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ZOMBIE MOVIES – Dead Trigger (2017)

A virus has killed billions and turned others into zombies. Unable to stop the spread, the government creates a video game. That is the one liner from the Dead Trigger’s website (paraphrased). Let’s see how this Dolph Lundgren vehicle stands up against its peers.

The director of Dead Trigger is clearly a fan of Starship Troopers. From the opening scenes of of the rally to join the “forces” to the zombie necropsy, this feels like someone just took the Starship Troopers script and tried to make it into a Zombie Movie.

The highlight of the training was the shotgun “accident” which made me laugh. I didn’t like the fact that the Zombies don’t seem to require headshots to kill them. What kind of Zombie Movie doesn’t use that as canon?

I guess these kids were suppose to be good Zombie Killers because they played video games? Why would anyone send this group of very green goofballs on a critical mission? A lot of the story just doesn’t make any sense.

There is an attempt to blend the “bad guy politician” with the story, as well as the tried and true, “we were working on a cure for cancer” as the root cause, but Dead Trigger never really hits on all cylinders at once.

The filmography is high quality, but the special effects are hit or miss. Some of the effects looked top notch, but some of the Zombies had really poorly done makeup on. The acting was C+ to B – at best. They were trying, but sometimes the dialogue they were given was just bad, which made the actors look bad.

My advice is to wait for a rainy day, get drunk, then turn on Dead Trigger as it is just one point away from being in Just Bad territory at 35/100.

ReviewYearScoreType
Zombieland2010100Comedy / Action
World War Z2013100Action / Infection
Train To Busan2016100Action / Infection
Night Of The Living Dead1968100Action / Horror / Classics
28 Days Later2002100Action / Infection
Dawn Of The Dead1978100Action / Horror / Classics
#Alive2020100Action / Infection
Flesh And Blood201899Shorts
Serenity200599Action / Sci-Fi
The Girl With All The Gifts201695Action / Infection
Land Of The Dead200594Action / Horror
Resident Evil: Apocalypse200493Action / Infection
Resident Evil200292Action / Infection
Rampant201891Action / Infection / Mid Evil
Day of the Dead200890Action / Infection
The Return of the Living Dead198585Comedy / Action
Night of the Comet198485Comedy / Action
Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula 202084Action / Infection
Zombieland: Double Tap201983Comedy / Action
Fido200682Comedy / Action
Shaun Of The Dead200481Comedy / Action
The Evil Dead198180Classic / Action
28 Weeks Later200780Action / Infection
I Am Legend (2007)200780Action / Infection
Infection201979Action / Infection
It Stains The Sands Red201679Action / Infection
Overlord201879Action / Horror
Plan Z201678Action / Infection
Day of the Dead198577Action / Horror / Classics
Dead Rising: Endgame201677Action / Infection
The Dead201076Action / Infection
Freaks of Nature201576Comedy / Action
Cockneys Vs. Zombies201275Comedy / Action
Here Alone201675Suspense / Infection
Shed of the Dead 201974Comedy / Action
Alone202073Action / Infection
Survival Of The Dead200973Action / Horror
State of Emergency201173Action / Infection
Dance of the Dead 200872Comedy / Action
Dawning of the Dead201772Action / Infection
The Rezort201572Action / Infection
Daylight's End201671Action / Infection
Dead Rising: Watchtower 201570Action / Infection
Zombie Hunter201370Action / Infection
The Dead 2: India201570Action / Infection
Zombie Night201370Action / Infection
For A Few Zombies More201570Action / Infection
Night of the Living Deb201570Comedy / Romance
Resident Evil: Afterlife201070Action / Infection
Exit Humanity201169Action / Infection
Bird Box201869Action / Horror / Possession
Blood Quantum201968Action / Infection
Ravenous201768Action / Infection
The Night Eats The World201867Suspense / Infection
Cargo201766Suspense / Infection
Trench 11201766Action / Horror
Zoombies201665Awesomely Bad
Zombie Town200765Action / Horror
Zombie Apocalypse201164Action / Infection
Red Spring201763Action / Infection
Resident Evil: Extinction200762Action / Infection
Resident Evil Retribution201261Action / Infection
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter201660Action / Infection
Life After Beth201459Comedy / Action
Diary Of The Dead200758Action / Horror
Revelation Trail201357Action / Horror
My Mates vs. The Zombie Apocalypse201556Comedy / Action
Deadsight201855Suspense / Infection
Anna And The Apocalypse201755Musical / Infection
Bong of the Living Dead201754Action / Infection
The Dead Undead201053Action / Infection
Deadheads201152Comedy / Romance
Dead Don't Die in Dallas201951Action / Infection / LGBTQ
Day of the Dead: Bloodline201851Action / Infection
Disaster L.A.201450Action
Within the Woods of Undead County201649Action / Infection
I Am Alone201548Action / Infection
Valentine DayZ201847Action / Infection / Awesomely Bad
Savageland201546Horror / Drama
Infected201945Shorts
Block Z202044Action / Infection
The Dead Don't Die201943Spoof / Drama
Strain 100202042Action / Infection
When the Fever Breaks201941Suspense / Infection
Hostile201740Action / Infection
Zombie Undead201040Action / Infection
Dead Before Down201239Horror / Supernatural
Gangs Of The Dead200638Action / Infection
Zombies201737Action / Infection
American Zombieland202036Comedy / Infection
Another World201435Action / Infection
Dead Trigger201735Action / Infection
Deadlocked202035Action / Infection
KL24: Zombies201734Action / Infection
Antisocial 2201533Action / Infection
Antisocial201332Action / Infection
Dead 7201631Action / Infection
By Day's End202031Suspense / Infection
Pandemic201630Action / Infection
Attack of the Southern Fried Zombies201729Comedy / Action
Zombie Hood201328Action / Infection
The Dustwalker201927Action / Parasite
Day of the Dead 2: Contagium200526Action / Infection
Anger Of The Dead201525Action / Infection
Zombie Wars200721Action / Infection
Last Rites Of The Dead201920Drama / Thriller
The Mad200719Comedy / Infection
Quarantine L.A.201314Action / Infection
Driven202013Drama / Suspense
The Hive201412Demonic Possession / Horror
The Horde201611Action / Gore
The Last Starship201710Action / Infection
Rise of the Zombie20139Drama / Action
Flu20138Infection / Not Zombies
Red Days20167Action / Infection
The Returned20136Drama / Romance
Apocalypse Nerds20125Comedy / Action
Zombie with a Shotgun20194 Infection / Drama
Soon Enough20183Action / Drama
Range 1520162Comedy / Action
Eyes Of The Dead20151Action / Infection
Broadcast Dead 20180Horror / Thriller
Dead End20030Horror / Thriller

