Fear The Walking Dead (2015) s07e15 Episode Script


The gang's all here.
Strand, what are you waiting for? - Turn it off.
- Even if I turn it off, even if I help you save everyone, the damage is already done.
If you're listening to this, you're not alone.
The place you've been looking for, PADRE, it's here, the Tower.
We can help you.
Alicia! Hi.
She's waking up! It's okay, Alicia.
June! June, over here! Don't stand up.
You're low on fluids and febrile.
Get saline and the epinephrine.
What are we doing? Why are we prepping the rafts? - You don't remember? - What? The Tower.
It's burning.
The walkers from the crater when they breach those walls, when they burn, everything's gonna be released into the air.
Where are we going? We don't know.
Morgan where'd he land? He hasn't.
At least not yet.
It could be just as dangerous out there.
- No, no, no, no, no.
You cannot stand up.
- I'm fine.
If we don't bring the fever under control, it will kill you.
It's been like this for months.
So where the hell is Strand? He didn't want to come with us.
Do we know where he is? As far as we know, he's still in there.
The med kit is packed.
I found some adrenaline if she needs it.
Let's get everyone in the rafts.
Y-you need to rest.
She heard the message.
Hey! Hey! Over here! Wait! Over here! Come back! You don't have to run! I'm not running! I have to find my friend! We can help you.
I want to help you.
Then help me find him in there.
He knows how to get to PADRE.
- PADRE? - Come on! No, don't.
You don't have to run Wait! Alicia, where are you? Tell us where you are.
Alicia? Over.
Alicia, do you read me? I'm here.
I found the girl I told you about.
She might know where PADRE is.
You're going to need a place to go.
PADRE? Why did you leave on your own? Because I can't put you in danger.
So don't come looking for me.
Hey! I'm over here! Hey! Wait! I said wait! What do you know about PADRE? Is it real? I didn't know if you were gonna wake up or not.
It's okay.
I was Passed out on one of their bodies.
I heard you scream.
How did we get here? I dragged you.
We almost didn't make it.
What's your name? It's okay.
You can tell me.
- I'm Alicia - Alicia.
I know.
I heard your message.
That's why I was at the beach.
You can take your mask off.
It's safe in here.
I don't take it off.
You helped me in the woods.
Why didn't you stay? I was looking for my friend.
Why are you sick? Is it because of your arm? Did one of them bite you? It's okay.
You can tell me.
I'm not scared of bites.
It doesn't matter.
There's nothing to do about it.
Were you telling the truth? Can your friend really help us find PADRE? Yes, but we have to find him first.
He's all I've got left.
He's like family.
What are you looking for? Tylenol, ibuprofen, anything to bring down the fever.
Isn't the fever what's gonna kill the infection? You sure know a lot for a kid.
My mom always said I was too smart for my own good.
My mom said the same thing.
This infection is different.
I've been fighting it a long time.
Did you find medicine? Alicia? What is it? It's nothing.
How far away is your friend? - I'm not sure.
- Well, where is he? Where were you going? To make contact with him.
How? Same way you did.
Your message I heard it from far away.
If I send it from where you did, he'll hear me wherever he is.
That's not gonna work.
Even if he does know where PADRE is, the Tower's on fire.
The dead around it are irradiated.
- You won't make it.
- But you might.
You could help me.
I barely made it here.
We got to get to the rafts before the dead get to the flames.
I'm not getting in a raft! Hey! - It's not loaded.
- Why? You looked for bullets lately? There aren't any.
If you aren't going to help, why'd you follow me in the first place?! To save you.
To save my friends.
To do something that might outlast me.
You think you're going to die? Look at me.
I may not make it to the beach.
This thing is gonna beat me.
Everyone who gets bit ends up just like them.
That means I won't be able to help my friends get someplace safe.
You're wrong.
You can beat it.
And you can help your friends.
That's not true.
It is! How would you know? Because I was bit, too! And I'm still here.
What? How? Take me to the Tower.
Make contact with my friend.
He's the one who saved me.
He can save you, too.
And then he can get us all to PADRE.
Come on.
When did it happen? The bite on your arm.
It healed.
It must've been a while ago.
How'd you get bit? You can trust me.
