This is an overview of episodes 84 to 102 in the series, 7 Days to Die.
The new season starts in the immediate aftermath of the end of the previous season, when "God's" minions drove Aaron and Emre into the Void. Finding themselves separated in a new wilderness, they quickly conclude that the voice belonged to whomever is behind the air drops, who simply flew a drone over them and drugged them. They quickly encounter bears, discovering that the bears are as dangerous to the zombies as they are to the living.
Aaron quickly discovers a strange, foggy town he dubs Bethlehem and with it, a tiny, fortified shack near a college dorm. After Emre cautiously works his way across a nearby city to him, they are finally reunited and lay claim to the Smallest Base Ever. As they continue to explore, however, they discover better base options, including another hotel in the "Ho Motel chain" and a concrete bunker beneath what Aaron dubs a "horror vacation home."
While exploring and suffering various setbacks, Aaron and Emre reveal more of their pasts to each other. Emre discusses the "Cave Explorer" game he played with his father (in lieu of receiving punishment), and Aaron reveals that in addition to creating the zombie plague, he also attempted to create invisible bears, some of which may have unexpectedly survived (and may be invisibly stalking them).
Aaron and Emre surround the Smallest Base Ever with wooden spikes and use it to fend off the Day 7 horde. The next day, they attempt to relocate to the bunker beneath the "horror mansion." They come across the wrong house by mistake, but when it has a bunker under its yard as well, they move in.
Over the course of the following week, Aaron and Emre continue to explore the surrounding region, including several ill-fated supply runs into the city. Aaron is killed by a bear that chases him into their bunker, while Emre suffers such a long streak of bad luck that he grows depressed, convinced that the universe is out to get him.
Returning home, Aaron and Emre spend two days expanding their underground bunker and installing a "Kill Grille" that allows them to shoot up through metal bars to mow down the Day 14 horde. The Kill Grille works as intended, but the battle expends their resources and mopping up the next day still proves deadly.
Having used up their supplies, Aaron and Emre set back out for another week of scavenging, both returning to the city and exploring in new directions. Shortly before Day 21, they come upon an unusual building in the countryside, which Aaron quickly realizes is his own former home: the private facility where he created the zombie virus, and where it was first accidentally unleashed upon the world.
The Facility's indestructible containment cells let Aaron and Emre easily survive the Day 21 blood moon, but even so mopping up the hordes of zombies clustered around the building take them an entire day and most of their ammo. More troubling, returning to the site where Aaron unleashed the zombie apocalypse has actually caused him to develop unfamiliar feelings of guilt, which make him so queasy he wants to abandon the invulnerable base. Breaking down, he confesses his guilt and turns to Emre for absolution. Filled with religious zeal, Emre proclaims that Aaron must show his repentance by destroying the ominous (and annoyingly empty) skyscraper in the city - the "Skyscraper of Babel," a towering symbol of all the "disgusting science bullshit" Aaron (and humanity as a whole) created before the apocalypse.
Returning to the city one last time, Aaron spends an entire day hacking away at the skyscraper's foundations while he and Emre run-and-gun against an endless stream of zombies. As the sun sets, Aaron and Emre finally demolish the tower, which collapses right on top of them.
Season 5 Death Count Edit
Smallest Base Ever (a.k.a. The Dorm Shack, a.k.a. Beer Fort) Edit
- Aaron found an extremely small base just large enough for 2 beds and 2 trunks. He and Emre had to stand on their beds at night. It was surrounded by cacti and spikes. Abandoned in favor of the Kill Grille.
Kill Grille (a.k.a. the Horror Vacation Home) Edit
- Aaron and Emre found an underground bunker beneath a walled country house and put a grille on the ceiling so they could shoot the dogs and zombies without being in danger.
The Facility Edit
- Aaron's original research lab. Ground Zero for the zombie apocalypse. Aaron invented an Indestructible "bedrock" substance to contain his zombie test subjects in cells they could not break through, but sadly he also included open viewing windows the zombies could reach through.
