LOS ANGELES, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Fear the Walking Dead began the second half of its second season on AMC Sunday night.
Starring Colman Domingo, Alycia Debnam Carey, Cliff Curtis, Frank Dillane, Kim Dickens, Mercedes Masohn, Lorenzo James Henrie and Elizabeth Rodriguez, the Pacific Coast-set drama follows a blended family and a few other stragglers in the early days of a zombie apocalypse. It is a companion series to the The Walking Dead, which takes place in the American South.
Sunday's episode of Fear the Walking Dead focused heavily on Dillane's self-destructive, undead-obsessed character Nick, who is trying to make it on his own after leaving his family and heading deeper into Mexico. Among his survival tactics are covering himself in gore to fit in with a herd of zombies after he is bitten on the leg by a dog and can no longer move quickly.
The installment featured, as well, the introduction of Danay Garcia's character Luciana, who rescues Nick and brings him to a thriving community with a doctor, who tells Nick: "You are foolish. Death is not to be feared, but it shouldn't to be pursued. There is a difference," before asking why Nick has strayed to this part of the world.
"I want to be where the dead aren't monsters," Nick replies.
The chapter also has flashbacks of Nick's troubled past, including his drug use with his former girlfriend and the moment his mother Madison tells him his father was killed in a car accident.