Originally Posted by BlackBoxx
He did behave cowardly. When someone is in danger and you have the ability to help yet you run away, that is cowardice. Knowing the person or not has nothing to do with it. The worst part is that he looked right at you yelling to help move the tractor, and just ran off. He knew it was wrong and he still did it. I don't blame him, of course, but I don't excuse him for it either. Heat of the moment can do that to people. He made his choice, so he has to live with it.
As far as Larry is concerned, Kenny was just being impatient and self-centered. Yeah, his family was being held hostage, but they were in no immediate danger. Kenny even came to that conclusion on his own. Why did he rush the Larry situation? There are signs of turning that would let him know when it's too late to save someone.
I like Kenny for the most part, but damn, he can be a pain. You try to do the right thing and he accuses you of being useless and getting people killed. Even after the fact, Lee doesn't justify his actions or try to convince Kenny that he made a hasty choice.
Then, there's his "you may not have been keeping score, but I have" bit. One time you don't side with him, and you practically have to beg him to help save a little girl that has done nothing to harm him or his family. He places you not agreeing with him once over the safety of another human being (whom he even admits he cares for). Friends don't keep tallies of things like that. They certainly don't stand back and watch as zombies crush you with a door.
Being allowed to tell him to go f*** himself was somewhat satisfying, but the first time I heard him give me that christian man speech, I wanted to tell him to f*** off. As in go away. As in I no longer want to see you ever again, you ungrateful prick. No one will have your back with that attitude. When I get back to this house, you had better not be here, or I will treat you no different than any other self-serving bandit. Take your boat and go drown yourself. Hope we get options like that for season 2, kicking people out of your group as opposed to saving one over another.
Seriously? Ok then, everyone who doesn't help you is a coward. Lilly is a coward for not helping with the zombie teacher, Doug is a coward for being scared of zombies, Clem is a coward for not helping with the Carley and Doug saving scene. Come on, you can't expect everyone to just jump in and save lives. Kenny is always the one made out to be the worst just 'cause of that one scene in the meat locker. Kenny feels bad about Shawn because, looking back on it, he knew he could've tried to help (not that he was a coward). Not everyone can put their own life at risk to save a stranger, especially when they're needed to protect their own family (and no, that isn't being selfish).
And with Larry, they wouldn't have known how long it would take him to turn and the only experience they had with someone turning was the teacher...and he changed pretty quickly. Going by that experience, Kenny could be thinking that Larry would become a zombie in about a minute and he would've caused more trouble than the teacher had.