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So Close, Yet So Far 

While Madison struggles to keep Nick from a crippling withdrawal, Travis ventures out to find his son before the city of Los Angeles falls.


Adam Davidson


Robert Kirkman (based on the series of graphic novels by), Tony Moore (based on the series of graphic novels by) | 4 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kim Dickens ... Madison Clark
Cliff Curtis ... Travis Manawa
Frank Dillane ... Nick Clark
Alycia Debnam-Carey ... Alicia Clark
Elizabeth Rodriguez ... Liza Ortiz
Mercedes Mason ... Ofelia Salazar
Lorenzo James Henrie ... Chris Manawa
Rubén Blades ... Daniel Salazar
Patricia Reyes Spíndola ... Griselda Salazar
Maestro Harrell ... Matt Sale
Scott Lawrence ... Art Costa
Lincoln A. Castellanos Lincoln A. Castellanos ... Tobias
Noah Beggs ... Peter Dawson
Stormy Ent Stormy Ent ... ND Woman
Howie Lai ... Bystander


In Los Angeles, Alicia goes to Matt's house and finds that he is sick. Soon Madison, Travis and Nick arrive and ask her to leave Matt and they go home. Nick has a crisis due to the withdrawal and Madison goes to the school trying to find some medicine to calm him down. In the school, she meets Tobias and gives his knife back. When she sees Principal Artie, Tobias asks her to run but Madison decides to talk to him and finds that he is a zombie. Meanwhile Travis drives to the house of his ex-wife Liza and convinces her to seek Chris out. They find him in the middle of a riot and they seek shelter in a house of a stranger. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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English | Spanish

Release Date:

30 August 2015 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


When Alicia is watching her neighbor cry at her party she says "it's her party, she'll cry if she wants to" she was referring to the 1963 song "It's My Party" by Lesley Gore. The song is about a teenage girl who's boyfriend disappears one day and then shows up awhile later at her birthday party with another girl. The song's chorus "It's my party I'll cry if I want to" became a popular pop culture reference starting in the 1960's to describe being humiliated and miserable during a situation that is supposed to make you happy. See more »


Having a conversation with Nick while cleaning up in the living room after he has a seizure, Alicia takes off her cleaning gloves and says "I hate you". A few seconds later the camera cuts to show the entire room and the gloves are still on. See more »


[first lines]
Art Costa: [Art Costa's walkie-talkie chatters in the empty school hallway] All clear here.
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Referenced in Talking Dead: Fear the Walking Dead (2015) See more »


Mistakes of My Youth
Performed by Eels
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Hail The Walking Dead
31 August 2015 | by sohompramanickSee all my reviews

There's still a lot to like with Fear The Walking Dead. With a core of great performers, shows can overcome quite a bit. Nonetheless, I'm hopeful that the show continues to remember to give these actors good stuff to do, and not so quickly rely on the genre conventions and ever-familiar beats that we get each week with the original series. Fear needs to keep working to be different instead of rushing to look, feel, and move in the same ways as its cousin series.

Though it featured fewer walkers than the low-key premiere, this second helping of "Fear the Walking Dead" was far more intense, suggesting that series creators Robert Kirkman and Dave Erickson might be able to take their spin-off in some enjoyably dark directions over the next four weeks.

That slow escalation of visuals is going to work out really well for the show. We know what the world outside looks like. We know what the world of The Walking Dead looks like. Watching one become the other is going to be satisfying.

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