'Fear The Walking Dead' Season 6 Episode 7 Preview: Will a missing Dakota make Virginia crack under pressure?

When Dakota goes missing, Virginia's control over Lawton starts to slip from her grasp with pressure coming in from all sides

                            'Fear The Walking Dead' Season 6 Episode 7 Preview: Will a missing Dakota make Virginia crack under pressure?

The writing has been on the wall for a while — and we're not just talking about 'The End is the Beginning' tags that have been cropping up all over the season. With all the various agents working against her, Virginia's (Colby Minifie) end is all but assured, and the only question remains what it will cost to depose her. To that end, someone is going after the one person Virginia cares about more than anyone or anything else — her sister, Dakota (Zoe Colletti).

We've seen what Virginia is willing to do when she feels things are slipping from her control. The disappearance of her sister is sure to throw her entire world into disarray and it's the people who are closest to her who are going to start feeling the effects of it first. Victor Strand (Colman Domingo) will have his new loyalty tested.

He may have thrown in his lot with Virginia but is he going to turn on her if it looks like she's about to lose control entirely or will he double down on his decision to keep Virginia in power?

He'll need to choose fast, because Dakota's disappearance creates a number of opportunities for a lot of people, not least of whom are the survivors desperate to escape Virginia's control.

"An unlikely ally" is teased by the show's synopsis, providing a way out from Virginia's boot heel and another way to undermine her authority. Virginia's balance of power is starting to tip over and the midseason finale is where we might finally begin to see her fall. Of course, she's not about to let control slip out of her grasp that easily, so no matter how things turn out, someone's going to be paying a very steep price. 

The official synopsis for this episode, titled ''Damage From the Inside', reads, "When Dakota goes missing, Strand sends Alicia and Charlie on a search and rescue mission to find her; an unlikely ally provides a new possibility of escape from Virginia." You can watch a sneak peek for the episode below, featuring Strand and Dakota sharing a conversation about their situation, just before Dakota goes missing.


This episode of 'Fear the Walking Dead' airs on November 22 at 9 pm ET on AMC.

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