Luciana Galvez is a major character in the third, fourth, fifth, and sixth seasons, after appearing as a recurring character in the second season. She is portrayed by Danay Garcia.

Luciana was a resident of La Colonia, where she was a combination of recruiter and supply runner for the community. She led the group that rescued Nicholas Clark, who they had previously ignored, despite him being in rough shape. Nonetheless, they later found him in a deserted barber shop and took him back to La Colonia. Luciana has been described as someone who is 'testing' Nick. This would seem to indicate that she holds a position of trust, as she is allowed to evaluate possible recruits.

In the third season, she was briefly a resident of Broke Jaw Ranch, but she left, believing it to be unsafe. In the fourth season, Madison and Nick managed to reunite with her. After the fall of the Dell Diamond Baseball Stadium, she witnessed Charlie kill Nick. She then joined Morgan Jones' group in his quest to help people.

Biography[edit | edit source]

Background[edit | edit source]

Not much is known about Luciana's life before the outbreak, except that she probably lived in Tijuana, Baja California, or its proximity with her parents and brother, Pablo. Her father died of unknown causes long before the apocalypse. Some point before the apocalypse, Luciana had worked at a factory with her brother Pablo.

Immediately after the apocalypse broke out, Pablo and Luciana lost contact with their mother. Pablo went searching after her, but eventually found her deceased and reanimated. After they confirmed the death of their mother, Luciana stayed with Pablo and sought comfort from him. At some point after the outbreak, Luciana and Pablo joined La Colonia, with both of them eventually serving as scouts of the community. Luciana even reached the position to be the right-hand woman of La Colonia's leader, Alejandro Nuñez.

Season 2[edit | edit source]

Season 2[edit | edit source]

Luciana appears in Season 2b as a resident of La Colonia.

"Grotesque"[edit | edit source]

Luciana and two men watch Nicholas Clark, a lone survivor, through binoculars as he travels down the road with a herd zombies, struggling to keep up. Eventually, Nick falls to the ground, dehydrated and exhausted. Francisco, one of the men, insists on saving him, but Luciana refuses. He tells her that Nick is dying, and she changes her mind.

At a barber shop in Tijuana, Nick wraps his wound with duct tape. Luciana and Francisco approach him and ask if he's infected. Nick assures them it's just a dog bite. They give him water to drink and Luciana invites him to come with them.

"Los Muertos"[edit | edit source]

In Colonia, Nick sees Alejandro inject an elderly man with medication. Alejandro confers with Luciana. Nick cleans bloody bandages at a faucet. Luciana enlists Nick to help her in a mission. They walk down a Tijuana street. Nick asks Luciana about a man who sacrificed himself to the Infected earlier that day. Luciana says that the dying sacrifice themselves to the Dead and that once the Dead are gone, the world will be renewed. Nick questions whether Alejandro was actually bitten, since he hadn’t turned. Luciana says she saw it happen.

Nick and Luciana arrive at a supermarket guarded by local gangsters. Luciana gives the leader, Marco Rodriguez, a bag of medication. In return, she receives a shopping cart. She says the deal was for two carts, but Marco says it’s now only one. Nick and Luciana enter the supermarket to shop for supplies.

"Pablo & Jessica"[edit | edit source]

In the courtyard, Luciana is shown playing soccer with kids. Nick joins the game. Francisco arrives and tells Alejandro that they found someone torn in pieces. “They found him — Pablo,” Luciana realizes. Nick and Luciana leave Colonia to make the drug trade. Luciana explains that Pablo was her brother. Nick hugs her as she cries.

Nick teaches himself Spanish in his trailer. Luciana stops by and asks Nick about his family. He tells her that he lost his father relating that, “We’ve all lost someone.” Luciana wakes up on Nick’s bed and apologizes for falling asleep. She starts to leave but Nick stops her. They kiss.

"Pillar of Salt"[edit | edit source]

Reynaldo stops by Nick's trailer to inform Luciana that Francisco and his family snuck out of La Colonia. Reynaldo refuses to make the upcoming Oxy trade without Francisco. Nick volunteers himself and Luciana to make the trade so that the community can have water.

Nick and Luciana inform Alejandro that Francisco left La Colonia. "No thank you, no goodbye," Alejandro says bitterly. He asks Luciana to speak with the scouts to boost morale in the wake of Francisco's departure. Alejandro addresses his people at the church and urges them to keep their faith in him and in the safety of their home. Afterwards, he questions Luciana's loyalty for neglecting to speak with the scouts immediately. He forbids her and Nick from doing the drug trade, despite Nick's fears that Marco will come for them if he doesn't receive his Oxy.

In Nick's trailer, Luciana worries about Alejandro's mental state. Nick insists that they make the drug trade anyway, but Luciana refuses to disobey Alejandro. Luciana talks to scouts outside Nick's trailer. She notices a look on Nick's face. He insists nothing is wrong.

"Wrath"[edit | edit source]

In the middle of the night, Nick sneaks out of bed with Luciana and meets Reynaldo. They skulk into the infirmary and steal OxyContin. At daylight, they pass through the bus out of La Colonia to deliver the drugs to Marco.

Nick tells Luciana that Marco's gang is about to attack La Colonia and apologizes for sneaking away. At the infirmary, Nick and Luciana brief Alejandro on Marco's impending assault. Nick urges Alejandro to vacate La Colonia immediately. The debate is interrupted by a patient who has turned. The infected attacks and, in the ensuing scuffle, Alejandro and two others are bitten. Nick kills the infected by pressing his fingers through the eyeballs, into the brain. Alejandro gapes at the bite on his arm, but he assures Nick and Luciana that he will be fine.

Nick packs a bag in his trailer and tells Luciana they must leave, refusing to believe that faith will protect them from Marco's gang. Alejandro stops by. Nick orders Alejandro to tell Luciana his secret. Alejandro admits that he is not immune to infected bites, explaining that the bite on his neck actually came from the boy he was trying to save, not from an infected. Luciana reels from the news. Nick begs Luciana to come with him. She refuses, saying La Colonia is her home.

"North"[edit | edit source]

Luciana dresses Alejandro's bite wound. He tells her he's dying. She orders him to lie to the townspeople to keep their faith intact. As she is walking, Nick follows her and begs Luciana to leave La Colonia with him. She continues to refuse, "We're going to meet our fate," she says. "Do what you do, Nick. Run."

Although he leaves, Nick returns to La Colonia and goes to Alejandro in his trailer. Nick says he saw a medevac helicopter land in a camp near the border and urges Alejandro to give the villagers permission to flee. Nick says he and Luciana can lead the villagers north. Then he and Luciana lead the villagers toward the U.S. border.

Nick, Luciana, and the Colonists arrive at the border crossing. A plume of smoke rises in the distance. Through binoculars, Nick sees the medevac helicopter leaving a refugee camp. An armed survivor suddenly pops up from behind an abandoned vehicle and shoots Luciana, then the entire armed group emerges and open fire onto the Colonists. Nick and Luciana hide behind a booth but are captured by one of the attackers.

The armed men separate Nick and Luciana and shove them to the ground.


Season 3[edit | edit source]

Season 3[edit | edit source]

"Eye of the Beholder"[edit | edit source]

After the events of "North", Soldiers bring Travis Manawa to a barrack and measure his height and weight. Travis watches as soldiers shoot a prisoner in a bathroom and write a number on his head. He’s then taken to a holding area full of people, where he sees Nick along with a wounded Luciana. Travis sidles over to Nick and quietly informs him that Madison Clark and Alicia Clark are also at the depot, and that they will figure out a way to escape.

In the storage room, Troy questions Travis about his connection to Madison, and his ethnicity. He’s impressed by Travis’ Maori “warrior” heritage. Travis tells Troy that Luciana is dying and requires immediate medical attention. Troy shrugs and declares that “everyone here dies", and orders Travis to sit.

Meanwhile, a fellow prisoner, Steven, asks Travis to help plan an escape. Their conversation is interrupted when soldiers take them to the “lab.” Travis, Nick, Luciana, Steven and a few others sit in a line as the next victim is dragged to the wall and shot. Willy and his comrade bet on which corpse will turn first. Travis convinces them to shoot him next, instead of Nick, claiming that Maori don't turn. As they chain him up, he attacks Willy and throws the other soldier at a freshly turned Infected. Travis, Nick, Luciana, and Steven escape in the chaos.