ZOMBIE SERIES – Z NATION, SEASON 3, EPISODE 14, Everybody Dies in the End

Everybody Dies in the End is the Season 3 finale, and I’m hoping its as high octane as last episode, which really kicked some butt.

The Man has the now teen Lucy, and he’s trying to convince her that no one is coming to save her, not even Addy – but Lucy still has faith.

Zombie Guide

What The Man doesn’t know is that Lucy is a smart kid, and she’s left behind a Zombie Guide for Addie to use as a tracker. He also doesn’t know that Kaya is tracking him, and directing Team Warren down on him as well.

When The Man get’s to the meeting point, he finds it flooded with Zombie’s, and they aren’t the kind that Lucy can control. Good thing for The Man a strike team from Zona is there to save his bacon.

Strike Team Mows Down A Horde

The Man quickly discovers that whatever is going on, things at Zona may be falling apart. The strike team he thought was sent to pick him up is actually just a group of soldiers left there without orders, and just like the other Zona survivors, they are losing their immunity.

Outside Addie, Doc, and the Zombie Guide have reached the Zona compound, but its a long way up, and no easy way to get in. Addie decides to climb, leaving Doc behind with the Zombie Guide in case she is wrong. It’s not too long before Doc is ambushed by paratroopers, and they don’t appear to be doing so well either.

Infected Eyes

Doc and Zombie Guide are about to get overrun when Team Warren shows up to save him, but Zombie Guide is given Mercy before Doc can explain that he’s helping them.

We now have two teams closing in on The Man. Addie is climbing the mountain as Team Warren is coming through from the lower entrance that the now dead Zona Paratroopers opened up before turning.

Inside, The Man is trying to comfort Lucy, telling her he’s going to protect her, even from death. I was really expecting her to bite him as he held her, but I guess it was just a moment of honest fear on her part.

While all this is going on 10K is dying. How to do you save a dying man? Well, during the Zombie Apocalypse you strangle him, have Murphy bite him, and inject him with a dose of Zombie Vaccine all at the same time.

Which leads us to the final confrontation. Team Warren has reached the top of the Zona compound. Warren is shocked to see Lucy is now a teen, but Doc has a pretty good explanation.

It’s The Apocalypse Stupid

As Warren is trying to negotiate with The Man Murphy takes the moment of distraction to wing The Man and grab Lucy. Warren faces off with The Man for a moment before Murphy steps in, wanting to put an end to The Man once and for all. Unfortunately for Murphy, his brief moment of strength ends up getting both him and Warren shot.

Double Shot

With Warren and Murphy down The Man picks up Lucy, throws her over his shoulder, and takes her up to the helipad.

This is when thing get really weird. Addie shows up, grabs Lucy, and they jump off the edge of the platform. Red’s little brother then follows them over the edge, and Season 3 ends on a cliff hanger as a futuristic flying vessel shows up and shoots a pulse rifle several times. We see Murphy and Warren’s eyes glowing bluish before the season comes to an end.

Really? This is how we are ending Season 3. After the massive build up from Duel, Everybody Dies in the End is a bit of a letdown. Everybody Dies in the End earned itself a 70/100, and is Worth Your Time, but I really hate cliffhanger endings like this.

