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"I want to believe this, but my mind is not clear. You must be certain, Luciana. Because if you're wrong, if this is not true, if this is another lie... it could break me--for good. Are you sure?"
—Daniel to Luciana after the latter lies to him about Strand having Ofelia.[src]

Daniel Salazar is a main character and a survivor of the outbreak in AMC's Fear the Walking Dead. He is the husband of Griselda and the father of Ofelia. Following a near death experience, Daniel becomes Lola Guerrero's chief security officer at the Gonzalez Dam.

Sometime after its destruction, Daniel managed to establish his own base in a warehouse and stockpile supplies from traps he inherited from the previous owner. He also found and adopted a cat naming him Skidmark.

A few years later, Daniel reunites with Victor Strand and, although cautious at first, eventually helps him rescue the rest of his group. Daniel then joins the group on their mission to help people to honor Ofelia's memory.


Daniel is a highly intelligent, caring, cautious, and formidable man who is a strong, determined survivor.

Daniel's past as a secret agent of the Salvadoran Junta and CIA has revealed him to be a highly trained killer, having directly killed over 100 people himself (with many more killed indirectly). His training and survival skills have shaped him into a formidable combatant. He is highly adept with firearms and hand to hand combat. Daniel is also shown to be a skilled torturer with extensive knowledge of interrogation techniques and is willing, albeit reluctantly, to use this skill when he feel it is necessary to survive, as seen when he brutally tortured Andrew Adams. Daniel however does not appear to be pleased with the past atrocities he has committed or was forced to commit, and regrets being the monster that he was forced to become.

Despite his murderous past, Daniel has demonstrated that he cares about his family more than anything else and is a loving husband and father who vowed to give his daughter the best life possible in the United States. He hid from her the truth of his past life, and dealt with the trauma privately with his wife's support. Daniel was shown to be devastated by the loss of his beloved wife, the anchor that kept him stable. He subsequently came unhinged for a time and nearly killed himself.

Daniel is extremely cautious around those he does not trust, such as Victor Strand and appears to be highly skilled at identifying a potential threat from body language and social cues. While under the leadership of Dante Esquivel briefly re-embraces his cruel nature but ultimately turns on Dante and his men, saving his allies from certain death, demonstrating that he will never harm the innocent again and that he is ready to kill a threat without any hesitation.


El Salvador/Los Angeles, California

Daniel Salazar was born and raised in 1943 in the war-ridden El Salvador. As a child, he witnessed the brutal nature of civil war in El Salvador, and was present when many members of his village were forcefully abducted by the military, later to be murdered with their corpses being washed up a river. An unknown man coerced him to mortally shoot one of the survivors, which became his first out of many kills and an event leaving him traumatized that still haunts him even after decades. It is likely that this event led to his involvement with the Salvadoran junta. In his adulthood, he was coerced into the notorious Sombra Negra, a highly-confidential and extremely brutal pro-junta vigilante death squad who is directly backed by the CIA to carry out ruthless extra-judicial tortures, assassinations and murders in the Salvadoran Civil War. He became proficient in combat, murder and torture due to his professional trainings and battlefield experiences, something he is obviously not proud of as he didn't have a choice when he was enlisted. While torturing Adams, Daniel suggested that he was often put into the position of choosing whether he would be the torturer or the tortured in a situation. His inner lips were also tattooed with the mark of the squad as seen in "100". During this time, he met his wife Griselda, who was hardened by the war as he was, and helped keep him stable after the horrors of what he did. Daniel himself reveals that he killed around 96 people in El Salvador and still suffers the trauma of his actions.

He left his country after the war with his wife and emigrated to Los Angeles where he came to own and operate a barbershop called "Salazar's Cuts". He raised an "American" daughter, Ofelia, in the hopes that she would not have to become what he had and that she would remain innocent throughout her life. When she was nine, Ofelia asked Daniel about why they left El Salvador and he told her the truth about the war and the violence. The only thing that he didn't tell her was which man he was in the tale. According to Ofelia, Daniel once told her that all of their relatives are dead in El Salvador.


Season 1

"So Close, Yet So Far"

When a riot erupts after the people of Los Angeles think the police are randomly killing people, unaware of how the emerging infection spreads and affects people, Travis Manawa, Liza Ortiz, and their son Chris, enter a shop. Inside, they find Daniel and his family. Daniel orders them to leave, but is persuaded by his wife Griselda to keep them inside due to the riot outside.

"The Dog"

Daniel appears with his family. After a short conversation, Chris notes that the walls are burning, and all six realize that they need to leave. Daniel opens the door, letting looters come in but they leave the six alone. They make a run to Travis' truck, where on the way Griselda is pinned by collapsed scaffolding after riot officers unleash a high-pressure hose on it. After getting to the truck, they head to a nearby hospital but find that it is overrun with the infected, with the National Guard shooting the infected patients coming out of the hospital. Travis suggests to go to another hospital, but Daniel declines and asks him to go to his house, as the other hospitals would most likely be overrun also. He plans to use Travis' phone in their house so he can contact his cousin to pick them up tomorrow.

After heading inside Travis' house, they are attacked by an undead Peter Dawson. Daniel grabs the shotgun and kills him. After watching Travis drag Peter's body out, he suggests burning it but Travis declines, and immediately Daniel knows it is because Peter was a good friend of Travis. He watches as Travis' girlfriend Madison Clark is about to kill a zombified Susan Tran, but stops after Travis persuades her not to, and mutters that she is "weak" as a result.

When the National Guard arrives at the neighborhood, Daniel peers out a window and says that "it's already too late".

"Not Fade Away"

Dr. Bethany Exner examines Griselda and decides that she needs surgery in a military medical facility outside in order to save her foot. Daniel insists that he will go with Griselda, to which Bethany readily agrees.

Madison tells Daniel about what she saw outside the curfew zone. Daniel tells Madison about how naive he found his father to be and why he mistrusts governments, and then asks Madison to promise to look after Ofelia if for any reason they do not return.

As Ofelia says her farewells to her parents, Daniel tells her that he can't guess how long he will be away. At the last moment, however, Daniel is denied leave and the soldiers take Nicholas instead. Liza is reluctantly convinced to go with the soldiers as well.


Daniel first appears when Madison thinks that her daughter Alicia is at the Trans' house again after finding Mrs. Tran's suicide note. Madison opens a door to find Ofelia and Daniel, who have kidnapped Andrew Adams, a soldier with whom Ofelia previously flirted. Daniel supposedly agrees to Ofelia's decision to use him as a hostage to free Griselda and Madison's son Nick. But when she leaves, Daniel tells Madison that he is going to torture him instead as he believes the army will not exchange and ignores her suggestion for a peaceful method.

Daniel talks with Adams about the war in the 80s and what he did to keep both himself and Griselda alive. He takes out some shaves, which Adams immediately recognizes as a torture attempt and discloses her location in an attempt to avoid being tortured. Daniel does not stop there and flays his arm. He knows that Adams is a good person and tells him that the deeper he goes, the more sensitive the nerve becomes, resulting in more pain. He demands to know what the code "Cobalt" means as from his radio, he notes that the word is said often.

Adams tells him more about his experience with the infected and how he still hears the screams of those in the arena. After Ofelia sees what he does to him, she leaves the house crying, and he tells Madison that she will be unable to understand why he had to torture him. Madison then asks if they got the information they needed, possibly surprising him as he thought of her as "weak".

After Adams relays his story about the civilians in the arena to Travis, Daniel goes to the arena to validate his story. As he approaches the doors, the herd of infected inside senses his presence and begins banging on the doors.

"The Good Man"

Daniel and Ofelia have an argument about the situation with Andrew. She says that he lied to her, but Daniel challenges this by stating that he was protecting her. Daniel's past activities in El Salvador are brought up, and he claims that he did what was necessary to survive and that he kept Ofelia in the dark to protect her.

Daniel wants to kill Andrew, but Travis talks him out of it and convinces him to take Andrew with them instead, pointing out that he will be helpful in finding Griselda's exact location.

As the three families leave in three different vehicles, Daniel has to briefly step out in order to open the gates, which have been left unguarded as the soldiers took their leave.

Andrew convinces Travis to release him, arguing that he can tell him where to find Ofelia and Nicholas and that Daniel will kill him if given the chance.

Daniel later walks casually towards the command post and seeks the sentinels' attention. They order him to stop and threaten to shoot, but he advises them to spare their ammunition, a puzzling statement that is shortly clarified when the infected from the arena are seen following him. Daniel has released some two thousand undead, forcing the soldiers into defense and creating a distraction for his party.

At the medical facility, Ofelia, Daniel, Madison, and Travis search for Nick. They come across his holding cell, but he isn't there. They continue to search for Nick, until they discover him trapped behind some locked doors, trying to get away from incoming infected. Liza reunites with the group, trying and succeeding to unlock the doors with her key card.

As the group escapes from the mess hall, Daniel and Ofelia stop Liza to find out where Griselda is. Liza has trouble answering, and Daniel realizes that Griselda is dead. Liza says that everything that could be done was and that she is sorry. Continuing to flee, Daniel and Ofelia soon pass through a pile of human cinders on the outside that they can't help but see as the resting place of Griselda. Daniel does his best to comfort Ofelia as she starts crying.

Shortly thereafter, the group returns to the parking space where they left the three cars. Alicia and Christopher are there, but their car was taken away by a few soldiers in the meantime. Andrew reappears and threatens Daniel with a gun. Ofelia tries to talk Andrew out of shooting him, but he instead shoots her in the arm.

Travis beats Andrew viciously in return, while Liza tends to Ofelia's gunshot wound, successfully stabilizing her.

The group enters the two remaining vehicles and heads east, Daniel in the back of the truck with Liza and Ofelia. At Strand's house, Daniel is instructed by Liza to change Ofelia's bandages regularly and told that the wound is clotting. Daniel hears the gunshot that killed Liza as he sits with a sleeping Ofelia.

Season 2


Daniel is first shown boarding the Abigail as Los Angeles is being firebombed by military jet planes with him noting the massive destruction taking place. He is seen helping Travis and Madison on board alongside Chris with Liza's corpse. When a life raft of survivors is spotted at sea, he takes his double barreled shotgun and keeps it at the ready as a safety precaution, he remains quiet on whether to bring the survivors onto the boat. He later appears fishing by himself. He see's Chris and welcomes him, and encourages him to help him fish. Daniel questions Chris on how he learned how to fish with him explaining he used to do it when he was younger. Daniel expresses his condolences to Chris about Liza's sudden death with Chris offering his sympathies to his wife that also recently died. Daniel catches a eel and explains that they will have it for dinner Travis later walks over to Daniel and asks what him and Chris talked about. Daniel explains it was about Liza and Griselda to which Daniel expresses sympathy to Travis stating what he did for Liza was merciful and that one day Chris will understand why he shot her.