Troy tells Madison that they’re getting ready to evacuate the depot. He offers to release Travis if she and Alicia travel home with him. They hear a gunshot outside. Troy runs out of the office and locks the door behind him. His men fire at Luciana, Nick, Travis and Steven as they flee the barrack. The soldiers are gaining on them, so Travis tells Nick and Luciana to go on without him, and he stays behind. Steven leads Nick and Luciana to a sewer grate. Nick helps Luciana down, then follows behind her. Steven is shot up by the soldiers before he can descend. Willy slits Steven’s throat, and throws his body into the sewer, ensuring that he will turn and find Nick and Luciana.

Nick and Luciana make their way through sewer tunnels. Luciana urges Nick to leave her so that he can go on unburdened. He refuses and tells Luciana he will never leave her behind. Nick kicks down another sewer grate only to find a horde of Infected on the other side. He and Luciana flee back inside the tunnel. The horde follows.

Undead Steven attacks Nick in the tunnel. Alicia hears Nick’s cries, and follows the sound to the sewer grate. She peers down and sees Nick and Luciana below. Steven is on top of Nick and about to bite him. Alicia drops her knife down and Luciana puts down the undead Stephen. However, Soldiers apprehend Alicia before she can reconnect with her brother. Madison and Jake hear gunshots nearby. The infected Nick and Luciana encountered have emerged from the sewer and breached the barracks. The soldiers scramble to keep them back. The compound has been compromised, and chaos ensues.

Madison and Nick fight the infected, while Travis and Alicia help Luciana into a helicopter. Troy arrives in a truck and urges Madison and Nick to hop on board. The helicopter takes off with Travis, Alicia, and Luciana while Madison and Nick depart in a truck with Troy. Troy tells Madison that they’re all going to the same destination.

"The New Frontier"[edit | edit source]

At night, the helicopter pilot, Charlene Daley, navigates toward the ranch with Jake Otto by her side. Travis and Alicia tend to Luciana in the back. Jake wonders whether or not to gain more altitude, but decides against it. Out of nowhere, a round of bullets hits the chopper. As the chopper tries to evade the gunfire, Travis is shot and realizes he was shot in the stomach, and the bullet came out through his neck. Unable to do much else, Travis falls out of the helicopter to his death. As they arrive at Broke Jaw Ranch, Nick refuses to stay at the ranch, but Madison reminds him that this is their best shot at medical treatment for Luciana. Troy’s father, Jeremiah Otto, introduces himself to Madison and Nick and orders the guard to let them in. Otto shows Madison and Nick around the ranch and explains that he initially started the camp to prepare for the fall of democracy.

Back at their camp, Alicia tells Jake that Luciana is unconscious. She is worried that they won’t make it back to the ranch in time to save her. They decide to carry her together. Some hours later, a ranch guard looks through his binoculars and sees Jake and Alicia carrying Luciana toward the gate.

Madison joyfully reunites with Alicia. She looks for Travis, then falls to her knees with grief upon realizing that Travis is gone. Troy predicts that Luciana will soon die and takes out his gun to put her down. Nick begs him not to shoot, but Troy explains it’s their policy to keep dying patients out of the infirmary in case they turn. Nick offers to be the one to kill Luciana and Troy hands him his gun. Nick then turns the gun on Troy and demands Luciana receive treatment. Otto intervenes and agrees to treat Luciana in the infirmary if Nick hands back the gun and provided she has a pulse. Nick complies and Luciana is taken to the infirmary. Nick stands by Luciana’s side in the infirmary. He checks in with Alicia and holds her as she weeps over Travis’ death.

"Teotwawki"[edit | edit source]

Luciana is taken care by Nick at the infirmary. Luciana insists they leave the ranch as soon as she’s feeling better. Nick tells her, "I just want us all to feel safe in one place. I had a chance to make that happen. I had a chance to kill him." Luciana insists that wouldn't have made them safe and says Nick is not a killer.

Madison visits Luciana in the infirmary and asks about her wound, which is getting better. Luciana thanks her for waiting for her to heal before they leave. "I'm sorry for Travis," she said. "He saved my life." Madison insists he was a good man who saved them all. She explains that she doesn’t want to leave the ranch because Travis died trying to bring them there.

"Burning in Water, Drowning in Flame"[edit | edit source]

Nick brings breakfast to Luciana in their bunkhouse. She insists they leave the ranch and go for an old friend of hers in Mexicali. Nick hesitates because of his family, but relents and promises to leave with her once she's healthy enough to travel. Nick mentions that Luciana wants him to leave the ranch with her, but Madison wants him to stay. Otto asks Nick what he wants for himself. Nick takes Luciana on a candlelit picnic inside the burned ruins of Russell’s house. He talks excitedly about rebuilding the house and how beautiful it could be, but Luciana does not buy into Nick’s prospects of bright future. At night, when Nick is asleep, Luciana leaves Nick and sets up for Mexicali, leaving nothing behind but a letter to him.