SeasonEpisodeEpisode NameScore
11Puppies and Kittens95
12Fracking Zombies80
13Philly Feast80
14Full Metal Zombie81
15Home Sweet Zombie75
16Resurrection Z81
17Welcome to the Fu-Bar83
18Zunami64
19Die Zombie Die… Again29
110Going Nuclear79
111Sisters Of Mercy82
112Murphy's Law80
113Doctor of the Dead91
21The Murphy90
22White Light81
23Zombie Road90
24Batch 4760
25Zombaby85
26Zombie Baby Daddy86
27Down The Mississippi87
28The Collector63
29Rozwell69
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
313Duel90
314Everybody Dies in the End70

ZOMBIE SERIES – Z NATION, SEASON 3, EPISODE 13, Duel

Duel is such an ominous name isn’t it? I can’t wait to see who the duelists are? Warren vs The Man? Warren vs Murphy? The Man vs Murphy? There are so many options!

The episode starts with Addy finding Lucy down by the docks.

Addy tries to get Lucy to flee before The Man returns, but the kid isn’t as old as she looks and still acts like a spoiled brat, which gives The Man time to return and put Addy through the ringer before Lucy flees, forcing The Man and Addy to both chase after her instead of fight each other.

Addy Getting A Beat Down

Addy tries to reach Lucy, but gets trapped on a burning boat as he flees with the kid, forcing Addy to run for her life before the boat goes up in a ball of flames.

Boom Goes The Boat

Addy thinks she’s lost the trail but Lucy uses her Zombie control to have a dismembered arm point in her direction once again.

Even beat up and hurt, Addy still can’t help but smile as she leaves Doc a note, and some Z weed before heading back after The Man.

Addy Took A Beating

With a little bit of corner cutting Addy is able to get in front of The Man and doesn’t screw around with the Z Whacker this time, instead opting to just put a few bullets in him.

The Man Goes Down

Addy rescues Lucy, but for some reason doesn’t put a bullet in The Man’s head before driving away.

Safe for the moment, Addy stops to get Lucy some new clothing, and is forced to tell Lucy that her mother is dead, which doesn’t go over well with the kid. This leads to Lucy telling Addy that the Zombies still have thoughts, and remember things like their names. Addy thinks the kid is making it up, but isn’t quite sure.

The really bad news? All this lollygagging gives The Man the time he needs to catch back up and take Lucy from Addy. This leads to another face off between Addy and The Man, and quite honestly, Addy is outmatched.

Addy Gets Another Beatdown

Addy ends up with what looks like a broken or dislocated arm and The Man gets away again with Lucy.

Once in the car the stress makes Lucy age again, and The Man is not happy to have to deal with a teenager.

Back at the river, Addy is up, but she’s in a lot of pain and can only just barely defend herself and is forced to put her shoulder back in the socket with a brutal smack into a tree.

While Addy is suffering, Doc is having a much better time, hallucinating about Back to the Future due to the high quality Z Weed Addy left behind for him.

While Addy is suffering, The Man is on a search for chocolate for Lucy, not quite realizing why its such a priority until she freaks out. She thinks she’s dying when she starts to, well, menstruate.

Lucy Is Growing Up

Emboldened by her realization that The Man is afraid of Zombies, Lucy steals The Man’s truck and makes her way out to the forest road to pick up Addy. Lucy thinks she killed the man when she ran him over, but he’s one tough b*stard and is just holding onto the bottom.

Once again The Man has Lucy and Addy is not looking too good.

Addy Takes A Beating But Refuses To Give Up

Duel ends with Addy stealing another truck and picking up Doc who is bicycling after her. He looks like he wants to cry when he sees how hurt she is but instead he gets in the truck so they can keep following The Man.

In the end, I totally guessed wrong. The Duel was between Addy and The Man, and she put up one hell of a fight. Duel scored a 90/100 and is Worth Your Time. It was pretty much non stop on the action front and had a ton of really good fight scenes, even if Addy was getting her butt kicked in most of them.

SeasonEpisodeEpisode NameScore
11Puppies and Kittens95
12Fracking Zombies80
13Philly Feast80
14Full Metal Zombie81
15Home Sweet Zombie75
16Resurrection Z81
17Welcome to the Fu-Bar83
18Zunami64
19Die Zombie Die… Again29
110Going Nuclear79
111Sisters Of Mercy82
112Murphy's Law80
113Doctor of the Dead91
21The Murphy90
22White Light81
23Zombie Road90
24Batch 4760
25Zombaby85
26Zombie Baby Daddy86
27Down The Mississippi87
28The Collector63
29Rozwell69
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
313Duel90
314Everybody Dies in the End70

ZOMBIE SERIES – Z NATION, SEASON 3, EPISODE 12, The Siege of Murphytown

The Siege of Murphytown opens with a picturesque image of Addy flying down a country road, trying to catch up to The Man so she can rescue Lucy. It’s not long before she finds The Man’s car at a gas station surrounded by dead Zombies. She’s found the vehicle, but where are they?

