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    Laundry duty ...

    Hi there,

    a fun fact about Kelly:

    Kelly, as we know her, was a lawyer in the pre-zombocalypse-time and had to do laundry duty in the Tower as well as the Colony during the zombocalypse.

    Now, here in Germany we have a saying: "Washing someone's dirty laundry." This can be used as an idiom for taking care of "dirty" businesses which, for example, applies for lawyers dealing with the shit happening between people who quarrel and who simply cannot agree.

    In English there is an idiom which goes something like this: "to wash one's dirty laundry in public". As I understand it, this is pretty close to the German saying. And it becomes especially true regarding lawyers. Their business is done in court; and the court is a mirror image of "the people", thus "the public". So, if lawyers debate in court about the quarrel of the involved parties, they "wash dirty laundry in public".

    Kelly had to deal with "dirty laundry" as a lawyer, and now on the WA show she had to take care of dirty laundry explicitely and as literally as it could get. I would like to know if this is just kind of an accidental thing that happened here, or if this happens on purpose.

    Best wishes!
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    If I was dealing with Zombies Kelly would be cleaning a lot of shit out of my undies
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    Fun fact about the actress who plays Kelly: Tammy Klein, she's probably one of the nicest people you'll ever get to know. One of my favourite people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duffusmonkey View Post
    If I was dealing with Zombies Kelly would be cleaning a lot of shit out of my undies
    Nah I fukin love Kelly. After Tommy bit the dust she really turned around and got her shit together. She can handle herself and I'd trust her to get through just about anything; I'd have her cover my back anytime. Vic is going to enjoy her plenty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LiamKerrington View Post
    Hi there,

    a fun fact about Kelly:

    Kelly, as we know her, was a lawyer in the pre-zombocalypse-time and had to do laundry duty in the Tower as well as the Colony during the zombocalypse.

    Now, here in Germany we have a saying: "Washing someone's dirty laundry." This can be used as an idiom for taking care of "dirty" businesses which, for example, applies for lawyers dealing with the shit happening between people who quarrel and who simply cannot agree.

    In English there is an idiom which goes something like this: "to wash one's dirty laundry in public". As I understand it, this is pretty close to the German saying. And it becomes especially true regarding lawyers. Their business is done in court; and the court is a mirror image of "the people", thus "the public". So, if lawyers debate in court about the quarrel of the involved parties, they "wash dirty laundry in public".

    Kelly had to deal with "dirty laundry" as a lawyer, and now on the WA show she had to take care of dirty laundry explicitely and as literally as it could get. I would like to know if this is just kind of an accidental thing that happened here, or if this happens on purpose.

    Best wishes!
    Liam
    Sometimes laundry duty is just ... laundry duty.

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    I'm personally on the bandwagon with Bloody Cheek. I think they chose Laundry detail as it is a somewhat demeaning task to someone who would be held in otherwise high regard in the former society. Kelly would be a somebody before Z-day. Now she's just kinda that horny chick whose personality resembles that of broken glass on bare feet and occasionally needs to be knocked down a rung or two.
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    Samantha also had laundry duty. Did anyone have laundry duty at the Tower? I thought the same as NickVooDoo and YëtAnöthërBlöödyChëëk, but you know me, I'm always intrigued by symbolism in fiction.
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    Hello there,

    Quote Originally Posted by Witch_Doctor View Post
    Did anyone have laundry duty at the Tower?
    Yes, Kelly in fact. That's why I rose the topic ...

    I actually agree with you that laundry is one of those tasks that needs to be dealt with - actually a symbol for civilization* (see below) - even during any kind apocalypse; and somebody has to do it. So actually I think there is nothing special or metaphorical or symbolic in it that Kelly does it. It just struck me that doing the laundry is so close to the meaning of washing dirty clothes in public like what lawyers do day in and day out ... So, yes: probably just mere coincidence. But maybe there is a slight chance that it happened on purpose as well ...

    Best wishes!
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    *Now, what has laundry to do with civilization: Clothes are something we are so used to; in my opinion it is one of the most iconic things that makes the difference between civilization and barbaric or wild cultures. In a zombocalypse or any other kind of catastrophe everyone struggles for survival. And yet the people stick to clothes and try to take care of ... Just a thought ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by LiamKerrington View Post
    Hello there,
    *Now, what has laundry to do with civilization: Clothes are something we are so used to; in my opinion it is one of the most iconic things that makes the difference between civilization and barbaric or wild cultures. In a zombocalypse or any other kind of catastrophe everyone struggles for survival. And yet the people stick to clothes and try to take care of ... Just a thought ...
    I asked that at first but then realized that the The Tower, Dunbar and the Colony all knew that zombies can smell humans, so clean laundry was a priority. But, hey, when was kelly doing laundry at the tower?

    This is one o the things that makes WA so great. Something like laundry can make one ask, is this brought up on several occasions just to show its importance to survival or is there a symbolism hidden in there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Witch_Doctor View Post
    But, hey, when was kelly doing laundry at the tower?
    Chapter 7 episode 3. It is what Kelly does every other day ...
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