|“||I don’t care about building a fire (...) I got a stove. I got heat. I’m good.||”|
— Travis Manawa to Russell., Pilot
Nothing is known about Russell before the apocalypse, except that he attend Paul R. Williams High School.
Russell is asleep during Travis Manawa's English class, until he is woken up by Travis. After being asked, he initially struggles to understand the idea of Jack London's short story "The Art of Making Fire," until Travis coaxes him into revealing the correct answer.
|So Close, Yet So Far||Absent|
|Not Fade Away||Absent|
|The Good Man||Absent|