Kim Dickens Disappointed Madison + Alicia Didn’t Reunite on ‘Fear TWD’

  • Kim Dickens returned to “Fear TWD” after her character, Madison, was seemingly killed on season four.
  • Alycia Debnam-Carey, who played Madison’s daughter, departed from the series the prior episode.
  • Dickens tells Insider she was a bit disappointed Madison and Alicia didn’t get to reunite, but praises her colleague’s time on the show.

It’s not just you, TWDFamily. Kim Dickens is also a bit bummed that she and Alycia Debnam-Carey didn’t get to reunite on “Fear the Walking Dead” as mother and daughter before Debnam-Carey’s departure from the series last week.

“That was a killer moment,” Dickens told Insider by


Zoom

call Wednesday when asked if it was bittersweet that her return to “Fear” came an episode after Debnam-Carey’s departure. “Of course, my dream is to be reunited with Madison and Alicia.”

Fans were surprised to learn that season seven, episode 15 of “Fear TWD” would be Debnam-Carey’s final episode of the “TWD” spinoff. The actor’s been part of the show since season one.

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Madison returns on season seven, episode 16 and fans finally learn that she’s been working for PADRE, the place her daughter was searching for.

Lauren “Lo” Smith / AMC


Her character, Alicia, departed the show alive believing that her mother, Madison, is dead. Madison returned on Sunday’s finale, very much alive, after seemingly getting killed off the show on season four, episode eight in 2018.

Dickens said she respects and understands Debnam-Carey’s decision to leave, saying she wasn’t completely sure if the actor would be leaving when she was returning to the series.

“I love Alycia Debnam-Carey. We’re friends. I know enough personally about her and where she is in her life,” Dickens said of Debnam-Carey leaving “Fear.” “These are decisions that are made story wise, and these are decisions made personally and growth wise. I kinda had an inkling.”

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Madison and Alicia on season two of “Fear TWD.”

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“But it’s still a disappointment because, like the fans, I sort of was excited to have those scenes with her, too,” Dickens added of wishing Madison and Alicia had a moment to reunite on “Fear.”

It’s definitely a little strange that the series wouldn’t take the opportunity to show the two on screen together, especially once fans learned on the season seven finale that Madison has been working for PADRE, the place that Alicia had been searching for all season long .

Dickens offered some hope that maybe fans will get to see that moment on screen one day.

After all, no one ever expected to see Dickens return to the show years after she was seemingly killed off of “Fear.”

“Madison continued to live on, in spirit, in the stories while she was gone and in her children,” Dickens pointed out, adding, “I don’t see how Alicia’s spirit won’t still be a part of the show and the story. And, you know, [you] can always hope. I mean, look, I’m sitting here talking to about coming back, so you never know. “

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Alycia Debnam-Carey on her final episode of “Fear TWD.”

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Debnam-Carey’s final episode of “Fear” certainly left the door open for her to return one day.

An individual with knowledge of the show previously told Insider that while Alicia’s story is over for now, that decision was purposeful in order to leave open the possibility to see the character again in the future.

However, in an Instagram post after her final episode aired, Debnam-Carey made her departure from the series sound pretty final, writing, “Tonight marks the end of an extraordinary and life changing journey of playing Alicia Clark … I think we found a fitting way to conclude Alicia’s story … It’s bittersweet, but it’s time. “

Debnam-Carey will be the next star on Hulu’s “Saint X.”

A post shared by Alycia Debnam-Carey (@alyciajasmin)

If fans never see Alicia on the series again, Dickens shared how proud she’s been of watching Debnam-Carey grow as an actor on the series.

“She’s just done such amazing work. We all started this so long ago and it was a big part of her twenties,” Dickens said of Debnam-Carey. “Just incredible, incredible work. Every time I saw her, when I went back to start watching the show again, I was just blown away at her presence and her talent and just so happy for her and proud of her, too.”

Dickens will return to “Fear the Walking Dead” as a regular on the show’s next season.

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