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Daniel S2Fan EventCharacter Name:
Daniel Salazar

Official character bio:
Daniel Salazar is an immigrant from El Salvador who will protect his family at any cost. He owns a barbershop and takes great pride in his business but mostly keeps to himself within the community. Some of Daniel’s regulars have been going to Salazar’s Cuts for years, but they barely know the man who cuts their hair.
When people began rising from the dead, Salazar reverts to the man he once was, a man who will do anything to ensure the survival of his family.

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Season Three (16 episodes)

6/ 4   301  "Eye of the Beholder" US Ratings: Total viewers Live + 3 days 4.656 million, Adults 18-49 Live + 3 days 1.9 points
The Clark family find themselves in a dire predicament. They must work together to discover a path to safety.

Daniel is still believed to be dead. He does not appear.

6/ 4   302  "The New Frontier" US Ratings: Total viewers Live + 3 days 4.180 million, Adults 18-49 Live + 3 days 1.7 points
Following a harrowing journey, the Clark family arrive at their new home. Strand faces resistance as he attempts to hold power over his domain.
Daniel is still believed to be dead. He does not appear.

6/11  303  "Teotwawki" US Ratings: Total viewers Live + 3 days 3.8 million, Adults 18-49 Live + 3 days 1.7 points
Alicia and Nick fall in with new crowds; Madison discovers Otto's past mimics her own.
"I knew you would drink it all."               "I told you - I'm your guardian angel."
DS a  DS b

6/18  304  "100" US Ratings: Total viewers Live + 3 days 3.658 million, Adults 18-49 Live + 3 days 1.5 points
A mysterious character searches for purpose and becomes tied to the struggle over a resource.
This episode is nearly all en español.

6/25  305  "Burning in Water, Drowning in Flame" US Ratings: Total viewers Live + 3 days 3.836 million, Adults 18-49 Live + 3 days 1.6 points
An oncoming threat disrupts peace; Madison and Troy search for answers; Alicia must reconcile with her past.

Daniel says:
“I was spared. I don’t know why. I don’t have a home waiting for me in heaven. Maybe it was the devil who wants me down here. With YOU. Purgatorio.”
“If Ofelia is in there she needs me… Unless she’s not.”
“Let’s see how you get out of this one!”

7/ 2   306  "Red Dirt" US Ratings: Total viewers Live + 3 days 3.699 million, Adults 18-49 Live + 3 days 1.5 points
News of incoming danger spreads throughout the community, as Madison struggles to keep everyone together. Meanwhile, Nick grapples with a hard truth.
Daniel does not appear.

7/ 9  307  "The Unveiling" US Ratings: Total viewers Live + 3 days _ million, Adults 18-49 Live + 3 days _ points
A new arrival sows a divide within the ranch. Meanwhile, Alicia forms a new relationship in hopes of maintaining peace.
Daniel does not appear.

7/ 9  308  "Children of Wrath" US Ratings: Total viewers Live + 3 days _ million, Adults 18-49 Live + 3 days _ points
Madison must negotiate the terms of an agreement in the midst of ranch-wide turmoil; and Nick and Alicia challenge their mother's motives.
Daniel appears only in Ofelia's hallucination. Per showrunner Dave Erickson, he is with Lola at the dam.
 308a  308b  308c

9/10  309  "Minotaur"
In the aftermath of the Clark family's actions, new leadership assumes control of the Ranch. Daniel assists Lola in the distribution of water.
Daniel says:
"Nothing breaks me, Lola. I'm immortal."

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 309 309  309

9/10  310  "Diviner"
With the Ranch dangerously low on resources, Madison and Walker leave in search of a solution. Nick and Alicia struggle to keep the peace.
Daniel does not appear.

9/17  311  "La Serpiente"
Following the rekindling of an old friendship, a mission is launched to replenish the Ranch's water supply by seeking the help of another community.

9/24  312  "Brother's Keeper"
As Nick and Jake set out to handle a delicate situation, the Ranch prepares for a threat greater than any they've faced before.

