This is an ocean.
At the beach, Alicia's boyfriend fails to arrive, and she leaves, disappointed.
They reach Strand's house, who deactivates the security system and lets them in, offering them food if they want it. Nick tells Madison that he felt like he had been living in their current situation far more longer then the others, and how they had just caught up with him.
Liza gives Daniel some medical supplies, telling him that Ofelia's wound is clotting and that the cloth should be changed regularly. Daniel thanks her and Liza hugs Chris before leaving. Madison chases after her, while Travis, who noticed Madison leaving, follows her. At the balcony, Strand tells Nick they can't stay, as no one can and in a mad world, they must embrace the madness to survive. He beckons Nick to look through the telescope, and Nick finds "Abigail", who is presumably the yacht off the shore.
Madison continues to follow Liza. She asks her why she is going so far, and Liza reveals a bite wound she got from one of the infected while they were fleeing through the kitchen. She hands her a gun, reminding her of their promise and how Travis would be heartbroken if he had to do it. Travis appears and asks what is going on. Madison tells him that she has a bite wound and Travis says they can save her, but Liza tells him the antibiotics do not work against it. Completely distraught and heartbroken, Travis asks Madison for the gun and shoots Liza. Everyone hears the gunshot; Alicia and Chris look for the source while Nick and Strand wonder where it came from. Chris finds Liza's body and starts crying, while Travis, completely heartbroken, drops to his knees on the beach. Madison comforts him while the screen pans out into the ocean.
As the group flee the beach to The Abigail, LA is napalmed by the military as the Infected swarm the coast. On course to San Diego, the group finds a skiff with people onboard but Strand refuses to save the skiff. During the trip, Alicia manages to get someone on the radio and talks a bot named Jack, Chris is still angry and grief stricken that Travis shot Liza despite holding a burial at sea for her, and Daniel begins to question Strand's motives. Later, the group comes across a wrecked boat that they recognize as the skiff they passed. Travis and Nick manage to retrieve the ship's log. They leave as another ship appears on the radar that they deduce is coming for them next.
The group decide to dock on Catrina Island to escape an unknown ship to find new options since San Diego is a bust. They come across George Geary and his family. Inside the house, George informs the group that every major city on the West Coast, including San Diego, has been burned down by the military. While the family is surviving, Nick stumbles upon pills meant for suicide. George's wife requests that they take her two youngest children with them since George and eldest son Seth are set in their way of thinking. George is not easily swayed until his wife is killed by a now infected child who ingested a pill too soon. The group attempt to fell, but Seth, at gunpoint forces them to return his little brother. They leave as Seth shoots his now infected mother in the head.
Meanwhile, Daniel breaks into Strand's quarters and finds a submachine gun and a map leading to Strand's true destination: Mexico.
In the middle of the ocean, Alex swims to her wounded companion, Jake, after surviving the crash of Flight 462. She brings Jake to a raft with other survivors. Days pass, and Alex is pressured to into putting Jake out of his misery but refuses and kills anyone that tries.
While Travis repairs the boat due to a walker caught in the engine, Madison confronts Strand about his destination, which Daniel has discovered to be Baja California, Mexico. Nick, Alicia, Chris, and Daniel go ashore to scavenge supplies from a plane crash as Ofelia's wound is infected and needs antibiotics. While there, Chris finds a survivor that he's forced put kill out of mercy, shattering his mental state even more. Nick discovers that being covered in infected blood will keep the dead away and finds Amoxicillin for Ofelia. As the dead swarm the beach, the group comes across Alex and Jake and, after a debate, they are allowed to say at least in the raft until Strand severs the tow line as Madison looks on.
On Strand's orders, Nick swims ashore in the middle of the night to find his contact in Mexico as the group pick what appear to be stranded survivors only to discover they are pirates. Strand tries to escape on a raft but it is shot and he's stranded.
When the leader of the pirate group arrives, he takes Alicia and Travis with him and leaves other members of his pirate group behind, to bring the yacht to shore. When Nick and Luis, Strand's contact, head back to the Abigail, they are able to kill some pirates and take one hostage. Madison is able to rescue Strand from the water and takes him back to the Abigail.
The group plans to use the hostage as bait to get back Travis and Alicia. However, after he hits his last nerve, Chris ends up shooting him in the face. Madison worries that Chris is becoming unhinged when he tries lie and say the boy was about to turn. Daniel notices the brain was not damaged and believes the plan can still work.
Alicia attempts to befriend Jack, the boy on the radio, and find her way home on her own, while Travis is locked in a cell. Alex taunts Travis and lets her frustrations on him due to being left behind and Jake dying because of it. Travis manages to convince her that it wasn't his fault. Later, Madison is able to obtain Travis' release, by trading him for the now turned brother of the leader who bites. Everyone, including Alicia manage to escape amidst the chaos.
Strand arranges for payment to the Mexican military for safe passage across the Mexican border but guns go off leaving officers and Luis dead. Before he dies, he asks them not to stab his brain which Daniel reluctantly agrees.
