Originally Posted by kaplin42
I know what you're saying. I read the graphic novel too. Those were introduced when Rick goes to Atlanta the first time if I remember correctly. And I can see why for story they may be doing that, but to me it's a little late in the game for something like that.
If you had survived as long as they have, then it's because your #1 rule is to be careful. To me that means that anything that looks dead, or is almost dead gets a spike in the brain, simple as that.
Rule #2 - Double tap!
Shit, even when they first cleared the yard, when Rick went to close the gate and Carl was being a marksman with a handgun, at the end of that scene they showed one zombie trying to get up again. If it's me, everything thats on the ground gets one more spike just to be sure.
Yeah, they had a similarly carefee attitude one time on the farm when they were loading up a bunch of walker corpses into a truck. Someone hopped right on the back of the tailgate and rested their arm on the corpses. I'm just thinking, 'What if one of them is still animated?'