Alicia Clark cut off her own arm in a desperate attempt to stop herself from transforming into a zombie on Sunday night’s episode of Fear The Walking Dead.
Though apparently still infected, she later declared war on Victor Strand [Colman Domingo] after learning that he killed her close friend Will.
The episode titled Padre started with a flashback scene of Alicia [Alycia Debnam-Carey] being locked in a safe room in the fallout bunker by Theodore ‘Teddy’ Maddox [John Glover] before he launched nuclear missiles.
One arm: Alicia Clark cut off her own arm in a desperate attempt to stop herself from transforming into a zombie on Sunday night’s episode of Fear The Walking Dead.
Alicia begged him to not leave her and declared that she would not make the world like he wanted.
‘I know, that is what I am counting on,’ Teddy said as he walked away from her.
Alicia managed to break free of rope ties that Teddy had put around her hands, but couldn’t get out of the room. Later, she noticed a door was open. She walked out through the bunker’s armory room, but all the weapons had been taken.
A man came into the room and grabbed her. He asked her if she knew why Teddy had locked them below. The man, who was part of the Doomsday cult, told her that they ‘need fresh compost for the garden.’
War declaration: Though apparently still infected, Alicia later declared war on Victor Strand [Colman Domingo] after learning that he killed her close friend Will
Cult leader: ‘I know, that is what I am counting on,’ Teddy said as he walked away from her before detonating nuclear missiles
He brought Alicia to a room and pushed her toward a tree that had a zombie tied to it. She came close to being bitten when another man waked in and asked her if she was Alicia Clark. She said she was. The man said that his name was Arno [Spenser Granese].
‘She’s the one we have been waiting for,’ announced Arno to the handful of people in the room all dressed in dark blue. He told them that Alicia was going to lead them to a new beginning.
‘I’m not leading you psychos anywhere,’ Alicia said.
The one: ‘She’s the one we have been waiting for,’ announced Arno to the handful of people in the room all dressed in dark blue
‘He warned us that you might say that,’ said Arno. ‘He also said you would come around.’
Alicia then pushed the man who was nearest to her into the zombie who bit him. She grabbed his gun and told Arno to move out of her way. She walked out of the room and Arno said to let her go.
The scene then shifted back to the present when a cloud of red smoke was quickly approaching Alicia’s campground. She yelled for everyone to put their masks on and run.
Smooth move: Alicia grabbed a man’s gun and told Arno to move out of her way
‘We need to stay ahead of the smoke,’ said Morgan Jones [Lennie James] to Alicia. ‘Who are these people, Alicia? Where have you been?’
‘It’s a long story, Morgan,’ she said. ‘And now is not the time to tell it.’
After they made their way far enough away, Sherry [Christine Evangelista] told Dwight [Austin Amelio] they were clear to take off their radiation masks. He instructed all 28-members of their group to take their masks off and to hydrate.
Danger zone: ‘We need to stay ahead of the smoke,’ said Morgan Jones [Lennie James] to Alicia. ‘Who are these people, Alicia? Where have you been?’
Alicia asked Morgan how long he thought they should wait before returning to camp. He told her that her camp was ‘done’ and that they could never return to it.
Morgan then told Alicia that she could take her people to Victor Strand’s Tower complex and be safe. Morgan told her that Victor was holding Grace and their adopted baby hostage.
Alicia told Morgan that she needed his help and that she didn’t want to see Victor.
Help needed: Alicia told Morgan that she needed his help and that she didn’t want to see Victor
On Alicia’s orders, Dwight brought them a tied up zombie, the same zombie that had been tied to the tree in the bunker. Morgan asked Dwight who it was but he said that he had to hear it from Alicia.
The show then flashed back to the bunker. Alicia tried using an axe to break down a door when a man stopped her and told her it wasn’t going to work. He told her that his name was Will [Gus Halper] and that he had been trying to escape the bunker as well.
Alicia asked Will how long he had been in the bunker and he told her had been down there ever since Senator Elias Vasquez’s security team brought him down. He said they went there after to regroup with other government officials after hospitals where overwhelmed.
Zombie duty: On Alicia’s orders, Dwight brought them a tied up zombie, the same zombie that had been tied to the tree in the bunker
Will told her that everyone else that he came down with was dead after survivors found the entrance to the bunker. He said the Senator let them in because they were hungry but they ended up killing everyone.