He is later present at dinner when he and everyone else hear Chris jump overboard, for a swim. He later witness the aftermath of the attack on a sailing boat, and stands on guard with the shotgun in hand again.

"We All Fall Down"

Daniel first appears when the group decides to dock the boat at an island to lose being spotted by a nearby hostile boat. Daniel elected to remain on the boat with his daughter once the boat docked, still suspicious of Strands intentions.

During a conversation with his daughter later that night, he said he remained on the boat because he was not "invited" into the house by the Geary family, which seemed strange to Ofelia. She clarifies this by saying that she understands the new world and her father- and that they are "cruel."

The following day, still suspicious of Strand, he begins searching the captains room of the boat, eventually finding a sealed compartment. He successfully picks the lock and discovers a hidden compartment. In the compartment he finds a loaded MP5 sub-machine gun and maps of the Mexican coast.


Daniel first appears this episode alongside Travis and Madison when they discuss a possible problem with the water filtration system on the boat. Daniel watches Strand's increasing stress to get the filtration system up and running. Daniel is later seen with Ofelia, noticing that her wound is infected and expresses concern for her. She notes that they ran out of antibiotics and Daniel sternly tells her not to tell Madison insisting that they have to care for one another. Daniel is later present when they find aircraft luggage on a nearby island. After Chris, Alicia and Nick express that they want to grab supplies on the island but Madison and Travis say its too dangerous, Daniel offers he will go with them and keep watch. As they reach the island Daniel with his M9 beretta in hand tells everyone to remain in eye length with one an another. Daniel rummages through luggage in search of antibiotics for Ofelia. Nick informs Daniel that Ofelia needs Amoxicillin, Oxycodone, or something similar. Daniel tells Nick he will leave the medicine up to him. Daniel quickly realizes that Chris is missing and goes to search for him inland. As Daniel moves inland, he spots a survivor from the plane, Alex, she quickly runs to him informing him to run quickly. Daniel spots a small herd of zombies approaching him over the sand dune and pulls out his M9 and shoots a few of the zombies. Alicia, Chris and Alex help Daniel fight off the herd, but are quickly getting cornered. Nick however joins them camouflaged in blood keeping him disguised from the walkers. Daniel makes it to the life raft and they make it back to the Abigail. Daniel later witness the drama unfolding on the Abigail regarding Alex and Jake and that they cannot stay aboard.

"Blood in the Streets"

After 3 unknown survivors, 2 men and a woman, board the ship, Daniel, Travis and Madison rush upstairs to interrogate the strangers. The strangers claim that Vida is having pregnancy complications. Alicia goes downstairs and recognizes one of the men's voices as Jack from the radio she was talking to. "Jack?" she asks. Daniel asks her what did she do but before she can answer Reed takes the advantage by throwing a punch to Travis. Vida is also able to overpower Madison. They then tie them all together. Alicia is forced by Reed to bind Daniel. As Alicia is binding Daniel, he asks her how did they know their names to which she just replies "I don't know". Later, Vida brings back a tied Madison to the group. She tells that she heard gunshots and Daniel says that they shot down his boat. Daniel tells Madison to keep talking to Vida as a distraction as he attempts to loose the binds. Madison asks Vida if the baby is moving. She baits her by telling her if a dead baby would turn inside her belly. Angered, Vida threatens to shoot Madison. Reed and Travis return from the engine room and as Vida punches Madison. As Reed stops her from doing any more damage, Travis slips a crowbar behind a seat cushion. After Luis Flores shoots both Ben and Breannah with an assault rifle, this gives time for Daniel to slip his binds and grab his gun back from Reed's hand as Ofelia slams him on the door before Madison stabs him with the crowbar. Upon seeing Luis, he aims him and orders to drop his gun though Nick tells him that he's a friend of Strand. When Luis mentions that they cannot cross the boarder without Strand, Daniel tells him they don't need him as Luis tells him back without Strand they're not going to Mexico.


Daniel treats the wound that Reed sustained from the crowbar. Reed tells Daniel that his brother, Connor, has a dozen men and five boats and will come looking for him. Daniel leaves Reed tied up in a chair. Daniel agrees to let Chris stand outside Reed's door, explaining to Ofelia that its better than leaving Chris alone to think dark thoughts. Daniel tells Madison that they can use Reed's relationship to Connor as leverage over Connor.

Daniel listens into Luis and Strand's plan on how to get across the border and advises Madison to let Nick and Chris help fight Connor's group, urging her to stop treating them like children. Madison ignores his advice.

When Reed turns after death. Daniel stabs Reed and pins him to a wall, leaving him alive. Daniel places a hood over Reed's head, devising a plan to use the undead Reed. "Take the gun, Daniel," says a voice, but the room is empty. He snaps out of his daze when Ofelia arrives, and together they escort Reed out of the room to deliver to the pirates to save Alicia and Travis.

"Sicut Cervus"

With his wife gone and a lack of understanding and acceptance from Ofelia, Daniel begins to mentally break down during the course of the episode. When the Abigail is attacked by remnants of the Mexican Navy, he stabs several of the attackers in the head to prevent reanimation, but when he comes to Luis, he is startled when the dying man gives him a pendant with symbols on it that Daniel seems to recognize. He angrily tries to put the man down but is stopped by Ofelia and Nick. He grabs the pendant and throws it overboard.

Later on, Daniel is suspicious when the servants working for Celia confiscate the group's weapons. He remains on his guard the entire time, continually observing goings on and the activities of the residents. He searches the premises of Celia's home and discovers she keeps walkers in her basement as she believes they are still alive but changed. Daniel finds Celia praying near a monument with the same symbol on it as Luis' pendant. He is left considerably shaken as Celia tries to get him to contemplate making peace with the dead.


In a flashback, a young Daniel Salazar stands beside a pond full of dead bodies in the Salvadoran jungle. "Take the gun, Daniel," a man tells him. He wakes up to the sound of a gunshot. Daniel runs outside with Ofelia. Ofelia starts to peel the skin off of her face. Daniel wakes up: It was a nightmare. He hears people running in the hall. Daniel finds Ofelia and hugs her fiercely.

The next day, Daniel secretly sharpens a razor blade and pockets it, and he urges Strand not to bury Thomas in such an unholy place. Strand sees that he is clearly unravelling very quickly. Later, he has a mental breakdown and grabs Ofelia, trying to discretely lead her away, believing that Griselda is waiting for them and that they are in danger. When Ofelia resists and tries to calm him down, he becomes agitated and more insistent. Several of the workers immediately intervene and Daniel panics, drawing his barber's blade and slashing one of them across the face. In the frenzy, he is overwhelmed by their numbers, punched several times in the face and subdued.

Later on, Celia brings food to Daniel, who is tied up in a storage room, and urges him to seek forgiveness from his Dead. He hears Griselda's voice. After Celia leaves, Griselda's ghost appears before him. He talks to Griselda and reflects on all of the people he’s killed. "What about the one that haunts you now?" Griselda asks. In a flashback, young Daniel looks at the pool of dead bodies and notices one of the men is still alive. A man hands him a gun and tells him to shoot. Daniel complies. "The first victim was you," Griselda tells Daniel.

Jorge unties Daniel to give him some food. Daniel attacks and kills him and escapes. "I'm waiting for you," Griselda tells Daniel. Inside the infected-filled wine cellar, Daniel pours gasoline lights it on fire. Instead of seeing the infected, he hallucinates all of the people he has killed when Griselda emerges from the crowd and smiles. The flames barely start to touch Daniel's feet as he watches the cellar burn, entranced. Because he does not make it out in time to reunite with his family, they think he perished in the fire when in reality he was able to escape. This is the last time Daniel is seen for the rest of the second season.

Season 3

At some point between "Shiva" and "TEOTWAWKI", Daniel was discovered by Efraín and Lola, and found refuge in the Gonzalez Dam. After meeting Dante and hearing his accent, Dante realizes that Daniel is from El Salvador. He infers that Daniel is a "sombra negra" and was in the fearsome El Salvadoran military. He pulls Daniel's lower lip down to reveal a tattoo indicating "Sombra Negra". He tells his enforcer he was picking a fight with a killer. Dante is impressed by Daniel’s background and welcomes him as a guest to his place.


Three weeks after the Abigail farm was abandoned, while Strand sits in a cell imprisoned by Dante Esquivel, someone brings him a canteen of water. Strand notices that the person is Daniel, who tells Strand that he told him he'd be his guardian angel, referring to a time he had said as much to Strand while growing suspicious of him on The Abigail.


Daniel, having survived the fire at the Abigail Estate, and barely clinging to his life, hobbles through the streets of Tijuana, skillfully avoiding the Infected. He's searching for water with little luck. When one of the Infected notices him, he flees and hides under a car. A stray dog barks at the Infected, then runs away. The Infected follows the dog. Daniel, who has fallen asleep under the car, awakens to the sound of a growling Infected next to the car. Daniel lays down, laughing. Later, Daniel wakes up and sees footsteps approaching. He thinks it is a walker until the man uses a nail and hammer to put down a walker. A man named Efraín pulls Daniel out and insists he calm down, getting a look at his burnt leg. "You're dying," the man tells him in Spanish. Daniel yells out for water. Efraín is willing to give him water but they have to walk, which Daniel agrees to.

Efraín takes Daniel to a dry water fountain. Daniel is angry and skeptical that the water will come, but at exactly 5 PM, water begins to flow. Daniel laps up the water. Efraín fills a jug and explains that water flows from the fountain at 5 PM every Tuesday. Efraín loads Daniel into a rickshaw and peddles through town, expertly dodging Infected along the way. Efraín delivers water to a family. They hide as a vehicle of armed men drive by. Unable to take the pain in his legs, Daniel passes out. Daniel fades in and out of consciousness. Then the group evaluates Daniel, with a woman named Lola ruling he is going to lose his leg.

Daniel awakens as Lola is pulling out a knife. He screams in pain as Lola scrapes off the charred skin with a blade. After Daniel has had some time to heal, he helps Efraín scavenge for goods. Efraín stops their work to say a prayer before driving a nail into an Infected's skull. Daniel asks Efraín whether he used to be a priest. "I've been many things. But then I found my true calling," replies Efraín, shaking his flask of alcohol.