Addy On The Open Road

Meanwhile Kaya is keeping on eye on Murphytown from Camp Northern Light as Citizen Z is heading south with Kaya’s grandfather Kaskae. As Kaya is monitoring Murphytown she confirms that Warren is onsite via facial recognition.

Warren’s Facial ID

Whatever 10K/Thomas’s mission is, he doesn’t make it very far before he’s captured by Warren. She’s on a mission to bring Murphy back into the fold. Once Warren’s got 10K/Thomas in her control she also finds the note that Murphy gave him. Murphy wants Warren, dead or alive. Just after Warren gives 10K another vaccine, hoping to free him if she can, Murphy shows up to talk.

Murphy Has The High Ground

Murphy has the Red Hand and Warren surrounded and outgunned. He’s willing to allow some of them to join him, or they can be his enemies. Murphy leaves, and takes 10K/Thomas with him. So is 10K fully under Murphy’s control or did the shot Warren give him free him?

Even after Murphy surprised them, Warren still moves forward with her assault. Murphy seems to know its coming, so I don’t honestly understand why he didn’t just gun down Warren and the Red Hand?

While Warren is heading into Murphtown Kaya is able to get her attention, but isn’t able to send any super helpful information before the communication drops.

Things get a little chaotic after that. 10K and the powerplant supervisor get attacked by the Red Hand and 10K only survives because Red shows up to drag him away, but I honestly don’t know if its another 10K delusion or if she’s real this time.

After that, the Red Hand pulls of their “Front Gate Distraction” which revolved around torturing one of the female blends by attaching her to a winch and not letting her be rescued while the rest of the Red Hand opens up on Murphytown.

Murphy’s power stems from taking away his peoples fear, and its clear in the way that Murphy reacted, by forcing the fear out of their minds so that they can fight, that he’s losing that control.

Warren uses the distraction to sneak in and ends up coming face to face with one of Murphy’s first bite victims, and takes her down with a machete. This was honestly a little brutal. As the woman is dying, she tells Warren that Murphy loved her.

Murphy Loves You

The Red Hand is getting destroyed. There are just too many Murphy blends, and Zombies in the moat for them to carry the day. They do buy Warren the time she needs to confront Murphy though.

While Warren is confronting Murphy, 10K confronts Dr. Sun Mei, and we get a very touching moment between Red and 10K when 10K tells her that whenever he’s in trouble, a vision of her comes to try and save him, but she’s not real. Dr. Sun Mei sees her too, and that means Red is real!!!

Red Is Real!!!

Meanwhile Warren is confronting Murphy, and confirms what she suspected by holding out some yummy brains that he can’t resist. Warren has the drop on him at first, but with the Red Hand defeated, the rest of the Murphy Blends arrive to back Warren up.

Warren is saved from immediate danger when Citizen Z shows up with the message that The Man has Lucy.

As Citizen Z is letting Kaya know he’s safely at Murphyton and they are going to go after Lucy, Kaya telling Citizen Z that she missed her period, which leads to an awesome Morse code code.

Citizen Z Is Going To Be A Daddy

I love Citizen Z’s reaction. He’s psyched to be a father is going to come home to be with her.

The Siege of Murphytown ends with Addy still on The Man and Lucy’s trail, and Lucy is helping by leaving Zombies pointing the way.

The Siege of Murphytown scored a 70/100. The main reason is this episode crossed over that line of being quirky and violent into being believable. When the Zombie Blend is screaming, being pulled back by the winch, her voice is really haunting. The terror in her voice was too real and seemed a little out of sync with the overall vibe of the series, so it cost it some points.

SeasonEpisodeEpisode NameScore
11Puppies and Kittens95
12Fracking Zombies80
13Philly Feast80
14Full Metal Zombie81
15Home Sweet Zombie75
16Resurrection Z81
17Welcome to the Fu-Bar83
18Zunami64
19Die Zombie Die… Again29
110Going Nuclear79
111Sisters Of Mercy82
112Murphy's Law80
113Doctor of the Dead91
21The Murphy90
22White Light81
23Zombie Road90
24Batch 4760
25Zombaby85
26Zombie Baby Daddy86
27Down The Mississippi87
28The Collector63
29Rozwell69
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
313Duel90
314Everybody Dies in the End70

ZOMBIE SERIES – Z NATION, SEASON 3, EPISODE 11, Doc’s Angels

Doc’s Angels opens with Kaya watching Enders killing Zombies as she eats some snacks. Citizen Z comes over and comments on how empty the world seems, which leads to a touching moment where Kaya takes his hand and he presses it to his lips.

Kaya Giving Citizen Z Some Emotional Support

We then cut over to Doc who is moving across open ground until he sees what looks like a castle in the background as he listens to a strange radio broadcast on his handheld.

Castle In The Distance

Doc’s not very into the ground when he encounters what appear to be Bedazzled Zombies. Not only do they sparkle, but they also add some armor, because Doc’s handgun doesn’t do much damage.

The Zombies corner Doc and wound him, but thankfully don’t manage to get a bite in. When Doc wakes up he’s been bandaged and dressed in clean clothes, and there are three woman watching him sleep.

