alicia wakes in Ed’s operating room, surrounded by Dakota, who tells her that Ed is keeping her safe and that she wants to remain. Ed turns out to be a kind guy—sort of—but Alicia isn’t convinced, even though he plays chess with Dakota and acts like a father to them. Ed and Dakota even give us a backstory: when the world went to hell, Ed and his family hid up in the cabin until Ginny’s gang came up to seize it for themselves, murdering his wife and daughter in the process. Dakota, on the other hand, admits that Ginny was insane enough to murder their parents (it’s unclear if they were already Walkers or not). Meanwhile, Charlie sneaks inside the home and finally runs across Alicia, who informs him that the cabin’s doors are all locked. For any of them, there is no way out. Uh-oh.
When Alicia confronts Ed about the locks, he confesses that he wants to keep Dakota as secure as possible and away from Ginny. Alicia isn’t having it and insists that they be released. Ed grudgingly agrees, but only for a fraction of a second. Alicia also takes advantage of the circumstance by using Ed’s radio console to bargain with Ginny. Dakota will be returned, but Ginny will have to release her and Charlie. Ginny agrees, and Alicia’s independence has never tasted so delicious. Later that night, Ed uses his outside PA system to play Finlandia, Op. 26 in order to attract his creations—masked Walkers with Deer horns and various kinds of animal skin. It’s like a ten-fold increase in the intensity of Night of the Living Dead.
Ed’s head is obviously not in the proper place. He was the son of a taxidermist, and he thought it amusing to do it to his “creatures” for some reason. While the FrankenWalkers circle the cottage, Ed compels Alicia and Dakota to shelter upstairs. Fortunately, Charlie was able to sedate Ed and take his keys, allowing them to go. Charlie, on the other hand, did a terrible job injecting Ed with it, since he comes up just as they were ready to depart. A fight follows between Alicia and Ed, which ends with a struggle and Ed being impaled by an Elephant tusk. Alicia attempts to rescue him, but Ed urges them to go since he has bought them some time. But before he sends Alicia on her way, Ed cautions her not to go through with her plans with Ginny. “You believe you need to do it to protect yourself… but you don’t,” Ed explains.
The Walkers break into the cabin and devour Ed, which is a strangely gratifying version of innovators being murdered by their own inventions. Alicia attempts to sweep them out with the assistance of Morgan in the flesh.
A New Reunion
Morgan tells Alicia how he survived being shot, about his fight with Emile, and how he was the one who murdered Dakota’s convoy. He asks Alicia and the two of them to accompany him to the dam, but Alicia thinks about it. She has a different strategy in mind: she intends to return to the stadium and pray to God that Madison is still alive. I can understand why a lot of fans are hoping Madison would appear in this episode. Morgan has a different strategy in mind than Alicia’s: use Dakota as leverage to wrest their people back from Ginny, ethics be damned. Alicia refuses, and she and Charlie and Dakota go to the Stadium. In an attempt to keep them together, Morgan quickly backtracks on his plan.
Strand comes on the scene as they depart for the dam and demands Dakota’s return. When Alicia refuses, Strand, Alicia, and Morgan get into another fight. Strand retreats into the caverns, unable to hit Alicia in the face. Strand replies, “This will demolish all we’ve worked for.” Oh well, I suppose there are a variety of methods to do harm from the inside.
Strand comes to Ginny and reports that Alicia has reunited with Morgan and has taken Dakota with her. “Which side of this are you on?” Ginny bellows, and Strand enthusiastically declares his loyalty to her. A battle is building, so Ginny exposes a card she’s ready to play: she’s had Grace (Karen David) with her the whole time, and she’s pregnant as well. Strand, resolute in his determination to complete his transformation to the evil side, says, “Who do you want next?”
Ginny replies, “All of ’em.”
‘Fear the Walking Dead: Damage From the Inside’ is a film based on the comic book series Fear the Walking Dead. Final Verdict
Shit. This is building up to be the granddaddy of all showdowns in Fear the Walking Dead’s recent history. The chips are finally falling into place, but it’s also thrilling to watch how the “End is the Beginning” men are entering the picture. I really wanted them to be the ones to blow up the convoy to add gasoline to the fire, but having Morgan do it gives his rivalry with Virginia a little more depth.
“Damage From the Inside” may not be the perfect midseason finale for Fear’s sixth season, but it’s still a terrific episode that has a horror feel to it and widens the gap between Strand and Alicia. And, given the Madison-might-come-back rumor, it would be fascinating to see her return and take command of Ginny’s troops in the forthcoming battle.
One thing is certain: the eighth episode will be spectacular.
Season 6 of Fear the Walking Dead will premiere in early 2023.
The fear the walking dead’ season 6, episode 7 review forbes is a recap of the season six midseason finale. The article discusses how the show has been changing its formula and what to expect in the upcoming episodes.
Frequently Asked Questions
What happened on season 6 episode 7 of fear the walking dead?
In the season 6 episode 7 of Fear the Walking Dead, Morgan is shot in the arm by a sniper.
What happened at the end of Fear The Walking Dead season 6?
The show ended with a cliffhanger and will be continued in season 7.
Who is Ed in season 6 episode 7 fear the walking dead?
Ed is a member of the Hilltop Colony. He is one of the main antagonists in season 6, and he is also one of the most important characters in the series.
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