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"Here to Help"
Fear the Walking Dead episode
Episode no. Season 5
Episode 1
Directed by Michael E. Satrazemis
Written by Andrew Chambliss
Ian Goldberg
Original air date June 2, 2019 (2019-06-02)
Running time 44 minutes
Guest actors
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"Here to Help" is the first episode of the fifth season of the post-apocalyptic horror television series Fear the Walking Dead, which aired on AMC on June 2, 2019 in the United States. The episode was written by Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg, and directed by Michael E. Satrazemis.

This episode marks the return of Daniel Salazar (Rubén Blades) who had been absent from the series throughout season 4.


While trying to help a man named Logan, Alicia, Dorie, June, Morgan and Luciana get into a plane crash, leaving Luciana seriously injured. The group encounters a group of children as well as strange traps and signs warning of high radiation in the area. The children eventually run off while the group is shocked to learn that Logan is actually Polar Bear's former partner who lured them as far away as possible so that he could take over their denim factory base. Althea investigates a strange walker wearing body armor, only to be captured by more of the man's group. As the rest of the group plans to retake the factory, Strand investigates a man on one of Althea's tapes who has a plane they can use to rescue their friends. To Strand's shock, the man is Daniel Salazar who hasn't been seen since the destruction of the Gonzales Dam.


"Here to Help" received mostly positive reviews from critics. On Rotten Tomatoes, "Here to Help" garnered a 94% rating, with an average score of 8.35/10 based on 16 reviews. The sites critical consensus reads; "Fear's band of survivors discover that good intentions pave a road to hell in a rousing season premiere that further stakes out the series' unique identity while adding connective, bloody tissue to the broader Walking Dead mythos."[1]


The premiere episode was watched by 1.97 million viewers and received an 0.6 18–49 demo rating. This was down slightly in viewers and demo from the fourth season finale.[2][3]


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