Season 7 of Fear the Walking Dead is genuinely one of the most intense seasons of television ever recorded. It has everything you could think of when it comes to fearing the inevitable, with horrors of all forms and shapes. Season 7 goes all out with its war setting, where a crazy cult led by a serial killer brings an end to Texas’ post-apocalyptic peacefulness, becoming a nuclear threat. Morgan, Alicia, Al, Dwight, Strand, and even Virginia all try to prevent this horrifying fate, but they eventually fail, resulting in a nuclear blast that takes over a huge chunk of the area around them. From the catastrophe come some of the most disturbing-looking zombies, completely mutated by radiation and chemicals. A lot of the characters are now stuck in different locations with his or her own issues to deal with.
Meanwhile, Strand has managed to take hold of the Tower and made it his home base, becoming a god amongst men. Aside from having the most man power in the entire state, he’s also garnered a total monopoly over most of the area. He makes people do evil things in exchange for letting them have a place in the Tower away from the toxicity. Strand is also searching for Alicia in the meantime.
Morgan finds Alicia before discovering that she’s cut her own arm off after a walker bit her. Morgan and Grace’s young child is with them at the submarine as they struggle to survive and scrounge for food. Alicia and a small group of survivors are looking for a place named Padre, which is a government facility that might be a safe haven and a large food storage supply. Unfortunately, no one seems to know where this place is at first. After collecting tiny threads of information, the group pieces them together only to find something close to what they were looking for.
After Alicia finds the body of Will, she refuses to go. Will helped her escape the bomb shelter and was killed by Strand. As we expect the two groups to go at each other’s throats, a series of side stories break out instead, as if the show were avoiding the very conflict that it was working so hard to set up.
The series has transitioned to a filler approach over the years, with the story’s conflict showcased indirectly or prolonged for several episodes. As for the final battle I mentioned, we’re unsure if it will ever happen. Charlie has a particularly interesting arc in this season, which gets shutdown halfway before reaching anything interesting. Meanwhile, fan favorite Madison Clark also makes a return to the series but hasn’t really had that much screen time so far. However, her role is likely to increase in the upcoming seasons.