Z Nation Episodes

Season

1

Episode

7

Welcome to FU-Bar

Everyone's still in Kansas and mourning the loss of Charles Garnett, which was, admittedly, a major shock. Citizen Z delivers a eulogy as a heartbroken Roberta looks longingly out the window. When the truck has radiator trouble, Addy and Mack decide to scout up ahead on their motorbike to find help.

When Doc and 10K fixes the truck themselves, 10K takes the wheel, apparently for the first time. Doc gives him the basics of driving, which begs the question again: is 10K Doc's son? There's something about that moment when Doc confessed to having a kid while he was trapped (and stoned) in the elevator with the zombie in last week's episode ... is that what's happening? Hmm ...

Meanwhile, Mack contemplates possibly leaving the group though Addy says it'd be selfish to abandon their friends and their mission. Mack agrees to stay with the team, though unfortunately they went a different way than the rest of the gang at a fork in the road. So now the team is separated.

With 10K at the wheel, the truck rolls into... well, wherever they are, it's like a carnival of guns and liquor. Doc meets an old friend who looks like the bad guy from Pete's Dragon named Sketchy McClane. Sketchy tells them there are no zombies around for 100 miles in any direction, but Mack and Addy have just seen an invading horde of zombies ... so, that's not going to go great.

Anyway, the team needs a new truck and Roberta needs to get drunk, so they decide to stick around and enter a shooting contest. 10K learns he has some competition: a pretty girl named Brittany who's apparently just as good with a rifle.

In the bar, Doc meets a sleazy dude named Forman who tells them about his amazing apocalypse-proof mega-vehicle. Murphy decides to dispense with any negotiations in obtaining the 'Forman-Mobile' by jumping the vehicle's owner while he's pissing against the side of the barn, though things go a bit awry when Murphy kind of zombies-out for a second and actually BITES the poor drunken bastard.

Roberta, meanwhile, gets crazy drunk herself and bonds with the bartender as the shooting contest begins and 10K develops a crush on Brittany. Soon, the wounded and enraged Forman re-enters the bar and tells everyone he was bitten by Murphy.

Up north in the listening station, Citizen Z realizes that some kind of dust storm (that turns out to be the horde of roving zombies) is rolling into western Kansas. And in western Kansas, even without the stampede of zombies, things are pretty tense as the bar hooligans catch up with Murphy. Some stylish gunplay creates four new zombies that are all killed pretty quickly.

When Doc confronts Murphy about the fact that he bit a guy, Murphy tries to convince him that he didn't. Murphy runs off, finds Forman shot dead (though NOT TURNED!), extracts his tooth from Forman's wound and puts it back in his mouth. Hardcore.

Meanwhile, the zombie horde is closing in as Roberta monologues about the death of Charlie and has an intense finding-a-reason-to-live moment with the zombie bartender before killing him. 10K and his new maybe-girlfriend Brittany finish the shooting contest in a tie just as the zombie horde begins to invade in earnest.

10K wins the prize when he gives mercy to the driver of the ice cream truck used to lure the zombie targets in the shooting contest. As he and Brittany flee, she runs out of ammo and he saves her father by shooting a pursuing zombie in the head. He gives Brittany the giant gun he's just won and she kisses him on the cheek. Meanwhile, Roberta has re-invented herself as an old-west gunslinger and singlehandedly kills a ton of zombies.

As the team prepares to depart the gun and liquor show, 10K is attacked by a zombie but Brittany saves him with her new gun. Is there sharpshooter romance in the air? There's no time for love for Mack and Addy, though, as the episode ends with them witnessing an approaching zombie horde, or zunami.