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ZOMBIE SERIES – Z NATION, SEASON 2, EPISODE 15, All Good Things Must Come to an End

All Good Things Must Come to an End is the season finale, so I guess its aptly named. The episode starts with Citizen Z, almost out of batteries, burning papers for warmth as he tries to warn Addy, and Team Murphy to abort the mission, whoever was tracking Murphy threw Camp Northern Lights knows exactly where he is.

Citizen Z Trying To Call Off The Murphy Drop Off

We then cut back to the diner. The old woman is feeding Warren tea while Vasquez looks around, something tickling his suspicion, but not enough to keep him from letting Warren call in the rest of the team.

Team Murphy settles in for some tea just as a group of Bounty Hunters shows up with a “Murphy” to hand in for the bounty.

Bounty Hunters

The leader of the Bounty Hunters is interested in Warren as one of the other bounty hunters finds cross dressing Murphy attractive, which leads to Team Murphy’s cover being blown.

Zombie Mmic

The lead Bounty Hunter figures out Murphy has some tie to their fake Murphy, which results in a little shootout. Team Murphy takes out the Bounty Hunters but 10K was hit in the process. As Doc and Addy work on 10K, Auntie goes outside with Murphy and Warren and puts a flare up, signaling for Dr. Merch and the Mount Wilson CDC lab, who apparently have a submarine at their disposal.

Mount Wilson CDC Lab Submarine

While Team Murphy tries to make sense of what is happening Citizen Z puts his pooch on a sled and begins to pull. I think he’s got that reversed, but I’m guessing poochy is hurt.

Back at the diner, the military has shown up, and brought Dr. Merch with them. She tries to verify it’s Murphy, but can’t remember until Murphy jobs her memory a bit about their last encounter.

Is That Murphy?

The military only has room to take Murphy and 10K back to the sub, which leads to heartfelt goodbyes. The team has been through a lot together.

Murphy and 10K have just left when La Reina and her Zeros show up, wanting revenge on Warren for her betrayal, and to collect Murphy.

Zero Ambush

Things do not look good for the team, they are pinned down and outgunned. How did La Reina find them? She’s got Dr Kurian’s head in a box, and apparently he’s connected enough with Murphy to act as a compass. Good thing for the remnants of Team Murphy that Auntie has her MAC-10 to lay down some cover fire so they can flee into the diner.

Lucky for the team, Auntie has a stash of weapons to help even things up a little.

On the sub the medical staff agree to treat 10K and get him back to the mainland, while Murphy learns about Zona, and why the people on the sub are so interested in him. The soldiers are infected, and they look like they are starting to turn.

Infected Submariners

As Dr. Merch is taking blood from Murphy we find out that all the Zona staff were infected with an early version of the vaccine, but its wearing off, and all those people are starting to turn. It doesn’t take Murphy long to figure out he’s not interested in being Zona’s blood supply.

Back at the diner La Reina tries to bargain, telling the team they just want Murphy, which leads La Reina to sacrifice the front rank of her soldiers to create walking Z shields.

Auntie gets hit and turns, then gets an axe to the skull from outside while she tries to eat Doc. As the two sides spray lead at each other Addy, and the creepy masked Zero end up going mano a mano, breaking the Z-Whacker in the process!!!

Z-Whacker Breaks

This leads to La Reina and Warren going toe to toe, and it looks like Warren is about to lose when Escorpion shows up and puts a stake through La Reina, but he’s not Escorpion any longer, he’s Hector. How did he survive? The last time we saw him Vasquez pushed him into a basement full of Z’s.

Hector tells Vasquez he’s not Escorpion anymore, and that he understands if Vasquez wants to kill him, he is sorry, he’s not the same man anymore. In the end Vesquez couldn’t do it. For Vasquez it’s the end of the road, they finished their mission. Warren, Doc and Addy end up rolling out with Hector, heading for the beach to pick up 10K.

Back on the sub, 10K wakes up to distant alarms before we cut to Warren and team at the ocean. What they doesn’t look good, the sub is burning.