- "I don't want to learn new things! I'm done with learning!" - Emre
- "Heal me, Jesus! No, wait, that's something you would say." - Aaron
- "I was a pork failure, but I'm a venison success." - Aaron (Episode 87 - Smallest Base Ever)
- "I feel like the universe is out to get me." - Emre (Episode 94 - Worst Spiked Club Ever)
- "They spared no expense! Except for having anything of value, at all." - Aaron (Episode 98 - Skyscrapist)
- "I can't get out the door. It's a gore door. I am in Mordor, except it's a Gore Door." - Aaron (Episode 101 - The Facility)
- "I killed... whatever the population was of the Earth, I think it was around 6.5 billion, maybe 7, they all died because of my experiments in this building. So is there any, like, holy water, or like, sacred fish guts or something you can spread around that will... give this building salvation, and me salvation, so I don't feel guilty about it anymore?" - Aaron (Episode 101 - The Facility)
- "Never take down a building from the inside. That's the lesson here." - Aaron (Episode 102 - #SkyscraperForJesus)
Recurring Themes Edit
- Aaron the Bunker Buster: Aaron actually makes no attempt to destroy any forts this season, but he does accept Emre's quest of absolution to destroy the "Skyscraper of Babel."
- Aaron vs. Hallucinations: Aaron spends multiple episodes infected, and believes it is causing him to hallucinate.
- Aaron vs. Pit Stops: Aaron driving his mini-bike into a giant pit
- Emre Ain't Afraid of No Zombies: Emre confesses that he is now more terrified of bears and bees than he is of zombies.
- Emre the Bleeder: Emre is killed by something invisible, which he guesses was probably an invisible dog (which he still believes killed him in Episode 1).
- Mind the Spikes: Aaron and Emre getting stabbed by spikes and cacti every time they come home, sometimes even fatally
- Nearly invincible bears
- Pie Lust: Aaron finally coaxes Emre into giving in and having sex with a blueberry pie.
- Aaron is convinced something is hidden in the Skyscraper
Callbacks to Previous Seasons Edit
- Aaron and Emre briefly reminisce about SP Cakes while pondering how to continue the species. (Episode 99 - Zombie Strip Club)
Referenced in Future Seasons Edit
- Aaron suffers a major freak-out when a pig suddenly rushes him. "I think that was a zombie pig! Because why else would a pig do that? ... It came right for me! Why would it do that?" He has a similar initial reaction to the Very Fine Pigs that appear in Season 9 (Episodes 152 - ongoing).
- "I love this place! It's really rustic. I could set up a megachurch in this place!" - Emre "In a hobbit house." - Aaron "Yeah, a megachurch in a hobbit house." - Emre "A church devoted to Sauron, I assume?" - Aaron "No, it would be a church devoted to Morgoth, ya dumbass." - Emre (Episode 95 - Feral Zombie Attack) Emre returns to the theme in Hardcore Mordor (Season 8 - 9).
- When Aaron jokes that zombies stalking him through a bookstore are members of his book club who failed to read Harry Potter, Emre is shocked to hear of people who haven't read the series. Later, in Season 7, Emre hates Harry Potter due to the books' "witchcraft" content. (Perhaps he's finally read the series in the meantime.) (Episode 99 - Zombie Strip Club)
Fun Facts Edit
- Aaron has read Gulliver's Travels. Emre is vaguely familiar with it only as a Jack Black movie. (Episode 87 - Smallest Base Ever)
- Fighting off the Day 14 horde involves firing straight up through an iron grille. This causes Emre to look up and notice the blood moon for the first time. (Episode 96 - Kill Grille)
- Aaron and Emre are losing track of how long it's been since the apocalypse. Aaron thinks he's been traveling with Emre for years, or at least a year.
Game Notes Edit
This season updates to Alpha 12 and takes place in a player-modded, randomly generated world map that adds numerous new POIs (points of interest). Alpha 12 introduces a number of notable new features, including mini-bikes, bears, and more varied weather. Zombies now ragdoll when killed, and flashlights can be affixed to guns. Sunrise and sunset are now marked by musical stings.
A quirk of the early weather system is that Aaron and Emre sometimes perceive different levels of light and fog. Aaron sees near-constant fog, which he blames on hallucinations caused by long-term infection.
The "invisible bear" that kills Emre in Episode 89 is most likely the result of game lag.
During this season, Aaron and Emre have day lengths set so that each game day is only slightly longer than a single episode.
|84||Strange New World||Aug 9, 2015||Link|
|Aaron and Emre find themselves in a new wilderness, having again lost literally everything. They grouse about the "weirdo" who attacked them in the previous episode, but Emre is almost immediately attacked by a bear. Aaron urges Emre to join him at a village Aaron names "Bethlehem." Aaron hunkers down in what he assumes was an orphanage. Emre treks to find him, but neglects to find a safe spot for the night and dies repeatedly.|
|85||College Dorm Shack||Aug 12, 2015||Link|
|Emre creeps through a city, avoiding zombies, while Aaron continues to explore what he now realizes is a college dorm. Aaron suffers a major freak out when a pig rushes him, reacting by beating it to death. After being chased out of a hospital by zombies, Aaron discovers a tiny, one room "fort" that he claims for himself. They continue to explore various buildings as they close in on each other. At sunset, Emre holes up atop a water treatment plant while Aaron returns to his fortified shack.|
|86||Mystery Mansion||Aug 15, 2015||Link|
|On Day 3, Aaron and Emre discover that they aren't far from each other. Emre discovers a large mansion, convincing Aaron to come explore it with him. When Aaron is nearly killed in the foggy forest, Emre goes to his aid and dies. Aaron sees continual darkness and visual glitches, which he blames on hallucinations due to an ongoing infection. Emre finally finds Aaron atop a bar in Bethlehem. Reunited, they hunt a stag through the dorm.|
|87||Smallest Base Ever||Aug 20, 2015||Link|
|Aaron and Emre spend the night at the Smallest Base Ever, crafting while the zombies lured to their meat die on the cacti outside. At dawn, they resume exploring the town. Aaron spends the day hunting pigs. Emre tries out a new pistol on a horde of zombies, which leaves him so badly injured that he dies when he accidentally walks into a cactus at the fort. Emre chases after a distant air drop while a badly infected Aaron stays behind. While separated, Emre finds a new Ho Motel, while Aaron discovers a walled "horror mansion."|
|88||Trapped In A Hole!||Aug 26, 2015||Link|
|Plans to take over the new Ho Motel are scrapped as soon as Aaron discovers a bunker under the "horror vacation house." Emre rushes back and they hole up in the bunker just before sunset. Emre is depressed, but Aaron tries to cheer him up with promises to go spelunking. The next day, they head out to continue exploring the new Ho Motel, and Emre tells Aaron about the vaguely ominous "Cave Explorer" game he used to play with his father as a child. They find and explore a partially flooded bunker, but just barely avoid getting trapped inside.|
|89||Invisible Bear||Aug 29, 2015||Link|
|Still on their way to the new Ho Motel, Emre hears (but can't see) a nearby bear and jokes about "invisi-bears." Aaron confesses that he worked on creating invisible bears before creating the zombie virus. They reach the Ho Motel just before sunset, when everything goes terribly wrong. Sudden death is enough to convince them to abandon the Ho Motel entirely. Emre suggests not building a base, instead becoming nomadic raiders, but they settle on making the nearby "horror mansion" their new base instead. Aaron is delighted to no longer be infected. The next day they return to the Ho Motel to recover their backpacks and loot. While exploring, they are each attacked by something invisible, Emre fatally. Aaron supposes that his invisi-bears might have unexpectedly survived. However, Emre is fairly certain that what killed him must have been an invisible dog. Separated again by Emre's death, both he and Aaron find themselves fleeing from deadly animals.|
|90||Pie Bangers||Sep 6, 2015||Link|
|Aaron suddenly notices the time as sun sets on Day 6 and insists that he and Emre prepare the Smallest Base Ever for the imminent zombie horde. While Emre surrounds the shack with spikes, Aaron races home just in time. Only then Aaron realize that the horde isn't due until tomorrow. To pass the night, Aaron suggests they have sex with pies, and this time, Emre eagerly joins in. The next morning they go back to scavenging, exploring a TV store. While fortifying the Smallest Base Ever, they make plans to relocate to the bunker once the Day 7 horde has been dealt with.|
|91||Field of Spikes||Sep 19, 2015||Link|
