Open your mouth. Pressure differential. You'll pop your damn retina, man.
— Richards to Travis, Cobalt

Private First Class Richards is a character in Season 1 of AMC's Fear The Walking Dead. He is portrayed by Shane Dean, and first appears in the episode "Not Fade Away".[1]



Season 1Edit

Not Fade Away Edit

When the military begin to remove the distressed and risk prone civilians from the neighborhood, Bethany Exner has documented that Nicholas Clark is also going to be removed and taken to the facility. Richards tells Nicholas that it's a free medical facility provided by the U.S. Military, however he decides to run. Richards chases, and when he catches up to him, he clocks him in the face with his gun. Richards holds Madison Clark back while they take Nick away.

Cobalt Edit

Travis Manawa insists and speaks with Moyers, wanting to visit the facility that his family where taken to. Travis gets in the back of a Humvee with Richards, Castro, Moyers and Cole. Richards driving across town, Moyers is standing up and looking out at the town through the hatch as they go. Moyers tells them to stop and Richards pulls over, Moyers says he's found one. They all get out and a sniper rifle is set-up. Moyers looks through his binoculars and says "She's a ripe one". Moyers cocks the rifle and tell Travis to shoot the infected woman. Travis looks through the rifle, and Richards gives Travis pointers on how to hold it, and how to shoot the rifle. Richards informs Travis is leave his mouth open while shooting. Travis hesitates, and does not shoot, Moyers says "that's what I thought" and puts the woman down with a single shot.

The soldiers with Travis get a radio message about a squad pinned down in the library and divert off to help them. Over the radio they can hear the chaos and panic. They arrive at the West View Library. Richards and the other soldiers go into the building. The radio messages are panicked and chaotic: "there's too many", "behind you, behind you". Infected men and women are shot and thrown out of windows. The squad, minus Moyers, run out of the building followed by the infected. Richards throws a grenade, fragging the infected and they get back in the Humvee. Travis asks where Moyers is and Richards answers that "He ain't coming." With Moyers gone Sgt. Castro is now heading home to San Diego and his family. The soldiers drop Travis back within a few blocks of home and then he's on his own.

Gallery Edit


Season 1 appearances
Pilot So Close, Yet So Far The Dog Not Fade Away Cobalt The Good Man

Trivia Edit

  • Actor Bobby Naderi confirms the soldiers escaped LA, however it is not confirmed if they made it to San Diego.[2]

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