"It Begins"
Chapter 1 CoverChapter 1 Cover
Chapter Number1
Number of Parts3
Written byKc Wayland
Cover ArtistKc Wayland
Audio EditorKc Wayland
Shane Salk
Episode Details
Part 1 Air Date5/4/09
Runtime19:11
Part 2 Air Date5/11/09
Runtime13:30
Part 3 Air Date5/18/09
Runtime17:42
Extras
Character NarratorMichael
Places in EpisodeThe Tower
Army Reserve Center
Characters in EpisodeMichael, Angel, Pegs, Riley, Saul, Datu

[top]Recap

The series begins with a narrative from Michael , explaining his life and rank in the military before the "outbreak". At school, Michael and his classmates hear an explosion in the distance before Michael is called away by his officer, Angel . Michael tries to rush to the Army Reserve Center , but is stuck in traffic. A man lays into his horn and Michael witnesses him being attacked by supposed rioters. Michael finally arrives at the base and asks Angel why they were called there.
When Saul arrives he and Michael explain the situation outside of the military base to Angel, who doesn't believe what they say. Michael acts fast as the rioters get closer and has Angel open up the armory to arm themselves should anything happen. The alarm attracts a large group of "rioters", including one that looks like the Commander, forcing the soldiers to barricade themselves within the reinforced vault. While they are in the vault, the group talks about places to go. Saul suggests barricading within a nearby prison, but Angel has an idea to head to his girlfriend's, Cindy, apartment building that could be easily fortified and defended.
After waiting for the alarm to turn off and the zombies to clear away, Michael, Saul and Angel open up the vault to step out into a world seemingly already overrun. They make their way to the motor pool and fight through zombies in order to escape the base. Saul purposely runs over the Commander's body. As they're driving through town, they notice Pegs and Riley on top of Pegs' flower shop, and they pull up to rescue them.
On the drive the soldiers find out a little bit more about them when Riley identifies herself as a professional archer, but also reveals that she knows how to shoot a gun. Pegs, however, reveals that she doesn't agree with weapons, not wanting to have one even as a precautionary measure. Riley and Pegs recount the early moments of the outbreak to Michael, stating that the zombies turned within seconds and it was difficult to figure out who was infected and who was still human. Arriving at The Tower , they head into the parking garage where Saul uses a knife to kill one of the zombies before heading inside. They hear a noise from one of the elevators and open it to find Datu .
Datu claims that there was rumor of an evacuation site, but the soldiers claim that they drove by there without noticing anyone in the area. Datu worries about the situation, wanting to get out of the tower, but Riley steps in to convince him that they would need his help in securing the building. They take Datu along and investigate the other floors, trying to clear out the building of any zombies and get the power to the building back on.
They search through the building, not finding any survivors or zombies until the third floor. Angel doesn't notify anybody until they reach his girlfriend's room, finding her already infected and having to shoot her. Datu states that she was a nice lady, which causes Angel to break down, having lost his girlfriend. Michael and Riley step off to have a cigarette while everybody takes a break. Riley tells Michael that he can open up to her if he needs to talk about anything.
Michael accuses her of being flirtatious when she reveals that he isn't her type. After the break, they continue to the fourth floor, where they sense a strong smell. Saul and Michael speak that it is a similar smell to a location known as suicide gate where suicide bombers would go off and leave a lingering smell.
After investigating, they identify the room with the odor to be the source of power interruption. As Saul and Datu go to get the power back on, the rest of our characters talk about plans for the future of the building, including where people will stay and how to get food. Pegs decides to room with Riley but states that she is hesitant on making long term plans, thinking they will be rescued in the matter of days. After Datu and Saul return, the whole crew returns to checking out the building.

[top]Trivia

The original "air dates" of Chapter 1 were
  • Part 1- 5/4/2009
  • Part 2- 5/11/2009
  • Part 3- 5/19/2009

[top]Quotations

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"I didn't fear death or what might be there if today was my last day. But that was then and this is now." - Michael in 1 - It Begins
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"The group of them moved past my car to the man honking behind me. their bodies were littered with scars and bruises and their eyes were glazed over. " - Michael
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"They weren't attacking him, they were eating him. " - Saul
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"Hey, look who it is!" *thud*
"Did you really have to run over the commander?"
"Uhm... He was in the way"
"You swerved to hit him!"
- exchange between Saul and Angel
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"Hell, if you hadn't given me a weapon I probably would have stolen one" - Riley
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"Where are your tanks and shit? I mean you are the US Army right?" - Datu
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"You know it might be cute to think that you hold some inspired wisdom that can cure all wounds but you don't know anything about me, and no quick-fix flirtation is gonna heal any open wound" - Michael
Riley laughs hysterically
"Hey, hey can you tell me what's so funny? You know you make it hard to keep a straight face."- Michael
"No, not that, it's just - flirtatious - seriously? You're not my type, I'm flattered though" - Riley
"You know you have an infectious laugh? Anyone ever tell you that?" - Michael
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Running foot steps
"What's wrong? I thought I heard somebody screaming here!" - Saul
"Uh no, that would have been Riley's laugh." - Michael
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"Especially now that Riley's warned them in their own language, they probably understood all that shit" - Michael
"What? I like her laugh!" - Pegs
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"Pegs and I would do damn near anything for you after you picked us up. Uh wait, I just made us sound like prostitutes." - Riley
"Well I thought that was implied" - Michael
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