1.) Ben made a good call. This one's a tough one, but hear me out.
The bandits overtook the motel in minutes, guns-to-faces of almost everyone there, the moment they didn't get their supply. It's pretty obvious they had the upper hand/power, Doug's bells or not.
Once Ben started giving them supplies, not only did they not take over the motel, they stayed away entirely, not even attacking.
It seems to me like the bandits were gonna run through the motel any day, and that Ben actually did a good thing supplying them. I got so mad that every speech option towards Ben was negative or hateful.
2.) The Auto Shop escape given the razor wire fence. I can't have been the only one to notice.
The first time Lee and Molly grab the battery, they escape via garage to truck roof to garage roof to adjacent building, twice requiring Hilda/Molly's help. The outer fence is now down, walkers about, and garage raided
The second time Lee goes alone to get the tape, he just picks up the tape, and "magically" teleports back to the school. Walkers were still around and his previous escape avenue was no longer available. The way he came involved having a step over a razor wire fence, with no step on the other side.
He got out of there the second time by...?
3.) I'm assuming Christa's pregnant.
It seems kinda weird how she just downs the Whiskey during the attic segment. As someone so mother-tastic, she was able to instantly tell Lee/Clem weren't related, it's just an odd sight, is all.
4.) About that other fence. The St. John one,
Why does everyone let it slide that the fence turned back on? Lee makes one comment, and then acts like it never happened. The St. Johns didn't know the bandits were attacking, supposedly, and Mark/Lee were doing their part, as expected.
5.) So what if you're from Crawford? It doesn't matter.
Two times Lee's asked whether he's from Crawford or not, both times by people who were from Crawford themselves, and both times with the questioning party assuming Crawford = bad. I never got this.
Let's say a person isn't from Crawford. Fine, that means that they're just a survivor looking to survive. As far as strangers go, the morality one could derive from a non-Crawford person is neutral, at best (and at worst).
Let's say a person IS from Crawford. from the rules of Crawford, that would mean they either escaped or they were exiled. Either way, that person wouldn't be allowed to return to Crawford, as per Crawford rules.
This implies that a person from Crawford is outside is there on their own terms, not working alongside Crawford. In fact, being from Crawford, yet outside it would imply that one either disagrees with Crawford's laws (and exhibits good morality), or isn't eligible (and we're back to being just a random survivor, yet expectedly weaker). Both of these situations are better than a neutral stranger.
Why does being a Crawford outsider make someone a bad person, especially to people who themselves are Crawford outsiders?
There are probably other parts of the plot I'm forgetting, but what other parts bugged you? Or can somebody explain any of these?