Zombie Cliche Lookout: An Appeal
Whenever characters are captured and in the clutches on an antagonists – not necessarily a bad guy – they’ll generally try to appeal to the antagonist in some way, often starting by clearing up any misunderstandings. After all, you don’t want the unstable looking guy pointing two guns at you to be under the wrong impression about your motives, do you?
Once the air is cleared – or an attempt is at least made – it’s time to start appealing to their good side. It’s time to bring them into the fold. They can’t kill you, because you’re one of them. You want them in your group, and you want to be in theirs. Does it work? Sometimes. Not always.
About this Episode:
So in our last installment, Murphy mentioned that his pistol was almost empty, which I thought sounded vaguely threatening. In my mind I pictured the line as a setup, perhaps like something he would say just before attacking Lou
Oddly enough, this is not at all what I intended when I wrote in initially, and it wasn’t something that really occurred to me until a couple days after I edited the episode together. I thought it was a sort of interesting coincidence, and thought it was worth playing up nevertheless, hence Lou’s response in this episode.
Discussion Question: Begging for Your Life?
Let’s say you’re in Murphy or Brent’s shoes. You’re unarmed, and this dude is pointing a couple guns at you, possibly because he’s crazy. You, naturally, want to live. Talk him out of killing you and making a lampshade out of your skin (wow, that got kind of dark there, didn’t it?).