Zombie Cliche Lookout:
In our normal world where we don’t have to worry about zombies killing and eating our loved ones, saying goodbye is tough. Especially when we know we won’t see that person again for a long time, or perhaps ever. If you have an aging family member whom you don’t see too often, you know exactly what I mean. You could leave one day, and never be able to see them again. This is made even worse when the person in question also has medical troubles. Furthermore, you never can say when some unfortunate thing might happen.
The point of all this? Make sure your loved ones know they’re loved, because even when it’s not the zombie apocalypse, you never can tell when a “goodbye” will be the last. And before anyone asks, no, no one has died in my life recently. This is just the theme I’ve been building toward with this story arc. Nothing personal going on.
About this Episode:
And with this, we’re wrapping up this story arc. I know, you guys probably wanted to see Tara go and pack up her stuff, agonizing over what to bring with her and what to leave behind, but sometimes you just have to cut things for the good of pacing.
Discussion Question: It’s Time to Leave
The zombies are here, and things are falling apart rapidly (like in the beginning of the 2004 remake of Dawn of the Dead). You need to grab whatever you can and get the hell out of here to try to find safety. The thing is, wherever you’re reading this is where you’re leaving from, which should radically change the items you have available. I, for instance, am at work, so I wouldn’t have a whole lot to grab. I would, however, take the box of granola bars from my desk, a full water bottle, and my briefcase which has a multi-tool and a few other useful items in it.