Doc’s Angels?

The three seem nice as they put balm on his wounds, give him a back massage, and do his hair up in a nice man bun. At least they seem nice until he tries to use their radio and we see they cut the radio wire under the desk.

With the radio not working the woman feed Doc, while telling him that they have set up the whole compound on their own. The women seem to be in competition for Doc’s attention, but the bald girl steps it up by rubbing his inner thigh with her foot.

Doc gets to see just how crazy the women are when its time to feed their pets. As the girls are working with their pets Doc almost gets eaten but thanks to his quick reflexes he takes out the sparkling Zombie instead.

As the girls entertain Doc, he starts to realize that he should get moving, but the offer of some weed distracts him from his original thought. When he goes to bed he gets three visits, the first two are openly flirty while the bald woman is scary flirty, bringing Doc a sword. In the end, Doc gives in to temptation, and wakes up the next morning after what I can only assume is an exhausting night.

Post Foursome Napping

Doc apparently wore the girls out because he’s the first one up in the morning and discovers the radio’s transmission wire is cut just before the girls find him.

As he’s fleeing he realizes the girls have been using humans to make “art”. They have a row of skulls and couches and lamp shades made out of leather, human leather. The girls did tell him they make everything locally. As Doc flees he finds the torture dungeon, or as doc says, the Hobby Lobby of hell.

Hobby Lobby Of Hell

With their secret known, the girls put on their gimp masks and confront Doc as he comes out of the basement.

Gimp Masks On

Doc is getting his *ss kicked until the other dungeon prisoners come to his rescue. Doc uses the distraction to get back to the radio so he can tell Citizen Z that Lucy is alive, but has been taken captive by The Man. Citizen Z has to get the message to Warren.

The girls break into the radio room before Doc can tell Citizen Z where he is but Doc has escaped up the radio tower, treed by the girls and their pet Zombies. Doc just barely escapes by using the towers height to drop him over the fence when it collapses.

Doc’s Angels ends with Doc fleeing back across open ground before we cut over to Kaya telling Citizen Z that she cracked the encrypted sat phone transmission they picked up earlier. They know where The Man is going to be after he called for a helicopter to pick him and Lucy up. Now Citizen Z and Kaya just need to get the information to Warren so she can do something about it.

Doc’s Angels wasn’t really about the Zombies, so I have to give it a 70/100, even though it was all about Doc, who is one of my favorites.


Things I Loved About This Episode

  • The creepy music really set the mood throughout the episode.
  • Doc’s Bedazzled Zombie Kill.
  • Doc talking about how 10K is the closest thing he has to a son. It was a one liner, but it was very touching.
  • The crazy girl talking about Columbian neck ties and her third husband, which was pre Zombie. I loved the look of worry and fear on Doc’s face as he realized she was nuts.
  • Rabbit Milk – “I milked it myself.”
  • The girls putting Doc’s beard hair in their book.
SeasonEpisodeEpisode NameScore
11Puppies and Kittens95
12Fracking Zombies80
13Philly Feast80
14Full Metal Zombie81
15Home Sweet Zombie75
16Resurrection Z81
17Welcome to the Fu-Bar83
18Zunami64
19Die Zombie Die… Again29
110Going Nuclear79
111Sisters Of Mercy82
112Murphy's Law80
113Doctor of the Dead91
21The Murphy90
22White Light81
23Zombie Road90
24Batch 4760
25Zombaby85
26Zombie Baby Daddy86
27Down The Mississippi87
28The Collector63
29Rozwell69
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
313Duel90
314Everybody Dies in the End70

 

ZOMBIE SERIES – Z NATION, SEASON 3, EPISODE 10, They Grow Up So Quickly

They Grow Up So Quickly picks up with Doc and Addy being captured by Lucy’s wardens. Lucky for Doc and Addy the kid is bored and wants some new people to play with.

Doc And Addy Get Captured

While Doc and Addy are captured, Murphy is facing off with 10K, upset with the fact that 10K doesn’t seem quite as into being a blend compared to the others. Murphy wants 10K to be his champion, to stop fighting Murphy’s control. Murphy thinks if he can give 10K a new mission, and a new name, 10K just might come to his side. All this is going down as Murphy has a letter opener in 10K’s hand, and the scene ends with Murphy forcing 10K to bring the letter open down violently-we just don’t know quite where yet.

Back at Lucy’s Addy and Doc are tied up and being questioned.

Time For Questions

This leads to Doc and Addy trying to convince the warden’s and Lucy that Murphy sent them to get his little girl. During questioning, we find out that Lucy can control the blends just like Murphy can. When Doc and Addy are challenged for the password that Murphy was supposed to send if he really did send someone to get his daughter things go poorly. Doc is about to have his throat cut when Lucy commands her warden’s to let Doc and Addy live – she wants to play with them. Which leads to Lucy introducing her two new buddies to her other friends.

