|“||It doesn't matter how you die, you come back. We all come back.||”|
Liza Ortiz is a trainee nurse who used to be married to Travis Manawa. They have a son, Chris.
Liza is a no-nonsense person, a single mother working her way through nursing school. Nursing has been her dream and, now that she's on her own, she is pursuing it.
Liza calls Travis, her ex-husband, to ask him if plans for the weekend are still on. The plans were for Christopher Manawa, Liza and Travis' son, to spend the weekend with Travis and the rest of the Clark family. Travis asks to speak with Chris - who isn't keen and the call just doesn't go well. After trying to persuade his teenage son to spend the weekend with his father's new family (can't think why that doesn't go well) Travis loses patience and speaks again to Liza saying "Keep him." before hanging up on her with no goodbyes.
Main Article: Liza Ortiz/Season 1/Not Fade Away
Liza becomes involved with caring for the sick in the Safe Zone and comes to the attention of Dr Exner who approves of what she's been doiing. Exner unexpectedly invites her to come and work at The Military Hospital and Liza goes with her.
Main Article: Liza Ortiz/Season 1/The Good Man
The Clark and Salazar families leave the Safe Zone and come to the The Military Hospital for her, Griselda and Nick. Liza has tried to arrange for the safety of Chris and Travis but, largely due to Daniel's actions she is overtaken by events. She rejoins the families but is bitten in the fighting and chooses to die quickly rather than slowly and thereby risk turning.
Chris and the group bring Liza's corpse aboard Strand's yacht, Abigail. While Travis organizes an impromptu memorial service for her with everyone attending, Chris storms over and dumps his mother's body into the ocean, refusing to say any last words.
|Season 1 appearances|
|Pilot||So Close, Yet So Far||The Dog||Not Fade Away||Cobalt||The Good Man|
|Season 2 appearances|
|Monster||We All Fall Down||Ouroboros||Blood in the Streets||Captive|
|Sicut Cervus||Shiva||Grotesque||Los Muertos||Do Not Disturb|
|Pablo & Jessica||Pillar of Salt||Date of Death||Wrath||North|
- Travis - Ex-husband
- Chris - Son, with Travis
- Madison - Ex-husband's fiance
- Griselda Salazar
- Bethany Exner
- Hector Ramirez
- Cynthia Ramirez
- The character Liza was originally called "Andrea Chapman" for the casting calls
- The character of Liza wasn't originally intended to be Latina.
- In the original casting call this character was described in a way that doesn't really match with Liza as she is played by Elizabeth Rodriguez, as "A somewhat wilted flower child, forty-something Andrea has retreated to the outskirts of the city to recover after a divorce"
- ↑ "Pilot"
- ↑ AMC's Liza Ortiz bio
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Season 1
- ↑ From the FTWD Panel at SDCC2015, video on the wiki