Originally Posted by Jennifer
Episode 2 was already set 3 months after episode 1, so it would make sense that the shelves are empty even after that time. I doubt it's set much longer than that, since someone mentioned in another topic that after three months (comic spoiler ahead) Rick's group should be getting close to Woodbury. Since Rick meets Lilly in the prison, she can't be with Lee's group after Rick's group gets there.
If you talk to Lilly at the Motor Inn, though, her clear reason for wanting to stay at the Motor Inn is that it is close to the Drug Store, so at the beginning of episode two there is obviously something of value still located there.
Also, as for Lilly and the group, There is a Chapter in the next episode called "Woodbury Bound". Assuming that we are going to Woodbury within the episode, we might be seeing why Lilly decides to stay there, and how she ultimately ends up involved with the Governor. Otherwise, the title may indicate that it is only Lilly that is going to Woodbury.
I do agree with the idea that the timeline between episode two and three is most likely going to be shorter than the one in between episode one and two.