3) Sometimes, we have to take one for the team.
What was, in my opinion, one of the saddest things in Sunday’s episode of The Walking Dead, was the death of Earl. While Earl didn’t have too prominent of a role until last season, he’s quickly become a favorite character of mine, and, it was sad to see him go, especially in the fashion he did.
For those who don’t know, during the battle with the Whisperers and their horde, Earl was bitten on the forearm by a walker and, with no doctor around, and having to flee for his life with the kids in tow, was unable to do anything about it.
What was worse was that Earl knew. He knew that his clock was, officially, ticking, and that there was nothing he could do to stop it.
One thing Earl knew he could do, however, was try to put himself down before he turned, so as not to risk Judith or any of the other kids getting bitten by him, in turn. He failed, but, not for a lack of trying.
While this was, obviously, an extreme case, the fact is, if you’re bitten by a zombie and can’t get the bite treated for one reason or another, what Earl did is a sacrifice that…you may have to make.
What I’m saying is: If you get infected by a zombie, you need to do everything you can to prevent yourself from turning around and infecting others. It may not be pleasant, but, you can’t go around risking the rest of your group being infected, now can you? Whatever you do, just make sure you don’t infect everyone else in your group.