Fear the Walking Dead: Season 2 (2016)

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Fear the Walking Dead sets sail in its sophomore season with an intriguing backdrop that doesn't always disguise its deficiencies in comparison to its predecessor.

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Critic Ratings: 30

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User Ratings: 772

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Episodes

Air date: Apr 10, 2016

In the second-season premiere, the families flee a burning Los Angeles on Strand's yacht, as Strand remains mysterious. Meanwhile, the group encounters danger at sea.

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Air date: Apr 17, 2016

The group seeks shelter with a survivalist family; and Madison tries to uncover the family's true motives. Meanwhile, Salazar works to discover Strand's intentions.

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Air date: Apr 24, 2016

Madison confronts Strand about his mysterious destination. Meanwhile, Nick, Alicia and others inspect wreckage from a plane crash.

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Air date: May 1, 2016

A family in distress boards the Abigail; and Strand branches off as his past begins to emerge. Meanwhile, Nick searches for an associate of Strand's.

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Air date: May 8, 2016

Alicia works to reunite with her family; and Travis meets a familiar face. Meanwhile, Madison and Nick lead a charge to save their family against all odds.

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Air date: May 15, 2016

Conflict erupts in a final push to Strand's destination; and Chris makes a decision that shakes the family. Meanwhile, Nick meets a new maternal figure.

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Air date: May 22, 2016

The family faces their greatest test yet. Meanwhile, Nick, Madison, Travis and others go to great lengths to keep each other close.

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Air date: Aug 21, 2016

Nick's steadfast search for answers leads him into a deadly dog-eat-dog landscape; and a dark piece of his past is uncovered.

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Air date: Aug 28, 2016

After the fall of the compound, Madison, Strand and others forge a tenuous path forward. Meanwhile, Nick is recruited for a perilous assignment.

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Air date: Sep 4, 2016

Travis struggles to connect with Chris while searching for shelter. Meanwhile, Alicia meets a lonely woman with a bloody past.

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The beginning of the zombie apocalypse depicted in "The Walking Dead" is explored in this spin-off series. Travis, Madison and their family try to escape the apocalypse by setting sail on Strand's boat where they face their biggest test yet.

Cast

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
Colman Domingo
as Victor Strand
Ruben Blades
as Daniel Salazar
Mercedes Masohn
as Ofelia Salazar
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News & Interviews for Fear the Walking Dead: Season 2

Critic Reviews for Fear the Walking Dead Season 2

All Critics (30) | Top Critics (11)

After sifting through the first two episodes of Season 2, it's clear taking to the ocean is the only change the writers were willing to make.

Apr 11, 2016 | Full Review…
Top Critic

A not-at-all-bad new season, that also poses this new question - can walkers swim too?

Apr 7, 2016 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

Fear the Walking Dead is already doing a better job than the original of examining how civilization-rather than a small band of survivors-reacts to and evolves during the crisis.

Apr 11, 2016 | Full Review…

Will Fear the Walking Dead simply become The Walking Dead: Left Coast? Thankfully - particularly given The Walking Dead's creatively bankrupt finale - no.

Apr 11, 2016 | Full Review…

Like Fear the Walking Dead, it's too frustrating to be great, but too eccentric to be dismissed.

Apr 11, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Fear the Walking Dead leaves fire: Los Angeles ablaze, fighter jets dropping bombs to no avail. It's awesome, in the classic, apocalyptic sense of the word.

Apr 11, 2016 | Full Review…
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There simply is no risk and not enough to keep viewers interested. [Full Review in Spanish]

Jul 11, 2018 | Full Review…

The show's second season improves the spinoff (from more famous elder sibling The Walking Dead) in just about every respect... [Blu-ray]

Dec 14, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

The striking camerawork and offbeat location choices (boat, desert, hotel, etc) go a long way towards setting the show apart visually, though fans can rest easy that the gory moments are still as nasty and inventive as ever.

Dec 12, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Sure, the name brand all but guarantees advertiser-friendly ratings -- but why bother if all we're getting is a soggier version of The Walking Dead?

Oct 25, 2016 | Full Review…

The lost at sea premise should lead to a fascinating and fresh season, but its season premiere was anchored by more of the same frustrating and questionable character logic.

Apr 11, 2016 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

Oh, lordy, please don't invite discussions of existentialism -- the show is tedious enough as it is.

Apr 11, 2016 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Fear the Walking Dead: Season 2

  • Jul 28, 2020
    Now in stark contrast to the gold standard original series Walking Dead, this spin off lacks the soul and substance of the parent serial. The characters lack empathy and maturity, and act in very cold ways that are real turn offs. It's almost like a gallery of villain survivalists. Spoiler warnings - stop reading past this point if you did not see Season 1 Episode 6. --- you were warned --- I usually do not spill the beans on a set of characters but this group, Mr. Manawa and the gang are a bunch of despicable characters. After torture they extract unverified information that may not be a direct threat, yet they take a vicious series of actions. They abandon their neighbours to their fate, no warning no opportunity, and they waltz off to release a horde on a base of soldiers and refugees, with no concern for any innocents who might be destroyed in the wake of their sabotage. Such a horde was called a nuke by Michonne in Walking Dead season 9 - how the hell am I supposed to emphasize with these people after their act? Not only that, individually they are a bunch of insipid navel gazers who don't really rise up to sacrifice for each other, they are driven only by self-preservation instincts, a cornerstone of which is abandonment of loved ones and innocents. In addition, the actions of the US military are truly despicable. Knowing full well the infection is continent wide, they chose to abandon the population they swore to protect, and then to commit genocide on the same. This type of civilization deserves to collapse. I will continue to watch the series for horror and shock factor, but I might cheer when any of this motley bunch dies, unlike the gut punch sorrow of the loss of beloved characters in Walking Dead. --- end of rant ---
  • Apr 13, 2020
    FTWD season 2 was just ok. There were a couple of truly great episodes like "Monster", "Shiva", and "Grotesque". But after that not much else is to interesting. The rest of the season is just...ok. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't good ether. The writing at times seemed very lazy and the characters made very dumb decisions. Speaking of dumb characters, boy oh boy did I hate Chris. What an awful, no good, very bad, character. His death was very satisfying. Chris just ruined most of season 2 for me with his bratty attitude and total ignorance of make choices. Ugh. All told a season full of dumb characters and moments with some good moments of drama and zombies. But nothing else more. FTWD season 2 was just...ok not much else.
  • Jan 07, 2020
    Great I like it a lot
  • Jan 07, 2020
    zombie zombie zombie
  • Jan 07, 2020
    WOW this show is Amazing, I love it
  • Jan 06, 2020
    The best show ever 10/10
  • Jan 05, 2020
    This Show is Amazing. I love this, awesome job
  • Dec 31, 2019
    Amazing show I love this <3
  • Oct 30, 2019
    I love the Clarks family
  • Oct 19, 2019
    Good season, solid enough! I liked the road-trip vibes. But you can't deny that this is "just another story about people who survive in an apocalypse"...

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