so daryl was being beaten up by billy and harley for "lying" to joe while rick, michonne and carl watched. rick snapped and bit joes neck. michonne capitalised and shot tony and harley in the head. daryl got billy on the ground and stomped his head. then rick disembowelled dan for paedophilia. do you guys think that they had good enough deaths? i think billy was the most innocent as he just followed orders without question so his death was fine. i wish michonne shot tony and harley in the stomache or something to make their deaths more painful. joes death was bang on but id rather see his dying face realise what rick did. dans death was by far the worst and my favourite. carl watching was just awesome this plus all the other relations to the comic book marauder scene. what do you guys think? did you want them to die? did you like their ways of going?
i don't think that in their situation killing people the most cruel way is practical or even smart. i mean, if they don't get their head shot, those dead people become undead, ya? so, gut them and stomp their brains out, asap. no need to put oneself at further risk.
I loved that scene! Agree, would have loved to see the look on Joe's face...but the blood squirting out was cool. They deserve what they got...after all, Joe told Rick after they were done beating Daryl to death, they were going to rape Michonne, then Carl, and then kill Rick. This group of marauders wasn't going to show them any mercy...glad Rick didn't show them any either!
In TWD world, definitely they deserved to die. But adding cruelty to their punishment does not seem something a reasonable person would do. Killing them as characters seem reasonable enough and is reasonable enough to satisfy the human need for retribution. But torturing them seems overly irrational and inhuman. .
Personally, I think Harley deserved a more interesting death than just getting shot. I don't know, I thought he was the coolest out of the group, if you can call a group of bandits "cool". Maybe it's the Mosin Nagant he has. It would have been cool if Michonne picked it up and stabbed him with it like the way he stabbed the walker in a previous episode.
18.104.22.168 wrote: In TWD world, definitely they deserved to die. But adding cruelty to their punishment does not seem something a reasonable person would do. Killing them as characters seem reasonable enough and is reasonable enough to satisfy the human need for retribution. But torturing them seems overly irrational and inhuman. .
Very late reply here, but I felt I should respond.
You have to take into consideration that these weren't just some guys who were trying to rob them or anything and then leave. These were people who randomly come across Rick and his group and are about to KILL Rick's "brother," RAPE his female companion, and, perhaps most important of all, MOLEST HIS SON. I'm not a parent but I felt Rick's anger was justified since his son WAS ABOUT TO BE MOLESTED... and take into consideration that HIS WIFE IS DEAD and HIS BABY IS ALSO, AS FAR AS HE IS AWARE, DEAD. Carl is all he has left in terms of family -- add that to the simple fact that he is his son and suddenly Rick's anger is, hopefully, somewhat understandable. Personally I'd be a bit concerned if someone was about to RAPE YOUR FREAKING CHILD and you were just like "Here's a bullet to the head. Oh I'm all better now. Now that I shot you in the head I am no longer bothered by the fact that YOU FAT FREAKING PIG were about to MOLEST MY SON."
In all, I don't think Rick was in a state of mind to see any reason or logic. In that situation you're not going do something to someone and/or kill him or her and then be like, "Oop, I have reached my quota for torture. I may no longer inflict any more pain to these people who were about to rape and kill us all, for that would be unreasonable of me."