Published On: Mon, May 3rd, 2021

Fear The Walking Dead: Alicia Clark gets captured by doomsday cult and faces their leader Teddy

Alicia Clark was taken captive by a terrifying doomsday cult on Sunday’s episode of Fear The Walking Dead.

The survivor nearly died while investigating The Holding, an underground community with a creepy agenda.

The same group set off explosions in Tank Town earlier this season that injured her friends.

Cult captive: Alicia Clark was taken captive by a terrifying doomsday cult on Sunday’s episode of Fear The Walking Dead

To investigate them, Alicia [Alycia Debnam-Carey] and three pals infiltrated their Texas lair.

They soon discovered the group’s plan: To kill everyone on earth and take over the world.

‘From every ending springs a new beginning,’ the cult’s leader Teddy [John Glover] crooned when he met her.

‘I’ve been looking for someone like you for a long, long time,’ he added.

Cult leader: Teddy, played by John Glover, was the leader of the destructive doomsday cult

Cult leader: Teddy, played by John Glover, was the leader of the destructive doomsday cult

Teddy seemed unsurprised that Alicia had breached his parking garage ecosystem.

Everyone there blindly followed his philosophy, ‘The End is the Beginning,’ which the cult also spray-painted all over Tank Town.

It was Teddy’s voice that played over a loudspeaker as cultists harvested their garden, fed their animals and cooked their meals.

Living dead: A zombie with plants growing around it was an odd centerpiece

Living dead: A zombie with plants growing around it was an odd centerpiece

Quietly, a machine churned zombie bodies into fertilizer that they used to keep the whole cycle going ad infinitum.

‘Death. Destruction. Decay,’ Teddy intoned. ‘What’s happening to the world isn’t new…Death is inevitable. But from this death comes new life.’

In a gleaming kitchen, workers made pizza on an assembly line, using foods rarely seen by survivors such as apples, grapes, cheese, eggs and tomatoes.

Underground life: In a gleaming kitchen, workers made pizza on an assembly line, using foods rarely seen by survivors such as apples, grapes, cheese, eggs and tomatoes

Underground life: In a gleaming kitchen, workers made pizza on an assembly line, using foods rarely seen by survivors such as apples, grapes, cheese, eggs and tomatoes

‘We know the truth,’ Teddy continued. ‘We can see. They can’t. It’s incumbent on us to help them be unafraid.’

Cult member Sabrina [Jessica Perrin] gazed at a zombie propped up under a bank of lights, swathed in vines like a terrible centerpiece.

She wanted to see ‘like Teddy’ but couldn’t, she told cultist Riley [Nick Stahl].

New beginning: Cult member Sabrina [Jessica Perrin] gazed at a zombie propped up under a bank of lights, swathed in vines

New beginning: Cult member Sabrina [Jessica Perrin] gazed at a zombie propped up under a bank of lights, swathed in vines

The garage’s elevator clanged and out stepped Alicia, Althea [Maggie Grace], Luciana Galvez [Danay Garcia] and Wes [Colby Hollman].

They stared at the cult’s lush space, where people worked, chatted, and played games.

On one wall, a mural of a tree bore the familiar words, ‘The end is the beginning.’

Elevator entrance: The garage's elevator clanged and out stepped Alicia, Althea [Maggie Grace], Luciana Galvez [Danay Garcia] and Wes [Colby Hollman]

Elevator entrance: The garage’s elevator clanged and out stepped Alicia, Althea [Maggie Grace], Luciana Galvez [Danay Garcia] and Wes [Colby Hollman]

The tour: Riley [Nick Stahl] gave Althea and  Alicia a tour of the place

The tour: Riley [Nick Stahl] gave Althea and  Alicia a tour of the place

Riley took the survivors aside to interview them, and confiscated their weapons.

As far as he knew, they’d just been saved from a zombie attack by cult members.

He told them The Holding would soon close its doors to the outside world, explaining, ‘This is where life will begin again.’ 

