Fear the Walking Dead
"Fear the Walking Dead" character Madison Clark (Kim Dickens), pictured here from Season 1, episode 5, will attempt to free her son from the National Guard in the penultimate episode of the AMC series. AMC

Things certainly heated up during the final moments of episode 4 on AMC’s “Fear the Walking Dead” last week. Fortunately, the show returns for its penultimate episode this Sunday to reveal exactly what will happen to our new group of zombie apocalypse survivors.

For those that were way too busy watching the 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards to tune in, you missed the familiar gang adapt to life as residents of one of Los Angeles’ 12 National Guard-controlled safe zones. It doesn’t take long before the fences designed to keep the infected out quickly becomes a way to keep the survivors in. After the sick and injured grow in numbers, soldiers practically raid Travis (Cliff Curtis) and Madison’s (Kim Dickens) house to take the injured Griselda Salazar (Patricia Reyes Spindola) and morphine-addicted Nick (Frank Dillane) to an unknown location for an even more unknown purpose.

“The National Guard’s plans for the neighborhood and its residents is revealed, forcing Travis and Madison to make a difficult decision,” reads the episode 5 synopsis (via TV Guide).

It seems that the main goal of episode 5 will be to rescue those that the army took away. However, that first means figuring out where they ran off to. Unfortunately, with the National Guard keeping both the residents of the neighborhood and information under a tight lock and key, the group will have to resort to drastic and desperate measures to rescue their loved ones. In a teaser clip for the episode, posted below, viewers are treated to an intense standoff between the soldiers and Ofelia Salazar (Mercedes Mason). Apparently she gets a little overzealous in her demands to find out what happened to her mother, which forces her new pseudo love interest, Andrew (Shawn Hatosy), to talk the edgy soldiers out of detaining her, or worse.

While Ofelia’s efforts to break free of the containment area and rescue her mother don’t seem to be going well, Madison and Daniel (Ruben Blades) seem to have a plan of their own in the works. A TV spot for the upcoming episode showcases the two of them undertaking a yet unknown scheme that will hopefully stop the National Guard from finishing whatever nefarious game they’re playing and see Nick and Griselda brought back safe. However, given that this is “Fear the Walking Dead,” it might be a good idea to start preparing for the group to lose at least one member.

Check out the clips for episode 5 of “Fear the Walking Dead” before tuning into the penultimate airing of Season 1 on Sunday, Sept. 27 at 9 p.m. EDT.