Lucy’s Friends

While Doc and Addy get to play hide and seek with Lucy we find out that so far 10K is still unwounded. At least for a little while. Murphy has renamed 10K to “Thomas” and makes him do the Knife Game. This is where you splay your fingers and touch the knife to the table between them as fast as you dare. Some people call it the Knife Game but my personal favorite name is Five Finger Fillet. Murphy makes 10K play until his hand is cut up a bit before being convinced that 10K/Thomas is ready to be told his new mission.

10K Plyaing Five Finger Fillet

Back at Lucy’s Doc was forced to kill one of Lucy’s plaything Zombies before it bit him, which leads to Lucy having a fit and running off. She has apparently never seen a dead Zombie before.

While Lucy is out in the wild, away from the relative safety of her homestead she encounters an Ender and Lucy can’t figure out why the Zombie won’t listen to her commands. She doesn’t seem to understand that even though the Ender looks like a Zombie, its just a human who has reverted to savagery. Lucky for Lucy, Addy is there to kick some Ender butt, earning Lucy’s trust in the process.

Lucy’s Trust

Back at Murphytown 10K/Thomas has received his new mission and a test. Murphy offers 10K/Thomas a syringe, telling him it will set him free, but 10K/Thomas doesn’t take it, apparently proving to Murphy that he wants to be a blend still?

Back at Lucy’s house, the kid is excited to hear Doc and Addy tell her about her mother and father, which leads to Lucy asking some fun questions.

Lucy’s Curiosity

In the end Doc ends up telling Lucy about the blueberry pie episode in a round about way, which leads Lucy to the conclusion that she’s blue because of those blueberries.

Things look like they are going to turn out for Doc and Addy up until The Man shows up with a new mechanical hand, on a mission to get Lucy. When Doc goes to collect Lucy’s wardens The Man uses the distraction to steel the kid. Wounded, but not down for the count, Lucy’s wardens turn on Doc, which leads to a kill with flare.

Zombie Kill With Flare

Doc is able to take out one, but Addy has to save him from the female warden with a gnome statue.

Meanwhile The Man is dealing with Lucy in the car, which starts with a game of a hundred questions. The Man tries to use his taser to shut her up, but she’s not a normal kid.

Shockingly Fun

When Lucy tells The Man she wants Addy, he freaks and tells her that Addy is Dead, which results in Lucy having a screaming fit, which causes Murphy to wake with a scream. When The Man puts a hood on Lucy’s head, Murphy suffers from the same panicked suffocation she does.

When The Man takes the hood off of Lucy she’s aged by several years – which goes back to a statement her wardens had said earlier. When she’s stressed she ages faster.

Meanwhile Doc and Addy have split up. Addy is taking the motorcycle to chase down The Man while Doc is going to try and reach Warren or Citizen Z.

They Grow Up So Quickly ends with 10K/Thomas walking out of Murphy’s headquarters, his rifle on his back. We don’t know what his mission is yet, but clearly 10K/Thomas is on it.

I’m going to give They Grow Up So Quickly an 85/100. There wasn’t a ton of Zombie violence but Doc is one of my favorite characters and he played a huge part of this episode, including an awesome Zombie Kill.


Things I Loved About This Episode

  • The interplay between Doc and Addy when they are trying to fake Murphy’s password.
  • Doc telling Lucy the story of her mom meeting Murphy. There were some awesome flashbacks to previous episodes here.
  • Doc’s Zombie Flare Kill was just awesome.
SeasonEpisodeEpisode NameScore
11Puppies and Kittens95
12Fracking Zombies80
13Philly Feast80
14Full Metal Zombie81
15Home Sweet Zombie75
16Resurrection Z81
17Welcome to the Fu-Bar83
18Zunami64
19Die Zombie Die… Again29
110Going Nuclear79
111Sisters Of Mercy82
112Murphy's Law80
113Doctor of the Dead91
21The Murphy90
22White Light81
23Zombie Road90
24Batch 4760
25Zombaby85
26Zombie Baby Daddy86
27Down The Mississippi87
28The Collector63
29Rozwell69
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
313Duel90
314Everybody Dies in the End70

ZOMBIE SERIES – Z NATION, SEASON 3, EPISODE 9, Heart Of Darkness

Heart of Darkness opens with Citizen Z and Kaya back on the air, calling out to anyone, everyone, and especially the Operation Bite Mark team. As Kaya in the Skya is speaking, her broadcast is interrupted, overpowered by a stronger signal. Murphy has just gone on the air, announcing he has the Zombie vaccine.

Radio Free Murphy

As Murphy is putting out his message Warren tries to get into Murphytown to snatch him while he’s vulnerable (pooping) but is thwarted by Zombies, resulting in Warren deciding they have to get help, no matter where it might come from. Regardless of what Hector advises, Warren is going to try and get the imposter EScorpion and his Red Hand band to help them.

As Team Warren is looking for the Red Hand they encounter a car full of car thieves the Red Hand “punished” before running into Hopper, who is willing to take them to the Red Hand. He says he doesn’t work for them, he’s just their drug dealer, but he seems very sketchy to me.

