"The Beginning" is the sixteenth and final episode of the sixth season of AMC's Fear The Walking Dead. It is the eighty-fifth episode of the series overall. It premiered on June 13, 2021. It was written by Andrew Chambliss & Ian Goldberg and directed by Michael Satrazemis.


Everyone desperately scrambles to live out the coming destruction on their own terms.



Other Cast





  • First appearance of Kim Larson.
  • First appearance of Kevin Larson.
  • First appearance of Briga Larson.
  • First appearance of Howard.
  • First appearance of the Larson Family Home.
  • First appearance of Howard's Hideout.
  • First appearance of Teddy's Secret Bunker.
  • Last appearance of Rollie.
    • With Rollie's death, there are no known members of Logan's Crew left alive.
  • Last appearance of Rachel.
    • With Rachel's death, Morgan is the only surviving member of her family.
  • Last appearance of Riley.
  • Last appearance of Theodore Maddox.
    • With Theodore's death, there are no known named members of the Doomsday Cult confirmed to be alive.
  • Last appearance of Dakota.
    • With Dakota's death, there are no known named members of the Pioneers confirmed to be alive, excluding Victor Strand.
  • Last appearance of Garza. (Corpse)
  • The title of the episode, "The Beginning", refers to Riley's statement that "this is only just the beginning", derived from Teddy's teachings.
  • This episode was made available for streaming to subscribers of AMC Premiere on June 10, 2021.
  • This is the first season finale of Fear The Walking Dead in which Alicia Clark doesn't appear.
  • This episode marks the return of Isabelle, who has been absent since "Alaska". However, she is played by an unknown stand-in, since Sydney Lemmon was unavailable for filming.
  • The episode's format breaks it down into several different sections occurring simultaneously and each following the different groups of characters.
  • Rollie is executed by Daniel Salazar after Daniel realizes that Rollie is a spy for the cult. Riley reveals that Rollie had lost his faith after the events of "Handle With Care" and switched sides.
    • Rollie being a spy presumably explains how the cult knew Morgan's name in "The Holding" and that he had the key.
    • Rollie is the first living person killed by Daniel since "Sleigh Ride".
  • Daniel, Wes, Sarah, Charlie, Luciana, and Jacob are rescued by a CRM helicopter sent by Al and piloted by Isabelle.
  • It's revealed that Teddy secretly intended to hide out in a hidden bunker and once the dust settled, return to the sub and launch the remaining nuclear missiles. Teddy kept Dakota alive as he needed a second person to turn both launch keys.
  • The way in which Rachel dies, and then while zombified carries her child with her while her mouth is restrained and she is guided by an ulterior force may be a reference to the 2017 movie Cargo, in which the main character Andy does the same thing once he succumbs to his infection.
  • When John Dorie Sr. and June disarm Dakota with a trick shot, John Sr. asks if his son ever told June about the St. Louis Barn Raiser. In "Humbug's Gulch", June asked John about a number of different trick shots, including one called the St. Louis Barn Raiser, but he refused to answer her.
  • This episode marks the first time in Fear The Walking Dead continuity that Dwight has killed a living person, directly or indirectly.
  • Following its breaking in the last episode, Morgan appears to have abandoned all use of his battle axe, taking with him only his old staff when he exits the sub.
  • There is a deleted scene of June and Dorie Sr. traveling by horse on the way to the overlook, as depicted in several promo photos from the episode.
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" • "Things Left to Do" • "Handle With Care" • "The Holding" • "In Dreams" • "J.D." • "Mother" • "USS Pennsylvania" • "The Beginning"
Season 7 TBA
Season 8 TBA
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