Z Nation, Season 2, Episode 8

The Collector starts with Team Murphy stranded on the roads, and running low on supplies. No food, no water, and very little ammunition. It’s so bad that Doc and Murphy go to scavenge edible plants.

The only problem is that Murphy isn’t quite so interested in a salad.


Murphy is giving into his Zombie side, and is hungry for brains. The hunger is so strong that he doesn’t even see the trap that a brain tied to a tree limb might be. He ends up falling through a trap door, where he meets a Zombie who fell for the same trap. The Zombie he’s trapped with has some brains, and when Murphy takes just a small taste the shock is visible. It looked like a drug addict getting a hit after a long dry spell.

Once trapped, the team starts to look for him, and Murphy almost gets lobotomized before his captor, The Collector, realizes that Murphy isn’t some regular Zombie, no The Collector  has heard Citizen Z and knows exactly who and what Murphy is.

Zombie Film Movie History Lesson

We get a fun history Zombie Movies from The Collector and get a funny line from Murphy when he says, “I am not what you’d call a hard core fan of the genre.”

The Collector Scoring

The Collector scores a 63/100 putting it in Rainy Day Territory. It’s not a bad episode and we do learn some interesting things about how Murphy is changing, but its also a little slow without a lot of action.

SeasonEpisodeEpisode NameScore
11Puppies and Kittens95
12Fracking Zombies80
13Philly Feast80
14Full Metal Zombie81
15Home Sweet Zombie75
16Resurrection Z81
17Welcome to the Fu-Bar83
19Die Zombie Die… Again29
110Going Nuclear79
111Sisters Of Mercy82
112Murphy's Law80
113Doctor of the Dead91
21The Murphy90
22White Light81
23Zombie Road90
24Batch 4760
26Zombie Baby Daddy86
27Down The Mississippi87
28The Collector63
210We Were Nowhere Near the Grand Canyon72
211Corporate Retreat85
212Party with the Zeros64
213Adiós, Muchachos69
214Day 190
215All Good Things Must Come to an End 94
31No Mercy90
32A New Mission77
33Murphy's Miracle80
34Escorpion and the Red Hand70
35Little Red and the Wolfz79
36Doc Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest73
37Welcome to Murphytown 67
38Election Day80
39Heart of Darkness70
310They Grow Up So Quickly85
311Doc’s Angels70
312The Siege of Murphytown70
314Everybody Dies in the End70