I'm here, aren't I? - I got it.
- No.
You won't reach his head.
It's too much for you.
- Where'd you get that? - Take it.
- Where did you get that?! - It came off your neck while I was pulling you to the van.
Use it on him! - No.
- Shoot him! I got it.
Are you okay? Yeah.
You almost got yourself killed.
The walker's mulch.
You didn't get hurt.
So there's nothing to be upset about.
Why didn't you use the bullet? I was nowhere near you.
I didn't want to draw more of the dead.
That's not the real reason.
Why do you have a bullet if you won't use it? - You really want to know? - Yes.
So I don't turn into one of them when I die.
So you know your friends are okay before you end it all.
That's the idea.
But you're making it really hard right now.
Are you having dreams? About turning into one of them? I had them, too.
Do you still have them? No.
Only when my fever was really bad.
My friend he'll help you.
You're not going to end up like one of them.
So use the bullet next time you need it.
We're never getting up there.
We need to go back to the rafts.
Maybe your friend will hear the message from the beach.
Go if you want.
I'm staying.
I gave it a shot.
But this is impossible.
No one would be able to make it up there.
What about the other people who heard your message? You're just gonna let them walk into that? If they heard my message they'll turn around when they see the Tower.
They won't know to go to the beach.
They could end up someplace worse.
We need to go.
We need to go.
I'm not sure I can push much further.
I'm not leaving.
I'm going in there.
I won't let you die.
Not till we can find PADRE.
Then come with me.
If I go, we both die.
- I'll die if we stay out here.
- What the hell does that mean? You know exactly what that means.
We're drawing them in from the Tower.
I got it.
Hang on.
Stay with me.
Is anyone there? I repeat is anyone there?! Wait.
- Wait.
- She's waking up.
How are you feeling? Why aren't you at the rafts? Alicia, we wouldn't leave without you.
Let me get up, please.
- Okay.
- Please.
Thank you.
How did you find me? We heard your S.
Name's Josiah.
He's a friendly.
He got to you before we did.
- Where is she? - Good thing, too, or you'd be part of that herd.
Where is she? Where's who? The one who can help us find PADRE.
- You found her? - She walkied you to help me.
You walkied us, Alicia.
And we don't even know if that place is real.
She helped kill the walkers.
You sure about that? Looks like you killed them.
She was there.
She she saved me, twice.
The blood it's from before.
You're still burning up.
You take that adrenaline shot? I had to.
This is not the fever.
She was there.
You were alone when I found you.
She must've gone back to the Tower.
Why would she do that? To send a message.
To find her friend.
To help us find PADRE.
We have to go back.
I have to go back.
- Easy there.
- We came here to take you back to the raft, and that's what we're gonna do.
By force if that's how you want to play it.
I get it.
I do.
I would be doing the same thing if I were you, but I'm not leaving without her.
We don't even know if she's real.
Why is saving her so important to you? It's how I'm going to save you.
But something tells me it's how I'm going to save myself.
Coming back to those rafts that's your best shot.
She got bit.
And she's alive.
Her friend he helped her.
Alicia I've seen someone tell the exact same lie before.
I've been dreaming about dying for months, about turning into one them.
I don't want to die.
I don't want to turn.
And she can help me live.
Are you sure you're not just seeing her because you want to? Yes.
I know how it sounds.
She is real.
She is real.
When people doubted me, it didn't feel good.
To be fair, amigo, you weren't operating with all your faculties.
Maybe I'm still not.
Alicia helped me to see things more clearly.
And I can't leave her to try to do this on her own.
So I'm coming with you.
Daniel I'm in.
You'll clear the tunnel faster with help.
Sherry would kill me if I let you all go alone, so Well, shit.
Don't wanna be the only asshole who said no.
C'mon, Josie.
Got to stir up some crispy beef.
Are you there? I repeat are you there? Maybe they're right.
Maybe you aren't real.
Alicia? Yes.
It's me.
I'm here.
Where are you? Moving up the stairs.
I think I can get to the roof from here.
Stay where you are.
It's too dangerous to do this on your own.
I'm coming.
My friends, they're just clearing the tunnel.
Once you're through the tunnel, the stairs are clear.
