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"Eye of the Beholder"
Series Fear the Walking Dead
Season 3, Episode 1
Eye of the Beholder
Airdate June 4th, 2017
Writer Dave Erickson
Director Andrew Bernstein
Producer Christian Agypt; David Alpert; Kate Barnow; Brian Buckner; Pablo Cruz; Adam Davidson; Dave Erickson; Luisa Gomez de Silva; Gale Anne Hurd; Avram Butch Kaplan; Robert Kirkman; Brett C. Leonard; Greg Nicotero; Alan Page; Kenneth Requa; Arturo Sampson; David Wiener
Starring Kim Dickens; Cliff Curtis; Frank Dillane; Alycia Debnam-Carey; Colman Domingo; Mercedes Mason; Danay Garcia; Daniel Sharman; Sam Underwood
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"Eye of the Beholder" is the first episode of season three of the survival horror television series Fear the Walking Dead, and the twenty-second episode of the series overall. The series is a prequel spin-off of the critically acclaimed program The Walking Dead and chronicles the stories of the first days of the zombie apocalypse. The episode was directed by Andrew Bernstein with a script written by Dave Erickson. It first aired on AMC on Sunday, June 4th, 2017 at 10:00 pm.

Synopsis Edit

Maddie, Travis, Nick, Alicia, and Luciana are captured by members of a militia group that maintain a compound near the Mexican border. Maddie and Alicia are separated and brought to the office of the group's leader, Troy Otto. Travis is taken to a latrine where other prisoners are being held. There he finds Nick and Luciana, also imprisoned. Armed guards bring zombies into the area and conducting tests to see how long it takes a recently deceased human to reanimate.

In his office, Troy brings Maddie and Alicia tea, and pretends to act like a benefactor. He tells them that they need to be "processed" to determine where they came from, and who might come looking for them. Once he clears them, he will provide them with supplies and send them on their way. Maddie asks him about Travis, and he says nothing more than that he is another part of the facility. The criteria for men is different than it is for women. Maddie and Alicia don't trust Troy, and they begin planning their escape.

Down in the latrine, another prisoner named Steven begins talking to Travis. He tells him that he can help him escape into the sewers, but he needs Travis' help to get the ball rolling. A guard named Willy selects Nick to be the next subject in their experiment. Travis stands up does his best to keep the guards' attention on him. He offers himself up as a sacrifice in place of Nick.

A scuffle ensues, and the guards decide to bring Travis to a construction pit outside. They cast him into the pit where he is forced to defend himself against walkers. He beats them back using pipes, lengths of rebar and cinder blocks. He even slings a cement block at Willy, but misses him.

Meanwhile, Steven, Nick and the ailing Luciana make their escape. They get to a well covering that leads down into the sewers. Nick and Luciana make it down there, but the guards capture Steven. They shoot him several times in the chest. Before dying, he pleads with them to shoot him in the head. Instead, they slice his throat open and throw him into the well and say "Happy hunting".

Upstairs, Troy returns to his office and Maddie and Alicia attack him. Maddie jabs a spoon into his eye and holds onto him as a hostage. They make it outside where other members of the militia descend upon them. One of them is Jake Otto, Troy's brother. Jake pleads with Maddie to let his brother go, indicating that he will help them get out of the compound.

Alicia finds the sewer grate near where Nick and Luciana are. Steven, now a zombie, attacks the two, but Luciana manages to put him down. Alicia helps them out of the sewer.

The infected begin getting into other areas of the facility, forcing an evacuation. Maddie, Nick, and Luciana go with Troy in the back of a jeep. Travis and Alicia escape with Jake in a helicopter.

Cast Edit

Starring Edit

Note: Listings marked with a (†) symbol indicate cast members who are credited in this episode, but their character does not make an appearance.

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Notes & Trivia Edit

  • Based on the series of graphic novels by Robert Kirkman and Tony Moore and Charlie Adlard.
  • This series is rated TV-MA. It contains strong language and graphic violence. Viewer discretion is advised.

Allusions Edit

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Body Count Edit

  1. Steven - Throat slashed by Willy and pushed down manhole; Stabbed in the head by Luciana after reanimation.
  2. Willy - Back broken and devoured by a walker that pulls him through a drywall.

Quotes Edit

  • Jake Otto: Cast one out to protect the many.

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