The article discusses how Fear the Walking Dead made a storyline from season 7 pointless with the death of the character Charlie in season 8. Charlie's return in season 8 was unexpected and her story revolved around her contracting radiation sickness. However, the show found a way for her to survive, making her sickness arc feel meaningless. Ultimately, Charlie ended up sacrificing herself to stop her friends from giving up their location. Despite the questionable storyline, her return was necessary for the show and provided closure for her character.