Hello? Are you there? Can you hear me? Shit.
Alicia, we cleared a path through the tunnel.
If she's in there, we can get to her.
She is.
I talked to her.
I'm going in after her.
You're not going in there alone.
She's right.
We ain't leaving you now.
We opened it up pretty good, but we can't be certain it'll be stable for long.
You need to get back to the rafts.
Prepare to leave.
If I learn where PADRE is, I'll radio you.
Sherry needs you.
And you just found your brother.
And you've got to be there for Charlie.
And Arno's people.
They need someone to show them the way.
- They will have you.
- Luci.
I have to do this on my own.
We will see you and the girl at the shore.
Where are you? Are you in the stairwell? Please tell me where you are.
Where are you? I'm halfway up.
I'm on the roof.
But I need your help.
I'm not sure I can make it.
You have to.
It's the only way.
You can do it.
Over here.
You're alive.
You're alive.
So are you.
I don't want to die.
I'm not ready.
Let's find your friend.
No! - What? - It's br It's broken! It's okay.
No, it's not your friend.
We need to We need to get in touch with him.
We need to find somewhere for everyone to go.
We still can.
What are you talking about? My friend he's not out there.
He's here in this Tower.
That's why I wanted to come in here.
Your friend.
What is his name? Victor Strand.
I'm sorry I didn't tell you sooner.
Strand: They were never part of my vision for this place.
They were never part of my vision for this place.
You're never gonna forgive me, are you? What? Even if I help you save everyone, the damage is already done.
I was trying to save your life! save your life! No! No! No! No! It doesn't make sense! Alicia, I know you must think I'm a monster, but I'm the same man I've always been.
You can't stop what's coming.
- Where are you going? - I'm going back to the beach! They were right.
I s I s I shouldn't have come here.
We need to help him.
Why? Because he's your family.
You don't know what he's capable of.
I know everything you do.
He can save you.
He can save us.
No! Did you even get bit? Do you know anything about PADRE? Is anything you said to me true? It all is.
I can help you.
If you help him.
No You'd rather die than save him? Yes.
Why? Because he took everything from me.
Then don't let him take your life, too.
If you leave him here, you'll die.
Why do you care what happens to him? It's not about Strand.
It's about you.
Where are you going? Why would you go in here? Who's there? Is there a visitor? Victor? My mind is playing tricks on me.
It's It's not a trick.
I'm here.
You gotta get out of here.
I can't.
Not now.
I'm not gonna make it.
Alicia, I'm sorry.
I wanted to give you everything.
You didn't give me anything.
You just took everything from me.
Is this because of what I did to Will? Will's just another person that I outlived.
So many people had to die so I could live.
This is about your mother.
It's about so much more than that.
This is about making what she gave us mean something.
To do what she she didn't get to.
To make this place a place that would last.
I'm so sorry, Alicia.
I'm so sorry for everything.
Don't don't don't don't do that.
If you turn I deserve everything that you do to me.
It's not for you.
It's for me.
I'm sorry.
I'm sorry.
I'm sorry.
I'm sorry.
Leave! Leave! Please.
No! God damn it! There are certain things you always remember about your kids.
My daughter she just decided that bird was gonna live.
She lived because my kids didn't give up on her.
Maybe this is the last thing I was meant to do.
Thank you.
Why did you come back? Because I can't leave you.
No No, I I don't understand.
You do, Alicia.
You're me.
She gave her a chance when no one else would.
There's not a whole lot of that left anymore.
Why did you bring me here? You know why.
It's on that tape.
But that light it's getting fainter every day we're out here.
You're wrong.
What you told Victor before your mom didn't die so you could build something like this.
She died so that the part of you that didn't give up on people would live.
I wasn't lying when I told you I survived the bite.
I'm still in you.
But you're the only one who can make sure this isn't the end for me.
I can't.
I'm going to die.
Not if you make sure that people remember this part of you.
How? You know how.
Answer me.
I have to save Strand.
Don't leave anything behind! We don't know how long we're going to be out there! We're ready.
We can't miss the tide.
She'll catch up.
We cannot be here when those walkers burn.
Try and stay clustered, but if we get split up Everyone in! We're shoving off! I repeat we need help.
