The AMC series Fear the Walking Dead has been action-packed since the very start of Season 5 — not to mention riddled with herds of zombies. Our main characters continue to fight for their lives against not only the walker threat, but also this season’s newest villain, Logan.
Audiences watched as our group of do-gooders were separated after being tricked by Logan in the season premiere. Alicia, Morgan, John, June, and Luciana took a plane trying to locate and help the then-unknown antagonist. After leading half of the group astray on a wild goose chase, Logan and his people take back the mill (which he claims he legally owns). Therefore, viewers found Strand, Wendell, Sarah, and Charlie tossed out of their home base.
What happened to Charlie on Fear the Walking Dead?
Fans first met young Charlie on Season 4 of the AMC show. Alone, the 11-year-old made her way to the Dell Diamond baseball stadium and started to build a close bond with series regular Nick.
However, the child ended up being a spy for a group known as the Vultures, who hoped to take the stadium. When our main characters are forced to flee the stadium after it is overrun by zombies, Nick enacts his revenge against the group (or at least one member). After watching his mother be killed at the baseball stadium, Nick kills Ennis.
Upset about watching someone she cares about die — Charlie considers the Vulture men (Mel and his brother Ennis) her family in this apocalypse — she takes her gun and and shoots Nick. Considered one of the most shocking deaths in the series, we’re still not over the loss of the beloved character.
Opening up about her character’s mindset on why she decided to pull the trigger and kill Nick, actress Alexa Nisenson revealed, "Charlie lost her parents and she witnessed Ennis getting killed violently, who was her caretaker. She’s just a kid going through the unimaginable.”
Adding: "She’s not even thinking about the consequences afterwards. She feels this is what she had to do. She’s angry and lost and she felt like she had no choice.”
After witnessing the demise of her brother (and only living relative left), Nick’s sister Alicia struggles with wanting to end Charlie’s life. The two confront one another in Season 4, Episode 10 after being trapped in a house during a terrible storm. Alicia finds Charlie trying to commit suicide multiple times and when the two barely escape with their lives, Alicia eventually accepts Charlie’s presence.
Where is Charlie now?
As a Season 5 regular, Charlie is now stuck at the gate of the mill after being thrown out by Logan along with Strand, Wendell, and Sarah. However, she does manage to make her way back into their home base to retrieve Al’s tapes.
With our characters faced with tough challenges ahead, we are excited to watch Charlie’s continued growth on-screen.
Catch new episodes of Fear the Walking Dead on Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on AMC.