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


Kari Skogland


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
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


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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English | Spanish

Release Date:

27 September 2015 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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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.
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Indigo Prophecy
14 June 2018 | by southdavidSee all my reviews

Excellent episode.

The thin veneer of civility that remained following the army's forcible removal of the family members at the end of the last week's episode crumbles away as the atrocities begin to pile up on both sides of the fence. Travis is allowed to leave the camp, with an army accompanied trip to the medical base but his experiences out there and the gang's discovery of "Operation Cobalt" lead them to some drastic decisions. Meanwhile, back at the medical centre, Liza discovers a key fact about the pandemic and Travis meets the enigmatic Victor, who bargains with the guards to keep him close, as he seems to know what's coming.

So the tension is growing to ahead of the next episodes season finale. Cracks are starting to show in the families. Chris snaps at his father and stepmother before having some fun with Alicia, there may be more to that relationship in the future. Ofelia finally sees the depths that her father is capable of going to get answers and the decision to torture the solider splits Madison and Travis again, until the reveal of Operation Cobalt realigns everyone's priorities.

Performances remain good and the storyline compelling. The soldiers remain stuff we've seen before, but they have added more complexity to that as some are deciding that family outranks duty at this point. The scene is set for all hell to break loose in the last episode.

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