'The Walking Dead: World Beyond' Episode 6: Silas' bloody past is revealed but did he murder Tony?
Someone has murdered Tony (Scott Adsit) and all the evidence points directly to Silas (Hal Cumpston). While death is common out in the wilds of the world beyond, what's less common is finding someone with their face caved in from a brutal attack. Last episode's shocking cliffhanger saw the group discover the mutilated body of Tony, with a trail of blood leading to an unconscious Silas... with blood on his hands.
The show has teased Silas' inability to control his own violent outbursts before. Flickering images of a bloody incident from his past that caused him to change schools, that had everyone looking askance at him at the Campus Colony, and in the next episode of 'Fear the Walking Dead', we may find out just what that incident is.
A sneak peek for the next episode shows Silas lashing out at his father in both self-defense and absolute rage — but more relevant is the fact that he wakes up after, with little memory as to what he's done.
Whatever mental health issues Silas is suffering from, they seem to cause some sort of blackout during his violent outbursts. It's possible that Silas may have attacked Tony without even realizing what he was doing, and with no memory of doing it afterward, but it does beg the question — what would Silas' trigger have been?
Tony was a friendly man, instantly likable, without a violent bone in his body. It's hard to imagine that he would somehow anger Silas into attacking him — but if Silas didn't kill him, who did?
As far as the group is concerned, the evidence is just too highly stacked up against Silas for them to be able to trust him completely. A sneak peek for the episode shows the group discussing the possibility of Silas' guilt, which isn't helped when they discover his pack is filled with drawings he'd taken from Iris (Aliyah Royale), denoting a certain obsession with her.
The show has been teasing his obsession with her as a trigger for his rage, as Tony's nephew Percy (Ted Sutherland) has been making some very romantic gestures towards Iris — something that's not gone unnoticed by Silas.
The synopsis for this episode, titled 'The Sky is a Graveyard', reads "A horrific discovery finds the group at a crossroads and prompts one of them to revisit past trauma." You can watch another sneak peek for the episode below, which shows a memory of just how violently Silas has snapped in the past.
This episode of 'The Walking Dead: World Beyond' airs on November 22 at 9 pm ET on AMC.