He told Alicia that he avoided being killed because he was doing maintenance on air filters at the time on the lower levels. Alicia shared with him that she needed to get out to stop someone from doing something terrible.
Then they heard Arno looking for her. Will told her to go back to Arno’s cult and to play along until he could find them a way out.
Bunker life: Will told her that everyone else that he came down with was dead after survivors found the entrance to the bunker
Back in the present, Alicia had one of her group pour a white substance over the zombie and said that it would help her see him better. Alicia then told Morgan she needed his help to find a place called Padre. She said she didn’t know where it was but that the zombie did.
Sherry rode up and said that rangers were approaching. Morgan said that he thought they were with Victor and told the others they could hide out in the interim in the submarine.
Alicia then cut open a zombie and spread the blood on top of raincoats. She gave one bloody raincoat to Morgan and put on the other one herself. She set the zombie free and they followed him.
Safe place: Alicia then told Morgan she needed his help to find a place called Padre
Back in a flashback sequence, Arno took Alicia to her new room. There was a file in it about Padre next to her bed and he told her it was just something the old tenants left behind. Will got captured by Arno’s group and just when they were going to feed him to the zombie, Alicia stepped in.
‘Teddy was right,’ Alicia said. ‘I am the person that is going to lead you to a new beginning.’
She told them to let Will go and they did. Will was upset when he saw the Senator was a zombie tied to a tree in the middle of the room. He asked Alicia if the zombies still remembered anything and she told him no.
New room: Back in a flashback sequence, Arno took Alicia to her new room
Alicia told him there was a binder in her room marked Padre and Will told her that was the safe place stocked with supplies where Senator Vasquez planned on taking them. Will said the location was classified and only the Senator knew it. Alicia then gave Will her necklace.
In the present, Alicia and Morgan walked behind the zombie, but then out of nowhere people started shooting at them. Morgan yelled for them to stop shooting saying that they were not the people who attacked the tower. One of the masked shooters yelled that they knew that and that they were specifically there for Morgan.
Alicia tried to run after the zombie but Morgan stopped her and said they would kill her. The men shot off one of that zombie’s arms and Alicia ran over and picked up the injured walker. Morgan helped her and they managed to carry it off. They reached a cliff and pushed the zombie off it.
Cliff drama: Alicia and Morgan were at the edge of a cliff during a stand-off with Victor Strand
Morgan and Alicia stood at the edge of the cliff and then one of the masked riders told them to wait. It was Victor. He told Alicia not to jump, but she did.
‘Well, I see that you found her,’ Victor said to Morgan.
‘I did and you were right Victor she really didn’t want to see you,’ said Morgan who grabbed a weapon and then jumped off the cliff after her.
Found her: ‘Well, I see that you found her,’ Victor said to Morgan
Morgan instructed his soldiers to search the banks of the river and find them.
Later on the river banks, Morgan and Alicia sat with the zombie. He asked her why she wanted his help. Alicia said she needed his help to find Padre ‘a place where everyone could be safe.’
Alicia was convinced that even if a person becomes a zombie that there was an echo of who they once were. She revealed the zombie was formerly the Senator, the only one who knew the true location of Padre. Morgan disagreed. While they were arguing, Victor’s rangers found them.
The show then drifted back to the bunker when Alicia and Will were struggling to find a way out. They covered themselves with zombie blood to make their way through a rat infested tunnel.
Escape plan: The show then drifted back to the bunker when Alicia and Will were struggling to find a way out
They let the Senator zombie go first and then followed him through the tunnel. Then the nuclear explosion suddenly went off and some of the tunnel collapsed. Alicia was trapped in the tunnel with the zombie Senator.
The show then jumped back to the present day and Victor asked her the identity of the tied up zombie. He pulled his knife on the zombie, but Alicia asked him not to kill it.
‘He’s already dead, Alicia,’ Victor said.
Marked zombie: The show then jumped back to the present day and Victor asked her the identity of the tied up zombie
Victor told Alicia about the Tower that he built. He told her that he thought he could do it alone but that he needed her because she was the only person he could trust.
‘Are you sure about that,’ Alicia said to Victor. ‘I don’t need your Tower.’
Victor told her that Padre was a myth, but Alicia said she wasn’t settling for what he had. Victor then instructed his men to kill Morgan and the Senator zombie.
Killing order: Victor then instructed his men to kill Morgan and the Senator zombie
Alicia stepped in to stop them from feeding Morgan to the zombie and the zombie appeared to bite her arm.
