Fear the Walking Dead Season 4, Episode 5 'Laura' Review: Finding Dorie

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Hola! Happy Mama's Day! Welcome back to Bleeding Cool's weekly review/recap of AMC's Fear the Walking Dead season 4, taking a look at the fifth episode of the season, 'Laura.' This week, we get a lot more of John Dorie's (Garret Dillahunt) backstory (cool how that rhymes) as we learn how he met — and lost — his "Laura," and if that will factor in to the escalating war against Mel (Kevin Zegers) and his Vultures.

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Just to be clear… our "revap" (recap/review mash-up) is a monster all its own — and I will be covering some themes and takeaways involving major and minor plot points from the episode, so just keep that in mind. Definitely not looking for pitchforks and torches outside my apartment so spoiler warnings.

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Here's our review of 'Laura,' followed by the official trailer and synopsis… let us know what you think!

Fear the Walking Dead Episode 4×05 'Laura': The arrival of a wounded visitor in John Dorie's life forces him to change his ways.

Here's a look at the trailer for next Sunday's sixth episode of the season, 'Just in Case':

Fear the Walking Dead Episode 4×06 'Just in Case': Strand wrestles with Madison's decisions; things take an unexpected turn at the Stadium.

In this scene from Sunday night's episode 'Laura', John tells Naomi (Jenna Elfman) how he feels:

Here's a look back at Bleeding Cool's thoughts on Season 4's first four episodes:

Here's what's ahead on the fourth season of AMC's Fear the Walking Dead:

In season 4, we will see the world of Madison Clark (Kim Dickens) and her family through new eyes — the eyes of Morgan Jones (Lennie James), who is joining the story from the world of The Walking Dead. The characters' immediate pasts mix with an uncertain present of struggle and discovery as they meet new friends, foes, and threats. They fight for each other, against each other and against a legion of the dead to somehow build an existence against the crushing pressure of lives coming apart. There will be darkness and light; terror and grace; and the heroic, mercenary and craven, all crashing together toward a new reality for Fear the Walking Dead.

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AMC's Fear the Walking Dead's fourth season stars Kim Dickens, Frank Dillane, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Colman Domingo, and Danay Garcia; as well as new series regulars Lennie James, Garret Dillahunt, Jenna ElfmanMaggie Grace, and Kevin Zegers. Produced by AMC Studios, the series is executive produced by Scott M. Gimple; showrunners Andrew Chambliss and Ian GoldbergRobert Kirkman; David Alpert; Gale Anne Hurd, and Greg Nicotero.

About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought on board as staff in 2017.

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