Originally Posted by Sisterofshane
I think they were looking to create a situation with Kenny and his character, however. So many of us trusted him (at least marginally) after the first episode, I thought it was a good shocking moment that really made some people re-evaluate their first impression of him. (Some people take it too far though). Besides, Kenny made it clear that Larry turning into a walker was game over.
I don't think there really was a better way to write that scene - not in a way that didn't fundamentally change what direction they wanted the character's to go. It would have been nice though, to have Kenny be remorseful instead of pissy.
I disagree having him turn would have made your choice more important than just having someone mad at you. It would have provided two outcomes but still not have strayed too far off track from the story. Having his head smashed either way just reinforces that your choices haven't had much of an impact. And you still would have either kenny or lilly mad at you for the choice you made.
Like Irene in EP 1 she shoots herself no matter what. Walking away from a woman crying for mercy would have worked very good, but your choice ultimately doesn't matter except for Glenn not agreeing.
There have been things they could have done to make your choices seem more important with out actually causing the story to vary a lot.
If you don't want to build the swing, it gets built anyway. If you chose to save Shaun then why make him die the same way instantly, why not just have him get bit but still be alive when you leave the farm, he would have still died. I think Herschel still would have kicked us out.