There’s a sketch from the old Monty Python’s Flying Circus TV show about a meeting of The Royal Society for Putting Things on Top of Other Things. You can watch it on YouTube if you wish, but it’s the crazily random ending that we most remember — the Chairman steps out for a smoke and then suddenly, quizzically looks straight into the camera and exclaims, “Good lord, I’m on film. How did that happen?” Trying not to panic, he checks the other door. No good. Window? Another camera. It is at this point he must turn to his cohorts and announce, “Gentlemen, I have bad news. This room is surrounded by film!” It gets even weirder from there, but when we envisioned the last panel of this episode, it seemed like a very appropriate title. Suzie may finally be starting to regret that Devil’s bargain she made with the Clearstream Network. She’ll probably be regretting it a lot more before all this is over.
And did we say last panel? Yep, it’s that time again. Episode 9 is over, so next week we’ll debut the traditional retroactive cover image, and then Zombie Ranch will continue on September 10th with the start of Episode 10. Until then, watch out for film — you never know when it might trap you!