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How did Madison escape from the burning stadium? Will Kim Dickens Return in FTWD Season 8?

June 6, 2022

The Season 7 finale of AMC’s post-apocalyptic series Fear the Walking Dead offers startling developments regarding the future of the survivors. Morgan arrives in a radiation-free region of Louisiana with baby Mo and discovers that PADRE is indeed real. But perhaps the most shocking part of the episode is Kim Dickens’ return as Madison Clark.

Though Morgan, Alicia, Victor, and the other survivors believe Madison died at the ballpark, she saves Morgan from a group of masked men attempting to kill him. With Madison playing an important role in the episode, it will be interesting to see how she survived the burning stadium and what her future in the series looks like. With that in mind, let’s share what we know! SPOILERS AHEAD.

How did Madison escape from the burning stadium?

In the eighth episode of season four, Madison lures a massive herd of walkers into a ballpark to save Alicia, Nick, Strand, and Luciana. Their belief that the stadium’s strong walls would keep the dead inside has been proven true. After getting her children to safety, she wants to escape through the tunnels, only to find that they are blocked. For the safety of the others, she throws a torch at the feet of the grease-soaked walkers. Alicia and the others believe that Madison gave her life for them. Madison’s appearance in the season 7 finale reveals that she fled the stadium.

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Although Madison doesn’t reveal how she managed to escape, people from PADRE must have played a role in her survival since she ends up in the secret community after escaping. Additionally, the lack of known secret exits in the stadium suggests that she received outside help. Given PADRE’s resources, community members may have rescued them with the help of a helicopter. When Madison first arrives at PADRE, she has no burns, suggesting she managed to stay away from the fire until she received help.

Although Madison’s lungs are affected by the smoke, the lack of other problems indicates that she was rescued from the stadium shortly after the fire broke out. Members of PADRE may have saved Madison upon seeing her resilience and courage. Considering that PADRE must have recruited collectors to steal children for their civilization, Madison’s bravery may have impressed them into saving them.

Kim Dicken’s return to the series as Madison after a long hiatus must have made fans of the series curious about what her return will be like. Is it a cameo or will Kim Dickens be a part of the series in the upcoming season? Let’s find out!

Will Kim Dickens Return in Fear the Walking Dead Season 8?

Yes, Kim Dickens will return in Fear the Walking Dead Season 8. In December 2021, AMC confirmed the series’ renewal for the eighth episode and Kim Dickens’ participation in the season as part of the main cast. Thus, after the brief appearance in Season 7, we will see the actress in a regular role in Season 8. she [Madison] won’t just pop up in a moment. If she does, it’ll be in a big, meaningful role. It won’t just be a cameo. I promise you that, confirmed co-showrunner Andrew Chambliss insider.

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According to Chambliss, Madison’s storyline is an integral part of the series as it evolves. A large part of her [Madisons] Returning is to ask the questions: What was this journey about? What does that mean for you as a character? How does that shape her in the future and how does it shape the series in the future? It’s going to be a really big signpost for how the series goes on, he added to Insider. With Season 7 ending, we can bet Madison will be teaming up with Morgan and her former comrades, including Daniel and Morgan, to take on the PADRE authorities.