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Z Nation 1×02 “Fracking Zombies” Review

The second chapter of “Z Nation” followed the same note as the premiere episode. Screen Shot 2014-09-20 at 9.25.51 PMNot too much about the characters, although we find new things about Murphy, the inmate carrying the antidote and Cassandra, the Asian woman with a troubled past. The story of this episode was, in my opinion, played rather safe. Of course, there was a lot of zombie killing and I must say that some parts of the show felt a bit cartoonish ( e.g. Casandra’s walk among the zombies and the zombies themselves at some points). The show definitely needs to raise the stakes, it can’t be all about creatively killing the zombies episode after episode. I hope episode three will give it more to that idea.

What’s happened on “Fracking Zombies” you wonder?

Spoilers Ahead

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At the Last Operational NSA Command Center, Citizen Z is desperate for some form of contact as he is about to go mad with solitude.  His wish to find a living person to talk to comes true when he spots outside the center a sleigh driven by dogs and rescues one of the puppies. But the danger is that one other dog is alive ( well, sort of)…it’s a zombie and starts chasing the puppy and Z.. This part had a lot of potential, but it was somehow diminished, due to the execution of the scenes. The tension was lacking, it gave the sensation that it was all off screen.

On the other hand, the survivor group is on the road again, trying to get out of New York.Screen Shot 2014-09-20 at 9.35.12 PM Their path crosses that  of a mysterious biker group who seem to have something to do with Cassandra’s past about which she continues to say nothing.  The group led by Garnett is taken by one of the bikers to a refinery that has become a great zombie nest.Screen Shot 2014-09-20 at 9.26.56 PMScreen Shot 2014-09-20 at 9.25.51 PM

As you can imagine, from this point on…it’s killing zombies time!Screen Shot 2014-09-20 at 9.34.06 PM Screen Shot 2014-09-20 at 9.28.01 PM Screen Shot 2014-09-20 at 9.26.24 PM

Murphy and Doc get acquainted with each other and we find out that Murphy lies about his participation in the experiment that made him immune to the bitings. I’m curious why he was in prison, and I hope that the future episode will give us an incredible twist about it.Screen Shot 2014-09-20 at 9.27.15 PM

As I was saying…the show has a lot of potential for a great series, but for now…it’s just a guilty pleasure.Screen Shot 2014-09-20 at 9.33.38 PM

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