Zombie Cliche Lookout: Uncomfortable Questions
Once again, today’s cliche goes beyond the zombie genre. It’s actually a staple of drama in general. I’m speaking, of course, of confronting an untrustworthy character about their lies, or perceived lies. Typically speaking, this is a turning point moment in the plot, or at least in the relationship between these characters. It is at this point when a character realizes that the other person isn’t trustworthy, and can start acting accordingly.
Naturally, there are multiple ways for a person to approach this. More canny characters might decide to keep this knowledge close to their chest. They understand the other person isn’t trustworthy, but don’t confront them. Instead they simply sit back and observe. On the other hand, you can take the direct approach and simply confront the liar. That can be cathartic, but might not yield as much in the long term.
About this Episode:
Like the last episode, the photo quality here is higher than normal, and I honestly can’t figure out what I did differently. Needless to say, that’s pretty frustrating. One of these days, I need to take a real photography class to actually get better at this, rather that just playing around and watching the occasional YouTube tutorial.
Discussion Question: Clark’s Play
Put yourself in Clark’s shoes. You’ve just been confronted by Barb, and basically accused of doing something to Vicky and the kids. You’ve got a couple of options available to you, but keep in mind that Barb isn’t in a trusting mood. You can make denials. You can tell the truth. Or you can throw her for a loop and try a completely different tack. What’s your play, and why? Take this one step further: how will Barb react, and where will this ultimately leave the two of you?