Originally Posted by LoganBuck
I watched Talking Dead afterward with the new showrunner. The point of Rick going off was to show the shift of Rick stepping back to be a father to Carl and Judith in a more comfortable role. The group has formed a council and the implication was that Rick didn't know what they had discussed, he had taken a step back into a support/father/farmer role. The idea was that Rick has been trying to escape the events of ____ and _____ deaths. Especially ____ which haunted him all last season. The dialogue between he and crazy Clara was that key, "you can't escape your past"
That makes sense and I did like the end of the scene with that bit of dialogue, it just seemed like a pretty big detour to get to that point.
I'm all about the possible Zombie Contagion angle BTW.