Critic Consensus: Dear Television Academy, Alycia Debnam-Carey would like her Emmy now.

Episode Info

Alicia's forced to reckon with an agonizing past while seeking refuge from a storm.


Kim Dickens
as Madison Clark
Frank Dillane
as Nick Clark
Alycia Debnam-Carey
as Alicia Clark
Maggie Grace
as Althea
Lennie James
as Morgan Jones
Jenna Elfman
as Naomi/Laura
Colman Domingo
as Victor Strand
Danay Garcia
as Luciana Galvez
Ruben Blades
as Daniel Salazar
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Critic Reviews for Close Your Eyes

This was a very emotional episode.

Nov 6, 2018 | Full Review…

As good as "Close Your Eyes" is, it also raises the question of whether Fear the Walking Dead will ever feel more connected to its own past than it does now, or grow into something totally new whether we're able to accept it or not.

Aug 21, 2018 | Full Review…

A terrific and much-needed character developmental episode for both Alicia and Charlie.

Aug 20, 2018 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

From start to finish, "Close Your Eyes" was a compelling episode, at once about the very real storm buffeting the house Alicia holed up in, and about the less tangible, but equally furious, tempest brewing within Alicia and between her and Charlie.

Aug 20, 2018 | Full Review…

As the storm becomes more violent, so too does their internal struggles.

Aug 22, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Haunting cinematography, a palpable sense of dread, and what is arguably a career-defining performance from Alycia Debnam-Carey combine to create a powerful, artfully directed episode.

Aug 20, 2018 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

This is the kind of episode we like to call "Emmy bait." It focuses on the emotional journey of one character with the intention of being turned in for Emmy nominations. This one felt like Emmy bait for Alycia Debnam-Carey - and she nailed it.

Aug 20, 2018 | Full Review…

A very strong episode featuring Alicia facing the source of so much misery and coming out stronger.

Aug 20, 2018 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

As the last remaining Clark, [Alicia] is the series's strongest throughline-and as Debnam-Carey just proved, she can also still be the most fascinating to watch.

Aug 20, 2018 | Full Review…

What would happen if Alicia was stuck in a house with the 12-year-old girl who killed her brother? Given everything that we know about Alicia, how would that unfold? "Close Your Eyes" answers that question in an organic way.

Aug 20, 2018 | Full Review…