I'm finallllllly caught up on WD again after falling behind the last few weeks. Good episodes. This last one with the Flu/Fence epidemics at the same time was fun, bhtough I thought the flu thing was handled kinda shoddy. There was no better way to lock the sick people down in case they turned? Didn't it seem like initially people turned fast, then with this last wave of the flu it took them days and days? I know Hershel's tea was supposed to help a bit, but come one. Then people get the antibiotics and they're all good the next day. I'm just getting over the flu (non Zombie kind) and have pneumonia as a fall out, so if everyone is happy and dancing in the next episode I'm going to be very disappointed that whatever wonder drug they randomly found in the animal school isn't somehow available at my local Walgreen's.
I'm still not clear on who was feeding the rats. They seemed to come from inside the fence. Is the Governor really sneaking inside the fence to drop off a few dead mice each week? You'd think he could wreck more havok taking out the water supply or letting all the farm animals loose. I think someone inside, maybe one of the kids, was feeding zombies thinking that they're still people in some way. Didn't the infected girl that Carol was watching say something to that effect last episode? "Yeah, they're zombies, but they're still sort of people." Heck, if the Governor was going to go that far, why not just open up the front gate? I think he's laid some kind of trap or bigger sabotage that we've not seen yet.
I read a few posts about how people think the zombies go into a state of hibernation or just wear away. I've read all the books and don't recall anything about that, so if anyone has a source I'd love to read it again. I think in the WWZ novel they talked about zombies getting cold and freezing up with the winter, but I don't recall any WD lore about that. I think they get more docile when there;s no stimulus present, like obvious prey or noises drawing them somewhere because they don't really know where to go, but I don't think we've seen any evidence yet of them just wearing out. I don't think Kirkman wants "let's just wait around 5 years and they'll die off" to be a realistic solution in the book or the show.
Can't wait for next week. Like everyone else - I've stopped watching TD. Can't dedicate an hour to a show talking about another hour long show. That's ridiculous.