Fear the Walking Dead: Inside Alycia Debnam-Carey’s epic game-changing episode

The cast and crew look back at episode 410, Close Your Eyes, where Alicia Clark and Charlie were forced to confront their agonising past.

Fear the Walking Dead’s 10th episode of season 4 was one of the show’s most significant, transforming the character of Alicia (Alycia Debnam Carey).

The episode, written by Shintaro Shimosawa, forced Alicia together with Charlie, her brother’s killer and the pair were locked into a small house during a gigantic storm.

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Executive producer Gale Ann Hurd explains: “Alicia is dealing with the aftermath of a hurricane and it has wreaked incredible devastation.

"She finds a house full of walkers and inside she finds photos that remind of all that she has lost and all that she has to live for."

Alycia Debnam Carey adds: “Alicia takes down the pictures because she doesn’t want to be reminded of a family that she no longer has.

“There is an emptiness to her now that she needs to be left alone in every sense and go back to the essentials of what it means to exist.”

When Alicia discovers that she’s locked in the house with Charlie, she faces an internal battle, which only intensifies when the youngster reveals that she has a gun and wants to die.

“Alicia on the other side of that door has incredibly complex feelings for Charlie. There is a big part of Alicia that wants to kill Charlie,” said showrunner Ian Goldberg.

Inside Fear the Walking Dead episode 410 - Alycia Debnam Carey

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Debnam-Carey said: “Alicia's constantly in a Jekyll and Hyde state to honour what her mum wanted and what she wants.”

Talking about the incredibly tense closing scenes in the episode, where Alicia refuses to kill Charlie, she added: “Alicia feels conflicted when Charlie asks to kill her. Part of her doesn’t want to kill anymore.

“The moment where Alicia decides not to kill Charlie is a moment of complete relief in Alicia’s life. It is her finally letting go of everything – all this rage, this anger, this pain and sorrow.

“It’s a complete break, but it’s a break of beauty in many ways. This moment in the basement has changed Alicia and Charlie’s relationship. We see Alicia take on an adult role. She’s no longer the baby. She’s become a woman."

The acclaimed episode was directed by Michael E. Satrazemis.

Who is in the Fear the Walking season 4 cast?

The series stars Lennie James, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Colman Domingo, Danay Garcia, Garret Dillahunt, Maggie Grace and Jenna Elfman.

In the first half of season 4, the show lost two members of the Clark family – Madison, played by Kim Dickens, and Nick, Frank Dillane.

Inside Fear the Walking Dead - Alycia Debnam Carey

How to watch Fear the Walking Dead in the UK

AMC is on channel number 332/381 HD on BT TV.

Sky customers with the BT Sport Pack can watch Sky channel 192.

BT TV customers can watch the show on catch-up on the BT Player and BT TV App.

AMC is home of TV dramas including The Terror, Snatch, Into the Badlands and Preacher.

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Got BT TV? Watch on channel 332 and the BT Player now >

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