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Time is just flying by as we're already at the midseason finale for Season 7 of Fear the Walking Dead. The post-nuclear season has put the survivors in all kinds of strange places, from wrestling rings to a nuclear submarine. It's also made Victor Strand a major power player as his Tower stronghold lures survivors to safety for a terrible price.
In Episode 8, "Padre," which airs Dec. 5 on AMC, has showrunners Ian Goldberg & Andrew Chambliss penning this pivotal episode which alludes to the subject of the Stalkers hunt. But there's another big question audiences have been wondering for most of this season: where is Alicia (Alycia Debnam-Carey)?
She's been talked about and actively sought by Strand, but out of the narrative until last week's episode, "The Portrait." She's revealed to the leader of the Scavengers, dun, dun, DUN!. That knowledge, sets up SYFY WIRE's exclusive sneak peek of "Padre" which has Morgan, Strand and Alicia reunited in a very dramatic way.
Check out the clip below:
With Alicia and Morgan pulling their own Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid moment, you have to wonder what's the end game for Strand? He's obviously on the hunt to collect Alicia into his fold, but as the leader of the Scavengers, she knows exactly what kind of crazy behavior he's been exhibiting since he started his compound. New Scavenger members, Dwight and Sherry, have surely given their first-hand accounts of Strand's very Negan like transformation.
When SYFY WIRE spoke to the showrunners earlier this season, they teased Strand going in directions the series had never seen before. "For lack of a better term, he is going to embrace his Strandiness and continue down that path," Chambliss said. "It's a lot of fun to allow these characters to become more extreme versions of themselves in this extreme environment."
And with Morgan and Alicia on the escape together, we have to wonder if they'll team up to rescue baby Mo from Strand's clutches?
As to whether or not this season might be the conclusion to the whole Fear the Walking Dead storyline as an eighth season has yet to be announced, Goldberg is optimistic. "We really did approach this season the way we have with with all the previous ones we've done on the show, which is we tried to reinvent and evolve on every level. We want to bring it to a satisfying conclusion. Every episode, every eight episodes and ultimately, every 16 episodes tell a complete story that also leaves room for more story to be told beyond that."