Actually, we did get into her past last season. She's from Alabama. Daddy was a good ol' boy politician that had a respectable outward face, but was an abusive drunk behind closed doors. Maddy couldn't take it anymore as a teenager, and to protect her mother (and sister? Not sure if I remember that right), she killed him. So, no connection outright to anyone on TWD after all (maybe they planned to and scrapped it. Not sure). Yeah, I'm not happy with the decision to kill her off. I'm sure they have a story/show reason to do it as it forces Alicia and Strand into new roles. But on the surface, to a jaded fan, it looks like Gimple killed her off to put Morgan in her place. And most of the original cast was killed off to make room for new characters in a sort of "reboot." But that's to a jaded fan. I'll wait and see where the story leads. And as much as I would have liked to keep Madison around, this is a world full of danger, and losing people is part of it. It's funny how some fans ***** and moan about Daryl or Rick or whoever having "plot armor," and then complain when they do actually kill someone off. But you'd better keep your damned hands off Alicia! (And John) Go ahead and kill Laura/Naomi/June. I'm over her already. Keep the rest for a while anyway. And don't forget that Daniel Salazar is alive and (more or less) well in FTWD. And the show runners have promised we'll see him again.