|After hunting a "beer bear" through a "beer bar," Aaron and Emre spend the final hours of Day 7 laying down spikes around the Smallest Base Ever. Ultimately they lay down so many spikes that getting back into their shack turns perilous. They hide inside, but immediately hear zombies that have somehow evaded the field of spikes. The next morning, they hack their free of their own defenses, taking more damage than the horde managed to inflict. They begin the process of transferring their gear to the house bunker, discovering a miniature golf course along the way. (They can't tell what it is and eventually decide the golf course was a "people zoo.") Accidentally stumbling across a different house with a bunker under it, they declare it their new home and settle in.|
|92||Bear in the Base||Sep 26, 2015||Link|
|Aaron and Emre spend their first night in the bunker base preparing while zombies batter at the ground above them. They agree to have Emre explore and scavenge while Aaron builds up their base. Emre returns to the city while Aaron plans "Kill Grille" bunker defenses. Aaron is working alone at the base while Emre explores. Aaron decides to join Emre, but when he emerges from the bunker, a bear suddenly chases him back into the tunnel and kills him before teleporting away. After respawning, Aaron heads for the city.|
|93||Cop a Feel||Oct 4, 2015||Link|
|Aaron sees and comments on the skyscraper towering over the city; Emre had seen it earlier, but found it too frightening to explore. They spend the day exploring stores, completely losing track of time. When zombies rush them at sunset, Emre accidentally shotguns Aaron to death. Left alone in the city, Emre attempts to dig up out of the bathroom he has barricaded himself inside, only to cause a collapse, killing himself. The next day, they return to the city to recover their gear, but now have to fight past zombies and their own defenses to reach their backpacks, leaving them nearly defenseless. Emre finally reaches Aaron's backpack just before a zombie cop drops down onto him, killing him.|
|94||Worst Spiked Club Ever||Oct 10, 2015||Link|
|Reunited in the city, Aaron and Emre fight past a mob of zombies and recover Aaron's backpack and confirm that Emre's was destroyed in the collapse. The effort takes all day, and they lose track of time again. Aaron narrowly makes it back to the bunker, while Emre tries hiding in the same bathroom again, resulting in another death. Emre is incredibly frustrated, and he rants and sulks until Aaron stabs him. Abandoning the city, they head out to explore in a different direction the next day. Emre finds a hobbit house just as Aaron is ambushed by a bear.|
|95||Feral Zombie Attack||Oct 17, 2015||Link|
|Aaron and Emre rib each other while searching separate but identical hobbit houses. While Emre crafts, Aaron finds himself fighting off a swarm of zombies. Emre gets trapped in a lumber mill while Aaron goes back home. When Emre finally gets free, Aaron heads out again and discovers a second lumber mill right next to their base. They both end up running home just before sunset and close themselves inside the bunker. The next day, they return to the city to search for much-needed tools. After being distracted by another mini-golf course, they reach the city and opt to explore the skyscraper, which proves extremely disappointing. On their way out, take on their first mutated feral zombie, which nearly kills them.|
|96||Kill Grille||Oct 24, 2015||Link|
|Still freaked out by the feral zombie, Aaron and Emre flee the skyscraper, then explore a bowling alley before running home. They make it home just as the sun sets on Day 12, glad just to have escaped with their lives for once. Jumping ahead to midnight of Day 14 reveals that Aaron has expanded the bunker and added an iron grill to safely fight the following night's feral horde. They have, unfortunately, forgotten to build a bathroom. Aaron spends the day expanding and fortifying the bunker while Emre crafts iron armor. When the horde arrives, Aaron and Emre shoot up through the "Kill Grille" to easily mow down the zombies.|
|97||Home Invasion||Oct 31, 2015||Link|
|Morning after the blood moon finds Aaron and Emre safe in their bunker, but the grounds above the Kill Grille are still crawling with zombies. Digging out to mop up the shambling dead and loot the corpses, Aaron and Emre run into unexpected trouble when a huge pack of dogs suddenly bursts onto the scene.|
|98||Skyscrapist||Nov 6, 2015||Link|