Sub On Fire

A moment later they see a boat heading away from the sub, and they can clearly see Murphy, but no 10K. When we get a close up of the boat its clear that Murphy is in control, he’s bitten everyone on his ride.

All Good Things Must Come to an End, ends on a cliffhanger on multiple fronts.

Where is 10K?

Who are the Chinese soldiers that swarm Warren and team and do they mean them harm?

Is Citizen Z going to survive his deep freeze?

Frozen 10K

And what is going to happen to Murphy’s daughter Lucy?

So many things are going on in the last few minutes of this season ender, but it was really well done and kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time, which is why All Good Things Must Come to an End scored a 94/100 and is Worth Your Time.

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

ZOMBIE SERIES – Z NATION, SEASON 2, EPISODE 14, Day 1

Day 1 tells the origin stories of our main characters, and does a kick *ss job of doing it.

The story starts with Citizen Z, in federal custody, about to go on trial for hacking when a man from the NSA comes with one last offer. We drop the charges if you work for us, while passing Citizen Z a very odd note…

Citizen Z Learns The Worlds Fate Before It Started

While Citizen is facing a hacker at Camp Northern Light, the Rest of Team Murphy has made it to the California border, and there isn’t much there. With all our survivors walking across a barren, destroyed landscape, there is plenty of time for each of them to remember where they were when the biting started.

Warren was in Trenton NJ when she encounters her first Z.

Warren’s First Z

It doesn’t take long for Warren to encounter Z’s two, three, and so on. Lucky for her she had a .45 on her hip and instinctively went for headshots as her army buddies come stumbling in.

Warren Takes Headshots

Next we get to see what Doc was going when the Zombie Apocalypse started, and I have to say, his story was one of my favorites. Doc was a drug and alcohol counselor, and I love his story.

Doc The Drug & Alcohol Counselor

Doc is who I aspire to be. Fun, upbeat, and yet when push comes to shove, just fine with doing the shoving, and then hugging it out afterwards. After Doc helps the therapist next to him, he comes back and encounters his first Z, eating his patient.

Doc’s First Z

One of the things I love about Doc walking in on Zombie Lunchtime is how quickly he assesses the situation. He says he didn’t mean to intrude, but his eyebrows are already furrowed, going through the options before he settles on “It’s a damn Zombie.”

Sadly for Doc, his five years of sobriety prior to the Z are about to end, because when people starting eating people, a few drugs are in order.

We cut back to Citizen Z next as he figures out what his hacker has been after. Someone hacked Camp Northern Light so they could keep track on the world’s most valuable asset…Murphy.

We then cut to Addy watching ice hockey and get a blast from the past as we learn how she and Mack ended up as survival partners. She’s watching the game when Mack and another skater get into a fist fight that is rapidly interrupted by an angry hobo zombie. If you look carefully in the shot below you can see just over the skaters right shoulder.

Addy’s First Z

Addy ends up saving Mack before they flee the stadium together. This was a fun segment, but it was tough seeing Mack again. I did enjoy the Addy and Mack segment though.

As 10K is watching the birds overhead its his turn to remember where he was when it started. Of all the backstories, 10K’s makes him look the youngest. He’s out fishing when he stumbles upon a game warden with a few arrows stuck in her.

10K’s First Z

Lucky for 10K his father is there to pick off a few of the horde.

The next flashback is just as heartbreaking as Addy’s. Vasquez is at the funeral parlor for his wife and daughter when the outbreak hits.

Vasquez’s First Z

Sadly for Vasquez, after he takes care of the mortuary attendant, he has to face his turned wife as she breaks out of her casket.

Vasquez Facing His Family

The final flashback belongs to Murphy. He’s in prison, playing cards in the yard when the outbreak hits. It feels so wrong to see Murphy without blue skin!!!

Murphy In Prison

The card game doesn’t last long. Two inmates get into a fight and after one stabs the other a few times, Murphy gets introduced to what is about to become his life as the stabbee quickly turns…

Murphy’s First Z

Murphy survives, but as he flees the yard, he is true to his “Murphy First” policy, locking the door behind him.

