Full Metal Zombie
Season 1, Episode 4
Full Metal Zombie 019
Air date October 3, 2014
Written by Eric Bernt
Directed by Michael Robison
U.S. Viewers 1.55 million
Episode Guide
"Philly Feast"
"Home Sweet Zombie"

"Full Metal Zombie" is the fourth episode in Season 1 of Z Nation. It first aired in the United States on October 3, 2014.

Plot SynopsisEdit

The survivors find themselves in Pennsylvania Dutch Country killing some Amish zombies. The team debate about how the Z-virus has spread, one stating possibly from birds. 10K tells the team that he had to kill his own father, whom he refers to as “it.” As they all move on, things get worrisome when they’re chased by some other group in a punch buggy.

Shortly thereafter they come across a group of zombies who are really some survivors disguised as zombies. The people who are masquerading as zombies pull guns and say they want to take the truck. They ride off with it and the team is left with a bad conditioned VK bug.

Citizen Z updates us with who’s died and who everyone is, and it turns out that he has a crush on Addy. As the team rolls up on the people who stole their truck, they find a family of four who are now robbing them of the truck. When they find that family dead, the team decides that they really have to get off this road.

Back in the listening station up north, Citizen Z keeps the hope alive for himself as he finally hears from the team, speaking through a camera in a drive thru. Citizen Z positive ID’s Murphy and the team asks for alternate modes of transportation. Citizen Z tells them about a potential helicopter location. The team head out for the Emergency Headquarters for Infection Control. Everyone there is dead except for a soldier and when they claim they have important information about the Z virus, he says they need drugs. Then the sentry takes all of the Oxycontin that Doc has in his possession and takes them to a general.

It is revealed that the General has become mentally unstable. Charles decides to use this to his advantage and tells the General that the doctor can help. When Doc goes in, he finds the General has a terrible bite. Doc then tells the General that he’s going to die, and soon. Angered by his comment, the General throws him down an air shaft. But Doc isn't killed immediately. He gets caught in some cables, right alongside a zombie who is also caught.

Back at the listening center, Addy and Citizen Z have a Facebook chat where she flirts with him. But it turns out, he’s using her Facebook page to pose as her. Meanwhile, back at the EHIC, the team hears Doc screaming in the air shaft, and enter the building with the guard who says they’ll be sorry. Doc, on the other hand, chooses to get stoned with the zombie.

In a flashback, 10K agrees to give his father mercy when he dies, which is going to be any minute. Back in the present, 10K kills another zombie. Meanwhile in the elevator shaft, Doc and the zombie get high on marijuana and Doc reveals he has a child somewhere in the world. Meanwhile, in the General’s office, The General seems to have completely lost his mind.

Murphy has a panic attack in the elevator and rushes out, so the team doesn’t have time to stop him when the elevator door closes. When the door opens on the next floor, they get off to go look for him. Meanwhile, Cassandra, Addy, and Mack are attacked by a zombie whom they kill. In the air shaft, Doc finds something sharp and kills the zombie he’s gotten high with. Murphy hears him yelling but he doesn’t help him. The team kills a bunch zombies, and then reunite just in time for a giant zombie to show up, get in a fight, and get thrown down the air shaft with a live grenade attached to Doc, supposedly killing him.

Everyone mourns Doc, and then quickly move on to find the helicopter. They meet the General, who pulls a rocket launcher on them. He quickly agrees to help them. The helicopter is not in great shape, the General admits that he’s insane, and then is overrun by zombies causing him to fall off of the roof. The team heads back to the truck.

Everyone is shocked to see a zombified Doc coming toward them, but Roberta volunteers to give him mercy. Luckily she misses, and it turns out Doc has survived the explosion. Back at the listening station, Citizen Z is still having an imaginary conversation with Addy and plays another song for her. She hears him and is embarrassed. And finally, in a flashback to 10K ‘s childhood days, we see him finally kill his father, ending the episode.


Main CastEdit

Guest StarringEdit




Memorable QuotesEdit

I didn't kill him, I killed it. - 10K to Doc and Cassandra about giving his zombiefied dad mercy.

Steven "Doc" Beck...i give you mercy - Roberta mistaking Doc dead.

Give me a kiss baby! - Doc joking with Roberta after being reunited.

Goofs Edit

  • After stoping for a potty break, 10k is riding on the left side of he Truck's bed, but in the following camera angle, he's riding on the right side.


There is a status list of the members, which are all deceased :
Mark Hammond - Unknown
Raymond Valdez - Zombie
Matthew K. Strong - Zombie
Terry J. Donald - Zombie
Justin Dreene - Hostile Fire
Jacob H. Walker - Hostile Fire
Deric Farrell - Unknown
James L. Fisher - Zombie
Jesse Vazquez - Zombie
Forest Gordon - Hostile IEO

  • Mack references to the "Living Dead" series by George Romero.
  • It was revealed in this episode that 10K's first kill was his dad.
  • Arthur McCandles' fake conversation with the President is a reference to President Lindsay Barton.
  • The actor of the giant Z that is pushed down the air shaft with Doc, is the Baby's Dad from episode 1, "Puppies and Kittens".

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"