I want to know what is up with the "these cop zombies don't have bites stuff".
I think it's setting up the idea that the illness moves around other ways, possibly that some are just immune to it and others weren't, and being bitten is only one way to get it. I was thinking the coma girl was tied into this, and she got "scratched" or some zombie spittle in her eye or whatever, but I guess not.
Just watched this week's episode while I had a little down time and was working on some junk... Yay. Good times. Zombie-rific.
By the way, here's some other things Rick needs to start emphasizing to the group, since he decided to lecture Shane on the knives to the head...
-Reinforce some of those cars. Make them weapons. Welding isn't terribly hard, but you can also do some riveted reinforcement to the front of those pieces of **** you're driving and make mobile weapons.
-Make some combustable **** already! Zombies hate fire. Even Dale would know this and he's worthless.
-Reinforce the farm with some outer defenses... Tire spikes on the road in, etc. Something... Anything. Board up the first floor some at least. These people are lazy when they've got nothing but time.
-Make some friggin' shields already. Shields were every bit a weapon in the middle-ages, but it doesn't really take a history professor in the group to bring this to their attention. Tear down some stop signs, get a drill, some rivets, and some leather. Instant light, but highly destructive close-quarters defensive/offensive weapon.
-Likewise... knives are nice, but machetes and swords are better for hack/slash.
-Find some more bows... It's Georgia. Besides finding racecars, Hooch, and the zombie of Roscoe P. Coaltrain, I'd imagine finding some bow hunting **** would be easy. Compound bows aren't simple to use without practice but at least you can practice with them without wasting ammo. Crossbows are much simpler to use by everyone though and again, it's friggin' Georgia. There's gotta be stores everywhere with bows and other gear in them.
-Going back to the shields... make some armor. Somethign as simple as taking a heat gun and curling a "forearm guard" out of a for sale sign would go a long way in helping you survive a close encounter.
I'd have already killed and eaten this group, even if I wasn't a zombie.