Zombie Cliche Lookout: Move Along, Pal
One subject we talk about a lot around here is how having multiple people around makes survival easier. Of course, there are some pretty major limitations to that maxim. For instance, a survivor who has managed to safely barricade themselves inside a building, with a decent supply of supplies and has managed to avoid the attention of the roaming zombies outside, would be taking a huge risk in opening his door to someone outside. You know absolutely nothing about that person. They could be hiding a zombie bite. They could be drawing the survivor out only to murder them and take the safe house. They could be running away from a small army of zombies that will soon surround the once-safe house.
Locking the door and telling the person to move on might just be the safest thing to do. Of course, at that point they know someone is there, and who knows what they’ll do with that information. Of course, if you stay quiet, they might assume the building is empty and try to force their way inside to safety. It’s a tough call either way.
About this Episode:
Poor Sam just can’t seem to catch a break. After killing Emma’s whole family, he is forced to leave her. He invites her to join him on his lonely and desperate quest for survival, but she cruelly declines and stays in her well stocked urban fortress. And now, some person he doesn’t even know won’t let him come in out of the dark.
It’s hard to be Sam.
Discussion Question: Would You Open the Door?
Let’s say you’re the lucky person I described in the zombie cliche lookout above. Someone knocks at your door, desperate for help. They have an improvised weapon and a backpack that might have supplies, but you know nothing else about them. Would you take the risk of opening the door?