Closing soon: He told them The Holding would soon close its doors to the outside world, explaining, 'This is where life will begin again'

Closing soon: He told them The Holding would soon close its doors to the outside world, explaining, ‘This is where life will begin again’

He then had his visitors look at the leaf-ringed zombie, asking them what they saw.

Disarmed by his friendliness, each survivor shared stories of those they’d lost.

Alicia told him her mother Madison [Kim Dickens] had died for her.

‘Her end was your beginning,’ Riley acknowledged.

Interview session: Alicia told him her mother Madison [Kim Dickens] had died for her

Interview session: Alicia told him her mother Madison [Kim Dickens] had died for her

Privately, Alicia urged her pals to work fast before they all became ‘compost.’

The elevator clanged again, and Derek [Chinaza Uche], Wes’ brother, walked out.

Wes was shocked, having long believed him to be dead.

Lost brother: The elevator clanged again, and Derek [Chinaza Uche], Wes' brother, walked out

Lost brother: The elevator clanged again, and Derek [Chinaza Uche], Wes’ brother, walked out

Derek revealed that he’d been attacked by zombies and saved by the cult.

He had since ‘seen’ the truth, he shared, gesturing to the tree painting he’d done.

Wes was thrilled to see his brother but Luciana warned him to ‘be careful.’

Duly warned: Wes was thrilled to see his brother but Luciana warned him to 'be careful'

Duly warned: Wes was thrilled to see his brother but Luciana warned him to ‘be careful’

‘When people are desperate, they start believing in things,’ she relayed. ‘They start doing things they never thought they would.’

Concerned, Wes went with Althea to search Derek’s bunk that night and they discovered numerous maps of Tank Town and Civil Republic Military targets.

Wes accused Derek of having staged the attacks, and his brother didn’t hide it.

Fertilization process: Zombies were used as fertilizer at The Holding

Fertilization process: Zombies were used as fertilizer at The Holding

‘We have to start over,’ he said. ‘We can’t do that until everyone and everything up there is gone.’

Upset, Wes showed Derek his injuries from Tank Town, then convinced him to leave.

They joined the other survivors in an elevator and prepared to depart.

Derek said he had brought the maps ‘so nobody else gets hurt.’

Suspicious, Alicia elbowed him in the nose, grabbed his gun, and aimed it at him.

Strong move: Suspicious, Alicia elbowed him in the nose, grabbed his gun, and aimed it at him

Strong move: Suspicious, Alicia elbowed him in the nose, grabbed his gun, and aimed it at him

When the elevator doors opened, Riley stood there with his crew.

‘You’re not going anywhere,’ he announced.

He led the group to an embalming room and demanded the location of Morgan Jones.

A minion went to embalm Wes but Derek stopped him, saying Wes would see ‘the truth.’

He walked Wes to the implanted zombie, and ordered, ‘Tell me what you see.’

Wes asked Derek if he’d known he was at Tank Town.

‘People are people, Wes,’ his brother muttered. ‘Tell me what you see.’

Zombie plant: Derek walked Wes to the implanted zombie, and ordered, 'Tell me what you see.'

Zombie plant: Derek walked Wes to the implanted zombie, and ordered, ‘Tell me what you see.’

Wes replied, ‘I see someone who’s just like him. Someone who’s still walking even though he’s dead inside.’

‘That’s exactly how I felt,’ Derek shared, his eyes bright.

‘I wasn’t talking about me,’ Wes said, grabbing for Derek’s gun.

Dead inside: 'That's exactly how I felt,' Derek shared, his eyes bright

Dead inside: ‘That’s exactly how I felt,’ Derek shared, his eyes bright

The pair wrestled, then Derek pointed it at his brother.

‘Don’t,’ Wes begged. ‘Please don’t.’

He shoved Derek back toward the zombie, which immediately bit his neck.

Derek fell to the ground, gushing blood from his neck, and died.

Neck bite: Wes shoved Derek back toward the zombie, which immediately bit his neck.

Neck bite: Wes shoved Derek back toward the zombie, which immediately bit his neck.

‘They cannot see then, and they cannot see now,’ Teddy’s voice echoed. ‘But you can see.’

