A New Life
Season 5, Episode 2
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Air date October 12, 2018
Written by Michael Cassutt
Directed by Alexander Yellen
U.S. Viewers 0.51 millions
Episode Guide
"Welcome to the Newpocalypse"
"Escape from Altura"
"A New Life" is the second episode of Season 5 of Z Nation and the fifty-seventh episode of the series overall. It aired in the United States on October 12, 2018 at 8/7c.

Plot SynopsisEdit

Warren and Cooper are keeping a cozy fire going in their new farmhouse life. It feels like a dream, which is why we know it can’t last long. And it doesn’t. Murphy shows up, and instead of inviting him in, Cooper decides to clobber him and locks him in the trunk of his car. When Warren finds out, she is not coaxed by Cooper’s fears of her leaving him, and instead clocks him, saves Murphy and puts Cooper in the trunk. Not sure what his fate will be, as there are zombies heading his way as Murphy and Warren leave for Newmerica.

It’s reunion week for the gang, when Doc, 10K and Sgt. Lilly soon welcome Murphy and Warren to Altura. They are about to have a vote on whether or not to form Newmerica and create a new democracy of survivors, including zombie “talkers” along with the humans. Citizen Z is there. And Red, has a confusing, then lovely, reunion with 10K.

George, whom knew Warren back during Black Summer is fighting hard for a new society. She is encouraging everyone to vote and is clearly excited about the future. The “CEO” of the town, Roman Estes, hands her the results of the vote to read on the podium. Will the potential democracy vote “yes?” The room of Alturans is giddy with excitement, and as George begins to walk to the podium, there's an explosion. There were some suspicious zombies walking around, especially that mysterious, half-face lady, Pandora. And we still don’t know the results of the vote.


Main CastEdit

Guest StarringEdit


  • Emily Shuel as Marjorie
  • Janelle Velasquez as Woman
  • Sarah Lucht as Cranky Granny
  • Stephen Dukes as Strange Man
  • Tamara Goodwin as Strange Woman
  • Rich Hinz as Dad
  • Eric Ray Anderson as Leroy Stemple
  • Cameron Gordon as Militia #1
  • Scott C. Brown as Cliff


  • Wesley Jansen as Mercenary
  • as Ted


  • Unnamed People (Flashback Only)
  • Cliff (Confirmed Fate; Alive)
  • Pandora (Confirmed Fate; Alive)
  • Marjorie (Confirmed Fate; Alive)
  • Anna (Confirmed Fate)

Memorable QuotesEdit

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Image GalleryEdit




Episodes of Z Nation
Season 1 "Puppies and Kittens" • "Fracking Zombies" • "Philly Feast" • "Full Metal Zombie" • "Home Sweet Zombie" • "Resurrection Z" • "Welcome to FU-Bar" • "Zunami" • "Die Zombie Die ... Again" • "Going Nuclear" • "Sisters of Mercy" • "Murphy's Law" • "Doctor of the Dead"
Season 2 "The Murphy" • "White Light" • "Zombie Road" • "Batch 47" • "Zombaby!" • "Zombie Baby Daddy" • "Down the Mississippi" • "The Collector" • "RoZwell" • "We Were Nowhere Near the Grand Canyon" • "Corporate Retreat" • "Party With the Zeros" • "Adiós, Muchachos" • "Day One" • "All Good Things Must Come to an End"
Season 3 "No Mercy" • "A New Mission" • "Murphy's Miracle" • "Escorpion and the Red Hand" • "Little Red and the WolfZ" • "Doc Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" • "Welcome to Murphytown" • "Election Day" • "Heart of Darkness" • "They Grow Up So Quickly" • "Doc's Angels" • "The Siege of Murphytown" • "Duel" • "Everybody Dies in the End"
Season 4 "Warren's Dream" • "Escape from Zona" • "The Vanishing" • "Keep Moving" • "Fear of the Unknown" • "Back from the Undead" • "A Nice Day for a Warren's Wedding" • "Crisis of Faith" • "We Interrupt This Program" • "Frenemies" • "Return to Mercy Labs"• "Mt. Weather"• "The Black Rainbow"
Season 5 "Welcome to the Newpocalypse" • "A New Life" • "Escape from Altura" • "Pacifica" • "Killing All The Books" • "Limbo" • "Doc's Stoned History" • "Heartland" • "Water Keepers" • "State of Mine" • "Hackerville" • "At All Cost" • "The End of Everything"
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