Alicia, where are you? The MRAP.
But we can't make it much farther on our own.
We'll meet you there.
Did you find her? Yeah.
I found someone else, too.
They'll never take me with you.
They will if I ask them to.
Why'd you save me? After everything I've done? What? I asked your mother the same question once.
What did she say? She said she did it because she knew who I was.
I don't think she really did.
Not like you do.
So I'm asking again why'd you save me? It's not about you.
It's about me.
So you can do what I don't have time left to do.
So you can find a place for everyone to be safe.
You really think I can? I'm not sure.
But I think you'll try.
Stay with me.
She's waking up! Don't move.
The fever's still rising.
We've got you on fluids.
We're gonna try and make this raft as comfortable as we can, okay? We need to move now.
Readings are spiking.
The walkers must've breached the fence.
- Did you hear from Morgan? - Yeah.
Current took him in a different direction, but he cleared the radiation.
Will you tell him something for me? You can tell him yourself.
He wanted to talk with you, too.
Morgan? Hey.
Is that you? I'm sorry I didn't do what I said I would with the Tower.
You got everybody onto the rafts.
That's all that matters.
Also, I think you might be right.
I've been hearing some chatter on the radio and I think it might be PADRE.
I think PADRE is real.
And I think we might actually have someplace to go to.
How about that? Alicia, how are you feeling? You need to know something.
No matter what happens to me you won't be doing this alone.
I won't be doing it alone, because you're going to be alright.
Right? Alicia? Are you there? Are you? If he didn't hear that, I'll make sure he knows.
Alicia I'm sorry I wasn't able to stop this from happening to you.
I'm sorry I wasn't there for you, either.
Daniel's gonna look after you, okay? I know.
It's okay.
It's okay, Alicia, because I got to do something that I never thought I would.
And look we finally got to see a beach.
We did.
Charlie it's time.
Are you going to be okay? I wasn't there for Ofelia at the end, but I will be there for her.
I will see you again.
We gotta go.
Thank you for taking us in like you did.
We might not have made it this far without you.
If I didn't have to look after them, - I would be in this raft with you.
- No.
It's too dangerous.
I have to do this alone.
No, you won't.
It may not be the Abigail, but we can rough it out together.
What? No.
Alicia? - Alicia! - No.
Get Get on the raft! No! I don't know how fast I'll turn.
I don't know how much longer I have left.
- I'm willing to take that risk.
- I'm not.
It's up to you to make sure everything we've been through means something.
- You have to go.
- I'm not gonna go! - You have to go.
- I'm not gonna go! You have to go! People may have heard my message.
They may be heading to the Tower.
You did make it mean something.
You saved all of them.
You saved me.
You did what I asked you to do back at Lawton.
Victor, I didn't just save you so you could live to do what I couldn't.
I did it because I love you, too.
What are you doing here? What does that mean? I think it means you saved me.
How do you feel? I feel like I haven't felt in a while.
Like what? Like myself.
Where are you going? To find the people who heard my message.
To spend whatever time I have left making sure they have some place safe to go.
I don't know how much longer I can keep doing this.
Can anybody hear me? - Don't be a hero.
- Just give me back my daughter, and you will never see us again.
Bury him.
When the episode opens, we see Alicia coming in and out of consciousness and she finally finds herself settled on the beach and the first thing that catches her attention is birds flying back and forth and landing next to her.
It's something that catches her attention and then flies off and it really was all about kind of creating a sense of mystery, of why did she feel this kind of moment of connection with this bird? And it's something that becomes a motif throughout the episode.
Hey! Hey! Wait! There is, I think, a few things driving Alicia's desire to catch up to this girl, to help her.
The first one is that this girl, by all accounts, helped Alicia out of some tough situations and Alicia, I think, wants to find out who she is and why she helped her and return the favor.
You don't have to run! I'm not running! I have to find my friend.
We can help you.
I want to help you.
Deep down, you think this is the real reason she ultimately follows her because she feels some connection that she just can't explain.
As the mystery deepens about why does Alicia care so much about this girl, who is this girl, it, ultimately, leads her on a journey that does get her to the answer.
You sure know a lot for a kid.
My mom always said I was too smart for my own good.
My mom said the same thing.
