The Walking Dead:
Season: 5 / Episode: 5
Date: November 9, 2014
This Television Episode shows The Shape of Things to Come written by H.G. Wells
Dr. Eugene Porter is shown reading this book on the back of a firetruck
In flashbacks, Abraham kills several men who have assaulted his family. Frightened, his family abandons him while he's sleeping, and Abraham soon discovers they've been eaten by walkers. He prepares to shoot himself when he encounters Eugene, who is being attacked by walkers. After being saved, Eugene tells Abraham he's on a very important mission, an obvious lie used to enlist Abraham's continued protection. In the present, a damaged engine in the church bus disrupts Abraham's view, leading the bus to flip over when it collides with a car. The group escapes just before the bus bursts into flames, and they find shelter in a nearby library. That night, Eugene watches Abraham and Rosita have sex. He's discovered by Tara, to whom he confesses that he intentionally sabotaged the bus. When asked why he did it, Eugene reveals his fear of being outcast from the group even if he were able to save the world. Tara reassures him that he is a friend, and the group would never do that, regardless of the outcome; she offers to keep his involvement in the bus crash a secret. The next morning, the group locates a fire truck; they are able to get it running but are forced to stop after spotting hundreds of walkers ahead on their route. Abraham pressures the group to move forward, while Glenn begs him to find a safer route. Refusing to comply, Abraham drags Eugene towards the truck out of frustration, causing a scuffle amongst the group that results in Eugene's confessing that he's not a scientist and that he sabotaged the church bus. To the shocked group, Eugene explains that he used his intelligence and his ability to lie to convince Abraham to lead him to Washington, D.C., which he believes is the best possible place to survive. An enraged Abraham punches and knocks out Eugene, nearly killing him after he falls face-first into the pavement. Abraham then walks away and collapses to his knees shortly afterward, in shock and disbelief.