Efraín and Daniel eat dinner at Efraín's hideout. Daniel wants to repay Efraín for saving his life. The only thing he can offer Efraín is a proper haircut. Daniel cuts Efraín's hair and admits that he's killed many people in his life.

Daniel is carrying guilt of killing 96 people to be specific. Efraín insists this is not what is weighing on him. Daniel recalls leaving El Salvador with his wife and daughter, heading to Los Angeles. He regrets lying to his daughter but Efraín insists it was the best thing to do. Daniel admits he is looking for her. "I woke up in a fire," Daniel said, which is where he heard Ofelia calling for him. "The ceiling was collapsing. I fought, I fought, and I got out. I don't know how but I got out." When he woke up, everyone was dead and burned. Efraín questions what he is saying. Daniel says he doesn't know if he burned his daughter alive and begs forgiveness from Efraín. He has good news and bad news. Good: no one is left to judge him. Just as he is about to say the bad news, he falls asleep. Daniel covers him with a blanket and leaves on the rainy night.

Dismayed, Daniel leaves Efraín's home in the middle of the night and forges out into a rain storm. An Infected attacks Daniel, and he is nearly overpowered, but he is saved when a bolt of lightning strikes the Infected. Daniel is knocked back, unconscious. Two dam workers, Pablito and Everardo, discover Daniel while cleaning out litter from a sewage pipe. They take Daniel to Lola, who works at the Gonzalez Dam. She immediately recognizes Daniel. Lola explains that municipal president Dante Esquivel took over the dam after Tijuana fell. She hints at her disapproval of his water distribution system. At the dam, Lola orders Daniel to pretend that he met her when he came begging for work. J.C., Dante's head of security, questions Lola's decision to hire Daniel as a new janitor. She insists she needs more janitors to help keep the water clean. Daniel and Pablito drag dead Infected out of a sewer. Daniel sees all the people lined up outside the dam exchanging goods for water. He then questions Dante's methods.

Daniel eats in the cafeteria. Everyone except Daniel stands as Dante enters the room. J.C. orders Daniel to stand and sticks his finger in Daniel's food. Daniel stabs J.C.'s hand with a fork, prompting J.C. to pull his gun. Dante notices the commotion and grills Daniel about his background. After hearing his accent, Dante realizes that Daniel is from El Salvador. He infers that Daniel is a "sombra negra" and was in the fearsome El Salvadoran military. Dante is impressed by Daniel's background and welcomes him as a guest to his table.

In a private meeting, Dante asks for Daniel's help tracking down a water thief. Daniel demands a Jeep in exchange for his help. Dante obliges, but implores Daniel to stay here, promising to take care of him.

Outside the dam, Daniel is escorted around the community. J.C. tells him someone is robbing them. Daniel sees people nearby as the truck plows through a door and into a seemingly abandoned mall. It's where Daniel got his water from Efraín. The man search the place, guns drawn. The leader elects there is nothing here. Daniel looks at a clock and realizes it is almost 5 PM as the men walk away. Water starts to drip from the fountain, leaving Daniel torn on what to do, if they see the water flow from the fountain they will know that it was Lola's doing. Daniel distracts J.C. from the fountain by directing him to Efraín's hideout.

Daniel tells Lola that he led J.C. to Efraín's hideout because J.C. was about to discover the fountain. He insists that he was protecting her. Lola is appalled by his decision, and is infuriated. Daniel insists they are going to find Efraín and Lola and kill them. She has been running water to them from the dam. He insists when they find her, though, there will be nothing they can do. Lola is disappointed, saying this place is perfect for him.

While on patrol, Daniel is armed and watching the door. He sees Victor Strand getting tackled at the gate, watching with a smirk, and seeing Dante approach. He goes on to give Strand water. Strand is shocked to see Daniel. Daniel goes straight to asking about Ofelia. He tells Daniel she is alive and holed up in a hotel down the coast. It's a day away. "She's waiting for you," Strand lies. Daniel doesn't believe him. "You'd say anything to save your life," Daniel said. "This place is perfect for you. You will rot here, like the dead, Ofelia is dead. Her father is dead. And so are you." Daniel abandons Strand and walks away.

Daniel later finds Dante interrogating Efraín. Dante questions who is helping Efraín. He orders Daniel to torture Efraín until he reveals the person who helps him steal the water, and offers Daniel weapons to torture Efraín with. He asks for space. Daniel quietly advises Efraín against talking and offers to kill him quickly. He punches Efraín repeatedly and commands him to confess. A beaten Efraín is begged to confess. "I don't have anything to confess," Efraín said. Dante orders Daniel to continue. He grabs a hammer for his next act. As he prepares to swing a hammer at Efraín, Lola runs over and stops him, outing herself as Efraín's accomplice. Dante and J.C. take Efraín, Lola, Strand and Pablito to the dam catwalk for execution. Dante pushes Pablito over the edge despite his pleas of innocence.

Lola is next up to be executed, but Daniel has a different plan. He turns on Dante and his men, killing J.C. and two guards. Dante pleads that Daniel cannot kill him as Daniel owes Dante for letting him into the group and pulling him off the streets. Realizing Daniel's mind is made up, Dante insults him by saying that he will always be a "goddamn dog" and is promptly shot in the head. Daniel asks Lola to be forgiven, then hands over his gun to her and kneels before her. Lola holds out her hand to Daniel.

"Burning in Water, Drowning in Flame"

Daniel and Strand sit in Strand’s car as a herd crosses the road ahead. Strand warns Daniel to prepare himself in case Ofelia is no longer at the hotel when they arrive. Daniel's suspicion of Strand grows, as he orders him to drive through the herd.

At a pit stop on the way to the Rosarito Beach Hotel, Strand questions how Daniel survived the fire. Daniel says he was spared and suggests it was the devil who helped him. Daniel is still not trusting Strand as he promises to take them to the hotel. Daniel asks Strand why he left the hotel. Strand tells more lies about why he left the hotel; he doesn't mention that he was kicked out and decides to say that he left on his own accord to try and meet up with Dante. Daniel doubts Strand's story, causing Strand to lash out, and tells Daniel to kill him now if he wants to. Daniel is not intimidated and again orders him to drive him to the hotel.

Daniel and Strand arrive at the hotel only to find the entrance abandoned. Strand became concerned when he noticed that the gates were lying open and nobody was in sight, leaving Strand hesitant to enter, but Daniel is determined to find Ofelia. The two survivors entered through the main entrance of the building to find only blood, there were no people around. Daniel sensed Strand's nervousness, working out that he hasn't a clue where Ofelia is.

Daniel and Strand enter the hotel and find blood all over the ground. Daniel points his gun at Victor upon realizing Ofelia isn't here. Victor's attempt to defuse the situation can't stop the wrath of Daniel, as he rings a bell, bringing the Dead upon them. With the dead closing in, Daniel pressures Strand to tell the truth about where Ofelia is. Strand finally admits that she left the hotel while he was still there. He leaves Victor behind and his words echo as Victor watches him speed away: "Let's see how you get out of this one."

The Infected attack Strand. Daniel drives off in the car, abandoning Strand. He runs away on his own.

"Children of Wrath"

While he doesn't physically appear, Daniel appears in a flashback as a hallucination to Ofelia while she is nearly passed out, insisting she stay awake.


At the dam, Daniel and Lola discusses their plans now that Dante is dead. Daniel rules she is the new leader of Gonzalez Dam and is the new "Dante" now. Daniel and Efraín urge her to stay behind for her safety, but she insists on joining them. Daniel observes the people they are helping. They are welcoming new people to the community. They spot a number of infected approaching which sends the group into a chaotic sprint in different directions. At night, Daniel notices more infected have gotten in. Lola elects they will deal with them later. He is thinking about Ofelia but she tells him the world is gone in every direction. Lola counsels Daniel to stop looking for Ofelia. She needs him and is worried his hope will only lead to heartbreak. "Nothing breaks me, Lola," he tells her. "I'm immortal."

The next day, Daniel helps split up the water. Lola and Efraín distribute water to a crowd. People are demanding more and claiming Daniel took it for himself. A man accuses them of controlling the dam for personal gain and scolds them for killing Dante and his group. The angry mob hits Lola on the head, and Daniel rushes Lola to the truck as the crowd turns on them and attacks. Luckily, a truck pulls up and rescues them from the angry mob.

"La Serpiente"

Daniel, Efraín and an injured Everado race down the road in a water tanker with an angry mob in pursuit. Daniel attempts to shoot at the mob, but Efraín orders him to stop. Back at the dam, they rush inside. Efraín admonishes Daniel for shooting at the crowd. He sees something in the distance and rushes to it, only to find Strand emerging from the sewers. He is not happy to see him, but Madison emerges and asks Daniel to lower the gun. Walker lowers his first. Madison is surprised to see Daniel is alive. He tells her he is better now before asking about Ofelia. "She's alive, Daniel," Madison tells him. He is reluctant to trust her because of Strand, but Madison reveals Walker helped her and now they need Daniel's help. She tells them they've come for water. Daniel holsters his gun and brings them inside.

Daniel takes Madison's group to Lola's office. They wait outside as Daniel speaks to Lola. Madison assures Walker, Daniel will help them. Moments later, Daniel invites them inside. Lola offers Madison a seat while the men in the room remain standing. Madison asks Lola for water in exchange for resources such as cattle or guns. Lola refuses to make a deal and orders Madison to leave the next morning.

Later that night, Lola talks with Daniel. She asks about Ofelia. Daniel tells her they have her at their camp and he believes their word. Lola questions whether or not he is going to go back with Madison to see Ofelia but he swears his allegiance to Lola and vows to fulfill his promise to Lola by staying at the dam, and he believes Ofelia is better off without him. Strand helps Efraín treat Everado's wound. Efraín criticizes Daniel for attacking the people, who he believes are merely thirsty and scared. He rejects Daniel's belief that people are plotting to overtake the dam and maintains that Lola should release the water to everyone.

Daniel thanks Walker for saving Ofelia and asks what she does at the ranch. To Daniel's dismay, Walker tells him she is a soldier. Daniel insists he did not raise a soldier. Walker explains that she poisoned their enemies and saved many lives. "By taking others," Daniel says. This deeply upsets Daniel.

In the headquarters of the dam, Lola and Daniel debate plans for preparing for attacks. Lola wants to continue providing water to the people but Daniel wants to be more careful. Lola criticizes Daniel for having killed. He tells her, though, that these people will attack and drag them out of the dam. Lola insists the people will eventually appreciate what she is doing, but Daniel fears he lacks the guns to protect her from those who are disgruntled. There is a clear divide between them on how the dam should be operated.

