Tales Of The Walking Dead, Blair/Gina: Things To Note

Jillian Bell as Gina, Parker Posey as Blair, Ameer Baraka as Leo Rodgers - Tales of the Walking Dead _ Season 1, Episode 2 - Photo Credit: Curtis Bonds Baker/AMC
Jillian Bell as Gina, Parker Posey as Blair, Ameer Baraka as Leo Rodgers - Tales of the Walking Dead _ Season 1, Episode 2 - Photo Credit: Curtis Bonds Baker/AMC /
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Jillian Bell as Gina – Tales of the Walking Dead _ Season 1 – Photo Credit: Curtis Bonds Baker/AMC /

Tales Of The Walking Dead Blair/Gina: Part I

1) This episode begins with a news report about the president addressing an apparent rise in murders and a gas shortage. Those murders are, obviously (To us, the viewers, at the very least), walker attacks, and the gas shortage stemming from people trying to fuel up before fleeing more heavily infested areas.

2) Well…actually, the first thing we hear is a woman screaming. As revealed later, this is the woman we see getting attacked by her husband after he turns at the gas station. Interestingly, after a few iterations of the gas station incident, Gina mentions to Blair how the woman screams exactly the same way each time.

3) It’s interesting that, at this point, the disease aspect of the situation isn’t being addressed. The president is set to talk about the murders, but, it would seem that no correlation has yet been drawn between any contagion and the uptick in violence, which must be both high and nationwide if the president is having an address about it.

4) While Blair, Simon, and Jasmine are discussing how the present situation might be good for business, Joel informs them of the rumors of the more frightening aspects of the violence, with people apparently going insane, scratching, and biting the people they attack. It would seem that, at this point, the violence is common knowledge, but, the nature of that violence is still relegated to the realm of rumor and speculation. This might place it around the beginning of the first episode of Fear The Walking Dead, where one of the students Madison Clark counseled, Tobias, mentions similar rumors of savage violence to her. Still, it’s not yet something that’s taken over Los Angeles.

5) After realizing just the level of call volume their office is receiving, Blair mentions how the CDC is right next door, setting this in the Atlanta area. Blair also says that if anything was wrong at the hospitals, the CDC would be “all over it,” despite no one mentioning hospitals or any kind of contagion, betraying Blair’s real concerns.

6) Speaking of the call volume, with Circle of Trust being an insurance company, the calls are likely coming in due to car crashes and collisions with pedestrians in the area. This suggests that someone involved in the incidents the calls are about are either A) Panicking due to the increasing chaos or even because of an earlier encounter with a walker, B) If it was collisions with pedestrians, walkers stumbling into the street or chasing someone (And then getting struck by cars), or C) People turning in their cars, resulting in losing control, and crashing into someone else. Any one of these possibilities implies that there’s more walkers around than the general public’s normal behavior would let on.