Fear the Walking Dead: Set Sail to Survival? That’s where we seem to be heading in Season 2, as the FTWD Season 1 finale ended with the survivors — minus Griselda and Liza, R.I.P. — set to hop on Strand’s luxury yacht and try to ride out the apocalypse in “constant motion,” just like Strand advises. Here’s how we got there:
Use What Ya Got
Based on the knowledge of “Cobalt” that Daniel, ahem, procured, from Adams, Madison and Travis are packing up supplies and returning to their original plan to head east, into the desert, where they hope it’ll be safe to ride out the chaos. Daniel wants to take care of one more matter before they retrieve their family members: Adams. The soldier is of no more use to them, Daniel insists, and can go warn his fellow soldiers if they let him go. Travis insists there’s no need for more violence, and, without telling anyone else, sets Adams free.
How, Chris asks his father, will they get Liza, Nick, and Griselda back? Daniel has a plan, and it involves that auditorium full of infected that Adams told him about during his interrogation. Daniel strolls into the military compound where Adams told him Griselda and the others are being held, but he’s not alone — he’s got a convoy of infected behind him. The aforementioned auditorium is right near the compound, and Daniel has turned the infected loose, to keep the soldiers busy while he, Madison, Travis, and the rest of the crew spring Nick, Liza, and Griselda.
Fists of Fury
Inside the compound, Exner soon realizes the military, compromised by the chaos Daniel created, is not going to rescue her, her staff, and the patients inside the compound. She tells Liza and the staff to run.
Meanwhile, in a parking garage at the compound, Alicia and Chris are waiting with an SUV, to take the whole DIY family to safety. Alicia’s skeptical that will happen — “You can’t save everyone,” she warns Chris — but Madison, Travis, Daniel, and Ofelia make it inside the compound, to the cages where Nick and Strand have just freed themselves.
Nick and Strand try to maneuver their way through the facility, but locked doors and infected on their trail lead them to certain death… which is the moment Madison and Travis happen upon them, on the other side of the locked door. The infected are just seconds away from noshing on Strand and Nick when Liza shows up — reunion! — with an ID card that, after many tension-building swipes, opens the doors, and the group tries to make their way out of the compound and to the SUV Chris and Alicia are holding in the garage.
Or, were holding in the garage. A trio of aggressive soldiers have brandished their weapons to steal the SUV for their own getaway. So when the others return, with Nick and Liza in tow — Liza broke the bad news to the Salazars about Griselda — they have to come up with a new escape vehicle… as soon as they deal with Adams.
Yes, that Adams, the one Daniel wanted to kill, the one Travis let go. He reappears in the garage, waving a gun and pointing it at his flayer, Daniel. Ofelia immediately starts begging her former crush to spare her father, and Adams looks from father and daughter and decides how to hurt Daniel the most: He shoots Ofelia. Travis, guilty for freeing Adams (and still feeling guilty about telling Moyers about the house on the hill earlier in the season), snaps and finally lets his anger go by pounding his fists into Adams’s face over and over until the solider is bloodied beyond recognition.