Z Nation: The Vanishing
October 14, 2017 11:22 AM - Season 4, Episode 3 - Subscribe

The Murphy is back.

In this episode, Warren and Murphy give their Zona goons the slip with inexplicable ease - it looks like the rest of the helicopter crew weren't keeping track of who was where at all. They also easily reunite with Doc, Lucy, 10K and the last remaining redshirt. And now they're headed East.

No forward momentum about where the missing people went, but now they've all seen one of the new, headshot-immune Zs, and we know that Lucy can't control them or seem to even sense them. This is not the first time that's happened - Blasters were immune to Murphy before, for instance. (And of course, the idea that there's more than one kind of zombie has been a Z Nation standby for ages.)
posted by mordax (6 comments total)
Okay, so is the reset alluding to the founders of Zona knowing that Zs would become headshot-proof? I really hope we get more answers, since this is the final season!
posted by Unicorn on the cob at 4:32 PM on October 15, 2017 [1 favorite]

since this is the final season!

How do you know this? As far as I've been able to determine this hasn't been officially announced. I wouldn't be surprised though because the ideas seem to be running out. With almost unkillable zombies and most of the regular cast spending five to ten solid minutes shooting at one zombie that just keeps going like the Energizer bunny, it's gotten kind of boring to me.
posted by fuse theorem at 6:44 PM on October 15, 2017

My thought on the head-shot proof Zombies was "Where the fuck is Roberta's machete?"
In real life separating a head from a body is hard, but in zomb-pocal-utopia it's a breeze.
Once the head and the body are separate, what happens to the body? No sensory input and no mouth to bite, so who cares if it keeps running around.
Any more five minutes segments of shooting a single zombie and I might start sleeping through the show.
posted by Seamus at 8:33 AM on October 16, 2017

In real life separating a head from a body is hard, but in zomb-pocal-utopia it's a breeze.

Not just this show, but in a lot of zombie fare, I feel like "destroying the brain" has evolved into something more like killing zombies by counting coup on them.

I see a lot of people destroying zombies with really minor head wounds that a living person would walk away from, perhaps with a bad headache. It's like if you can tap them on the side of the head with a screwdriver or a salad fork or whatever you can reach while struggling, that's good enough. It's sort of like laser tag where only head wounds count. Or like the zombies are actually robots programmed with fairly generous collision detection in their skulls.

(and there's an idea...)
posted by Naberius at 9:38 AM on October 16, 2017 [1 favorite]

Sorry guys, I got this mixed up with a different show. My bad, I can't find anything on it being the last season (now that I actually looked).

That said, its ratings are lower than other recently cancelled Syfy shows, which I scanned and noticed last week. For some reason, I got Killjoys and Z Nation mixed up on my brain's "final season" schedule, so apologies!

I too wish we would see an ep where, I don't know, maybe Doc is trying to decapitate someone and it just. won't. come. loose.

Nobody I know has a skull with all the density and structural integrity of a balloon filled with pudding in real life.
posted by Unicorn on the cob at 5:11 PM on October 16, 2017

I feel like I do today.
posted by Seamus at 9:31 AM on October 19, 2017

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