Fear TWD Season 7 - The Meaning of Amina
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Fear TWD Season 7 – The Meaning of Amina

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BY October 5, 2022
AMC released the next episode of Fear TWD Season 7 last night, called “Amina”. You might just think this is a throwaway title, but there’s actually a lot of meaning behind it. Here’s a round-up of why the name is important to the series and how it might connect to Madison Clark’s return.If you haven’t caught up with the latest episodes of Fear TWD Season 7then you should definitely look away now.

What happened in Fear TWD Season 7?

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In this newest episode of Fear TWD Season 7, we see Alicia struggling to fight against death. Namely, she is infected with some mysterious disease. The writers have avoided directly mentioning what this disease could be, but it’s definitely not something good.

It seems like Alicia is destined to die, but she has some final plans in mind before the inevitable happens. Before dying, Alicia is determined to save one of her friends from the burning Tower. As we know that her mother – Madison – is returning to the show, you might presume that Alicia’s trying to rescue her mom. However, in typical Fear TWD Season 7 style, it’s not!

Instead, Alicia is determined to save a hallucination. It’s not a real person at all! In fact, the person that she chases is none another than herself – yes, really. Actually, this is a younger version of Alicia. Clearly, this shows how Alicia is trying to reclaim her innocence in Fear the Walking Dead and attempting to right her earlier wrongs.

As well as seeing herself, she also sees Victor. However, he is not a hallucination but instead the real thing. The fact she wants to save him stems from Alicia’s hopes to remain an optimist. The world of Fear TWD Season 7 is certainly dark, but Alicia doesn’t want to give up hope yet.

Who is Amina?

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Now, all of this guilt and attempts to right wrongs links nicely to the episode’s name – Amina. During this latest episode of Fear TWD Season 7, Alicia finds a tape recording of her mom. The tape is titled “Amina”, and it contains footage of Madison’s interview with Althea. This interview is from way back in Season 4 of the show.

As you might’ve guessed, playing the tape is a great way for the writers to recap what happened to Madison. We get to see the things that led up to Madison’s seeming demise earlier in Fear the Walking Dead. Also, we learn the meaning of the name “Amina”.

Amina was the nickname for Wilhemina, a bird belonging to Alicia and Nick when they were younger. The bird was gravely injured, and it seemed like the Clarks would have to plan a funeral. However, in an act of sheer kindness, both Alicia and Nick helped to keep the bird safe. Eventually, it was healthy enough to fly again.

So, the name Amina has quite a lot of meaning to Madison and Alicia in Fear TWD Season 7. For Madison, she reveals in the tape that the name means hope. In the early part of the apocalypse, Madison used the name to remember hope still exists and the idea of a community was still possible.

Will Madison return in Fear TWD Season 7?

Fear TWD Season 7 Image: AMC

Naturally, many of us were expecting that this latest episode of Fear TWD Season 7 would be the one to reunite Alicia and Madison. Sadly not! This marks Alycia Debnam-Carey’s last appearance in the role of Alisa. However, because we didn’t see her death, we have high hopes that a reappearance could happen later down the line.

After all, we already know that Madison, Alicia’s mother, is going to return in the finale for Fear TWD Season 7That’s just one episode away! It’s a shame that Madison and Alicia couldn’t reunite for this episode.

After all, Alicia’s final decision in this episode was to help someone in the hopes that they were not completely bad. Strand represents Amina from when Alicia was younger. So, it would’ve been great for Madison to see that her daughter still has hopes for the future. Unfortunately, the writers had other plans in mind. You can catch the finale of Fear TWD Season 7 on Sunday, June 5th at 9 PM ET/PT.

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