On the edge of the dam, Strand is joined by Daniel while watching people load the water truck. "I don't know what you're thinking but I'm sure that serpent brain of yours is coiling around an idea," Daniel says. Strand plays dumb saying, "Whatever it is, if it benefits both of us, I'll look the other way. If not, I'll have you in my sights." Daniel walks away singing "down with the water queen" in Spanish.

Daniel and Madison catch up. Daniel tried to change Lola's mind but couldn't, but he won't abandon her because she saved his life and tells her that he plans to stay at the dam to protect Lola. Madison, however, questions whether the truth of it is Daniel being afraid to face his daughter. "Ofelia will always be my daughter, no matter what that man had her do," Daniel said. They walk past the wreckage of the truck putting down infected. Daniel aids their efforts. Lola is down there, now. Daniel says all but, "I told you so." People are heard chanting at the dam as they approach. Daniel calls Strand and Madison over so the crew can fix the fence.

In her office, Lola asks Daniel how many guns and munitions they will need to protect the dam. Daniel writes down a number. Madison agrees to provide them with the required armaments in exchange for 10,000 gallons of water a week until the rains come. Madison suggests they make the first trade in five days at the trading post in Mexicali. Lola also demands that Ofelia show up at the exchange. Daniel sends off Madison and Strand in a water tanker provided by Lola. Madison thanks Daniel before leaving. Daniel warns her Strand will double cross her as he know this.

"El Matadero"

Daniel arrives at a large trading post at a stadium to meet with Madison and Ofelia, who died from her wound before he arrives. Daniel marches toward her asking where Ofelia is. Madison begs him to stop and listen, but he doesn't. He finds Ofelia in her lifeless body and hugs her. He demands to know what kind of sick joke this is and points the gun at Madison as he breaks down in tears, demanding an answer. Madison tells him the ranch was overrun and Ofelia saved them, but she got bit. Daniel is devastated. He lowers his gun. "This is the price," he says in Spanish. He tells Madison to get away from them or he'll kill her. Madison realizes that they’re done and walks away. As she walks away, Daniel shoots Ofelia prevent her from reanimation.

The next day, Madison has returned to El Bazar and finds the empty bag of painkillers. Daniel comes in and looks around. Madison watches as he leans against a pole and tells her that he was walking all night. He carried Ofelia away and buried her. Madison says Ofelia saved Alicia's life, and Daniel asks where Alicia is. She tells him that Alicia went off on her own. Daniel isn't surprised. He asks if Madison was with her when she died and if she said anything. Madison says she wanted him to know she loved him, and that she was looking forward to getting to know him. She tells Daniel their conversation and he says she only saw the real man for a moment. "She never did know the man that brought her to the United States," Daniel said. "She saw him once, for a moment, and it frightened her". He says that she should pack up and come along. Madison asks him to bring her group. He agrees to take the others as well.

"Things Bad Begun"

Daniel is approached by Walker and presented with a cross pendant necklace. Daniel has questions about Ofelia's death. Walker asks himself the same questions, saying he wasn't at the ranch when it got overrun. Then, Daniel informs Madison that Nick has arrived at the dam. Nick and Troy relay what they learned at the Bazar to Madison, Strand, Daniel, Lola and Efraín: The Proctors are planning to raid the dam. Troy offers his help in laying charges despite Daniel's doubts. Efraín proposes using C-4 explosives to blow up the dam and release the water to the people. Daniel suggests they post guards at the dam's entryways and use the explosives as a bargaining chip, threatening to blow up the dam if the Proctors don't negotiate with them.

Daniel corners Nick and demands to know how the horde found the ranch. Nick insists he and Troy tried to redirect the Infected after spotting them on the outskirts. Daniel senses Nick is lying and locks the door to the room.

Daniel asks Nick if he is familiar with his background. He places a chair on the ground and hopes this will go easier, having a conversation and not an interrogation. Nick asks if torture is what Ofelia would want. "No, she wouldn't, but she's dead," Daniel said. "People don't change. We just walk in circles." Daniel orders Nick to sit down and he does.

Daniel continues to interrogate Nick, who is covering for Troy. Daniel believes Nick did not kill Ofelia but insists someone lead the horde to the Ranch. "Don't force me," Daniel says before standing up and taking his coat off. Daniel claims either Nick or Troy had to lead the herd to the Ranch. "It was Jake," Nick said. Daniel insists it was Troy. Daniel wants Nick to admit it so he can "get justice for his dead daughter." Still, Nick insists Troy would never destroy the Ranch. Nick finally says that Jake led the herd to the ranch after learning that Nick killed his father. Daniel appears to believe Nick's lie and dismisses Nick to his mother. Nick leaves and Daniel sits alone with his thoughts.

At the dam, Daniel talks with Strand. He notices dam water pumping in the wrong direction. Strand insists Lola has it taken care of. Daniel and Lola rush to the pump room to determine why the dam water is flowing the wrong way. Strand approaches with a gun drawn and orders her to step away. She realizes the entrance in unprotected. Strand reveals his plans and turns the gun to Daniel who says, "You are not a killer, you're a conman." Strand stands his gun while Daniel orders he hand over the gun. Daniel eventually attacks him and they fight for the gun. Strand shoots Daniel in the chin in front of Lola. Daniel slowly rises up with a bullet hole in his cheek, spitting blood and teeth from his mouth. Lola escorts him out of the room.

"Sleigh Ride"

Daniel is treated by Lola. She applies pressure to Daniel’s gunshot wound and she insists he should be dead. She leaves him in an underground room while she goes to find Efraín, while he falls asleep. Later, Daniel awakens in the depths of the dam. Daniel stumbles John's men before taking their gun and killing them all.

Daniel comes upon Lola's body on the bridge with a note on it. He puts a rosary in her hands before continuing on his path. Daniel reaches the group and starts shooting more of John's men. Nick flips the switch and detonates the explosives. The dam breaks apart as John and his men flee. Daniel reaches Nick. They teeter on the dam bridge as water fills the valley.

Season 5

It is unknown what happened to Daniel after the dam explosion, except that at some point, he found and adopted a cat named Skidmark and later was interviewed by Althea Szewczyk-Przygocki. He also got his hands on a huge cache of supplies and equipment that Daniel "inherited" from its previous owner and set about disarming his various traps.

"Here to Help"

While Strand is reviewing one of Althea's tapes for information on a second plane, the camera transitions to Daniel, who reveals his name to her. Strand is visibly surprised to see Daniel still alive after the destruction of the dam.

"The Hurt That Will Happen"

Following directions from Al's tape, Strand locates Daniel's warehouse. After a walker is killed by one of Daniel's traps, he confronts Strand at gunpoint with Strand immediately trying to talk Daniel out of shooting him given their last encounter. Daniel orders him to turn around slowly. He tells him that his cat, Skidmark, likes him. Daniel then shoots a walker behind Strand before inviting him inside.

Daniel guides Strand through the warehouse full of cars and trucks, demanding he not touch anything and saying he inherited this place. Strand asks if he could borrow his plane to find his friends. Daniel asks if it’s for Madison and Strand breaks the news about her and Nick to Daniel's visible sorrow. However, Daniel doesn't believe him and claims Strand just wants the plane for himself because he is always self-serving. He reminds Strand that he once shot him in the face and left him for dead on a dam which he rigged with explosives. Strand desperately explains people can change and gets Daniel to help him better tune the radio.

That night, Strand makes contact with Luciana and informs her that the man with the plane is going to help them, but the radio feed cuts out. Daniel believes that the others need help and tells Strand to follow him. However, Strand is escorted off of his property. Daniel is confident the group will survive just fine and that Strand's interference will only make the situation worse for them based on their past history with each other. Daniel fires a couple of shots into the air, insisting Strand to leave now. "If you come back, the next one will be in your face," he tells him.


It's October 12 according to a calendar. Daniel works with his cat, Skidmark, to lure the dead away from a store. He is aware of a rig made to shoot him when he opens a door, so he taps it and dodges the bullets, taking the keys to a car from a walker that emerges before heading out with a bunch of new supplies and Skidmark. Back at his warehouse, he puts away the rations, tears off a day from his calendar, and cooks dinner with Skidmark.

That night, Daniel hears Skidmark meowing at a hiding Charlie, send by Strand to steal his plane, and investigates. He approaches and loads up the truck with guns, before leaving the warehouse. Unknown to Strand, he takes some instruments of the plane along.

In the morning, Daniel is called by Strand over the walkie and assures him he’s far from the warehouse, but when he gets back he'll kill him. Sarah radios Daniel next and he advises her to stay away from Strand. He then tells Charlie to show herself, which she does. "I am going to save her from you," Daniel tells Strand. On the road, Charlie asks if Daniel set up the traps in the stores and he says he hasn't, so she asks why he's been disarming them. "You ask too many questions," he says, as he plays a cassette on the boombox. Charlie recognizes it and the two begin to bond.

Arriving at the next trap location, Daniel is left stuck when he finds a herd of people in the store who had fallen victim to the trap. Charlie offers a suggestion on how to avoid the trap based on her own experiences and Daniel explains that the man he inherited the warehouse from set the trap and agrees to her plan. He starts breaking in from the back as the walkers become interested with Skidmark. One of the walkers sets off the gun, which shatters the glass and allows the walkers to break free. Daniel, Charlie and Skidmark rush back into the car and slowly drive away.

Daniel then is radioed back by Strand, who begs him to bring the instruments back. He says he will, but they're bringing a herd of walkers with them. He gives him instructions about returning but Sarah says she broke their fence down to free the plane. Daniel stops the truck and tells Charlie to drive the truck back to Strand to give him the instruments while he deals with the walkers. She leaves as he leads them away. However, Strand contacts Daniel and tries to talk him out of his plan. Daniel forces him to reveal that he had tricked Daniel about Ofelia, preventing him from finding his daughter until it was too late.

On the road, Daniel continues to lead the herd away as Sarah and Wendell arrive in Al's truck and release the machine gun lever but it doesn't shoot, so he hides underneath. Strand and Charlie then arrive in a truck with the plane in the back. Strand leads the walkers towards him, turns on the propellers, and watches as the walkers kill themselves until the plane engines stop. Strand confronts Daniel, who tells him he won't shoot him after all, apparently forgiving Strand or at least accepting that he really has changed.

