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Cobalt 

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The National Guard's plan for the neighborhood is revealed; Travis and Madison make a difficult decision.

Director:

Kari Skogland

Writers:

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

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
Colman Domingo ... Victor Strand
Patricia Reyes Spíndola ... Griselda Salazar
Shawn Hatosy ... Andrew Adams
Sandrine Holt ... Bethany Exner
Jamie McShane ... Lt. Moyers
Jared Abrahamson ... CPL Cole
Shane Dean ... PFC Richards
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Storyline

Nick has a conversation with his cell mate Strand. Meanwhile Ofelia challenges the soldiers throwing objects at the fence asking where her mother is and Andrew Adams comes to take her home. Liza is working in the medical facility under the supervision of Dr. Exner and she learns that Griselda had to amputate her foot. Madison overhears a beat and she finds Daniel and Ofelia in the basement of their neighbor's house and Adams tied to a chair. When Madison and Ofelia leave the basement, Daniel tortures Adams to know where Griselda and Nick are. Meanwhile Travis meets Moyers and tells that he will face an insurrection in the community and Moyers asks Copro Castro to drive Travis to the medical facility. In their journey, they need to stop to fight against zombies that have trapped another National Guard team. Only Castro and a few man return and they drive Travis back to the safe zone. Meanwhile the Salvadorian Daniel recalls his life in El Salvador and tortures Adams. Soon he learns the... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Country:

USA | Mexico

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

27 September 2015 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

The title "Cobalt" was supposed to be the title of this companion series. See more »

Goofs

When holding Adams hostage, Daniel says "Ophelia is beautiful, kind and intelligent." However, when Adams replies, "Yes sir, she is," his mouth does not move. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Victor Strand: [Victor Strand talks to the weeping Doug Thompson in the cage fences of the military base] Fire, earthquake, flood. You bought it all, didn't you? That's not a question. I'm not asking, I'm telling you. I look at a person like you and I know. You are a buyer. How do I know? Because I am a closer. I can sell anything, everything. Ask anyone. Except, uh, insurance.
Victor Strand: [Victor chuckles, leaning on his knee beside Doug] Can't stomach it. preying on people so weak, so frightened of the ...
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Connections

Referenced in Talking Dead: Blood in the Streets (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Fear the Walking Dead Main Title Theme
(uncredited)
Written by Atticus Ross
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Can tough Mexican and mysterious black stranger redeem this show?
27 September 2015 | by serbian_007See all my reviews

This week on Fear the Walking Dead:

The last 4 episodes, nothing much happens. But on the 5th episode .... yet again, nothing much happens.

However, the plot is thickening and there is a glimmer of hope now that there are 2 characters who aren't complete morons - 2 characters that are actually interesting enough to warrant viewer attention. In the blue corner, a disgruntled bad-ass Mexican father on a mission to save his precious wife gets his hands on the guy with the hots for his daughter, who ends up revealing the military's dark and terrifying 2 step program for the community - code-name Cobalt.

In the red corner, some would call him a magician. Others would say he's great at sleight of hand - one minute your keys are in your pocket, the next minute, well, poof.

Can tough Mexican dude and mysterious black stranger save this show and this horrendous cast from the depths of oblivion? Will Madison make a facial expression resembling something other than constipation? Will Travis grow some man parts and develop something that looks like a brain? Will Alicia and Chris do something productive with their time? What's in store for the community now that hoards of roamers lurk nearby?

Find out next time on the season finale of Fear the Walking Dead, where hopefully something will happen.

P.S. Next to Mr. Salazar, the mysterious black stranger is the most interesting character revealed so far. Isn't it weird how a character revealed in episode 5 can be more interesting than the entire main cast? Hmm, one wonders why.


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