After Sunday’s electrifying second episode of the massively successful “Fear the Walking Dead,” fans were likely upset to hear that the brand new show is already taking a week off for Labor Day Weekend. However, to compensate, AMC seems to have released the best teasers for the show yet to promote the show’s return on Sept. 14.
The official plot synopsis for episode 3, titled “The Dog,” already teases the conclusion of some pretty scary cliffhangers left over from episode 2, including the dire situation Travis (Cliff Curtis), Liza (Elizabeth Rodriguez) and Chris (Lorenzo James Henrie) find themselves in, as well as the walker outside the home of Madison (Kim Dickens), Nick (Frank Dillane) and Alicia (Alycia Debnam-Carey).
“After they escape a riot, Travis, Liza and Chris seek refuge with the Salazars; Madison defends her home,” the synopsis from TV Guide reads.
To start at the beginning, it looks like Travis won’t be stuck with the mysterious Salazar family in their barber shop for too long. In Sunday’s second episode, he and his ex-wife brought their son inside Daniel Salazar’s (Ruben Blades) shop to seek refuge from the riot that formed after police shot a walker in the streets. Unfortunately, Salazar revealed there is no back door or roof access, so their only play is to ride out the violence. A TV spot for the upcoming episode reveals that a fire next door will force them outside into the chaos sooner than expected.
Meanwhile, Madison’s neighbor has turned into a walker. He attacked the woman at the house across the street and she was too overcome with shock to let her daughter run over and help. Now it seems the walker will find its way back across the street to try and make a meal out of the family, forcing them to decide if it’s officially time for neighbor to turn against neighbor in the impending zombie apocalypse.
In addition, the official AMC YouTube channel released the below clip from the episode, showing the barber shop gang having escaped back to Travis’ truck. They’re driving through a very confused Los Angeles where police have sealed off a building – presumably in a futile attempt to contain the outbreak. He’s driving by at parade speed so as not to upset the police’s itchy trigger fingers, which producer Dave Erickson talked about at length to The Hollywood Reporter. When several shots ring out from officers putting down walkers outside the building’s perimeter, things take a scary turn. In addition, Chris is going through the radio station and, at long last, the news seems to be covering details of the outbreak and urging people to take steps for their own safety.
“Fear the Walking Dead” episode 3 debuts in two weeks, until then, fans can just salivate over the below teaser clip.