10/1  313  "This Land Is Your Land"
Alicia is thrust into a position of leadership where she's forced to make life-changing decisions.

10/8  314  "El Matadero"
Alicia encounters a potential ally; Ofelia fights for survival; Nick uses his skill set for profit.

10/15 315  "Things Bad Begun"
Strand's motives are made clear when Nick discovers a new threat descending on the dam.

10/15 316  "Sleigh Ride"
Madison faces a horrifying revelation.

 Season Two (15 episodes)
4/10  201  "Monster"  US Ratings: Total viewers Live + 3 days 8.8 million, Adults 18-49 Live + 3 days 5.3 million  
Our families flee a burning Los Angeles on Strand's yacht. Strand remains mysterious. Our group encounters danger at sea.
Daniel says:
"It would have not made a difference."
"What I would not give to trade my failure for your mercy."

"If this is the end of the world, it's already over."
201a   201b   201c
201d   201e   201f

 4/17  202  "We All Fall Down"  US Ratings: Total viewers Live + 3 days 7.8 million, Adults 18-49 Live + 3 days 4.6 million
 Our group seeks shelter with a survivalist family. Madison tries to uncover the family’s true motives. Salazar works to uncover Strand’s intentions.
Daniel says:
“Ofelia and I will keep you company.” “We insist!”
“You got somewhere to go?”
“The kid has a rifle.”

 4/24  203  "Ouroboros" US Ratings: Total viewers Live + 3 days 6.9 million, Adults 18-49 Live + 3 days 4.3 million
 Madison confronts Strand about his mysterious destination. Nick, Alicia, and others inspect wreckage from a plane crash.
Daniel says:
"We take care of ourselves."
"You would be more… diplomatic."
"It’s bad luck to steal from the dead. You should not be joking about it."
203a  203b  203c
203d  203e  203f

 5/1   204  "Blood in the Streets"   US Ratings: Total viewers Live + 3 days 6.9 million, Adults 18-49 Live + 3 days 4.3 million
  The group lets a family in distress board the Abigail; Strand's past begins to come to light; Nick looks for an associate of Strand's.
Daniel says:
“What did you do?”
“We don’t need Strand.”
a  b  c
d  e  f

 5/8   205  "Captive"  US Ratings: Total viewers Live + 3 days 6.9 million, Adults 18-49 Live + 3 days 4.3 million  
Alicia works toward reuniting with her family; Travis comes across a familiar face; Madison and Nick try to save their family against all odds.
 Daniel says:
“In my time I’ve known men who inspire fear. And you know what they have in common? They never say how frightening they are.”
“MEDICAL attention.”
“You surprised me. You have no skin in this.”
a  b  c
d  e  f

 5/15  206  "Sicut Cervus"  US Ratings: Total viewers Live + 3 days 6.78 million, Adults 18-49 Live + 3 days 3.97 million
  Conflict arises as the Abigail approaches its destination; Chris makes a staggering decision; Nick meets a new maternal figure. 
Daniel says:
“There’s always a need for weapons.”
“Tell them I’m tired.”
a  b  c
d  e  f

 5/22  207  "Shiva"  US Ratings: Total viewers Live + 3 days 6.66 million, Adults 18-49 Live + 3 days 3.86 million
The family faces their greatest test yet. Meanwhile, Nick, Madison, Travis and others go to great lengths to keep each other close.
Daniel says:
“Don't talk. Get your shoes.” (a man who knows what's important.)
“Those creatures you keep, they are an abomination. An act against God.”
“I have nothing to tell you. I have nothing to say to you.”
a  b  d
e  f  ff
g  h  i
Is this the end of Daniel?

