The Walking Dead Survival Rule Of The Week: The Friends Who Aren’t

Josh Hamilton as Lance Hornsby - The Walking Dead _ Season 11, Episode 5 - Photo Credit: Josh Stringer/AMC
Josh Hamilton as Lance Hornsby - The Walking Dead _ Season 11, Episode 5 - Photo Credit: Josh Stringer/AMC /
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Josh Hamilton as Lance Hornsby – The Walking Dead _ Season 11, Episode 7 – Photo Credit: Josh Stringer/AMC /

The Walking Dead – There will always be people who want what you have

I spoke last week about my distrust of Lance Hornsby (Including a theory on it) so, I’ll try to avoid repeating myself. He seems like the kind of guy who was only so friendly and accommodating because he suspected that Eugene and company had something he could use. It turns out that he was correct.

And, while, you may not meet a person exactly like him, I can guarantee you will meet people with the same mentality as him. Sadly, selfishness and greed are human flaws that any of us are capable of. Still, with resources being so limited in the apocalypse, inevitably, these two facts will eventually clash and cause you problems. The resource might be variable — Food, water, a suitable base, weapons, people — if a use can be found for something, and you have said thing, someone else somewhere will want it.

Of course, since we’re talking about betrayals, this won’t be someone just walking up and demanding your supplies or your base, but it will be someone around you coveting the things that you have, which they don’t, and which simply being part of your group doesn’t afford them.

Like what? How about your position within the group, for a start? If you hold a high-ranking or even leadership role in your group, it won’t be too far of a stretch to get someone who cozies up to you to try to worm their way into that position, or close enough to where they can wield it by proxy (Probably to your eventual detriment).

Another good one? The people close to you. Jealousy is a powerful thing, and all it takes is to watch a couple of true-crime stories on TV or YouTube to see that particular lesson reinforced time and again.

I suppose the best way to protect yourself against betrayals coming from this angle is to be wary of the people around you. If they ever seem particularly interested or (Jokingly…but not jokingly) jealous of your status, be that within the group or with specific people, try to keep them at arm’s length from that point forward, because they may be hoping to lull you into a false sense of security, to one day take that status from you.