i haven't read any of the comics, and i don't care if anyone throws out any spoilers
Myself and a few others who aren't caught up in the comics do care, so please don't, haha.
And Beth/Tyrese weren't "main" to me... I mean, in the sense that they stuck around longer than a nanosecond, they were I guess, but I didn't consider either one that integral to everything. That's why I found the outrage unbearable. And while I watch Talking Dead for a few bits, I'm over Hardwick with the moral support when a character croaks. Just, seriously, enough of that **** already. It's a TV show, and anyone you're catering too with that is either mentally defective or a teenage girl. It's dumb.
I found the tornado..... odd. But it happens I guess. Georgia's not like Kansas though so it's weird that this happens now to this group of people and stuff. Whatever though.
I didn't mind the episode... Actually I was quite excited to see wild dogs, finally. Animals being a threat seemed like something grossly overdue in this show. I liked seeing the lowest point for some characters, and the general mundane and depressing nature of the situation for a while. No excitement, no living folks (well, almost none), just the group traveling... It's like the shots of the Dwarves trying to make it to the Lonely Mountain... You had to have some walking shots.
Almost as weird as the tornado is their inability, at all, to find water. This is Georgia, not the Sahara, so it just doesn't jive really well. I mean, even if there is drought, that doesn't happen overnight. And it seems like the woods look quite lush and the soil isn't parched, yet somehow every source of water for a 100 miles any direction is suddenly gone? Weird. Doesn't anyone have a goddam map? Rivers, creeks, and streams are generally marked on them, as are ponds and lakes.