Tales of the Walking Dead season 1
Pay attention to the details, they might just be important.
One of the interesting things about this week’s Tales of TWD was watching Davon piece his memories back together, using things in the environment to help kick-start them back into gear. One such example came as he explored Amanda’s house.
As Davon walked through the house, he looked at the air duct and began hearing a small voice reciting “Fraise, banane, citron, peche”. This prompted him to search Amanda’s basement, where he found the walker of a young boy. While, obviously, the walker didn’t talk, the basement jogged Davon’s memories further, reminding him that the walker he found wasn’t the only child he’d seen down there before Amanda’s death. He began to remember another young boy, whom he’d freed and told to escape while he slowed Amanda down.
Later, as Davon was set to be executed, and he remembered the identity of the boy he’d rescued, a brawl ensued between the townsfolk who thought he was lying and those who wanted to hear him out. In the midst of this fracas, Davon noticed Amanda’s son, Arnaud, sneak away from the crowd, prompting him to follow and eventually discover not only where the boy he’d rescued was being held but also, who had been killing the town’s children in the first place, and why.
The reason I’m saying all of this is to demonstrate just how important noticing details can be. A zombie apocalypse isn’t necessarily going to announce itself to the world a few months in advance. It may start as small things on the periphery of society’s view, things going on in the background of everyday life that most people won’t take notice of. You might hear a story on the news about a person acting strangely, a bizarre attack on someone, or notice someone in the background of a live news broadcast that looks out of place or may just notice someone walking in a way that doesn’t seem right. Whatever the case may be, staying alert to these things is your best way to know if something disastrous is heading your way and your best early warning signal to prepare as you’re probably ever going to get.