‘I loved you, man,’ Wes said, shooting Derek in the head.

He burst into the embalming room and freed his friends, who retreated to an adjoining room.

There they saw more than a dozen people handcuffed to poles, their mouths sewn shut.

Mouths shut: There they saw more than a dozen people handcuffed to poles, their mouths sewn shut

Mouths shut: There they saw more than a dozen people handcuffed to poles, their mouths sewn shut

‘They’re all embalmed,’ Althea whispered.

She yanked the mask off a CRM soldier, relieved it wasn’t Isabelle [Sydney Lemmon]. When it lunged for her, she stabbed its throat and it leaked embalming fluid.

Alicia slashed other zombies’ throats and fluid flooded the floor.

Mask  off: Althea yanked the mask off a CRM soldier, relieved it wasn't Isabelle [Sydney Lemmon]. When it lunged for her, she stabbed its throat and it leaked embalming fluid

Mask  off: Althea yanked the mask off a CRM soldier, relieved it wasn’t Isabelle [Sydney Lemmon]. When it lunged for her, she stabbed its throat and it leaked embalming fluid

She told her friends to flee, then set the room on fire.

Althea, Wes, and Luciana scurried back to Morgan’s camp, unsure of Alicia’s fate.

Althea told Dwight [Austin Amelio] she was leaving to warn Isabelle about the cult.

At The Holding, a trapped Alicia faced down Riley’s minion in the embalming room.

Camp meeting: Althea, Wes, and Luciana scurried back to Morgan's camp, unsure of Alicia's fate

Camp meeting: Althea, Wes, and Luciana scurried back to Morgan’s camp, unsure of Alicia’s fate

As he went for her, she pulled out a sharp implement and stabbed him in the eye.

They fought and she jabbed him in the neck with a giant needle, killing him.

Teddy entered the room and speared the man’s head, then faced her.

‘So you’re the King of the Crazies,’ Alicia said.

Crazy king: 'So you're the King of the Crazies,' Alicia said when she finally met Teddy

Crazy king: ‘So you’re the King of the Crazies,’ Alicia said when she finally met Teddy

‘And you’re Alicia,’ Teddy returned pleasantly.

He noted that her friends had left her.

‘Did you sacrifice yourself because you are noble, or because you’re punishing yourself for something?’ he asked. ‘Perhaps you’re just following in the footsteps of your mother?’

Good questions: 'Did you sacrifice yourself because you are noble, or because you're punishing yourself for something?' he asked. 'Perhaps you're just following in the footsteps of your mother?'

Good questions: ‘Did you sacrifice yourself because you are noble, or because you’re punishing yourself for something?’ he asked. ‘Perhaps you’re just following in the footsteps of your mother?’

‘Whatever it is, let’s just get to it,’ Alicia said wearily.

‘I think there’s a lot we can learn from each other,’ Teddy replied.

‘I’m not buying any of this s*** you’re selling!’ Alicia raged. ‘You wanna kill me? That’s not gonna happen.’

Teddy’s smile dropped.

Mutual benefits: 'I think there's a lot we can learn from each other,' Teddy replied

Mutual benefits: ‘I think there’s a lot we can learn from each other,’ Teddy replied

‘You and the folks you came here with destroyed everything we have been working toward,’ he said. ‘Years of work. Sacrifices, literal and figurative.  You destroyed it! Someone else in my position might fight that unforgivable, but I believe that if one lives by the sword… well, you know how the rest of it goes. For every ending, springs a new beginning.’

‘What do you want?’ Alicia asked.

‘To save you,’ Teddy said, grinning.

Destroyed everything: 'You and the folks you came here with destroyed everything we have been working toward,' he said

Destroyed everything: ‘You and the folks you came here with destroyed everything we have been working toward,’ he said

Alicia laughed  before she told him, ‘I don’t need saving’.

Teddy then promised that she would eventually become a believer. 

Fear The Walking Dead will return next week on AMC.

Good one: Alicia laughed before she told him, 'I don't need saving'

Good one: Alicia laughed before she told him, ‘I don’t need saving’

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