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Should Omid have died?

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After watching the fourth episode of the Walking Dead and following the scene whereas Omid is shown to have died from his infection, but is in fact alive I got the feeling that his sudden burst of life was out of nowhere and illogical.

For one he appeared to have no pulse (shown by Christa checking his wrist and making a worried face) along with a lack of breathing and then suddenly he wakes up, even if he had been asleep I am sure he would have been woken up by everyone entering the room and thus his springing to life was completely out of nowhere in my opinion which I believe in terms of the walking dead is unrealistic.

Another thing is that it took the survivors a whole night to get the medication to Omid and if one takes not of the state he was in prior to their leaving there was very little chance of survival and thus when he was just lying still on the bed it would have made more sense for him to be dead than just sleeping.

That is my general opinion on the scene itself. What do you guys think about this scene?

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  • Nah, I'm glad the guy lived through the ordeal simply because I found it both more surprising and left off the game with a little bit more hope for Clem and Christa. The game did a really good job at making me expect that Omid was not going to make it, so it surprised me when he lived after all. Having Omid live also made the entire Crawford siege much more worthwhile because it at least allowed Omid to live since all the other supplies were meant for the boat that eventually got stolen.

  • Eh, although I love Omid (more like Bromid, eh eh?) but I would have been fine if he died. Honestly I thought episode four was somewhat lacking in deaths, yeah we had Brie and Chuck but they're kind of minor characters (despite how beloved Chuck is). There's also Molly but I seriously doubt that she died. Only main character death in that episode is Ben, and you get to chose if he lives or not.

  • Nope. Knowing that death is everywhere in TWD, I expected him to die, so it was such a surprise and a relief he got better. It was a nice little twist.

  • There would be no happy/funny moments without Omid, so...
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    Bromid FTW

  • I find it pretty improbable that he's so healthy and awake in EP5.

  • @dinofire said: There would be no happy/funny moments without Omid, so...
    Bromid FTW

    With the exception of the head in the attic I could've been without his "humour"

  • That would have ruined the story. I loved the line when he suddenly woke up "Hey, you guys are back already" He was just sleeping the whole time :D
    And if you think Omid dying would make the game more sad, you are wrong. It would be pointless to kill off a character that has been in the game for few hours. Wll, they did kill Chuck...

  • @plaqueconspiracy said: I find it pretty improbable that he's so healthy and awake in EP5.

    He had a leg infection. He also had it treated with medicine. I'm potentially the furthest one could get from medical knowledge, but do people with treated leg infections usually fall unconscious?

    I don't think he should have died. For me it seems like Christa/Omid would feel like they shouldn't be there if one of them's gone. I don't know, i just feel like if one of them dies, the other should too.

  • @Mornai said: He had a leg infection. He also had it treated with medicine. I'm potentially the furthest one could get from medical knowledge, but do people with treated leg infections usually fall unconscious?

    When I was in the Marines I got a fairly serious infection in my foot, and did not fall unconcious. Blisters I had from a hump (forced march) got infected when exposed to stagnant water in swamp land, and I developed Cellulitis. It was extremely painful and I had a lot of swelling, so much so that the corpsmen (medics) initially thought I had been bit by a poisonous snake, but I never lost conciousness and it was cured after a few days of antiobiotics.

    I'm not a medical professional, but from my own past experience I didn't see Omid's recovery as unrealistic. I also just think he was sleeping when they return home, and they mistook it for him being unconcious or unresponsive. It is part of what made the scene funny.

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