- I love the people saying "Oh, Merle's a bad guy so it doesn't make sense him being with the group". I'd like to see thee people reviewing WWII. "Stalin's a bad guy and Hitler's a bad guy too but the Allies are good guys so how can Stalin and Roosevelt and Churchill work together? It's just not right."
OK a) it's more like letting Joseph Stalin sleep in the guest room, and he has tried to kill 3 members of your family already
b ) if the group is putting up with Merle for the reasons you say, why don't we actually see them struggle and come to this decision? I mean, you're here making the argument on a message board, but when do we see the characters grappling with it? Almost not at all.