Originally Posted by VisionOn
She got a case of the Daryl's. Got bit on the edge of a ravine and they/she fell in. Sophia breaks her neck in the fall and reawakens as one of the undead. Would explain why the doll ended up down in the river.
Timeline is still a question however. According to Daryl's search we are led to believe she made it to the abandoned house to sleep for the night before then making it all the way to the farm to be barned up before the rest of them encountered Otis and his hunting rifle.
Was it the previous episode to this one or the one prior when one of the farm folk says to Herschel "it happened again" or somehting like that? I assumed once this
episode ended that what "happened" earlier was that the farm folk rangled the Sophia-zombie into the barn. That would have, of course, been after the death of Otis.
We also do not know 100% for sure that what Daryl found in the abandoned house was evidence that Sophia had been there - it's an assumption.
Either way, I felt bad for Carole....and Herschel...at the end. But with all Shane's bluster about how Rick is not "fit for this world" or of the right mind to lead....well, I think our sherrif proved how truly fit he is to lead when he plugged the Sophia-zombie. 2nd time Rick has had to kill a kiddie zombie, IIRC. Great way to end this half-season.