Z Nation: Season 2 (2015)

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Episodes

1
Air date: Sep 11, 2015
2
Air date: Sep 18, 2015
3
Air date: Sep 25, 2015
4
Air date: Oct 2, 2015
5
Air date: Oct 9, 2015
6
Air date: Oct 16, 2015
7
Air date: Oct 23, 2015
8
Air date: Oct 30, 2015
9
Air date: Nov 6, 2015
10
Air date: Nov 13, 2015
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In Season 2, after surviving a nuclear attack surprisingly unscathed, Warren (Kellita Smith) and Co. regroup and head back out on the long road to California. Their first order of business: Find Murphy (Keith Allan), who, as a zombie-human hybrid, is the last hope for the human race. But he's also a self-obsessed jerk who's more interested in having fun than being a hero, which is why Citizen Z (DJ Qualls) has put a price on the pimped-out Murphy's head. Joining the hunt for Murph at the start of the season is a mysterious bounty hunter with questionable motives named Vasquez (Matt Cedeno). The gang also encounter a strange cult led by guest star Anthony Michael Hall. And Gina Gershon shows up as a queen with a plan for world domination.

Cast

Kellita Smith
as Roberta Warren
DJ Qualls
as Citizen Z
Keith Allan
as Murphy
Matt Cedeño
as Vasquez
Anastasia Baranova
as Addy Carver
Michael Welch
as Mack Thompson
Pisay Pao
as Cassandra
Harold Perrineau
as Mark Hammond
Tom Everett Scott
as Charles Garnett
Donald Corren
as Dr. Walter Kurian
Mark Carr
as Sketchy McClain
Lisa Coronado
as Dr. Merch
Doug Dawson
as Vernon Skeezy
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Critic Reviews for Z Nation Season 2

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (0)

We're in for some good, mindless, cheap, entertaining times.

Jan 17, 2019 | Full Review…

The second season of Syfy's Z Nation will make you gag, think, and laugh -- not necessarily in that order.

Jan 17, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Z Nation is a show that works in extremes. Really, just the one extreme, which involves veering towards whatever might be the most bug-nuts insane thing to do each week.

Sep 17, 2015 | Full Review…

The impression I'm getting, for at least the first part of this season, is that it's going to be all about chasing Murphy and his hoard of zombie acolytes. That sounds like a lot of fun.

Sep 14, 2015 | Rating: 8.2/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Z Nation: Season 2

