If we learned anything from Dr. Everett’s story in this week’s Tales of The Walking Dead, it’s that the issue in a zombie apocalypse is ALWAYS people. In the latest episode “Amy/Dr. Everett,” we followed the story of Dr. Charles Everett (Anthony Edwards), a doctor, and naturalist, living out in the wilderness near the Florida/Georgia border, chronicling both the rejuvenation of nature in the region, but also, studying the dead (Which he has christened Homo Mortuus as if walkers were a separate species unto themselves), their behavior, and their impact on the natural world. His studies were interrupted by the intrusion of a young girl by the name of Amy, who was fascinated by his studies, but constantly disturbed them with her presence.
As we follow the pair, what quickly becomes evident is that the real contrast between them is their approach to their fellow human beings. Dr. Everett, having lived in isolation for much of the apocalypse, has become detached and wants to avoid people as much as possible. Amy Poppy Liu), meanwhile, has come to see the people in her group as her primary reason for carrying on and spends much of her time with Dr. Everett trying to cajole him into joining her group.
With this being such a theme in the episode, I’ve decided that, for this week’s The Walking Dead, Survival Rule Of The Week, we’re going to tackle how important people are in a zombie apocalypse, but also, the downsides being with people in the apocalypse can bring.