With you on the kid. I was mostly mad that he lost the gun.
Also - what is UP with the big black dude? I'm not even looking up his character name so I can talk about him. That's how little they've made me care about him since the roof way back when.
I know Dale is supposed to be the conscience or whatever... if I say I won't miss him at all, what does that say about me?
One question though. You're out at night. Walking around. You see a cow mutilated. Do you approach or do you raise your weapon, do an immediate 360, like "Where's the fucking walker" and start backing toward your camp? Or shouting for help?
I don't think I could execute anyone in front of any of my children either, for what it's worth.
I wish the kid would have really chucked the rocks at the walker stuck in the mud. Like hummed it off the side of it's skull with some chunks of gore and everything. Instead of those limp-wristed tosses. That was weak
Agree with Dale approaching the cow, "the black guy" and letting your kid wander around the zombie infested earth.
I also agree with the limp wristed rock throw, peg that zombie! But why would a kid get so close? Why not shoot at it from across the stream or at least torment it with rocks? I don't buy that a kid would get that close.
What's the answer to the problem of the prisoner? I found myself struggling with that question last night. Kinda applies to out situation here a bit, doesn't it?
Here's my attempt at a smirk (or is it funk) analyzation :
Dale represented what society and humans use to be, the kid represents what they are going to be. And the new way killed off the old way.
They should have let the zombies do it back at the school bus. Now I know he was driving the car as they save Shane, so it would have been extra cold to then turn around and throw him back - so maybe impossible there. But bringing him back at all from that road trip was the mistake.
Did you also notice that they failed to mention that the kid knew Maggie? That Maggie never spoke up with any additional information about the kid during the parlay? How did they just let that whole bit fly? The reason they can't just drive him away was not because of "How dangerous it was last time" but because he KNOWS where the farm is and how to find it.
Honestly, that factor alone requires a confirmed kill shot for him.
I agree on the past/future analysis Appy. Dale's speech about "That's not a world I want to live in!" was clearly designed to foreshadow his death later in the episode - because of course, guess what buddy - you already live there.
I thought it was more like a symbol of giving his daughter away. Like the watch was a dowery or something. It seemed to me to be a conversation that should have taken place AFTER Glen asked him for his blessing.
Totally agreed on the meaning. What I'm saying is that I think Herschel knows that Glenn is holding back some partially because Herschel himself hasn't approved, and also because of his loyalty to his group. So he was trying to fix the fact that he'd so clearly communicated disapproval in the past, and let Glenn know that if HE did want to ask for a blessing, that he would give it - and maybe even tell him that he hoped that they WOULD work it out.
I mean, it's a small house - he's gotta know most of what is going on.
Yeah. Well, we're growing Herschel's character. His philosophical change tracks with Dale's - both were defenders of a world that no longer exists, and maybe that move was his recognition that it's truly gone? That and "I'm leaving it to Rick" - the old ways are done DEAD.
The prisoner said "I went to school with Maggie, but she didn't even know I was alive". It's possible, my sister will say "remember so and so, they graduated a year behind you".... No idea! I didnt see it as a plot hole, just a way to not dump him.
I really thought the kid was going to kill the prisoner.
The boy has defintely become a lot more brave. I was more concerned about Carl shooting himself in the foot than getting eaten by the zombie. I didn't want you guys to think I WAS giving away spoilers the other day.
I didn't even know who Daryl was until I read this thread. I had to GIS and when I did I thought "Oh yeah. Murphy MacManus". He'll always be a Boondock Saint to me but I like his character in this show.
B is glad Dale is gone. I had a soft spot for him.