  • Mar 18, 2018
    Highly underrated TV show... and I'm not a zombie fan.
  • Dec 22, 2017
    This show managed to get worse, thanks to the jackass who plays the Z virus immune blood carrier.
  • Aug 01, 2017
    Segunda temporada de ZNation en la que continua la serie con sus locuras y sus tramas surrealistas, viene cargada de humor negro, chistes malos, referencia a otras series y películas, muchos zombis, etc… en esta temporada cuenta con la aparición de George R. R. Martin haciendo de el mismo en un capítulo, otra cosa que hay que destacar es la Zhuana o Zweed que crean, las ordas de zombis y los animales zombis que podemos ver a parte de los grupos de gente que se van cruzando por el camino. Serie de Serie B muy buen hecha que cumple la función de muchos zombis, humor negro, muertes y masacres zombis con cualquier utensilio. La serie esta hecha para los fans de los zombis y nadie más. https://juantfilms.wordpress.com/2017/08/02/z-nation-2o-temporada/
  • Nov 04, 2016
    I liked all Z Nation seasons/episodes (and will continue to as long as 10 K and Warren do not get killed, and Doc and Addy and Citizen Z and the dog either), but I liked season 2 better than season 1. At least season 2 did not have a disgusting cannibal episode ( I think it was ep. 2 or 3 of season 1), season 2 did not have a lame episode like the groundhog-ish episode (I think it was ep.) 9, and I did not like that Tom Everett Scott was killed off pretty early on. Well, Harold Perrineau, too, but it was so obvious the damn zombie baby was a threat, why not just kill it?? Why is it easier to kill an adult than a baby with no real personality and connections yet - I am in no way for any killing, but it is just as bad if it is an adult, and as soon as it comes to zombies: what future/development does a zombie baby/child have? If it attacks you, killing a zombie baby is as bad/necessary as killing an adult zombie. It is not less bad if an adult dies, no matter how old (or lonely/without people mourning him)!!
  • Aug 22, 2016
    Oh, The Murphy..how much do you wish he wasn't precious cargo just so you could pike him!? Blasters are ridiculous and awesome-good job Murphy. Hybrids. Don't we just love babies! If you thing fanboys are crazy out there, wait for episode 8. Another reason to love this show is, In episode 9, We get a little taste of Alien in our mouth. "Party with the Zeros" and "Adios Muchachos"was cool to show more of Murphy's power. There were more tears shed in this season and laughs, and I'm on the edge of my seat for season 3! Thanks to "End Times" bring it on !
  • Aug 22, 2016
    I like this show better than The Walking Dead.
  • Jul 23, 2016
    pretty cool show (despite its campy camera quality)
  • Apr 09, 2016
    This season wasn't as good. It picks up right where the first season left off, and I really liked that! The whole season had 15 episodes instead of 13 like the first season, and I didn't really like that. There were definitely some filler episodes that were not only filler, but just felt like they were stopping the story or making it take longer to get to the season finale. But I did like the season finale, but not as much as the first season. The second episode was by far the best, and the third episode was the coolest in terms of what it was parodying. This season didn't have as much of Citizen Z. In the first season, I liked him, but didn't need to see him as much, just have him in there to help the team. But this season just didn't really show him. They also add a new character in the 3rd episode which, I liked, but they added something to him that I thought was kinda stupid. Overall, this season wasn't as good as the first, but I still liked it. Like I said, I liked the finale (not as much as the first season) but it felt more like it was trying to stop the story, postpone it, or try and make it longer, which just feels a little annoying. SPOILER: I didn't reveal this in the first season review, but in the 6th episode, they kill Garnett. That's a good portion of why I didn't like the second half of the first season, and definitely a reason why I didn't love the second season. But it's definitely not the only reason. And in the 2nd episode of this season, they kill Mack!? It's ballsy how they'll just kill any character, but it does frustrate you because you get attached, and like the characters. Especially me to Garnett, because he was my favorite character.
  • Mar 03, 2016
    It appears that people overly worried about the potential for zombie apocalypse. In a fashion already here has been actively encroaching upon our lives several years now. It is difficult to browse DVD titles in the horror section of your favorite marketplace without seeing zombie related titles rapidly growing in both the television and cinema sections. The current leader of the pack is undeniably the AMC cable network’s offering, ‘The Walking Dead’. In answer to this the Syfy network has come up with a variation that reflects their tongue-in-cheek style that so many of their fans find appealing, ‘Z Nation’. It is done with a similar goal of achieving a suitably gory realism. Differentiating this series from not only the undisputed champion of the genre but most of the forms of undead entertainment can be found in the establishment of a somewhat unique set of rules that govern the behavior of the zombies. Ever since the 60s when George Romero a bit player in low-budget voodoo oriented flicks to set the stage and creature features to center stage, it is crucial for the writers to find a way to let the audience know parameters of their specific zombie apocalypse. The traditional Romero zombie is a slow lumbering creature definitely no sense of purpose other than the most primal driving forces; roaming need for food. By this form zombies will be perfectly happy with tearing the flesh off its victim or ripping them open to gain access to those delectable entrails. Z Nation started out with this type of zombie but as the story developed a new breed of undead. I felt that the second season of the series was an improvement as a result of several plot twists, a cast where none of the actors have long-term, ironclad contract but most of all the game changing aftermath of a very dramatic cliffhanger for season one. The last climactic moment on the first season a nuclear response is imitated as when Murphy (Keith Allan), the only man to survive a zombie bite, left laboratory where the original virus was created without decontamination procedure. In turn that launch begins a domino effect as dead man switches are triggered set nuclear wars being launch. As Citizen Z (DJ Qualls) looks to the sky as multiple warheads are descending on his location; the NSA's Northern Light listening post in the Arctic Circle. Most of the principal cast found shelter, barely able to survive. This had the advantage of resetting the playing field for most of the characters. Citizen Z was no longer an omnipotent protector able to warm the group and assist in extricating them from certain doom. His function had become a literal Deus ex machina. If the series remained with such an easy resolution that is deeply integrated to the fundamental premise the show could only spiral into the unbelievable. The most immediate potential problem the writers have with such a drastic revision in the underlying premise is deciding the pacing of presenting it to the audience. In this particular case they wisely went with embracing the fact that the rules have been changed in the blink of an eye. This is intrinsically manifested in every zombie apocalypse scenario. One day the world is as it has always been, the next civilization is gone and you are scrounging for the necessities of existence while fending off an unstoppable horde of the undead. The radioactivity produced by the bombs has transformed the zombies making them far quicker and proactively vicious than ever. The writers then double down by altering the dynamic within the group. The reunion of Addy (Anastasia Baranova) and her boyfriend, Mark (Michael Welch) is quick and did come across as contrived but that was necessary in order to utilize the momentum created by the changes to their best advantage. One thing that is certain they built upon the decision for change and a more robust series was the result. While Citizen Z had to migrate from observer to combatant the group is facing the specter of a new source of danger. Citizen Z concerned that he no longer had the means to track the group he broadcasts a message describing Murphy and that he is the only hope to end the zombie plague. He also implied there was a huge bounty on him. Now every wannabe bounty hunter, basically every macho jerk with a gun, goes on the hunt. Now Murphy and the group are being hunted by a small army with military grade armament. Murphy now looks more like a zombie than human, with discolored skin and sunken eyes. His personality remains self-centered and grandiose but he discovers he is able to mentally control other zombies. Unfortunately his entrancing control fails to be effective on the radioactive Zombie 2.0. Murphy does manage to attract an entourage of zombies including one time group regular, Cassandra (Pisay Pao). She is fiercely loyal to Murphy and will savagely attack anyone threatening him. Once again the story line has the potential for overuse as a panacea for inexorable circumstances but they make the necessary effort to limit the scope of the revised abilities. There is certain efficiency to how the series is constantly reinventing itself. This is largely the result of their ability to juxtaposed old memes with new twists. There is the common post apocalypse all female community blaming men for the problems to the world. This is offset by the bizarre appearance of a zombie bear. Many expressed concerns that the series would be renewed after the first season frequently citing the production company, The Asylum, which has produced many of the SyFy Channel’s ‘Saturday Night Special’, original movies. This includes such memorable offerings as ‘The Coed and the Zombie Stoner’, ‘Airplane vs. Volcano’ and of course all four of the Sharknado franchise. They may be best known for low budget entertainment but they are usually fun in a guilty pleasure sort of way. With this series there is far more in the way of quality and expertise involved in its creation but considering how well they have demonstrated an ability to reinvent the series and their willingness to kill off prominent cast members without notice has made this a series of interest and one that I am looking forward to returning for its third season.
  • Feb 14, 2016
    This show is great! It is WAY better then the Walking Dead! Never a boring episode!

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