Well the walking dead is kind of becoming a slaughter house of characters, which is actually kind of fun. In last night’s episode, (this whole site is a big spoiler for talking about the episode after the fact) not only did t-bone get eaten but Laurie bought the farm as well, after giving birth to what looked like a year old baby. Did you see the size of that baby? No wonder she died giving birth, that baby looked like it was 20 pounds.
Anyway, the show has diverged a lot from the comic in this last episode, as usually I don’t really like the changes but the show was ok so whatever. If I remember correctly in the comic they met and kind of integrated the prisoners quickly. I think there were only 4. I am actually re-reading the comic now and there was so much in it that would have made good television. One of the prisoners turned out to be a serial killer and he killed a couple kids that were traveling with Rick and also tried to killed Andrea. Rick beat his face in and in the process wrecked his hand. Carol tried to make out with Laurie and tries to get her to let her be a second wife to Rick, mormon style. There are suicides and more murders amongst the group. None of that is in the show. Instead we get the random black guy letting in the walkers and turning on the sirens to draw more in.
Hershel makes a pretty amazing recovery and is up and limping around in no time. It was pretty good I guess. Then there was the big Laurie give birth and die scene which I actually found kind of boring. The idea of her dying in child birth and Carl having to kill her zombie was pretty good but the execution in the television show did not really grab me. In comic she died from a gun shot wound shortly in the future.
Then there goes T-Dog getting bit and then sacrificing himself for Carol. That was ok kind of cliché but it was fine.