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Not Fade Away 

Madison and Travis see different sides of the National Guard's occupation in their neighborhood; the family tries to adapt to the new world.


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
Patricia Reyes Spíndola ... Griselda Salazar
Shawn Hatosy ... Andrew Adams
Sandrine Holt ... Bethany Exner
Jamie McShane ... Lt. Moyers
Jared Abrahamson ... CPL Cole
Alison Araya ... Maria Thompson
Rey Borge ... Neighbor


The National Guard has build a fence in the perimeter of Madison's house and the neighborhood has become one out of twelve infection-free safe zones in Los Angeles. They have strict rules and a curfew in effect to protect the dwellers. Chris sits on the roof of the house with a camera and is intrigued with a light blinking in a house outside the perimeter and he shows his footage to Travis first and to Madison later. Madison sneaks through the fence to see the other side and finds many infected and non-infected copses. Meanwhile Liza is assisting Dr. Bethany Exner that works with the National Guard and she transfers their neighbor to a hospital. Then she examines Griselda's leg and the addicted Nick and soon they are taken by soldiers to a hospital against Madison's will. Liza is invited to join Dr. Exner and she also goes to the medical facility. What will happen to Griselda and Nick? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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English | Spanish

Release Date:

20 September 2015 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Shawn Hatosy, Michael Cudlitz and Jamie McShane all played cops in the same district on the show Southland (2009) before joining the The Walking Dead (2010)/Fear the Walking Dead (2015) franchise. See more »


Travis's sweat stain on his shirt from when the power cuts back on to when he goes outside to the roof to talk to Chris. See more »


[first lines]
Chris Manawa: [Chris video records himself on the rooftop, telling the latest news on the infected outbreak] Another one burned last night. Better than TV. People outside the fence, they took the last of them four days ago. People just like us run like cattle, piled into trucks, one suitcase apiece. Headed east. At least that's the rumor. Bakersfield, Vegas, who knows? It's safe inside the fence. Outside, everything's dead, everyone's gone. This is, uh, day nine.
Chris Manawa: [...]
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Nothing entertaining about this episode
24 April 2016 | by Tarx309See all my reviews

There was nothing likable about this episode. It felt like a redundant filler episode in which the writers couldn't find anything to put in. And while mentioning the writing, I have to say this episode showed very clearly how poor the dialogue is - in particular Alicia's end monologue, which dearly made me want to turn this off. The plot failed to progress at all and I'm still (probably in vain) trying to decide what the point of this episode was. If you were expecting a prequel to The Walking Dead containing zombies, gore and rich characters like the original show has you will be disappointed; this show has none of those things. In previous episodes it felt like the occasion addition of violence was entirely redundant and lazy, however even that in comparison to this week's episode would be a blessing. There was no action or excitement at all during this episode, and, as always, the whole thing was very boring. Instead of excitement we were simply served with lots, and lots of dull, uninspired family drama that makes Eastenders look like heaven. Nothing of the drama in this drama- packed episode interested me - the characters and their arks weren't interesting, and nor were any of the ongoing story lines. This episode was supposed to be very mysterious as the subject of the episode was the group of soldiers who everyone was feeling paranoid about, but even that felt like downbeat. It's as if the writers don't take any interest in their own show.

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