About this Episode:
The police officer is named after famed behaviorist B.F. Skinner, inventor of the Skinner Box. This isn’t really significant of anything, that’s just the name a friend suggested and I liked it. Still, read up on the guy; he was quite an interesting fellow.
Zombie Cliché Lookout:
Rationalization is a powerful force for coping with various troubles, like sacrificing the life of a stranger to help a friend/family member. Characters, especially those that border on evil yet project themselves as being moral, often employ this mechanism – sometimes in tandem with trivializing the event – to deal with the stresses their unsavory actions bring. It’s a lot easier to put someone in harm’s way (like forcing them to act as a diversion for the zombies while you escape to safety) if you tell yourself that they’re a bad person and that they’ve got this coming to them.