I try not to be one of those people who tells other people how to raise their kids, unless it’s something really egregious like when I’m on a plane and a toddler reaches back between the seats to grab my dinner and throw it on my lap. Or like when I’m sitting in a waiting room and some punk kid with markers starts drawing on my pink J. Crew beach dress.
In those cases, and others like them, I will absolutely tell people how to raise their kids and where they can go. Admittedly, those situations are few and far between and I’ve learned that a quick, nasty look will scare the wee perps away before my banana bread or clothes get damaged. So, telling parents off like that isn’t a common thing for me.
Why the effing hell isn’t someone watching Carl?
It’s not like they’re at the mall or the family barbeque where Carl can wander off, get into some minor mischief and maybe burn his eyebrows off. In the zombie apocalypse, when Carl wanders off and gets into things, he leads walkers back into camp and they kill Dale.
Goddamn Rick and Lori, not checking in with each other to make sure one of ‘em was watching their boy. I liked Dale a hell of a lot better than I like either one of them and now he’s gone and it’s all their fault.
The Grimes family ruins everything.
That all said, Dale was wrong about not killing the kid. I get where he was coming from and it was an admirable place; one aimed toward carrying on as civilized people. But, people need civilization to keep them civilized and in a world with no laws and no institutions, there are no civilized people. There are only survivors and those they choose to protect.
And now, T-Dog Watch!
This week, T-Dog got almost an entire line! You’ll notice in that scene everyone in the room got a full line, even the blonde lady who we haven’t seen since the show came back. Meanwhile, T-Dog got only a partial line in before Dale shouted him down.
Christ, I can’t wait for the Governor to show up. And for the awesomesauce that is Michonne.