The long journey to unite Murphy with the military science team who plan to extract a cure from him looked like it was finally coming to an end but a detour took the group to a lab in Colorado and a discovery that could potentially shift the focus of the series.
The group spent most of the episode exploring the Colorado lab while searching for Dr. Merch. There were plot points that did a great deal to develop the history of this post apocalyptic zombie world they inhabit. The key development here is the introduction of patient zero, Doyle, a technician who worked in the lab and somehow became infected with the zombie virus despite following all protocols to ensure his own safety. The scene between Dr. Merch and Doyle did a good job of establishing the character’s fears and this really plays into the emotional impact of his situation when you see him later in the episode. It’s especially frightening when you consider that he may have been in that state for a considerable amount of time before the group showed up.
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