Critic Consensus: While the apocalyptic horror of Fear the Walking Dead works well in "The Dog," the attempt at character development has mixed results.

Episode Info

Travis, Liza and Chris seek refuge with the Salazar family after escaping a violent riot. Meanwhile, Madison defends her home.


Kim Dickens
as Madison Clark
Cliff Curtis
as Travis Manawa
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 The Dog

This works so well because our main characters don't understand why this is happening, or the scale of it. But man, they need to start understanding something.

Sep 14, 2015 | Full Review…

Tonight seemed mainly to shake off the cobwebs, and gear up for the next arc.

Jun 18, 2018 | Full Review…

The question remains, though, whether atmosphere is enough to convince us to relive what we've already lived. I'm not sure yet that it is, but I continue to hold out hope that the producers have something more up their sleeves.

Sep 17, 2015 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…

If, like us, you were slightly concerned by the pace of the first two episodes of Fear The Walking Dead, then "The Dog" should finally assuages your doubts. ...the show nails the sense of escalating fear and paranoia in LA

Sep 16, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

While that twist delivered a genuine surprise, it also doesn't leave me hopeful for the future.

Sep 14, 2015 | Full Review…

There were so many intricate moving parts but they were all calibrated so nicely to make your butt edge just a little bit closer to the edge of the couch.

Sep 14, 2015 | Full Review…

This night in particular is dark and full of terrors, forcing both separated groups to fend for their lives before they can reunite in relative harmony.

Sep 14, 2015 | Full Review…

It's probably time that we all learn a little more about what's going on (or at least what people think is going on), and start making decisions about how we're going to deal with this new world.

Sep 14, 2015 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Top Critic

Dumb character moments aside, this was a riveting and engaging episode.

Sep 14, 2015 | Rating: 8.5/10 | Full Review…

What's really fascinating is that the Los Angeles being portrayed is halfway between the world it's always been, and the circle of hell it's about to become.

Sep 14, 2015 | Full Review…