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Old February 15 2012, 07:28 PM   #901
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Not a lot of time passed, but more than a day. My guess was a week. Yes, an improbably amount of time to heal from a gunshot, but this is television we're talking about.
I've been impressed with how realistic the show had tried to stay to what may be likely situations in a real zombie apolocopyse. Why would be they bungle it now?

But agreed - a week + is likely between Carl's surgery and seemingly full recovery.
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Old February 15 2012, 08:04 PM   #902
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That scene made me laugh. You'd think after the zombie apocalypse, you'd be able to take your eyes off the road for two seconds, but nooo...
Problem is: you hit a zombie, but so what? No guilt, don't even bother to swerve. Crash into it and don't bother looking back. Reaction to hitting a human shouldn't be the same as a zombie. If anything that's good, one less wandering around. Sure, wrecked the windshield, but not a huge problem that requires swerving and flipping the car...
Its a reflex reaction. You hit something that looks like a human you react like you think it's a human. It's not a video game where your mind has already been trained to think about hitting zombies.
I hit a deer once (fortunately I'd slowed down because another deer had already crossed the road), and I can tell you, that freaked me out plenty! Even though the stupid thing committed suicide in front of my car by jumping out of the bushes at me, I felt bad about it, since it was a mammal and not a bug or something. So I can imagine the gut reaction of seeing a human shape bouncing off the hood of your car.
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Old February 15 2012, 08:11 PM   #903
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Problem is: you hit a zombie, but so what? No guilt, don't even bother to swerve. Crash into it and don't bother looking back. Reaction to hitting a human shouldn't be the same as a zombie. If anything that's good, one less wandering around. Sure, wrecked the windshield, but not a huge problem that requires swerving and flipping the car...
Zombie or otherwise, something that size coming through your windshield is a possibility you really want to avoid; plenty of people have been seriously injured or killed that way. "Keep your eyes on the road" is probably as valid post-ZA as it ever was, maybe more so if wildlife is getting used to the roads being deserted, plus unattended livestock and so on. But maybe she's always driven that way.

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It doesn’t make any sense whatsoever that she absolutely had to get Hershel, none whatsoever. Guess you guys are right in that it doesn’t make any sense to go to a known <walker> area where a known “walker-catcher” got killed and Shane barely got away, but I don’t know. Nothing makes any sense when it comes to Lori.
Yeah, it seemed like it might just be pique at Daryl telling her off. "You won't do what I want? Well I'll show you!" Didn't show a lot of sense, to me.



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Old February 15 2012, 08:12 PM   #904
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I hit a deer once (fortunately I'd slowed down because another deer had already crossed the road), and I can tell you, that freaked me out plenty! Even though the stupid thing committed suicide in front of my car by jumping out of the bushes at me, I felt bad about it, since it was a mammal and not a bug or something. So I can imagine the gut reaction of seeing a human shape bouncing off the hood of your car.
Her reaction was 100% natural. I've seen people practically flip the car to miss a possom which is a god awfully ugly creature and a general menace.

What doesn't make sense however is why she took off in the car. The group has faced more dangerous situations than the sick woman who wasn't even facing imminent danger.
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Old February 15 2012, 08:19 PM   #905
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The biggest problem I have with any "realistic" timeline is how quickly the CDC ran out of power. Are they really not prepared to last more than a few months during a massive outbreak? Has the government forgotten about nuclear power?
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Old February 15 2012, 08:42 PM   #906
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The biggest problem I have with any "realistic" timeline is how quickly the CDC ran out of power. Are they really not prepared to last more than a few months during a massive outbreak? Has the government forgotten about nuclear power?
Not to mention the fact that several natural gas and oil pipelines criss-cross the US underground and are piped directly to large petroleum and natrual gas storage facilities - one such large facility is here in Atlanta.
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Old February 15 2012, 08:55 PM   #907
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I also think it took Rick more than a single day to reach atlanta.
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Old February 16 2012, 12:08 AM   #908
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but I think it's one more day
shane and andrea do the nasty and andrea discovers her inner klingon, dale tells hershel that they know about the barn, lori tells rick she's pregnant and about her and shane, maggie and glen go to town to get morning after pills and maggie tells glen they treat him like walker bait

day 12
shand and hershel take walkers for a walk, daryl calls carol a stupid bitch and apolagizes, shane opens the barn
The problem with your time line is it's unclear how long it takes Carl to recover from his gunshot wound.

One day he's laying in the bed recovering and the next he's learning to shoot with Shane, seemingly fully recovered from his injuries.

Presumably it would take more than a day or two after having major surgery to be back on his feet and 100%.
Not a lot of time passed, but more than a day. My guess was a week. Yes, an improbably amount of time to heal from a gunshot, but this is television we're talking about.
I don't know if improbable is really a concern for the writers. It is a zombie show after all.
I don't know why they would show the rest of the show day by day, then suddenly jump ahead in time with no explanation. And Carl was told to go rest in the last episode. Just because he is out of bed doesn't mean he is fully recovered.
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Old February 16 2012, 02:32 AM   #909
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Old February 16 2012, 07:45 AM   #910
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If I were Glen I wouldn't put that end of a shotgun towards my head, just sayin
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Old February 16 2012, 10:39 AM   #911
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That's pretty funny.

I still wonder if the Zombie virus didn't save Carl. There's still the question of what happened to Rick during the advent of the Apocalypse. He may be a "living Zombie." And, since Carl is his kid, he may have the same genetic structure to allow that to happen.
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Old February 16 2012, 04:02 PM   #912
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Maybe Rick is patient zero. LOL
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Old February 16 2012, 04:35 PM   #913
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Zombie or otherwise, something that size coming through your windshield is a possibility you really want to avoid; plenty of people have been seriously injured or killed that way. "Keep your eyes on the road" is probably as valid post-ZA as it ever was, maybe more so if wildlife is getting used to the roads being deserted, plus unattended livestock and so on. But maybe she's always driven that way.
Hazards would include stuff that would be cleaned up or fixed pre-apocalypse: abandoned vehicles, various debris, fallen tree limbs, and, as time passes, washed out roads, bridges, unfilled potholes, flooded areas, etc.
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Old February 16 2012, 11:17 PM   #914
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I still wonder if the Zombie virus didn't save Carl. There's still the question of what happened to Rick during the advent of the Apocalypse. He may be a "living Zombie." And, since Carl is his kid, he may have the same genetic structure to allow that to happen.
There's still the question of what the CDC guy whispered to Rick. It might have been about the living zombie idea. Couldn't have been Lori's pregnancy since that came as a surprise to Rick.

Here's a brief and largely unenlightening article on the topic.

Lincoln said the message—which Jenner uttered right before committing suicide—should be revealed this season, and he notes it is "pivotal" for Rick.

"This is a scientist who seemingly held all the cards to what this epidemic is about, and I do think, you know, you would imagine he would have something of value to say on that matter," he said. "Well, he chose to kill himself."
Something about the zombie plague that is more upsetting than, yknow, just the zombie plague part...hmmm...

I'm sticking with "You're already dead, and that's not a metaphor."

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Old February 17 2012, 12:24 AM   #915
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That would make the most sense. "Uh, technically you're a zombie, although you don't appear contagious or show any signs..."

Makes Carl's quick re-animation, err, recovery make a lot more sense, too. Got a lot of daddy's blood, and then everything seems to be just fine. Could he have the non-death flavor of zombie-ism? Maybe even the thing they were going for in the evil science lab that created this? (isn't it always an experiment gone a little wrong? Super-soldiers, cure for cancer, whatever)
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