One definite conundrum that anyone attempting to survive during an all-out collapse of society will be forced to deal with is being broached this season on The Walking Dead. It was the central question of the interactions between Rick and Daryl last week, and it was all about whether it is wisdom or folly to be actively looking for other survivors to bring into their little community or to interact with. This week's episode continues exploring that theme with the introduction of the possibility for trade and relations between multiple communities of survivors.
One thing I've always enjoyed and respected about this show is that it doesn't shy away from the fact that other people are always the real villains with the zombies as more of a dangerous part of the setting for the story. Knowing that to be true and having learned it the really hard way, Rick had previously turned against such inclusiveness, but he is now being portrayed as having changed his mind yet again and basically having traded philosophies with Daryl, who is now seen to be less ready to give strangers a chance. As readers of Backwoods Survival Blog, you may or may not recall that my own personal philosophy is one of skepticism; I am a firm believer that survival requires a community when you look at it from the macro, long-game perspective, but I also believe choosing that community should be a task entered into very carefully and that trust must be duly earned, seeing as how we are talking about a scenario where lives could be at stake.
The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season [Blu-ray] --- [DVD]
The Walking Dead: The Complete Second Season [Blu-ray] --- [DVD]
The Walking Dead: The Complete Third Season [Blu-ray] --- [DVD]
The Walking Dead: The Complete Fourth Season [Blu-ray] --- [DVD]
The Walking Dead: The Complete Fifth Season [Blu-ray] --- [DVD]
My previous reviews for the prequel series "Fear The Walking Dead":
Episode 1 - Episode 2 - Episode 3 - Episode 4 - Episode 5 - Episode 6
My previous reviews for this series can be accessed by clicking the links below: