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The (8) women of the cooking show
Tiffany: The oldest of the three sisters, is a perfectionist, insecure, cooking show host whose happy place is the kitchen and creating new recipes and gourmet dishes from whatever is on hand. Her wheelhouse is the kitchen. She learned to cook from her grandmother who helped raise her, Nora and Sophie. Their parents are wealthy, famous actors who wanted them in a healthy environment like a farm, and not in the Hollywood scene. They figured since they would be traveling anyway, they should be on a farm. They have known the buchanans and the Yoders since they were little. Their grandmother died after the three went off to college. (She is the head foodie)
Nora: Is the middle sister and always felt like she got the short end of the stick. She is exactly the opposite of Tiffany in every way. She is anti-social and consumed by video games where she spends hours playing hard core shooting shows. She has a chip on her shoulder and feels that her parents are very selfish and abandoned them to pursue their own professions. She is not close to them and actually saw Mr. Buchanan as a surrogate father. She would hang out at their house and do chores with him and Mrs. Buchanan was like a surrogate mom. Their children were older and not there any more. They have grand children who are about the same age as the girls but they don’t see them that often. (She is the head gunnie)
Sophie: The youngest of the three sisters is the balance between Tiffany and Nora. She is a great writer and serves as the director for the cooking show because Tiffany trusts her and knows she has her back. She is the voice of reason and holds the camp together after the inciting incident occurs. She is the one who challenges them to read and learn and pursue their talents while they wait for the lights to come back on. She has fond memories of their parents and is very proud of them. She doesn’t get why Nora is so negative about them and gets impatient when Nora is mean or nasty to the other girls, especially Tiffany who she feels she has to protect. (A foodie)
Avery: has a quick wit, is a bit of a wise acre, but doesn’t suffer fools lightly. She states the obvious when no one else will and is a little impatient in the face of indecision. She is the camera operator, is very artistic and takes up Sophie’s challenge and begins drawing everyone and everything. Her art work can be seen in every episode as she preserves what they are experiencing in art. Her drawings represent a new beginning of documenting their lives since she can’t use a camera. They would develop with each show until in the end, there is a new picture painted of their lives together.
She is a gunnie.
Sandy: is the spiritual conscience of the group and butts heads with Molly who is an atheist and doesn’t like to hear Sandy talk about God, the Bible, Jesus, etc. Sandy doesn’t back down, but she is very kind and thoughtful and only shares if people are interested in engaging. She and Danny immediately hit it off and they are the love story of the series. They bonded before she learned that he was studying to be a pastor when the solar flare hit. Sandy is the supply manager and the accountant for the group. She is very close to Tiffany and Sophie and is very kind and sacrificial and is very empathetic when she thinks someone is hurt. She is a foodie.
Nicole: Is a brilliant engineer who can fix or build anything. She is a tall beautiful black woman who looks like she could be a model. She is in charge of all the electrical hookups, the sound and the lighting, working very closely to Avery. She is quiet and pretty much just keeps to herself while trying to figure things out in a MacGyver type way. She bonds with Link when they find him and his son Caleb in the woods. He is exactly the opposite except that he is great with building and engineering and they are always making, fixing, creating and trying to make everyone’s lives easier. They are basically the hardware store when the group needs something fixed or invented.
Molly: Is complex in that in the world before the hit, she is in charge, the producer of the show and has a bit of a bullying personality. She is insecure and realizes she has to be tough to keep order and control. She is a control freak and has to be right in any argument. She quickly gets on her device the minute any discussion has a conflict, to prove that she is right. She is the most impacted by the hit because now she actually has to read and research to make her point. The books become her enemies, while they are friends to Sophie. She is the oldest of the 8, is a little overweight and sees this situation as a good thing to get a new lease on life, lose weight she has been trying to for years, and basically change who she has become, which she doesn’t like. She rises to the occasion and learns to defer to Nora who she used to order around. She is a gunnie.
Skylar: is the emotionally unstable one of the group and is the first to cry when they have no idea what is happening. She is close to her mom and is fixated on getting back to her family. She is Korean American and very family oriented, but has never been close to the girls on the crew. It is not until they introduce the kids that she brightens up and finally has a purpose. On the show, she was the set designer and would work with Avery to make sure the sets were perfect for the camera and the shows. She is very artistic and chooses as her activity, music and entertainment. She organizes the kids into little plays to keep everyone’s spirits up. That is what keeps her sane since she is slightly bi-polar and struggles with depression. (She is a foodie)
Nora’s Group from the woods (6)
Link: Is early 30’s mechanic who is barely literate, maybe an 8th grade education, but salt of the earth. He is insecure about not being as “educated” as the others in the group, but it is clear very early that he is brilliant in his own way. He and Nicole hit it off immediately and don’t talk much as they work. He teaches her what he knows about engines, etc. and they are like the hardware store for the farm. They love the challenges of fixing and making. He has a son, Caleb who saw the marauders kill his mom and burn their house. Link knows he has issues and they show up later.
Caleb: Is about 10 and a quiet boy who has been traumatized by his mom’s murder and their house burning down. They have lived in the woods for two weeks, just surviving until Nora and the others find them. He immediately sees Nora as their savior and a type of mom replacement. He likes that she is strong and powerful and knows that nothing could ever hurt her, so she is a safe place to put his emotions. When she rebuffs him he acts out. There is a poignance to their relationship because he is one of the only ones who can get to Nora. He is also symbolic of the tragic balance of humanity and it can either go in the direction of the animals just surviving, or they will succeed in rebuilding civilization.
Ted: Is the doctor who was just returning from a ski trip with his wife and two young daughters, Tina and Emma when it all went dark. They symbolize people who have everything in a civilized world and in the blink of an eye, they are no different than anyone else. He though, being a doctor, brings value to the camp, so his family is allowed to come back. But, he gets back into his workaholic habits after Link and Nichol build him a microscope. There is a sadness and distance in his relationship with his wife Julie and you get an idea that even with a solar flare, it is not a big enough wake up call to get him to see what is important in life. He is very one-dimensional .. . basically a doctor who is there when people get hurt.
Julie: is a nurse and helps her husband, Ted, when there is a medical issue. But she can’t really get him to engage with her on any other level. She is always sad and loves that Skylar has “adopted” her girls and is happy around them. It gives her space to be depressed and sad about the situation. The implication is that she would be unhappy any place.
Tina and Emma: Are five and seven years old and love playing with Skylar. If anything happens that is frightening, they run to her and not their mom. They are a reminder of a happier time and are sort of clueless about what is really happening. There are times when in the security of their camp, the girls take their mind off the crazy world around them and there is a juxtiposition of the reality outside their gates.
Sandy”s Stragglers (6)
Danny: Is a handsome, fun, witty young man in his late 20’s who first met Sandy when delivering the food for their mass meals which will support the points in Tiffany’s book. He is studying to be a pastor and is the spiritual conscience of the camp, along with Sandy. They bond almost immediately and are a wonderful power couple who are kind, loving, and keep spirits high in those who are having a hard time with circumstances. He and Sandy love working with the kids, but are always there to help anyone.
These are all friends of Danny’s that came back with him . . . Phil is old roommate from college, Tommy is a childhood friend who was visiting when it happened, Karen and Bob are college buddies and go to the same church. Marty works with Danny and goes to the same church. They all just happened to be near each other when it happened and decided to stick together. He immediately starts making his way back to the McMillan farm knowing they have a lot of food . . . and he likes Sandy.
Phil: Is the Marine who is immediately paired with Nora to take care of security. She resents it at first, but then realizes she could use some help. He admires her because she seems to be in her element when she is with her guns or teaching safety and security. He is steadfast, kind, helpful and keeps Nora on track when she starts getting bossy or angry. He is a real warrior.
Tommy: Thin, nebbish, nerdy looking with an MBA from Harvard is quickly told he has no value in a post apocalyptic world with those credentials. He loves Tiffany’s show and has read her book three times. He becomes her sidekick and a bit of a comic relief because he loves cooking so much he is sort of clueless about things around him. He always rises to the occasion when it comes to food, sort of like yeast in bread. He is like Tiffany’s mini-me.
Bob and Karen: a young couple who were friends with Danny and go to the same church. He is an expert in botany and can help with the greenhouse, and She loves Tiffany’s show too and wants to help in the kitchen. They are very helpful, nice and happily to do what needs to be done. They are pretty much in the back ground.
Marty: was a football player in college and is huge and is very helpful but gets hurt not long after arriving and it is an ongoing issue about getting him healed. He becomes an obsession with Ted as he tries to get him well. He is a little self-righteous in his desire to get Marty better suggesting his cause is the most honorable. This causes tension, but Marty just wants to get better so he can start pulling his weight.
The Buchanans . . . neighbors near the road and farm house
Mr. Buchanan: in his mid 70’s is a retired NASA scientist who was like a surrogate father to Nora. She would spend hours with him in their garage, learning about guns, and engines and motors. She was actually closer to him than his own kids and grandkids. The grand kids were about the same age but didn’t really like Nora who was very prickly. They thought she was a spoiled rich kid but she was just jealous that they had such a great dad and grandfather. He is brilliant, matter of fact, doesn’t mince words but is a gentle soul. He provides a wise voice or observation in every show speaking in parables and using nature as an example of the points he wants to make.
Mrs. Buchanan: Doesn’t talk much and was a stay at home mom. She just exists until the solar flare and then she has to up her game and do things she never had to before. She actually comes alive for the first time in her life. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.
Yoders who have been caretakers of the farm for 20 years (5)
Dori and Harold: Met at the farm 20 years ago when he was taking care of the animals and the grounds, and she was the maid and would occasional cook for the girls and grandmother. After five years of working together, they got married and had three children who were practically raised at the farm. They are a kind family that makes their way back to the farm after about a month, in an old pickup truck with non-electronic parts. They are in their late 30’s but look older because of their hard work.
Jeannie & Joe: 10 years old, twins
Jason: 12 years old and their pet dog Major.
The Preppers . . . . (7)
Bubba: is large, overweight, in charge of the prepper camp, mid 40’s and married to Carol. He is no-nonsense, totally prepared for the systems to fail and has designed his whole life around that. He evolves into a bit of a bully and devolves into an uncivilized bore.
Jerry: Twenties, long ponytail, thin, fit, tattooed. (maybe Bubba’s son)
Tony: Forties, beard, married to Vern and Bubba’s best friend since childhood
Carol: long grey braided pony tail, 40, married to Bubba
Vern: 30 short dark hair, thin, mousey.
George: 30, short hair, fit, nice looking
Wife of George: 30, attractive, blonde hair, nice looking