So Close, Yet So Far



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.


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
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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.

Aug 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.

Aug 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.

Aug 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.

Aug 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.

Aug 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.

Aug 31, 2015 | Full Review…

It seems our heroine has learned something from Tobias...and that the newly undead aren't the only ones who are changing.

Aug 31, 2015 | Full Review…

Unfortunately, in only the second episode, it's starting to feel like the elements that made the pilot solid are quickly being stripped away for a familiar anarchy-driven story. That's a bit of a bummer.

Aug 31, 2015 | Full Review…

Not everything is working on the same level, but the mindset of The Walking Dead universe is definitely clicking and raising some unexpectedly interesting questions in the process.

Aug 31, 2015 | Full Review…

This episode was good at showing us how quickly society can collapse, the toughness of fresh "day one" walkers, and all the ways a zombie outbreak can be misinterpreted.

Aug 31, 2015 | Rating: 7.5/10 | Full Review…