Welcome to Murphytown kicks off with a violent interlude as The Man takes out a zombie with what looks like an oversized boomerang before cutting off the zombie’s arm.
Immediately after, we see a pack of Zombie Children being used to run down a haggard looking man until they have him treed.
With his fate sealed, the man is then forced join Murphy and his crew as they work on bringing Murphytown fully online. As Murphy’s men are vaccinating new members, The Man can be seen sneaking into camp.
While Murphy is building his new society Doc and 10K are working their way down the highway, at least until they are lucky enough to bump into Team Warren.
With Team Warren reunited, 10K gives them the news that Murphy is building a following and effectively making other survivors into his slaves by biting or injecting them with Murphy Vaccine.
As Team Warren moves towards Murphytown they discover an interesting gas station/boat dock. There are multiple dead zombies about and an interesting sign. Someone is still claiming to be El Scorpion.
While 10K is fighting off Murphy’s mind control and the team is trying to figure out what is in Murphy’s booster shots, Citizen Z and his new Eskimo family have made their way back to Camp Northern Light with the hopes of bringing it back online now that he has some help.
Meanwhile Murphy has recognized The Man and had him brought to him. I guess to make sure the wound is real, Murphy gets his finger into the wound.
The Man tells Murphy he’s not working for his old bosses, and just wants to be a part of whatever Murphy is building. When challenged on his loyalties, Murphy tells The Man he needs fresh brains – for his research.
The man goes one step further by eating the brains after Murphy commands him to do so. Murphy now has a professional to acquire brains for snacking on.
After The Man leaves Murphy asks his lieutenant if he’s sure The Man got the vaccine. As Murphy is being assured The Man got the vaccine we see a flashback of The Man using the Zombie Arm he acquired in the very opening scenes of the episode along with a jacket to fake getting the vaccine then cut back to the current timeline to watch as The Man barfs up the brains he just ate.
As Team Warren splits up to take care of Murphy and his daughter, we see The Man luring Murphy into a false sense of security by delivering on his promise of bringing brains. As Murphy is chowing down The Man makes his move, taking Murphy captive at gunpoint.
At least until Murphy’s blends save him.
As Addy and Doc are driving they get serenaded by Kaya as she kicks butt in a Zombie Apocalypse themed rap. You go Kaya.
The very last thing we see is Murphy going back into his thrown room to find The Man has removed his own hand to escape his bonds.
I enjoyed the story progression, and loved Kaya’s rap, which was one of the high points of Welcome to Murphytown, but I have to take some points off for not having a lot of Zombies being given mercy. Welcome to Murphytown scored a 67/100. It’s still worth your time, but its more of a storyline progression than Zombie driven episode.
|1||1||Puppies and Kittens||95|
|1||4||Full Metal Zombie||81|
|1||5||Home Sweet Zombie||75|
|1||7||Welcome to the Fu-Bar||83|
|1||9||Die Zombie Die… Again||29|
|1||11||Sisters Of Mercy||82|
|1||13||Doctor of the Dead||91|
|2||6||Zombie Baby Daddy||86|
|2||7||Down The Mississippi||87|
|2||10||We Were Nowhere Near the Grand Canyon||72|
|2||12||Party with the Zeros||64|
|2||15||All Good Things Must Come to an End||94|
|3||2||A New Mission||77|
|3||4||Escorpion and the Red Hand||70|
|3||5||Little Red and the Wolfz||79|
|3||6||Doc Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest||73|
|3||7||Welcome to Murphytown||67|
|3||9||Heart of Darkness||70|
|3||10||They Grow Up So Quickly||85|
|3||12||The Siege of Murphytown||70|