“I don’t agree with people who say Woodbury wouldn’t have been an issue to the prison if Shane was still around. In fact, I feel like after meeting Phillip Blake, Shane would have joined him.”
The same people will conveniently forget he left Rick for dead banged his wife, lied to her and her son about it, then tried to rape her and also killed Otis and Randal in cold bold.
To be fair, Shane really did love Rick. So when he told Rick and then Lori that he thought Rick was indeed dead, I believed him. And yes, Shane and Lori had sex. It’s not a crime to comfort someone who is grieving in a sexual manner. And it really shouldn’t be made to feel like either one did anything bad. They were hurting. And everyone is different.
I understand the reason for killing Otis, but I never could get behind it, but it ate at him. Ate him and helped further his decline. So I’m not sure it was done in cold-blood. He was doing what he needed to do in order to save Carl’s life. So I can understand why he did what he did.
Randall on the other hand was part of a larger group that tortured and raped a man’s daughters and made the man watch. So I can’t honestly say that I blame Shane for that one.
Shane had his reasons for doing all these things, yes. A lot of his choices were sort of in the grey area, and that at the best of times. At least until he tried to kill Rick, most of his decisions weren’t the most ideal, but they weren’t necessarily wrong either. It makes his character interesting, but also sometimes hard to like. Especially after trying to kill Rick.