The Walking Dead, Survival Rule Of The Week: It’s ZOMBIE nature

The Walking Dead _ Season 10, Episode 10 - Photo Credit: Jackson Lee Davis/AMC
The Walking Dead _ Season 10, Episode 10 - Photo Credit: Jackson Lee Davis/AMC /
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Photo Credit: Jackson Lee Davis/AMC
Photo Credit: Jackson Lee Davis/AMC /

3) The dead still have eyes, you know.

Part of what makes most good predators is their senses, and, for us, our primary sense is our eyes. This will remain so, even if we’re zombies.

You could sit there and call zombies stupid all you like, but, if you’re trying to get away from them, and they see you…they’re gonna keep following you.

I’ve often warned against hiding in skyscrapers in a zombie apocalypse because they (Mostly) have glass facades. If you run into one while being chased by a bunch of zombies, even if they don’t follow you inside, they will surround that building, and, essentially, lay siege to it, and, in a siege scenario, no one will outlast zombies. They don’t need sleep, they don’t need water, they don’t need food, and they don’t need to go home, so, they can just sit there waiting you out forever until you die.

In fact, think back to season two of The Walking Dead. Nearly every bad thing that befell the group did so because of zombies chasing someone or something.

Do you remember how Dale died? He got attacked by a random walker that had made its way out of the woods surrounding Hershel’s farm.

But, how did it get there? By following Carl, whom the zombie saw hovering around it, before wrestling itself out of the mud Carl found it trapped in. That zombie saw where Carl went, and then, just kept going in that direction, Hell, that’s half the reason Shane killed Otis in that same season, because he realized that with both of them slowed down, if they got back to the farm, they’d just bring all the high school walkers with them because they would have seen the direction they went in and just kept going that way.

And, let’s not forget why the group had to abandon the farm in the first place! Because one walker saw a helicopter, and started following it. More saw that first one, and started following it, and so on, and so on, and so on.

Zombies are like any other predator: If they see you, they’ll chase you. The difference is, once they start chasing you…they’re not going to stop.