Fear The Walking Dead Season 6, Episode 9 “Things Left to Do” Review

Karen David as Grace, Mo Collins as Sarah, Danay Garcia as Luciana, Rubén Blades as Daniel Salazar – Fear the Walking Dead _ Season 6, Episode 9 – Photo Credit: Ryan Green/AMC

It has been a long time since Fear The Walking Dead had a major villain death. In fact, Virginia’s death on Fear mattered more than when Logan was shockingly killed back in season 5.

I say this because there was no emotional investment to buy into Logan’s motivations. Virginia on the other hand, I got the character and understood why she was a villain to begin with. And it is one of the most satisfying deaths I have seen for quite some time.

June being the one to finally end Virginia’s reign of terror is welcomed with open arms in my opinion. After what happened with John on the last episode with his death, June had to be the person to pull the trigger. Virginia separated them both to begin with. And it came full circle to Virginia’s demise.

Alycia Debnam-Carey as Alicia Clark, Lennie James as Morgan Jones – Fear the Walking Dead _ Season 6, Episode 9 – Photo Credit: Ryan Green/AMC

“Things Left to Do” is also a great episode. It went from a dark opening that is reminiscent of Negan’s television debut that followed by Virginia already accepting defeat at the hands of Morgan, to her death. Lennie James and Colby Minifie did absolutely great with delivering their lines and acting the scenes out. They both made a believer out of me during the huge standoff.

I am also curious to see what is next for the group as there are more subplots that will be explored upon for the rest of the season. Those are, where does Alicia and Strand stand on seeing eye-to-eye on things. Will Dwight and Sherry be together again for good by the end of the season? When will Gracie give birth? And when will we see the mysterious group again from earlier this season?

Fear The Walking Dead’s current season is on a high momentum. I hope that the momentum does not slow down or get halted. Two great episodes to start off the second half of Fear and the story is moving forward in a great pace. Virginia is a memorable villain and I also have to say that Dakota being her daughter did not shock me at all!

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