Recap: Welcome To Night Vale Ep 46 Parade Day

Are we living a life that's free from harm? Of course not. We never are. But that's not the right question. The question is, are we living a life that's worth the harm?

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.
  • Cliff Hanger: 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.