Zombie Cliche Lookout: Push Up Its Head
When it comes to zombies, you’ve got to shoot’em in the head. Everyone knows that. Small children and the very elderly know that. And shooting zombies in the heads is all fine and good when the zombies are sufficiently downrange and you have plenty of time to take aim. It’s still challenging – probably more challenging than the average person could rise to – but it’s at least reasonable. The challenge comes when that zombie is closer, there are innocent people in the way, and you don’t have any time to aim. Like, say, if the zombie is wrestling around with the person you’re trying to save.
So what do people generally do in these circumstances? They tell the person doing the zombie wrangling to push up the zombie’s head to allow for a clear shot. That’s great in movies where the good guys are all Olympic-level marksman, but in real life, it would get a lot of people in a lot of trouble.
And let’s not forget about all the infected gore that would erupt out of the would should the person happen to make the shot successfully.
About this Episode:
So we’re finally getting to see Ted’s family. Granted, they’re in the distance, partially blocked, and out-of-focus, but there they are. We’re also getting to see a zombie, and I’m very curious to see if anyone knows who this fellow is. Avid readers should be able to figure it out.
Discussion Question: How Do You Help Ted?
Put yourself in Barb’s shoes. You’re a nurse and have managed to get your hands on a 12 guage and a .44 revolver. You managed to off some criminals with the shotgun, but who knows how comfortable you really are with firearms. Your buddy is struggling with zombies across the room. Do you take a shot and hope to hit the zombie and miss your friend, or is it time to think about Plan B?