Zombie Cliche Lookout: Old News
Survival groups have to be pretty fluid to survive the zombie apocalypse. People will come and go. Sometimes voluntarily, sometimes people will be forced out by circumstances. And, of course, sometimes they’ll be eaten by zombies. This means that, as times passes, the chances that old companions will be reunited becomes more and more likely. However, due to the nature of the zombie apocalypse, people are going to change much more rapidly than they would in a more stable world. That friend that got separated a couple of months ago when the zombies broke through your defences? He might be a very different person when you meet again.
About this Episode:
This is a plot thread I’ve been eager to get to ever since Sam got snatched up a couple hundred episodes back. Sam has had quite a rough go of it since he volunteered to act as a diversion to allow his friends to escape. Of course, the odds that he’d be rescued by his buddies after his daring act was pretty slim, but one imagines he’s none too happy that a rescue hadn’t been mounted yet. Of course, Cheryl and company have been dealing with their own share of problems.
Discussion Question: Feeling Salty?
Once again, I’m going to ask you to step into the shoes of one of the characters, Sam in this case. You managed to survive carrying a boombox into a horde of zombies, getting kidnapped by crazy survivalists, and even a trigger-happy and confused old man. You’re stronger and more confident than you’ve ever been. So how do you feel when you are suddenly reunited with one of the people you acted as a human shield for? Is this a happy reunion, or are you angry at their lack of attempts to find and rescue you?