Critic Consensus: After five episodes of slow set-up, Fear the Walking Dead concludes its short first season with "The Good Man," an action-packed and emotionally intense finale.

Episode Info

As civil unrest continues to grow and the dead take over, Travis and Madison must explore new ways to protect their families in the Season 1 finale.


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 Good Man

But last night's finale, titled 'The Good Man,' highlighted the fact that under the blood and gore surface, there wasn't much going on here.

Oct 5, 2015 | Full Review…

These six-episode introductory seasons have done neither Walking Dead series any favors.

Oct 5, 2015 | Full Review…

Aside from the fact that - a few changes to the cast aside - Fear the Walking Dead could have essentially skipped over the last two episodes... with very little difference done to the overall story, "The Good Man" still stands as a decent season ender.

Oct 5, 2015 | Rating: 7.7/10 | Full Review…

Is it worth returning? Maybe it will be appointment viewing for zombie die-hards, but the show is offering very little to the average viewer.

Oct 5, 2015 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Fear had six episodes to make us care about new characters. It took them the better part of that run to grab me, but I'm ready to head out to sea.

Oct 5, 2015 | Rating: 8.8/10 | Full Review…

The whole first half of this episode had the adrenaline-pumping, high-stakes drama that we're used to from The Walking Dead: Original Recipe.

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The finale to Fear the Walking Dead's first season felt almost engineered to respond to the problems many viewers have had about the show.

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There were certainly some thrilling moments.

Oct 5, 2015 | Full Review…

It was a nice payoff to a season that started off a bit too focused on its family drama.

Oct 5, 2015 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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None of this resonates, nor does it necessarily point the way to where the next season might go. It's all sort of... tacked on.

Oct 5, 2015 | Full Review…