At the warehouse, Charlie asks Daniel what he would have said to Ofelia and he says, "Every day brings a chance to start over." He admits she could use that advice and then reveals he has to leave to take care of something. Charlie asks if she can come along but he says her friends need her more. He hands her Skidmark and says they can have everything in his warehouse except for a cigar, which is for when things get better. He then nods in acceptance at Strand before leaving to continue his task.

"Is Anybody Out There?"

Daniel, having heard their radio transmission, arrives at the airstrip to help Sarah and Wendell light the runway for the plane's arrival with some tools from his warehouse. That night, they finish setting the lights on the tarmac as the plane gets closer. Suddenly, Wendell spots a walker and kills it with his wheelchair spikes. Then another walker approaches and trips the runway lights. On cue, the plane runs out of fuel and Wendell's forced to jump out of his chair to fix it. The plane roars toward the dark runway as Wendell fixes the lights at the last second, allowing the plane to finally land.

Daniel meets Morgan and smiles when Alicia runs up to hug him. He apologizes to her for what happened and she promises to make things better. She introduces him to Dwight, who Daniel says needs a haircut. Charlie then hugs him and Daniel explains that he has finally been able to make peace with the loss of Ofelia. As Strand approaches, Daniel tells Strand he was wrong and the two men make peace with each other. Suddenly, a woman contacts Morgan on the radio, asking if that was his plane flying overhead. She's seen his boxes and wants his help. The communication cuts out as Logan interrupts the signal and says they need to chat. He pulls up in an old truck as everyone focuses their guns on him.

Logan tells Daniel and the group the gasoline is going bad and that Clayton wrote down an oil rig location. He says if they hand over his journal he'll help them find it. They're skeptical, but he makes the case they won't be able to help anyone without it and suggests they should find it first before his former crew.

"Channel 4"

Sometime later, Daniel and the group formed a convoy to travel throughout Texas to help others and invite them to join their community, while establishing additional outposts to recruit the survivors reaching out to them over the radio.

In an interview by Althea, Daniel admits he is glad to have joined the group full time jokingly saying that is better than being alone with his cat. He is also revealed to be the lookout for the caravan alongside Dwight, whom he has formed a close bond and spends time playing chess. Daniel then tells Dwight he wants to cut his hair, claiming it will make him look more presentable.

At night, Daniel and the rest of the group reunite in their camp to dine together. Al then asks the group what each want, with Daniel hoping to become a dad Ofelia would be proud of. The tape concludes with everyone pleading with future survivors to help others.

"210 Words Per Minute"

Daniel leads the caravan of survivors around to find Logan. They find fresh bullet rounds by a gas station. Tess asks Daniel if the coast is clear. After receiving an answer from him, she waves on the rest of the caravan to keep moving before returning to her assigned vehicle. Daniel plays music over the radio as a storm approaches.

The next day, Daniel arrives with the caravan at the mall. He asks Morgan if there is any Cinnabon roll but gets disappointed. Dwight updates them on his run-in and suggests they should be more careful. Tess then mentions they could settle in at a ranch they passed on the road. They agree and the group begins loading the mall supplies into their trucks. Daniel also finally cuts Dwight’s hair and beard, giving him a new look.

"Today and Tomorrow"

Daniel talks with Grace and gets happy after she confesses to him that she is thinking about the future and wants to stockpile the panels for use at any future community they might establish. Suddenly, she gets a call over the radio from the convoy about losing the oil fields and updates Daniel.

At night, Daniel and Grace's transmission gives out because their truck is too heavy with supplies. She suggests they hole up in a place nearby in the meantime. On the road, Daniel tells Grace that for a while, Skidmark was all he had. Suddenly, walkers show up and overwhelm them, ruining his vinyl collection. They then manage to find shelter inside an abandoned restaurant.

Later, Daniel tells Grace he got those records for Charlie, who helped him get out of his state. He asks her to look after Charlie if anything ever happens to him, and she agrees. Grace then reveals she wishes she could help Morgan more but Daniel assures her she already has. She then spots a guitar and suggests they teach Charlie with it. Together they sing the chorus of "End of the Line".

The next morning, Daniel notices Grace is succumbing to her illness as Morgan radios her. He tells Grace they need to talk, but Daniel picks up and says she has become terribly ill. Grace tells Morgan she hopes to see him again and watch him smile, but doesn't think there's much time left. Daniel gives him their location and starts comforting Grace.

"Channel 5"

Daniel and the rest of the caravan keep traveling in search of a permanent home. At night, Daniel and Grace teach Charlie how to play guitar. Later, Daniel and the group camp as Dwight kills a walker from one of the original western towns and John suggests that could be the settlement they've been searching for. Suddenly, Charlie calls out for June to run over and help Grace, who has passed out. Later on, Morgan decides the group should leave in the morning.

The next day, the convoy stops their truck because they realize its too heavy to make it across a bridge. The wires start to snap so Morgan instructs everyone to cross the bridge without the cars. Suddenly, Virginia drives up and offers to help, explaining she's been following them and can't believe they used extra resources to help Grace. However, no one listens to Virginia and she orders her people to shoot their guns in the air so a nearby herd finds them. She reminds them to give her a holler and drives away.

Daniel and everyone works hastily to move the resources across the bridge while Morgan, Strand, and Al handle the walkers. When more arrive, Morgan is forced to move everyone across. Tom trips while recording as the truck falls through the bridge. He laughs at his good fortune until the bridge under him collapses too. Later, Daniel and the others rest on the side of the road before Morgan tells the group they should continue and Janis says it's what Tom would have wanted. They ditch their trucks and make the journey on foot.

On their walk, Daniel encourages Morgan to say things he has to say because no one knows how long they have left in this world, implying he confesses his feelings to Grace. Sometime later, the group finds a billboard for the Gulch. Later on, they arrive at the gulch but see that it is completely overrun with walkers. The group debates their next move. Daniel and the others then hear as Morgan radios Virginia for help.

"End of the Line"

Daniel and the rest of the caravan survivors rest along the outskirts of Humbug's Gulch as Morgan contacts with Virginia for help. After a while, Dwight arrives with some horses and explains if they're alive then there must be water nearby. They argue over whether to stay or not and eventually decide to stay, where they'll deal with the walkers and Virginia. Daniel and a group break open the fence and use the horses to lead the massive herd to ambush Virginia and take their supplies while the rest moves into the gulch.

On the road, Daniel and Strand leave to find water while the rest continue to lead the walkers down the road. In the woods, Strand tells Daniel they should consider joining Virginia, but Daniel reminds him she's not giving them a choice and that's all they need to know. Suddenly, they spot Luciana among Virginia's people so Daniel radios the group to abandon the plan while Strand goes to talk to Virginia.

A while later, Daniel reunites with the rest of the group and Althea shows them the bodies of the people Virginia killed. She insists that they will die fighting Virginia, but Alicia wants to fight back. Morgan just wants to make sure everybody survives and reminds them despite their failures they still made a difference in the world, and they should keep living their lives.

Later, Daniel attends John and June's wedding in the chapel. He sings along with Grace at the end of the ceremony. Suddenly, Virginia and her pioneers arrive in a SWAT truck-leading caravan to take the group into different settlements.

That night, the group gets separated and driven away. Daniel assures Charlie everything will be fine and is separated from Skidmark.

Season 6

"Welcome to the Club"

Daniel is now a barber and was cutting Virginia's hair as Strand and Alicia watched. Both of them were shocked as Daniel claimed he doesn't remember them. Virginia explained that Daniel was putting up a fight over wanting his cat and Charlie and he was punished.

Once Virginia departs, Strand questions Daniel only for him to feign ignorance. He gives him a necklace that belonged to his wife.

When the group returns with Charlie, she attempts to play some music for him. Daniel continues to deny knowing her.

Later that evening, he hears a whistle and tells a guard that he left something. Once Daniel is alone, he tries to find the whistler and Morgan appears. Daniel smiles and drops his act, commenting that Morgan needs a haircut.

"The Key"

While searching a trailer, Morgan finds a letter from Daniel alongside Grace's jumper. In the letter, Daniel explains that he found the jumper inside one of the Pioneers' vehicles.

"The Door"

Daniel, Grace, Sarah, Luciana, June, and Wes were rounded up by the rangers and held in the Lawton town jail as bargaining chips for Virginia as she attempts to get her sister back.

"Things Left to Do"

Daniel is rounded up along with Luciana, Sarah, June and Grace. Virginia aims her gun at their heads and demands to know where Morgan is. When no one answers, they beat Daniel up and Virginia decides to kill Grace. Morgan shows up on horseback and reveals to the rangers that Dakota killed Cameron and that Virginia covered it up. Strand backs up Morgan and says that the rangers will die like Cameron if they follow Virginia. A gunfight ensues as Strand's rangers fire against Virginia's loyalists, including Hill. She manages to take Grace hostage and Hill grabs Daniel hostage and the pair back their way to a station wagon where Hill is ordered to take the captives to a rendezvous.

Later, Virginia orders Hill over the radio to surrender and bring Grace and Daniel back to Lawton. Daniel, June, Luciana, and Wes arrive at the dam on horses. Morgan announces that he wants the killing to stop, despite Sherry's demand that they hand Virginia over. Morgan invites everyone to join his community.

"Handle With Care"

Daniel sits in a jail cell and performs a cognitive test. He answers someone's questions and says he felt hopeful on the day it began. In a flashback, residents of Valley Town work in harmony to build the community. Daniel serves soup to Morgan. From his cell, Daniel tells his interrogator that the community would not have come together if he and Morgan had initially told everyone what they were building.

Daniel tells his interrogator that he was glad to see everyone together. Charlie stands guard outside Valley Town and tells Daniel that the visitors have arrived. Daniel tells his interrogator that everything changed after that moment. Daniel feels the baby kicking in Grace's belly. She says it feels like a contraction.

Daniel tells his interrogator that he wanted Valley Town to be a community where Grace's baby could grow up. He says this is the reason they played it safe and required everyone to check their weapons at the gate. Strand and Sherry's groups hand their weapons to Daniel at the weapons depot. In a voiceover, Daniel explains that each weapon was logged and locked away, and that only he and Morgan had keys. Strand brings Skidmark to Daniel and says they found him at the Super Lanes. Daniel is grateful for the return of his beloved cat and the peace offering and the two men acknowledge that they were both playing a game that they couldn't let the other in on while under Virginia's rule, but one that worked out well for both of them.

