Previously On The Theoretical Science Foundation:
The sealed airlock barring entry to the submerged portion of the base - under the frozen waters of Lake Tahoe - was quickly thwarted when Federal Agent Dick Tate (Kevin's character) remembered the correct protocol for gaining admittance.
Followed by Onyx (Erica's cat burglar), he dropped down into room below, managing to shoot the militia guard waiting there.
The rest of us then came down and slowly, and carefully, we picked our way through the base, with Dick in the lead.
The next guard we captured Dick was able to interrogate and, despite his overconfidence that 'the base was under their control', still gave away that there were eight of them down there, plus "the boss".
We made it to the meeting room, where the overweight "boss" - whose name we would later discover was Bob McCubbin The Third - sat at the far end of the table.
However, we were caught out by his three kung fu vixens, who somehow got the drop on us.
Dick ended up rolling around on the floor with one, Father Ned (Simon's character) grappled the second and choked her in a most unpriestly manner, while Freya (Clare's character) traded gun shots with the third.
Buck (my character) had a clear line of sight on Bob and unloaded both barrels of his shotgun into his target from the doorway, then - as he popped out the spent cartridges and loaded a fresh pair - hopped upon the table and walked down to face the bleeding headman.
"Call off your dogs, fatman," Buck growled, with his shotgun pointing at the quivering man's face.
Although he raised his hands, Bob was too terrified to speak.
Not that it mattered, as our team had overcome the militia women anyway, despite picking up some bruises along the way.
Dick grilled Bob, learning the locations of the final three members of the rogue militia, as well as the two TSF scientists who were being held hostage.
We managed to corral these remaining intruders without further bloodshed, each giving themselves up when they realised their position was hopeless.
On the way, we had glanced over the screens in the monitor room.
While the CCTV confirmed the positions of the weekend warriors, the other televisions had shown us news reports from around the country of the zombie apocalypse.
Things were looking bad in the densely populated cities and towns, while in the countryside humanity had been able to make a stronger stand.
|Towns and cities were being overrun by the undead...|
|Rural posses were successfully hunting down the living dead.|
Although two of their number were dead, the militia - battered and bleeding nonetheless - were all secured in the meeting room, their captives freed.
But just as we were congratulating ourselves on a job well done, an alarm went off back in the monitoring room.
- Buck Hannigan - played by me
- Dick Tate - played by Kevin
- Father Timothy 'Ned' O’Flaherty - played by Simon
- Freya Larson - played by Clare
- Onyx Jones - played by Erica (absent)
Showrunner - Pete