Philly Feast
Season 1, Episode 3
Philly Feast 004
Air date September 26, 2014
Written by Eric Wallace
Karl Schafer
Directed by Luis Prieto
U.S. Viewers 1.60 million
Episode Guide
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"Philly Feast" is the third episode in Season 1 of Z Nation. It first aired in the United States on September 26, 2014.

Plot SynopsisEdit

The episode begins in a flashback; we get to see a bit of Cassandra’s past. At one point she was a member of a group in Philadelphia, in which she would front as a prostitute, luring male survivors into trailers with the promise of sex - only to assist in robbing them and adding them to the group's cannibalistic "food" supply. In the present, she's riding with Roberta and Charles into Philadelphia. They find a truck with the Liberty Bell attached to the back of it and when they open the door to steal it, a zombie pops out. After 10K quickly neutralizes the threat, the group appropriates the truck and drives off with the Liberty Bell, but are quickly diverted when the truck swerves to miss an oncoming zombie attack. The bell falls off and kills several zombies.

Back at Northern Light Listening Post, Simon cooks steak for his new pet. He mentions that there is a massive supply of food there, including several different cuts of steak.

Back in Upper Darby, PA, the Philadelphia cannibals are gathered around a table for a meal when one of the members of the “family” comes back and tells their leader, Tobias, that Cassandra has been located.

Meanwhile, the team is finishing the last of the food they’ve found (mostly Twinkies). They decide to split up and look for food and some kind of antenna dish that Addy can use to contact Citizen Z. Addy and Mack find a police cruiser with a working radio and end up killing a zombified police officer along with his detainee. Doc, 10K, and Cassandra have a conversation about pornography while securing a satellite dish and Cassandra runs off when she realizes that her “family” have found her. When Cassandra gives them the slip by ducking behind a dumpster, they decide to kidnap Addy instead, banking on the idea that the group will be willing to make the desired trade.

Citizen Z manages to connect with the police radio in time to hear Addy being abducted and is then able to relay this information to Mack upon his return rather than having him think she has been bitten. Mack then grabs Addy’s camera and beats a hasty retreat as more zombies attack. Tobias tells Addy not to be afraid and plays an eerie tune on a small organ, then offers her some meat of unknown origin. Addy says she’s not hungry and is not interested in joining their group - at which time the other two girls take her off to get some new clothes.

The team confronts Cassandra because Addy’s camera reveals that one of her abductors was Travis from the refinery - which means Cassandra is implicated. She cracks and tells them about Tobias, the leader of the “Family,” and describes them as being worse than zombies; they are cannibals. They don't eat dead people as corpses are infected with the ZN1 zombie virus, they capture live people and slowly cut off their flesh. The group decides to go and rescue Addy while back at the Upper Darby compound the "Family" sits down to what is now known to be a rather gruesome meal. As Addy is given an impossible ultimatum, the rest of her group rolls up and Charles gets into a standoff with Tobias after he signals 10K to kill "family" member Bernt. Finally, Cassandra approaches and offers herself as a prisoner swap for Addy.

Back at the truck, the team assembles to discuss what’s next, and whether or not they should go back and rescue Cassandra. They call up Citizen Z from the police radio and ask him to play some music. They then put their plan into effect by sending Doc in to pose as a man named "John" interested in having sex with Cassandra. As Cassandra is sent into the trailer with him, he tells her to follow his lead. As the "family" hears the team approaching with music blasting, as well as Doc and Cassandra pretending to have intercourse by making moaning sounds. The diversions work: Cassandra and Doc are able to kill one of the guards and she tasers Tobias in the mouth.

The Westward-bound group rides into the Upper Darby compound with a zombie hoard and rescues Cassandra and Doc. Tobias haphazardly attempts to hide in the room where the food supply is being held captive, and as the zombies overrun the compound they detain him and seal his somewhat ironic fate. The team rides out of Philadelphia intact and listening to the music that Citizen Z is playing for them. Addy and Cassandra seem to have developed a close bond from their shared experience, which seems to worry Mack somewhat.


Main CastEdit




Memorable QuotesEdit

  • "You can't be afraid, hesitation will get you killed." by Tobias Campbell
  • "We Were Nowhere Near that Bell" by Charles


  • When driving into the city, the group is taking about finding a radio to contact Citizen Z, 10K is seen riding on the driver of the truck but when shown an angle outside of the vehicle, 10K is sitting on the passanger side of the truck.


  • First (and last) appearance of John.
  • First appearance of Bernt.
    • Last appearance Alive.
  • First (and last) appearance of Karl.
  • First (and last) appearance of Mother.
  • First (and last) appearance of Stormy.
  • First (and last) appearance of Merchant.
  • First (and last) appearance of Moonshade.
  • Last appearance of Samuel.
  • Last appearance of Tobias Campbell. (Alive)
  • Doc makes a reference to the "Rocky" Series during a discussion with 10K.

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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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