Daniel and Morgan sit by Grace's side as she experiences contractions. Sarah estimates it will take at least one day for June to arrive and says they need a fetal monitor. Morgan says he knows where to find one and promises to return within a few hours. Morgan instructs Daniel to oversee Valley Town until he returns. He takes the SWAT truck to get the fetal monitor.

Daniel calls a group meeting so that everyone can share what they know about the enemy. Dakota recalls Virginia saying that the enemy was laying low. People argue as suspicions mount against each other. Daniel tells his interrogator that anyone could have been a traitor. An explosion goes off in Valley Town. Daniel and the others race over and discover that someone set off some dynamite. Sherry calls it an inside job.

Walkers begin showing up outside Valley Town's walls, drawn by the sound of the explosion. Sherry and Strand demand their guns back, but Daniel insists they wait until Morgan returns with the SWAT truck and other guns. Daniel tells his interrogator that he had to prepare for the worst. Daniel unlocks the weapons depot and discovers that someone took all the weapons during the explosion. A herd of walkers approaches the dam.

Daniel tells Grace that Valley Town isn't safe. He instructs her to hide out at a nearby fishing shack. Daniel tells his interrogator that he needed to find the weapons. Charlie helps Daniel look for the weapons inside everyone's tents. Rollie catches her snooping around. Daniel invents an excuse for her. Daniel tells his interrogator that he sent Charlie to accompany Grace while he tracked down the weapons. Walkers claw at the gate to Valley Town and reach the tunnel entrance.

Walkers infiltrate Valley Town. Strand guns them down. Daniel admits he let some walkers inside to force the weapons thief to use one of the guns. He accuses Strand of stealing all the weapons. Daniel locks Strand in a cell and demands to know where the other weapons are. Strand admits he secretly kept a gun but insists he didn't take the other weapons. Daniel doesn't believe him. He threatens Strand. Walkers reach the inner gate. Everyone argues over a course of action and begins to turn on each other. Daniel guesses Strand had an accomplice.

Daniel threatens to torture Strand if he doesn't reveal where the weapons are. Strand insists he doesn't know. They hear gunfire outside. Daniel exits Valley Town and finds that Morgan has returned and gunned down the walkers. From his cell, Strand asks Daniel why he is so intent on protecting Valley Town. Daniel tells his interrogator that he wanted to make Valley Town the kind of home that he had wanted for Ofelia in Los Angeles.

Morgan radios Daniel and says that Grace isn't at the fish shack. Daniel joins Morgan, Sarah and Jacob as they look for Grace in the woods. They finally find her. The group checks Grace with the fetal monitor. Daniel asks why she didn't go to the fish shack. Grace and Charlie tell Daniel that he told them to go to the caverns, not the shack. They show him a map where he had clearly marked the caverns. Lucy radios Morgan and says they found the weapons. Lucy shows Morgan the weapons in Daniel's shed. Daniel insists someone moved them there, then admits he is confused. Morgan suggests he talk to someone.

In the present, Daniel sits in the cell. It's revealed that his interrogator is June, and she is asking questions as part of a psychological evaluation. Daniel completes some psychological tests for June. She concludes that his problem is psychological, not neurological, and says it's treatable. She promises to read more about his condition and return. Strand's group and Sherry's group start to leave Valley Town. Dakota runs up and says she recalls Virginia saying that the enemy went underground. She describes the last location that Virginia sent scouts to look for the enemy. Lucy volunteers to scout the area with Wes, Alicia and Al.

Daniel packs his things and decides to leave Valley Town. Charlie runs after him, wondering why he’s leaving. Daniel thinks he’s too dangerous to stay with them. He gets upset because the last time these things happened, he set a house on fire. He says he’s going to the warehouse, but Strand offers to take Daniel in at Lawton and keep an eye on him. Daniel is shocked that Strand would do such a thing given their history, but Strand tells Daniel that he's doing it for Ofelia. Daniel ultimately accepts Strand's offer. Morgan asks if Strand really plans to keep Daniel safe after Daniel put a gun to his face. Strand thinks Daniel is safer with him than with Morgan. Daniel says goodbye to Charlie and Morgan and tells them not to worry, and rides off with Strand while taking Skidmark with him.

"In Dreams"

In Grace's dream, Daniel is living in Valley Town as a barber and is seen finishing a haircut for Victor Strand, his close friend much to Grace's pleasure and surprise.

"USS Pennsylvania"

Daniel joins the rest of Morgan's group in traveling to the beached sub near Galveston, Texas in order to stop the Doomsday Cult's plans to launch the Pennsylvania's compliment of nuclear missiles. Daniel remains outside with most of Morgan's friends and watches in horror as the cult manages to get a nuclear missile with ten warheads off before Morgan and Strand can stop them.

"The Beginning"

At the naval base, Daniel hears someone's transmission over the SWAT van's radio, just as the others rush outside. The basement is infested with walkers, so they have to find another place to shelter at. Just then, Rollie and Wes rush to the scene, having captured Riley. Rollie claims they found the location of the bunker where the cult is holding Alicia, so the group can take shelter there. Luciana is surprised Riley would divulge this information, but Rollie nonchalantly comments that it's easy to get a true believer to talk when you separate them from their leader. Daniel doesn't trust this information, and suggest they instead go to the coordinates he wrote down after hearing a voice broadcast them over the radio. Although Daniel doesn't know who was broadcasting, he is certain that he recognizes the voice. Rollie asks Daniel if he is sure he isn't "confused" again, with Luciana firmly asking him if he is sure what he heard was real. Daniel can't say that he is, so Luciana decides they will go to the place Rollie wants.

Daniel questions why Riley would reveal the location of the bunker now so close to the end. Before Riley can answer, the van comes to a screeching stop was the breaks malfunction. Sarah and Jacob go outside to fix it, while the rest of the group protects them from walkers, save for Daniel and Charlie who stay to watch over Riley. Sarah is worried about Wendell, but Jacob assures her that they will reunite, one way or another. Continuing his interrogation, Daniel wonders why Riley would stay alive if destruction is the whole point, to which the latter replies that it's only to see their faces when everything turns to ash. He goes on to state that he is aware Daniel's group thinks the cult is insane, but assures him that it's only the beginning, as the phoenix will rise quicker than he thinks. Right then, Sarah finishes her repairs.

As the group prepares to leave, Rollie comments that they will get out of this yet, "like a phoenix." Hearing this, Daniel suddenly realizes something, and asks Luciana for her gun in Spanish. When she hesitates, he asks if she thinks the traitors in Tank Town should die. When Luciana finally hands him the gun, Daniel executes Rollie without hesitation. Daniel explains that Rollie was a cult member, and that this was how the cult found out they were coming to the sub. Riley suddenly reaches for the gun, but is shot in the back by Charlie. Luciana asks Riley if Rollie was really a traitor, and the latter confirms, stating that Rollie lost his fate when he saw them turn on each other at the dam. He adds that they were driving them someplace they'd have a prime view of the destruction to come. Their conversation is interrupted by a loud bang. In the sky, they see that a warhead has dethatched from the missile. Daniel thinks they can still make it to the coordinates. Sarah is hesitant, but Luciana points out Daniel was right about Rollie, so he must have really heard the coordinates on the radio as well. With that, they drive off towards the marked destination.

Finally arriving at the coordinates, Daniel and the rest of the group exit the SWAT van, but find no one there. Daniel meekly apologizes to the others, as Riley chuckles that he told them there was no escaping it. Angered, Daniel grabs the wounded Riley and drags him out of the van, but Riley is dead by the time he hits the ground. Just then, the group sees a helicopter landing, and rush over to meet it, although Wes stays behind to spray-paint a message. At the helicopter, the pilot doesn't speak but holds a walkie, from which Al speaks to the group. Al tells the group that she would have come herself, but they're low on fuel. She also tells them not to ask the pilot any questions, but assures them that she's there to help. As the helicopter flies off, Daniel thanks Luciana for believing in him. Luciana reassures Daniel that he just needs a little help and that if they stick together, they'll be fine.

Season 7

"Breathe With Me"

Daniel is in Fort San Vicente with the rest of Morgan's Group that were rescued when Sarah finally wakes up. He still appears to be suffering from his psychological issues, but Luciana promises Daniel that they will continue to work on it.


Along with the rest of Morgan's Group, Daniel has been moved from Fort San Vicente to the sub by Morgan and Sarah.

Morgan finds a video tape of Al interviewing each member of the group during their trek from the fort to the sub. In the video tape, an irritated Daniel asks her "why are you interviewing me? Don't you ever stop," before moving on.

"Follow Me"

In Alicia's dream, she sees Daniel following her alongside the rest of Morgan's Group with Daniel standing in between Luciana and Sherry.


Daniel will appear in this episode.

"The Raft"

Daniel will appear in this episode.

"Divine Providence"

Daniel is on the platform outside of the Tower when Alicia makes contact with Strand who invites her inside alone to talk. Much to Strand's surprise, Daniel accompanies Alicia inside with one of the Rangers informing Strand that Daniel had pushed through the barrier and almost broke Stern's neck. Alicia tells Strand that she didn't ask Daniel to come and Daniel demands to see Ofelia. Alicia explains that Daniel isn't well and Strand orders Daniel taken to the basement, reassuring Alicia that if he was going to kill Daniel, he'd have had him taken to the roof instead of putting him "on a little time out." Alicia explains that Luciana had lied to Daniel that Ofelia is in the Tower, but Strand already knows because Wes had told him.

After mutinying against Strand, Wes orders the Ranger guarding him to kill Daniel. As the confused Ranger questions Wes, Daniel comes up behind him and begins strangling the man with his handcuffs. Daniel mockingly tells the Ranger that this is happening to him because you always handcuff a person in the back, not the front like the man had done with Daniel. Daniel digs his handcuffs into the side of the man's neck so hard that his jugular vein is ruptured before he dies. Daniel then uses the man's keys to remove his handcuffs and takes the Ranger's gun.

At that moment, Strand and Alicia arrive looking for Daniel's help to turn off the beacon, warning him that it's drawing a herd to the Tower who will kill everyone outside if they don't turn off the light. Strand admits that he no longer has control over the Rangers and they need his help to get past the Rangers to the roof. Daniel refuses to help anyone until he sees Ofelia and demands to know where she is. Alicia tries to remind Daniel that Ofelia is dead and that Strand had helped Daniel search for her in Mexico but Ofelia got sick and they didn't get there in time. Daniel has several flashbacks of searching with Strand, but he remembers that while Ofelia was sick, Strand never reunited them and they never found her because Strand kept lying to him. After Daniel keeps insisting that Ofelia is alive and in the Tower, threatening Strand's life, Strand claims that she's on the top floor and that they just need Daniel to help them get to her. Finally, Daniel lowers his gun and agrees.

