Voodoo Lounge: Chapter 26 Predictions (CONTAINS SPOILERS)
by, Jan 23rd, 2012 at 05:00 AM (1280 Views)
After last chapter, I'd say this is the time to regroup, reset my jaw, and attack chapter 26 with vigorous logic and determination. Usually, I start this blog post Monday night of Part 3's release and then I'll edit and tweak for about a week until the next Monday arrives....However by having the next sentence you'll know I'm cramming to get this in under the wire....
.....Damn shame about your 49ers, Rev......
Now that I've tipped my hand and revealed that I'm writing this blog entry around 11pm Eastern (about 9 hours before this publishes...) no more wasting time, no zombie joke.....lets go!
Chapter 26's Title Is....If you don't want to know...don't click under the Spoiler Tag...
The Zombie at the end of Chapter 25 was a Trap/TestThis is one of the more popular theories right now. I have a couple issues with a zombie in this universe being a test. They are too smart, too fast and too strong to really be controlled (at least from what we've seen). Besides....at this point if there are survivors at Ft. Irwin what would make them think there would be anyone flying in to the base? If it hasn't happened by now it stands to reason it won't happen.
If it was a trap/test it means that whoever is living there was keeping a zombie at the helipad, was able to get there before the crew got too far into the base.......I just can't buy that. I think it's far more likely that there are survivors and zombies living in the same vicinity as each other just like in LA. 15% chance this was a trap or test
Saul and Victor go to the wreckage of the TowerAgain, you think it's obvious (they said they would) but remember chapter 19 focused entirely on The Colony and had nothing to do with the Tower. Do I think it's likely we ignore Saul and Victor this chapter? Not really. I think we split our focus again at some point.....at least I hope so because I'm saying 85% Saul and Victor go to the wreckage of the Tower.
The Shot Was Taken by a Tower MemberLast thing we heard was a shot in Chapter 25. And it's really hard to get a perspective on it. We know the Tower members have guns. But as many people have pointed out, that didn't sound like a rifle and that's the only gun we know they have at this time (I think...). Sounded to me like there was some distance to that shot. By leaving us with the gun shot as a cliffhanger, I feel like the message is meant to be "Who took the shot?" so I'm playing directly into Kc's hands, and I'm going to say it was not a Tower member. 10% The shot was taken by a Tower Member.
Ft. Irwin is Overrun with Zombies OnlyWell....since I think someone other than the Tower took the shot, you can probably guess which way this prediction will fall.
Story wise, it makes nearly zero sense to have the base be overrun. Does this mean they now have to clear the base to make a new home? Do they turn around and go back to LA? Do they just get eaten and we go back to other story lines? I think someone is alive there. There are obviously zombies there, we know that. But I think someone has found a way to survive at Irwin. The area to control may be huge, but so long as they have a secure home, it doesn't matter. 10% chance Ft. Irwin is overrun with just zombies
We Discover the Fates of Burt and AngelY'all ain't gonna like me for this one....
Nope. Still don't think so. We're getting closer though. Saul and Victor are clearly becoming the key to this mystery. Litmaster posted this (and the previous idea) in the Prediction thread and I think it's actually an interesting idea. He....she...............it......believes that the reason we heard the post credit sequence of Chapter 24 is because of Saul and Victor. I don't know that I agree per se, but I like the thinking. And since the Mallers were no where to be seen in the immediate aftermath of the collapse and had to have been far enough away to not become behemoth fodder......it's actually not a bad idea to think the Mallers/Saul and Victor end up exploring the wreckage around the same time.
But still.....I'm not entirely sold that this is how it happens. Why would Saul specifically sit by while he has the chance to kill Scratch and get Lizzy back? Saul is a rash and irrational person when it comes to Lizzy as we've seen. So...long story short (too late): 35% we discover the fates of Burt and Angel.
The Tower Crew "Trades Up" Their HelicopterAnother theory I've seen posted on the forum.
Can't say I agree with this one at all mainly because I believe there are survivors there who would stake claim to the helicopters as their own. Besides, when you have King Datu the Resourceful you don't need new things. You need busted old things for him to fix. Might they trade up eventually? Yes. But they would have to gain some trust first. That generally won't happen in one chapter. And now that the Tower crew lacks a certain grizzled Vietnam Vet they lack a certain intimidation factor they once had to influence those who could easily be swayed. 20% the Tower trades up their chopper this chapter.
People Who Don't Read Previous Facebook Posts will cause me to pull out my hair
Seriously.....how hard is it to read posts below you?
Ok that last one doesn't count.
Enjoy the off week as much as you can!! If you thought Chapter 25 was boring, may Chapter 26 bring you more of what you were looking for!
Bonus Prediction: The Survivors at Ft. Irwin are Primarily MilitaryI was just reading back over my predictions....and man oh man. Cop outs! I don't think anything will happen! So lets tie this ribbon 'round the old oak tree.
We've already heard that there were folks in military uniforms (granted we've also been told that it doesn't mean they're alive). I already stated my belief that they were the ones to take the shot (granted after last chapter's horrible score....take that with a grain of....rock....salt....). But I think it's an interesting dynamic to see both a complex full of civilians (The Colony) and now we see a structured settlement run by Military folks. The Tower was a healthy combination of both. 75% Ft. Irwin's survivors are primarily military. Now...lets just hope they aren't douche bags like the guys in 28 Days Later0 Thanks, 0 Likes, 0 Dislikes, 0 Add to Bug Hunter, 0 Grammar, 0 WAPoints