I loved the episode too... But I agree with some points brought up.
Why not leave the vet school the same way? Really odd situation. I read a synopsis online that stated that their old path was blocked, but I don't recall a mention or visual of that... One can assume it I guess, but still it's weird and I just don't recall them saying or showing that at all.
What are the odds that shop just happened to have a battery on the rack for that van? That's possible but also not likely. It's also not likely that you'll fix it that easily after it's sat for 2 years without the fluids in it (they were really REALLY filling those).
Totally agree on the meds too... Why leave any? What might you need down the road?
Agree on the kids... Really? These two manage? I'd think the fat guy on a hove-a-round with a neck like a pack of hotdogs would have a greater chance of survival than these two nudniks but stranger things have happened I guess. There was a sort of implication that they "sneak" around more than engage zombies. Kind of like Glen used to do things.
Jerricho, definitely... What a disaster that was last week, but Jerricho this week should sit in EVERY week. Dude dominated, and thinks stuff out to logical conclusions. I dug him. No clue who the girl was but she can sit around looking cute too I guess, but Jerricho even acknowledging last week's debacle was just great on his part too.
Carol, they were gushing over her on TD, and personally I think it was misplaced praise...
Carol DID F up by ignoring Rick and going out to clean the hose line. Rick saved her. She'd be dead without him risking his life to fix her going "Shane Mode" there.
Carol DID F up by killing Karen and Decatur Dave... And again, her ****** decision changed nothing and made a bad situation worse by pitting herself against Tyrese and forcing Rick to choose what to do there.
Carol DID F up the kids... 2 new people, idiots as they were and relatively useless it seemed (except for laboring back at camp) were killed because, once again, Carol went "Shane Mode" on Rick and overrode him right in front of them. They'd said they needed to pop off 5 rounds to bring down a walker. They didn't have a knife on them it seemed. And the girl had a spooky foot. You can't have spooky foots in the zombie apocalypse.
That's 3 major flubs by Carol right there... but on Talking Dead they're saying how she's become a better leader than Rick... Oh REALLY?
Yeah, no. She's making decisions coldly, but she's clearly making the wrong ones routinely. That's a bad leader. Shane was a better leader. Seriously.
Being cold and indifferent can be good, when you need to be. But Carol I think fancied herself far tougher than she actually is... Like McMetal said, she's saying, "I'll handle Tyrese". Riiiiiiiiggggghhhhhttttt... with your slippery fingers on your machete?
I went from being a Carol fan to sort of not liking her anymore this past episode.
At least Rick sent her off in what appeared to be a nice sensible Ford wagon.
So at the end of the day, besides the Carol praise on TD, and a couple questionable (but possible I guess) plot holes, I liked the episode a ton...
Oh and yeah I'll reiterate the Bob thing... Darryl/Bob talked about his demons and Darryl pats him on the back, only to have Darryl, Tyrese, and Michone have to save Bob because he's hanging onto a half-drunk bottle of Old Crow like he's Elsa and it's the Holy Grail about to cross the seal (Matt will hate that reference).
Bob f'd up. And needed to fill that with some of those friggin' meds they left behind!
And man those traps would be awesome to have too... Cages up in trees just out of zombie reach with rats? You'd have a great barrier in the forest around the prison if you did a bunch of those up.
A totally side gripe about the series overall is the mechanical inaccuracies... I brought it up a little with the battery "luck" and seemingly easy fix there, but gasoline goes bad when it sits and it had sat in that van for some time... That alone, it can be tough to turn a car over that's sat after 2 years, much less modern ones with fuel injection and stuff. That's why things like Sea Foam and Lucas Fuel Injector Cleaner works... Bad gas can easily stall any car out. They have gas to spare at times it seems though too... Again that seems off.
Bio Diesel I'd buy... But not all the gas they're coming up with.