Posted 19 March 2012 - 07:33 PM
Rick just went from a flat character. To an intricate struggle between the old life and the new life.
Rick's development is a microcosm of the world around him.
He went from normal, reasonable, uber-moral, and positive. Then the world goes to poo, as well as, his personal life. Now, he shifts to pragmatic, stern, rational, and tough.
Lori, may seem like a retarded bitch, but I would argue a necessary retarded bitch. If she doesn't do the poo she does, then Shane doesn't go off the deep end, and Rick never reaches his post zombie apocalypse potential.
She actually accidentally did the entire group a huge favor. I liked Shane's toughness and practicality, but he had no focus and patience. Now, She pretty much forced Rick to take on the qualities that would help lead a group in this new world, but now the group doesn't have to deal with the conflict.
How the fug has T-dogg lasted this long.
Also, I am really happy they didn't kill off Hershel. I know that was the original plan and I saw it coming, but I am glad they didnt. He has some really interesting possibilities. He represents how religion and faith, at its highest levels, would be tested.