Originally Posted by sirjonsnow
Why does everyone keep ignoring that by going with option B that all 3 of them die?
Because that was not a given.
Shane in that moment did not "know" that they would both die...
As others have pointed out, they were both stopped and talking and the walkers were in the distance... they had time to chat, then Shane shot Otis, then Shane wrestled and punched Otis to get the backpack... and still in all that time the walkers had not caught up to them.
That means there was no imminent danger yet.
Shane shot Otis when there was no need to shoot him.
You could see the bus in the background, and they were finally getting close to the truck... Others have pointed out it was also stupid wasting bullets on walkers in the distance instead of saving the bullets for close-up walkers.
Otis was fat and slow... but Shane was hobbled and slow... and they kinda looked like they were moving at the same speed... so the "fat guy was slowing him down" excuse doesn't hold water either.
And earlier... Otis has offered to sacrifice himself... Otis might have offered again IF it came to that... so Shane shot and left the guy to die involuntarily who had already proven he would volunteer!
It was consistent with Shane... so I'm not complaining about that... but people who are trying to make Shane into a hero for saving the kid... or trying to say "we would all do what Shane did" are just flat out wrong.
IF you truly would do what Shane did... I don't want you where I can't keep my eyes on you!