Recap / Welcome To Night Vale Ep 46 Parade Day

"Just act natural. Just act like all of nature. Just act like the entire cycle of life and death and change and rebirth. Welcome to Night Vale."

There's a parade in Night Vale; a totally non-secret parade, with absolutely no visits from dangerous runaway children, which is in absolutely no way just a front to overthrow an evil, corporate regime. Also, a brief update on traffic, Mayor Pamela Winchell releases another press conference, and the scientists investigate mysterious doors which have been appearing around the town.

Tropes present in Parade Day include:

  • Adorkable: Cecil and Carlos's interactions just drip with this.
  • Bilingual Bonus: Throughout the episode (and even in the credits) there are messages in Morse Code.
  • Blatant Lies: In the beginning of the episode, Cecil continually reminds everyone that the parade is just a parade, really. Later, Pamela Winchell admitting the existence of angels only to retract her statement not long after.
  • Cliffhanger: Ends with Strex Management breaking into the studio, and Cecil getting taken away by Lauren and a mysterious other man (possibly Cecil's brother or Kevin).
  • Downer Ending: The rebellion fails, leading to the capture of both the child army and Cecil.
  • The Revolution Will Not Be Civilized: Or successful.

"Today's proverb: If you love something, set it free. If it starts flying around and chirping, it was probably a bird."