It was clearly shown that they were separated and that the situation was out of anyone's control.
The scenes with Carol practicing a C-section were to show that because Hershel was incapacitated, Carol (who had always been portrayed at a victim) was stepping up and taking control of a situation. I learned a lot about Carol from that scene.
I know how they were separated, yet it lacked continuity. If you have a character training for a big event, the next goal and logical step is to have said character performing this act and either fail or succeed. In this case we had Carol training for it, and then Maggie being put in charge out of nowhere.
I frankly didn't see much character development from that scene alone, I would have however welcomed Carol delivering the baby. I think that would have given Carol that extra layer she needs, and that she keeps missing cause she's used as a plot device.
Now, I don't want to start the same debate again, but the writers on TWD do a cracking job with most of the characters but seem not to bother at all with a few. Andrea being the latest victim btw, she's written as a naive 20 something whereas she's a late 30s professional who should be way more savvy. In both Carol and Andrea's cases the filler scenes or lack of development is due to moulding the characters to fit the plot, and it's a criticism I have and one of the reasons why I give this show a 7 whenever it could be a 8/9.
Also, had Carol been there, Lori would have had a better chance to survive the birth; Carol was able to stop the bleeding on a removed limb, for Christ's sake.
I don't quite get your point, as Lori could have still died. She could have even died if they had a gynecologist there, cause they had no proper tools and before modern medicine it was rather common.
If only scenes were aired that had "relevance" to what goes down on screen we'd have very streamline boring shows.
I'm puzzled. Why?
Edited by Daisy, 05 November 2012 - 03:51 PM.