Originally Posted by Wynne
Also, in a ZA, if someone tried to KILL me after I SAVED THEIR LIFE, I'm pretty sure I would judge them (a) insane, (b) a danger to sane people who are not psychotic. Since Larry had already gone off the deep end and was extremely hot-tempered and had a heart condition, the chances of him surviving... I judged them poor and there was nothing to make me pause. Instead, I thought, "this guy was a severe danger due to his irrational, paranoid protectiveness even when alive... if saved, he could still cause great harm to more people than just himself. If not saved, same deal. If I let him hurt others, it's my fault because I responded to my urge to not feel bad about killing him rather than doing what needed to be done."
I would've felt responsible if Larry had harmed anyone. It was more important to me to not doom anyone else in that room, including Lilly whom Larry loved and who seemed to be the one thing he did right in life at that time, to death via Walker bite than to save a clearly psychotic person who believed he had the right to take a stranger's life as a preventative measure.
Katjaa, on the other hand... Katjaa's younger, has no known health problems, and is far less likely to be dangerous due to her smaller size and the difference in muscle mass. Plus, it would be harder for me to do what needed to be done even if I were absolutely sure she wasn't going to live (which I wouldn't be.) I would keep that salt lick at the ready, though. Katjaa wouldn't want me to doom her husband. I would try to steel myself using that thought.
I would try to talk Kenny down from mouth-to-mouth, though. Supposedly chest compressions are the most important thing, and if she woke up a walker, she might bite his tongue clean off. Then he'd be dead, too.
From a strictly impartial standpoint, I actually couldn't really blame Larry for trying to get rid of Lee, we just tend not to see it that way because Lee's well, us. He knew Lee was a convicted murderer. Most of us would probably have issues with having a guy convicted of theft around our valuables, or a registered sex offender around kids. I can certainly see why someone wouldn't want to take any chances with a convicted murderer around their daughter.
He's certainly nowhere near as hostile towards Lee by Episode 2 (even if his tone doesn't necessarily change); hell, give him the axe and he can actually end up saving Lee's life from the pickup Walker.
That said, considering I tried to save Larry, there's no reason I wouldn't do the same for Katjaa. The only gripe I had with the Larry situation is that there wasn't any option to take sensible precautions like trying to restrain him (Lilly did have a belt, afterall). Realistically speaking, killing someone's family while they watched is pretty much the last option - if only because it seems like a good way to end up as a friendly fire casualty down the road.