Meanwhile, Madison, Strand, Alicia, and Ofelia find that the Abigail has been stolen and are forced to scavenge a nearby hotel for supplies. They split into two groups. Alicia and Ofelia search upstairs where Ofelia leaves the group. Madison and Strand search downstairs and a large horde of walkers attack the hotel.
In the hotel, Alicia manages to escape the walkers on her floor, and meets Elena, the hotel manager, who agrees to help her find Madison and Strand. They reach the ground floor of the hotel, where they are confronted by the surviving hotel guests. They demand Elena's keys in return for safe passage and her nephew. Elena complies, but they are pursued by the infected. Alicia and Elena take shelter in a locked room, where they reunite with Madison and Strand.
Madison and Strand meet with Oscar, the leader of the hotel survivors, and manage to negotiate a truce with him. Madison, Strand, Alicia, and other survivors then begin the job of clearing the hotel of infected. They lead them to the pier where the Infected will fall off and get carried away by the ocean current. As they all celebrate, Strand then goes to talk privately with Oscar, who is mourning the loss of his wife now turned zombie. Strand comforts Oscar and convinces him to let his wife go. Oscar gives Strand the key to the hotel room, and he finish her off.
Ofelia, having escaped the hotel, goes out on her own, finds a car, and heads back to the United States while trying to grasp the revelation of her family’s history of violence.
With the infected removed from the hotel grounds, the hotel survivors begin fortifying and repairing the building. However, Strand is stabbed by Ilene, the mother of Oscar's wife, and requires medicine to be treated. Madison and Elena head to Tijuana to obtain the medicine. At the bandit warehouse, Madison and Elena arrive to trade, where she overhears them describe Nick's appearance and tries to find out where. Madison turns on the hotel lights against everybody's wishes in hopes of attracting Nick's attention, though Alicia convinces her to respect Nick's decision to choose death over family. Madison shuts off the lights, but not before Travis them.
Travis arrives at the hotel along with other desperate survivors and tells Madison what happened. He laments to Madison how he failed to take care of Chris. Later, Madison sees that the survivor group at the start of the episode have been allowed into the hotel compound, with them being checked to see if they're healthy or sick. Later that night, a new group of survivors arrive at the hotel, among them the James’ friends Derek and Brandon.
At the hotel, Derek and Brandon are let in, and Madison recognizes them based on Travis' description. They explain that Chris accidentally crashed their truck and was killed by the impact. However, several inconsistencies in their stories lead Travis to conclude that Chris was only injured in the crash and was killed by Brandon and Derek, which they confirm. Enraged, Travis beats the two to death and severely injures Oscar who tries to stop him.
At the hotel, Oscar suffers a severe head injury due to Travis and is taken to be treated. Since Travis violated the rule of no violence against other survivors, Strand warns Madison that Travis must be exiled in order to maintain the unity of the hotel survivors. Despite everybody's best efforts, Oscar dies from his head injury and Elena's nephew along with others decide to execute Travis. Alicia is forced to kill one of them to save his life and they flee the hotel with Strand's help who stays behind. They make to the Colonia where a dying Alejandro, and his last words instruct them to look for Nick at the border.
At the Rosarito Beach Hotel, Strand allows many angry refugees inside the gates, falsely claiming he is a doctor to calm them and save Hector and Elena from their wrath. Following the claim, Elena orders Strand to leave before his lie enrages the survivors but not before he checks on Ilene, the woman who stabbed him. They chat and she leaps off her balcony but before giving him keys to a Jaguar.
Elsewhere, Strand leads Daniel to the hotel believing Ofelia is still there. They reach the hotel where it is abandoned and overrun. Strand is forced to confess that Ofelia ran off and doesn't know where she is. As a herd approaches, Daniel abandons Strand to the dead.
A man broadcasts a message to Jack, wondering if he is still open to "trade". He says he is on his way to Panama to meet up with his daughter and her husband. He needs several crew to help man his boat- one for the engine and at least two others to help with deck work. He tells Jack that he has plenty he would be interested in.
Across The Sea
A man living in Portland, Oregon, transmits a message to (apparently) no one in particular, until it becomes apparent he is talking to his dead partner. He talks about getting on his boat and sailing to Tokyo, how he has enough water and fuel, but food would be a problem, but he isn't worried because he went fishing when he was younger. He seems to express doubts about the plan because he remembered how his partner dissuaded him from quitting his job and moving to Europe, and how he/she was always to more level headed of the group.
- Los Angeles, California
- Venice Beach
- Strand's House
- The Abigail
- Catrina Island, California
- Pirate Layout
- San Francisco, California
- San Diego, California
- TruWest Airlines Flight 462 Crash Site
- The Border
- Beach Camp
- Rosarito, Baja California
- Rosarito Beach Hotel
- Portland, Oregon
- Tokyo, Japan