Episode 444: Primal Scream
Zombie Cliche Lookout: Pressure Release
Once again I’m tapping into a non-zombie cliche for this one, but I still think it works. People in movies yell. They yell a lot, or at least a lot more than the people I know, and I know some pretty loud people. They scream particularly loud and often when something bad happens. When they get screwed over by the bad guy. When their scheme doesn’t work. When a loved one dies.
And what, you might ask, do they scream? Excellent question. There are a lot of popular choices. Shouting the bad guy’s name is always a fun one. “Mendoooooza!” springs rapidly to mind (from The Simpsons, and probably a few other things). Another popular choice is simply yelling “No”, with bonus points for drawing it out to a ridiculous degree. Need an example, watch the last execrable Star Wars prequel, Revenge of the Sith. Or actually, don’t watch it. It’s awful.
Finally, yelling the name of your deceased loved one is a good way to show your simultaneous grief and rage. You know, if you’re into that sort of thing.
About this Episode:
Well, this is the end of our Sam flashbacks. It’s been quite a ride. Well, I think so anyway. I’m really happy with how the story came out here, and I hope it changed some of your perspectives on Sam. For you flashback haters, don’t worry, this is the last one for a while.
Discussion Question: Who’s Next?
We’ve been focusing on Sam for quite a bit now (and he’s got a few more episodes to round out his arc), but it’s going to be time to switch to another set of characters soon. So the natural question is, who does everyone want to see and why? Stewart and Cheryl? Barb, Ted, and
Murphy Clark (Oops, Murphy isn’t with those guys)? Let me know.