In a post-apocalyptic world, you just can't trust people. You can't. I think Rick made the right choice ignoring that hitchhiker.
Rick would be dead how many times now if it wasn't for strangers? Morgan saved him from the horrors of the new world. Glen saved him from the tank. The CDC guy let Rick and them inside (yes, he was gonna blow them up). Oscar shot Andrew instead of Rick.
Hershel saved Carl's life.
It's about circumstances. One lone guy on the road, they don't know anything about him, but the three of them...all of them are KILLERS. They know they are. After being around them 5 minutes, the backpacker's the one who'd have feared them. And they could've merely dropped him off in town...for Morgan to shoot.
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I don't know... screaming at the top of your lungs is the mark of an idiot. I can't imagine how dude survived 5 minutes much less a year. So I can understand not picking up a random idiot
Could be that he was desperate. Like, say Rick's group has been at how many times now?
Did none of those cars in the middle of the road run, though? That's what I wondered? Why didn't he hide in a ride, at least.