Fear the Walking Dead Season 2



Critic Ratings: 15
Critics Consensus

"Grotesque" periodically meanders, but it doesn't dim the tension of a key character's journey in the series' first solo arc episode.

Episode Info

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


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
Colman Domingo
as Victor Strand
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Critic Reviews for Grotesque

It's hard to predict what this series is shambling toward-but thanks to Nick and the bizarre community he's found, and the potential lurking in the other two stories, it's probably worth sticking around to find out.

Aug 22, 2016 | Full Review…

"Grotesque" was arguably the best the show has aired to date, and definitely the best of the season so far.

Aug 22, 2016 | Full Review…

The mid-season premiere starts ambitiously, if rather slowly, with an episode that focuses almost entirely on Nick's journey on foot toward the cult.

Aug 22, 2016 | Full Review…

With the way things ended with the mid-season finale, I didn't expect the show to go the route of a character centric episode for it's premiere with Fear the Walking Dead Season 2 Episode 8. And boy was it a smart move.

Aug 22, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Nick's sojourn from Baja to Tijuana takes up the bulk of the episode, which affords him some respite from the family drama while also ratcheting up the tension.

Aug 22, 2016 | Rating: B | Full Review…

"Things change so quickly now" The woman who began this episode wasn't just talking about her post-apocalyptic world. She went meta: it was hard not to feel like you'd missed something at the start of this season's second half.

Aug 22, 2016 | Full Review…

Though "Grotesque" introduced us to a few new characters and brought us into a new community, it was really about spending some quality time with Nick and getting into his headspace a little more. And it worked.

Aug 22, 2016 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

Despite its Despite its faults, "Grotesque" offers enough reasons to be optimistic about the second half of Fear the Walking Dead season 2.

Aug 22, 2016 | Full Review…

Of note: The flashback-filled hour revealed how close Nick and Gloria (R.I.P.) had been, in and out of rehab, and suggested that it was the sudden death of his father that had kept the addict from remaining clean and sober post-treatment.

Aug 22, 2016 | Full Review…

Grotesque was a frustrating return to form for the worst of FTWD even with the focus on one of its best characters.

Aug 22, 2016 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…