Zombie Cliche Lookout: Moving On
I’ve probably mentioned this a time or two, but dealing with interpersonal conflicts while also trying to survive the zombie apocalypse is no easy feat. You’re much better off making amends with people and building trust than holding on to any resentment. After all, you’re going to need to have their backs, and trust that they’ll have yours when the shit hits the fan. If there’s too much unsettled drama there, no one knows who they can count on. That lack of trust can be deadly.
Of course, if you know you can’t trust someone, you should either cut them loose or never depend on them in your planning. Just look at Steve from the 2004 Dawn of the Dead remake. The rest of the group counted on that jerk, and almost got wiped out as a result. Make amends or cut your losses. Anything else is too much risk.
About this Episode:
Whenever I see characters shake hands in a movie or TV show, I always think of my favorite movie handshake: the one between Arnold Schwarzenegger and Carl Weathers in Predator. That’s the reason for the mouseover text. And, just in case you don’t know what I’m talking about:
Discussion Question: Who Should be Apologizing?
It’s been a hell of a long time since Sam and Stewart have seen each other, at least as far as people reading this are concerned (it’s been a few days in terms of the actual comic). I, like probably many of you, don’t recall all details, and had to go back and re-read a bit. For those of you who haven’t re-read, who do you recall being in the wrong, and why? Same question for those of you who have, but let me know if your memory changed before and after reviewing things. Also: did Sam going outside to act as a diversion make any difference to the score between the two characters?