Fear the Walking Dead – Week 1

Hello! We are going to be talking about Fear the Walking Dead, episode 1. This show is a spin off of the Walking Dead, and it shows us the beginning of the zombie apocalypse before everyone was dead. WARNING – there will be spoilers, so if you have not seen it yet, you can catch it on AMC for FREE!

fear-the-walking-dead_0Since this is a brand new show, first thing first, the cast IMDB. The main characters are Madison Clark (Kim Dickens) who is a school teacher that has two kids.  Travis Manawa (Cliff Curtis) who is dating Madison,  is also a school teacher and has a son that lives with his mother.   Nick Clark (Frank Dillane) who is Madison’s son, he is a 19 year old drug addict.  Alicia Clark (Alycia Debnam-Carey) who is Madison’s daughter, is a Yale bound teen that is fed up with dealing with her troublesome brother.

Now that we have introduced the cast,  you will now know who we are talking about.  Now let’s get to the fun part, Fear the Walking Dead!

At beginning of the episode, Nick is waking up in an abandoned church from a drug-induced bender.  He is yelling for his girlfriend and finds her eating one of his friends for a nutritious breakfast of blood and brains.  While frantically running from the church Nick is hit by a car and is sent to the hospital.  When his family comes to his aid he is too scared to tell him them what he saw.  Travis stays at the hospital with Nick, while Madison and Alicia return to school.  Madison takes a student into the office because he brought a knife to school.  She asked him why he had the knife and he told her because of the weird epidemic hitting the U.S. so he could protect himself.  Back at the hospital Travis is the only one who will listen to Nick and Nick finally revels to him what he saw at the church.  Travis goes to the church to see if Nick’s claims are real or not.  He doesn’t find any zombies, but he does find a massive blood stain on the floor.

Cliff-Curtis-Kim-Dickens-Frank-Dillane-Fear-the-Walking-Dead-PilotThe next day Nick escapes from the hospital and is roaming the city looking for his friend and dealer Calvin.  Meanwhile, Madison is trying to find her son.  Madison and Travis return to the church “where it has all started” and they find Calvin.  Calvin learns of Nick’s escape and begins his our search to cover up his drug operation.  Nick and Calvin finally meet and Calvin threatens Nick’s life.  With a gun in his face, Nick began begging for his life and tries to take the gun from Calvin.  During the shuffle Nick accidentally shoots Calvin and runs to find his mom. Madison, Travis, and Nick go back to the murder scene to see if they can save Calvin.  It was too late, Calvin had already  turned into a zombie and attacks Madison.  Nick saves his mom by running over Calvin with their truck….twice.  They head back to the school just in time to see the students being dismissed due to a virus outbreak.   The end of the episode shows Madison and Travis looking at the chaos saying “what the hell is happening!”

Predictions for next week is that they are still going to be very bewildered of what is going on and think Nick is going to be the one to listen to. He has seen the walkers in action and everyone else is confused and doesn’t understand what is going on. They will likely try to flee the city, find weapons, and run for their life. Check out these exclusives for next weeks episode, Fear the Walking Dead: So Close, Yet So Far.

Tune in next week for another episode and see if our predictions were right!