Originally Posted by HiggsBoson2142
I don't get how a sturdy metal balcony can just suddenly "fall".
Uhhhh... Metal fatigue? Rust? Decay of the brickwork it was bolted to? Four full-grown people using it like a trampoline?
Seriously, maybe you're pro-Ben and that's cool and all (I'd say I'm Ben-neutral), but I'm far more surprised that Omid survived his fall from an overpass, bouncing off of a moving train, and landing in an uncontrolled manner with only a cut leg than that little proto-balcony collapsed.
To me, nobody's death was "unrealistic." The fact of the matter is everybody dies, it's out there waiting for all of us, and in the majority of cases it's something "stupid" that does it. One of my best friends was killed in late 2012 by a piece of asparagus — she's going along, living her life when bam
she chokes to death after dinner in a side room where no one could see or hear her.
The zombie that got Lee might as well have been a snake, there's a reason they're reviled in every culture as evil and dangerous. And it's established in the comics, show and game that walkers can get "bored" and just sit quietly somewhere until something stirs them into activity.
Kenny's defense of Ben could have been better thought out by Kenny himself, but that's the flexible nature of time in a drama. No matter how long before you stand there arguing or debating with Kenny, the walkers are going to be on you just as you agree/he shoves you. Chuck was an old guy who probably got winded and cornered. Duck was also bitten by something poisonous. Katjaa gave in to despair when she saw her little boy wheezing his last breaths in this world. Carley/Doug had the bad luck to have fallen in with a psycho bitch. Larry had a big rock dropped on his head by a trigger-happy selfish asshole.
All those things have killed people in the real world and will do so today (if you just replace zombies with dangerous animals).