The writer’s have done an amazing job making Murphy a complete d*ck, but yet he’s likable. It’s one of those things about Z Nation that is just so well done. Murphy is a horrible person in many ways, but he also has moments of good that shine through. I guess that appeals to all of us for obvious reasons.

Murphy’s scene ends with him telling Warren he doesn’t want to keep going. He’s scared and is afraid it will hurt. Warren tells him she’s not going to lie, It might hurt, but it’s what has to happen.

We then cut to Citizen Z coming to the realization that someone has been using him to track Murphy the whole time, and he shuts down the servers that are left, trying to protect people he’s never met, but has a deep connection to.

Day 1  ends with Team Murphy reaching the west coast. They’ve reached the ocean, and are just a few steps away from the meeting place where the CDC is supposed to pick them up and help make a vaccine from Murphy’s blood.

Instead of finding a CDC lab Team Murphy finds themselves at a diner, or a Greasy Spoon as Murphy says. Warren and Vasquez go in to check it out only to find an older woman behind the counter, ready to offer tea while she keeps a MAC-10 just out of sight.

Day 1 was just a masterpiece in flashbacks and scored a 90/100, making it Worth Your Time.

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

ZOMBIE SERIES – Z NATION, SEASON 2, EPISODE 13, Adiós, Muchachos

Adiós, Muchachos picks up pretty much where Party with the Zeros left off. Vasquez is about to get a bullet before Dr. Kurian is instructed to test his serum. Only, La Reina makes Dr. Kurian stop and test it on himself instead.

Vasquez on the verge of being a zombie serum test subject.

Why? I don’t really know, but it does save Vasquez for the short term as La Reina grows excited as Dr. Kurian survives getting bitten by a Zombie in a box.

Zombie In A Box

With proof in the biting that Dr. Kurian didn’t turn, La Reina has her inner circle and multiple other Zeros injected with the serum. Only, its not a Zombie Vaccine, its just enough of Murphy’s blood to turn the humans so he can control them.

What could go wrong?

Murphy at least had the good grace not to let his core team of companions get injected, which is a good thing, because as the serum takes hold, those injected aren’t just susceptible to Murphy’s mind control, but they slowly turn and appear to hunger for a bit of Murphy directly.

Murphy Snacks

With the Zeros turning on Murphy the team rescues Vasquez before fleeing the compound by releasing the horde of Undead the Zeros keep for composting. Once free of the lower levels Vasquez finally gets what he came for, revenge on the Escorpion for killing his wife and daughter.

Team Murphy then raid the Zeros garage and head out in an assortment of new wheels.

New Wheels

Adiós, Muchachos scored a 69/100 putting it in Worth Your Time territory. There is a lot of drama and politics, but it was a fun episode.

Fight me if you disagree…

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

ZOMBIE SERIES – Z NATION, SEASON 2, EPISODE 12, Party with the Zeros

Party with the Zeros is the first of a two part story.

Party with the Zeros starts strong, with a nice zombie fight scene that lasts a few minutes. Including a very nice “doorway clearing”..

That is then followed by a nice run and gun sequence that leads to Team Murphy being saved by the Zeros.

I would describe Party with the Zeros as a set up to the 2nd part. After the initial action, the episode becomes a story about Vasquez, and his desire for revenge against the Zeros for what they did to his family, while Murphy is forced to “work” with the Dr. Walter Kurian, aka, Dr. Death, who is apparently been stringing along the leaders of the Zeros, promising a cure.

While in the heart of the Zeros headquarters Vasquez tries to kill Hector Alvarez, aka “Escorpion” for what he did to his wife, but Warren stops him, gaining the trust of the Zeros.

Party with the Zeros ends with Vasquez about to get a bullet in the brain.

I’m giving Party with the Zeros a 64 as after the initial action it slows down and set up the cliffhanger ending, putting it in Rainy Day territory.

