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"Ouroboros"
Fear the Walking Dead episode
Episode no. Season 2
Episode 3
Directed by Stefan Schwartz
Written by Alan Page
Original air date April 24, 2016 (2016-04-24)
Running time 43 minutes
Guest actors
  • Brendan Meyer as Jake
  • Regen Wilson as Tom
  • Jonathan Goldstein as Alan
Episode chronology
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"We All Fall Down"
Next →
"Blood in the Streets"

"Ouroboros" is the third episode of the second season, and the 9th episode overall of the post-apocalyptic horror television series Fear the Walking Dead, which aired on AMC on April 24, 2016.

This episode revealed the fate of the survivors of the Fear the Walking Dead: Flight 462 webisodes where Michelle Ang who played Alex survived and was added as a series regular, but was only credited as a regular for this episode and the fifth episode of the season Captive.

Plot

While Travis repairs the boat, Madison confronts Strand about his destination, which Daniel has discovered to be Baja California, Mexico. Nick, Alicia, Chris, and Daniel go ashore to scavenge supplies from a plane crash, and where Chris finds a survivor. Unfortunately, the man is severely injured and Chris must take action to put the man out of his pain. Strand promises the group on the Abigail that he has a safe place in Baja with supplies. A herd of walkers attacks the beach party, but the group make their escape, with two plane survivors: Alex and Jake. Nick finds a new tactic to appear as one of the dead, covering himself in their blood. After debating whether or not to take the new survivors aboard, they compromise by towing the two crash survivors in their life raft – until Strand severs the tow line.

Reception

"Ouroboros" received mostly positive reviews from critics. On Rotten Tomatoes, it garnered an 83% rating with an average score of 6.5/10 based on 12 reviews. The site consensus reads, "A powerful crossover with sister web series Flight 462, "Ouroboros" adds depth to the Walking Dead universe with enough fierce action and set changes to enliven the show's still-fuzzy perspective."[1]

Matt Fowler of IGN gave "Ouroboros" a 7.5/10.0 rating stating; ""Ouroboros" benefitted greatly from some intense zombie action and the inclusion of the two main characters from the Flight 462 tie-in series. Not that you'd need to watch the webisodes to enjoy this chapter. It should have only enhanced your experience. A TV show should never rely on supplemental material in a way that makes all the side bells and whistles necessary viewing. It should be able to stand on its own. Which I think "Ouroboros" did, as Charlie's enigmatic nature requires no extra padding/explanation."[2]

Ratings

"Ouroboros" was seen by 4.73 million viewers in the United States on its original air date, below the previous episodes rating of 5.58 million by 750,000.[3][4]

References

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