|Fear the Walking Dead episode|
|Directed by||Stefan Schwartz|
|Written by||Alan Page|
|Original air date||April 24, 2016|
|Running time||43 minutes|
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.
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.
"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."
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."
- Fear the Walking Dead - Season 2, Episode 3 - Rotten Tomatoes, retrieved 2019-01-02
- Fowler, Matt (2016-04-24). "Fear the Walking Dead: "Ouroboros" Review" (in en-US). http://www.ign.com/articles/2016/04/25/fear-the-walking-dead-ouroboros-review.
- Porter, Rick (April 19, 2016). "Sunday cable ratings: ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ falls but stays on top". TV by the Numbers. http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2016/04/19/sunday-cable-ratings-april-17-2016/. Retrieved April 19, 2016.
- Porter, Rick (April 26, 2015). "Sunday cable ratings: ‘Game of Thrones’ opens slightly lower, still dominant". TV by the Numbers. http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2016/04/26/sunday-cable-ratings-april-24-2016/. Retrieved April 26, 2015.