Originally Posted by aturnis
I don't see the kid as a danger. His own compadres left him for dead. They showed what little loyalty they had and I'm sure his is gone as well. Meanwhile, Rick and crew saved him from a certain death, and while they nurse him back to health, he'll certainly take to their kind, selfless ways.
Sounds to me like you and Shane belong in the group that left the kid behind in the first place.
LOL! No, not that. Obviously Shane is psychotic. He went too far by killing Otis and threatening to take over the farm. At the same time, Rick is way too compassionate. Truthfully, they're both liabilities in leading the survivors in some way. Rick is likely to get people killed for being too kind while I wouldn't put it past Shane to sacrifice a few to save the entire group.
As for the kid, I agree. He has no idea where the farm is and I doubt he'll feel any need to maintain his loyalty to his old group. The issue was the time they spent trying to get him off the fence with walkers crawling all over the place. He put Glenn, Herschel and himself in danger for a boy that was just shooting at them. Based on the two that Rick killed in the bar did he think the kid deserved that type of compassion? He tried reasoning with the two, then he tried reasoning with the others that came looking for them and ended up getting shot at both times.
I'd have put a bullet in his brain then took off, and he'd be lucky to even get that.