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

ZOMBIE SERIES – Z NATION, SEASON 2, EPISODE 11, Corporate Retreat

Corporate Retreat has one of the most awesome opening scenes ever. This is just a kick *ss few moments of Zombie Violence, and I particularly love the segment where 10K covers Doc and a through and through shot bounces off Doc’s necklace to kill another zombie.

10K kicking some serious *ss

Outside there the smoke is thick and so are the Z’s, but once Team Murphy makes it to the hotel they find themselves in the midst of a work retreat. The survivors left in the hotel were there for a conference, and they’ve been stuck in the hotel with a self help corporate guru since the Zombie Apocalypse has started.

Shortly after Team Murphy has joined the survivors in the hotel Murphy ends up shot, along with one of the hotel guests. To make things worse. the bullet went through Murphy which means the wounded hotel guest is now on the same path as Cassandra.

This leads to a crazy “trust circle” as the hotel guests and Team Murphy pass along a didgeridoo to decide who gets to talk.

After the initial “trust circle” kicks out one of the hotel guests to face the Z’s in the smoke, Doc explains how he’s been feeding the wounded man Murphy’s blood. You have to love Doc.

As Warren discusses the situation with the Corporate Retreat Leader they wander down to the kitchen to find that there is a Z in the deep freezer.

Surprise Freezer Zombie

Know what happens when Z’s are around? People get bit, and then you have more Z’s. Good thing 10K and Vasquez are both good shots or the Corporate Retreat Guests may have lost more than they did.

Shots are heard close by and the team rushes in to find that Doc has been shot at while he cared for Murphy and the now infected guest, and whomever took the shot stole the food stash and ran.

The team splits up to search the hotel, which leads to Addy and one of the female guests, Dana, being alone together. The woman seems to know something about what’s going on, and then begs Addy to take her with her while they are hiding in a closet, which leads to an amusing scene when Warren and Vasquez come up behind and clear the room.

Closet Time WIth Addy

As Dana and Addy spill out of the closet I love Warren’s “Everything all right?” comment. There is just something about the drawl that says so much more than the words.

The moment is then shattered as whoever stole the food makes some noise and draws the attention back to the main lobby. As Vasquez and Warren charge in they find themselves face to face with the Corporate Retreat Leader who’s asking them if they caught the thief?

Yes, I thought his sudden appearance was suspicious as well.

As the survivors sit in lobby, trying to make sense of everything that’s happening we get a moment where Addy and Dana are looking at each other across the room. Clearly they have a connection.

Out in the lobby the situation isn’t so good. The horde seems attracted to the hotel, and some of them are starting to break through, leading to a wonderful Glory Hole kill.

Glory Hole Kill

First the Z’s already trapped in the hotel break free of their quarantine wing, and then the glass in the lobby shatters, bringing everyone into the kitchen where Doc is performing medical experiments with his two patients. The stress and anxiety turns the survivors into a bickering mass of name calling until Warren puts her foot down.

It’s time to find out who the killer is.

Doc has been giving the wounded hotel guest Murphy blood, all so he can ask the now Zombie Guest who shot him originally, and we find out it wasn’t the Corporate Retreat Leader after all, but Dana’s hotel beau instead, who wants Dana to leave with them. The look on Addy’s face is shock and pain. At lead Dana had the good grace to say she never wanted anyone to get hurt. Well Dana, Addy got hurt! (And some people where shot and killed, but Addy got hurt!!!)

Revenge is taken however as the Zombie Guest takes Doc’s gun and kills the grocery thief, then gets shot in return.

This is just about when Murphy wakes up from his concussion and the story quickly wrap up. With Murphy awake the zombies are released from whatever was pulling them to the hotel, and Ziggy ends up back at the door, covered in gore. They thought he was the killer originally and exiled him, but he did just find with his hammer.

Iggy Returns

The Corporate Retreat Leader pays for his decision by getting his head crushed with his talking stick. Good for you Iggy!

Corporate Retreat ends with a little bit of a heartache.

