As radiation clouds build and the team tries to find a way to California, things are starting to look a little bleak. At least it's nice to see them all back together again, especially since that NEVER lasts for very long.
You guys, new Cassandra is really a lot more aggressive and more in a bikini than old Cassandra. While she's still alive, technically, that awesome early-episode budding romance with 10K seems to be over because she's now half-zombie and that would be sort of gross. Is she gonna be okay?
We know that Murphy might be something of a zombie psychic; he can sense them and he can definitely control them provided they're your run-of-the-mill Z's. But now there's a new development. Hard to say what it is exactly, but it's ... unsettling.
The Mad Max Donner Party convoy is run by Sam Custer (William Sadler, aka the Grim Reaper from Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey), who’s leading a group of sick people, badasses in face paint, and stoned simpletons through what's left of the United States. They're on their way to Edmonton, Canada, because it's freezing there and the zombies hate the cold. Also: maple syrup!
So, let's talk about Z Weed. Kids, don't do drugs. Particularly when the weed is made via zombie corpse compost. Turns out Z Weed is developed in a lab in Minneapolis! And that piques Murphy's interest.
Doc and his new stoner friend Wrecking Ball are attacked on the road while driving the car in which the convey stores ALL OF THEIR WATER. It doesn't go great. Doc and Wrecking Ball survive but are forced to bail out of the car. The one with all the water. Good-bye, water.
It turns out that Murphy's ability to talk to zombies and control their minds doesn't work on Blasters. This is bad because how do you become the Zombie King (#Zing – make it happen, fans) when you can't rule ALL the zombies?
Well, it was bound to happen: the medical truck turns on itself. Custer's son Zeke becomes a zombie and attacks the other passengers, who become zombies as well. There's a really horrifying symmetry to it, no?