^^ Yeah. More likely they're keeping the Lori actor around as Rick's delusion for a while.
Poor Rick is totally off the deep end. I, too, assumed that he wanted to get her remains out of the zombie to bury her, but the ring theory is a good one.
Daryl cracks me up, though. Civilization collapses, decent people give up their ethics for the sake of survival, but here's a hillbilly who found his better angels in the wake of the apocalypse. Seeing him feeding and talking to the baby was hilarious. And then putting the flower on the grave. He's a classic.
So are the prison and Mayberry storylines ever going to converge or will Micchone and Andrea escape and find the prison. I'm hoping to someday see Micchone smile.