Another episode of which I wasn't a big fan.
Carol gets snuck-up on by a fat cookie-seeking kid? Rick ready to pop a cap in some physician's ass so he can get some? Daryl becoming the least suspicious of the core because some dude likes horses?
I get Rick going darker, and that's an interesting turn, but the rest of them becoming incompetent this quickly just doesn't sit well with me.
I'm actually really liking this last few.
Carol's in a new area, trying to focus and hurry. As someone with a lot of kids in my neighborhood, I've been surprised like that a few times in my own garage. And I'm not focused on stealing guns with a party going a few houses down. This was a setup to show how dark she really is or what lengths she will go to, so I'm willing to overlook a sneaky kid.
Rick's been in a pretty crazy world where it's take or be taken. I think that scene was meant to show how hard it is to just come back to a "normal" life after being on the run in that environment so long. He didn't whip the gun out and point it. I thought it was a good way to show how hard it is for him and the crew to assimilate. Would be dumb and lazy if they didn't have some kind of adjustment issue.
Daryl has been in need of companionship since he lost Beth. Brother's gone, Beth's gone, Carol's gone homemaker under cover. Everybody needs friendship. Daryl not taking a gun is more about him deciding to put some trust into something other than himself.
I thought all of these were really great character building moments. I like the on-the-run action, but stuff like this is what makes us care whether they live or die. Pretty good writing IMO.