Hopper leads Warren, Hector, and Dr. Sun Mei into the sewers under Seattle. As they walk deeper into the darkness they hear what they think are rats, but when they shine their lights on the walls they see its Zombie Hands, still crawling about, maybe searching for their bodies.

Handy Hands

As Team Warren delves deeper into Seattle’s underground, Murphy is trying to bribe 10K with more vaccine, claiming it will free 10K from his control. 10K refuses, not willing to give up Warren. 10K is lead away to do manual labor as punishment. Shortly after, Citizen Z tries to reach out to Murphy, having tracked him down because of his broadcast, but Murphy doesn’t want anything to do with Operation Bite Mark.

In Seattle’s underground, we get a taste of how crazy the Red Hand is. They’ve rigged up barbed wire and some electric to put the “Guilty” to death, or at least the Red Hand says they are guilty. We then get to meet the new EScorpion.

The EScorpion Imposter

Javier Vasquez, the DEA agent whose wife and child were killed by Hector, the real EScorpion, has apparently lost his mind. He appears to think he really is EScorpion.

It seems like Warren might be reaching Javier but once she says his name he get’s pissed and has her thrown into the lockup like Hector and Dr. Sun Mei.

Things take a strange turn after Warren gets put in the same cell as Hector. He chokes her out and disappears. Why did he choke her out if he could escape?

When Javier has Warren and Dr. Sun Mei brought to him Hector attacks, trying to take out Javier. Hector ends up being subdued by Red Hand men, which gives Hector the chance to remind Javier who both of them are. With the pain of his wife and child’s death thrown up in his face by Hector, Javier has his men let Hector loose so he can kill him in a “fair” fight.

Hector get’s stabbed multiple times before Warren steps in, putting a machete through Javier before taking his head, putting him out of his misery. The king is dead, long live the king. With Javier/EScorpion dead, the Read Hand apparently falls into Warren’s control, or at least it looks that way by the trucks we see rolling out, presumably to go after warren.

The end of the episode has two major revelations. The first is that Doc and Addy have found Lucy, and she looks older than she should be.

Lucy

We see one of Lucy’s warders shoot a double barrel before the scene cuts back to Hectors body on the floor. Which leads us to the final revelation of the episode as his eyes open, tinged with yellow.

Heart of Darkness scored a 70/100, mainly due to its lack of any significant Zombie violence.

SeasonEpisodeEpisode NameScore
11Puppies and Kittens95
12Fracking Zombies80
13Philly Feast80
14Full Metal Zombie81
15Home Sweet Zombie75
16Resurrection Z81
17Welcome to the Fu-Bar83
18Zunami64
19Die Zombie Die… Again29
110Going Nuclear79
111Sisters Of Mercy82
112Murphy's Law80
113Doctor of the Dead91
21The Murphy90
22White Light81
23Zombie Road90
24Batch 4760
25Zombaby85
26Zombie Baby Daddy86
27Down The Mississippi87
28The Collector63
29Rozwell69
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
313Duel90
314Everybody Dies in the End70

ZOMBIE SERIES – Z NATION, SEASON 3, EPISODE 8, Election Day

Election Day starts with a nice squish as we see several survivors rolling down the road in an RV and taking out several Zombies in the process.

RV Versus Zombies

After we see the Zombies lose to the RV, we cut over to Doc and 10K, stranded on the side of the road, at least until the Presidential Motorcade comes rolling along.

Presidential Motorcade

Or if it’s not the president, it is at least Sketchy and Skeezy, and they have stolen Clinton’s limo from his presidential museum and are using it, combined with a few new dance partners, to grift what they can from survivors.

Dance party

While Sketchy and Skeezy are running their con, a young woman comes up, begging for help. Her husband and a bunch of other survivors are sick. Sketchy ignores her, but Doc offers to take a look, even if there isn’t much he can do. The sick all have strange yellow streaking through their eyes.

Yellow Fever?

As Sketchy & Skeezy deal with their presidential competition, we see the RV from the opening scenes approaching town from one direction as a small horde comes in from the other.

The Zombies arrive just in time to interfere with Skeezy’s presidential debate which leads to a presidential zombie hunt, which of course means Addy had to step in to save the day.

Hammer Time

As Addy kicks some Zombie *ss Doc has found the source of the yellow eye disease. The filter on the town’s reservoir had a Zombie head in it. Lucky for the town’s survivors, Doc watched some Naked & Afraid before the apocalypse and shows the town’s mayor how to fix it using charcoal.

We then find out who the men in the RV are. They’ve been scammed by the fake presidents and want some revenge.

Election Day ends with Doc and Addy using the chaos to escape in the stolen presidential limo. It’s time for them to get back to their main mission of finding Lucy.

Election Day was a fun episode with some good Zombie kills, which is always a plus. Election Day scored 80/100, making it Worth Your Time.


Things I Loved About This Episode:

  • The opening RV Zombie Kill.
  • The way Addy checked out the dancing girls.
  • Addy going to town on the Zombie with a mallet.
  • Zombie pom pom girls.
  • The fact that Doc won the election at the end.

