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Critic Consensus: "So Close, Yet So Far" maintains the slow-burn build of the FTWD pilot, earning its moments of gripping tension with zombie attacks and dynamic dysfunctional family drama.

Episode Info

As Madison struggles to keep Nick from crippling withdrawal, Travis ventures out to find his son before Los Angeles falls.

Cast

Cliff Curtis
as Travis Manawa
Kim Dickens
as Madison Clark
Frank Dillane
as Nick Clark
Alycia Debnam-Carey
as Alicia Clark
Lorenzo James Henrie
as Christopher Manawa
Ruben Blades
as Daniel Salazar
Mercedes Masohn
as Ofelia Salazar
Mercedes Mason
as Ofelia Salazar
Patricia Reyes Spíndola
as Griselda Salazar
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Critic reviews for So Close, Yet So Far

Now the characters - from Travis to Madison to the Salazars to the protesters in the streets - are learning there is no end in sight. And that, more than anything, is something worth getting scared over.

August 31, 2015 | Full Review…

The episode has its bigger sequences - especially a protest against police treatment of a homeless man (who was, presumably, a turned zombie) - but it's mostly a very quiet episode about people realizing the world is going to hell all around them.

August 31, 2015 | Full Review…

Overall, I enjoyed episode two, probably even more so than the pilot. There has been an interesting mix of zombie attacks and tension so far.

August 31, 2015 | Full Review…

I didn't have quite the same enthusiasm here as I did watching the pilot, and I felt rather underwhelmed at times.

August 31, 2015 | Rating: 2.9/5 | Full Review…

More than anything, I'm feeling frustrated. This was pitched as a more artistic Walking Dead, and instead we just saw a bunch of annoying horror tropes.

August 31, 2015 | Rating: 6.5/10 | Full Review…

Watching people learn to kill zombies feels mostly like a ratings-grab. The good news is that on Sunday, at times, Fear the Walking Dead suggested it can also be something more.

August 31, 2015 | Full Review…

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