Fear The Walking Dead, Survival Rule Of The Week: Too Good To Be True

Kim Dickens as Madison Clark - Fear the Walking Dead _ Season 7, Episode 16 - Photo Credit: Lauren "Lo" Smith/AMC
Kim Dickens as Madison Clark - Fear the Walking Dead _ Season 7, Episode 16 - Photo Credit: Lauren "Lo" Smith/AMC /
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Kim Dickens as Madison Clark – Fear the Walking Dead _ Season 7, Episode 16 – Photo Credit: Lauren “Lo” Smith/AMC /

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If someone has the power to give you anything you want, they probably have the power to take it as well. 

Let’s think for a minute about P.A.D.R.E.’s offer to Madison, shall we? They said that they would help her find Nick and Alicia if she committed kidnappings for them. Assuming they were actually being honest with her that they were going to help her, this means they would have the ability and the resources necessary to search the state of Texas looking for them. In a nuclear apocalypse within a zombie apocalypse. That’s just crazy.

Regardless of who you think is behind P.A.D.R.E., they must have serious resources and manpower at their disposal if they can confidently make that offer to Madison, even after the nuclear attack. It would suggest they have ships and maybe even helicopters they can divert from their regular duties to scour the gulf coast and the vast expanses of Texas, and men they can assign to do it, men who would be probably be heavily armed in case of a zombie attack.

Which makes me wonder: If Madison had agreed to their offer, and they did retrieve Alicia, what would Madison have done if they decided to keep Alicia?

Fight them? How? Good as she is, Madison would be one woman with lung damage against a powerful group that could afford to send armed men on a mission to scour the second largest state in the U.S. for one girl and be no worse off for doing so. This means they could probably throw a hundred equally armed men at Madison if she were to try to fight them and still have enough manpower to run their day-to-day operations.

In a zombie apocalypse, you need to be extremely wary of anyone you meet who offers you whatever you want because, if they have the means of providing that to you, then they’re probably so stacked with resources and troops that fighting them would be nearly impossible. As my dad used to say, “Someone who’s powerful enough to give you anything you want is also powerful enough to take away everything you have.”

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And that’s our Walking Dead Survival Rule Of The Week! A zombie apocalypse will be, as the name implies, where a cornucopia of supplies or a perfect base are going to be extremely rare or extremely difficult to get, so if you see them lying around, wouldn’t that seem a little suspicious? If we’re being honest, such situations or offers by other groups to give you exactly what you want are (Or should at least be seen as) too good to be true. Such things always come with a catch or are outright lies, and you should be wary of them. If you want to learn more about what to be wary of in the apocalypse, why not pick up a copy of my book, The Rules: A Guide To Surviving The Zombie Apocalypse! You can also get it at Amazon here, on iTunes here!