As they ascend a stairwell, Daniel kills a Ranger that he encounters and continues on alone to take out anyone that heard the shot while Strand and Alicia hang back. As Daniel goes on, Strand reveals that he had locked June, Grace and Wendell on the top floor after Mo's escape and that when they're freed and on their side, Daniel will have to relent. Strand insists that he's only finishing what Luciana started and he's willing to continue the manipulation of Daniel if it's what keep the Tower standing. Daniel kills another Ranger, but Alicia nearly collapses from her illness and Strand insists upon getting her to the infirmary for treatment rather than continuing up. Although reluctant, Daniel agrees to the change in plan.

In the infirmary, Daniel exchanges fire with two Rangers as Strand treats Alicia, killing both Rangers. As Strand gathers medicine, Daniel notices a list of the Tower residents which doesn't have Ofelia's name on it. After a moment, Strand admits that Ofelia isn't on the top floor and that he'd only told him that because he knew that it was the only way that Daniel would help him. Claiming that he can help Daniel now, Strand leads Daniel to Charlie, claiming that she's Ofelia. However, Daniel is not fooled and he continues to demand to know where Ofelia is. Strand reiterates that Ofelia had died in Mexico and that Luciana had lied to Daniel for the same reason that Strand did: so Daniel had something to fight for. Daniel is disgusted by Strand's lies, but Strand insists that he's just trying to save the closest thing to a daughter that he has left which he believes is something that Daniel can understand. Ofelia may be gone, but it's not as if Daniel has nothing left. Charlie means something to Daniel and she's sick with not much time left. Angrily yelling that Charlie isn't his daughter, Daniel pistol-whips Strand and prepares to kill him. Alicia weakly calls out to Daniel to stop, suggesting that Daniel can do for Charlie what he couldn't for Ofelia and be there for her. As Daniel starts to cry, Charlie calls out to him as well and Daniel orders her to look away, not wanting this to be what she remembers of him. Strand and Alicia implore Daniel to be the man that he wanted Ofelia to see and Daniel has several flashbacks of Ofelia, including embracing Ofelia after her death. Finally snapped out of his fugue state, Daniel relents and lowers his gun.

A short time later, Daniel sits at Ofelia's bedside as Strand treats Alicia, thanking her for saving him by appealing to Daniel's better angels. As Strand and Alicia prepare to go, Daniel refuses to join them as he can't leave Charlie when she's in such a state and needs him. Charlie urges Daniel to go, but he refuses as he wants to be with her. Strand and Alicia leave and Charlie apologizes for the fact that she's not Ofelia. Daniel reassures Charlie that she doesn't have to be as Charlie helped Daniel to remember why he wanted to find Ofelia before she died and being with Charlie is helping him to think more clearly.

Later, as Wes prepares to execute a captured Strand and Alicia, Daniel suddenly appears and kills Wes' two guards. Wes shoots Daniel in the left shoulder, disarming him, but Daniel's attack gives Alicia the chance to grab one of the Rangers' guns and enter into a standoff with Wes. Daniel reassures Alicia that he's fine and she orders him to warn the others with Strand giving Daniel directions to where he can find June, Grace and Wendell. Alicia tells Daniel to free them and then to go down and warn everyone to get away from the herd. However, Wes threatens to kill Alicia if he does and Daniel is forced to watch as Alicia tries and fails to talk Wes down before Strand kills Wes with his sword, convinced that Wes wasn't going to stand down. Strand and Alicia run off to turn off the lighthouse beacon, leaving Daniel to keep Wes from reanimating.

After freeing the others, Daniel leads them outside to reunite with their friends. Daniel tells the group that he doesn't have time to explain, but they all need to get back inside of the Tower now. They need to hurry because the radioactive walkers from the crater are being drawn to the Tower by the beacon light. Luciana asks Daniel in Spanish if he's sure and Daniel tells her that he is, rather pointedly stating that he's not a liar. Dwight asks Daniel how far away they are, but Daniel isn't sure, he just knows that Strand and Alicia are turning the light off as they speak. Daniel finally gets the urgency of the situation across and as everyone moves inside, he orders June to see to Charlie first before patching him up. Daniel reveals to Luciana that Strand had tried to convince him that Charlie is Ofelia and continue what Luciana had started. Luciana apologizes for her deception, telling Daniel that she'd thought that it was the only way.

Their discussion is interrupted by Rangers opening fire on the group from the roof, forcing them to take cover, while the herd closes in from the other side. However, Strand and Alicia take out the Rangers on the roof and Alicia kills five Rangers on the ground that rush at the group. The group manages to get inside of the Tower as the walkers rush it, but Strand betrays Alicia when he realizes that she won't ever forgive him and the fight between them sets the Tower on fire.


Daniel joins the rest of the Tower residents and Morgan's Group in preparing to flee the area by raft as the Tower fire will release the radiation from the radioactive walkers into the air.

After hearing Alicia's SOS, Daniel joins Sarah, Dwight, Luciana, June and Josiah LaRoux in going to her rescue. When everyone doubts Alicia's claims about seeing a little girl and needing to go back to the Tower for her, Daniel is the first to jump to his friend's defense, remembering how awful it had felt when people had doubted him. Sarah points out that in Daniel's case, "you weren't operating with all your faculties" at the time. With a smile, Daniel suggests that he still might not be, causing Sarah to laugh. Daniel states that Alicia had helped him to see things more clearly and he can't leave her to try to do this on her own so he's going with her. Telling Daniel in Spanish that she owes him one, Luciana agrees to go as well with everyone else joining in one by one.

Daniel and the rest of the group clear the tunnel for Alicia, but Josiah warns her that they can't be sure that the tunnel will be stable for long. Alicia orders the rest of the group to go back to the rafts and wait for her to radio them if she finds out where PADRE is, listing the various reasons that her friends can't risk their lives on this mission. In Daniel's case, Charlie needs him to be there for her. Reluctantly, they all agree to leave.

Later, as everyone prepares to leave on the rafts, Daniel tells Charlie that it's time and sends her to her raft. Alicia asks Daniel if he's going to be ok and Daniel tells her that he will be there for Charlie at the end like he couldn't be for Ofelia. Kneeling down and taking Alicia's hand, Daniel promises that he will see her again before getting called away by Sherry. Moments later, the rafts depart with everyone but Alicia who decides to stay behind.

Season 8

Daniel will appear in this season.

Killed Victims

This list shows the victims Daniel has killed:


Griselda Salazar

Daniel is Griselda's husband, and the couple trust and love each other greatly. Griselda tells Ofelia that even though his decisions may seem wrong, he has always guided them the right way, such as surviving the grim Salvadoran civil war in the 80's by joining the ranks of junta. Daniel shows concern when Griselda is taken away by the National Guard, as he remarks that people who go on trucks "don't come back". Daniel was greatly saddened with the passing of his wife but maintains composure as they attempt to escape the facility.

Ofelia Salazar

Daniel sees Ofelia, his only daughter, as the "purest" being he has ever seen. He mentions this to Andrew Adams when he begins to torture him to get information on "Cobalt". He does argue with her once in a while over their decisions, as when she suggests to go with Travis and his group, he declines and says they'll be staying in here until his cousin comes to pick them up. Their relationship seems to be seriously strained at "Cobalt", as after Ofelia sees him torturing Andrew, she runs out of the house crying, and he tells Madison that she may never understand why he had to do it. When the group boards the Abigail, it seems that Ofelia and Daniels relationship is at relatively good terms again. Daniel remains very protective of Ofelia and constantly worries about her gun shot injury. Ofelia later states to Daniel that she understands why her father was cruel and that the current world they live in now is cruel showing that she is slowly starting to understand her father survivalist attitude.

A few years after her death, Daniel admits to Charlie that he hadn't been able to let Ofelia go or let himself say goodbye. However, he can now, having made peace with her loss finally.

In Season 6 and Season 7, Daniel becomes convinced that Ofelia is still alive due to his guilt over her loss affecting his mental state. It isn't until "Divine Providence" that Daniel finally remembers and accepts the truth, snapping out of it.

Andrew Adams

They seem to have a poor relationship. However, Daniel sees him as a good person since he is aware he has a relationship with his daughter. In addition, he discloses information about the civil war in the 80s and what he had to do to survive to him. After Adams shoots Ofelia, however, it can be assumed that Daniel detests him and was not opposed to Travis's assault of him.

Madison Clark

Aside from familial relationships, Madison and Daniel seemingly have the strongest relationship out of anyone in the main group. Even though they first encounter each other in a scene Madison's living room that sees Daniel killing Peter Dawson, Madison is rather open to his ways quickly. This is contrasted by how eager Travis is to not agree with Daniel's methods. After Madison escapes the Safe Zone for a brief venture out into the Dead Zone, she openly confides in Daniel what she saw. Their relationship is further strengthened when Madison allows Daniel to torture Andrew Adams in order to get information on Nick and Griselda's whereabouts. By the end of the first season, it appears as if Madison and Daniel have developed a sense of trust between each other. Later when the two board the Abigail, their trust was at an all time high when the two shared an immense amount of distrust in Victor Strand. Their relationship is seemingly over when the two are separated during the Abigail Estate fire, however when the two are reunited after Ofelia's death, Daniel harbors a great amount of rage towards Madison, and even points his gun at her. On the day after Ofelia's death, Daniel seems to have mostly forgiven Madison. After learning of her death, Daniel is visibly distressed and later expresses his condolences to Alicia.

Liza Ortiz

"Liza, where is my wife?"
—Daniel to Liza about Griselda's whereabouts.[src]

Daniel and Liza always got along when seen together. This is probably because Liza was always a great help to his family in terms of medical care. When Daniel's wife was taken away, Daniel was extremely worried, but presumably rested a little easier knowing that Liza was with her at the medical facility. At the facility, Daniel asked Liza where his wife was and got some bad news, but Liza tried to comfort him and Ofelia by assuring him that she was put in good hands and got the best medical care possible. She also stated how sorry she was for his loss. After Ofelia was shot by Andrew, Liza did everything she could to medically help his daughter and assured him that she would get better. He thanked her for her help. Daniel was absent when Liza died, but heard the gunshot that ended her life. Later on the Abigail, Daniel remains silent, as a sign of respect at Liza's funeral.

