Little Red and the WolfZ
Season 3, Episode 5
Z Nation-gallery-305recap-13
Air date October 14, 2016
Written by Tye Lombardi
Directed by Dan Merchant
U.S. Viewers 0.80 million
Episode Guide
"Escorpion and the Red Hand"
"Doc Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"
"Little Red and the WolfZ" is the fifth episode of Season 3 of Z Nation and the thirty-third episode of the series overall. It first aired in the United States on October 14, 2016 at 8/7c .

Plot SynopsisEdit

10K manages to survive his plunge into the Spokane rapids, but once he makes it back to shore, with the bag of the original vaccine, aka 'Murphy's medicine, it's just one crisis after another. Murphy's head goon Will is already in hot pursuit, and he picks up 10K's trail into the woods pretty quickly thanks to the convenient blood drops made by 10K's newly reopened stomach wound.

10K finds an unexpected guardian angel in this harsh wilderness: a vision of Red, his fallen would-be ladyfriend. Red helps 10K traverse these badlands, and it's a good thing, too: there's some sort of new menace that's tracking our hero, something that appears to be a pack of wolves but different.

10K's able to snag a motorbike and a gun from some poor dude just passing through, though he's soon the victim of a booby trap left by a couple of bandits and ends up chained to an abandoned automobile. Stripped of his usual weapons of choice, 10K has to resort to using car parts, windshield wipers, hubcaps, to fend off some attacking Z's. Will shoos off the remaining zombies, thanks to the powers given to him by Murphy's bite, and takes 10K prisoner as they follow the bike tracks to the bandits and, hopefully, the stolen bag of Murphy's medicine.

Will doesn't understand why 10K wants to be out of Murphy's graces; after all, it's Murphy who saved Will's family, and took away the fear. After a Z attacks and 10K is helpless to defend himself against it, our hero starts thinking that Will may have a point.

Just then, they come across the stolen motorbike and the remains of one of the bandits. So many tracks, leading in all directions. Will freaks out a little and insists they return to Murphy immediately, but 10K makes a run for it, making it look like he killed himself by jumping off a cliff.

Just then, 10K hears the cries of his fallen protege, 5K aka Nature Boy. He follows the sounds to a clearing, where what looks like several wolf-like creatures are huddled. 10K kills them all with a metal post and is shocked when he rolls over 5K to reveal the female bandit, now turned Z.

After finishing her off, 10K reclaims the bag of Murphy's medicine and enjoys one last hallucination with Red and 5K, who, in this dream world or afterlife, has the ability to speak and is now up to 1,139 zombie kills himself.

Meanwhile, Murphy's losing it a little, well, more than usual, anyway, as he interrogates the bloody remains of Dr. Merch, who sacrificed herself to the Z's in the zombie moat rather than serve Murphy a moment longer. Murphy doesn't understand why Dr. Merch would take her own life rather than live in the world he's trying to rebuild, nor does he understand any of the mumbo-jumbo in her notes.

Giving into his urges since he hasn't been taking his medicine, Murphy proceeds with eating Dr. Merch's brain and subsequently can now understand all of the science-speak in her journal. It looks like he'll be able to continue the work she started after all!

The episode ends with Will returning to Murphy, claiming that 10K is dead. Murphy doesn't believe it and figures 10K will return to Roberta and the gang.


Main CastEdit

Guest StarringEdit

  • Natalie Jongjaroenlarp as Red
  • Holden Goyette as 5K



  • Two Unnamed Thiefs

Memorable QuotesEdit

Murphy [looking at camera]: "'To Z, or not to Z'. Sorry, I couldn't resist."


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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