How Did Madison Escape From the Burning Stadium? Will Kim Dickens Return in FTWD Season 8?

The seventh season finale of AMC’s post-apocalyptic series ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ offers astounding developments concerning the future of the survivors. Morgan, Baby Mo, and Baby Mo travel to a radio-free region of Louisiana. They discover that PADRE really is real. But the most shocking part of the episode has to be Kim Dickens’ return as Madison Clark.

Morgan, Alicia and Victor believe Madison died at the stadium. However, Morgan is saved by Alicia from a group masked men trying to kill him. As Madison plays an integral role in the episode, one must be eager to know about her survival from the burning stadium and the character’s future in the show. Let us now share what we know. SPOILERS Ahead.

Madison Escaped from the Burning Stadium: How did she do it?

The fourth season’s eighth episode features Madison dragging a huge herd of walkers into a ballpark to save Nick, Alicia and Luciana. She was convinced that the stadium’s strong walls would keep the dead inside. Upon ensuring her children’s safety, she plans to escape through the tunnels, only to realize that they are blocked. She throws a flare at the feet grease-drenched walkers to ensure their safety. Madison is believed by Alicia and other people to have sacrificed her life in order to save their lives. Madison’s appearance in the season 7 finale shows that she has escaped from the stadium.

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Madison doesn’t reveal how she escaped, but PADRE members must have been involved in her survival. Madison ends up in the secret community following her escape. Her escape from the stadium was not possible without external help. Considering PADRE’s resources, members of the community may have rescued her using a helicopter. When Madison first arrives at PADRE, she doesn’t have any burns, indicating that she has managed to stay away from fire till she received help.

Although Madison’s lungs get affected due to the smoke, the lack of any other concerns shows that she has got rescued from the stadium soon after starting the fire. Madison’s courage and resilience may have been a saving grace for PADRE members. Considering that PADRE must have been recruiting collectors to steal children for their civilization, Madison’s display of bravery may have impressed them to save her.

Kim Dicken’s return to the show as Madison after a long break must have made fans of the show curious about the nature of her reappearance. Will Kim Dickens return to the show as a guest star or will she be an integral part of the next season’s cast? Let’s find out!

In Fear the Walking Dead Season 8, Kim Dickens will Return

Yes, Kim Dickens will return in ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ season 8. In December 2021, AMC confirmed the renewal of the show for the eighth installment and Kim Dickens’ participation in the season as part of the main cast. After a brief appearance in season 7, we will now see Dickens in a regular role in season 8. “She [Madison] It is not going to happen in a flash. She will not appear in a flash. It won’t be a brief appearance. I promise you that,” co-showrunner Andrew Chambliss confirmed to Insider.

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According to Chambliss, Madison’s storyline is an integral part of the show moving forward. “A large part of her [Madison’s] Return is asking the question: What was that journey about? Is that what has left her as a character? How will that affect her and how will it impact the show’s future? It’s gonna provide a really big signpost for where the show is going forward,” he added to Insider. We can expect Madison to join Morgan and her former comrades Daniel and Morgan to battle the authorities of PADRE.

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