The promo shows
At the end of episode 207 "Shiva", Daniel Salazar is assumed to be dead... BUT

DAVE ERICKSON: We don’t see Daniel burn, and that’s intentional. I think what’s important at the end of the midseason is that it’s the impact on Ofelia and the rest of the characters that Daniel’s gone. That’s going to spin Ofelia specifically in a new direction for the back half. From my perspective, in terms of the arc of the show, this is not the last we see of Daniel Salazar. He will be done for the season. We won’t be seeing Daniel in the back half, but my hope is we will see the return of Daniel in season 3.

Here is a frame of the new promo...

 8/21  208  "Grotesque"  US Ratings: Total viewers Live + 3 days 5.7 million, Adults 18-49 Live + 3 days 
Nick's steadfast search for answers leads him into a deadly dog-eat-dog landscape. A dark piece of his past is uncovered.
Daniel is still believed to be dead. He does not appear.

 8/28   209  "Los Muertos
After the fall of the compound, Madison, Strand and others forge a tenuous path forward. Meanwhile, Nick is recruited for a perilous assignment.
Daniel is still believed to be dead. He does not appear.

 9/ 4   210  "Do Not Disturb"
Travis has a hard time connecting with Chris while looking for shelter; Alicia meets a woman with a bloody past.
Daniel is still believed to be dead. He does not appear.

 9/11   211  "Pablo & Jessica"
Alicia and Madison try to bring two competing factions together; Nick uses skills from his past for his new role.
Daniel is still believed to be dead. He does not appear. Madison mentions his name.

 9/18   212  "Pillar of Salt"
At the Colonia, Alejandro reveals his darker side; a hotel resident becomes violent and Madison springs into action.
Daniel is still believed to be dead. He does not appear. Ofelia has flashbacks where she speaks of him.

 9/25   213  "Date of Death"
Refugees flood into the hotel, including an unexpected refugee from our group. Madison struggles to cope with the situation.
Daniel is still believed to be dead. He does not appear.

 10/2   214  "Wrath"
New refugees throw off Travis; Nick must decide if he should stay at the Colonia with Luciana or leave.
Daniel is still believed to be dead. He does not appear.

 10/2   215  "North"
When Travis' rage causes unrest at the hotel, Madison has to choose whether or not she will stand by him; Nick becomes leader of the Colonia as Narcos close in.
Daniel is still believed to be dead. He does not appear.

Season One (6 episodes)
Rubén: "I’m playing Daniel Salazar, a person who immigrated to the U.S. from Central America, and is a barber, and has a past that is exposed because of what happens in the context of this, I don’t know what to call it, this “situation.” Salazar has a lot of previous knowledge of chaos and mayhem and destruction collapse of order. The others don’t have that because they have been pretty much a product of the United States under a certain level of order, and Salazar comes from a situation where he has seen it happen under different circumstances — political, but nevertheless bloody and violent. So he’s a product of that, and he moves in a different way, and he understands these things clearer, faster than the others. So he has a certain advantage in that, but not that much."

  8/23 101  "Pilot"   US Ratings: Total viewers Live + 3 days 13.3 million, Adults 18-49 Live + 3 days 8.5 million
A highly dysfunctional blended family is forced together when they realize a reported virus is actually the onset of the undead apocalypse.

 - Daniel Salazar does not yet appear.

  8/30  102  "So Close, Yet So Far"  US Ratings: Total viewers Live + 3 days 11.7 million, Adults 18-49 Live + 3 days 7.6 million
While Madison struggles to keep Nick from crippling withdrawal, Travis ventures out to find his son before the city of Los Angeles falls.
- Daniel and Griselda shelter Travis, Chris, and Liza in the barbershop. Daniel is not happy about it.



9/ 6  (repeats)

103  "The Dog" US Ratings: Total viewers Live + 3 days 10.7 million, Adults 18-49 Live + 3 days 7.0 million
After they escape a riot, Travis, Liza and Chris seek refuge with the Salazars; Madison defends her home.
- Griselda is hurt while the two families escape to the truck. They shelter the night at Madison's house. Daniel and Travis disagree.
Daniel says:
 "Good people are the first ones to die."
          "It's already too late."
"It was your idea not to teach her Spanish."

