John Dorie was killed by Virginia’s sister Dakota in the midseason premiere ‘The Door’, after he discovered she was Cameron’s killer.
Speaking about what fans can expect next, showrunner Ian Goldberg recently said: “We have been building toward a confrontation with Morgan and Virginia since episode 601, and this episode we’re finally going to deliver on it.”
Pictures from the forthcoming episode, which you can view below, ‘Things Left To Do’ show a devastated June is seen burying her husband with Virginia watching on and Morgan on horseback.
Later in the episode, Virginia rounds up many of Morgan’s allies including Luciana, Daniel, the pregnant Grace, and Sarah, as her desperation to find Dakota increases.
The Pioneers leader threatens the group for information on Morgan’s whereabouts. Sherry is also back in this episode.
Discussing the moment that Dorie was killed in episode eight, Goldberg said: “We love him, and the characters love him, [but] people had to feel it.”
Chambliss added: “Ultimately it comes down to the fact that we have to remind ourselves we can’t be precious about any of these characters, and we have to do what is going to continue to evolve the show, and continue to push the show in new directions, push all the remaining characters in new directions.
“I think as writers, we go through a mourning in the same way the characters do, and the same ways as hopefully the audience will.”