Addy and Dana Say Goodbye

There is clearly longing here for Addy, but she doesn’t really trust Dana for good reason, but still, you can’t just force a feeling to stop. They say their goodbyes, and they both hope they get to see each other again. Sadly, there was no kiss. Come on, be brave, show a peck on the lips or a hug, right? Then Addy climbs into the van to find all eyes on her.

Corporate Retreat scored an 85/100. It opened with some solid action and then kept the pace and mystery up throughout, making it Worth Your Time.

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

ZOMBIE SERIES – Z NATION, SEASON 2, EPISODE 10, We Were Nowhere Near the Grand Canyon

We Were Nowhere Near the Grand Canyon finds the team cruising along the highway in Nevada when Citizen Z makes contact.

Citizen Z: “Well people. If we weren’t already in an apocalypse, this would be a damn obvious sign. What do you call something worse than an apocalypse? Because this is it. Whatever it is. Swarm. Horde. Zunami. There is no end in sight.”

Zunami

Unfortunately for Team Murphy, their RV breaks down, leaving them searching for help or a replacement. Doc and 10K end up being taken captive by Native Americans while Murphy, Warren, and Vasquez end up at a Native American casino.

While the team works through their issues with Native American hosts, trying to get them to believe a massive horde is coming, Citizen Z is dealing with one of the remaining fast zombies at Camp Northern Light. This leads to what for me was clearly the Best Zombie Kill of the episode.

After asking Warren for help to use a rocket, Citizen Z makes an epic kill with an anti tank weapon. And yes, the battery unit was down his pants so he could warm it up enough to make the shot.

Anti Tank Zombie Shot

Things are looking pretty grim for Team Murphy and their new Native Americans friends (after a rough start). There is a massive Zunami coming, and it is going to swarm everything in its path.

The episode ends with Warren telling Murphy he’s going to have to pick a world to live in, and to remember that the humans are trying to save him, while the zombies are trying to eat him.

Thankfully Doc is a genius and looking at a cave paining of buffalo and it reminds him of how the Native Americans hunted in ages past.

We Were Nowhere Near the Grand Canyon becomes a staple comment in future episodes across multiple seasons and it was a fun episode that scored a 72/100.

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

ZOMBIE SERIES – Z NATION, SEASON 2, EPISODE 9, Rozwell

Rozwell takes place in Roswell New Mexico, the home of the Roswell UFO incident in the summer of 1947. Some things never change.

Rozwell starts with a bang. A pretty young lady is being chased by a zombie until she’s saved by a mysterious flying object we don’t quite see, but we do see its capabilities. The flying object takes care of the Zombie while leaving the young lady unharmed.

UFO Taking Out A Zombie

Team Murphy isn’t far off and they have there own experience with the UFO before it disappears in a flash. A little ways down the road Team Murphy finds a diner full of survivors who are UFO believers. Hard core believers. Our blond friend from the first few moments of Rozwell is their leader, and after a bit of discussion and prompting from 10K, she agrees to take Team Murphy to the nearby military based.

On the way to the base the team sees the remnants of Zombies, as well as the “Triangle Zombie”. Something other than normal is definitely going on.

Triangle Zombie

Once at the base the team is treated to a fun elevator ride as they descend into the secret subterranean military base. The team encounters technology that shouldn’t exist, as well as armored beings that are nearly bullet proof. Nearly, but not quite.

In the end we find out that twisted love is to blame for a lot what is going on in Rozwell. Team Murphy moves on while our blond friend in charge of the UFO worshipers decides to continue her journey, regardless of the truth.

Rozwell  scored a 69/100, putting it just 4 points into Worth Your Time territory. The UFO stuff was fun, but I do like me a little more classic Zombie killing as well.

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

ZOMBIE SERIES – Z NATION, SEASON 2, EPISODE 8, The Collector

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.

Brains!!!

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 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
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

ZOMBIE SERIES – Z NATION, SEASON 2, EPISODE 7, Down the Mississippi

Down the Mississippi introduces us to the Dentists. Only, they aren’t the good natured dentation fairies they pretend to be. No, they just want to get you strapped into a chair so they can add you to their collection. Why? Well, we’ll find out in a little bit.

