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The Murphy
Season 2, Episode 1
The Murph Season 2 Episode 1.jpg
Air date September 11, 2015
Written by Karl Schaefer
Directed by John Hyams
U.S. Viewers 0.94 million
Episode Guide
"Doctor of the Dead"
"White Light"

"The Murphy" is the first episode of Season 2 of Z Nation and the fourteenth episode of the series overall. It first aired in the United States on September 11, 2015.

Plot Synopsis[]

As the nuclear weapons are activated,10K, Doc and Roberta avoid the fallout by taking cover in a tunnel.

All of this is happening while Citizen Z is dealing with the Northern Light listening post being overrun by zombies,the reanimated soldiers who died during the posts botched evacuation from the series premiere,having been thawed by the failed thermo-nuclear missile strike. He subdues them before sending an emergency broadcast telling anyone listening to be on the lookout for Murphy and as an extra incentive, announces that the CDC will hand out cures and large bounties for Murphy's safe delivery.

Mack rides up on his ATV to discover Addy killing the last reanimated member of the Sisters of Mercy. Addy explains to him that Sam, the child banished from the camp on his 13th birthday returned, burned the camp to the ground and released the zombie bear. The two ride off to see what they can find. They decide to get the message out to the others that they’re alive, but their commandeering of a radio transmission reveals that the entire world is now looking for Murphy as well as the reward for his captivity and escort to the CDC lab. Addy suddenly picks up a strange numeral code on her ham radio, repeating excessively.

Murphy, meanwhile, strips of his decaying skin and now has a rather shiny silver color. He also has his own posse of zombies and they've all gone looting clothing at a thrift store when he runs afoul of a survivor who wants to take him in for the bounty. The plan goes awry, though, when Cassandra appears and impales him. Cassandra appears to be a half zombie half human, like Murphy. Murphy tells Cassandra not to give the man mercy, and turns him into his personal zombie assistant.

Meanwhile, Roberta is starting to have a breakdown as she's gone off on her own in search of help for 10K and the wounded Doc. Just before going through with giving herself mercy rather than dying of starvation, thirst or exposure, she hears the sound of a Young Girl being attacked by a large amount of zombies. She saves the girl and is taken in by her family. They give her water and supplies and she meets up with Doc, 10K, Mack and Addy, all of whom have been reunited.

The group travels to Cheyenne, Wyoming, where they find Murphy running a zombie strip club. Roberta demands he accompany them to California, but Murphy shows them zombified strippers instead. Suddenly, when a bounty hunter (Vasquez) arrives to take Murphy, pandemonium arises and Murphy and Cassandra escape.

Finally, Roberta and the gang resolve to find Murphy and get him to California, while Citizen Z runs off to find help.

Meanwhile, Serena, a Sister of Mercy member who had intercourse with Murphy is now pregnant. She roams the countryside alongside her baby in search of Murphy.


Main Cast[]


  • Sara Coates as Serena
  • Jacob Goudzwaard as Sam
  • Donald Corren as Dr.Walter Kurian
  • Sarah-Eve Gazitt as Young Girl
  • Stefan Hajek as Father
  • Michelle Hippe as Mother
  • Daniel Brockley as Stranger
  • Stefan Hajek as Bouncer Z
  • Stephanie Weldon as Chantrelle
  • Michelle Damis as Soccer Mom
  • Alex Terzieff as Creepy Z
  • Wizard as Pup


  • Helen (Confirmed Fate)
  • Emmy (Confirmed Fate)
  • Rachel (Confirmed Fate)
  • Cheyenne (Confirmed Fate)
  • Tessa (Confirmed Fate)
  • Compound Daughter (Confirmed Fate)
  • Lina (Confirmed Fate)
  • Amy (Confirmed Fate)
  • Zina (Confirmed Fate)
  • Emmeline (Confirmed Fate)
  • Other Members of the Sisters Of Mercy Camp (Confirmed Fate)
  • Unnamed Northern Lights Members (Zombified)
  • Lieutenant (Zombified)
  • Hernandez (Zombified)
  • Stranger
  • Tellulah (Confirmed Fate)
  • Gigi (Confirmed Fate)
  • Chantrelle (Confirmed Fate)

Memorable Quotes[]

  • " Ladies, we talked about this..." - Murphy to the zombie strippers
  • "Allright sweetie, where is daddy?" -Serena to her baby
  • "What is she wearing? Is that mildly impractical in the zombie apocalypse?" Addy
  • "You try to dress a classy lady in Chayenne, Wyoming." -Murphy
  • "I know it's scary place to go, but try to think like Murphy." -Warren


  • First appearance of Javier Vasquez.
  • First appearance of Soccer Mom.
  • First appearance of Lucy. (Unborn)
  • First (and last) appearance of the Young Girl's family.
  • First (and last) appearance of the Stranger.
  • First (and last) appearance of Tellulah. (Zombified)
  • First (and last) appearance of Gigi. (Zombified)
  • First (and last) appearance of Chantrelle. (Zombified)
  • Last appearance of Sam. (Flashback Only)
  • Last appearance of the Sisters Of Mercy Camp.

Image Gallery[]



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"