Travis Manawa

Daniel initially distrusted Travis, and only allowed him and his family to take shelter in his shop at the behest of Griselda. Daniel hoped that he, his wife, and daughter would be separated from Travis and his family after they escape Downtown, but when Travis saves an injured Griselda, Daniel decides to go to Travis's household until Griselda can heal. During their stay, Daniel is shown to think of Travis as weak and soft.

Chris Manawa

Daniel and Chris have a stable relationship. Daniel is shown to take a liking to Chris during his stay at the Clark home, teaching him about guns and how different ammo so he will be prepared to use one if he has to.

Nicholas Clark

Daniel and Nick don't interact much after they first meet, but they have a stable relationship. When searching for supplies in the crash site of Flight 462, he shows Daniel what to grab in order to treat Ofelia's gunshot wound, which he appreciates. Notably, he doesn't lie to Nick about why he's searching for medical supplies despite earlier telling Ofelia that they must not tell anyone else about her infection. As a result, Daniel doesn't grab the wrong drugs and Nick is able to find Ofelia needs for him.

Following Ofelia's death, Daniel interrogates Nick on what happened at the ranch, believing that Troy lead the herd. When Nick refuses to talk, Daniel warns him to not force his hand, hinting that he is willing to torture Nick for answers. Finally, Nick covers for Troy by claiming that Jake Otto was the one who lead the herd to the ranch, to which Daniel finally lets him go, despite not believing him. Later, while the dam is exploding, Daniel locates Nick and places a reassuring hand on his shoulder as they watch the destruction unfold.

Later, after reuniting with Victor, he appears to be somewhat saddened to learn of Nick's death.

Alicia Clark

Daniel and Alicia are not shown interacting much, but it can be assumed that they have a stable relationship. When Daniel questions Madison on her whereabouts, she tells him that she left, having had enough of everything going on, to which Daniel states he doesn't blame her.

Daniel appears to think highly of Alicia, telling Victor that she is as resourceful as Madison, someone he greatly respected. After Alicia returns with Morgan's group, the two are reunited for the first time in years and Daniel expresses his condolences for Alicia's losses.

Victor Strand

"Every time you help people, you end up hurting them. No one knows that better than I do."
—Daniel to Victor[src]

Daniel and Victor have a very untrustworthy and tense relationship. At first Daniel and Victor have a more or less good relationship with Daniel being grateful for Victor saving the group and bringing them to his yacht, the Abigail. However as Daniel remains on the yacht, he remains very suspicious of Strand's isolation and ultimately his destination. Daniel confronts Strand about this with him stating on how Daniel should just be thankful that he got him and everyone else out of LA. Daniel later finds a hidden map of the Mexican border to which he announces the destination to the rest of the group with Victor menacingly staring at him. Daniel and Victor meet at the dam, and Victor claims to know where Ofelia is. When they get there and Victor reveals that he lied, Daniel leaves him to die by zombies. They meet again later and are very wary of each other. Later, Victor betrays Daniel and the dam to the Proctors and shoots him in under the chin, and the bullet passes through his right cheek. Daniel survives, but gives a hateful look to Victor before he leaves.

When the two reunite once more, Daniel appears to despise Victor, refusing to give him the plane that he needs in order to help Alicia, Al, and the rest of the group, as he believes every time Victor helps people, it only makes things worse. He forces Victor to leave at gunpoint, threatening to shoot him in the face if he ever comes back. Daniel anticipates Victor's return and attempt to steal the plane and disables it to prevent Victor from succeeding. Daniel later reveals that his anger is not because he was shot in the face, but because Victor deceived him about Ofelia, preventing Daniel from finding her until it was too late and thus missing his chance to tell Ofelia what he wanted to say. After Victor saves his life from a herd, Daniel appears to finally forgive him and tells Victor he's no longer going to shoot him in the face.

After Victor returns with the rest of Morgan's group, Daniel greets him without animosity and admits that he was wrong about him. Victor easily forgives Daniel, stating that "we all are at times" before walking away with a smile.

In "Things Left to Do," Strand is ordered to kill Daniel, but he turns on Virginia instead.

In "Handle With Care," Strand returns Skidmark to Daniel after locating the cat for him. Daniel is highly suspicious that Strand is responsible for the missing weapons in Valley Town and goes so far as to threaten to torture him to get the weapons back. Daniel then reveals that he continues to suffer lingering effects and pain from Strand shooting him in the face, describing the hell that it has made his life and pulling out what appears to be an artificial part of his cheekbone. After Daniel himself proves to be responsible, Daniel decides to leave Valley Town to return to his warehouse, but to Daniel's surprise, Strand offers to take him in at Lawton for Ofelia's sake. Daniel ultimately accepts Strand's offer and departs with him.

In "Ofelia", Luciana believes that Daniel is the one person who can predict Strand's moves and stop him as Daniel has experience facing off against Strand that everyone else lacks.

in "Divine Providence", Strand at first attempts to manipulate Daniel and then, when that fails, to genuinely help him. Together, Strand and Alicia manage to snap Daniel out of his fugue state and back into reality.

Efraín Morales


Lola Guerrero


Dante Esquivel


Qaletaqa Walker


Althea Szewczyk-Przygocki

Daniel and Althea appear to have a stable relationship, as Daniel was willing to let Althea interview him. However, in "Breathe With Me", he is shown to have become irritated by Al's constant need to interview people, snapping at her.




Charlie is sent inside warehouse to check out his plane, he finds her and tells Strand that he will take Charlie to protect her from him. While there he plays a cassette on the boombox. Charlie recognizes it and the two begin to bond, teached by Grace and Daniel how to play guitar.

Daniel treats Charlie like his own daughter. Wanting to protect her at all costs, and teaching her the value of music.

After they're taken by Virginia, Daniel pretends to lose his memory and Charlie tries playing music he taught to help him remember and was sad to see it has no response.

In "Handle With Care", Daniel states that he already lost Ofelia and wasn't going lose Charlie, showing that he's come to view her as his own daughter.

In "Divine Providence", Strand uses Daniel's care for Charlie to help snap him out of his delusions. Strand and Alicia convince Daniel that he can be there for the dying Charlie as he couldn't be for Ofelia. Daniel vows to look after Charlie for the little time that she has left, even refusing to leave her side to help Strand and Alicia retake the Tower from Wes' forces. However, Charlie insists that he go and she apparently eventually suceeds as Daniel later shows up to help them. Daniel then prioritizes June checking Charlie out over her treating his own injuries.

Luciana Galvez

Although they aren't seen together much at first, Daniel and Luciana have a close friendship, particularly after Daniel begins developing his psychological issues. Due to their native language being Spanish, the two often use it to converse with each other.

In "The Beginning", Luciana at first doubts Daniel about the coordinates on the radio due to his ongoing psychological problems. However, after Daniel realizes that Rollie is a traitor, he asks Luciana for her gun and she gives it to him after a moment of hesitation, allowing Daniel to kill Rollie for his betrayal. With Daniel having been proven to be correct about Rollie, Luciana immediately backs him up about the mysterious coordinates that he had heard. As they fly away in Isabelle's helicopter, Daniel thanks Luciana for believing in him and she promises Daniel that he just needs a little help and that they will be fine as long as they stick together.

In "Breathe With Me", a concerned Luciana continues to look after Daniel and reassures him that they will continue working together on his problems.

In "Ofelia", the two continue their work together, but Daniel becomes stuck in a delusion that Ofelia is still alive and is sending him messages, leading to frustrations on both of their parts. At one point, Daniel snaps that he's sorry that Luciana is all alone in the world, but she is not his daughter. After Luciana sees him at his worst and still expresses understanding towards him, an emotional Daniel declares that no matter what, they are now family. However, Luciana soon after manipulates him, telling Daniel that Ofelia is in Strand's Tower because they need his help to take down Strand even though Daniel warns her that it could break him for good if she's wrong.

In "Divine Providence", after finally learning the truth, Daniel appears to be more confused by Luciana's actions than hurt or angry about them. However, Luciana sending Daniel into the Tower causes him to finally accept the truth and snap out of it.



  • The casting call for this character used the name Salvador Pena.
    • Daniel was described as "60s. From El Salvador. He escaped the 80's civil war and moved to Los Angeles with his wife. He owns and operates a barber shop. He has raised an American daughter. A humble man who keeps to himself and shelters his family."
  • His name may be a homage to Miguel Salazar, a soldier who suffered from an emotional and mental breakdown in George Romero's Day of the Dead (1985).
  • In "Ouroboros", he is shown to be a proficient shooter, probably due to his military experience back in El Salvador.
  • In "Captive", Daniel tells Reed that "in my time, I've known men who inspire fear. Do you know what they have in common? They never say how frightening they are." Along with an insult towards Reed's grandstanding about the Pirates, this appears to be both a reference to himself and a threat.
  • Daniel's younger self in the flashbacks in "Sicut Cervus" and "Shiva" is credited as Brown Eyed Boy.
  • Daniel currently possesses the highest direct kill count on Fear The Walking Dead with a total of 121 living people killed directly.
    • Additionally he possesses the highest pre-apocalypse kill count with a total of 96 victims in his service of the Sombra Negra death squads.
  • Daniel seems to be a fan of English-American superband Traveling Wilburys, as he has played their music several times.
  • As of Ofelia's death, Daniel is the last surviving member of his family.
  • Daniel, Madison and Strand are the only Season 1 characters confirmed to be alive.
  • Season 4 is currently the only season where Daniel has not made an appearance.
  • Daniel currently has the most disappearances and reappearances out of any main character in Fear the Walking Dead.
  • In "The Dog", Daniel claims to have a cousin that will be picking his family up to take them to safety. However, this may have been a lie as the cousin is never mentioned again once Madison's group leaves for the desert. Indeed, Ofelia comments that Daniel had once told her that all of their relatives are dead in El Salvador when confronting him about the cousin supposedly coming for them.
  • Albeit unknowingly, Daniel is one of nine known characters to have seen Beta's face.
  • "TEOTWAWKI" is the only episode where Daniel is listed under "Also Starring" and as a supporting character.

International Dubbers

Language Dubber Other Characters Voiced
Czech Zdeněk Maryška David Chambler
Earl Sutton
French Gilbert Lévy Brion
German Abelardo Decamilli N/A
Hungarian Törköly Levente N/A
Italian Saverio Moriones N/A
Japanese Takehiro Hasu N/A
Portuguese Alex Teixeira N/A
Spanish (Latin America) Óscar Gómez (1-5)
Alejandro Mayén (6-Present)
Spanish (Spain) Miguel Ángel Jenner
Domenech Farell ("Things Left to Do")
Domenech Farell:
Theodore Maddox