Alicia saw that tape once before, in Season 4.
That tape, back then, reminded her of that part of herself that she didn't want to die, that part of herself that her mom sacrificed herself to save.
You know, I think the minute she sees it, all those memories come flooding back to her and, at the same time, I think it's also actually making her feel like she has failed.
You know, she's remembering everything that her mom tried to build, the fact that her mom wanted to keep that alive, and her optimism, this innocence.
This thing is going to beat me.
Everyone who gets bit ends up just like them.
And, yet, here, Alicia is in a state where she thinks she is dying from this fever that's got a hold of her and, if she dies, everything her mom sacrificed her life for will not continue.
Alicia's fever tends to get worse when she's kind of physically exerting herself and that often leaves her vulnerable in moments when there are walkers around, when she's trying to kill walkers.
And this young girl seems very effective at taking out the walkers, at saving Alicia, and it's really all about kind of continuing to generate the mystery about who this girl is, what she's doing here.
Is anyone there? I repeat, is anyone there? And it's all about really putting Alicia in this place where she's wondering if everything she's been experiencing is real or is just an effect of the fever dream that she has and, ideally, it's putting the audience in kind of the same place, too.
- Where is she? - Who? The one who can help us find PADRE.
You found her? She walkied you to help me.
You walkied us, Alicia.
One by one, the characters decide they're going to help Alicia and it really is just speaking to how much they care about her, but it's really about trusting a character who has been a very strong ally and who has recently become a leader to them.
My friend he's not out there.
He's here in this Tower.
That's why I wanted to come in here.
What is his name? Victor Strand.
Alicia realizes the reason that her subconscious brought her to the tower kind of in order to preserve the part of herself who would give, as a child, an injured bird who was beyond hope a second chance, she's got to do the same thing for Strand.
She's got to give someone who she cares about deeply, who may have hurt her, who may have done some really terrible things, she's got to give him a second chance.
Why'd you save me after everything I've done? And Strand doesn't understand why she's done this.
And she essentially gives Strand his mission, which is So you can do what I don't have time left to do.
So you can find a place for everyone to be safe.
It's something that we'll see whether or not he takes up as we go forward.
But Strand's essentially got to pick up Alicia's mantle and try to build the kind of place that she wanted to build.
I don't understand.
You do, Alicia.
You're me.
You know, it really was thinking about a way to externalize this idea that Alicia, in her last moments, would actually fight to save the thing that makes her special.
She gave her a chance when no one else would.
There's not a whole lot of that left.
So it was a lot of fun to build to that reveal and to, you know, plant the breadcrumbs for it, you know, throughout the episode.
And it was also a good challenge to find someone who could convincingly play in an eight-year-old Alicia and fun to see them kind of side by side.
Victor, I didn't just save you so you could live to what I couldn't.
I did it because I love you, too.
It was very difficult to write Alicia's last episode and to say goodbye to her, both as a character and then also say goodbye to Alycia Debnam-Carey as an actor because she's been such an integral part of the show from the very beginning, but it's something that we've been working towards for a while and something we've been working towards very closely with Alycia.
It's up to you to make sure everything we been through means something.
Alicia's journey was all about this moment where she can essentially save kind of this core part of herself, and that's this belief that there can be good in people.
And in many ways, it's kind of an extension of what her mother believed, that no one's gone until they're gone.
And that is what we started with, and that is ultimately how we got to the story that you see when you watch the episode.
Alicia collapses seemingly succumbing to the fever.
She wakes up seeing this bird flying over her.
And I think it's open to interpretation whether or not that bird is really there, whether or not she really freed a bird from the Tower, or whether that was all part of her subconscious.
And if it was, maybe this is just her subconscious trying to guide her once again.
And we really wanted to build this kind of reawakening of Alicia, where she has been through this incredible journey and is now standing up and is going to be walking into kind of a new world with a newfound strength.
Where are you going? To find the people who heard my message spend whatever time I have left making sure they have someplace safe to go.
We know that she's been saving that bullet out of fear of turning.
And, you know, her using that on a walker really is a sign that Alicia believes she has beaten this thing, that Alicia thinks she's going to live.
And, you know, then we see her walk off as a triumphant hero.

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