Luciana Galvez is a character who appears in Season 2b of Fear the Walking Dead. She is a resident of La Colonia. She is a combination of recruiter and supply runner for the La Colonia community. She leads the group that rescues Nicholas Clark when they find him in the barber shop. She has been described by the actress portraying her (Danay Garcia) 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 fate and whereabouts are unknown.
Showrunner Dave Erickson describes her as a "badass soldier" and an "orphan of the apocalypse." She and Nick form a bond, but she is not shy about putting Nick in his place.
Luciana and Nick have an increasingly close relationship. They confide in each other and spend a lot of time time together. At the end of the episode "Pablo & Jessica" they kissed in a manner that seemed to suggest Luciana was going to stay for the night. In an interview, showrunner Dave Erickson said while they will have a bond, Luciana will keep Nick in his place.
Francisco was part of the group that found Nicholas, he defers to Luciana.
Alejandro and Luciana have a close working 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. The story he tells him fits with the story told Nick by Luciana.
|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|
|Females||Alicia Clark • Liza Ortiz • Ofelia Salazar • Gloria • Bethany Exner • Griselda Salazar • ND Infected Woman • High School Student • Physics Teacher • Cheer Captain • National Guard Driver • Nurse • Student 1 • Gonzales • Joanna Cruz • Woman (So Close, Yet So Far) • Susan Tran • Guardswoman • Gladys • Girl With Doll • Maria Thompson • Cynthia Ramirez • Thompson Daughter 1 • Thompson Daughter 2 • Kimberly • Deirdre • Internee 3 • Alex • Suzanne • Connie|
|Alive||Nicholas Clark • Madison Clark • Alicia Clark • Victor Strand • Richards • Jones • Daniel Salazar • Tobias • Castro • Faculty Member • Neighbor • Girl With Doll • Andrew Adams • Cole • Maria Thompson • Neighbor 1 • Thompson Daughter 1 • Thompson Daughter 2 • Johnson • Alex • Jack Kipling • Harry Geary • Seth Geary • Vida • Sofia • Geary family • Luciana Galvez • Juan • Elena Reyes • Hector Reyes|
|La Colonia Residents||Nicholas Clark • Luciana Galvez • Alejandro Nuñez • Reynaldo|