Fear The Walking Dead airs at 9:00 P.M. on Sunday, May 13, 2018. In this episode, the arrival of a wounded visitor in John Dorie’s life forces him to change his ways.
Fear The Walking Dead Season 4, Episode 5 Viewing Details
Date: Sunday, May 13, 2018
Time: 9:00 P.M. EST
Episode Title: “Laura”
TV Channel: AMC
John Dorie clearly is a simple man who lived a simple life, being that before or after the apocalypse. He plays scrabble by himself, cleans his log cabin, watches television with a big bowl of popcorn, pulls dead walkers from his lake, just your average dude.
Something was bound to pull him from his mundane routine… and that something was finding Laura. Injured and washed up at his cabin, he brings her in and treats her wound, giving him a new sense of purpose. But from what we know about Naomi/Laura, she’s not one who likes to stick around long. Only after some coaxing does John get her out of his truck when she tries to make a run for it.
She stays and John stitches her wound and cooks her dinner, glad to have some company.
Up A Creek
John tells Laura he’s about to make a run for supplies and she offers to come with him. They take the canoe she washed up to his cabin in, which makes for a really quaint “meet-cute” moment. As they paddle to the store, they learn bits and pieces about one another, he, a former cop, she, a nurse.
They arrive at a local store that was formerly owned by a friend of John’s. He hasn’t seen anyone since everything went south. Laura reorganizes the supplies to help people in case any injured come that way, putting together a shelf of bandages, rulers, splints, and duct tape. John admires her, saying he bet that wasn’t the first time she’d done that. She finds his fondness for movies endearing, especially since he still checks them out as if the world could return to normal one day. They find solace in each others’ admiration for respecting the world they once knew.
Naomi/Laura asks John to teach her to fish, and it seems she’s been hanging around there a lot longer than she initially said she would. Her wound is healed and John is comfortable enough with her to remove the stitches. In return for him helping her, Laura offers to help John with his walker problem, they’re falling off a bridge and making their way down to his cabin. She builds up the weak part of the bridge fence with John and it seems like their methods of taking out walkers are different: John is a former cop who won’t use guns. He confesses to Laura he shot someone, a man robbing a store, and the thought of his actions haunt him, more-so because people called him a hero for taking a life.
As it turns out, their plan to fix the bridge backfired and it ended up collapsing under the pressure of a hoard of walkers. Soon, John finds his cabin overrun and he calls out to Laura but watches as she gets taken down by a swarm of walkers. Only then, hearing her screams, does the gunslinger whip out both pistols and shoots rapid fire head shots to each of Laura’s assailants. She looks at him, stunned by his skill, this humble man who hates guns but can practically carve a cake with a bullet, who had just saved her life.
John tells her that he loves her, and he needs her alive. Laura runs and kisses him, yet when John wakes up, she’s gone.
Cool Story, Bro
“She loved you.” Morgan tells John. As they sit on the side of the road where Althea left them, Morgan tells him he was right to love her because waiting is how you lose people. John believes that this is the end of his road, but Morgan tells John that the way Strand and Alicia are living is not the only way, nor the right way, because being alive means you are part of the world.
“Let’s not waste another second,” says Morgan, and the duo pick each other up off the side of the road and keep moving forward.