Spring forward, fall back. Really? What century am I in and why are we still practicing this archaic, by yearly ritual? Does the reasons for bumping the hour hand on our clocks still exist?
I can see the need to make use of all the daylight hours. I’m all for doing what we can to conserve our planet’s resources. So, why do we go back to Standard Time every year? Why can’t we just stay on Daylight Saving Time? (Follow the link for a history.)
I say we start a petition! Organize a march on Washington! That’s right! Stand up for all those whose internal clocks are crashed twice a year. Just think of the lives that could be saved because I’m so cranky right now, I’m about ready to kill someone!
Oh, yeah…, and a re-cap of last night’s episode of “The River“. Thank the lord, there is only one more week of this. I should just stick to reviews…, ha!
Season 1 Episode 7
This week’s episode we’re at the deserted compound with a search party consisting of Lincoln, Tess, Lena, cameraman 1 and 2, gun for hire, Kurt and producer Clark. The compound is a mess, looking very much like something catastrophic had occurred there.
We finally get a glimpse of Kurt’s back story in flashbacks of him with his girlfriend/fiance as she talks about heading out to work a security job in South American.
End of flash back…, the search party enters into the main building that stands on the compound. They find Emmet’s hat which leads them all to believe that he may still be there. As they continue to explore the site, they discover that it was a research facility. Research of a dubious nature when they find a villager’s body preserved in a glass tank. Yuck!
Then they discover the bodies. A freezer full of rotting corpses. Guess we know now where everyone disappeared to, or not. Gruesome findings but to the relief of our search party, no Emmet Cole. Miraculous though, who shows up alive and relatively well is the woman producer from Cole’s lost expedition.
Quick! Run for your lives! Flesh eating Zombies! What?!
Now, we flash back to the lab as the scientists are dissecting one of the natives while they ou and ah over his remarkably youthful organs. They think they have found in him the secret to longevity. Kurt’s girlfriend barges in, evidently to stop them from discovering something further, I think. She shoots one of the scientist and inadvertently causes some sort of toxic viral spill which immediately affects everyone in the operating room, including herself. Wa la! We have Zombies!
Flash back over…, our party is hiding from Zombies. Then the Zombies go away. Poor things tire easily and need to take frequent naps. The search party does one last search of the compound to find Cole but they don’t hold out much hope until a dragonfly appears to led them. (Dragon flies have magical powers in the Amazon, you know.) Oh, and on the way they find sleeping Zombies and Kurt blast them with his big gun.
Yeah! Emmet’s cocooned in a room on the roof. Yes, I said cocooned, giant man-sized cocoon. Tess cuts the sack. Cole’s slimy, unconscious body is pulled from it and they make a frantic run for the Magus as more Zombies begin to chase them.
Whew! Safe onboard ship, Emmet’s dog strangely refusing to join them, they take off down the river. Yikes another Zombie attack and this time it’s Kurt’s ex that wants to eat their brains.
Kurt, heartbroken and unable to save her, blows her head off. But there’s still another Zombie on board and Cole wakes up from his cocoon induced coma to blast it.
He makes some comment but I don’t remember what it was…, shrug…,sorry.
Until next week, Buy USA!
~ K.L. Parry ~ author of “The Pirate’s Daughter and a King’s Ransom”
- The River: Please Don’t Eat The Dog (tv.com)
- Open Caption: The River (tv.com)
- Running With Zombies (lessonsfromtheendofamarriage.com)
- LETTER TO THE EDITOR | We should stay on Daylight Saving Time (kitsapsun.com)
- Let’s just stay on daylight saving time (toddpack.com)