Victor told them to stop and asked Alicia to let him help her.
‘You need to leave, now!’ she yelled at Victor.
Leave now: ‘You need to leave, now!’ Alicia yelled at Victor
The show shifted back to Alicia being stuck in the tunnel. She woke up gasping and realized she was stuck. She yelled for Will and told him she was trapped in the tunnel with the Senator.
She tried to block the Senator from getting to her by piling rocks in the tunnel but he broke through and bit her arm. She told Will that it was over and that there was nothing up there anyway to save since the nuclear warhead went off.
Alicia cried and Will told her that she needed to survive.
Back to the present day, Morgan asked Alicia if she would show him her arm. Alicia unzipped a glove and revealed that her arm was just a skeleton wrapped in a metal cage.
‘I told you I’m fine,’ she said.
Morgan asked her how she lost her arm, but she didn’t tell him.
The show then flashed back to her being stuck in the tunnel and revealed that Alicia had used her own knife to cut off her arm. She asked Will to promise to kill her if she turned and tried to kill anyone.
Self amputation: The show then flashed back to her being stuck in the tunnel and revealed that Alicia had used her own knife to cut off her arm
When Alicia woke up, she was in a room with Will lying on a hospital bed. Will told her that he learned that Teddy’s bomb went off after Victor got in the way when her friends tried to stop him. She looked at her stump and saw the puss coming out.
Will told her she had been out for a week with a high fever. She worried that her fever was due to the bite, but he tried to assure her that it wasn’t.
In the present day, Morgan and Alicia continued to follow the Senator zombie as he walked through the woods. She saw a light in the distance and said that they found Padre. Morgan told her that it wasn’t Padre but that it was actually the light from Victor’s Tower.
Hospital bed: When Alicia woke up, she was in a room with Will lying on a hospital bed
The Senator zombie had been drawn to the light and then mixed in with the other zombies circling the Tower. Alicia realized that she lost the zombie she had hoped to lead her to Padre.
Morgan asked her to tell him what was really going on. Alicia said that she thought they didn’t amputate her arm in time and that the zombie infection was still inside of her and that her body was fighting it.
‘It’s only a matter of time before I lose,’ Alicia said.
Still infected: ‘It’s only a matter of time before I lose,’ Alicia said
She told him that she had tried everything but that she couldn’t stop it.
‘I don’t know how much longer I have left. I thought it was long enough to find Padre,’ Alicia said.
Alicia said she was going to be a walker herself soon. Victor then approached on horseback and told Alicia that her walker led her where she was supposed to be.
‘Bring your people,’ said Victor.
Tower leader: Victor then approached on horseback and told Alicia that her walker led her where she was supposed to be
‘Would you take care of them?’ she asked.
‘Like I invited them in myself,’ Victor said.
Alicia asked him to promise her that he would still take care of her people even if she wasn’t there. Victor asked her if she was still sick.
‘I promise,’ said Victor.
She looked over and saw a zombie with her necklace around its neck and realized that it was her friend Will.
Familiar jewelry: Alicia looked over and saw a zombie with her necklace around its neck and realized that it was her friend Will
The show then flashed back to the bunker when Alicia woke up with her arm bandaged and there was a note beside her bed from Will. He told her that he couldn’t stay because he would remind her of a life that didn’t exist and that she needed to build something better. He told her to not worry about him and wrote that one day he might get to see the world she built.
Alicia in the present then stabbed a knife through zombie Will’s head. She yelled at Victor and asked him if he did this to Will.
‘Why would you kill him?’ she yelled.
Good question: ‘Why would you kill him?’ she yelled
‘Because I knew it would hurt you,’ Victor said. ‘I wanted to keep you away so I could build this Tower.’
Alicia asked him why he thought killing Will would keep her away and Victor said because Will told him that he loved her.
Alicia was stunned. She turned around and asked Morgan how long they could survive outside on their own and he said a week or so.
New plan: Alicia turned around and asked Morgan how long they could survive outside on their own and he said a week or so
She then faced Victor and said that he had taken so much from her and now she was going to take something from him.
‘I am taking the one thing that matters to you the most,’ said Alicia. ‘I’m taking that Tower.’
Victor said he would protect it.
‘Then we’re going to war,’ Alicia said.
Fear The Walking Dead will return April 17 on AMC.
Mid-season finale: ‘Then we’re going to war,’ Alicia said at the end of the mid-season finale