“Zunami” could be best described as claustrophobic. It’s not quite what I’d refer to as a bottle episode but much of this week’s story is contained to a few sets while Murphy is given the opportunity to wade through the zombie hoards. With a name like “Zunami” you may have expected a wave of zombie action and mayhem. Instead, we ended up with a rather disappointing experience.
Citizen Z’s encounter with a cosmonaut named Yuri started off as an interesting way to give is a little more insight into what life is like alone with food to last for decades. The problem is that it was obvious very quickly that Yuri wasn’t really there and the entire storyline ultimately had no bearing on anything whatsoever. We essentially spent the entire episode waiting for Simon to come to his senses and figure out the air filtration system was malfunction. So the entire encounter with Yuri, while cute, was ultimately fruitless from a narrative perspective. They have yet to find anything of substance for Citizen Z to do and this episode is no different.
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