SeasonEpisodeEpisode NameScore
11Puppies and Kittens95
12Fracking Zombies80
13Philly Feast80
14Full Metal Zombie81
15Home Sweet Zombie75
16Resurrection Z81
17Welcome to the Fu-Bar83
18Zunami64
19Die Zombie Die… Again29
110Going Nuclear79
111Sisters Of Mercy82
112Murphy's Law80
113Doctor of the Dead91
21The Murphy90
22White Light81
23Zombie Road90
24Batch 4760
25Zombaby85
26Zombie Baby Daddy86
27Down The Mississippi87
28The Collector63
29Rozwell69
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
313Duel90
314Everybody Dies in the End70

ZOMBIE SERIES – Z NATION, SEASON 3, EPISODE 7, Welcome to Murphytown

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.

Treed By The Zombie Kids

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.

Doc Brining 10K Home

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.

Car Thieves Pay With Their Lives

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 Getting Murphied

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.

Brains

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.

Brains, It’s What’s For Dinner

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.

Welcome to Murphytown ends with Team Warren watching as the lights come on in Murphytown, realizing that they might have bitten off more than they can chew.

The Lights Coming On In Murphytown

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.

SeasonEpisodeEpisode NameScore
11Puppies and Kittens95
12Fracking Zombies80
13Philly Feast80
14Full Metal Zombie81
15Home Sweet Zombie75
16Resurrection Z81
17Welcome to the Fu-Bar83
18Zunami64
19Die Zombie Die… Again29
110Going Nuclear79
111Sisters Of Mercy82
112Murphy's Law80
113Doctor of the Dead91
21The Murphy90
22White Light81
23Zombie Road90
24Batch 4760
25Zombaby85
26Zombie Baby Daddy86
27Down The Mississippi87
28The Collector63
29Rozwell69
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
313Duel90
314Everybody Dies in the End70

ZOMBIE SERIES – Z NATION, SEASON 3, EPISODE 6, Doc Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Doc Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest opens with Doc wandering around the woods, unable to find Team Warren after he took a potty break. As he’s looking for his friends he gets bashed over the head by Elvis and wakes up in a straight jacket in the Serenity Falls Institution for the Criminally Insane.

The head nurse wants to make sure Doc is a real Doc after hearing him say his name while complaining out in the woods. After Doc passes the test of diagnosing the other hospital patients, the nurse lets Doc out of his straight jacket so he can help her with another new guest she’s got locked up. The other new guest keeps talking bout blue men and a mission to planet Zona.

Doc has found 10K, but 10K doesn’t look like he’s in good shape. He appears to be suffering from Murphy withdrawal? Bad news for 10K, the nurse wants to give him a lobotomy to help calm him down.

When 10K starts to have seizures the nurse wants to do the lobotomy emergently, but Doc challenges her for meds instead, which leads to Doc and Elvis going on a mission into the Zombie controlled area of the hospital to get to the pharmacy.

Elvis takes out the first Zombie and Doc takes out the second by plugging his shock treatment helmet into a light fixture.

Sparky

Doc and Elvis just barely make it out of the psyche ward as the nurse is prepping 10K for his lobotomy. When Doc makes it to the surgical suit the nurse is covered in blood.

He’s A Bleeder

Lucky for 10K, she was practicing on another patient first, and Doc is able to convince the nurse that he’ll take care of 10K. Thanks to Doc’s pharmaceutical skills 10K wakes up, at least long enough to confirm he to communicate again. Afterwards Doc uses his pharmacy knowledge to treat the rest of the patients, giving them real meds for the first time in ages.

The good vibes don’t last long. When Doc and 10K try to make their escape they are caught and both of them end up in straight jackets. Things are about to go very badly for Doc when the lobotomy test subject saves the day.

As Doc leads the surviving patients through the psyche ward to reach the hospital bus, the Zombies at the front of the hospital have made it through the make shift barricade. With a small horde approaching the psyche patients leave Doc and 10K behind.

As Doc is trying to move 10K he finds the bite, and realizes exactly what is wrong with 10K.

Doc Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest ends with Doc leading 10K to safety as the sun sets.

Doc And 10K Fleeing

Doc Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest scored a 73/100. The insane asylum was fun and had some amusing scenes but I tend to like the episodes with a bit more violence in them.

SeasonEpisodeEpisode NameScore
11Puppies and Kittens95
12Fracking Zombies80
13Philly Feast80
14Full Metal Zombie81
15Home Sweet Zombie75
16Resurrection Z81
17Welcome to the Fu-Bar83
18Zunami64
19Die Zombie Die… Again29
110Going Nuclear79
111Sisters Of Mercy82
112Murphy's Law80
113Doctor of the Dead91
21The Murphy90
22White Light81
23Zombie Road90
24Batch 4760
25Zombaby85
26Zombie Baby Daddy86
27Down The Mississippi87
28The Collector63
29Rozwell69
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
313Duel90
314Everybody Dies in the End70