Zombie Cliché Lookout: Getting on the Same Page
This is one that I wish would come up more often in zombie stories: people taking a quick minute to make sure that everyone in the group is on the same page. All it would take is quick, casual conversation to ensure that people aren’t operating on partial information, jumping to conclusions, or behaving irrationally due to ignorance-based paranoia.
For instance, had Murphy neglected to tell Cheryl and Stewart what had happened to Sam, who knows what irritating bullshit might have happened. Perhaps Stewart might have a chance to rescue Sam, but decided not to because he’s still operating under the assumption the Sam left of his own volition.
And do you know why? Because I absolutely, positively hate those sorts of plot contrivances. Other stupid plot contrivances, on the other hand, are fair game. You’ve been warned.
About this Episode:
I wanted to include people getting into the car in the background of these shots. Loading in the supplies, getting into the vehicle in an orderly fashion, that sort of thing. But the lack of actual doors on the car didn’t make that super… possible.
So instead, you can kind of sort of see people milling about the car. Not quite what I was going for, but sometimes you’ve got to play the hands you’re dealt.
Discussion Question: The Big Team Up
This one’s a little lighter than most of our discussion question. The zombies are here, the government has collapsed, and everyone is on their own. You and a partner of you choice are up against the unstoppable horde of the walking dead. The big question is, who’s your partner going to be?
Bruce Campbell? Snake Plissken? Salma Hayek? It’s probably going to be Selma Hayek, isn’t it? Whoever it is, give us the who and the why.