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The Best Episodes of Fear the Walking Dead

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There are so many good episodes of Fear the Walking Dead, but which ones really stand out? Do you like "So Close, Yet So Far" the best, or is "The Good Man" your favorite episode of Fear the Walking Dead? To determine once and for all what the best episodes of Fear the Walking Dead are, let's rank every Fear the Walking Dead episode from best to worst.

It's not every day you hear the phrase "zombie show spinoff," but that's exactly what Fear the Walking Dead is. The series was created by Robert Kirkman and Dave Erickson, the former being the original creator of the comic books. Fear the Walking Dead follows a completely different group during their journey through LA and eventually Mexico, and although the series received some nixed reviews in the beginning, it seemed to have found its footing in the third season and kept up the pace through the following seasons.

Vote up your favorite episodes of Fear the Walking Dead, and downvote any bad episodes that you really didn't enjoy, despite how much you love the series as a whole. It can be painful to put one Fear the Walking Dead episode over the other when there are so many good ones, which is why you can vote on however many episodes you like.

  • 1
    Season 3 Episode 13: With the Ranchers trapped and without hope, Alicia is thrust into a position of leadership where she's forced to make life-changing decisions.
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    Season 3 Episode 12: As Nick and Jake set out to handle a delicate situation, the Ranch prepares for a threat greater than any they've faced before.
  • 3
    Season 3 Episode 16: Strand's loyalty is tested when the dam clashes with an adversary. The Clark family is pushed to new extremes as Madison reckons with her past.
  • 4
    Season 2 Episode 14: Travis is blindsided by new refugees at the hotel. Meanwhile, Nick must make the decision to leave the Colonia or stay with Luciana.
  • 5
    Season 3 Episode 8: Madison must negotiate the terms of an agreement in the midst of ranch-wide turmoil. Nick and Alicia challenge their mother's motives.
  • 6
    Season 3 Episode 1: The Clark family find themselves in a dire predicament. They must work together to discover a path to safety.
  • 7
    Season 3 Episode 15: Strand's motives are made clear when Nick discovers a new threat descending on the dam. Madison faces a horrifying revelation.
  • 8
    Season 1 Episode 6: As civil unrest continues to grow and the dead take over, Travis and Madison must explore new ways to protect their families.
  • 9
    Season 3 Episode 4: A mysterious character searches for purpose and soon becomes tied to the struggle over a key resource in the apocalypse.
  • 10
    Season 1 Episode 1: A highly dysfunctional blended family is forced together when they realize a reported virus is actually the onset of the undead apocalypse.
  • 11
    Season 3 Episode 5: A new threat reveals itself to Madison and Troy as they search for answers. Alicia must reconcile with her past decisions.
  • 12
    Season 3 Episode 2: Following a harrowing journey, the Clark family arrive at their new home. Strand faces resistance as he attempts to hold power over his domain.
  • 13
    Season 1 Episode 2: While Madison struggles to keep Nick from crippling withdrawal, Travis ventures out to find his son before the city of Los Angeles falls.
  • 14
    Season 3 Episode 7: A new arrival sows a divide within the ranch. Meanwhile, Alicia forms a new relationship in the hopes of maintaining peace.
  • 15
    Season 3 Episode 3: Still finding their place, Alicia and Nick fall in with new crowds while Madison discovers Otto's past mimics that of her own.
  • 16
    Season 2 Episode 3: Madison confronts Strand about his mysterious destination. Nick, Alicia, and others inspect wreckage from a plane crash.
  • 17
    Season 3 Episode 6: News of incoming danger spreads throughout the community as Madison struggles to keep everyone together. Nick grapples with a hard truth.
  • 18
    Season 2 Episode 10: Travis struggles to connect with Chris while searching for shelter. Meanwhile, Alicia meets a lonely woman with a bloody past.
  • 19
    Season 3 Episode 11: Following the rekindling of an old friendship, a mission is launched to replenish the Ranch's water supply by seeking the help of another community.
  • 20
    Season 1 Episode 3: After escaping a violent riot Travis, Liza, and Chris seek refuge with the Salazar family. Meanwhile Madison defends her home.
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    Season 4 Episode 5: The arrival of a wounded visitor in John Dorie's life forces him to change his ways.

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    Season 2 Episode 9: After the fall of the compound, Madison, Strand, and others forge a tenuous path forward. Meanwhile, Nick is recruited for a perilous assignment.
  • 23
    Season 2 Episode 4: A family in distress boards the Abigail. Strand branches off and his past begins to emerge. Nick searches for an associate of Strand's.
  • 24
    Season 3 Episode 10: With the Ranch dangerously low on resources, Madison and Walker leave in search of a solution. Nick and Alicia struggle to keep the peace.
  • 25
    Season 2 Episode 5: Alicia works to reunite with her family. Travis meets a familiar face. Madison and Nick lead a charge to save their family against all odds.