Rubén improvised the joke about Ofelia's Spanish.

 9/20  104  "Not Fade Away" US Ratings: Total viewers Live + 3 days 10.4 million, Adults 18-49 Live + 3 days 6.7 million
Madison and Travis see different sides of the National Guard's occupation in their neighborhood; the family tries to adapt to the new world.
- Daniel and Madison share. One member of each family is taken to the hospital.
Daniel says:
"My father told me not to have hatred in my heart. He said that men do these things not because of evil. They do evil because of fear. And at that moment I realized that my father is a fool for believing there was a difference."


 9/27  105  "Cobalt"  US Ratings: Total viewers Live + 3 days 10 million, Adults 18-49 Live + 3 days 6.7 million
The National Guard's plan for the neighborhood is revealed; Travis and Madison make a difficult decision.
 - Daniel does what he has to do.
Daniel says:
"This is how we bring them home."

 10/4 106  "The Good Man"  US Ratings: Total viewers Live + 3 days 10.1  million, Adults 18-49 Live + 3 days 6.5 million
As civil unrest grows, and the dead take over, Travis and Madison try to devise ways to protect their families.
  - Daniel opens the doors.
Daniel says:
"You should save your ammunition."
"You'll see what doing the right thing gets you."

On the Set


SALAZAR SPEAKS... by Rubén Blades
Hi fans of FTWD
It has been a revelation for me to see how some people react to our show. I can't understand why some of them even see it. If i don't like something, like a Trump speech for instance, i simply do not tune in. Some people feel every one of us is awful: bad actors, bad writing, bad everything, and still tune in every week. Why do that? Then, i wonder; is this is an effort to dump on our show, made by people/enterprises affiliated to shows that are not doing as well as we are?

Who knows who is writing these pans? They don't sign their names, no i.d. is possible. Could it be HBO? Could a competing network be paying people to write shit, to give the impression our show is not really liked? But then, how can it be explained that in spite of criticism FTWD still WON ON EVERY CATEGORY on its time slot? Every person i meet on the street, subway, bus, say they like the show.  Granted, not everyone knows my name. I used to tell folks i was Morgan Freeman but given that Mr Freeman (one of the best actors ever) is doing tv commercials now, everybody knows  his name and i can't use it any more. Now i tell them I'm Lyle Bettger. Don't know him? Not if you're a younger person. But those in their 60's will recognize him, (and still don't know his name). You can google him now, see his picture and go: "Ohhh; i still don't know who he is". C'mon, but you've SEEN him. Like Ted Cruz; can ride any subway and no one will ask him for a selfie. He reminds me of a Malayan Water Monitor.
Back to FTWD: reading the reviews, there are so many contradictions in the positions assumed. Too many teenagers, some complain. these people are idiots, other say. Not that many zombies. Too many zombies. I mean, why watch something you think is unbearable? Some part of the blogs, media, reported with glee that FTWD experienced an alleged loss of one million viewers, in term of same-day viewing, between April 10 and April 17.
So? Couldn't it be possible, following the same weird rationale used by detractors of our FTWD show, that 1,000,000 people all got up and went to the bathroom at the same time and missed being polled? Or that they all went to Chipotle and died, simultaneously, or were incapacitated due to a coma after listening to the presidential debates? C'mon, think about it. You have a racist candidate with a weird hairdo, another who's a socialist, another thinks the world is 7,000 years old and a hawkish woman running for president, as we speak. Like Bernardo said in WEST SIDE STORY: "Everything is possible in America"!
Can't wait to read what the reviewers write about FTWD, after tonight's show. With Game of Thrones starting today, I expect this will be used to explain whatever change in viewership, if it occurs, happens. The fact is: FTWD is A GREAT SHOW, with a great cast and great writing. Mistakes will occur, absolutely. But folks, remember. IT IS ALL ABOUT ENTERTAINMENT!!!
Be well, thank you for your support,

April 24, 2016

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