Murderous Dentists

Team Murphy meanwhile finds themselves on the Mississippi after commandeering a pontoon boat. They don’t get far before they come across some old friends, Sketchy, and Skeezy.

Sketchy and Skeezy

Those of you who are Z Nation fans will know that Addy’s Z Whacker was purchased from Sketchy in the very first episode, Puppies and Kittens. That kind of makes them family don’t you think?

Things quickly go south after Team Murphy picks up Skeezy and Sketchy. Skeezy tried to warn them, but not one wanted to listen until they found themselves in the midst of a Zombie Jam.

Zombie Jam

With Zombies warming the boat the team is forced to go overboard, and in the process they get seperated.

Sketchy, Skeezy, and 10K end up on one side of the river while the rest of Team Murphy finds themselves on the other. This episode really shows Doc’s character. The others were willing to move on, but 10K is Doc’s friend, and Doc isn’t willing to just leave him behind.

Skeezy, Sketchy, and 10K have a few small adventures culminating with them stealing the empty Dentists vehicle while the drivers are in the woods doing their business. They end driving into a freaky town that uses Zombies as a power source.

This brings the Zero’s into the picture, because when they show up with the Dentists in tow, we realize the whole place is really just a Gangster profit generating tool, and they aren’t pleased that their Zombie Dentist truck was stollen.

Team 10K is about to get hung for their crimes against the Zero Cartel when Team Murphy whos up with Doc to save their butts. This was a fun, silly episode that focused more on character development than Zombies, but it was so well done it scored an 87/100.

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

ZOMBIE SERIES – Z NATION, SEASON 2, EPISODE 6, Zombie Baby Daddy

The team is in Springfield, Illinois, and things aren’t good. Zombie Baby Daddy starts with the team surrounded, and the only thing left to do is to kick some Zombie ass. This fight also confirms a few things we learned from last episode, Zombaby. The Zombies are attracted to Lucy, and Murphy’s power over them doesn’t work when they are locked on her.

This leads to several awesome Zombie Kills in the first three minutes of the episode.

First we see 10K using gears as sling shot projectiles…

10K Sling Shot Kill

Followed up by Warren with some slick machete work…

Warren Working the Machete

Doc also has a brief moment where he’s not sure if he’s having a bad trip when he comes fact to face with a bus full of Abraham Lincolns. I love Doc and the fun he brings to every episode.

Zombie Lincolns

After the team takes care of the immediate Zombie threat they flee into the woods. Team Warren finds itself with two objectives. The first is for Warren to track down Vasquez, who keeps disappearing, while Addy, 10K, and Doc try to assess whether Lucy is going to become a threat, or a savior as she grows.

Addy, Doc, and 10K’s attempts to get Murphy to let them hold the baby only spooks Murphy, forcing him deeper into the woods, where Lucy’s Zombie attractive powers brings out a few Zombified woodland critters.

Zombie Critters

The Zombie critters end up chasing Murphy deeper into the woods, which leads him to a small homestead protected by a man and woman. Murphy realizes he can’t take care of Lucy with everyone so focused on her, so he does what every Zombie Dad would do and makes two zombie slaves to take care of his baby.

Zombie Baby Sitters

While Murphy is taking care of his child care situation, Warren and Vasquez are forced to fight for their lives, all while Vasquez reveals how was originally a federal agent before he was compromised by the cartels, and both Warren and Vasquez get to do some surgery on the other. They both make it, but everyone else isn’t so lucky.

Cassandra is blindly loyal to Murphy, and in the process of trying to protect her maker, she hurts Addy, then pushes 10K too far. He’s forced to protect himself, or die, and in the end, it costs Cassandra her life.

Doc tries his best to make 10K feel better, but 10K had feelings for her, which makes her death even harder to deal with. She was 10K’s 3255th kill, and Murphy is pissed, but Warren keeps things from devolving into a fist fight.

Team Murphy has to continue on, for humanities sake.

Zombie Baby Daddy scored an 86/100 and is Worth Your Time.

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