Alexa Nisenson is known for portraying Charlie on Fear the Walking Dead. She is one character many viewers aren’t fond of because she killed fan favorite Nick Clark, who Frank Dillane played. She began her story as a troubled young girl who, after the death of her parents, became a member of the Vultures.
Introduced in season 4, Charlie was rescued by brothers Ennis (Evan Gamble) and Mel (Kevin Zegers), leaders of the Vultures, a hostile group of survivors. She serves as their spy within the Dell Diamond settlement and eventually shoots Nick when she discovers he is the one who killed Ennis.
In the season 7 episode “Mourning Cloak,” which was directed by Fear TWD actor Lennie James (Morgan Jones), Charlie gets radiation poisoning while on a mission for Howard (Omid Abtahi). This episode served as a coming-of-age story for Charlie that was as heartbreaking as they come.
Fear the Walking Dead – Charlie
Growing up in an apocalypse doesn’t allow for the experiences teens pre-outbreak were allowed to enjoy. In this episode, Charlie can enjoy the company of a boy, Ali (Ashton Arbab), go bowling, experience puppy love, and share her first kiss and heartbreak. It was a touching story that ended sadly and then compounded with more sad news.
During the mission for Howard, Charlie was exposed to radiation and became very sick. June (Jenna Elfman) used all of her skills to help Charlie survive, and by the end of season 7, Charlie was still alive but looked very ill.
Will she survive? According to the CDC, the recovery process lasts from several weeks up to two years, so there is a chance she can survive.
There is also the little fact that Madison (Kim Dickens) has yet to meet the killer of her son, who has been welcomed into the group. Will this be addressed in season 8?
Don’t miss the premiere of the eighth and final season of Fear the Walking Dead on May 14, 2023, at 9 p.m. ET. on AMC.