This last week we learned a bit about Madison’s past on ‘Fear the Walking Dead‘ and one key takeaway from her drunken conversation with Strand may finally tie the show together with Robert Kirkman’s ‘The Walking Dead‘. While set in the same world, there has been no direct connections between the series though now that might just be changing. Obviously, if you haven’t seen the last week’s episode of ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ yet and plan on watching it you might want to turn back now before we talk about this subtle yet likely important piece of information.
Still with me? For those of you who were tired or not paying that close to attention to Strand picking up on Madison’s subtle southern accent while the two were drinking together you may also have missed what came next. After he pointed it out she mentioned that she had initially come from Alabama. You know, the same area where most of the main cast from the first season of ‘The Walking Dead’ is from.
They didn’t go into details if she had siblings or if her husband was from there but it left the door wide open for Madison Clark to also one day walk into Alexandria or some other area if she ever ends up leaving Mexico and wants to explore what happened in the area she had grown up in. While, I wouldn’t hold my breathe as ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ is still set prior to the current events of ‘The Walking Dead’, they are both very far South and West of the cast of ‘The Walking Dead’, and from what little comment made by producer Dave Erickson:
“As of right now, no, there is no plan. From a narrative perspective, nevermind the geography of it all, I think it would be too difficult to pull off. I don’t think there’s anything, as far as I’ve read in the comic, I don’t think there’s any trackway for that either. It’s such a complicated proposition and I think for the time being, the two shows just need to exist in their own spheres.”
While he doesn’t say it is impossible it does look to be quite unlikely and I could honestly say that it feels like a bit of a stretch to see her and whoever ends up surviving head up that way. Of course, if ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ were to be cancelled at some point it could be a great time to have her and a couple or surviving cast members pop up on the show just in time to find out she is related to one of the characters from the original series even if they were now dead.
The pure logistics of travelling that distance in a walker-filled world, however, just doesn’t seem that feasible.
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