This pandemic is the story of our lives and we’ve reached the cliffhanger. The next installment in this inaction adventure features the plot twist that will reveal an Everest-size foreshadowing of what’s to come. Nuances will be cast aside as we learn the answer to a question that can be boiled down to this: What Will Happen In Georgia? As reported in WaPo, many protagonists are confident, including the state’s governor: “In this grand gamble, Georgia has gone first, with Gov. Brian Kemp dismissing public health experts who’ve warned that opening too soon could cause a catastrophic surge of deaths, placing his faith instead in the citizens of Georgia to make up their own minds about what risks and sacrifices they were willing to accept.” That attitude was seconded by an extra only identified as Her Husband: “It’s a personal choice. If you want to stay home, stay home. If you want to go out, you can go out. I’m not in the older population. If I was to get it now, I’ve got a 90 percent chance of getting cured. Also, I don’t know anybody who’s got it.” Jeff was even more enthusiastic: “I think you have to live life. I know what people are going to say — ‘Those selfish idiots are killing our old people!'” It’s true that many of those experiencing this pandemic would respond in precisely that way. But when it comes to the big picture, we’re all rooting for the exact same plot twist: Hurrah for the one that gives us hope, and YGTBFKM to the one that means we’ve got a lot of digging to do before we see even a glimpse of a light at the end of the tunnel. Left, Right, Center, Rich, Poor … we all want the Governor to have gambled right, for Her Husband’s demeanor and analysis to appear prescient, and for Jeff’s antagonists to be left only to shrug their soldiers and admit their mistake: “What can we say? The selfish idiots actually didn’t kill any of our old people.” We all want the same outcome because if Georgia can safely be free, we’ll all soon be free. So what will be the answer? Like all cliffhangers, we won’t know for a while. Those who cover and analyze these stories are convinced this plot twist will turn tragic. But the main characters have turned to improv. Culture wars aside, we’re gonna need a Hollywood ending.