Originally Posted by Huffmeister
Ah, gotcha. I didn't pick that up during the episode, but now I remember it from next week's preview. In that case, it does seem stupid that they would have gone all the way into downtown.
I think what they've done is kind of modeled their fictional Atlanta as a bigger version of a frontier town, kind of how there's the 'thoroughfare' and there's the surrounding wilderness with nothing in between. Picture the view of the highway leading into town with nothing on the sidelines and expand it to, no matter which way you approached, that's what it was like going into town.
Not realistic, but a way to set their tale where they wanted, depending on the scene.