Zombie Cliche Lookout: Collateral Damage
In most zombie stories, people fire weapons with reckless abandon. It’s sort of one of the guilty pleasures of living in the zombie apocalypse: you can be completely negligent if you want to, and who wouldn’t? People walk around with their fingers on the triggers (which makes me absolutely crazy to see on TV and in movies), they shoot randomly without clear targets, and constantly point their guns at each other to win points in an argument. These are all things that, in real life, would almost certainly lead to tragedy sooner or later.
Of course, sometimes reality does rear its ugly head, although this is usually only done to prove a specific point or setup a plot obstacle.
About this Episode:
I was really tempted to have Murphy directly address the fact that Brent had shot him, but it just seemed petty and mean spirited. Ultimately, I thought it was funnier when he simply strongly implied it instead. It’s going to take Brent a while to live that one down.
Discussion Question: Biggest Fear
In the last episode, I asked everyone here what their scariest nightmare was, and you guys had some incredible stories. I want to do something similar this time around, and talk about the things that you’re most afraid of. Like last time, I’ll go first.
My first fear, and one I’m fairly certain I’ve addressed here a time or two, is crowds. They make me very, very uncomfortable, and I avoid them at all cost. When I can’t avoid them, I can feel my pulse getting faster and my blood pressure ticking up. I’m also not a big fan of heights, especially after almost falling off my parents’ roof a couple of years ago when I was helping them with new shingles. I won’t be going up on a roof again any time soon.