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Travis, Madison, and their blended family set sail on Strand's boat off the coast of California in an effort to escape the apocalypse. While they're looking for safety, they only find more trouble at sea.


Adam Davidson


Robert Kirkman (based on the series of graphic novels by), Tony Moore (based on the series of graphic novels by) | 5 more credits »




Episode complete credited cast:
Kim Dickens ... Madison Clark
Cliff Curtis ... Travis Manawa
Frank Dillane ... Nick Clark
Alycia Debnam-Carey ... Alicia Clark
Colman Domingo ... Victor Strand
Mercedes Mason ... Ofelia Salazar
Lorenzo James Henrie ... Chris Manawa
Rubén Blades ... Daniel Salazar
Elizabeth Rodriguez ... Liza Ortiz


Nick brings his family to Strand's yacht in an inflatable rescue boat. Chris grieves his mother and blames Travis for shooting her. Meanwhile Alicia uses the radio and makes contact with a stranger called Jack despite the warning of Strand. Out of the blue, Strand finds that a speed boat is coming in the direction of his boat. Who might be the crew? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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English | Spanish

Release Date:

10 April 2016 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


This episode marks the culmination of operation "Cobalt". Adams admitted in the episode Fear the Walking Dead: Cobalt (2015) that the operation was to commence at 9:00 the following day. This implies that only a few hours had passed between the ending of Fear the Walking Dead: The Good Man (2015) and the beginning of this episode. See more »


Despite the yacht having a southward bearing (Los Angeles to San Diego), the coastline is shown to be on the starboard side, indicating a northward bearing. See more »


[first lines]
Victor Strand: [Strand calls out to Nick to prepare the boat line] Nick, grab the boat line. You're gonna tie off.
Madison Clark: I can't see the boat anymore.
Travis Manawa: They're out past the break. They'll come back for us.
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Still a bit slow, but building up to being more fast paced!
10 April 2016 | by thetalkingpineappleSee all my reviews

I'm a die hard fan of the original Walking Dead TV show and comics and was really excited for Fear but season 1 was really big disappointment. I felt like the writing was poorly done and lacked character development. I decided to give Fear TWD a second try. In the season 2 premiere "Monster" I can definitely see an improvement in the writing. I also can say that this episode is the best episode of the series so far. It was still a bit slow but the plot was pretty interesting and it ended with a good cliffhanger. If they focus more on the action and improve on the writing and character development, I think Fear TWD can be a really good competitor to the original TWD. I'm giving this episode an 8/10

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