Tom Hendricks wrote:
My only issue with how Shane died, was how he died. As in being killed by Rick and then put down by Carl. I personally would have preferred that Carl actually killed Shane to protect his father. You could have kept the same setup, with Shane leading Rick out into the woods, with Carl following them. I would have had Carl find the gun that Shane hid and that Shane would have been killed with his own gun. I think it would have been a little more satisfying in the end, to me at least.
Might that be chalked up to "cultural sensitivity" toward seeing a child commit such an act of violence? Zombies, sure.. But an actual human life?
I know it's a stretch, but with the way networks think, these days, I wouldn't be surprised if that was the reason.
Then again, it could have just been the writers giving Carl an "act of redemption" for not killing the zombie that killed Dale...