|Fear the Walking Dead character|
Alycia Debnam-Carey as Alicia Clark
|First appearance||"Pilot" (2015)|
|Portrayed by||Alycia Debnam-Carey|
Alicia Clark is a fictional character in the television series Fear the Walking Dead portrayed by Alycia Debnam-Carey. The character was created by Robert Kirkman and Dave Erickson. Alicia is the daughter of Stephen and Madison Clark, the series former main protagonist.
After Nick awakens in a heroin den in an abandoned church, he is hit by a car and hospitalized. The doctor tells Madison and Travis that Nick's claims about the incident are heroin hallucinations, but Travis believes Nick after visiting the church himself. Alicia becomes more worried about Nick's chemical dependency. The next day, school closes early due to the high levels of absenteeism and rumors of an epidemic. Nick, Madison, and Travis choose to flee to the desert, and they want Alicia, Liza, and Chris to follow. Alicia finds Matt ill in his disheveled house. Travis arrives and sees a bite on Matt, who convinces Alicia to leave. The group returns to Madison's home to gather supplies. Travis tells Madison to take the kids to the desert without him; he will catch up. Alicia witnesses her zombified neighbor, Mr. Dawson, attacking Mrs. Cruz across the street, but Madison prevents her from intervening. A mob sets fire to the store adjoining the barbershop, forcing the Salazars and Manawas to flee. The group reaches Travis' truck and escapes, but not before Griselda is injured by a collapsing scaffold. Unable to reach a hospital, the group drives to Madison's house, where Nick, Madison, and Alicia temporarily flee when the zombified Mr. Dawson attempts to enter, attracted by the barking dog Nick had let in. Nick leads Madison and Alicia to the Trans' house next door, where they take a shotgun. All three families decide to stay the night and evacuate in the morning. The next morning, as the Clarks and Manawas start driving away, the National Guard arrives and quarantines the block. While Travis says, "It's going to get better," Daniel laments that it's, "too late," as he watches a guardsman mark the neighboring house. Soldiers take Griselda and Nick to a hospital, but Nick's family protests his departure. Liza agrees to go to assist the medical team, despite not wanting to leave her son. Travis retreats to the roof and sees the signal from the Dead Zone. Seconds later, he sees and hears gunfire, followed by darkness. The group drives to the National Guard's headquarters to rescue Liza, Griselda, and Nick. Adams agrees to be their guide when let go by Travis. The group infiltrates the base after Daniel distracts the guards by leading a horde of walkers from the arena. Travis, Madison, Daniel, and Ofelia go inside, while Alicia and Chris stay behind. Meanwhile, the walkers breach the perimeter defenses and swarm the base. Travis' group reach the holding cells and set the detainees free before reuniting with Nick, Liza, and Strand. They try to escape through the medical ward, where they discover Dr. Exner has euthanized all of the patients. Dr. Exner tells them of an escape route before presumably committing suicide. Before they can escape, the group encounters Adams, who shoots Ofelia in the arm. Enraged, Travis brutally beats Adams and leaves him for dead. Strand leads the group to his oceanside mansion.
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The group evacuates to the Abigail as the military bombs Los Angeles, in an attempt to contain the outbreak. Out at sea, the group comes across another boat full of survivors, but Strand refuses to pick them up. Strand informs the group they are heading to San Diego.
The group docks on a nearby island to escape pursuit of the unknown ship. They soon have to leave because George poisoned his entire family as part of a suicide pact, and the group are forced to leave the remains of George's family behind on the island.
Development and reception
Since Madison's fate was confirmed in the fourth mid-season finale, Alicia is the only surviving main cast member from season 1 introduced in the series premiere.
Alycia Debnam-Carey's performance was praised in the episode "Close Your Eyes". Laura Bradley of Vanity Fair stated the episode was Debnam-Carey's most powerful performance yet, one that proved Alicia still has a lot of story left.
- "Alicia on Fear the Walking Dead: All you need to know about actress who plays her". 17 September 2018. https://www.monstersandcritics.com/smallscreen/alicia-on-fear-the-walking-dead-all-you-need-to-know-about-actress-who-plays-her/. Retrieved 30 September 2018.
- Tassi, Paul. "Fear the Walking Dead's Ratings Have Collapsed After Killing Off Its Lead". https://www.forbes.com/sites/insertcoin/2018/09/16/fear-the-walking-deads-ratings-have-collapsed-after-killing-off-its-lead/#3188ef37356d. Retrieved 30 September 2018.
- Bradley, Laura (19 August 2018). "A Somber Fear the Walking Dead Proves Alicia Is Still the Show’s Anchor". https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2018/08/fear-the-walking-dead-recap-season-4-episode-10-alicia-charlie-alycia-debnam-carey. Retrieved 23 September 2018.
- Tassi, Paul. "'Fear The Walking Dead' Leans On Alycia Debnam-Carey To Save It Yet Again". https://www.forbes.com/sites/insertcoin/2018/08/20/fear-the-walking-dead-leans-on-alycia-debnam-carey-to-save-it-yet-again/#6df23dbb677a. Retrieved 30 September 2018.
- Kain, Erik. "'Fear The Walking Dead' Season 4, Episode 10 Review: 'Close Your Eyes'". https://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/2018/08/19/fear-the-walking-dead-season-4-episode-10-review-close-your-eyes/#7b6df2c3302d. Retrieved 30 September 2018.
- "'Fear The Walking Dead' Star Alycia Debnam-Carey Breaks Down Alicia's Tough Choice". https://www.tvinsider.com/710520/fear-the-walking-dead-season-4-alicia-charlie-alycia-debnam-carey/. Retrieved 30 September 2018.