They called this episode Wildfire but I have unofficially changed that title to Resistance because these folks have a serious aversion to making the tough choices required when one survives a zombie outbreak. They seemed to have decided on a protocol for if someone in camp gets attacked and bitten, but when it actually happens they all fall apart...and suddenly the rules have changed. Everyone recognizes the need for rules and leadership so why can't they stick with the program? Emotions are such a tricky thing. This episode was quite emotional, something I find rather odd for a zombie show and that demonstration of humanity is why I keep watching. Daryl seems to be the only one that can detach himself from the task at hand and just get it done, although we know this attitude costs him. He's growing on me more and more with each new episode. Damn hillbilly:)
Tough questions for the week (my answers are listed in red):
1. Would you have let Amy wake up like that before killing her?
I actually thought the Amy situation was one of the most selfish acts I've witnessed so far, especially since it seemed to have been done out of guilt. Waiting until your dead sister reawakens as a zombie is probably not the right time to apologize for all your mistakes. I kept waiting for Amy to chomp on her face.
2. How would you react if a member of camp turned up bitten?
Absolutely no clue what to do! Killing seems so wrong but watching someone suffer like that is outrageous. Can you imagine how that feels knowing that you are a few hours away from becoming a walker? I'm glad they finally realized that the decision belonged to Jim and Jim alone. I wanted to cry for him.
3. Would you dig graves?
No. I thought the burning of bodies was actually quite honorable. Isn't that how the Jedi handle death?