"Sleigh Ride"[edit | edit source]

During Madison's dream sequence, she sees Luciana with Nick overlooking Alicia's grave. Nick and Luciana appear to be together and Luciana holds a baby. However, she does not say anything to Madison. When she tries to follow Nick and Luciana, they ignore her and drive off.

Luciana's current whereabouts are unknown.


Season 4[edit | edit source]

Luciana Galvez appears in Season 4.

Personality[edit | edit source]

Showrunner Dave Erickson describes her as a "badass soldier"[citation needed] and an "orphan of the apocalypse." Luciana is first shown adorning walker blood on her face, proving that she was smart enough to discover the 'apocalypse hack'. With Nick, which we can assume is because he's an outsider in the beginning, Luciana is bossy and isn't afraid to put him in his place. However, she's shown to be kind-hearted to children, just like Nick had been.

Relationship started out rocky, especially on her part, since she believes Nick to be incompetent. During their first days together, Luciana scolds Nick often and doesn't trust him. When they go on their first supply run, Nick steals something, putting them in a dangerous position. Luciana is led to believe that he did it for selfish reasons, but is pleasantly surprised when she sees Nick giving it to a orphaned, upset little girl. At the end of the episode "Pablo & Jessica", she initiated a kiss, leading them to spend the night together. From that moment on, its established that they have a bond. When Nick leaves due to approaching danger, he returns for Luciana and her people upon seeing a sign of rescue(a helicopter). And then realised it was a death camp[edit | edit source]

Francisco[edit | edit source]

Francisco was part of the group that found Nicholas, he defers to Luciana.

Alejandro Nunez[edit | edit source]

Alejandro and Luciana have a close relationship and have been in dangerous situations together. She defers to him. In "Pablo & Jessica" he tells Nick the story of how Luciana rescued him the day he was bitten by one of the dead. When it's revealed that Alejandro is not immune, due to his worsening state from a recent walker bite, Luciana is devastated and betrayed. He refers to Luciana as a daughter-figure but with him dying, she rejects his goodbyes, claiming she knows when to let people go. For Luciana and his people, Alejandro does one final good deed in his death, by destroying the gang approaching La Colonia.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Season 2
Episode Appearance Status
MonsterAbsent
We All Fall DownAbsent
OuroborosAbsent
Blood in the StreetsAbsent
CaptiveAbsent
Sicut CervusAbsent
ShivaAbsent
GrotesqueAppears
Los MuertosAppears
Do Not DisturbAbsent
Pablo & JessicaAppears
Pillar of SaltAppears
Date of DeathAbsent
WrathAppears
NorthAppears
Season 3
Episode Appearance Status
Eye of the BeholderAppears
The New FrontierAppears
TeotwawkiAppears
100Credit Only
Burning in Water, Drowning in FlameAppears
Red DirtCredit Only
The UnveilingCredit Only
Children of WrathCredit Only
MinotaurCredit Only
The DivinerCredit Only
La SerpienteCredit Only
Brother's KeeperCredit Only
This Land Is Your LandCredit Only
El MataderoCredit Only
Things Bad BegunCredit Only
Sleigh RideHallucination
Season 4
Episode Appearance Status
What's Your Story?Appears
Another Day in the DiamondAppears
Good Out HereAppears
BuriedAppears
LauraCredit Only
Just in CaseAppears
The Wrong Side of Where You Are NowAppears
No One's GoneAppears
People Like UsAppears
Close Your EyesCredit Only
The CodeCredit Only
WeakCredit Only
BlackjackAppears
MM 54Appears
I Lose People...Appears
... I Lose MyselfAppears
Season 5
Episode Appearance Status
Here to HelpAppears
The Hurt That Will HappenAppears
Humbug's GulchAppears
SkidmarkAppears
The End of EverythingCredit Only
The Little PrinceAppears
Still StandingAppears
Is Anybody Out There?Appears
Channel 4Appears
210 Words Per MinuteCredit Only
You're Still HereCredit Only
Ner TamidCredit Only
Leave What You Don'tAppears
Today and TomorrowMentioned
Channel 5Appears
End of the LineAppears

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