"Damage From the Inside" is the seventh episode and mid-season finale of the sixth season of AMC's Fear The Walking Dead. It is the seventy-sixth episode of the series overall. It premiered on November 22, 2020, the same night as "The Sky Is a Graveyard", the eighth episode of the first season of The Walking Dead: World Beyond. It was written by Jacob Pinion and directed by Tawnia McKiernan.[1]


When Dakota goes missing, Strand sends Alicia and Charlie on a search and rescue mission to find her. Meanwhile an unlikely ally provides a new possibility of escape from Virginia.



Other Cast




  • Terry (Alive, Confirmed Fate; Zombified)
  • Ed
  • Nancy (Confirmed Fate)
  • Emily (Confirmed Fate)
  • Dakota and Virginia's parents (Confirmed Fate)
  • 10 unnamed Pioneers (Alive and Zombified)
  • 1 horse (Confirmed Fate)


  • First appearance of Samuels.
  • First (and last) appearance of Terry. (Zombified)
  • First (and last) appearance of Ed.
  • The title of the episode, "Damage From the Inside", refers to Victor's repeated assertions to Alicia to follow his lead so he can sabotage the Pioneers from within.
  • The eighth episode of Season 1 of The Walking Dead: World Beyond is played directly after this episode.
  • It's revealed that Virginia killed her own parents.
  • Alicia reveals that she's been intending to return to the Dell Diamond Baseball Stadium which isn't far away and retake it from the herd. However, Alicia now recognizes that she was only trying to hold onto something that's already gone. Alicia nevertheless attempts to leave with Charlie and Dakota for the stadium after an argument with Morgan, but ultimately changes her mind.
  • Grace is revealed to have been imprisoned by Virginia in Lawton inside a secret cell, in order to prevent Morgan from finding her.
  • This is the second mid-season finale of Fear The Walking Dead that is not the eighth episode of the season, the first being "Shiva".
  • There are several songs that Ed plays over the intercom throughout the episode. These songs include:
    • "Tonight You Belong to Me" by Nancy Sinatra plays in the background of the lodge while Alicia enters.
    • "Jeepers Creepers" by Bing Crosby plays right afterwards, until the sequence in which Ed tranquilizes Alicia and she passes out.
    • "Going Down the Road Feeling Bad" plays when Dakota and Ed play chess in the lodge.


Episodes of Fear The Walking Dead
Season 1 "Pilot" • "So Close, Yet So Far" • "The Dog" • "Not Fade Away" • "Cobalt" • "The Good Man"
Season 2 "Monster" • "We All Fall Down" • "Ouroboros" • "Blood in the Streets" • "Captive" • "Sicut Cervus" • "Shiva" • "Grotesque" • "Los Muertos" • "Do Not Disturb" • "Pablo & Jessica" • "Pillar of Salt" • "Date of Death" • "Wrath" • "North"
Season 3 "Eye of the Beholder" • "The New Frontier" • "TEOTWAWKI" • "100" • "Burning in Water, Drowning in Flame" • "Red Dirt" • "The Unveiling" • "Children of Wrath" • "Minotaur" • "The Diviner" • "La Serpiente" • "Brother's Keeper" • "This Land Is Your Land" • "El Matadero" • "Things Bad Begun" • "Sleigh Ride"
Season 4 "What's Your Story?" • "Another Day in the Diamond" • "Good Out Here" • "Buried" • "Laura" • "Just in Case" • "The Wrong Side of Where You Are Now" • "No One's Gone" • "People Like Us" • "Close Your Eyes" • "The Code" • "Weak" • "Blackjack" • "MM 54" • "I Lose People..." • "... I Lose Myself"
Season 5 "Here to Help" • "The Hurt That Will Happen" • "Humbug's Gulch" • "Skidmark" • "The End of Everything" • "The Little Prince" • "Still Standing" • "Is Anybody Out There?" • "Channel 4" • "210 Words Per Minute" • "You're Still Here" • "Ner Tamid" • "Leave What You Don't" • "Today and Tomorrow" • "Channel 5" • "End of the Line"
Season 6 "The End Is the Beginning" • "Welcome to the Club" • "Alaska" • "The Key" • "Honey" • "Bury Her Next to Jasper's Leg" • "Damage From the Inside" • "The Door"
Season 7 TBA
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