Zombie Cliche Lookout: Trust Issues
Surviving the zombie apocalypse isn’t likely something people will be able to do by themselves. People will need to band together in order to survive. That’s easy enough if you happen to know all the people you find yourself with, but most people aren’t that lucky. Odds are, most groups of survivors will have started out as complete strangers. In the early days of the zombie outbreak, it might be a little easier to trust others, but as people get more desperate, trust is going to become a very expensive commodity.
It becomes even harder to trust others when there is some sort of resource or power imbalance. For instance, Survivor A will have a hard time trusting Survivor B when A happens to control a large store of food and water, and B has almost nothing. On the other hand, if Survivor B has a number of weapons and other people with him, the threat he presents to Survivor A would affect the trust in another way.
About this Episode:
Whoever is inside sounds like they might be reasonable. At the same time, they seem like they want to make sure Sam isn’t just looking to score some narcotics.
Discussion Question: Helping Out
You’re in the midst of the zombie apocalypse, and have managed to find shelter someplace that has plenty of resources to keep you going for the foreseeable future. The only problem is that your shelter location is extremely desirable, and less scrupulous survivors could easily try to take it by force. Suddenly, someone is outside the door, alone, needing some of the supplies that you have. He seems desperate, but friendly enough.
What do you do? After all, you don’t actually own any of the supplies you happen to have at the moment, but you can never tell what a person’s real motivation is, or if they’re working with others.