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"Divine Providence" is the fourteenth episode of the seventh season of AMC's Fear the Walking Dead. It is the ninety-ninth episode of the series overall. It premiered on May 22, 2022. It was written by Alex Delyle & David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick and directed by Ed Ornelas.


As the battle for the Tower heats up, Alicia brings the fight to Strand's front door.



Other Cast




  • Last appearance of Ofelia Salazar. (Flashback)
  • Last appearance of Wes.
  • Last appearance of the Rosarito Beach Hotel. (Flashback)
  • Last appearance of El Bazar. (Flashback)
  • The title of the episode, "Divine Providence", refers to Strand's reaction to learning that Alicia has arrived at the Tower.
  • This episode was made available for streaming to subscribers of AMC Premiere on May 15, 2022.
  • This episode marks Karen David's 25th appearance on Fear the Walking Dead.
  • In this episode, Dennis Keiffer (Lead Ranger) remained uncredited and not listed under "Co-Stars", despite having speaking lines.
  • This episode marks the return of Peter Jacobson (Jacob Kessner) to the series.
  • This episode takes place a few hours after "The Raft" and the same day as "Sonny Boy" ended.
  • Wendell and Sarah are reunited for the first time since Season 6.
  • Alicia states that she had buried Will's body, explaining how she now has Strand's medallion.
  • Wes, Alicia and Strand refer to the events of "You're Still Here" several times. Strand also refers to the events of Season 5 where Alicia and Strand had worked together to save people and "The Portrait" where Morgan had tried to poison him to death.
  • The Tower's coordinates are revealed to be 29 degrees, 20 minutes, 14.1 seconds north, 94 degrees, 59 minutes, 25.7 seconds west.
    • This indicates that the Tower is located in Hitchcock, Texas.

Episode Highlights

  • After Alicia arrives at the Tower, Strand invites her in to talk and then has his men lead the herd from the crater to kill Alicia's army while trapping Alicia inside of the Tower.
  • After Alicia reveals that she's dying, Strand decides to make a deal with Alicia to save her friends, causing Wes to mutiny against him alongside the Tower's Rangers.
  • Due to Luciana lying to him that Ofelia is inside of the Tower, Daniel accompanies Alicia inside and, after breaking free, works with Strand and Alicia in exchange for being led to Ofelia.
  • Alicia, Strand and Charlie help Daniel to snap out of his fugue state and recognize that Ofelia truly is gone, instead focusing on helping Charlie, whom he cares about for the little time that she has left which is believed to only be a couple of weeks at most.
  • Strand states that Charlie got her radiation sickness from the radioactive walkers and that it is alpha particles which is worse than what Alicia was exposed to.
  • Strand admits that Alicia is the closest thing that he has to a daughter.
  • Wes is killed by Strand when he refuses to relent, but it breaks Alicia's trust in Strand completely as it shows that he hasn't changed.
  • Alicia broadcasts a message calling survivors to the Tower, but the broken lighthouse beacon and fuel spilled in her fight with Strand sets the Tower on fire which will spread throughout the building.
  • Alicia collapses as the Tower catches fire.