Luciana Galvez, affectionately referred to as Lucy, is the tritagonist and a survivor of the outbreak in AMC's Fear The Walking Dead. She was a former scout for La Colonia, a survivor community in Tijuana, Baja California. She was a brief resident of the Broke Jaw Ranch community. She was a former resident of the Dell Diamond Baseball Stadium community and is currently a member of Althea's Group.
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 Nick 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, 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 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 and Alicia 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, navigates toward the ranch with Jake 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.
In the past, Luciana, Alicia, Strand and Nick wake up at their new home in a baseball stadium. They begin their daily routine and then start working on projects around the stadium.
Luciana is ready to head out with Strand, Madison and Alicia. Nick stays behind. Nick asks Luciana to bring back a new book for Charlie. Madison, Alicia, Strand and Luciana leave without Nick.
In the car, Luciana remarks that Nick should leave the stadium at some point. Madison notes that Luciana wasn’t there when she found Nick and says that Nick just needs to feel safe. Luciana and the group arrives in a deserted town. They split up to find Charlie’s family. Strand and Luciana enter a store that has been picked clean.
Luciana predicts that Madison won’t go back until she has performed a thorough search. Strand points out that he would not be alive if it weren’t for Madison’s determination. To this day, he's not sure why she saved him after he betrayed her at the dam. Luciana tells him to ask her when he gets the chance.
Luciana and Strand receive three static bursts and realize that Madison is in trouble. They surround Naomi, who held Madison at gunpoint and she runs to the top of an oil tank and falls through the roof. Madison jumps in after her and helps Naomi fight Infected in a pool of oil. Alicia and Strand pry open the hatch to the tank and kill the remaining Infected.
Later, at night, Luciana finds a copy of “The Little Prince” in the camp. Naomi insists that she’s not from the area and doesn’t know who led the Infected into the tank. After hearing more Infected snarling, they decide to leave.
Luciana's crew return to the stadium and rams into the Infected with their truck, saving Nick in time. Strand, Douglas and Cole push Nick’s truck back toward the stadium. Luciana sees something in the distance and yells at them to ditch the car and get back inside. An army of trucks and campers parks in the lot, refusing to leave until they give them all of their supples.
The next morning, Luciana walks outside and lays: "The Little Prince” by Charlie’s RV. She leaves without saying a word. Charlie watches from a window with sadness.
On the road, Luciana and her group hold Morgan, John and Althea at gunpoint. Luciana finds a white “51” flag in the SWAT vehicle and accuses them of belonging to Mel’s group. Al insists she doesn’t know the significance of the flag, but Alicia orders them to show them where they found the flag. They get on the SWAT truck and drive.
Luciana is shown dring the SWAT truck while Nick, Alicia and Strand hold Morgan, Althea, and John prisoner in the SWAT truck. Al reveals that she only gave them partial directions to the location with the numbered flag. She agrees to provide the rest of the directions on the condition that they tell her their stories. She escapes from her bonds and attacks Nick, causing him to jostle Luciana in the driver’s seat. Luciana swerves off the road and crashes. The noise attracts a herd of Infected towards the truck.
John and Al unsuccessfully try to extract the SWAT truck from the mud. Luciana offers to locate a tow truck but demands that she, Alicia, Nick and Strand, who are all now captives, be released. Al cuts their bonds but holds Nick hostage. Morgan offers to stay with Nick while the others find the tow truck.
Luciana leads the group to a service station and points to a truck with wire cable. Luciana’s group returns to the SWAT truck and finds it swarming with Infected. John spots an arrow left by Morgan to indicate the direction that he and Nick went. Alicia offers to help tow the truck while Luciana and John look for Morgan and Nick.
Luciana tells John that she once left Nick, even though she loved him. They find Nick and Morgan and the rest of the crew rolls up in the van. After a while, Nick gets shot in the chest by Charlie. Luciana and Alicia come across a bleeding out Nick. Alicia goes after a fleeing Charlie, but she’s vanished. Luciana and Alicia tend to Nick, but he dies shortly after. Alicia, Luciana and Strand mourn over Nick’s body.
Lucian rides in the SWAT van with Nick’s body. In a flashback, Althea videotapes Luciana as she plunges a knife into Nick’s head to keep him from turning. In the SWAT van, Strand informs Althea that his group is ready to tell their stories. Althea turns on her video camera and asks the group how they ended up in their current situation. Luciana explains that everything traces back to one particular day.
In a flashback, Luciana watches Vultures unload supplies outside the stadium. In the SWAT van, she explains to Althea that it had been a couple of weeks since the Vultures’ arrival and rations were getting low.
Luciana, Nick, Alicia, Strand and Cole eat breakfast at the stadium. Madison distributes maps of potential supply locations that the Vultures might have missed.
Luciana and Nick drive up to a library. Luciana argues that they won’t find any food in the library, but Nick nevertheless goes inside. In the SWAT van, Luciana tells Althea that she went inside because she thought it would be good for Nick. While seaching, Nick finds a cat poster inside the library and looks for books. He argues that people need reasons to stay in the community, besides food. Luciana realizes that Nick is thinking about Charlie. She agrees that they should help Charlie but in a different way.
