Originally Posted by Leto II
Thought this was one of the better episodes. The ending, in particular, was electric. The only thing I call BS on is Lori's car-crash. With all of the completely-plausible ways for someone to sustain a life-threatening injury in this universe, having her drive off to fetch Rick when he'd only been gone an hour or two really isn't justifiable.
After mulling and reading the AV Club's review, I'd have to say that the writers seem to be getting into the strengths they have in the current situation; right now it appears there is no conflict with Hershel, but now that both groups appear to be on the same page, and they are aware there is another group (the Philly guys said as much) in the area, they have to defend what they do have from others. Less annoying than the stasis they were in over the first part of the season.
The car crash was a big, red fucking siren of a plot device - to say nothing of the logic of "perhaps we should send off two of our more capable people to get OUR ONLY DOCTOR" being questioned, there was the sense of what, exactly, Lori expected she was going to do. Did she think that Rick, Glenn, and Hershel were going to settle things and figure "aw hell it's early, let's stick around for a few more drinks!" She would probably be worse than useless in that situation, in that she's one more person (in addition to Hershel) that falls more on the "debit" than "asset" side of the scale if they run into walkers.
One last thing - admittedly Glenn didn't have much chance to pull the trigger, but he looked like he didn't want to point a gun at ANYBODY even when they had Rick between them, and he also looked very uncomfortable with how things went down at the end. Curious to see if that has repercussions down the line, or if it's something that could be used to create real drama/conflict that will be forgotten in order to just have people creating drama/conflict by being stupid.