Gotham Central wrote:
That said, I do find t odd that the comics are suggesting that only 18 months have passed. I wonder why they slowed down?
Probably they want to extend and capitalize on the drama related to Lori's pregnancy. And she cannot be pregnant for 18 months.
Great episode. IIRC however most people without meds and modern medicine die form an amuptation. Wasn't the mortality rate of such procedures during the civil war nearly 90% or even higher? So it seems unlikely to me that Herschel without antibiotics and only a belt to stop the bleeding would be able to live.
The execution of the prisoners was necessary. Rick saw the crazy guy was likely a murderer based on his behavior with the zombie's and had to rid the group of the hazards of keeping him around.
I was a little confused however why the young black kid ran? But in the end Rick has completed his transformation from reasonable nice guy to complete survivalist who will do anything to protect the group.