The fan theory stating that Madison Clark (Kim Dickens) survived the walkers and inferno at Dell Stadium in Season 4 of Fear the Walking Dead is a persistent one. And, with Episode 14 titled “Mother” and dealing with Madison’s daughter, Alicia (Alycia Debnam-Carey), there was the suspicion that Madison would return.
The episode also saw the return of Cole (Sebastian Sozzi) and had many viewers wondering if Madison were not to turn up in the latest installment, it would certainly set the scene for the insinuation that Madison might have survived.
However, this didn’t happen.
Cole’s return gave Alicia conflicted emotions
Episode 14 saw Alicia going on a road trip with Teddy (John Glover) and Dakota (Zoe Colletti). While Teddy didn’t admit it at first, the ulterior motive was to get Alicia to see that everyone her mother had saved at Dell Stadium was dead.
He hoped that this would show Alicia that the usual way of doing things was no longer working and, therefore, justified his plan to wipe out civilization as they know it, thanks to a nuclear missile he found onboard a beached submarine.
What actually ended up happening was that the small group bumped into a blast from Alicia’s past. Cole, who had lived with Alicia at Dell Stadium in the community created by her mother, turned up unexpectedly.