Fear the Walking Dead Season 6 / Episode 13 - "J.D." June: Morgan refuses to allow June to look in on the still-grieving Grace, his reason being that June was not around (choosing to start a hospital elsewhere) when Grace needed her. Morgan does not want to hear what Grace herself believes: that the baby died due to absorbing the effects of the radiation. He thinks June is not there for Grace--but for herself (suggested guilt). June works her way toward the dirty camper; once inside she seems several old newspaper clippings tacked to a board--all having to do with the arrest and conviction of a sadistic mortician...who is revealed to have been Teddy (once known as Theodore Maddox) the leader of the End is the Beginning group. June caught off guard by the shooter--an elderly man who demands to know who she is, and is associated with; June reveals she's searching for the EISB group as he is, with the gulch being one of the possible locations the man had missed. He forces her to drive the camper to the gulch, but she swerves the vehicle to knock the man off of his feet. Aiming her gun at the man, she's stopped cold as he recognizes the "JD" inscribed on the handle, and claims it belongs to him--John Dorie, Sr.. June wonders about his lack of curiosity about his son's current whereabouts and life, but J.D is a quick study, noting that the expression on her face, the two wedding rings she wears as a necklace & the gun gives him a clue as to what's happened to his son. In the case of Teddy, JD explains how as a former policeman, he "did the wrong thing for the right reasons" --and felt his life of lies would have hurt / brought down his wife and son, so he reaffirms that leaving was the best thing he could have done for them. J.D.--once he spotted Teddy's "End of the Beginning" call-signs (including embalmed walkers), he realized Teddy had escaped prison and started his nonsensical campaign again. JD explains Teddy embalms certain victims to "preserve" them--preventing their moving on to the afterlife. Initially, JD did not want to go the cabin, as it was where he left John as a child, but June (who met..and lost John there) pleads with him to to make the trip, as she believes Hill--Virginia's lieutenant--is there and might have useful information about Teddy's group...and he also has John's other gun. Stopping at a bait store, JD locks June in a closet (to protect her), telling her that she's the closest thing to a family he has left; June argues that he's still punishing himself (as in the past when he left his family), but JD counters that she's no different, carrying around a letter from John that she's yet to read... Dwight and Sherry find June's jacket (with the letter still in a pocket), the clippings about Teddy and a note (from June) explaining where they were headed. Making his way to the cabin, JD runs into Hill, who has become a squatter, and a rather violent one at that. Coming to blows, the older man surprisingly holds his own against Hill, but is distracted at the sight of John's grave marker, giving Hill enough time to shoot JD in the lower back. June (with Dwight & Sherry) shoots Hill, and saves JD's life. June, J.D., Dwight and Sherry stand at John Dorie's grave site, listening as both June and J.D. read "junior's" letter. Father and widow are brought to tears over John's words--revealing he forgave his father long ago, and how June was the best thing that ever happened to him. The quartet returns to the dam settlement, where Morgan apologizes to June (who will tend to Grace), and meets John's father. JD wars of what kind of threat Teddy poses, and how they need to work together to deal with the coming threat. Dwight and Sherry: The episode did put some effort into elaborating on Sherry's obsessive personality, self-imposed distance from Dwight. Her problems stem from being a forced "wife" and sex slave to Negan, and now she's planning to return to Virginia to kill him. Plot-wise, this cannot hold up for a couple of reasons--one, when Dwight reuinited with Sherry, surely he told her that Negan and the Saviors had been defeated, so there would be no reason for her to return, other than to seek revenge. Next, if Dwight was aware of Negan being imprisoned and informed Sherry about this, then she would have to assume that no one back in Alexandria was going to allow her to just walk into the town and execute Negan against the plan and wishes of Rick and Michonne. In other words, she seems like she's just fueled by wild emotionalism, rather than reason when considering the entire situation. What's worse, is that Dwight told her the truck would only get her as far as Louisiana--then what was Sherry prepared to do? Find more gas from typically scavenged cars? In the end, Dwight and Sherry decide to start over, with June giving her wedding rings to Dwight for obvious reasons, and with that, Sherry is actually fulfilling one part of Grace's dream--that she would eventually join the dam settlement. NOTES: The series made the unexpected connection between John's backstory and this season's Big Bad through his father and Teddy. I can imagine Keith Carradine's JD is not going to become a regular cast member, so his story might wrap up with Teddy's, which would be a bit of poetic justice. With Hill's death, this episode marks the end of the last loyalists of Virginia. Only three episodes left in season 6. GRADE: A.