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Reviving A Pandemic: The Beginning of The End

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DISCLAIMER: The following blog may contain material some may consider to be spoiler worthy. It is recommended that you read at your own risk. I could claim responsibility for you not paying attention to this warning, but I won't. That said, I'm going to forego any further warnings of spoilers within the blog.

I'd also like to take a brief moment to apologize for my absence over the last few months? Has it been months since the last issue? I can't remember. Doesn't matter, I'm back and I've got a lot of ground to cover and a lot of lost time to make up for. Enough cheese, let's get to the meat.

As we await news of the release date for the season four premiere, I feel as though Iím doomed to be let down. I think about all of the hours devoted to not only listening to previous episodes, but also to analyzing dialogue in a desperate search for clues, and I canít help but feel that the end of the show is going to fail to live up to my expectation. This is in no way a slight on Kcís ability to spin a yarn, but Iíve got an idea in my head about how things shouldóas far as Iím concernedóplay out. This leaves me with an empty feeling within the place where my soul would be if I believed I had one. Over the weeks, that feeling of emptiness, that void has bloomed into feelings of trepidation.

One might think it sadness for the ending of the show, but itís more than that. Iím not sad about the show ending, in fact, the more the idea sits here with me the happier I am to see it going out on a high note. I can understand the technical obstacles that face the production, cast members moving away, marriages, etc. can make it difficult to stretch a show like this for seven or eight season. I look at this end as a blessing. Itís best to go out while the writing is strong. Really, would anyone want this to go on for another three years? Another three of waiting for Monday like itís Friday.

How fucked up is that?

What worries me most about the end of the show isnít whether or not my theories pan out. It isnít whether or not my favourite characters stay alive. It isnít even whether or not we find out what the cause of the whole mess was. No, what worries me the most is that the end of the series is going to be just like its beginning: quiet and filled with questions. I can deal with my favourite characters being killed offóeven though if Scratch goes my universe will collapse on itselfóbut I donít want to deal with questions that will never be answered. Unfortunately, Kc is the type of jerk that would do just that. Heís like the Joss Whedon of the audio drama world. Sure, hereís a bunch of answers, but Iím going to go ahead and hit you with a final scene that raises two questions that will drive you insane for the rest of your natural life. Not only that but when heís asked about it you can bet that heíll act all aloof and douchey.

Thatís right, I said it.

So, what are the questions that I give a shit about? What are the sticking points for me that will determine whether or not Iím satisfied by the time Michael Swan starts reading the credits on the final episodeóthough I would love, absolutely LOVE to hear the cast each read their own credit *cough* *cough*? Well thatís a good question, and Iím glad you asked.

  1. I want an answer about Scratch and Angelís relationship, though I can assume weíll never get to the bottom of that one.
  2. I want to know what the hell happened to Michaelís arm. I mean, I know what happened, but I want to hear it from the horseís mouth. Not that Jim is a horse.
  3. What do the tattoos covering Inkís body mean? Is this some kind of demon summoned from the depths of some hell dimension? I can only imagine weíll never find out. But! never say never, I suppose . . . though I donít believe that anyone will find a copy of ďThe Story Behind The Ink: A BiographyĒ by The One With The Markings, so Iím not holding my breath.

Instead, I turn my focus to questions that seem more likely to find resolution.

  • Will Burt get past his survivorís guilt?
  • Will Pegs and Michael live long enough to have a real life together?
  • Will Kelly finally get some ass? C'mon Kc . . . cut the broad some slack!
  • Is Riley going to come out of the closet? And I am I the only one that would be okay with her and Kelly hooking up?
  • Is it chemical, biological, or magical? Is Cthulhu behind it all? Was it a government experiment? Did shit just fall out of the sky? Iím going to guess that there are facets of the cause weíll never know, but Iím sure Kc will give us a fair enough chunk to satisfy most. For better or worse, the end is nigh and nothing can stop it.

I know this edition of Surviving A Pandemic feels a little on the quick and dirty side, but itís been a long month of working on other projects, and to be honest with you Iíve had little time to devote to anything else. Will this be the blogís final season? Chances are high that it will be. But! there are some interesting things in the works including, but not limited to, an upcoming interview with a member of the cast that has become a dear friend. While I may not be looking forward to seeing the end of the show, I am looking forward to experiencing it with all of you.

Osiris is a cat lover, and can be found
wandering the aisles of convenience
stores in search of Lays and Twizzlers.

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  1. LiamKerrington's Avatar
    These are the moments I wonder, why there is a "don't like" button, but there is no "like"-button; So, since I cannot press "like", I just say this:
    I like this blog-article. Thank you for sharing your thoughts ...
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  2. Kc's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by LiamKerrington
    These are the moments I wonder, why there is a "don't like" button, but there is no "like"-button; So, since I cannot press "like", I just say this:
    I like this blog-article. Thank you for sharing your thoughts ...
    Yes, that is weird... GLITCH!!!!!
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  3. Osiris's Avatar
    Kc says glitch, I say "fucked on purpose." It's a conspiracy by the man!
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  4. Cabbage Patch's Avatar
    Wow. Definite like.
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  5. Osiris's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Cabbage Patch
    Wow. Definite like.
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  6. turbo's Avatar
    we can like blog posts now
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