The Walking Dead: Santa Rosa

Episode 1

The Beginning Of The End

Saturday, November 10, 2012

On Highway 101 North, Tyrone and Uncle Drew were on their way to River Rock Casino, looking to come up a little with their most recently received paychecks. Norm, a pizza delivery guy, was on his way bringing a couple large ones to a home in Windsor. David had just gotten off of work from the butcher shop, and was riding the Sonoma County bus towards his Windsor apartment. Prof. Waldo is on that same bus, headed towards the Sonoma County Airport. In an ambulance racing towards the Kaiser hospital in Larkfield, nurse Anna Marie and EMT Wallace were tending to a patient in critical condition. The victim was being mugged, until he was rescued by Juice, a young costumed vigilante. A police officer suggested to Anna Marie that she keep an eye on Herman until authorities could follow and possibly make an arrest.

Suddenly, several cars swerve up ahead and crash into each other, causing a massive pileup. Bodies are thrown from their vehicles, and many drivers and passengers die instantly. The driver of the ambulance, George, attempts to swerve, causing the ambulance to roll and turn on its side. All other vehicles stop, as bystanders get out of their cars to assist in any way.

Anna Marie and Wallace pull the victim, who is now deceased, out of the ambulance. Tyrone assists in pulling George out of the driver’s seat, only to discover that he was now paralyzed. Herman heads toward the site of the crash, where he witnesses a person stumbling forward, engulfed in flames. As he attempts to smother the fire, the “person” lunges at him in an attempt to bite him. He gets his arm deeply gashed by a swipe, and he quickly moves away. The victim, thought deceased, begins to stir, so Wallace checks on him, only to be bitten on his arm. Panicked, Anna Marie pulls a taser and fires it at the victim, also electrocuting Wallace in the process. A stunned Wallace drops next to the now undead person, who continues eating his flesh.

Three soldiers appear, shooting walkers. They lead people from the freeway across a field and into Wells Fargo Center. One soldier in particular specifically seeks out Prof. Waldo, wanting to ensure his safety. As everyone gathers, the soldier lets the group know that he will be returning daily with food and supplies and to keep the doors barricaded.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

The soldier returns with supplies and no new information for Prof. Waldo. The professor continues his attempts in keeping everyone calm about the situation.

Herman approaches Anna Marie with the wound that he had been keeping secret. She dresses it, as he is still slightly apprehensive to contact with anyone.

Tyrone meets a girl, Torina, who starts to hang out with him. Tyrone, Uncle Drew, Norm, and David start to get suspicious of Herman, and don’t feel it’s safe staying behind.

Monday, November 12, 2012

The soldier returns, but clearly appears tired and worn. He says nothing, doesn’t wish to speak to the professor, and plainly shoves the supplies to David before leaving.

At night, someone knocks at the front doors, claiming to have a child and seeking refuge. The group lets in a boy, Jack, and his father, Walter, who appear to have no bites, but have been trying to survive outside. David asks to check Walter’s backpack, to which Walter unzips and reveals a lot of clothing inside. The group welcomes the duo to join their temporary sanctuary.

The power goes out.

Anna Marie approaches Herman, and discusses the possibility of leaving Wells Fargo Center. She’s concerned with going to a hospital, in order to tend to a medical condition she has. Herman agrees to show her the roof access, but is interrupted by Jack, who appears to be wandering around lost. To prevent scaring him, Anna Marie hides the fire axe she found behind her back, but it is immediately grabbed by Walter. Walter tosses it to Jack, and puts a combat knife to Anna Marie’s neck. They tell Herman and Anna Marie to walk back towards the whole group.

Upon reaching the group, Walter tells everyone to take their clothes off and to toss their belongings forward. He points to Tyrone and tells him he’s up first. Tyrone steps forward, and without hesitation, pulls the revolver he had been concealing from his pocket. As he points it at Walter, Jack panics and rushes forward with the fire axe, and Tyrone fires a shot point-blank into the kid’s forehead. Walter tosses Anna Marie aside and rushes to his son’s side. In a fit of rage, he attempts to lunge at Tyrone, who shoots him in the head as well.

After moving the bodies, the group decide they should attempt to leave. Herman volunteers to run out into the field outside of Wells Fargo Center and distract the walkers enough for everyone to run north, with intentions of going to Wal-Mart in Windsor.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Herman, with Tyrone’s pistol, runs out into the middle of the field, lighting several fires. As the walkers begin to surround him, he fights and dodges his way to safety, narrowly escaping his death. With that, everyone starts running into the moonlit night across the field. Suddenly, three U.S. Air Force jets fly overhead, moving towards the south. Following them was a black helicopter, emitting a blaring alarm-like sound. Off in the distance, David spotted a lone figure running towards the group. It was the soldier from before.

The soldier reaches the group and collapses on the ground. He appears bitten, tired, and very badly injured. He tells the group that they cannot be in the area, because it will be bombed shortly. He hands his assault rifle, pistol, and combat knife to the group, then tells them to run. In a last hurrah, he pulls a couple grenades and runs north… into the gigantic mass of walkers moving south.


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