In the SWAT van, Luciana tells Althea that Charlie was beyond help after she killed Nick. Luciana and Nick's journey continues as they come across a walkers tied to a wall. It is presumably a librarian. Nick puts it down and realizes the human killed himself. Luciana and Nick disagree on what the future can look like. Nearby, Luciana finds a road atlas of the southwestern U.S. She proposes that they pick a random page and then relocate their community to that location. Luciana tells Althea that she should never have opened the road atlas.
Luciana and Nick pick a page in the atlas. Nick gets an idea while looking at the atlas. He returns to the stadium with Luciana and shows the map to Madison. He suggests they range further north than the Vultures to find seeds and fertilizer to bring back to the stadium. Madison agrees.
In the present, Luciana and everyone recalls this day as the day everything at the stadium want wrong because they should have convinced Madison to leave or found a different place to go. They declare that Nick is dead because they wanted to believe the stadium would work out.
John stops the SWAT van. Luciana’s group gets out to dig a grave for Nick. Eventually, their shovels hit something. Rather than burying Nick, they have Althea bring them to the spot to dig up a cache of guns. They're planning to kill the Vultures. They ask Althea to drive them, with the promise of showing her how their story ends. Althea agrees.
Luciana’s group buries Nick under a nearby tree then loads the guns into the SWAT van. John recognizes Naomi’s backpack. John finds the Colt in the backpack and realizes that Naomi is Laura. Luciana and Alicia tells him that Naomi did not make it out and she died at the stadium. John and Morgan choose to stay behind as everyone leaves in the van to go after the Vultures.
Luciana, Althea and her group speed toward the Vultures’ next meeting spot. Alicia interrogates Althea about the SWAT vehicle’s firepower, but Althea makes it clear that she only records events and will not participate in their fight.
In the past, Luciana, Nick and Strand consult the road atlas to find a location that might yield seeds and fertilizer. Luciana asks Strand where he found the car with food. Strand concocts a story and sees Cole glaring at him.
Luciana, Nick and Alicia stride up to Mel as Madison, Strand, and Naomi return to the stadium with plants and fertilizer. Mel and the Vultures vacate the parking lot upon realizing that Madison’s group will survive longer than expected.
Back in the present, Luciana and her group wait for the Vultures at their designated meeting spot. They see a van approach. Morgan and John get out of the van. They forces them to their knees. Morgan explains that they warned the Vultures to stay away. A moment later, Mel and his Vultures arrive in their vehicles and face off with Luciana’s group. Suddenly, a Land Rover pulls up, and Naomi steps out. John walks toward her. Alicia shoots at Naomi but accidentally hits John stepping in the way. He falls to the ground.
Luciana and her group exchange gunfire with the Vultures. During the shootout, Luciana comes upon Charlie and aims at her. Charlie apologizes and Luciana attempts to kills her, but ultimately shoots Edgar behind her instead, which gives Charlie time to escape. As Charlie leaves with Althea's group, Luciana, Alicia and Strand fire at the truck as it leaves.
In the past, Luciana and others farm and move water at the baseball stadium. Nick points out this food won't be ready for months but the rations will get them through. "Did you ever think we weren't gonna make it?" he asks. Luciana tells him it's better in their home.
In the present, Luciana, Alicia and Strand predict that Naomi is heading for the stadium. Luciana, Alicia, and Strand come up with a plan in the truck before Alicia heads out to finish off Mel.
In the past, Luciana witness Madison exiling Mel out of their home. Luciana, Nick and Alicia inform Charlie that they sent Mel away. Charlie checks in with Mel via walkie then loses reception. Charlie begs Luciana and the other two to help Mel. Luciana stays behind while Alicia and Nick leave the stadium to find Mel, without informing Madison.
Later on, Ennis and the Vultures open the trucks and release the Infected. A massive herd makes its way toward the stadium gates. Madison orders someone to get the irrigation truck then runs toward the gate to help Nick and Alicia. Strand and Luciana join her.
Luciana will appear in this episode.
The list shows the victims Luciana has killed:
- Steven (Zombified)
- Willy (Caused)
- Nicholas Clark (Before Reanimation)
- Ingrid (Possibly, Off-Screen)
- Edgar (Alive)
- At least 1 Vulture
- Numerous counts of zombies
Luciana and Nick have an increasingly close relationship. They confide in each other and spend a lot of 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. When Nick is killed by Charlie, she is shocked as her boyfriend was just murdered.
Francisco was part of the group that found Nick Clark, 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 Clark 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.
Luciana and Jeremiah did not interact much. From Luciana's point of view, she viewed life at Broke Jaw Ranch miserable as many residents were racist. She indirectly referenced Jeremiah Otto as a reason she left the community to go to Mexicali.
Luciana and Charlie have a very tense relationship. The two of them are not seen interacting much, but from Charlie's actions towards the Dell Diamond, Luciana is increasingly cold to her. In "The Wrong Side of Where You Are Now" Luciana stumbles upon Charlie hiding behind a car in the ensuing conflict between the Vultures and the main group. Luciana hesitantly aims her weapon at Charlie but is distracted by Edgar. By the time she turns around, Charlie had already ran away.
- The casting call for this character used the name Lidia.
- She was described as "Latina. Early to mid 20's. A tough, captivating woman who was raised on the streets and can hold her own in any situation".
- She is the last known survivor of La Colonia to be alive.
- Luciana is the longest living character who is not a member of the original group, and the third longest living in total being Alicia and Strand.
- Luciana is the only character introduced in Season 2 to still be confirmed alive.