I hate Carl. That little shit lacks basic common sense and deserves to be purged from the gene pool. Also, why is it that Rick and Lori are keeping zero tabs on their child in the middle of a GODDAMN ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE? They were just nonchalantly chit-chatting on the porch and never thought, "Gee, we have a child. There are zombies and guns everywhere. MAYBE we should find out where our moody child has been for the last several hours."? He's acting up, talking back to other adults, going to hang out with the friendly hostage, and just generally being a moody wreck, and they don't think it's a good idea to make sure he's within sight of an adult at all times?
I thought the turn of events with Dale was exciting, but it scares me about the direction we're headed. There has frankly... Been very little character development the past few episodes. Aside from watching lengthy discussions about how neutral everyone is about everything, Dale was one of the few people generating interesting dialog. He wasn't such a passive, boring character. Glenn and Daryl are probably our best hopes for that now. I do hope they show more Daryl.
I would have shot the hostage by now.