Someone, and now I forget who, said the saw's blade was too dull to cut well so he cut his hand off due to that... Merle did have the time constraint of drinking something too, which I'm sure in the Atlanta heat on a high-rise rooftop probably was not going well.
I think maybe his brother said about the blade being dull... I was doing metal work this past weekend, and dull blades won't cut much. Cop handcuffs are, I think, pretty strong too. The pipe would actually probably have been weaker metal but obviously a lot thicker to cut through... probably balances out.
What I don't get is how he got inside/downstairs in geek-fest 2010.
I'm sticking with the, "animals can lose a limb and live", theory... I had a cat that happened to, one I still have that had its leg half-ripped-off for a day + and we had to have it amputated for it. I've seen even deer missing a leg. I suppose it's possible. Agreed though that they took the above advice on the wound being sealed up.
It's kind of amazing what adrenaline can do for people's longevity I guess. What I find odd though is how the episode ended, but where's Merle at? No way he couldn't beat them to the camp, if he's driving, so what's up with that then?
I found the Zombie attack at the end kind of weird too... So they wandered out in one big pack, to the camp? Huh? And they didn't get tangled in any of the traps the people had for them (they had tin can traps and other things set up in the trees). I also couldn't gather who got chewed up and who didn't too. I saw people getting chewed up that nobody seemed to really care about afterwards. That was odd.
And man, if you're going for that big bag of guns, I'd have gone back for that .50 then. There has to be other military hardware out there too near the tank/checkpoint where the bag was dropped, but if those gang guys really wanted firepower, get the hell back out and get that .50. It'd be a zombie lawnmower from a strategic, protected position. It'd f up anyone coming to steal your old people's stuff too.
I'm curious who we'll see come back up in the episode too, and who may just fade off... Will the black guy and his kid come back? Will the group link up with the gang and old people? And the looter/raider thing is almost bound to come back up.
Great series... REally is fantastic. I can't wait to see more every week, even though I usually wind up having to wait a little bit.