|Fighting the Day 14 horde has used up their supplies, so Aaron insists on returning to the city to thoroughly search the skyscraper. After splitting up, Aaron searches the upper floors while Emre is repeatedly mauled in the streets outside. After a day of disappointing scavenging, Emre learns how to build mini-bikes, to Aaron's utter delight. While holed up in the city overnight, Aaron and Emre imagine that the skyscraper might secretly contain Aaron's greatest desire: a blueberry pie woman.|
|99||Zombie Night Club (Zombie Strip Club)||Nov 8, 2015||Link|
|Still separated, Aaron and Emre continue to fight and loot their way across the city. They decide join back up when Aaron discovers a strip club, but surviving the zombie siege proves challenging. As dogs repeatedly hunt down Emre in the streets, Aaron finds himself literally trapped by the gore piling up around him. After taking shelter for the night, they continue exploring the next day, which leads to both great loot and more deaths. As they finally retreat from the city, Aaron curses the skyscraper, still certain it contains something secret. (Double-length episode.)|
|100||Mini-Bike Morons||Nov 14, 2015||Link|
|Aaron and Emre set out from their base with a gung-ho plan to assemble mini-bikes. After looting a tool store, they spend all day building their first mini-bikes, only to notice right at sunset that they don't have any engines. The next day, they complete a single bike. Aaron takes the bike on a gleeful joyride home. While futilely searching the bunker for mini-bike parts, Aaron realizes he's getting tired of the Kill Grille fort. As the sun sets, Aaron and Emre run into each other in the countryside and decide to take shelter in a nearby large building. However, Aaron finds the building disconcertingly familiar. Despite his reluctance, Aaron agrees to stay at the facility overnight, despite a flood of unpleasant memories. Ignoring Aaron's concerns, Emre insists on clearing out the huge number of zombies he can hear somewhere in the structure, and Aaron finally confesses that they've found his old lab: ground Zero for the zombie apocalypse. Aaron details the origins of the zombie apocalypse while he and Emre wipe out his original test subjects and prepare for the Day 21 horde.|
|101||The Facility||Nov 21, 2015||Link|
|With mere hours left before the Day 21 blood moon, Aaron works on the Facility's defenses while Emre searches the nearby mountains for an engine. Emre nearly runs off a cliff and then wanders lost in the mountains while Aaron pleads with him for sex. Emre finally runs home and reaches the Facility with seconds to spare before nightfall. They use the Facility's indestructible containment cells to survive the blood moon. To pass the night, Emre relents and lets Aaron place his dick near Emre's butt. The next day, they safely snipe at the horde until their rifles break, then head down to clear out the countless stragglers until the base is choked with gore and corpses. Emre is glad to hear Aaron is now feeling guilty for causing the deaths of 6.5 billion people. Emre assure Aaron that there is something he can do to absolve himself of his feelings of guilt.|
|102||#SkyscraperForJesus||Dec 12, 2015||Link|
|Emre proclaims that for Aaron to repent, he must tear down the "skyscraper of Babel." After another night in the containment cells, they desperately search for food, then eventually return to the city. Aaron undermines the base of skyscraper while Emre wanders around on his own. After a full day of effort, including fending off a non-stop stream of zombies, Aaron and Emre succesully cause the skyscraper to collapse! Right down on their heads.|
See Also Edit
|7 Days to Die|
|Episodes||1 - 23 • 24 - 49 • 50 - 71 • 72 - 83 • 84 - 102 • 103 - 118 • 119 - 139 • 140 - 151 • 152 - 175 • 176 - Ongoing|
|Main Characters||Aaron • Emre|
|Characters||Bewt T • Bwett • Epsilon One • Graskull • JWM • Kaydalyn • medhathobo • metastergo • SP Cakes|
|Forts||Ho Motel • Pleasure Town|
|Game Society Series|
|For Pimps||Enderal For Pimps • Fallout For Pimps • Far Cry 4 Pimps • Far Cry Primal For Pimps • GTA For Pimps • Skyrim For Pimps • Yakuza 0 For Pimps|
|Series||7 Days to Die • Angry Hunter • Harry Potter Kinect • Huniepop • Life is Strange • Pony Island|
|Guys Vs Games||Disneyland Adventures • Farming Simulator • Gang Beasts • "Little Girl" Games • Mario Kart Playoffs • Ride to Hell • Scribblenauts|
|Jason's Impressions||Christopher WalkenThrough • Morgan Freeman • Presidential Gaming|
|Others||After Dark • Live Stream • Pod VS Cast • Skyrim (You Choose What We Do)|