Zombie Cliche Lookout: Break!
There’s an old horror movie cliche about sticking together. When a group of characters split up in a dangerous situation (e.g. a town full of zombies), they can get picked off in smaller groups. Without the benefit of numbers, the monsters have a lot of advantages. This is such a well worn trope that it’s more surprising these days when you see it played straight, rather than characters intelligently discussing it, then opting to stay together.
While this particular trope makes an excellent point, what happens when you have a lot to do in a very short amount of time? What if, for instance, you only have a few minutes to grab supplies and load up before a giant horde of zombies shows up to eat your face? Well then, dividing and conquering might start making a little more sense.
About this Episode:
Well, it looks like their quest for supplies is going to be mostly a failure. Not only do they not have time to really stock up, but they might be bringing zombies home with them. Nice going, guys.
Discussion Question: Quick, Prioritize!
The zombies are closing in, and your barricades aren’t going to hold up. Look around, you’ve got maybe five minutes before escape is impossible. What do you grab from what is immediately around you to help with your survival down the road?
No cheating. If you’re reading this episode in the bathroom (and, by the way, why are you doing that?), make sure you count the time to get into a room that has useful stuff in it.
I’m at the office, about 85 miles away from my home and family (note: I’m writing this on my lunch break, they don’t let me play with my LEGO here, unfortunately). I’d grab my phone, backpack, keys, and Nalgene, and get the hell out of here. If I can make it to my car, I’ll be in better shape since I keep a bunch of crap in my trunk in case I get stranded somewhere.