It’s a really desperate situation for the entire world, as the zombie virus has wiped out nearly everyone.
Our hero, Mark Hammond, races furiously to rescue the last surviving doctor working on a cure.
Resident computer nerd Simon helps Mark try to extract the remaining scientists on the ground.
The President has ordered that it’s okay to inject prisoners with experimental drugs to come up with a cure. Doesn’t work for the first two, but will it work for the third?
Is it too late for this prisoner? As the zombies swarm the gates and try to eat him, it looks pretty grim.
Meanwhile, up in the Arctic, NSA agent Simon is left behind at the “Northern Lights” station.
One year later in Upstate New York, and this is how funerals work: they shoot you in the head so you don’t become a zombie.
Roberta and Charles. The two fiercest leaders of the “Blue Sky” compound wait to see who is coming in on a boat approaching their camp.
It’s Mark! With prisoner number three! (His name turns out to be Murphy, and he’s SUPER important).
Mack and Addy. Just two American kids doing the best that they can. During a zombie apocalypse. Oh yeah, life goes on. Long after the thrill of living (or being un-dead) is gone.
This was a really sneaky move on the part of the zombies, who played dead (as in, dead dead) so that they could attack the Blue Sky compound, killing everyone involved.
Murphy shows off his zombie bites. He turns out to be the only person known to survive. He’s precious cargo now. Hammond has to get him to a California lab where they can turn his blood into a cure.
With the Blue Sky Compound attacked, even the children are turned to zombies and chase everyone out of the forest.
Will Mack and Addy and Doc join up with the team? Umm...duh. They're main cast members.
Roberta and Charles deal with finding a live baby. This is going to slow things down.
The gang finds a lady named Cassandra. Did someone lock her in this cage? Mack and Addy kill their way to safety in order to rescue her.
An unlikely alliance, these two decide to kill as many zombies as they can.
Doc is saved from a zombie attack when an anonymous sharpshooter takes a giant hole out of the zombie’s head.
Important question: what to do with a zombie baby.
Answer: Always kill the zombie baby because it will eat you otherwise. As evidenced by the fact that said baby (and its zombie mama) kill Hammond. What!?! Dude from Lost got offed in the first episode? That's some Game of Thrones realness for you.
And just like that, Lt. Mark Hammond is “given mercy” – which is what death is called now.
Simon makes contact with our team of erstwhile zombie killers via the world's last remaining communications network.
Now that Charles is in Charge (of our lives) – it looks like everyone’s going to California to deliver Murphy.
But not before they pick up this dude, named 10k, so named because his mother was a hippie and was high when she gave birth. Just kidding! He renamed himself 10K because he plans on killing that many zombies.
And finally, Simon decides he’s had enough of just sitting around and doing nothing, so he decides to rename himself Citizen Z, broadcast over the airwaves and help our ragtag gang of survivors get to California. It's all very WKRP in Cincinatti, except Citizen Z isn't Venus Flytrap as played by Tim Reid, that show didn't have zombies and also the setting isn't Cincinnati (two sitcom jokes in one recap).